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Nick Tomberge

PhD candidate

N.R. Tomberge MA
+31 71 527 2727

Nick Tomberge is a PhD student at the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society.

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Fields of interest

  • Dutch Literature
  • Literature of the Dutch East Indies
  • Travel Writing
  • Postcolonialism


'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.

PhD candidate

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Centre for the Arts in Society
  • Oude Nederlandse L&C

Work address

Arsenaalstraat 1
2311 CT Leiden
Room number A1.50




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