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The Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV) performs research in the humanities and social sciences focusing on Southeast Asia and the Caribbean, in particular Indonesia and the Dutch Caribbean. 

Researchers at KITLV study the continuities and discontinuities between the pre-colonial, colonial and post-colonial periods. Their empirical and theoretical research contributes to the broader debate about complex processes of globalisation. 

Long-term topics of research at the KITLV are:

  • state formation, violence and citizenship
  • mobility and identity.


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    Research Output

    Extreem geweld tijdens dekolonisatieoorlogen in vergelijkend perspectief, 1945-1962

    Brocades Zaalberg, T., Luttikhuis, B. & NIAS_library, Jul 2020, In : BMGN - Low Countries Historical Review. 135, 2, p. 34-51

    Research output: Contribution to journal/periodicalArticleScientificpeer-review

    Open Access

    1965 pada masa kini: Hidup dengan warisan peristiwa pembantaian massal

    van Klinken, G. A. (ed.), Eickhoff, M. (ed.) & Robinson, G. (ed.), 2019, Yogyakarta. 291 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookScientific

    Open Access


    Fellow of the New Netherland Institute

    Kees-Jan Waterman (Recipient), 15 Sep 2007

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)Academic

    Special recognition for valuable contributions to the study of the history of New York.

    Kees-Jan Waterman (Recipient), 06 Jun 2007

    Prize: National/international honourAcademic

    Winner of the Hendricks Manuscript Award, New Netherland Institute (Albany, NY)

    Kees-Jan Waterman (Recipient), 15 Sep 2007

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)Academic

  • Activities

    Vraaggesprek Oral History

    Stephanie Welvaart (Invited speaker), & G.I.J. Steijlen (Invited speaker)

    24 Jan 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationSocietal

    From clients to citizens? Democratization and everyday citizenship in a West Javanese village

    G.A. van Klinken (Supervisor), & H.G.C. Schulte Nordholt (Supervisor)

    02 Oct 2019

    Activity: Teaching/Examination/SupervisionPhD candidate supervision

    Over persoonlijke verhalen gesproken…

    Stephanie Welvaart (Invited speaker), , Eveline Buchheim (Invited speaker), & G.I.J. Steijlen (Invited speaker)

    02 Nov 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationSocietal

    Press / Media

    Onderzoek 'Dekolonisatie, geweld en oorlog. Indonesië 1945-1950'

    Frank Vree, van


    2 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research