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Universities launch Indo history research project

Berkely and Leyden join forces

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LEIDEN - The Dutch Studies Program at the University of California, Berkeley started a research project related to literature from and about the “Indo” community in the Diaspora. In this context, it will be looking for all types of text (such as novels, memoirs, autobiographies, stories, letters, articles, diaries, etc.) written by "Indos" after they left the Dutch East Indies.

The initiators at Berkeley, who work in collaboration with the Leyden University in the Netherlands, are particularly interested in people who wrote about their experiences as an immigrant in the U.S., about their emotional relationship with the past and present of the Netherlands and the East Indies/Indonesia, about "Indo" identity, and about the future of this community in the U.S.A.

All types of text, both in English and in Dutch, will be welcome the Dutch Studies Program. They can be written by first, second or third generation immigrants. Anyone who has such materials themselves or who knows about someone who has or may have texts that could be interesting for this research project, is invited to contact: Prof. Dr. Jeroen Dewulf, Queen Beatrix Chair in Dutch Studies, Department of German 5329, Dwinelle Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-3243, or e-mail at jdewulf”at”