Call for Paper: Dutch Decolonisation: A Thematic Issue of Journal of Genocide Research
A recent strand of research in genocide studies emphasizes the intimate connections and the porous boundary between imperial and colonial violence and genocidal practices. So far, the British and German settler colonies have been the subject of such attention, but more imperial contexts need to be studied to allow for a nuanced and truly global analysis of these connections. One such context that has received too little attention in the English language scholarship is that of the Dutch imperial presence in the Indonesian archipelago. This imperial scene, which is generally not perceived as an instance of settler colonialism, should help us look beyond settler colonies and discuss the links between mass violence and colonialism/imperialism more generally. The Journal of Genocide Research accordingly invites contributions on this topic from scholars of all disciplines for a special issue edited by Bart Luttikhuis and Dirk Moses (European University Institute, Florence). We are particularly interested in dynamics of retributive atrocities related to campaigns of insurgency and counterinsurgency, such as during the expeditions in Aceh (1873-1913) as well as the Indonesian Revolution (1945-1950). Contributions about the post-conflict memorialization and memory of these events in both metropole and postcolonial polity are also welcome.
Please send proposals and a short cv to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for proposals is May 31st 2011, and for submissions March 31st 2012. All submissions are subjected to the journal’s regular anonymous peer review process.
Journal of Genocide Research
Senior Editor: Jürgen Zimmerer
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