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Lindblad, J.Th.

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Thomas Lindblad

Thomas Lindblad, born in Nynäshamn, Sweden, in 1949. Ph.D. from the University of Amsterdam. Associate Professor in the Economic History of Indonesia at Leiden University.

Fellow (1 February 1995 - 30 June 1995)


The second semester of the academic year 1994/95 was devoted to starting up an international project to write a modern comprehensive textbook in Indonesian economic history. This was done in close co-operation with Dr. Thee Kian Wie and Dr. V.J.H. Houben. The preparations may be divided into three types of activities. First, a frame of reference for the future textbook was constructed by the compilation of the proceedings of a KNAW colloquium held in Amsterdam in September 1994 on the historical foundations of a national economy in Indonesia. The editing of this volume was virtually completed. Second, a wider context for future work on the textbook was created through the setting-up of a new large-scale project on Indonesian economic history to be executed under the auspices of the cultural agreement between Indonesia and the Netherlands. Such activities included a series of discussions in Indonesia about an Indonesian counterpart project as well as the detailed planning of a summer school on Indonesian economic history to be held in Yogyakarta in July 1995. Third, with respect to the actual textbook several building-blocks were constructed including a survey of the historiography, statistics on coolie labour, abstracts of major contributions to the literature and also texts on Indonesian history for a wider audience.


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