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News update KITLV / Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies 
Former KITLV director Peter Boomgaard passed away
With great sadness we inform you that Peter Boomgaard passed away on 10 January. KITLV has lost an eminent scholar, a good colleague and a dear friend. Peter joined KITLV as director in 1991, a position he held until he resigned in 2000 to become senior researcher at the institute. He also held a position as Professor of Environmental and Economic History of Southeast Asia at the University of Amsterdam. After his retirement in 2011, Peter Boomgaard remained affiliated with KITLV as a researcher and he continued to work at the institute on a regular basis until recently. His scholarly work was innovative and testifies to his broad interest across disciplines, periods and regions.

KITLV in the media / KITLV in de media

NWO subsidie voor project ‘Politiek vigilantisme in Indonesië in de jaren 1943-1955’
NWO heeft vanuit de Vrije competitie geesteswetenschappen een subsidie toegekend aan het onderzoek ‘Politiek vigilantisme in Indonesië in de jaren 1943-1955’. Aanvragers zijn prof. dr. Henk Schulte Nordholt (KITLV), prof. dr. Nanci Adler (NIOD) en prof. dr. Gert Oostindie (KITLV/UL). Lees meer
In the Magelang Ekspres: 'Sejarah arsip bisa bawa ke masa lalu'
KITLV researcher Nico van Horn emphasises the importance of archives in an article in the 'Magelang Ekspres. In Bahasa Indonesia. Read more

Vacancy / Vacature

Gezocht: stagiair voor Digitaal Vrouwenlexicon van Nederland
Het Digitaal Vrouwenlexicon van Nederland (DVN) biedt informatie over de opmerkelijkste vrouwen uit de geschiedenis van Nederland en zijn overzeese gebiedsdelen van de vroegste tijden tot nu. Een van de speerpunten van het DVN voor 2017: het verzamelen van informatie over vrouwen uit Suriname en de Antillen die voor opname in aanmerking komen. De stagiair zal zelfstandig verkennend literatuur- en archiefonderzoek verrichten. Daarnaast levert de stagiair een inhoudelijke bijdrage aan het Vrouwenlexicon, in de vorm van een lemma. Lees meer

Call for submission / Oproep voor inzendingen

Call for submission films & documentaries
Framing Asia will be a monthly filmscreening during the Leiden Asia Year, organised by the KITLV, IIAS  and Leiden University. Framing Asia is looking for anthropological films and documentaries with a special focus on Asia. Selected films will be screened accompanied by a Q&A with the filmmaker and/or discussion with experts on the subject of the film(s). Read more

 
Call for papers | Conference ‘Adat Law 100 years later: Towards a new interpretation?'
The VVI, in collaboration with the KITLV will organize a two day conference on the continued importance of adat law in present day Indonesia on 22 and 23 May 2017. The conference will consist of four panels. If you would like to participate, please submit a short bio data and an abstract on the changing role of adat law. Deadline submission: 31 January. Read more
Call for papers | EuroSEAS Conference 2017
The European Association for Southeast Asian Studies (EuroSEAS) will hold its 9th conference from 16 to 18 August 2017 at the University of Oxford. As an international and multi-disciplinary organisation, EuroSEAS invites scholars and PhD students from all academic disciplines with an interest in Southeast Asia to submit papers on research in the field of Southeast Asian Studies. Read more
 

Caribbean / Cariben

Meet our new team member
Malcom Ferdinand is a postdoctoral researcher in political science at KITLV. His research draws on the fields of political philosophy, political ecology and postcolonial theory. As part of the Confronting Caribbean Challenges project, Malcom conducts comparative research on the Dutch Antilles and other small-scale, non-sovereign territories in the Caribbean, as well as other parts of the world. Read more

New publications / Nieuwe publicaties

Gedeeld-verdeeld verleden
Nieuwe column van Fridus Steijlen in het januari nummer van de nieuwsbrief van het Moluks Historisch Museum. Lees meer
Post-colonial trajectories in the Caribbean: The three Guianas
Edited by Rosemarijn Hoefte, Matthew L. Bishop, Peter Clegg. This book compares and contrasts the contemporary development experience of neighbouring, geographically similar countries with an analogous history of exploitation but by three different European colonisers. Studying the ‘Three Guianas’ (Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana) offers a unique opportunity to look for similarities and differences in their contemporary patterns of development. 
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Latest blogs / Nieuwste blogs

‘A warm welcome’. The first Indonesian state visit to the Netherlands
By Tom van den Berge. Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) is expected to pay a state visit to the Netherlands this year. Visits by Indonesian presidents to the Netherlands have been accompanied by controversy and debate. Read more

Upcoming events / Komende activiteiten

Leiden Asia Year

1-2 February: Indonesian-Australian-Dutch Conference on Law and Society in Indonesia

1 February-26 April: Interuniversitary Course Introduction to Caribbean Studies

16 February: Seminar by visiting fellow Intan Paramaditha (Macquarie University, Sydney). More information will follow.

23 February: Seminar by guest speaker James Hoestery (Emory University, USA). More information will follow.

1 April-1 October: Walking with Indonesia


13 May: Symposium Stories and Storytelling in the Indonesian Archipelago
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