Now in Open Access: Flowers in the Wall

Flowers in the Wall: Truth and Reconciliation in Timor-Leste, Indonesia and Melanesia is now available for free Open Access download, thanks to University of Calgary Press. Click to access downloadable pdf version What is the experience of truth and reconciliation? What is the purpose of a truth commission? What lessons can be learned from established truth and… More Now in Open Access: Flowers in the Wall

Call for contributions

Do you have something to say about truth and reconciliation in Timor-Leste, Indonesia and Melanesia? About wider aspects of reconciliation in global or local perspective? About other aspects that link to peace, reconciliation, and human rights in Southeast Asia and the Southwest Pacific? If so, this web site on Truth and Reconciliation in Timor-Leste, Indonesia… More Call for contributions

Truth & reconciliation in Southeast Asia & the Melanesian Pacific: a project summary

Can historians be peacemakers? Recent experiences with truth and reconciliation processes in Southeast Asia and the Southwest Pacific suggest that they can be. There is a role for historical research and memory in helping to build sustainable peace and stability in new nations. On the other hand, ignoring violent pasts undermines peacebuilding efforts. In the… More Truth & reconciliation in Southeast Asia & the Melanesian Pacific: a project summary

Truth and reconciliation as ongoing, activist processes

By David Webster Does a truth and reconciliation process end when a truth commission hands in its final report? The experience of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s (TRC) brutal residential schools system implies that it definitely should not. The TRC’s calls to action call on settler society to do some of the heavy… More Truth and reconciliation as ongoing, activist processes

Truth and Reconciliation: Truth and Reconciliation in Indonesia, Timor-Leste, and Melanesia Recommendations to the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and International Development of Canada

  Truth and Reconciliation in Indonesia, Timor-Leste, and Melanesia Recommendations to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Rt. Hon. Stéphane Dion, and the Minister of International Development, the Hon. Marie-Claude Bibeau Dear M Dion and Mme Bibeau, In keeping with Prime Minister Trudeau’s notice to the international community that Canada is back and ready to… More Truth and Reconciliation: Truth and Reconciliation in Indonesia, Timor-Leste, and Melanesia Recommendations to the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and International Development of Canada

La vérité et la réconciliation: recommandations au gouvernement du Canada

La vérité et la réconciliation en Indonésie, Timor-Leste, et Mélanésie Des recommandations au ministre des Affaires étrangères, le très honorable Stéphane Dion et le ministre du Développement international, l’honorable Marie-Claude Bibeau Chers M Dion et Mme Bibeau, En accord avec le préavis du Premier Ministre Trudeau à la communauté internationale que le Canada est de… More La vérité et la réconciliation: recommandations au gouvernement du Canada

Southeast Asian and Pacific National Museums as Sites of Memory

By Sarah Zwierzchowski In an article for Representations (later published as the introduction to his book, Les lieux de mémoire), French historian Pierre Nora presented the concept of lieux de mémoire to describe entities where “memory crystallizes and secretes itself.”[1] Sites of memory hold symbolic value contributing to the memorial heritage of communities and can… More Southeast Asian and Pacific National Museums as Sites of Memory

the project: memory, truth and reconciliation in timor-leste, indonesia & melanesia

“Memory, truth and reconciliation in Southeast Asia” is a project in collaborative analysis and policy recommendations that centres on a one-day workshop comparing the experience of truth and reconciliation in two Southeast Asian territories. One, the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste (East Timor), has completed a truth and reconciliation commission. The other, West Papua, is a… More the project: memory, truth and reconciliation in timor-leste, indonesia & melanesia