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Leiden City World Walks | Traces of Indonesia in Leiden

From 1900 onwards, more and more Indonesian students came to the Netherlands to study in Leiden. Several of these students also played a role in their country’s nationalist movement and the building of an independent Indonesia. This walk takes you to some important places in their lives and introduces a number of the students.

Algemene Ledenvergadering Vereniging KITLV

Verenigingszaal (1.68) op het KITLV Reuvensplaats 2, Leiden

Het bestuur van de Vereniging KITLV nodigt u graag uit voor de Algemene Ledenvergadering (ALV) 2022. De ALV zal op vrijdag 10 juni a.s. plaatsvinden van 15:30 tot 17:00 uur in de Verenigingskamer (kamer 1.68) van het instituut KITLV, Reuvensplaats 2 te Leiden en zal tevens hybride bij te wonen zijn via een Zoomlink.

Leiden City World Walks | Traces of Indonesia in Leiden

From 1900 onwards, more and more Indonesian students came to the Netherlands to study in Leiden. Several of these students also played a role in their country’s nationalist movement and the building of an independent Indonesia. This walk takes you to some important places in their lives and introduces a number of the students.

Wertheim Lecture by Amitav Ghosh | The Nutmeg Curse: Parables for a Planet in Crisis

University of Amsterdam

In this lecture Amitav Ghosh traces our contemporary planetary crisis back to the discovery of the New World and the sea route to the Indian Ocean. Building on his book 'The Nutmeg’s Curse', Ghosh argues that the dynamics of climate change today are rooted in a centuries-old geopolitical order constructed by Western colonialism

Webinar | Inconvenient heritage: Colonial collections and restitution in the Netherlands and Belgium | Jos van Beurden

KITLV, room 1.68 & via Zoom

The discussion about objects, human remains and archives from former colonial territories is becoming increasingly heated. Over the centuries, a multitude of items – including a cannon of the King of Kandy, power-objects from DR Congo, Benin bronzes, Javanese temple statues, Maori heads and strategic documents – has ended up in museums and private collections in Belgium and the Netherlands by improper means.