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Marieke Bloembergen


Historian, senior researcher at KITLV (Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies). 


Moral dynamics of cultural knowledge production in colonial and postcolonial Indonesia, the role of scholarly and spiritual knowledge networks in this, in a widening, inter-Asian and global context.

Selected publications: 

Together with M. Eickhoff (NIOD), She is finalizing a monograph on Archaeology, Sites, and the Dynamics of Heritage Politics in Colonial and Postcolonial Indonesia (2014). She has also published on policing and knowledge production in colonial Indonesia, and on Dutch colonial exhibitions at the world’s fairs.

Paper title: 

Orientalist Alliances: Archaeology, Local Elites and the Imagination of Greater Asia