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prof. dr. H.W. (Willem) van Schendel

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Programme group: Moving Matters: People, Goods, Power and Ideas
Photographer: onbekend

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
  • Room number: B5.18
Postal address
  • Postbus 15509
    1001 NA Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Profile

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    Homepage Willem van Schendel

  • Publications

    2018

    • van Schendel, W. (2018). Afterword: Contested, Vertical, Fragmenting: De-partitioning 'Northeast India' Studies. In M. Vandenhelsken, M. Barkataki-Ruscheweyh, & B. G. Karlsson (Eds.), Geographies of Difference: Explorations in Northeast Indian Studies (pp. 272-288). London: Routledge. [details]

    2017

    • Kalir, B., & van Schendel, W. (2017). Introduction: Nonrecording states between legibility and looking away. Focaal, 2017(77), 1-7. https://doi.org/10.3167/fcl.2017.770101
    • van Schendel, H. W. (2017). 交互空间:边界、非法流动和领土国家如何相扣. In D. S. Yu, L. Yunxia, & Z. L. (Eds.), 环喜马拉雅区域研究编译文集一:环境、生计与文化 (pp. 183-206). Beijing: Academy Press.
    • van Schendel, W. (2017). Embedding Agricultural Commodities: An Introduction. In W. van Schendel (Ed.), Embedding Agricultural Commodities: Using Historical Evidence, 1840s–1940s (pp. 1-10). London: Routledge. [details]
    • van Schendel, W. (2017). Staying Embedded: The Rocky Existence of an Indigo Maker in Bengal. In W. van Schendel (Ed.), Embedding Agricultural Commodities: Using Historical Evidence, 1840s–1940s (pp. 11-29). London: Routledge. [details]

    2015

    • Pachuau, J. L. K., & van Schendel, W. (2015). The camera as witness: a social history of Mizoram, North East India. New York: Cambridge University Press. [details]
    • van Schendel, W. (2015). A War Within a War: Mizo rebels and the Bangladesh liberation struggle. Modern Asian Studies, 50(1), 75-117. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0026749X15000104 [details]
    • van Schendel, W. (2015). Spatial moments: Chittagong in four scenes. In E. Tagliacozzo, H. F. Siu, & P. C. Perdue (Eds.), Asia inside out: connected places (pp. 98-127). Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. [details]
    • van Schendel, W. (2015). What is agrarian labour? Contrasting indigo production in colonial India and Indonesia. International Review of Social History, 60(1), 73-95. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0020859015000012 [details]

    2014

    • Bennafla, K., Heyman, J., Wilson, T., & van Schendel, W. (2014). "Sınır"ı tartışmak: Yuvarlak masa söyleşisi. Toplum ve Bilim, 131, 11-31. [details]
    • van Schendel, W., & de Maaker, E. (2014). Asian borderlands: introducing their permeability, strategic uses and meanings. Journal of Borderlands Studies, 29(1), 3-9. https://doi.org/10.1080/08865655.2014.892689 [details]

    2013

    • van Schendel, W. (2013). Making the Most of 'Sensitive' Borders. In D. N. Gellner (Ed.), Borderland lives in northern South Asia (pp. 266-271). Durham, NC: Duke University Press. [details]
    • van Schendel, W. (2013). Party over State. In M. Guhathakurta, & W. van Schendel (Eds.), The Bangladesh reader: history, culture, politics (pp. 288-290). (The world readers). Durham: Duke University Press. https://doi.org/10.1215/9780822395676-082 [details]
    • van Schendel, W. (2013). The Pakistan Experiment and the Language Issue. In M. Guhathakurta, & W. van Schendel (Eds.), The Bangladesh reader: history, culture, politics (pp. 177-183). (The world readers). Durham: Duke University Press. https://doi.org/10.1215/9780822395676-053 [details]

    2012

    • Ford, M., Lyons, L., & van Schendel, W. (2012). Labour migration and human trafficking: an introduction. In M. Ford, L. Lyons, & W. Schendel (Eds.), Labour migration and human trafficking in Southeast Asia: critical perspectives (pp. 1-22). (Routledge contemporary South Asia series; No. 44). London: Routledge. [details]
    • Kalir, B., Sur, M., & van Schendel, W. (2012). Introduction: mobile practices and regimes of permissiveness. In B. Kalir, & M. Sur (Eds.), Transnational flows and permissive polities: ethnographies of human mobilities in Asia (pp. 11-25). (IIAS publications series; No. 7). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. [details]
    • van Schendel, H. W. (2012). Mengjialaguo shi. Shanghai: Dongfang chubian zhongxin. [details]
    • van Schendel, W. (2012). Espandere la storiografia del lavoro: spunti dall’Asia meridionale. In C. G. De Vito (Ed.), Global labour history: la storia del lavoro al tempo della "globalizzazione" (pp. 71-84). (Frontiere; No. 5). Verona: Ombre Corte. [details]
    • van Schendel, W. (2012). Green plants into blue cakes: working for wages in colonial Bengal’s indigo industry. In M. van der Linden, & L. Lucassen (Eds.), Working on labor: essays in honor of Jan Lucassen (pp. 47-73). (Studies in global social history; No. 9). Leiden [etc.]: Brill. [details]
    • van Schendel, W. (2012). Southeast Asia: an idea whose time has past? Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde, 168(4), 497-510. [details]

    2011

    • van Schendel, W. (2011). A history of Bangladesh. - Repr. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
    • van Schendel, W. (2011). Bangladeschs Kampf um Unabhängigkeit: ein historischer Abriss. Netz: Bangladesch-Zeitschrift, 33(1), 9-13. [details]
    • van Schendel, W. (2011). Bewaffneter Konflikt: Bangladeschs schmerzvoller Weg zur Unabhängigkeit. Südasien, 30/31(4/1), 13-16. [details]
    • van Schendel, W. (2011). The dangers of belonging: tribes, indigenous peoples and homelands in South Asia. In D. J. Rycroft, & S. Dasgupta (Eds.), The politics of belonging in India: becoming Adivasi (pp. 19-43). London: Routledge. [details]
    • van Schendel, W. (2011). The sound of wooden mallets: factory labourers in Bengal's indigo industry. Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, (Diamond jubilee volume), 241-270. [details]

    2009

    • van Schendel, W. (2009). A history of Bangladesh. - South Asian ed. New Delhi: Cambridge University Press. [details]
    • van Schendel, W. (2009). A history of Bangladesh. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [details]

    2008

    • van Schendel, W. (2008). Stateless in South Asia: the making of the India-Bangladesh enclaves. In T. Y. Tan, & G. Kudaisya (Eds.), Partition and post-colonial South Asia: a reader. Vol. 3: Identities, geopolitics, reconciliation (pp. 115-147). (Journal of Asian Studies; No. 61/1). London: Routledge. [details]
    • van Schendel, W. (2008). The Asianization of indigo: rapid change in a global trade around 1800. In P. Boomgaard, D. Kooiman, & H. Schulte Nordholt (Eds.), Linking destinies: trade, towns and kin in Asian history (pp. 29-49). (Verhandelingen van het Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde; No. 256). Leiden: KITLV Press. [details]
    • van Schendel, W. (2008). Working through partition: making a living in the Bengal borderlands. In T. Y. Tan, & G. Kudaisya (Eds.), Partition and post-colonial South Asia: a reader. - Vol. 3: identities, geopolitics, reconciliations (pp. 393-421). Londen: Routledge. [details]

    2017

    • Kalir, B., & van Schendel, W. (2017). Introduction: Nonrecording states between legibility and looking away. Focaal, 2017(77), 1-7. https://doi.org/10.3167/fcl.2017.770101 [details]
    • van Schendel, W. (Ed.) (2017). Embedding Agricultural Commodities: Using Historical Evidence, 1840s–1940s. London: Routledge. [details]

    2014

    • van Schendel, W. (2014). From Dhaka with love: the Nepal Nag papers and the Sino-Soviet split. In A. Blok, J. Lucassen, & H. Sanders (Eds.), A usable collection: essays in honour of Jaap Kloosterman on collecting social history (pp. 426-433). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. [details]

    2013

    • Guhathakurta, M., & van Schendel, W. (2013). The Bangladesh reader: history, culture, politics. (The world readers). Durham: Duke University Press. [details]

    2012

    • Ford, M., Lyons, L., & van Schendel, W. (2012). Labour migration and human trafficking in Southeast Asia: critical perspectives. (Routledge contemporary South Asia series; No. 44). London: Routledge. [details]

    2008

    • Guhathakurta, M., & van Schendel, W. (2008). Memory and amnesia in the South: conflict, violence, trauma. (SEPHIS-CSSSC Occasional Paper Series). Kolkata: Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta. [details]

    2012

    • van Schendel, H. W. (2012). Paper: ‘Partition Exiles in Pakistan and India’. Paper presented at Conference Quo Vadis, Exile Studies? Status and Perspectives. The Challenge of "Globalization", IISG, .

    Membership

    • van Schendel, H. W. (2011). Member, Academic Board, Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV), KITLV.
    • van Schendel, H. W. (2011). Member, Editorial Board, Modern Asian Studies, Cambridge University Press.
    • van Schendel, H. W. (2011). International Advisory Board, Lahore University of Management Studies, Lahore University, Lahore, Pakistan.
    • van Schendel, H. W. (2010-2011). Member, Editorial committee, Dhaka University Journal of Development Studies, Dhaka University.
    • van Schendel, H. W. (2007-2009). Visiting Professor, Department of History, New York University, New York University.

    Media appearance

    • van Schendel, H. W. (22-03-2012). Zomia: the need to think beyond borders [Radio]. Zomia: the need to think beyond borders.
    • van Schendel, H. W. (01-01-2012). Life Is Still Not Ours: A Story of Chittagong Hill Tracts [Print] Arnab Dewan and Giulia Annibaletti. Life Is Still Not Ours: A Story of Chittagong Hill Tracts.

    Journal editor

    • van Schendel, H. W. (editor) (2011). Pacific Affairs (Journal).
    • van Schendel, H. W. (editor) (2009). Modern Asian Studies (Journal).
    • van Schendel, H. W. (editor) (2009). Critical International Studies (Journal).

    Talk / presentation

    • van Schendel, H. W. (invited speaker) (27-10-2015). Rethinking Asian Studies: Spaces and Inter-linkages, Invited Lecture at Institute of Geographic Sciences, Free University Berlin, Berlin.
    • van Schendel, H. W. (invited speaker) (15-10-2015). Rethinking Asian Studies: Flows, Wars and Conversions, Invited lecture at School of Social Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney.
    • van Schendel, H. W. (invited speaker) (5-10-2015). Khawnglung Run, Invited Lecture at Seminar ‘The Borderlands of Northeast India.’ Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore., Singapore.
    • van Schendel, H. W. (invited speaker) (30-9-2015). Bizarre Borders and True Transnationals in Asia, Invited Lecture at The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva.
    • van Schendel, H. W. (invited speaker) (23-4-2015). New Narratives in Bangladesh Studies, Keynote lecture at Conference ‘Contested Narratives.’ University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen.
    • van Schendel, H. W. (invited speaker) (4-3-2015). Rethinking (South) Asian Studies: Spaces and Inter-linkages, Invited lecture at The Centre of South Asian Studies, Cambridge University, Cambridge.
    • van Schendel, H. W. (invited speaker) (19-2-2015). Beyond the Continental Straitjacket: Flows and Spaces in Asian Studies, Invited Lecture at Thammasat University, Bangkok.
    • van Schendel, H. W. (invited speaker) (4-2-2015). Why Northeast India is not "Remote": Networks and Narratives of Modernity, Conference on ‘Reimagining India's North East: Narratives, Networks and Negotiations,’ Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi.
    • van Schendel, H. W. (invited speaker) (26-11-2014). Rethinking Asian Studies: Spaces and Inter-linkages, Invited lecture at University of Peking, Beijing.
    • van Schendel, H. W. (invited speaker) (13-11-2014). Valedictory lecture: ‘Shattering the Frame: Flows and Spaces in Asian Studies’, Valedictory lecture at Universiteit van Amsterdam, Amsterdam.
    • van Schendel, H. W. (invited speaker) (24-10-2014). keynote address: ‘Mapping Quirky Linkages: Asia Beyond the Continental Straitjacket.’, Conference ‘Intra-­Asian Connections: Interactions, Flows, Landscapes’ at University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen.
    • van Schendel, H. W. (invited speaker) (23-8-2014). keynote lecture: 'Interconnected Asia', Conference ‘Identity in the Globalized World: Dimensions, Transformations and Challenges’ at Independent University Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
    • van Schendel, H. W. (invited speaker) (14-4-2014). Forgotten Bengal - the Creation of Pakistan in the East, Conference ‘Pakistan: Creation and Consolidation’ at FC College University, Lahore.
    • van Schendel, H. W. (invited speaker) (8-11-2011). Rethinking the Study of History in Mizoram, Keynote lecture; Workshop on ‘Priorities and Challenges of Historical Research in Mizoram’, Department of History, Pachhunga University College, Mizoram University, Aizawl, India.
    • van Schendel, H. W. (invited speaker) (1-11-2011). New Approaches to Northeast India History, Invited lecture, Department of Anthropology and Centre of Myanmar Studies, University of Manipur, Imphal, India.
    • van Schendel, H. W. (invited speaker) (16-5-2011). Defragmenting Asian Studies? The Case of North-East India., Invited lecture at University of Stockholm, Stockholm.

    Others

    • van Schendel, H. W. (participant) (17-12-2015 - 20-12-2015). at BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Co-organizer Conference ‘Myanmar and Bangladesh Studies.’ (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
    • van Schendel, H. W. (participant) (13-8-2015 - 15-8-2015). Conference ‘Intellectual and Cultural Exchange between Myanmar and Bangladeshi Intellectuals and General Public.’, Yangon, Myanmar. Co-organizer Conference (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
    • van Schendel, H. W. (participant) (12-6-2015 - 13-6-2015). at Institute of Public Knowledge, New York University, New York. Dissertation Workshop ‘Inequality and Urbanism in the Global South' (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
    • van Schendel, H. W. (participant) (8-12-2014 - 10-12-2014). Conference ‘Activated Borders - Asian Borderlands Research Network’, Hong Kong (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
    • van Schendel, H. W. (participant) (11-2-2014). At: India International Centre, New Delhi. Roundtable: ‘Understanding Northeast India Through Images’ (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
    • van Schendel, H. W. (organiser) & Harris, C. H. (organiser) (16-11-2013 - 18-11-2013). Conference 'Anomie in Asia', University of Kyoto (Kyoto, Japan). Co-organiser (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • van Schendel, H. W. (participant) (11-10-2012 - 13-10-2012). Asian Borderlands Research Network Conference ‘Connections, Corridors and Communities’, Singapore (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
    • van Schendel, H. W. (participant) (2-9-2011 - 3-9-2011). Organizer Workshop ‘Plants, People and Work: The Social History of Cash Crops in Asia, 18th to 20th Centuries’, Berlin (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
    • van Schendel, H. W. (other) (2008 - 2009). Member, Editorial Board, Journal ‘Modern Asian Studies’ (other).

    2017

    • Lertchavalitsakul, B. (2017). Living with four polities: States and cross-border flows in the Myanmar-Thailand borderland. [details]
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