Announcement: The passing of Professor Mario Rutten

With great sadness we announce the passing of professor Mario Rutten on December 26, 2015. Mario was the chair of KITLV’s wetenschapscommissie (Scientific Committee) from 2006 to 2012 and continued as a member of the committee since. His contribution was of great significance to the KITLV during these years, which included an eventful period of reorganization and transition of the institute. We will dearly miss his critical insights, his commitment and common sense, and above all his warm personality.

For further information on Mario’s life and work, we refer to the announcement by Mario’s Department of Department of Anthropology and the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research at the University of Amsterdam.

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  • Arita
    Posted at 16:41h, 02 October Reply

    Oh my God…Mario Rutten was my neighbor in 1994 when he and his family lived in Indonesia (klaten, central java) for couple weeks.
    I was just looking for his name on Google and hoped that I could find good news about him throught internet because we lost the communication since he went back to Amsterdam.
    It was long time ago, even I was a kid, but I still can remember that he is a very very kind person with great personality.
    Rest in Peace Mario Rutten…me and my family always pray for good for you and your family..
    Hope I can find the contact to Mrs. Rienke, Daan, and Lisa….we do remember all of you…

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