International Roundtable Discussion on the Bandanese Massacre of 1621: The Historical Implications of the Bandanese Massacre

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    Together with Muhammed Farid, Pepijn Brandon and Tristan Mostert, I contributed to an online roundtable discussion on the Bandanese Massacre of 1621 (e.g., the brutal conquest of the Banda Islands by the Dutch East India Company or VOC, all for the sake of controlling worldwide production of nutmeg and mace).  Around sixty people from all over the world participated in the Zoom call, including modern-day inhabitants of the Banda Islands and Kai Islands. 


    Period10 Mar 2021

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    Media contributions

    • TitleInternational Round Table: The Historical Implications of the Bandanese Massacre
      Degree of recognitionInternational
      Media name/outletYouTube
      Media typeWeb
      Duration/Length/Size89 minutes
      Producer/AuthorPepijn Brandon and Joëlla van Donkersgoed
      PersonsMartine Van Ittersum


    • Banda Islands
    • Ideological justification of European expansion abroad
    • Dutch imperialism and colonialism
    • Dutch East India Company