zaterdag, oktober 6, 2018 - 09:15 to 16:30

For registration, please go to the online form on the website of Stichting Dialogue NJI (click here).

On October 6th, Stichting Dialogue NJI (Netherlands, Japan, Indonesia) in collaboration with Indisch Herinneringscentrum (IHC) and the Psychotrauma Expert Group (Arq), will organise the symposium Trauma, Recognition and Reconciliation after Violent Conflict. The symposium will take place at the Indisch Herinneringscentrum (IHC), Sophialaan 10 in The Hague.


The current symposium will focus on the effects of violence of war at personal, collective and historical level. These differ per individual, population group, country and generation. Current academic insights and the recognition of war traumas will be approached from the perspective of the three countries involved. Research into the personal processing of trauma focuses mainly on second and third generation war victims.

Speakers will cover the medical/psychological, historical, social and political field and hail from the Netherlands, Great Britain and Japan. The programme kicks off with three cases – short filmed interviews with first generation war victims from each of the three countries.

The symposium will be opened by the deputy minister of VWS, drs. Paul Blokhuis, and take a full day of presentations, filmed impressions, group discussion, and musical intermezzo. Topics will also be accessible for a non-academic audience.

Practical details

Registration: online registration form symposium
Date: Saturday October 6, 2018
Time: 10:00 – 16:15 hrs, registration starts 09:15 hrs
Location: Indisch Herinneringscentrum (IHC), Sophialaan 10 in The Hague
Language: English.
Coffee, tea and lunch will be provided.
More information on: website Stichting Dialogue NJI

About Stichting Dialogue Netherlands-Japan-Indonesia

Stichting Dialoog NJI strives for exchanging experiences in World War 2 in South East Asia and its aftermath, and building bridges between citizens of the Netherlands, Japan and Indonesia, in order to reach mutual recognition and reconciliation. Besides yearly conferences, education activities and networking, Dialogue NJI aims to stimulate research in support of policy making through organising scientific symposia.