Seminar

RHI Seminar: Matthias van Rossum (Leiden University)

Dynamics of coercion. Forced labour and convict systems in the Dutch East Indies, c. 1680-1940

Organised by Rural and Environmental History
Date

Tue 12 May 2015 12:30 to 14:00

Venue Leeuwenborch, gebouwnummer 201
Hollandseweg 1
201
6706 KN Wageningen
0317-483639
Room C62

Dynamics of coercion. Forced labour and convict systems in the Dutch East Indies, c. 1680-1940

This paper investigates the history of forced internment and coerced labour in the Netherlands-Indies from the seventeenth into the middle of the twentieth century. The paper will outline practices of forced interment and coerced labour, connecting it legal and penal regimes and their impact on (coercive) labour relations in a colonial setting. For this, it will employ sources from the Dutch East India Company (18th century) and from the Dutch Colonial Government (19th and 20th century).

More information about Matthias van Rossum can be found here.