The Team

Wim Manuhutu
Co-ordinator Indonesia

Wim Manuhutu (born Vught, the Netherlands, 1959) is a historian, specialized in the modern history of Indonesia. Between 1987 and 2008 he was a member of the board of directors of the Moluccan Historical Museum in Utrecht, focusing on exhibitions, events, and research. He published a number of articles on Moluccan history in both magazines and books.
Since 2009 Wim Manuhutu is the owner/director of Manu2u, a company that organizes cultural projects and events in with various different partners. He is active as a consultant, guest speaker and moderator. He is a guest lecturer at the Amsterdam University College and is working on a PhD thesis on the cultural links between the Netherlands and two of its former colonies, Suriname and Indonesia.

Jennifer Tosch
Heritage consultant / Co-ordinator USA

Jennifer Tosch is a cultural heritage historian and entrepeneur. She is the founder of Black Heritage Tours in Amsterdam, Brussels & New York State

Jeroen Pattipeilohy
Educational advisor

Jeroen Pattipeilohy has been working as a policy advisor societal issues for certain communities.
Jeroen has vast experience as a project leader for education- and diversity projects in certain neighbourhoods. Originally educational expert, currently working as a teacher.

Esther Captain
auteur

Dr. Esther Captain is historica en werkt als onderzoeker bij het Nationaal Comité 4 en 5 mei in Amsterdam. Ze is tevens verbonden aan het Centre for the Humanities van de Universiteit Utrecht. Hier houdt ze zich bezig met het project ‘De koloniale erfenis van de Vrede van Utrecht’, ook wel afgekort als ‘het slavernijproject’. Haar specialisme is het erfgoed van de Tweede Wereldoorlog in de overzeese gebieden en meervoudige, postkoloniale herinneringsgeschiedenissen. Zij publiceerde onder andere Oorlogserfgoed overzee. De erfenis van de Tweede Wereldoorlog in Aruba, Curaçao, Indonesië en Suriname (Amsterdam: Bert Bakker, 2010).

Hans Visser
onderzoek

Dr. Hans (J.J.) Visser is (gepensioneerd) historicus en cultureel antropoloog. Hij werkte tien jaar als docent en zendingswerker in Zambia en Kenia. In Nederland was hij docent en rector aan het Hendrik Kraemer Instituut, het opleidingsinstituut van de Protestantse Kerk in Nederland. Visser is adviseur van de migrantenkerken in Nederland en gids bij het project Kerken Kijken Utrecht. In het kader van het project ‘Sporen van slavernij in Utrecht’ verrichtte hij historisch onderzoek naar de aanwezigheid van de eerste Afrikanen in Nederland.

Dineke Stam
Researcher and museum liaison

Dineke Stam is an historian and exhibition designer. In 2010, 2012 and 2013 she desigined exhibitions on slavery for NiNsee, the Municipal Museum Tilburg and the Noord-Holland Archive. She worked for the Anne Frank House and for the Netherlands Museum Association as a project manager Intercultural Programmes Heritage. Since 2005 she is active as a self-employed researcher, designer and consultant in the cultural and heritage sectors.

Ineke Mok
Eveline Sprangers
intern

Eveline Sprangers researched the Utrechtse Heuvelrug as an intern project in 2014

Dienke Hondius
Initiator / Research Co-ordinator

Dr. Dienke Hondius is an historian, working as an associate professor of contemporary history at the Free University Amsterdam. She is also active as a staff member at the Anne Frank House. Her research focuses on the Holocaust, anti-Semitism, racism, colonial history, history of slavery, and related themes.

Nancy Jouwe
Project manager / researcher

Nancy Jouwe is a cultural historian and has worked 20+ years in the NGO sector as a managing director and curator on the crossroads of women’s rights, transnational movements, and art, culture and heritage.
As a researcher, curator & projectmanager she focuses on cultural & social movements in postcolonial Netherlands and lectures at Utrecht University, University of Applied Sciences Amsterdam, SIT Studies Abroad and CIEE.

Dineke Stam
Researcher and museum liaison

Dineke Stam is an historian and exhibition designer. In 2010, 2012 and 2013 she desigined exhibitions on slavery for NiNsee, the Municipal Museum Tilburg and the Noord-Holland Archive. She worked for the Anne Frank House and for the Netherlands Museum Association as a project manager Intercultural Programmes Heritage. Since 2005 she is active as a self-employed researcher, designer and consultant in the cultural and heritage sectors.

Sjoerd Jaarsma
Database / Website & Maps

Dr. Sjoerd R. Jaarsma is an anthropologist and historian. He worked as a researcher for universities in the Netherlands and abroad, Between 2000 and 2012 he worked as a project co-ordinator and business manager for Papua Heritage Foundation. Presently he is active as freelance digital heritage consultant and fencing instructor for his own company Schermen&.

Inge Zwart
Stagiair/vrijwilliger VSIntern/volunteer USA

Inge Zwart is a master student in the Public Humanities program at Brown University. There, her work is focused on public display and discussion of contested histories and the intersection of public humanities and social justice activism. Before moving to the United States, Inge studied at University College Roosevelt where she worked on the public history of slavery in Middelburg.