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The ASH Valorisation Prize 2019-2020 is awarded to Anne-Lot Hoek by the ASH Advisory Board.

Anne-Lot is awarded the prize for her work on the Dutch colonial period in Indonesia and the decolonization of Indonesia. Anne-Lot is an external PhD candidate at ASH and a historian/journalist. As a historian and journalist she regularly publishes in written media, such as Vrij Nederland, NRC and De Groene Amsterdammer, and she has also appeared on radio and TV (Buitenhof, Nieuwsuur). She was a journalist-in-residence at the NIAS and held a research fellowship at the KITLV 2016. Since 2018, she is a PhD candidate at ASH. Under the supervision of Peter Romijn (NIOD/UvA) and David Kloos (KITLV), Anne-Lot is working on a study on the anticolonial struggle on the island of Bali between 1849-1949, with a particular focus on the Indonesian independence war (1945-1949). Her dissertation is planned to be published as a book by De Bezige Bij in 2021.

Follow the links below for a few of her recent publications/media appearances:

About the award

The ASH Valorisation Award is presented annually to (a) member(s) of the Amsterdam School for Historical Studies. The award recognizes an individual or team’s ability to reach new audiences, demonstrating a lasting impact on the public. The award is accompanied by a prize of €250.