Lise Zurné (1992) is a PhD candidate at the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication. She graduated her BSc in Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology (VU Amsterdam) and MA in Visual Anthropology (Leiden University) cum laude. For her masterthesis, she explored the popular phenomenon of historical re-enactment in Indonesia, which also resulted in a documentary: The Feel of History (2017, 29m). This film follows a historical society that re- enacts one of the last battles with the Dutch colonizers of 1949 in Yogyakarta. It shows how these re-enactors create their own spectacular and romanticized re-presentation of the past and has screened at various ethnographic film festivals. Her written thesis analyzed the re-enactment in relation to the history and political landscape of Indonesia.
Her current research further explores the topic of historical re-enactment as part of the project: War ! Popular Culture and European Heritage of Major Armed Conflicts. It explores historical re-enactments of 20st century violence in Europe and Indonesia and explores how re-enactors engage with sensitive pasts.
Lise is supervised by prof.dr. Maria Grever, prof.dr. Stijn Reijnders and dr. Robbert-Jan Adriaansen.
Lise's teaching duties include: Historical Representation and Imagination; Migration, Identity and Citizenship, Internships and Bachelorthesises.
Lise is the vice-chair of the PhD Council.
She is also a co-founder of the ethnovision, a collective of five visual anthropologists who provide workshops on the use of visual methods in academic research.
L. Zurne, S.R. Driessen, L.T. Slegtenhorst & P.J.B. Van den Heede (2019, juni 28). Users in focus: Memory consumers in academic research to popular representations of war history. Madrid, Memory Studies Association Conference.
L. Zurne (2019, januari 14). “Until we finally have the answer": Negotiating narratives in the reenactment of March 1st, 1949, Yogyakarta. Erasmus University, Guest lecture History, Memory and National Identity.
L. Zurne (2018, oktober 3). Negotiating narratives of decolonization. Autonoma University Madrid, Seminar Historical Reenactments and the New Ways of Enacting History.
L. Zurne (2018, februari 20). Remembering, forgetting and re-enacting. University Utrecht, Presentation Huizinga Institute.