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Veni grant awarded to Ingrid de Zwarte

Published on
December 10, 2020

Ingrid de Zwarte from the Rural and Environmental History Group has been awarded a NWO Veni grant for her project: 'Food, Famine, and the End of Empire in Indonesia, 1940-1950'

Food, Famine, and the End of Empire in Indonesia, 1940-1950 

While an estimated 2.4 million people died during the famine in Java in 1944-1945, hardly anything is known about the famine‚Äôs impact on the Indonesian War of Independence. This project examines the relationship between food distribution and warfare, hypothesising that wide-spread hunger both catalysed and accelerated the process of decolonisation.