Inschrijven op de nieuwsbrief

Peter Keppy

Peter Keppy
Peter Keppy

(1965, Amsterdam) graduated in 1992 in anthopology and sociology of non-western societies at the University of Amsterdam. He is interested in the modern social and economic and political history of southeast Asia, Indonesia in particular. He took his doctoral degree from the Free University of Amsterdam with a study of Indonesian and ethnic Chinese textile entrepreneurs in West Java. Since November 20012 he has worked with NIOD as a research coordinator of the Feasibility Study Dutch East Indies Accounts. In mid-August he began a study into the settlement of material damage as a result of the Japanese occupation. Peter Keppy is also very much interested in etno-musicology. In addition to being a scientist he is an amateur musician and band leader of the Orkes Kep & Tau.

Archive available for: Peter Keppy

  • Winternachten 2007 – Van Indië tot Indonesië

    Financial perkaras

    Host Paul van der Gaag talked to historians Hans Meijer and Peter Keppy about their research into administrative decisions on arrears in civil servants' salaries, material war damage and rehabilitation. On the struggle of the Dutch government and the Indian Dutch with the financial heritage of the war in the Dutch East-Indies. Is the Dutch government in default?

  • Winternachten 2007 – Art Deko(lonisatie)

    Music and image

    DJ Peter Keppy only plays 78 record discs. Music from the early years of the new Indonesia: from classical krontjong and gambang kromong to kecapi suling and tango. This music can't do without images. Alex Supartono made a selection from the photo collection of the Indonesian Press Photo Service. We saw the work of early Indonesian photo journalists, who previously worked for the Dutch and Japanese. They recorded important historical events. The Mendur brothers for instance were the only ones present when Sukarno declared independence on 17 August 1945. But they also had an eye for ordinary life. Slides from the Royal Tropical Institute, shot between 1960 and 1970 by among others B. Lawson, served as counter-images.

    At the end of the evening the Jakarta Street Band played a swinging mix of krontjong and dangdut.