Participant Info

First Name
Last Name
University of Münster
Website URL
Netherlands, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, colonialism, women's history, history of education, history of childhood
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About Me

I am a feminist historian of colonial Indonesia with special interest in women’s history and the history of childhood. Having obtained my PhD at the European University Institute in 2019, I am currently a Junior Researcher at the Cluster of Excellence for Religion and Politics at Münster University. I am working on a book on girls’ education in the Dutch East Indies.

Recent Publications

Kirsten Kamphuis, ‘An Alternative Family: An Elite Christian Girls’ School on Java in a Context of Social Change, c.1907-1939.’ BMGN – Low Countries Historical Review 135 (2020), No. 3-4: 133-157. doi: 10.18352/bmgn-lchr.10870.

Kirsten Kamphuis and Elise Van Nederveen Meerkerk,Education, Labour and Discipline: New Perspectives on Indigenous Children in Colonial Asia.’ International Review of Social History 65 (2020), No. 1: 1-14. doi: 10.1017/S0020859019000750

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Netherlands, Indonesia
Expertise by Geography
Netherlands, Southeast Asia
Expertise by Chronology
Modern, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Children & Youth, Colonialism, Gender, Pedagogy, Women