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June 2021

Indonesia Social Science Seminar Series (IS4) | Competence and control: The effect of democratization on the civil service

June 24 @ 16:00 - 17:30
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Does democratization lead to more meritocracy in the civil service? I argue that electoral accountability increases the value of competence over personal loyalty in the civil service. While this resembles an application of merit principles, it does not lead to an automatic reduction in patronage politics.

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Boekpresentatie | Slavernij en de stad Utrecht

June 30 @ 19:00 - 20:30

Op 30 juni nemen burgemeester Sharon Dijksma en wethouder Linda Voortman het boek Slavernij en de stad Utrecht van Nancy Jouwe, Matthijs Kuipers en Remco Raben in ontvangst. Het boek wordt aangeboden als onderdeel van een breder programma rond de herdenking van Keti Koti in Bibliotheek Neude.

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July 2021

Indonesia Social Science Seminar Series (IS4) | The consequences of child marriage in Indonesia

July 30 @ 14:00 - 15:30
Online event

Child marriage is prohibited by international law, yet it is estimated that about 150 million girls will be married in childhood by 2030. What are the consequences of child marriage as these children grow into adulthood, for their households and their own children?

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September 2021

Atelier KITLV artist call | Deadline: 1 September

September 1

The KITLV/Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies would like to commission an original work of visual art for our space at Leiden University.

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11th EuroSEAS Conference in Olomouc

September 7 - September 10

The European Association for Southeast Asian Studies (EuroSEAS) will hold its 11th conference at the Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech Republic from 7-10 September 2021.

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IS4 Webinar | Is there Indonesian history before 1945? Unconnected histories, and the (near) absence of postcolonial concerns

September 30 @ 08:00 - 09:30
Online event

Indonesian historiography is extremely compartmentalized. For most Indonesians their history starts in August 1945, unconnected with the colonial past. This prevents for instance an analysis of the transition of colonial modernity to its postcolonial manifestations, and may explain the near absence of postcolonial debates in Indonesia.

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October 2021

Webinar | Reflections on conflict in Indonesia | Sidney Jones

October 7 @ 15:00 - 16:30
Online event

Sidney Jones, who returned to New York in June 2021 after two decades working for International Crisis Group and IPAC (and a few earlier incarnations) in Jakarta, will reflect on the trajectory of conflict in Indonesia and lessons learned in documenting it

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Lecture | The politics of Greater India and Indonesian collections in museums of ‘Asian Art’ | Marieke Bloembergen & Mathilde Mechling

October 11 @ 11:00 - 13:00

Since the nineteenth century, today’s South and Southeast Asia have become part of scholarly and popular thinking that defines the region as a single, superior, Hindu-Buddhist civilisation with its source in India

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Symposium | Inward Outward | Emotion in the Archive

October 13 - October 15
Online event

The symposium Inward Outward investigates the status of moving image and sound archives as they intertwine with questions of coloniality, identity and race, and seeks to bring theory and practice into dialogue by drawing together people from different professional and creative backgrounds.

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Lezing | Soldaat in Indonesië: Haagse connecties | Gert Oostindie

October 14 @ 17:30 - 18:30
Studio B, eerste etage, Bibliotheek Den Haag, Spui 68
Den Haag,
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In deze lezing, georganiseerd door het Haags Gemeentearchief, vertelt Gert Oostindie over zijn boek Soldaat in Indonesië, 1945-1950; Getuigenissen van een oorlog aan de verkeerde kant van de geschiedenis en gaat hij in op een aantal Haagse connecties.

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