In 1991 Peter was appointed director of the KITLV in Leiden, where he initiated, led, and coordinated the EDEN (Ecology, Demography and Economy in Nusantara) research project on the environmental history of Indonesia.
Besides three books of his own, he edited or co-edited no fewer than sixteen collective volumes and produced more than 120 published articles and chapters--particularly impressive considering that much of this output occurred during the period of his directorship of the KITLV.
The book considers both the detailed histories of KITLV
leaders and also larger questions of orientalism and imperialism.
Huub de Jonge and Nico Kaptein (Leiden: KITLV
Early 19th Century Documents on West Borneo from NA & KITLV
Smallholders and stockbreeders: Histories of foodcrop and livestock farming in Southeast Asia Edited by PETER BOOMGAARD and DAVID HENLEY Leiden: KITLV
the posthumous editions of Scharer 1966 by the KITLV
in Leiden and of Zimmermann 1968 by W.
From the start the KITLV
published a journal, Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde [Contributions to the Linguistics, Geography and Ethnology (of the colonies)] -- BKI for short -- and occasional publications entitled Werken [Works].
viii) "Field research in Indonesia would undoubtedly have added more material; however the KITLV
collection in Leiden possesses such a high degree of completeness that it can be safely assumed that most of the important literature has been included.
This collection of articles about the society of the Madura Islands is the product of the symposium organized in Leiden by the KITLV
, October 7-11, 1991, attesting to the rising interest in Madura on the part of the scientific community in the past ten years.
Press, Verhandelingen van her Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- and Volkenkunde, Vol.
Hervormingen van justitie, grondgebruik en bestuur in de Vorstenlanden op Java 1880-1930 (Leiden: KITLV
Press, 1985) to which the present work is deeply indebted (and which deserves an English translation