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Dr. Hendrik E. Niemeijer received a personal invitation from the Rector of Universitas Diponegoro, Prof. Dr. Yos Johan Utama, to attend the 58 Dies Natalis celebration on 15th October and receive a special Award for his contributions to the development of the Maritime & Global History curriculum at the Faculty of Humanities (FIB). After speeches by the Rector and the Minister of Home Affairs the tokens were distributed. Dr. Niemeijer would like to share this Award with all the colleagues in the Department of History and thank them for their warm support and hospitality.


On the photo Dr. Niemeijer stands next to other award winners, Bapak Sigit Pramono Ketua Perhimpunan Bank-bank Nasional (Perbanas, the Chairman of the Indonesian Banks Association) and the Dean of the Faculty of Law.


The Corts Foundation has concluded her first Senshi Sōsho project on September 21st with a publication in print and in Open Access by Leiden University Press of "The invasion of the Dutch East Indies".

This translation from the Japanese language covers the capture of the Dutch East Indies, resulting in the capitulation of the KNIL (the Royal Netherlands Indies Army) on Java. The translation is done by Dr. Willem Remmelink with a team of Japanese historians. On September 21st the first copy of the book was presented by the president of The Corts Foundation mr. Egbert Jacobs to the Dean of the Humanities Faculty of the University of Leiden Prof.dr. Wim van den Doel, in the presence of the Japanese Ambassador and other representatives from Japan, Indonesia and the Netherlands.


ID ANRI K66a 897 f001 sm fragmentIn the DASA project by The Corts Foundation and the National Archives of Indonesia (ANRI, Jakarta) an important milestone has been reached and a new archival series has been published online. After the Daily Journals of Batavia also the Resolution books of the Castle of Batavia are available and accessible online now.

The Resolutions were created by the General Secretary of the Governnor-General the Council of Dutch Asia (the Supreme Government in the VOC’s headquarters in Asia: Batavia Castle) and chronologically recorded and stored.

All 330 volumes of 1613-1810 are digitalized in Jakarta by The Corts Foundation and ANRI the last year and currently available on the website of via the overviewpage of this series. More than 232.000 scans have been added to the webste with the publication of this important series!

On 13 September 2015 a memorial to the victims of prisoners of war camp Fukuoka-2 will be unveiled in the Japanese city of Nagasaki. Among the prisoners of war were a few hundred young Dutch navy men and soldiers of the Royal Dutch East-Indian Army who were captured in March 1942. Initially interned at Makassar, they were transferred to Nagasaki in October 1942, where they were forced to work in the shipyards. 41 of these Dutch prisoners of war died in captivity. The survivors returned home in the course of 1945, many not before December.



The Corts Foundation

is a Dutch non profit organization that uses the legacy of Kees Corts to perform history and archive projects concerning the former Dutch Indies, especially the period of the Dutch East India company, and end of the colonial period during World War II.





Jakarta, Indonesia
Bangkok, Thailand


In particular:
Christiaan G. van Anrooij Fonds
 Engelbert van Bevervoorde-Van Heyst Fonds



In particular:
Isaac Alfred Ailion Foundation







Arsip Nasional Republik Indonesia





National Institute for Military History 





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