Nick Tomberge is a PhD student at the Centre for the Arts in Society.
Fields of interest
- Dutch Literature
- Literature of the Dutch East Indies
- Travel Writing
'Tourists in the Colony: Dutch Travelers in the Indies, 1870-1945'
My PhD research forms part of the Vidi research project 'Voicing the Colony. Travelers in the Dutch East Indies, 1800-1945' (2020-2025), directed by dr. Rick Honings. This Vidi project studies Dutch and Indigenous travel texts about the Dutch East Indies from a postcolonial perspective. My research is focussed on Dutch accounts of tourist trips in the Indies between 1870 and 1945. Main questions are: How were the colony and the colonial system represented and what political function did travel writing fulfil? By answering those questions I hope to reconstruct the development of the Dutch colonial ideology from 1870 until Indonesian Independence in 1945.
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