Gamelan Dharma Swara: Spring Revolution

Gamelan Dharma Swara is part of the Spring Revolution Festival, National Sawdust’s annual two week festival celebrating the musical revolution created by Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. Held from March 1st through March 11th, this year Spring Revolution celebrates the voice of multicultural women, with every night featuring female curators, artists and composers because the female perspective is the human perspective and the human perspective should be inclusive.

The presentation includes the world premiere of ‘No Ma Den’ by groundbreaking composer I Dewa Ketut Alit, and the New York premiere of ‘Sari Ing Kerta’ by I Gusti Nyoman Darta, Gamelan Dharma Swara’s Artist-in-Residence.

Buy tickets here.

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Call for Papers: New York Conference on Asian Studies (Innovation and Invention)

May 1, 2018 - 12:00pm

Rochester Institute of Technology

Membership in NYCAS is open to all persons interested in Asian Studies. While the organization draws its membership primarily from New York State, participants in the annual conference come from throughout the United States and indeed the world. Each person registering for the annual meeting pays a membership fee to NYCAS, which is part of the registration fee, and then is considered a NYCAS member eligible to participate in the annual meeting and to vote in all NYCAS elections for that year. The membership is invited to nominate members of the Executive Board, who are elected in rotation at the annual meetings.

This year’s conference is hosted by the Rochester Institute of Technology and the theme is “innovation and invention.” The conference will be held September 21-22. Scholars, both affiliated with an institution as well as independent scholars, are invited to submit proposals for a panel or an individual paper.

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Post Doc at the University of Sydney

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Sydney Southeast Asia Centre (SSEAC), Reference no. 295/0218

Full-time fixed term for 12 months, extendable to two years for high performers, remuneration package: AUD 114Kp.a. (including base salary, leave loading and up to 17% super)

The Sydney Southeast Asia Centre (SSEAC) is a university-wide multidisciplinary centre at the University of Sydney that promotes scholarly engagement with Southeast Asia. Our postdoctoral positions are available to postdoctoral researchers working on topics related to our five research clusters—economic and social development, environment and resources, health, heritage and the arts, state and society—in any Southeast Asian country (or countries) and in any discipline. This year, we are offering a postdoctoral position in the area of economic and social development.

Appointees, who may sit within the centre or in a relevant host department, are required to spend up to 20% of their time on centre duties, allocated at the discretion of the SSEAC director. The remaining 80% of their time is available for their own research projects, with research targets set in consultation with the SSEAC director. Candidates who have held their PhDs for no more than five (5) years are eligible to apply. Appointments are for one year, with a possible extension for a second year for high-performing appointees.

In this position, you will:

* conduct your individual research according to an agreed timeline and scope
* prepare and submit high-quality publications according to an agreed timeline
* design, plan, schedule and prepare for implementation of future research projects
* contribute to the life of SSEAC through a range of SSEAC-related duties

About you

The successful candidate will have:

* an interest in social and/or economic development in Southeast Asia
* a PhD in a relevant field of study
* experience conducting original research related to Southeast Asia
* experience publishing in high-quality journals
* the ability to actively contribute to the life of SSEAC

To be considered for this position it is essential that you address the online selection criteria. For guidance on how to apply, click here search for the position number.


Symposium - Bali and Beyond

February 26, 2018 - 1:00pm

38 West 86th Street, Lecture Hall, Bard Graduate Center

Organized in conjunction with the exhibition Fabricating Power with Balinese Textiles, this symposium expands upon themes of religion, power, and cultural resilience to include textiles from various parts of the Indonesian archipelago. Speakers include anthropologists, textile historians, and curators each of whom will offer reflections on the agency of Indonesian textiles ranging from their spiritual or ritual uses in their culture of origin to their re-contextualization in Western ethnographic and art museums.

For more information, click here.

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Call For Papers: ISEAS Conference on "Religious Authority in Indonesian Islam"

January 31, 2018 - 12:00pm

ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore


  1. To study conventional accounts of traditional structures and figures of Islamic religious authority.
  2. To understand the underlying forces that shape and animate the construction, contestation, fragmentation, and pluralization of authority in contemporary Indonesian Muslim society.
  3. To analyze the role and influence of democracy, globalization, new media in the contestation and pluralization of religious authority. The proliferation and establishment of private television channels and new forms of information and communication technologies like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube would be one of the main focuses.
  4. To examine efforts to politicize religious authority in Indonesia for disparate political objectives.
  5. To identify diverse trends of religious authority in Indonesian Islam and to speculate on the future of mainstream organizations, particularly the NU and Muhammadiyah.

Venue and Date: This two-day conference will be held at ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore. Date : 3-4 July 2018Important Dates Deadline for Proposal Submission: 31 January 2018

Click here for more information,  or download the attached document for the full abstract.


Democracy and Political Development in Asia

Date/Time: January 24, 2018 - 6:30pm
Location: Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue, New York, NY  10021

2018 marks the 150th anniversary of Japan’s Meiji Restoration, an important period in Japanese history  credited for ushering in an era of major political and social change. The subsequent transformation during the Meiji period resulted in Japan’s modernization and democratic transition.  This program will discuss political transitions in Indonesia and Myanmar, each of which face crucial challenges in shaping the future of their democratic practices. Through examining democratic transitions, the panel of experts will address issues related to interaction between democracies and authoritarian regimes that continue to influence the future of the region.

Members $20; Students/Seniors $30; Nonmembers $40

Click here for more information.

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Rising Discrimination Against LGBT in Indonesia

January 28, 2018 - 12:00pm

Mulberry Conference Room, NYU Wagner, 295 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012

More than 300 Indonesians were arrested in 2017 for alleged LGBT-associated behavior, and countless others were intimidated and harassed. Already, several have been convicted under the Pornography Law and sent to prison. Andreas Harsono will explore whether this trend is related to the rise of Islamic populism and more sharia-inspired regulations in Indonesia. He also will ask what the Joko Widodo government is doing to stop this discrimination.  

Andreas Harsono has been the senior Indonesian researcher for Human Rights Watch since 2008. He has also had a long career as a journalist, and he has written several books about Indonesia.

 Andreas Harsono

Andreas Harsono

Call for Papers - Gendered Violence Conference

Call for Papers Conference on Gendered Violence Across Time and Space: The Netherlands East Indies, Indonesia, East Timor (Timor-Leste)

To be convened by Dr Ana Dragojlovic, Dr Hannah Loney and Associate Professor Katharine McGregor

Across time and space Indonesian, Dutch and East Timorese people have been included to different degrees in versions of the modern nation state today known as Indonesia. From the Dutch colonial period and through the Japanese occupation and the Indonesian occupation of East Timor, the degrees of inclusion or exclusion of persons from those states, have had direct bearings on patterns of gendered violence. Those patterns of inclusion or exclusion introduced structural based economic, political, legal and social inequalities that made some persons more vulnerable to gendered violence. In these diverse contexts, through periods of conflict and peace, people have faced and tried to resist different forms of gendered violence including, for example, violence perpetrated by state agents in the context of conflict, violence against sex workers, and violence within homes.

Although scholars have offered many valuable case studies of gender based violence (GBV) across the region today made up of the nations of Indonesia and Timor-Leste, and related diasporas, rarely have such analyses been brought together to consider diverse forms of gendered violence and their causes. This particular region of the world is important to consider because of multiple experiences of armed conflict and occupation as well as the diversity of people affected by gendered violence and the complexity of the religious and cultural communities involved. It is also important that we stop now to reflect on what we can learn from historical and contemporary cases because gendered violence is today on the rise in the region.

This conference seeks to place gendered violence at the centre of analysis of this region and to invite critical conversations around how we might reframe discussions of what historically has been termed gender based violence. What is meant by gendered violence, and gender-based violence
(GBV)? Are these conceptualizations sufficient for the challenges that historians, human rights activists, anthropologists, feminists and queer studies scholars have been grappling with? How can we adequately capture the roles played by structural forms of inequalities such as economic, political, and racialized forms of marginalization? We are particularly interested in papers that offer critical lenses to our thinking about gendered violence beyond reproducing essentializing dichotomies of vulnerability versus resilience and pathologization of ethnic and religious ‘others’.

We invite papers that reflect on historical and contemporary cases of gendered violence in the region and across diasporas through the analysis of archives, testimonies, detailed ethnographies, activism, legal cases, film, literature and art.

Papers might take up themes such as:

  • affective and visceral aspects of violence
  • violence and embodiment
  • narrative modalities including silence
  • knowledge production and activism
  • visual and performing arts
  • the law and gender based violence

Key Information

Date: 10-12 May 2018

Location: The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

Abstracts: Please send an abstract proposal of 250 words and a CV of publications to date to Hannah Loney (

Due date: 10 January 2017

Notifications of acceptance will be made by 19 December 2017. 

The expectation is that draft papers will also be circulated one month prior to the conference so that we can carefully consider plans for a conference publication.


Waged participants: $100

Students, non-waged participants, and participants from the region: $30

Postgraduate bursaries: 2 x postgraduate bursaries of $500 each to contribute to flights and accommodation are available. If you wish to be considered for one of these bursaries, please attach a short statement outlining how attending the conference will contribute towards your research and practice, and why you require funding to attend the conference, to your abstract proposal.

This conference is supported by the MAEVe and the Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne.

For more information click here.


Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad

Apply Now to the 2018 Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program!

Deadline: February 2, 2018

Did you know that the U.S. Department of Education provides grants to K-12 and postsecondary educators to study and travel abroad?

The Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program provides short-term seminars abroad for U.S. educators in the social sciences and humanities to improve their understanding and knowledge of the peoples and cultures of other countries. Each seminar features educational lectures and activities specifically designed for the group, including visits to local schools and organizations, meetings with teachers and students, and visits to cultural sites. Participants draw on their experiences during the program to create new, cross-cultural curricula for their classrooms and school systems back in the U.S.

In 2018, summer programs will be offered in Ecuador, India, and Poland. A total of 48 awards are available (sixteen per program). The program covers airfare, room and board, and program costs. Teacher participants are responsible for a cost-share of $600.

How to Apply

The 2018 Seminars Abroad application is now available on the G5 website at

If you are a new user, click “Sign Up” on the G5 Homepage. Once registered and activated, click on “Package Submission” under Grant Setup. Follow the steps provided, filling out the forms and uploading the necessary files. See the Application package for more detailed directions.


Eligibility Requirements

In order to be eligible for the Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad program, the applicant must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • Must hold a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Must have at least 3 years of full-time teaching or administrative experience by time of departure
  • Must be currently employed full-time in a U.S. school, institution of higher education, Local Educational Agency, State Educational Agency, library, or museum as a teacher/ administrator
  • Must be an educator in the Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences (this criterion does not apply to administrators)
  • Must work at the grade level of the seminar
  • Must be physically and psychologically able 

More information and application instructions.

COTI 2018 Language Training Program

Yth. Bapak dan Ibu Pengajar dan Pegiat BIPA di AS,

Situs web program pelatihan COTI 2018 dengan aplikasi daringnya sekarang tersedia di tautan berikut:

Harap disampaikan kepada mahasiswa, kolega dan/atau peserta ajar bahasa Indonesia lain yang berminat.

The website for the COTI 2018 language training program and online application is now available at this link:

Please share it with college students, colleagues and/or other Indonesian language students who are interested.

Berikut tanggal-tanggal penting penyelenggaraannya:

The following are the key dates:

Batas waktu penyerahan berkas lamaran: 16 Februari 2018

Application submission deadline

Pengumuman penerimaan: 2 Maret 2018 atau sebelumnya

Announcement of acceptances

Konfirmasi peserta: 15 Maret 2018

Confirmation of acceptances

Orientasi pra-keberangkatan: 18 Mei-1Juni 2018

Pre-departure orientation

Program pelatihan bahasa: 21 Juni-15 Agustus 2018

Language training program

Terlampir daftar persyaratan berkas lamarannya. Silakan mengajukan pertanyaan sehubungan urusan administrasi dan berkas lamaran untuk pelatihan bahasa COTI ke Untuk urusan mendesak, hubungi Jolanda Pandin ( atau Thamora Fishel ( Atas perhatian dan bantuannya, saya haturkan banyak terima kasih.

Attached is a list of the required application documents. Please send inquiries about administrative matters and the required application documents for the COTI language training to For urgent matters, contact Jolanda Pandin ( or Thamora Fishel ( Thank you very much for your attention and assistance in advance.

Informasi untuk aplikasi/Application Information


Possession and Persuasion: Cornell Southeast Asia Program's 20th Annual Graduate Student Conference

We welcome submissions of abstracts by December 13, 2017 from graduate students who have completed original research related to Southeast Asia. There is no specific theme for this conference, as we hope to attract a wide range of submissions. Our intention is to reflect the dynamic research currently undertaken by graduate students. The Cornell Southeast Asia Program’s Graduate Committee will review submissions, select presenters, and organize panels by theme. Selected contributors will present their work as part of a panel, and paper abstracts will be included in the conference program. Each panel will have a faculty member serve as a discussant.

For more information, click here

Migrations and New Mobilities in Southeast Asia

The two centers invite submissions for presentations from scholars and graduate students conducting original research in the social sciences and humanities that address the primary theme of the conference. Abstracts (up to 500 words) should be sent to CSEAS at UC Berkeley by Friday, January 19, 2018. Abstracts should include your name, affiliation and discipline and contact information (including e-mail address).The conference is open to all. Some travel funding is available for faculty and graduate students at UC and CSU campuses. The conference will be held at UC Berkeley.

For more information, click here

Boren Awards: Funding for Study of Indonesian Language

Application Deadline: January 30, 2018

This year we are introducing The Indonesian Flagship Language Initiative (IFLI) which offers Boren Awards awardees the special opportunity to study Indonesian language and culture by participating in domestic and overseas immersion language programs in Indonesia. Created in partnership with experienced program providers, IFLI is appropriate for applicants with no language proficiency, as well as intermediate and advanced speakers. This immersive program begins with an intensive summer domestic language institute at the University of Wisconsin, followed by a fall overseas program in Indonesia at the State University of Malang (UM) administered by the American Councils for International Education.
For more informationclick here.

Schorenstein Post Doctoral Fellowships in Contemporary Asia

The Walter H Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center of the Stanford University  invites applications for the Shorenstein postdoctoral fellowships in contemporary Asia. These residential fellowships support junior scholars with research and writing on Asia. The primary focus is contemporary political, economic, or social change in the Asia-Pacific region or topics in international relations and international political economy.

Junior scholars whose PhDs have been conferred by 31 July 2018, or who have obtained their PhD within the past three years or have equivalent research experience may apply. Two fellowships, each worth USD 52,000 with an additional USD 2,000 for research expenses over a 10-month period, are available. Fellows are required to be in residence for the duration of the appointment, and to take part in Center activities throughout the academic year. Fellows should also present their research findings in Center seminars and participate the Center’s publication programme. Appointments begin in the autumn term of the 2018 to 2019 academic year.

Deadline information: Applications due by 12 noon Pacific time, 20 December 2017 Application Form

Indonesian Arts and Culture Scholarships

The Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in New York would like to invite you to participate in the Indonesia Arts and Culture Scholarship, which will take place between March 17th and June 24th, 2018.

The Indonesia Arts and Culture Scholarship (IACS) is a non-degree scholarship offered by the Government of Indonesia for candidates in the United States.

Application deadline is Dec. 29, 2017. For more information, please contact: (You may contact Alia's contact Pak Winanto, to find out more about this)

 Photograph from the Claire Holt archives, NYPL

Photograph from the Claire Holt archives, NYPL