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August 2016: Article Senshi Sosho part.3 by Petra Groen
Prof. Dr. Petra Groen has published an article recently in the international scientific journal 'International Journal of Military History and Historiography' about the volume 'The invasion of the Dutch East Indies' of of the Senshi Sosho series, published by The Corts Foundation. This volume has been translated from Japanese into English by W. Remmelink and has been released in 2015 at Leiden University Press. The article can be downloaded here. Please visit also the journal IJMH on the website of Brill.
June 2016: VOC Marginalia fully published online
Last week TCF and ANRI published the full index of marginalia online of the Dagregisters of Batavia. Marginalia are the short text summaries that are written in the margin of the page and they act as an index to the full texts written on these pages.
Publication online in a searchable database means that an impressive number of 117,390 entries to the scans of 85,150 folio pages are available for historic research. The period of 1659 - 1807 is covered.
An infographic displays the relationship between publications, scans and marginalia entries. Discover yourself the true stories based on primary sources.
April 2016: TCF supports the 'Panji' manuscripts
On April 28th prof.dr.ing. Wardiman Djojonegoro, former minister of Education of Indonesia, visited dhr Kurt De Belder MA MLIS, director of UB Leiden and dhr Roger Tol of KITLV concerning the project: “Panji tales manuscripts”.
This visit was made possible by mediation of The Corts Foundation. Perpustakaan Nasional Republik Indonesia (PNRI), the National Library of Indonesia, is researching at the moment, together with several institutions in countries in Asia, the University Library of Leiden and The Corts Foundation the possibility of an application of the “Panji tales manuscripts” to the World Memory Register of UNESCO.
December 2015: DASA infograph published
The website of Sejarah Nusantara that is developed by The Corts Foundation and ANRI together to publish parts of the VOC archives contains thousands of scans, digitized archive series, databases that are fully searchable and connect to documents and scans, embedded book publications and scientific articles. Most sources are connected with eachother and can be browsed and filtered.
To show these relationships, the numbers of scans and records, an infograph was created by Marco Roling of The Corts Foundation. The full size infograph is clickable to immediately go to the specific pages of the website that was created in the DASA project.
The Corts Foundation and the Arsip Nasional Republik Indonesia proudly present a website, in both English and Indonesian language, that shows thousands of handwritten pages of the Dutch 17th and 18th century archives, inventories and searchable databases. This website focusses on a worldwide audience of people interested in the history of the Indonesian archipelago hidden as treasures in these old documents.
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The 'Christiaan Cornelis Corts Foundation' and the 'Philippus Corts Foundation' together are making up 'The Corts Foundations'.
The Corts Foundations are both Dutch non-profit organizations founded in 2003 with the legacy capital of Kees Corts, whose interest in the Indonesian history led to the support of many interesting projects.
Mission and Vision
The vision of The Corts Foundation is to make an important contribution to the preservation and dissemination of documentary heritage in the field of the History of World War II and Asian-European Relations so as to safeguard information on common and national history.
The foundation focusses on four areas of interest.
C.W. Corts MSc was born on 24 May 1920 into a Dutch family living in Sumatra, where his father practiced medicine. In 1939 Kees Corts returned to the Netherlands for his tertiary education with his parents and younger brother, Philip. World War II proved to be a tragedy for the family, as Philip was executed during the occupation of the Netherlands.
As stated the "Christiaan Cornelis Corts – foundation" and the "Philippus Corts foundation" together are making up "The Corts Foundation". The Christiaan Cornelis Corts – foundation is in control of the finances, while the "Philippus Corts- foundation" operates projects abroad under the registered name: "The Corts Foundation".
The foundations are non-profit organizations working for the general benefit. They were founded in 2003 in order to secure the legacy capital of Kees Corts, and to define its mission in the field of the history of the Second World War and the VOC archives in Indonesia.