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Two years after Myanmar’s military coup survivors of Rohingya genocide and victims of post-coup atrocities file joint complaint

By Maaike Matelski– On 8 December 2022, Nickey Diamond visited the VU for two lectures. Nickey is an activist from Myanmar who recently started a PhD in Anthropology at the University of Konstanz, where he…

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Apology

by Peter Versteeg – “Apology” is another word for acknowledgmentAcknowledging the past, but not just any kind of pastIt is a formal word for a moral occasionNo emotion, no affectionIt is neither personal nor individualIt…

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Pardoning the innocent: the early modern witch hunt as traumatic heritage?

A History Month (Maand van de Geschiedenis) contribution by Peter Versteeg – We live in a time when calls for public apologies for all kinds of historical wrongs are everyday business. Recent attention to victims…

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