Going Dutch: On Research, History, and Memory in Translation

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February 22, 2017

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Botanical Letters

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Esther Helena Arens, « Going Dutch: On Research, History, and Memory in Translation », Botanical Letters, ID : 10670/1.ckqec4


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For my current research on a Dutch text from the late 17th century Moluccas, I identify as a historian in an interdisciplinary project at the Institute of Dutch Language and Literature at the University of Cologne. Yesterday I was working in the Koninklijke Bibliotheek in Den Haag, with two volumes of Rumphius’ Ambonese Herbal lying at my desk, when a middle-aged Dutch man approached me about my work. About Rumphius?! In Leiden, surely? The misunderstanding might have originated in me whisper...

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