News Update KITLV / Royal Netherlands Institute of
Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies
Research / Onderzoek
Kick-off 'Climate change and governance in marine protected areas'
On April 22 KITLV kicked off the new project on climate change and governance in Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). With partners from Indonesia and the Caribbean, KITLV researchers assessed whether MPAs as conservation practice are, from a social-ecological perspective, suitable to keep pace with challenges caused by climate change. More.
Presentation date of research programme results
The results of the research programme 'Independence, Decolonization, Violence and War in Indonesia, 1945-1950' will be presented on Thursday, February 17, 2022 during a meeting at the KNAW in Amsterdam. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the research results appear later than originally planned. More.
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. Read more.
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 May. Read more.
Vacancies / Vacatures
Vacancy (1): PhD candidate in Archaeology
The 'Island(er)s at the Helm' project is looking for a PhD candidate in Archaeology, in the work package “Resilient past communities and traditional knowledge practices”. Deadline: 21 May. Read more.
Vacancy (2): PhD candidate in Visual Anthropology
The 'Island(er)s at the Helm' project is looking for a PhD candidate in Visual Anthropology in the work package “Arts and culture in the transmission of knowledge-practices”. Deadline: 21 May. Read more.
Vacancy (3): Phd candidate in Governance & Policy Making
The 'Island(er)s at the Helm' project is looking for a PhD candidate in Governance & Policy Making, in the work package “A co-creative approach to policy development and sustainable knowledge practices”. Deadline: 21 May. Read more.
Historical archaeology: An avenue for Haitian history (1)
By Joseph Sony Jean. "I visited the archaeological sites at En Bas Saline and Puerto Real for the first time with some colleagues from Leiden University in summer 2014. Scholars have placed the location of La Navidad at the former and the latter is known as the first Spanish colonial town in Haïti, built in 1503. Both sites have remains from that epoch extant today". Read more.
Longread: Citi Yousoff’s spiritual journey and the arts of divine calligraphy and graceful indifference
By David Kloos. "The loss of her daughter spurred Citi Yousoff onto a spiritual journey. It led her to study calligraphy with the renowned master Hasan Çelebi. Today she is one of the very few female calligraphers with an ijazah, a traditional licence. What drives her? And how does she view her position?" More.
Publications / Publicaties
Caribisch Denkboek voor 4 en 5 mei
Met het Caribisch Denkboek leren kinderen op Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius en Sint Maarten over de lokale geschiedenis van de Tweede Wereldoorlog. Gastonderzoeker Rosa de Jong leverde een bijdrage aan het boekje door informatie te verstrekken over joodse vluchtelingen die op de eilanden geïnterneerd werden tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog. Meer.
Looking for agency in transnational refugee trajectories during the Second World War
Review essay in Itinerario by guest researcher Rosa de Jong on three recent monographs which highlight the relevance of transnational refugee and resistance networks. These books shed new light on the trajectories of refugees through war-torn Europe and their routes out of it. More.
In the media / In de media
Gloria Wekker blikt met o.a. Esther Captain terug op vijf jaar Witte onschuld
In een debat op 23 april jl. met Geertje Mak (UvA) en Esther Captain (KITLV), reflecteerde emeritus hoogleraar Gloria Wekker, 5 jaar na haar boek Witte onschuld, op de stand van zaken in het Nederlandse raciale discours. Bekijk het debat hier terug.
Martijn Eickhoff new director of NIOD
The board of the KNAW has appointed Martijn Eickhoff as director of NIOD as of 1 September 2021, taking up the position of Frank van Vree who will be retiring. Eickhoff is the coordinator of the KITLV-based project group ‘Regional studies’ in the KITLV-NIMH-NIOD research programme ‘Independence, decolonization, violence and war in Indonesia, 1945-1950’. More.
7 May: Le thinnai Kreyol & Atelier KITLV event | Thinnai Katcheri: Zouk is Medicine | Ari Gautier and Ananya Jahanara Kabir in conversation with Madame Jocelyne Beroard of KASSAV’ and Dr Bonaventure Ndikung of SAVVY Contemporary.