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NIOD Rewind Podcast on War & Violence

The NIOD REWIND podcast presents interviews with scholars on the history and study of mass violence, war and genocide.

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  • NIOD Rewind Episode 24 - ‘Alles wat onze kleinkinderen zullen leren’: In de archieven van het NIOD

    May 30 2022

    Het NIOD beheert meer dan 2500 meter archiefmateriaal: van een op sigarettenvloei geschreven dagboek uit een Japans interneringskamp in de Tweede Wereldoorlog tot aan archiefmateriaal verzameld en opgemaakt gedurende het Srebrenica onderzoek in 1996-2002. Hoe wordt deze bulk aan data opgeslagen en doorzoekbaar gemaakt? Anne van Mourik spreekt met Carlijn Keijzer, NIOD beleidsadviseur Collecties en Diensten. De totstandkoming van archieven is mensenwerk waarbij keuzes worden gemaakt over het bewa...more

  • NIOD Rewind Episode 23 - At Home in Our Sounds: Music, Race and Cultural Politics in Interwar Paris

    May 11 2022

    Why was music key to anticolonial and antiracist cultural politics in interwar Paris? Anne van Mourik interviews Rachel Gillet on her new book At Home in Our Sounds: Music, Race, and Cultural Politics in Interwar Paris. In the aftermath of World War I, Black men and women participated in the Parisian cultural and political life via music. How could music function to build community and assert belonging? And how was it deployed to combat fascism and racism in the early 1930s?

  • NIOD Rewind Episode 22 - Born under a bad sign

    Apr 11 2022

    In this episode of NIOD Rewind Anne van Mourik speaks with Ralf Futselaar about his inaugural lecture Born under a bad sign. The indelible Marks of Total War on Twentieth Century Lives (November 2021). Ralf warns against focusing too much on individual lives in historical narratives that suppose to ‘give history a face’. Instead, he advocates to investigate warfare and its long-term consequences on large, specific groups of people. What are the drawbacks of making history relatable by telling in...more

  • NIOD Rewind Episode 21 - Dynamics Of Violence In West Germany And The Netherlands

    Mar 23 2022

    How did Germany and the Netherlands deal with violent political groups of the 60s and 70s? How can we compare this with Dutch reactions to violent political groups? And how to understand current far right Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) politics? Anne van Mourik speaks with professor Jacco Pekelder about the dynamics of violence in Germany and the Netherlands in the long twentieth century. In 2021 Jacco got assigned as head of the Centre of Netherlands-Studies and in his work deals w...more

  • NIOD Rewind Episode 20 - Preparing for War: The Making of the Geneva Conventions

    Feb 28 2022

    How and why did the rules of war come about? To what extent and how can the 1949 Geneva Conventions be operationalised in both past and contemporary war? In this episode Anne van Mourik and Thijs Bouwknegt talk with historian Boyd van Dijk about his brand-new book Preparing for War: The Making of the Geneva Conventions (Oxford University Press, 2022). Van Dijk takes us through rationales for the Conventions, by placing them in world historical context and highlighting the role played by some rem...more

  • NIOD Rewind Episode 19 - Political Apologies across Cultures

    Feb 21 2022

    What is the value and meaning of political apologies across cultures? In this episode Anne van Mourik speaks with historian Marieke Zoodsma, who researches how apologies are expressed and received across the world. How do political authorities across the world address or redress past wrongdoings in these accounts? How can we understand the large number of political apologies in the recent past? And can political excuses effectively help processing suffering or lead to reconciliation? https://www...more

  • NIOD Rewind | Episode 18 - Global War, Global Catastrophe

    Nov 19 2021

    How did the First World War transform the lives of ordinary people all over the world? In the latest episode of NIOD Rewind, Anne van Mourik interviews Maartje Abbenhuis and Ismee Tames about their new book Global War, Global Catastrophe: Neutrals, Belligerents and the Transformations of the First World War. Conventionally, the history of The First World War is predominantly one of Western belligerents and battlefields. Maartje and Ismee, however, turn this traditional history inside out and foc...more

  • NIOD Rewind | Episode 17 - Fighting Hunger, Dealing with Shortage in WWII

    Oct 19 2021

    What did it mean to live in Europe under German occupation? In this episode Anne van Mourik and Thijs Bouwknegt talk with professor Tatjana Tönsmeyer on the new Source Edition Fighting Hunger, Dealing with Shortage. Everyday Life under Occupation in World War II Europe. How did these two volumes come about, and what sources does it cover? And in what way did food shortages affect the lives of ordinary people as well as specific groups such as Jews, Sinti and Roma, and women — and how did they co...more

  • NIOD Rewind Episode 16 - Aan Tafel met Frank van Vree en Martijn Eickhoff

    Sep 20 2021

    In deze speciale editie van Niod Rewind zitten Anne van Mourik en Thijs Bouwknegt aan de directeurstafel van het Niod. Ze spreken met Martijn Eickhoff en Frank van Vree. Martijn volgde op 1 september 2021 Frank op als directeur. Wat dreef hen om de Tweede Wereldoorlog, de Holocaust en wereldwijd massaal geweld te gaan onderzoeken? Hoe reflecteert Frank op zijn voorbije directeurschap? En hoe ziet Martijn de toekomst van het instituut voor zich? Muziek intro: Roy van Rosendaal Muziek: Rosemary an...more

  • NIOD REWIND Episode 15 - Forced Disappearances Under Apartheid

    May 10 2021

    Anne van Mourik and Thijs Bouwknegt interview historian Kylie Thomas and journalist Michael Schmidt, discussing forced disappearances under Apartheid South Africa. Michael is the author of Death Flight: Apartheid's secret doctrine of disappearance, which investigates and tells the history of Apartheid’s chilling tactic of throwing people, dead or alive, from airplanes so that their remains cannot be found. A Truth and Reconciliation Commission on human rights violations during the Apartheid year...more

  • NIOD REWIND Episode 14 - The Problems of Genocide

    Apr 21 2021

    What are the problems of genocide and how to rethink mass death? In this episode Anne van Mourik and Thijs Bouwknegt interview historian Dirk Moses, whose book The Problems of Genocide: Permanent Security and the Language of Transgression just came out. How does the legal concept of genocide distort our thinking about civilian destruction? What does genocide, as the ‘crime of crimes’ still mean for other types of humanly caused civilian death, like bombing cities and drone strikes? Cover book by...more

  • NIOD REWIND Episode 13 What are the next Big Topics in War and Genocide Research?

    Apr 01 2021

    War, mass violence and its consequences are not a thing of the past. They are very much present in the world of today and tomorrow. In collaboration with the NIAS, researchers of the NIOD Institute are teaming up with a group of international scholars, in order to develop an innovative and multidisciplinary research agenda in the field of the multiple connections between the topic of ‘war and society’ in the recent past - and in the world of today. In this episode of the podcast Niod Rewind,...more

  • NIOD REWIND Episode 12 WWII through Digital Gaming

    Mar 15 2021

    What kind of knowledge can we gain from WWII games? In episode 12 of Niod Rewind, Anne van Mourik interviews Pieter van den Heede about his dissertation 'Engaging with the Second World War through Digital Gaming', which he defended last February (2021). Pieter studied how digital entertainment games such as Call of Duty represent the war and the Holocaust in particular, and how players reflect on playing these games. To what extent do studios make WWII games according to the last historical insi...more

  • NIOD REWIND Episode 11 Fighters Across Frontiers

    Nov 09 2020

    In this episode of NIOD Rewind, Anne van Mourik speaks  with Ismee Tames and Robert Gildea about their new book Fighters across  Frontiers. Transnational resistance in Europe, 1936-1948. The book is  the product of years of research by a team of two dozen historians, and  it reveals that resistance against Fascism was not narrowly delineated  by country but startlingly transnational. What did Ismee and  Robert learn from this collaborative scholarship? How did the b...more

  • NIOD REWIND Episode 10 Microdynamics of late colonial violence - Roel Frakking

    Aug 31 2020

    Anne van Mourik talks with Roel Frakking on the term 'extreme violence'  and the importance of local dynamics in researching decolonisation  conflict. Roel is a postdoc researcher at the Royal Netherlands  Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (KITLV, Leiden) where he is  researching the regional dynamics of the Indonesian war against Dutch  recolonisation (1945-1950). His latest publication, co-authored with  Professor Martin Thomas (Exeter), deals with the micro-dy...more

  • NIOD REWIND Episode 9 Kerstin von Lingen

    Jun 30 2020

    In episode 9 of NIOD REWIND, Anne van Mourik and Thijs Bouwknegt interview historian Kerstin von Lingen. Prof. Dr. Kerstin von Lingen is a historian and researcher, Professor at the Institute for Contemporary History at the University of Vienna. From 2013-2017, she led an independent research group at Heidelberg University in the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context” entitled “Transcultural Justice: Legal Flows and the Emergence of International Justice within the East Asia...more

  • NIOD Rewind Episode 8 Iva Vukušić

    May 18 2020

    In episode 8 of NIOD REWIND, Anne van Mourik and Thijs Bouwknegt interview historian Iva Vukušić. Iva is a lecturer at Utrecht University and a Visiting Research Fellow at King’s College London. She recently defended her PhD — online (!) — which focuses on Serbian paramilitaries and irregular armed forces during the breakup of Yugoslavia in the 1990s. Iva worked for the Sense News Agency in The Hague, analyzing evidence from trials at the United Nations’ International Criminal Tribunal for the f...more

  • NIOD Onzekere Tijden - Afl. 4 Frank van Vree

    May 08 2020

    In deze speciale reeks van de NIOD Rewind podcast gaan  onderzoekers van het NIOD in op de coronacrisis en de onzekere tijden  die dit met zich mee brengt. Hoe ervaren zij de crisis zelf? En hoe  analyseren zij, vanuit het perspectief van hun onderzoek, de  gebeurtenissen in de samenleving? Anne van Mourik spreekt met  NIOD-directeur Frank van Vree. Hoe analyseert hij de coronacrisis? Welke  historische analogieën ziet hij? En het NIOD staat deze week stil bij  ...more

  • NIOD Onzekere Tijden - Afl. 3 Ralf Futselaar

    Apr 28 2020

    In deze speciale reeks van de NIOD Rewind podcast gaan  onderzoekers van het NIOD in op de coronacrisis en de onzekere tijden  die dit met zich mee brengt. Hoe ervaren zij de crisis zelf? En hoe  analyseren zij, vanuit het perspectief van hun onderzoek, de  gebeurtenissen in de samenleving? In de derde aflevering spreekt  Anne-Lise Bobeldijk met Ralf Futselaar over medische geschiedenis,  hamsteren en zijn werk aan de Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam. Een podcast door...more

  • NIOD REWIND Episode 7 Peter Romijn

    Apr 14 2020

    In this seventh episode of NIOD REWIND Anne van Mourik and Thijs Bouwknegt interview Prof. dr. Peter Romijn. Peter is head of the Research Department of the NIOD and Professor of Twentieth-Century History at the University of Amsterdam. Recently he published a new book about The Netherlands at war in Europe and Asia, 1940-1950. During the Second World War both the Netherlands and the Dutch East Indies (today's Indonesia) were under German and Japanese occupation (1940-1945). After being liberate...more

  • NIOD Onzekere Tijden - Afl. 2 Uğur Üngör

    Apr 07 2020

    In deze speciale reeks van de NIOD Rewind podcast gaan  onderzoekers van het NIOD in op de coronacrisis en de onzekere tijden  die dit met zich mee brengt. Hoe ervaren zij de crisis zelf? En hoe  analyseren zij, vanuit het perspectief van hun onderzoek, de  gebeurtenissen in de samenleving? In de tweede aflevering spreekt Thijs  Bouwknegt de kersverse hoogleraar Holocaust en Genocide Studies, Uğur  Ümit Üngör. Een podcast door: Anne van Mourik, Thijs Bouwknegt en An...more

  • NIOD REWIND Episode 6 Ingrid De Zwarte

    Mar 31 2020

    In episode 6 of NIOD REWIND Anne van Mourik and Thijs  Bouwknegt interview historian Ingrid de Zwarte (Wageningen University).  De Zwarte's research explores the role of food and famine in modern  conflict in the broadest sense: from hunger as a political and military  tool in warfare to social self-organisation in times of hunger, and from  the demographic impact of famine to the effects of hunger on migration  and state formation. Her book “The Hunger Winter. Figh...more

  • NIOD Onzekere Tijden - Afl. 1 Ismee Tames

    Mar 26 2020

    In deze speciale reeks van de NIOD Rewind podcast gaan  onderzoekers van het NIOD in op de coronacrisis en de onzekere tijden  die dit met zich mee brengt. Hoe ervaren zij de crisis zelf? En hoe  analyseren zij, vanuit het perspectief van hun onderzoek, de  gebeurtenissen in de samenleving? In de eerste aflevering spreekt Anne  van Mourik met Ismee Tames. Een podcast door: Anne van Mourik, Thijs Bouwknegt en Anne-Lise Bobeldijk. Foto logo: Joris van den Tol Muziek intro/...more

  • NIOD REWIND Episode 5: Farabi Fakih

    Feb 26 2020

    Anne talks with Farabi Fakih about the Indonesian national identity during the revolutionary period in Indonesia (1946-1948). Farabi is a lecturer at the History Department, Universitas Gadjah Mada. His main research interests are on urban history, the history of the Indonesian state and the intellectual history of Indonesia. In the background you hear the noise of life at UGM, where the interview was taken. Further reading: K’tut Tantri, Revolt in Paradise (1989). Music: -    &nb...more

  • NIOD REWIND Episode 4 'Negotiating Displacement'

    Feb 13 2020

    In this special edition of NIOD REWIND, Anne van Mourik and Thijs Bouwknegt interview scholars from various backgrounds and disciplines on the topic of Displacement. In December 2019,  the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies organised a conference in collaboration with IMIS University of Osnabrück: ‘Negotiating Displacement: New Perspectives and Connections in War, Migration and Refugee Studies’. The conference aimed at connecting research on war, mass violence and genoc...more

  • NIOD REWIND episode 3: Natalya Vince

    Jan 22 2020

    Anne van Mourik spoke with historian Natalya Vince of the University of  Portsmouth. Natalya has carried out extensive field research in both  Algeria and France since 2005 including interviewing Algerian women who participated in the War of Independence (1954-1962) about their  experiences in post-colonial Algeria and their memories of the conflict.  Her monograph Our fighting sisters: nation, memory and gender in Algeria, 1954-2012 was published by Manchester University Pre...more

  • NIOD REWIND Episode 2 Wim Manuhutu

    Dec 17 2019

    The NIOD REWIND Podcast presents interviews with scholars on the history  and study of mass violence, war and genocide. In the second episode  Anne van Mourik and Thijs Bouwknegt speak with Wim Manuhutu.

  • NIOD Rewind Episode I Kees Ribbens

    Nov 13 2019

    The NIOD REWIND podcast presents interviews with scholars on the history and study of mass violence, war and genocide. In the first episode Anne  van Mourik and Thijs Bouwknegt talk to Professor Kees Ribbens about his research on World War Two and the representation of the Holocaust in  comic books and popular culture.