Event Date: 9 October 2012
Royal Holloway University of London
Royal Holloway University of London Department of History
Departmental Research seminars 2012/2013
Professor Jennifer Foray (Purdue University, Indiana) – From Occupier to Occupied: War, Resistance, and the Future of the Dutch Empire
Jennifer Foray received my PhD and MA in Modern Western European History from Columbia University, and her BA. in anthropology from Fordham University. Professor Foray’s book, Visions of Empire in the Nazi-Occupied Netherlands, examines Dutch experiences with war, occupation, imperialism, decolonization, specifically focusing upon the attempts of leading anti-Nazi resisters to create a new “imperial consciousness” in the wartime Netherlands. Other recent publications and works in process examine German military behavior and attitudes in the occupied Netherlands; the Diary of Anne Frank as a uniquely Dutch text, and the history of the Dutch “commonwealth” arrangement supported by generations of lawmakers and political thinkers as a third way between Indonesian independence and continued colonial rule.
Introduction by Professor David Cesarani (RHUL).