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New publications / Nieuwe publicaties

Grace Howard in het Digitaal Vrouwenlexicon van Nederland
In het Digitaal Vrouwenlexicon van Nederland is een hoofdstuk door Rosemarijn Hoefte (KITLV) gewijd aan Grace Howard: ‘Howard, Grace Ruth (1869-1968)’. Grace Ruth Howard, vooral bekend als Grace Schneiders-Howar, was hygiëne-opzichteres en de eerste gekozen politica in Suriname. Meer
Policing in colonial empires; Cases, connections, boundaries (ca. 1850-1970)
Policing in Colonial Empires is a collection of essays reflecting current, ongoing research and exploring the multifaceted dynamics of policing in colonial societies over the past two centuries. Edited by Emmanuel Blanchard, Marieke Bloembergen (KITLV) and Amandine Lauro. More
Mobilising Islam for political gains
In the New Mandala: ‘Mobilising Islam for political gains’. As Jakarta heads to the polls, KITLV researcher Chaplin argues that evoking Islamic identity and the opportunistic use of religious symbols in this election has set a dangerous precedent for Indonesia’s democracy. More
Citizenship and democratization in Southeast Asia
Open access! By providing various fascinating first-hand accounts of how citizens negotiate their rights in the context of weak state institutions, Citizenship and Democratization in Southeast Asia offers a unique bottom-up perspective on the evolving character of public life in democratizing Southeast Asia. More
Human rights and anticolonial nationalism in Sjahrir’s Indonesian contemplations
By Paul Bijl (KITLV). Through an analysis of Sjahrazad's Indonesian Contemplations (1945), this article starts to answer a different question, namely, how Indonesians living with the Dutch colonial project have themselves written about their legal positioning, and specifically about individual rights. More

Research / Onderzoek

Website online
Dekolonisatie, geweld en oorlog in Indonesië, 1945-1950 is een grootschalig, gezamenlijk onderzoeks-programma van het KITLV, het NIMH en het NIOD. Het onderzoek is financieel mogelijk gemaakt door de Nederlandse regering, dat op 2 december 2016 besloot steun te geven aan een breed onderzoek naar de gebeurtenissen in deze periode. Meer (English version)

Caribbean / Cariben

Latest CCC Newsletter
A bit different from the previous newsletter, the CCC team reflect on their experiences over the last two years. Not only is the halfway point of the project a good time to reflect under any circumstances, but it seemed particularly important at the moment because of some changes within the team. More

Latest blogs / Nieuwste blogs

When crime pays: Evaluating money and muscle politics in India
Why do criminals enter politics in the world’s largest democracy? Why do parties nominate candidates with criminal backgrounds? And why do voters support these candidates? Sarthak Bagchi delves into some of the most pertinent questions shaping the debates on the quality of democracy in India. More
A morning of mourning: Images from Bangkok
When King Bhumibol of Thailand died on 13 October 2016 hundreds of thousands took to the streets to mourn. According to international media, the spectacular images showed the reverence for a monarch who during his long reign had been given the status of a demigod. More

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