Public lecture| “Remembering Wim Wertheim: A Dutch Scholar Who Took The Other Side.”

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27 september 2019
IISG (Max Nettlauzaal), Cruquiusweg 31, Amsterdam

On Friday September 27, Prof. Jan Breman will speak about the legacy of the late professor Wim Wertheim, who he had a close connection with. Researcher Yance Arizona will respond to the lecture.

Wertheim was the founder of Indonesian Studies in the Netherlands. He literally took the other side as he turned against Dutch (neo) colonial interests and supported Indonesian independence under the leadership of president Sukarno. After the regime-change of 1965 Wertheim played an important role in building solidarity with pro-democratic forces in Indonesia.

Reflecting upon Wim Wertheim’s political engagement also raises the question about the status of current academia in the Netherlands and outside. Instead of defending the status quo, how many scholars dare to take sides and speak up against injustice?

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Date: Friday, September 27, 2019
Time: 14.00-17.30 hours
Location: International Institute for Social History (IISH),
Room: Max Nettlauzaal
Adress: Cruquiusweg 31, 1019 AT Amsterdam
Language: English
Price tickets: 3,50 Euro (regular) / 6,00 Euro (solidarity ticket)
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