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

Post Doctoral Fellowship at Harvard University

As part of its mission to promote intra- and inter-Asian research, the Asia Center offers two postdoctoral fellowships.

The Asia Center Postdoctoral Fellowship is available to recent Ph.D. graduates who engage seriously with at least two Asian countries. In the case of Southeast Asia, research may be on a single country, although preference will be given to applicants with comparative or cross-border projects.

The Victor and William Fung Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship is available to recent Ph.D. graduates who engage seriously with at least two Asian countries with the requirement that their research includes a component dealing with Greater China.

Application deadline is Friday, January 12, 2018. For more informationclick here


Indonesian Film Forum: Kartini


A film by Hanung Bramantyo

Presented by Indonesian Film Forum New York and The New School


Friday, December 8th, 2017 at 6:30PM–9:30PM

The Auditorium Johnson/Kaplan Hall, New School

66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011

$5 with indonesian refreshment drink and snacks

English subtitle, 122 mins

Raden Ajeng Kartini (April 21, 1879–September 17, 1904) was an Indonesian heroine who fought for women’s emancipation and the abolishment of systemic misogyny. In her short life, Kartini empowered young women to pursue higher education and strive for their equality. Her legacy is celebrated every year on Kartini Day (April 21).

The biographical film Kartini follows the titular heroine’s journey right after she was placed into pingit, a traditional practice where young girls lived in seclusion until they were ready to marry. During her time in school, Kartini became proficient at speaking Dutch—a remarkable feat for Javanese women then—and made friends with foreigners across the world. This ensured her continuation of education and fostered her interest in feminist ideals hailing from Europe, which eventually bloomed into a desire to elevate the status of Indonesian women.

Dian Sastrowardoyo (What’s Up With Love?), a Deauville Asian Film Festival winner for best actress, plays the role of Kartini. She is accompanied by Citra Award-winner Christine Hakim (Whispering Sands) and the prolific actor Reza Rahadian (Habibie & Ainun).

Supported by the Indonesian Consulate General in New York, Permias NYC, LA Indonesian Film Festival, Legacy Pictures, the Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture, the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and Bekraf.
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Great new initiative coming from the US Department of Education, #BeGlobalReady for more information click here.

On the occasion of the 18th International Education Week, the International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) Office of the U.S. Department of Education is pleased to share with you a new series of images and messages to encourage U.S. students, teachers, and citizens to “be global ready”. We hope these images and messages will help spread the word about the value of international and foreign language education for all!

The series of images is available to use in your organizations, schools, classrooms, and communities. The images are available for free download at: 

We also encourage you to share your own stories on social media using #BeGlobalReady.

Happy International Education Week!



Medicine, Science, and Technology in the Study of Asian Pasts and Presents

AAS Dissertation Workshop

Medicine, Science, and Technology in the Study of Asian Pasts and Presents
March 19-22, 2018
Washington, D.C.

Interests in the interdisciplinary studies of science, technology, and medicine have expanded in the last twenty years, raising new questions in response to contemporary developments. Some studies have looked at ways in which foreign technology was adopted and adapted in Asia. Others have looked at how technical, scientific, mathematical, botanical, and medical knowledge from Asia has traveled across the globe. Some have traced the impact of Asian foods, traditional medicines, indigenous plant and animal species on global trade. Others have problematized interpretations of meta-categories like science, nature, health, and development. This workshop invites applications from PhD candidates working on the history, politics, ethics, and sociology of medicine, science, and technology. It will provide a venue for the interdisciplinary and comparative examination of these relationships, both today and historically.

The workshop will be limited to 12 students, ideally from a broad array of disciplines and working on a wide variety of materials and in various regions of Asia. It also will include a small multidisciplinary and multi-area faculty with similar interests.

The workshop is scheduled for the days immediately preceding the 2018 AAS annual conference in Washington, D.C. It will begin with dinner on the evening of Monday, March 19, continue for the next two and one-half days of intense discussion, and close with lunch on Thursday, March 22.

The AAS will be able to provide limited financial support for participants including three night’s accommodations, meals, and partial “need-based” travel funds. Students are encouraged to approach their home institutions for additional support. It is hoped that participants also will attend the AAS annual conference immediately following the workshop.

Applicants need not have advanced to candidacy but must have at least drafted a dissertation research proposal. Applications are also welcome from doctoral students in the early phases of writing their dissertations. Applicants do not have to be current AAS members to apply for the workshop, but if selected, must join or renew their membership to participate. Applications consist of two items only:

1) a current Curriculum Vitae, and
2) the dissertation proposal, or if the research and writing is well under way, a statement of the specific issues being addressed, the intellectual approach, and the materials being studied. Neither the proposal nor statement should exceed 10 double-spaced pages in length using standard-sized fonts. Application materials should be sent as email attachments to Michael Paschal ( no later than January 8, 2018. Please include “Dissertation Workshop Application” in the email subject box.

Workshop participants will be selected on the basis of the submitted projects, the potential for useful exchanges among them, and a concern to include a wide range of disciplinary perspectives, intellectual traditions, and regions of Asia. Applicants will be informed whether or not they have been selected for the workshop later in January.

For further information about the workshop, or eligibility, please contact Michael, or Justin McDaniel Faculty having related research interests who would be interested in serving as mentors for the workshop also should contact the organizers for details. Modest supplemental funding will be available to mentors to help offset related costs.


 Yseali Professional Fellows Program

Call for Applications

 (SPRING 2018)

Deadline: November 17, 2017 

The American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL) and the U.S Department of State, in cooperation with The United States - Indonesia Society (USINDO) are pleased to announce the application process and deadlines for the Spring 2018 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Professional Fellows Program. The YSEALI is the US government's signature program to strengthen leadership development as well as networking in Southeast Asia, particularly between young leaders from United States and Southeast Asia.

The YSEALI PFP Spring 2018 will be held from April 21 - June 2, 2018. This year will focus on the theme of governance and society. It is open to young political and policy leaders from Indonesia, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam. The YSEALI PFP includes a week of political and policy discussions in Washington, DC; a month-long individual fellowship in an American office; and participation in a three-day global Professional Fellows Congress in Washington, DC. This exchange of ideas and knowledge will serve as a foundation on which to establish sustainable two-way partnerships between the young political and policy professionals from these Southeast Asian countries and their American counterparts, with the goal of strengthening good governance, enhancing economic empowerment, and increasing civic engagement. With the invaluable experience gained from this fellowship, the young leaders from Southeast Asia may identify their generation's greatest challenges in the region and develop ideas in tackling them. 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a citizen of Indonesia, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, or Vietnam and have a professional background and project related to the legislative process and governance

  • Between the ages of 25-35

  • Fluent in oral and written English
  • Provide a comprehensive, well-conceived written framework for a project to benefit civil society or governance in your home country
  • Self-directed and able to work effectively in cross-cultural settings
  • Demonstrated commitment to public service
  • Leadership potential in the government, private sector, or civil society
  • Committed to organizing an 7-10 day program in their country for an American mentor
  • Committed to become an active member in the YSEALI community
  • Cannot hold a dual-US citizenship or have traveled on a J-1 VISA for a Department of State sponsored program in the past two years.

International Fellows Overview

The international fellows from each country will travel to Washington, DC for a 5-day program orientation and federal government overview as well as cultural outings.

Each fellow will participate in a 4-week intensive fellowship in a separate political, policy, or civil society office with day-to-day mentoring and guidance from a single point of contact, their fellowship host. The fellows will meet their American mentor, an ACYPL alumni, to attend meetings pertaining to current events in the area, and together will develop action plans for a series of follow-on activities to be conducted in the fellows' home country. 

At the conclusion of the program, all international fellows will return to Washington, DC for a 3-day Professional Fellows Congress where they will interact and share their experiences with other international fellows from different programs.

Upon returning to their home countries, select international fellows will work with their American mentors to create an 7-10 day program in which the American mentor will visit each of fellows' places of employment to learn more about what they do, assist in the continuing implementation of their project, meet with local leaders, as well as enjoy cultural outings.

Application Instructions and Deadline:

The application is accessible through here or if you would like to see the program at-a-glance you can access this link first. Kindly note, we do not accept direct or hard copy submission.

Eligible candidates are required to submit the complete application form byNovember 17, 2017 the latest. An incomplete or late submission will not be considered. If you were recommended or learned about this program from USINDO (ACYPL's in-country program partner), please indicate it in the application form. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by the panel consisting of representatives from ACYPL, U.S. Embassy, and USINDO.

Should you have any further inquiries and questions, please contact Mr. Elliot Bell-Krasnerat at or Ms. Kaylee Boalt at kboalt@acypl.orgor by phone at +(1) 202-857-0999.


Responsive Preservation Initiative for Cultural Heritage Resources

Responsive Preservation Initiative for Cultural Heritage Resources

Supported by the J.M. Kaplan Fund, CAORC is pleased to announce the new Responsive Preservation Initiative (RPI) for Cultural Heritage Resources. The RPI program is designed to fund projects for urgent, emergent, or priority issues that need to be addressed quickly. Small grants are available for rapid emergency projects in Algeria, Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, The Palestinian Territories, Tunisia, Turkey, and Yemen.


  • Professionals working to preserve archaeological sites and related CHRs in countries where permanent American overseas research centers' networks exits are encouraged to apply. Individuals or teams may apply for funding. Biographies for all team members must be included in the proposal.
  • Proposed projects should address urgent, emergent, or priority issues that need to be addressed quickly.
  • Projects must propose a time-bound intervention in one of the following countries: Algeria, Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, The Palestinian Territories, Tunisia, Turkey, and Yemen.


Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Apply now by clicking here


Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program

Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program

The CAORC Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program supports advanced regional or transregional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences for US doctoral candidates and scholars who have already earned their PhD. Preference will be given to candidates examining comparative and/or cross-regional research. Scholars must carry out research in two or more countries outside the US, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center. Approximately eight awards of up to $10,500 each will be given each year.


Applicants must:

  • be a US citizen. Proof of citizenship (photocopy of passport) must be shown upon award notification;
  • have a PhD or be a doctoral candidate who has completed all PhD requirements with the exception of the dissertation;
  • be engaged in the study of and research in the humanities, social sciences, and allied natural sciences;
  • seek to conduct research of regional or trans-regional significance in two or more countries outside the US, one of which must host a participating American overseas research center (AORC). Please note travel is currently restricted by the U.S. Department of State to the following AORC countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iraq, Pakistan (senior scholars may be permitted to travel to Lahore and Islamabad subject to approval), and Yemen.


Applications for the Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program are now available

The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2018 and announcements are expected to be made by the end of April 2018. More information can be found here


NEH Senior Research Fellowship Program

NEH Senior Research Fellowship Program

The CAORC National Endowment for the Humanities Senior Research Fellowship Program supports advanced research in the humanities for US postdoctoral scholars, and foreign national postdoctoral scholars who have been residents in the US for three or more years. Fellowship stipends are $4,200 per month for a total of four months.


Applicants must:

  • carry out research in a country which hosts a participating American overseas research center. Eligible countries for 2018 are: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Cyprus, Georgia, Indonesia, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Senegal, Sri Lanka or Tunisia;
  • be postdoctoral scholars;
  • be US citizens or foreign nationals who have been residents in the US for three years prior to the application deadline.


Applications for the NEH Senior Research Fellowship Program are now available

The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2018 and announcements are expected to be made by the end of April 2018. More information can be found here


Genocide and Justice

Genocide and Justice:  The Ongoing Search for Truth and Accountability for the 1965-1966 Indonesian Mass Killings

Coming up in New York City, a lecture on the 1965 atrocities in Indonesia.  For more information, click here.

Fifty-two years ago, in the wake of an alleged coup attempt known as the September 30th Movement, the Indonesian Army launched a campaign of mass murder against supporters of the Indonesian Communist Party and its affiliated organizations, killing an estimated 500,000 unarmed civilians, imprisoning hundreds of thousands more, and bringing to power General Suharto, who ruled Indonesia for 32 years before his ouster in 1998.

This talk will explore recent efforts to research the mass killings in Indonesia as well as ongoing campaigns for truth and accountability, nearly twenty years after Suharto’s ouster. It will argue that, amidst a resurgence of “anti-communist” campaigns and repression, the success of both is crucial for the stability of Indonesia’s fragile democracy.

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Solo, Solitude Screening with Filmmakers at Cornell

Date/Time: October 16, 2017 - 7:00pm
Location: Willard Straight Theatre, Cornell University 

Riots break out in Indonesia in July 1996, and Wiji is suspected of dissident activities. He flees Solo for Borneo, thousands of miles away, and has to decide between the fear of detection and the desire to return home to his wife and children. A sensitive portrait of living with dignity under tyranny, where the mundane poetry of everyday life coexists with the pain of emotional exile. Based on the life of major Indonesian dissident-poet Wiji Thukul. Nominated for the Golden Leopard at the Locarno International Film Festival.

For more information, click here