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On Wednesday 15 June, IISH employee Klaas Stutje defended his thesis on Indonesian nationalism, in the Auditorium of the University of Amsterdam.In his thesis, he shows that during the twenties and... [News]
 In the Netherlands slavery is usually associated with Atlantic slavery. The current view of slavery might even be called 'Atlanto-centric'.Wrongly so, was the opinion of the three young researchers... [News]
The INDOC database contains 24.766 references to articles on labour in Indonesian newspapers between 1996 and 2009.From 1996 to 2000 the original newspapers were transported from INDOC in Semarang,... [General page]
This project is a concerted effort of several researchers at different universities and research institutions. The aim of the project is to reconstruct the national accounts of Java (1815-1939) and... [Project]
This project is a part of a wider research project entitled 'Strategies of Economic Development in the Twentieth Century: Europe and Asia' of the N.W. Posthumus Institute for Economic and Social... [Project]
Making Money Off Migrants is a case study of the plight of the migrant worker. While it focuses on the experience of Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia, many of the problems described would be... [Publication]
Transnational Domestication. State Power and Indonesian Migrant Women in Saudi Arabia. [Publication]