Remembering Wim Wertheim: a Dutch scholar who took the other side
- September 27th, 2019, 14.00-17.30 h.
- IISH, Max Nettlauzaal.
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Professor Jan Breman will share his view and thoughts about Professor Wim Wertheim. Respondent: PhD Candidate Yance Arizona, followed by a discussion with the audience. The lecture will be held in English.
Jan Breman had a close connection to Professor Wim Wertheim:
"My great good luck was to be taught by Wim Wertheim, branded as a Marxist and author of Indonesian Society in Transition. He had been a colonial civil servant in the Dutch East Indies and, when appointed to a chair in the Law School in Batavia [in 1936], he met young Indonesian scholars and students who were, of course, nationalists, and talked to them about their views. Together with all the Dutch he was interned under Japanese occupation in the Second World War and when he came out, he sided with the independence movement. He was hated for that in the Netherlands. Indonesian independence was a huge issue in Dutch politics for long after 1949. I became his research assistant."
New Left Review 'Jan Breman, a Footloose Scholar', July/August 2015
The lecture is organised bij Colonial Legacies Today: Indonesia and The Netherlands