IHS Batavia Tamalia 2

Batavia The Melting Pot

HIGHLIGHT on Culture & History: The Melting Pot That Helped Lead to The Creation of Indonesia. When the VOC established Batavia it began from ground zero; the original wooden buildings were either burnt during fighting or razed after the battle to take over the city.

The VOC then tried to create a city inspired by the “plan for an ideal city” of renowned 17th century mathematician and military engineer Simon Stevin, a plan combining Renaissance ideals and Dutch fortification systems.

IHS Batavia Tamalia 3It was a city built by merchants for only one purpose: trade. The many peoples who were brought or settled into this city created a mixed culture and community that served as a role for the creation of Indonesia.

Tamalia Alisjahbana, former Executive Director of the restored and revitalized Gedung Arsip, will share her deep knowledge of the history of her home town, Jakarta.

When: Tuesday, October 25 – Tamalia Alisjahbana
Venue: Auditorium of Erasmus Huis, Rasuna Said (next to the Dutch Embassy). Each lecture starts at 7:00 p.m. and finishes after a question and answer session around 8:30 p.m. The lectures are open to the public and there is no need to register to join.

The lectures are organized in the auditorium of Erasmus Huis, Rasuna Said (next to the Dutch Embassy). Each lecture starts at 7:00 p.m. and finishes after a question and answer session around 8:30 p.m. The lectures are open to the public and there is no need to register to join.

Light snacks are served before each lecture. Come early to socialize with like-minded people!  Please note that food and beverages are not allowed in the Erasmus Huis auditorium.

To help to cover the expenses we request an entrance donation of Rp.50,000. (Rp.30,000 students with a valid student ID).

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