Archive for 28th June 2009

Calling on Indo Diaspora

I have to thank Bianca at http://dutcheastindies.blogspot.com/ for the following information:

Hello All,

Professor Dewulf from University of California has launched a research project about the Indo Diaspora.  Please see announcement below.  If you would like to respond, you can either send me your information and I’ll gather it all together or contact him directly.

Dank je wel,
Bianca

The Dutch Studies Program at the University of California, Berkeley recently started a research project related to literature from and about the “Indo” community in the diaspora. In this context, we are looking for all types of text (such as novels, memoirs, autobiographies, stories, letters, articles, diaries, etc.) written by Indo’s after they left the Dutch East Indies. We are particularly interested in people who wrote about their experience as emigrant in the US (or Australia, Brazil, Suriname, etc.). All types of text are welcome, both in English and in Dutch.

If you would have such materials yourself or if you know someone who might have texts that could be interesting for our research project, please
contact:

Prof. Dr. Jeroen Dewulf
Queen Beatrix Chair in Dutch Studies
Department of German
5329, Dwinelle Hall
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-3243
jdewulf@berkeley.edu

Oh, the Irony

If you didn’t already know, I work for the Post Office.

I ordered something from a company, and they insisted on sending it via UPS because it was more reliable than using the Postal Service.

And…UPS lost it. All attempts to locate it have failed, and the company I ordered the gizmo from will now have to resend it.

Maybe they’ll strap it to a mule and send it to me that way.