In his inaugural lecture, Remco Raben asks which narratives have come to dominate the colonial and post-colonial history of the Dutch East Indies. In Indonesian and Dutch historiography the country has come to be represented as a bone of contention between Dutch colonisers and nationalist Indonesians. Raben asks whether this perspective on the colonial past is too reductive, and proposes a more 'transcolonial' approach that also looks at the way experiences of different groups overlapped and intersected.
|Date||28 September 2016|
R. Raben, professor by special appointment of Colonial and Post-colonial literary and cultural history, on behalf of the Stichting Indisch Herinneringscentrum foundation: Wie spreekt voor het koloniale verleden? Een pleidooi voor transkolonialisme.