7 September 2020

In the English-language NIOD REWIND podcast on war & violence, Anne van Mourik and Thijs Bouwknegt interview scientists about the history of mass violence, war and genocide. During the interviews they discuss the research and background of these people. Who are they? Why are they studying the violent past? What is their research about? How do they conduct research? How is society reacting to this?

In episode 10 of NIOD REWIND, Anne van Mourik talks with Roel Frakking on the term 'extreme violence' and the importance of local dynamics in researching decolonisation conflict. Roel is a postdoc researcher at the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (KITLV, Leiden) where he is researching the regional dynamics of the Indonesian war against Dutch recolonisation (1945-1950). His latest publication, co-authored with Professor Martin Thomas (Exeter), deals with the micro-dynamics of violence during decolonization conflicts in Southeast Asia and Africa after 1945​ in the Low Countries Historical Review 135, 2 (2020).