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Gender, Resistance and Transnational Memories of Violent Conflicts

Date: 
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:00

Pauline Stoltz in conversation with Duncan McCargo

Take part in this online conversation about transitional justice and memory politics, arranged in a cooperation between Aalborg University and NIAS – Nordic Institute of Asian Studies.


In 2020 it is 75 years ago Indonesian nationalists proclaimed independence from the colonial power of the Netherlands. Aalborg University researcher Pauline Stoltz has analyzed the politics of memories of three violent conflicts that took place in Indonesia, covering the period between 1942 and 2015.

By highlighting how people’s memories and experiences of injustices are related to gender, ‘race’, sexuality, nationality and generation, she addresses not only how these historical conflicts were the result of inequalities, but also how these inequalities still hurt today both in Indonesia and in other parts of the world.

These feelings of hurt can lead to resistances to silences and denials concerning human rights abuses and historical injustices.

Join us in this online conversation between Pauline Stoltz and Duncan McCargo, director of The Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, Copenhagen University.

The conversation is followed by a Q & A.

This is an online event on Zoom. Participants need to sign up using this form.

The book
In the book “Gender, Resistance and Transnational Memories of Violent Conflicts” Stolz uses innovative transnational and gender approaches in the research fields of transitional justice and memory politics and an original approach to the narrative analysis of four major Dutch and Indonesian novels.

These feelings of hurt can lead to resistances to silences and denials concerning human rights abuses and historical injustices.

The monograph, published at Palgrave Macmillan, puts the focus on gender and resistances to silences and denials of responsibility concerning human rights abuses and historical injustices.

Read more: Indonesia’s violent past: New book on transitional justice and memory politics