Histori Bersama

Upcoming event: Public Lecture Prof. Jan Breman Friday September 27

Video Seminar May 18, 2019 – Part II and III:

With Dr. Max Lane (part II) and Part III with: Jazie Veldhuyzen, Lara Nuberg and Riksa Afiaty:

Press Release, July 24, 2019

Proof: the Dutch research project into violence in Indonesia (1945-1950) is neither independent nor equitable”


Round Table Discussion at NIOD

Live streaming of the round table discussion at NIOD, Thursday January 31 in Amsterdam, following the open letter with concerns regarding the Dutch government-sponsored study on violence during the Indonesian independence war (45-49), which was sent to the Dutch government in 2017. (The audio is not excellent but with earphones it works.) Download here the report of this meeting, which was sent to the Dutch and Indonesian government and press on March 23, 2019.

Link part I: https://www.facebook.com/historibersama/videos/353950282106218/

Part II, link: https://www.facebook.com/historibersama/videos/1549193008517082/

Introduction Video 2016

For decades, Indonesia and the Netherlands have been writing history separately, resulting in different and often contradictory historical records and understandings. The Dutch for instance refer to the Indonesian independence war (1945-1949) as ‘police actions’, while Indonesians label it as ‘Dutch military aggressions.’ The main goal of the Histori Bersama foundation is to bring those views together by sharing translations of already published media content.

Histori bersama literally means shared history. We believe that true reconciliation comes after understanding.
With this website we want to show Dutch and Indonesian perspectives as the media present it; building a database of translations. (Read more…)