The Team

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&.

Wim Manuhutu
Co-ordinator Indonesia

Wim Manuhutu (born Vught, the Netherlands, 1959) studied history at the University of Utrecht, specializing 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 he is the owner/director of Manu2u, a company that organizes cultural projects and events in cooperation 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.

Inge Zwart

Inge Zwart did a master in Public Humanities program at Brown University. There, her work was 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.

Dineke Stam
Research and education

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.

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.

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, Brussel & New York State

Nancy Jouwe
Project manager

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 she focuses on cultural & social movements in postcolonial Netherlands. She lectures at several institutions.

Laurian Kuipers

Laurian Kuipers rondde haar bachelor Geschiedenis aan de Universiteit Utrecht af met een stage bij ons in 2018. Haar interesses liggen bij (post)koloniale geschiedenis, bekeken vanuit een intersectionele invalshoek. Ze schreef haar scriptie over de Nederlandse Legervoorlichtingsdienst in Nederlands-Indië en onderzocht hoe de aanwezigheid van Nederlandse soldaten daar gelegitimeerd werd.