AALS lecture by Prof Fridus Steijlen, 19 October

AALS lecture by Prof. Fridus Steijlen, newly appointed Professor in Moluccan Migration and Culture in Comparative Perspective.

“How to deal with postcolonial memories: postcolonial monuments in the Netherlands since 1945”

Date & Time: Thursday 19 October, 2017 at 16:15-17:30

Location: VU main building room HG 02A24

Abstract: "Monuments, statues and names referring to colonial times, slavery and repression are subjects of heated debates. While there are people who want to remove them from the public domain, others want to keep them as tribute to former times or as tools to discuss the black pages of history. On a smaller scale more or less similar debates took place around monuments that were erected in the Netherlands dealing with the commemoration of the Second World War in the pacific and the decolonization war in Indonesia between 1945 and 1950. After 1945 many monuments, that we can refer to as postcolonial monuments, were erected in the Netherlands. Not only monuments dealing with the commemoration of the war, but also with the history of Moluccans in the Netherlands. How did these monuments came into being? What were the debates? What is the meaning of these monuments for the Indisch and the Moluccan community, how are they used? In his lecture Fridus Steijlen will address these questions and more."

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