December 3-4 – Graduate Conference in Dutch Studies: Identities in the Making: Dutch Colonialisms and Postcolonial Presents

Conference Schedule

Wednesday December 3

IES Seminar Room, 210 Moses Hall, UC Berkeley

9.30 – 10.00 am Registration and coffee
10.30 – 10.30 am Welcome by Professor Jeroen Dewulf
10.30 – 12.30 pm Panel 1 – Ethnicity and Identity Formation
Chair: Kankan Xie (UC Berkeley)Gillian Bogart (UC Santa Cruz), ‘Inflections of Identity: Negotiating Indonesian Citizenship’Kankan Xie (UC Berkeley), ‘Ambivalent Fatherland: Nanqiao Jigong and the Nanyang Chinese National Salvation Movement, 1937–1941’ Caleb Ford (UC Berkeley), ‘Postcolonial Identity Formation of “Returned Overseas Chinese”’
2.30 – 1.30 pm Lunch
1.30 – 2.50 pm Panel 2 – Early Dutch Settlements and Trade: North America
Chair: Lisanne Snelders (University of Amsterdam)Julie van den Hout (UC Berkeley), ‘The Writings of Adriaen van der Donck in the Fight for New Netherland: A Dutch Legacy in America’ Elizabeth McFadden (UC Berkeley), ‘The Merchant’s Hat: Beaver Fur in Early Modern England and the Low Countries’
2.50 – 3.00 pm Coffee break
3.00 – 5.15 pm Panel 3 – Social Identity Formation in Times of Transition
Chair: Kankan Xie (UC Berkeley)Robert Connell (UC Berkeley), ‘Sovereignty or War: Maroon Politicsand Bauxite Mining in 21st Century Jamaica and Suriname’ Nina Horstmann (Yale University), ‘Identities in the Making: Articulation and Reconstitution of National Identity and Ethnic Identity Under Indonesian Transmigration’Hatib Kadir (UC Santa Cruz), ‘Social Economic and Ethnic Groups Formations of the Dutch Legacies in the Post–Colonial’Selina Makana (UC Berkeley), ‘Women and Militarized Armed Struggle

in South Africa and Namibia’

5.15 – 6.00 pm Library Tour by Steve Mendoza (Dutch Collections UC Berkeley Library)
6.00 – 7.00 pm Keynote Lecture by Professor Rudolf Mrázek (Univ. Michigan)
Location:223 Moses Hall Als ik eens Nederlander was. Going Native or/and Remaining Bulé. A Bohemian Perspective on the Dutch East Indies and Indonesian Studies’Respondent: Professor Jeffrey Hadler (UC Berkeley)
7.00 – 8.00 pm Conference reception


Thursday December 4

IES Seminar Room, 210 Moses Hall, UC Berkeley

Morning Free
1.00 – 3.00 pm Panel 4 – Cultural Representation of Identity
Chair: Lisanne Snelders (University of Amsterdam)Jared Boddum (UC Berkeley), ‘Sunken Red: Aesthetics aftercolonialism and war’Viola Lasmana (University of Southern California)Rina Priyani (UC Berkeley), ‘Jenki Architecture in Postcolonial Bandung, Indonesia’
3.00 – 3.15 Coffee break
3.15 – 4.35 Panel 5 – Colonial Legacies in the Netherlands
Chair: Robert Connell (UC Berkeley)Sara Salem (Erasmus University), also on behalf of Vanessa Eileen Thompson (Goethe University Frankfurt), ‘Racism as “over there” or “back then”: On the displacement and erasure of race and racism in the Netherlands’Lisanne Snelders (University of Amsterdam), ‘Pramoedya Ananta Toer in the Netherlands. Remembering Colonialism through the Construction of a Post/Colonial Authorship’
4.35 – 5.45 pm Graduate Student Research Workshop with Prof. Mrázek
Opportunity for graduate students to share their research topics andquestions with Prof. Mrázek.
5.45 – 6.00 pm Coffee break
6.00 – 7.30 pm Blackness in European Folklore – The Dutch Case: Black Pete
Location:223 Moses Hall Panel discussion with Kwame Nimako (UC Berkeley), Markus Balkenhol (Meertens Instituut, video), Annelise Morris (UC Berkeley) and Quinsy Gario (artist and activist, video). With an introduction by Lisanne Snelders (University of Amsterdam).

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