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Announcement: Book Titles Independence, Decolonization, Violence And War in Indonesia, 1945-1950

Published on 30 November 2021
Amsterdam University Press will start publishing twelve books containing the results of the research programme ‘Independence, Decolonization, Violence, and War in Indonesia, 1945-1950’ in February 2022.

The publisher’s book catalogue about the titles is now available here (in Dutch). The books will be published as e-book and as paperback, and will also be available digitally for free (open access). The results of the research programme will be presented on Thursday February 17, 2022 during a meeting at the KNAW in Amsterdam. Further information about the presentation will follow in due course.

About the Programme

Independence, decolonization, violence, and war in Indonesia, 1945-1950 is a joint research programme of the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV), the Netherlands Institute for Military History (NIMH) and the NIOD.

The project deals with the dynamics of violence, from the proclamation of the Indonesian Republic on 17 August 1945 and the chaotic period from August 1945 to early 1947, until the end of the war in 1949. The research programme consists of 8 subprojects and looks into the nature, causes and impact of the Dutch acts of violence. The acts of violence are studied in a wider political, social, and international context. Military, political, and legal aspects are covered, as is the impact of the violence on various population groups. Attention is also paid to the political and social aftermath in the Netherlands. You can read more about the programme on the research website.

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