Presentation results research ‘Independence, Decolonization, Violence and War in Indonesia, 1945-1950’

On 17 February 2022, the results of the research programme Independence, Decolonization, Violence and War in Indonesia, 1945-1950 will be presented. Because of the current COVID-measures in the Netherlands, the presentation will be an online-only event.

Programme now online available

The programme will be livestreamed in Dutch and English simultaneously. After an introduction by Mariƫtte Wolf, programme leader, and Frank van Vree, head of the board of the research programme, researchers will present the results of each project. Some presentations are live, others are short films. Dutch journalist Hans Goedkoop will interview the researchers about the results.

After the presentations of the projects, the programme directors of the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV), Netherlands Institute for Military History (NIMH) and NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies Gert Oostindie, Ben Schoenmaker and Frank van Vree will present the most important conclusions of the research programme.

Viewers will be able to send the researchers questions during the broadcast via e-mail. Hans Goedkoop will read some of these questions to the researchers. A press conference will follow after the livestream.


Everyone is welcome to attend this online presentation via livestream. You do not need to register to attend. More information about the presentation, the schedule and speakers, and the link to the livestream will be shared via the project website and newsletter.


The results of the research programme will be available in book form (Dutch and English) on 17 February. Ultimately, twelve books will be published. The books will be also be made available digitally for free (open access) a few weeks after their publication. You can find more information about the books and their publication dates on the website of publisher Amsterdam University Press:


After the online presentation, a press conference will take place. Journalists can register for this press conference via e-mail: [email protected].

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