dr. (Maryse) M.J. Kruithof

dr. (Maryse) M.J. Kruithof

Lecturer Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication Department of History
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M.J. Kruithof (2011). The institutionalisation of Islam knowledge in the Netherlands during the nineteenth century, with a focus on the Dutch Indies. NISIS Spring School: Rabat, Morocco (2011, maart 22).

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Maryse Kruithof (1988) completed the Master ‘Global History and International Relations’ at the ESHCC at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, in September 2010. She graduated on a biography of the Dutch missionary Carel Poensen. For thirty years Poensen strived to convert the Muslim population of Java, Indonesia. His writings are therefore an excellent source for the study of cultural and religious exchange within a colonial setting.

Kruithof is currently working on her PhD-dissertation, with the provisional title: Missionary Encounters with Islam and the failed conversion of Java, 1850 -1920. She is funded by NISIS (Netherlands Interuniversity School for Islamic Studies), a national Research school and platform for all Islam-related education and research in the Netherlands. Since October 2010, Kruithof is a member of the cap-group ‘Non-Western History’’ at the ESHCC of the Erasmus University of Rotterdam.  She teaches courses on the history of the Non-Western Societies.

The subject of Kruithof’s dissertation is again missionary history. Missionary history is more than the history of Christian propagation in far away regions in the world. Rather, the history of encounters between different cultures and between different faiths covers the social, cultural and political lives of individuals and communities. Missionary history clarifies processes of cross-cultural contacts and clashes in the colonial world of the nineteenth and early twentieth century; the heydays of (cultural) imperialism. The evangelizing process was in the case of Java not imposed from top to bottom by the colonial state. On the contrary, the religious conversion process was often more like a bargaining game between the missionaries and the local population. Missionary research gives also insight into the daily lives of people in a colonial society, because there the collection of personal writings of the missionaries is very rich.

        • M.J. Kruithof (2014). Accessory results of the Christian mission in colonial Java. NISIS Spring School: Madrid (2014, maart 17).
        • M.J. Kruithof (2014). Conflicting identities. European social science history conference 2014: University of Vienna (2014, april 26).
        • M.J. Kruithof (2013). Missionary Encounters with Javanese Islam; Religious Adaptation and the Localization of the Church. KHK Summer School: Bochum (2013, juli 18).
        • M.J. Kruithof (2013). Religion, Reform and Plurality; Identity Changes in the Process of Conversion. UCSIA Summer School Antwerpen: Antwerpen (2013, augustus 29).
        • M.J. Kruithof (2013). Culture or Religion? An Analysis of the 19th century Dutch, Missionary Discourse in the Javanese Context. Nisis Autumn School: Utrecht University (2013, oktober 30).
        • M.J. Kruithof (2013). The Dutch Colonial State and Religious Affairs. NISIS Spring School Hammamet: Hammamet (2013, maart 28).
        • M.J. Kruithof (2012). Islam and the non-Muslim Other. Java, 1850-1920. NISIS Spring School Istanbul: Istanbul (2012, maart 27).
        • M.J. Kruithof (2011). The institutionalisation of Islam knowledge in the Netherlands during the nineteenth century, with a focus on the Dutch Indies. NISIS Spring School: Rabat, Morocco (2011, maart 22).
        • M.J. Kruithof (2011). Biographical research methods. Egodocuments Free University Amsterdam: Amsterdam (2011, april 1).
        • M.J. Kruithof (2011). Islam, Christianity and Mysticism on Java during the nineteenth century. NISIS Autumn school: Amsterdam (2011, oktober 27).
        • M.J. Kruithof (2010). Mysticism in Javanese Islam and Christianity; a Comparison. NISIS Autumn School UvA: Amsterdam (2010, oktober 23).
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    Erasmus University Rotterdam
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    Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication
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    Department of History
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