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Bronbeek, 28 February 2019. The yearly commemoration of the battle of the Java Sea 1942 with the laying of a wreath was held today in the presence of the Marine Corps. Before the actual commemoration ceremony, dr. W.G.J. Remmelink presented his speech on the battle, illustrated with maps, and explained in detail the operational sequence of events and the ship movements. His presentation was based on his translation of Japanese source material from the Senshi Sōsho volume 26. 

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February 13th, The Corts Foundation presented her latest publication called “The Diplomatic Correspondence between the Kingdom of Siam and the Castle of Batavia during the 17th and 18th century” (translated in the Thai language) to the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand Mrs. Eksiri Pintaruchi.

We are grateful to our partners of the Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok: Mrs. Prof. dr. Bhawan Ruangsilp, dr. Dhiravat Na Pombejra PhD and Miss Joyce Sutthiman Limpanusorn.

By translating original Dutch correspondence into English, Indonesian and now Thai, this unique correspondence becomes more accessible to historians worldwide, and especially also now in Thailand.

(photo left to right: Mevrouw Eksiri Pintaruchi, Dhr. Egbert Jacobs voorzitter TCF, Dhr. Joan Snellen van Vollenhoven secretaris TCF)

Download the publication here >>

 

The board of The Corts Foundation is honoured to announce that Stone & Stone awarded our second Senshi Sōsho- publication vol. 26 “ The Operations of the Navy in the Dutch East Indies and the Bay of Bengal” with her Editor's Choice Award for books of 2018 (see http://books.stonebooks.com/book/1019885/).

Stone & Stone recommended our publication as follows:
“This English translation of volume 26 of the Japanese Senshi Sōsho series stands out as one of the most important WWII publications of the year. It's difficult to conceive how anyone can understand these operations from the IJN perspective without utilizing this work.”

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thai dipllet coverThe Corts Foundation is pleased to announce that the publication called “The Diplomatic Correspondence between the Kingdom of Siam and the Castle of Batavia during the 17th and 18th century” is translated and published in the Thai language. By translating original Dutch correspondence into English, Indonesian and now Thai, this unique correspondence becomes more accessible to historians worldwide, and especially also now in Thailand.

The important archival discovery of hundreds of diplomatic letters in the archives of the Arsip Nasional Republik Indonesia (ANRI) led to a project to highlight a few of these letters in particular. This treasure trove of unique correspondence between the Royal Court in Ayutthaya and Batavia Castle show the cultural heritage and the economic history of Southeast Asia. It is a rich source for the maritime history of Asia, as it specifies the old inter-Asian trade network and the close ties between kingdoms in the region.

The diplomatic letters are preserved in the archives of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) that were granted the status of UNESCO Memory of the World in 2004. They have a protected status and are regarded an important written source of global history. The correspondence is included in the archival series called ‘the Daily Journals of Batavia Castle’ (1624-1807) and are part of digitalized archives that can be accessed online at: www.sejarah-nusantara.anri.go.id .


All three versions of the Diplomatic letters publication can be found here:
[Thai language version >>]  [English version >>]  [Indonesian version >>]

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This project has been made possible by The Corts Foundation in collaboration with ANRI and the Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, and with financial support of the Royal Dutch Embassy in Bangkok.


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The Corts Foundation


is a Dutch non profit organization that uses the legacy of Kees Corts to perform history and archive projects concerning the former Dutch Indies, especially the period of the Dutch East India company, and end of the colonial period during World War II.
 

 

 

 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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In particular:
Christiaan G. van Anrooij Fonds
 Engelbert van Bevervoorde-Van Heyst Fonds

 

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Isaac Alfred Ailion Foundation

 

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Arsip Nasional Republik Indonesia

 

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National Institute for Military History 

 

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