Sebastiaan Broere (1989) holds bachelor degrees in history and philosophy from Utrecht University and master degrees from Utrecht University (History and Philosophy of Science) and University of California, Los Angeles (History). His research interests include the history of the social sciences, asylum care, and colonial science. Under the heading of Decolonizing Knowledge: Postcoloniality and The Making of Modern Indonesia’s Knowledge Culture, 1945-1970, he is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Amsterdam.
Broere's master thesis (HPS) entitled In and Out of Magelang Asylum: A Social History of Colonial Psychiatry in the Netherlands Indies, 1923-1942, has been awarded the 2017 Pieter van Foreestprijs and got the second award of the 2015 Volkskrant-IISG Thesis Award. This thesis was also shortlisted for the 2015 Huygens-Descartes Thesis Award.
Broere is an editor at history of science blog Shells and Pebbles. In case you are interested in posting a blog, please do not hesitate to contact him.