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29 April - HistoRUN 2017 – Rumah Kaca – Living under Colonial Surveillance

“Travel back to the 1920’s to discover and get inspired by Indonesian history in Leiden..”


HistoRUN is an annual event of PPI Leiden since 2013. It is a guided-tour around the city of Leiden focusing on telling Indonesian history within the city. The audience of HistoRUN are Indonesian and international students from Leiden and other cities in the Netherlands, as well as the Indonesian diasporas in the Netherlands.


This year’s HistoRUN’s theme will be Rumah Kaca: Living Under Colonial Surveillance. “Rumah Kaca” or house of glass is a term to describe the activity of Dutch intelligence police within the colonial era when they investigate the life of Indonesian nationalists, even of Indonesian students in the Netherlands during the 1910s-1940s.