Current research

Legacies of Violence: Explorations in Dutch and Japanese Research into Memory, Trauma, Gender, and the Quality of Life originated within the framework of the Historical Research Programme Japan and the Netherlands II and started off with a joint workshop held at NIOD on 9 and 10 March 2006.

The aim of the programme is to compare post-war developments in Japan and the Netherlands through a number of topics related to the legacies of war and violence in the central decades of the 20th century.

Emperor Hirohito and Empress Nagako visit the Netherlands in 1971 (Nationaal Archief, CC BY-SA)

Project leader: dr. Peter Post
Researchers: dr. Eveline Buchheim, dr. Ralf Futselaar, dr. Jolande Withuis, Prof. dr. Peter Romijn
Duration: 2006 - ongoing
Cooperation: Kwansei Gaku’ University, Nishinomiya (Japan)
Intended publications: two edited volumes and individual monographs

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The programme is a joint collaboration between NIOD and the Kwansei Gaku’in University at Nishinomiya (Japan) and consists of an exchange programme, joint workshops and conferences which will result in two edited volumes and a number of individual monographs.