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Winternachten The Hague 2007

Winternachten 2007

Monday 8 - Sunday 14 January 2007

Programme

VPRO's OVT - Live in Winternachten

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Allard Schröder, Henk Hofland, Jan Frans van Dijkhuizen, Thomas Rosenboom en Arie Jan Gelderblom in VPRO's OVT - foto Serge Ligtenberg
Allard Schröder, Henk Hofland, Jan Frans van Dijkhuizen, Thomas Rosenboom en Arie Jan Gelderblom in VPRO's OVT - foto Serge Ligtenberg

The last sounds from Winternachten 2007 were heard on Sunday morning from The Hague in a live broadcast of OVT, the history programme of VPRO radio.

The programme was dedicated to Winternachten and the relationship between history and literature. Writer Thomas Rosenboom talked about his reworking of the African letters of Focquenbroch (1640-1670), written during his stay at fort El Mina, the Dutch slave depot on Afrca's westcoast. In addition there was attention for Jonathan Swift's fictitious travel novel Gulliver's Travels and its rewriting at Winternachten. Writer Allard Schröder told about his chapter in Gulliver's New Travels. H.J.A. Hofland read his column on explorers. In this broadcast attention was paid to the research programme of the Dutch Institute for War Documentation about the decolonization process in Indonesia. The results of the research were presented during Winternachten.