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Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies

Research / Onderzoek

Opbrengsten eerste call NWO Cariben programma 2014 gepubliceerd
In de allereerste call van het Cariben programma van de NWO ontvingen 9 onderzoekers subsidie (5 miljoen euro) voor de uitvoering van een wetenschappelijk project. Vier daarvan richtten zich op de biologie, 2 op de aardwetenschappen en 3 op sociale vraagstukken. In 2021 waren de 9 projecten allemaal afgesloten. Op de NWO website is te lezen wat de opbrengsten zijn van deze projecten, aangevuld met een overzicht van andere opbrengsten en activiteiten binnen het programma zelf.

Publications / Publicaties

Why politics matters: An insight from Indonesia’s flood management
Article by Yogi Permana. Flooding is the most significant hydrometeorological hazard in Indonesia because it occurs more often, affects more people and cause massive and expensive damage. Patronage politics, like those predominant in South Kalimantan, are a crucial factor exacerbating climate disasters, and governments rely heavily on inadequate technological solutions to mitigate floods.
Race and color in Jamaican hotels, 1962–2020
An advance article in the New West Indian Guide / Nieuwe West-Indische Gids (NWIG) on race and color relations in Jamaican hotels, by Henrice Altink. NWIG is published by Brill Academic Publishers in collaboration with KITLV.
Sexual restraint, substitution, transgression and extreme sexual violence across the late-colonial and postcolonial Indonesia
Publication on manifestations of sexuality in the Dutch East Indies and Indonesia by Esther Captain in: Dagmar Herzog and Chelsea Shields (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Sexuality and Colonialism. A book on gender, sexuality, race, global studies, world history, Indigeneity, and settler colonialism.


Remember the dance: Viewing history through the notebook of a Yogyanese dance master
Guest blog by Clara Brakel. "The notebook of a Yogyanese dance master might not seem an obvious source for deepening our historical perspectives. And yet the notation of a female bedhaya court dance (pèngetan beksa), which I received in 1973 during one of my earliest visits to Indonesia, gives a unique Javanese view of the transition from colonial government to Indonesian Republic and the centrality of Yogyakarta in this formative era."
Historical archaeology: An avenue for Haitian history (part 2)
By Joseph Sony Jean. “My travel in 2014 led me to four seasons of archaeological field surveys in the area of Fort-Liberté, with the task of documenting traces of human activities and thereby of proposing a landscape biography of the region. The region had been settled by the Spaniards when the political, social, and economic value of this part of the island, which had prompted the founding of Puerto Real, decreased. The mid-17th century saw a transition from the Spanish economy of cattle ranching and hide production to large-scale plantations developed by the French colonists in the 17th and 18th centuries, sustained by a “slavery-based” economy.”

In the media / In de media

Esther Captain over hoe 'De Oost' toont hoe oorlog generaties verdeelt
Een opiniestuk in het Parool door Esther Captain. Het palet aan sprekers over het koloniale verleden in Indonesië is gewijzigd, stelt Captain. Dat komt doordat nieuwe generaties een stem opeisen.
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Rosemarijn Hoefte over afschaffing slavernij en decennia erna
Presentatoren Mischa Blok en Toine van Peperstraten spraken op 19 mei jl. in het Radio 1 programma Blok& Toine, n.a.v. de tentoonstelling ‘Slavernij’ in het Rijksmuseum, met Rosemarijn Hoefte over het slavernijverleden van Nederland, over de afschaffing van slavernij en de decennia erna.
Hoko Horii about the human aspect of law
Interview with Hoko Horii. One year ago, Hoko, finished her PhD on child marriage practice in Indonesia at KITLV and the Van Vollenhoven Institute (VVI). LeidenGlobal spoke with Horii on how she got there and what the future holds.
Roel Frakking en Anne van Mourik over ‘De Oost’
Roel Frakking (KITLV) en Anne van Mourik (NIIOD) schreven een opiniestuk in de Volkskrant van 18 mei jl. over de film De Oost, een Nederlandse oorlogsfilm uit 2020, onder regie van Jim Taihuttu. De film speelt zich af in 1946 ten tijde van de dekolonisatieoorlog in Indonesië.

Call / Oproep

Atelier KITLV artist call
KITLV would like to commission an original work of visual art for our space at Leiden University. Atelier KITLV is a working group within the Institute. We are dedicated to creating space for conversation and collaboration between academics, artists, activists, writers, and journalists and to exploring the intersections between scholarship and other domains of knowledge and curiosity.
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Call for papers EuroSEAS conference
EuroSEAS invites scholars and PhD students from all academic disciplines with an interest in Southeast Asia to present a paper in one of the selected panels at the hybrid EuroSEAS conference, 7-10 September 2021, Olomouc. The EuroSEAS secretariat is coordinated by the KITLV. Deadline submission: 15 June. 
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Funds / Fondsen

Overzicht fondsen Vereniging KITLV
Activiteitenfonds | Deadline: 1 september 2021

Collectie- en Publicatiefonds  | Deadline: 1 september 2021

Silvia de Groot Fonds | Deadline: 17 december 2021 

Adatrechts Fonds

Upcoming events / Komende activiteiten

10 June: Book discussion | Performing power: Hegemony, identity, and everyday resistance in colonial Indonesia | Arnout van der Meer

24 June: Webinar |
'Something has been going on all the time': Otherness and the neglect of the Dutch Caribbean in Caribbean studies |  Margo Groenewoud

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

29 June: Book talk | Being a slave: Histories and legacies of European slavery in the Indian Ocean | Alicia Schrikker & Nira Wickramasinghe

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

7-10 September: 11th EuroSEAS Conference - Olomouc

Videos previous webinars

Webinar | Cuba: Living between hurricanes | Jean Stubbs & Michael Chanan | 20 May

Webinar |
Thinnai Katcheri: Zouk is medicine | 7 May
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