Internship: Aspects of agrarian history in rural East Java

Description of Project
This internship is part of a PhD project entitled “Complexities of Remembering: Memory of 1965 Violence in Rural East Java”. The result of this internship will be used for developing a chapter on the agrarian transformation in the location of the case study in South Malang. This particular location will serve as an example of the rural transformation during colonial times, which then continued into the early years of independence until the establishment of Indonesia’s New Order. Specifically, the intern will examine the activities and impact of a Dutch plantation in the village during the colonial period.

Intern’s duties
The intern will carry out archival research (mainly in Dutch archives) into several aspects related to the plantation, such as labour relations and the impact of the 1946-1950 war. The source materials can be found in archives located at different institutions in the Netherlands and also in newspaper articles dating from the colonial period. The intern is expected to work independently, under the coordination and supervision of the PhD researcher, Grace Leksana. At the end of the internship, the intern will be able to present the results at a KITLV research meeting.

Native speaker of Dutch, MA student, preferably in History or another major; experience with archival research.

Internship period
The internship will take place at the KITLV and will be for at least three months, and for three days per week (credits may be earned in consultation with the student’s university). The internship will start as soon as possible.

The KITLV offers:
-the opportunity to gain working experience at an international research institute;
-the opportunity to give a presentation during a research meeting and to attend seminars within and outside of the KITLV to expand your academic network;
-an internship fee of 180 euro gross per month (based on three days per week) and, if needed, the reimbursement of travel expenses.

More information
For more information, please contact Grace Leksana: [email protected]

Letters of application outlining your motivation for applying should be sent to Grace Leksana ([email protected]) before 1 November 2018.

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