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New Papua Atlas tracks impact of plantations, roads on forests

Interactive map provides tools for corporate accountability and local land-use planning

« New Papua Atlas tracks impact of plantations, roads on forests » by Barbara Fraser, 05/10/2018, Forests News

Indonesia – Thanks to its remote location and sparse population, Indonesian Papua, on the western side of the island of New Guinea, harbors one of the Pacific’s last remaining expanses of pristine tropical forest. But recent spikes in deforestation rates, accompanied by the expansion of industrial oil palm plantations, are signs that rapid change is on the horizon.

Scientists hope a new interactive atlas that tracks deforestation annually will enable local governments to plan for the change and avert widespread destruction of the forests on which indigenous people depend for food and livelihoods.

“The Papua Atlas will show where forest is being cleared on the island and who is responsible for the deforestation,” said David Gaveau, a research associate with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), who will demonstrate a prototype of the atlas at the International Conference on Biodiversity, Ecotourism and Creative Economy (ICBE) in Manokwari, Papua, on Oct. 7 to 11.

The platform, due to launch in mid-2019, will track deforestation on a monthly basis over the long-term.

Local government officials in charge of spatial planning welcome the development of the atlas, which they can use to help plan land use as the local population grows and demand for roads and other services increases in tandem. For example, the annual data provided by the atlas will provide insight into the dynamics of forest loss and the expansion of industrial oil palm concessions, and roads into forested areas.

Old-growth forest in Indonesian Papua shrank by 2 percent, a loss of 600,000 hectares, between 2000 and 2017 (Fig. 1).

Annual forest loss in Indonesian Papua has accelerated gradually since 2000, reaching a peak in both provinces in 2015 and 2016, with 98,000 hectares and 85,000 hectares lost, respectively, before dropping markedly in 2017 (Fig. 1b & c).

Meanwhile, industrial plantations, mainly for oil palm, have nearly quadrupled since 2000, with the largest expansion in Papua province. Gaveau’s studies indicate that about 30 percent of all forest loss since 2000 has been due to clearing for industrial plantations.

“The island of New Guinea is perhaps the last large equatorial island that is still pristine,” Gaveau says. “It is still 90 percent natural forest, and it is sparsely populated.”

Because of its distance from key trading routes, Pacific ports and cities, it is expensive to install industrial facilities, such as palm oil refineries in Indonesian Papua. But the island is not immune to the spread of the palm oil industry, which has expanded throughout other islands, such as Borneo.

“As prime land becomes scarce on other islands, companies are turning their eyes to Papua,” Gaveau says.

That’s where the Papua Atlas comes in.

The interactive map is similar to the Atlas of Deforestation and Industrial Plantations in Borneo, also known as the Borneo Atlas, which Gaveau, a landscape ecologist, and Mohammad Agus Salim a Geographic Information Systems expert with CIFOR,developed to monitor deforestation on that island. The Borneo Atlas allows users to verify the location and ownership of more than 460 palm-oil mills on Borneo and monitor deforestation in the surrounding area.

Data about ownership show which companies linked to plantations are encroaching on forests and peat lands.

“The principle of the Papua Atlas is the same,” Gaveau says. “The overarching idea is to hold companies accountable for the deforestation they might have caused, whether or not it is done legally. The idea is that the Indonesian local and national governments can check those deforestation footprints in concessions to review the permits.”

For more information, contact David Gaveau: D.Gaveau@cgiar.org and Mohammad Agus Salim: moh.agus.salim@gmail.com


Philippines beyond cliches

Podcast #1 : Philippines beyond cliches : « Catholic country », 02/07/2018

Catholic. Run by dynasties. Crime-ridden. Enamoured of America. Obsessed with beauty. These are a few of the stereotypes that colour international perceptions of Southeast Asia’s fastest growing economy—and that New Mandala readers will hear dismantled in a series of podcasts on the theme of “The Philippines Beyond the Clichés” hosted by our Philippines editor Dr Nicole Curato.

In the first of five interviews with researchers, Nicole gets Associate Professor Jayeel S. Cornelio (Twitter: @jayeel_cornelio) to unpack the statement that “The Philippines is a Catholic country.” A sociologist by training, Jayeel is one of the leading scholars of contemporary religious life in the Philippines, and heads the Development Program at Ateneo de Manila University. His latest book is Being Catholic in the Philippines: Young People Interpreting Religion (Routledge 2016).

A écouter sur : http://www.newmandala.org/philippines-beyond-chliches-catholic-country/

Talking Indonesia: the road to 2019

Talking Indonesia: the road to 2019 by Marcus Mietzner, 30/08/2018, Indonesia at Melbourne

In early August, Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Prabowo Subianto registered as the only candidates for Indonesia’s 2019 Presidential Election, repeating their head-to-head showdown from 2014.

Much has changed in Indonesia’s political landscape over the past five years. For one, both men have new running mates. Jokowi is no longer a new entrant to national politics – he will enter 2019 with a five-year track record to defend, focused on infrastructure and social spending. The massive Islamist mobilisation in 2016 against then Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama also continues to reverberate through the political system. Further, 2019 will be the first time that the legislative and presidential elections will be held on the same day – 17 April – owing to a Constitutional Court decision ordering that these elections no longer be held several months apart.

In this week’s Talking Indonesia podcast, Dr Dave McRae discusses the electoral landscape nine months out from next year’s polls with leading political observer Associate Professor Marcus Mietzner from the Australian National University’s Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs. Marcus is currently a visiting fellow at Kyoto University.

In 2018, the Talking Indonesia podcast is co-hosted by Dr Dave McRae from the University of Melbourne’s Asia Institute, Dr Jemma Purdey from Monash University, Dr Charlotte Setijadi from the Singapore Management University and Dr Dirk Tomsa from La Trobe University.

A écouter sur : http://indonesiaatmelbourne.unimelb.edu.au/talking-indonesia-the-road-to-2019/

Birmanie : un an après la campagne contre les Rohingyas, le pouvoir renforcé ?

Des manifestations de masse ont commémoré le premier anniversaire de la répression opérée par l’armée birmane sur la population musulmane• Crédits : Paula Bronstein – Getty

Podcast : « Birmanie : un an après la campagne contre les Rohingyas, le pouvoir renforcé ? », 03/09/2018, Les Enjeux Internationaux, France Culture

Intervenante : Alexandra de Mersan
anthropologue, maître de conférences à l’Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales (Inalco).

Entre octobre 2016 et septembre 2017, 700 000 Rohingyas musulmans de l’Etat Rakhine (Arakan) avaient fui l’armée birmane vers le Bangladesh. Le rapport du Haut Commissariat aux Réfugiés est clair : meurtres de masses, viols collectifs, villages brûlés et passage des terres au bulldozer…

La liste des violences commises par l’armée est longue. Plus encore, les trois rapporteurs de l’ONU y voient assez de systématisme pour engager une « intention génocidaire » de la part de l’armée (Tatmadaw). Pour l’instant six militaires dont le Commandant en chef de l’armée le général Ming Aung Hlaing sont mis en cause. Le rapport est sévère aussi envers la première ministre Aung San Suu Kyi, dont le silence au moment des violences, et le soutien à l’armée contre les « terroristes » est jugé complice.

Les possibilités de poursuites réelles sont cependant minces. Comme en 2017, le Myanmar a rejeté ce rapport du HCR 2017 dont l’enquête n’avait pas été autorisée. Plus encore, toute mise en place d’une juridiction légitime (ou presque) devra passer par un vote du Conseil de Sécurité où la Birmanie y est soutenue par la Russie et la Chine pour qui le Myanmar est stratégique en Asie du Sud-Est : le projet de corridor économique Kunming-Kyaukpyu, du Yunnan jusqu’à l’Etat Rakhine, est la voie choisie par Pékin pour éviter à terme de passer par le détroit de Malacca.

Les autres diplomaties ont reçu prudemment le rapport. Dans un régime à deux têtes autonomes, l’armée et le pouvoir civil, des poursuites contre des militaires impliqueraient un changement politique majeur ; il mettrait en péril des intérêts étrangers et l’équilibre politique actuel : qui y est vraiment prêt ?

A écouter sur : https://www.franceculture.fr/emissions/les-enjeux-internationaux/birmanie-la-crise-des-rohingas-inquiete-t-elle-le-regime

Digitising ‘sacred heirloom’ in private collections in Kerinci, Sumatra, Indonesia (EAP117)

Digitising ‘sacred heirloom’ in private collections in Kerinci, Sumatra, Indonesia (EAP117) – Endangered Archives Programme (British Library)

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Aims and objectives

The highlands of Sumatra remain one of the most neglected regions of insular Southeast Asia in terms of philology, history and archaeology. Our knowledge of highland life and political-economic ties with the lowlands and other parts of Southeast Asia remains limited, relying mainly on the first European accounts from the beginning of the 19th century. Manuscripts and artefacts from the material culture are hence the most valuable sources of information about the region. The project is expected to reveal substantial data on the trading connections between the highlands and the lowlands, providing additional clues to the interpretation of the archaeological data.

Of the more than 80 private collections held in Kerinci with over 200 manuscripts and hundreds of artefacts, this project intends to cover about 40-60 collections, resulting in a digital archive of rare ancient manuscripts and artefacts from the 14th to the 20th century.

Some of the manuscripts and artefacts have already almost completely disintegrated while others are in better condition, but the majority are in a suitable state for copying. The materials are kept as sacred heirlooms and getting access to the materials is subject to negotiations with the caretakers and is time-consuming. During several small-scale pilot projects a small number of manuscripts were documented, enabling a good network to be established and support gained from senior figures of the Kerinci society, including the regent (bupati) of the Kerinci regency. Through this network of support it will be relatively easy for permission to be granted to document the collections.

There will be close cooperation with archaeologists to classify the artefacts and gather as much background information about provenance, distribution, and age of the artefacts as possible. The manuscripts will also be closely examined and all manuscripts in the Kerinci script will be character mapped for a possible reconstruction of the development of the Kerinci script and its relation to neighbouring Sumatran scripts. Malay language manuscripts will be examined in cooperation with Indonesian and international scholars.

It is planned to centrally store all information (digital images, descriptions, and transliteration) in a searchable database, which will be made available to the national libraries of the three Malay speaking countries Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, the Indonesian National Archive, the British Library, and a selected number of national and international libraries with a strong SEA focus. The database will also be accessible online.

Visit the project website and view some of the digital collections.

Outcomes

Blog: Heirloom manuscripts from Jambi – October 2014

The records copied by this project have been catalogued as:

  • EAP117/1 Sultan Mandaro Putih Collection
  • EAP117/2 Depati Singolago Tuo Collection
  • EAP117/3 Iskandar Zakaria Collection
  • EAP117/4 Pak Man Collection
  • EAP117/5 Yusuf Hasyim Collection …

Talking Indonesia: local leadership

« Talking Indonesia: local leadership » by Bima Arya Sugiarto, 02/08/2018, Indonesia at Melbourne

The 2018 regional elections brought victories for several candidates who have made a name for themselves as innovative and reform-oriented. Thanks to their successes in raising living standards, making local bureaucracies more efficient and creating urgently needed public spaces, young leaders such as Ridwan Kamil, Ganjar Pranowo, Nurdin Abdullah and Bima Arya Sugiarto won convincing election victories in some of Indonesia’s most populous regions.

But can this new breed of local leaders really change entrenched patterns of politics in Indonesia? How do they navigate established patronage channels? And how do they see their place within the broader political environment in Indonesia today?

In Talking Indonesia this week, Dr Dirk Tomsa discusses these and other questions with one of these young politicians, Dr Bima Arya Sugiarto, the recently re-elected mayor of Bogor.

A écouter sur : http://indonesiaatmelbourne.unimelb.edu.au/talking-indonesia-local-leadership/

P’teah Cambodia project website

P’teah Cambodia project website

P’Teah Cambodia is co-directed by Drs. Miriam Stark and Alison Carter in collaboration with colleagues from the Battambang Department of Culture and the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, Cambodia.

Miriam Stark has worked in Cambodia since 1995, first as co-director of the Lower Mekong Archaeological Project (LOMAP) and more recently with the Greater Angkor Project. She is Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Hawaii.

Alison Carter began working with Dr. Stark and the LOMAP project in 2005 and with the Greater Angkor Project in 2011. In 2015, she co-directed an excavation of a house mound within the Angkor Wat temple enclosure. She is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Oregon.

ProjecT Excavating Ancient Households

P’teah​ or ផ្ទះ is the Khmer word for house. We call our project P’teah Cambodia because we investigate ancient residential spaces from the Pre-Angkorian (6-8th centuries), Angkorian (8-15th centuries CE), and Post-Angkorian (15-17th centuries CE) periods.

Angkor is one of the largest preindustrial settlements in the world and has been the focus of substantial scholarly attention. Despite more than a century of epigraphic, art historical, and architectural research, however, we still know little about the people of Angkor: who built the temples, kept the shrines running, produced food, managed the water, and farmed the crops that supported the empire. Studying past households and their activities is important for understanding daily practices of people in the past. Our project explores the roles of households and non-elites in the Cambodian past.

Our current fieldwork takes place around Prasat Basaet, near the city of Battambang in northwest Cambodia. Most recent archaeological attention since 1995 has focused on the structure and function of the Angkorian capital (or Greater Angkor), where our project worked from 2010-2015. Greater Angkor, however, was connected to and dependent upon large provincial centers, whose administrators channeled goods and labor to the capital. Battambang was one of the most arable regions of the Angkorian polity, and has a deep record of archaeological occupation that extends into the early Holocene and perhaps before. Our work examines how provincial populations became enmeshed in the Angkorian state. Did Angkorian power in the provinces wax and wane with different rulers? What was the economic relationship between the provincial areas and the Angkorian capital? How did people in the provinces interact with their environment and deal with the climatic changes that facilitated the rise and demise of Angkor? Such information is essential to building a comprehensive history of Angkorian Cambodia.

Voir : https://sites.google.com/view/pteah-cambodia/home

No need for Magic: A simple trick for the display of a Batak manuscript

« No need for Magic: A simple trick for the display of a Batak manuscript » by Julia Poirier, 13/07/2018, Chester Beatty Conservation

Amongst the treasures at the Chester Beatty is a small collection of 51 Batak manuscripts – 45 bark books, 4 inscribed bamboos, 1 bone amulet and one paper manuscript. Hailing from North Sumatra in Indonesia, the oldest of these manuscripts is dated to the 19th century. The Batak manuscript culture encompasses written texts on various organic materials including bamboo, bone and tree bark. The bark books, also known as pustaha are divination books, although other subjects such as medicine and magic are also common.

In preparation for a rotation of the Batak display case in the Sacred Traditions gallery, I condition checked four bark manuscripts. They were all in good condition and required very little attention, with the exception of one object (CBL Sum 1102).

The bark concertina manuscripts vary in size from some which are small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, to others which are around A4 in size. They are made of two wooden covers glued to a folded textblock made from the bark of the alim tree or agarwood. The stiff bark is prepared in rice water to allow it to soften and be folded into a concertina book.

In the typical East Asian fashion, lacquer was used to seal off the raw edges of the bark at head and tail of the concertina textblock. This provided extra strength to the most vulnerable part of the exposed textblock.

Inside the textblock, the text runs vertically in plain black ink, following the folds in the concertina. There are additions of elaborate illustrations and tables within the text, sometimes highlighted in red ink.

Lire la suite sur : https://chesterbeattyconservation.wordpress.com/2018/07/13/no-need-for-magic-a-simple-trick-for-the-display-of-a-batak-manuscript/

Talking Indonesia: the 2018 regional elections

Talking Indonesia: the 2018 regional elections, 05/07/2018, Indonesia at Melbourne

On 27 June, Indonesia held elections for mayors and governors in 154 districts and 17 provinces. It was the third and final round of such regional elections – referred to as pilkada – in this five year electoral cycle.

The 2018 pilkada were particularly significant, for several reasons. They included gubernatorial elections in five provinces that between them account for more than half of Indonesia’s population: West Java, Central Java, East Java, North Sumatra and South Sulawesi.

It was also the first opportunity to observe how the divisive dynamics of the 2017 Jakarta gubernatorial elections might affect future elections. And with the national legislative and presidential elections now less than a year away, in April 2019, these local elections have been watched closely for any clues as to how next year’s political contests might play out.

In this week’s Talking Indonesia podcast, Dr Dave McRae discusses this round of local elections, their results and their broader implications with a panel of leading political observers: Dr Charlotte Setijadi (ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute and Talking Indonesia co-host), Dr Philips Vermonte (executive director of the Centre for Strategic and International Studies, CSIS) and Dr Eve Warburton (ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute).

A écouter sur : http://indonesiaatmelbourne.unimelb.edu.au/talking-indonesia-the-2018-regional-elections/

Burma (Myanmar) since the 1988 uprising: A select bibliography (Third edition)

Burma (Myanmar) since the 1988 uprising: A select bibliography (Third edition), 30 July 2018, Griffith Asia Institute

When nation-wide pro-democracy demonstrations were crushed by the armed forces in 1988, thrusting Myanmar (Burma) into the world’s headlines, there was a surge of public interest in the country. Aung San Suu Kyi’s 15 years under house arrest and developments like the recent Rohingya crisis have helped it remain a focus of attention.

As Matrii Aung Thwin has written, over the past 30 years numerous studies have appeared, offering ‘a variety of perspectives that reveal particular and sometimes contested perceptions of the Burmese past, present and future’. The struggle against authoritarian rule by domestic political groups and the country’s ethnic and religious minorities has been the subject of hundreds of books, research papers and scholarly articles. Close attention has been paid to Myanmar’s economy, defence policies and foreign relations. New publications have been devoted to neglected aspects of the country’s society and culture. There have also been important contributions to Myanmar studies in broader works, covering subjects such as the involvement of armed forces in politics and the development problems of ‘failed’ states.

This increased level of academic and official interest has been matched by a greater awareness of Myanmar among the populations of Western and other countries, prompting the publication of a wide range of works designed mainly for the mass market. The biggest sellers have been travel guides, albums of photographs and recipe books. The China-Burma-India theatre during the Second World War has attracted renewed interest from military historians. There has also been a flood of political tracts, most produced by exiled dissidents and foreign activist groups. Since 1988, think tanks like the International Crisis Group and organizations such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have commissioned detailed analyses of key issues. Many publications have been posted on the Internet, but most have also been released in hard copy as books, reports and research papers.

As more and more works appeared, the need arose for a bibliography or checklist of major Myanmar-related publications, not only for scholars and officials but also for the flood of foreigners who, mainly after 2011, travelled to Myanmar as tourists, consultants, aid workers and business executives.

Responding to this need, in 2012 the Griffith Asia Institute’s Andrew Selth published a select bibliography entitled Burma (Myanmar) Since the 1988 Uprising. It listed 928 books and reports that had been produced in English, and in hard copy, since 1988. In response to popular demand a second edition was published in 2015, listing 1318 works. The aim of the bibliography remained the same, namely to provide academics, officials, students and members of the general public with an easily accessible list of works on Myanmar that had been produced over the past three decades. A third edition of this bibliography has just been released, both in hard copy and online. Reflecting the continued outpouring of publications about Myanmar in English, it lists 2133 works.

Lire la suite sur : https://blogs.griffith.edu.au/asiainsights/burma-myanmar-since-the-1988-uprising-a-select-bibliography-third-edition/

Télécharger la bibliographie sur : https://www.griffith.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0032/485942/Burma-Bibliography-2018-Selth-web.pdf

Podcasts: A new Malaysia ?

Podcast : A New Malaysia? #1: Meredith Weiss and Ambiga Sreenevasan, 17/07/2018, New Mandala

Synopsis

In this podcast, New Mandala’s editor Liam Gammon talks to Prof Meredith Weiss about whether Malaysia is witnessing “democratisation through elections”, and Dr Ross Tapsell, Director of the ANU Malaysia Institute, speaks with Dato’ Ambiga Sreenevasan about how civil society can hold the new government to its promises of reform.

A écouter sur : http://www.newmandala.org/new-malaysia-1-meredith-weiss-ambiga-sreenevasan/

Podcast : A new Malaysia? #2 : Media with Boo Su-Lyn and Zurairi Abdul Rahman, 26/07/2018, New Mandala

Synopsis

In this podcast, Dr Ross Tapsell, Director of the ANU Malaysia Institute, speaks with Boo Su-Lyn and Zurairi Abdul Rahman about what has and hasn’t changed about the way the media reports politics and policy after Malaysia’s 14th general election.

A écouter sur : http://www.newmandala.org/new-malaysia-media-pod/

Podcast : A new Malaysia? #3 : Reform roadblocks with Bridget Welsh & Shamsul AB, 16/08/2018, New Mandala

Synopsis

In this podcast, New Mandala’s editor Liam Gammon talks to Associcate Professor Bridget Welsh about how the institutions Pakatan Harapan inherits from BN complicate reform efforts, and ANU’s Dr Ross Tapsell talks to Prof Shamsul AB about the social and ideological constants that GE14 didn’t change.

A écouter sur : http://www.newmandala.org/new-malaysia-3-reform-roadblocks-bridget-welsh-shamsul-ab/

Podcast : The Karen in 2017: Resilience, Aspirations and Politics

« The Karen in 2017: Resilience, Aspirations and Politics », 15 June 2017, Oxford University

A one-day workshop on ‘The Karen in 2017: Resilience, Aspirations and Politics’ was organised by Dr Matthew J. Walton was held on 15th June 2017 at St Antony’s College.

A list of papers given is provided below, please see the links for a number of audio recordings.

The Karen and the Gift of Education​
Pia Joliffe (University of Oxford)
Audio Podcast

The Karen, Education and the Diaspora
Bob Anderson (Mobile Education Partnerships)
Audio Podcast

Perinatal Depression in Migrant and Refugee Karen and Burmese women in Tak province, Thailand
Gracia Fellmeth (University of Oxford)
Audio Podcast

Coming of Age in Hpa-an: Hope and Visions of the Good Life
Justine Chambers (Australian National University)
Audio Podcast

Non-state welfare and the politics of abandonment: Northern Karen State in the shadow of the 1990s
Gerard McCarthy (Australian National University)
Audio Podcast

Vulnerability, Poverty and Displacement and the absence of Interim Arrangements: Karen Communities in Ceasefire areas of Southeast Burma/Myanmar
Tim Schroeder (Covenant Consult / Friedensau Adventist University)
Audio Podcast

From Conflict to Ceasefire: Landmines as a form of community protection in Eastern Myanmar
Greg Cathcart
Audio Podcast

Comparing the KNU and KIO ceasefire experiences
David Brenner (University of Surrey)
Audio Podcast

Humanitarian Aid and the Karen
Alexander Horstmann (Tallinn University)
Audio Podcast

‘Everything has changed’ yet ‘I have nothing’: the Transborder lives of Karen women from Hpa-an, Myanmar
Indre Calmaite (Central European University)
Audio Podcast

History of Social Suffering and the Social Agent
Father Vinai (The Seven Fountain Jesuit Regional Retreat Centre / People for Others Foundation)

Roundtable Discussion: The Future of Karen in Myanmar/Burma and the diaspora
Benedict Rogers, Martin Smith, Richard Dolan and Justine Chambers
Audio Podcast

Voir : https://www.sant.ox.ac.uk/karen-2017-resilience-aspirations-and-politics

Podcast : Gender, Rights and Justice in a Transitioning Myanmar

« Gender, Rights and Justice in a Transitioning Myanmar », 13-14 November 2017, Oxford University

A two-day workshop on ‘Gender, Rights and Justice in a Transitioning Myanmar’ organised by Drs Daw Khin Mar Mar Kyi and Matthew J. Walton was held at Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford on 13th and 14th November 2017. Part of the Oxford-Myanmar Policy Brief Series.

A list of papers given is provided below, please see the links for a number of audio recordings.

Female MPs and the Protection of Human Rights
May Win Myint (Central Executive Committee, National League of Democracy)
Audio podcast

Gender and Education
Aye Aye Chit (Mandalay Medical University)
Audio Podcast

Law and Gender Based Violence in Transitioning Myanmar
Sandra Htar Htar (Akhaya Women)
Audio Podcast

Challenges and Opportunities for Women and Girls in Myanmar
Janet Jackson (United Nations Population Fund)
Audio Podcast

Constructing Female Citizenship: Education and Activism in Transition
Elizabeth Maber (University of Amsterdam)
Audio Podcast

Ending Impunity is the Key to Combatting Gender Based Violence
Naw Wah Ku Shee (Women League of Burma)
Audio Podcast

Gender and Health
Aye Aye Chit (Mandalay Medical University)
Audio Podcast

Gender and Drug Policy
Mai Hla Aye (Central European University)
Audio Podcast

Voir : https://www.sant.ox.ac.uk/gender-rights-and-justice-transitioning-myanmar

Yanger : Tracing the Roots of Halmahera String Bands

Yanger : Tracing the Roots of Halmahera String Bands, 8 June 2018, Aural Archipelago

We can begin by zooming in on Halmahera, an island shaped like a pair of chromosomes, a miniature twin of the lotus-like Sulawesi to the west. One of the largest islands in Maluku, Halmahera was nonetheless historically dwarfed by the tiny island kingdoms which cling to its eastern shores: the small, volcano-studded Ternate, Tidore, and Bacan. Halmahera had its own mysterious kingdom on this western flank called Jailolo, a name so powerful it was once used to refer to the whole island. Still, it’s a peripheral place, especially in modern day Indonesia.

Spend a week in Halmahera, like I did, and you’ll find a place where traces of these rich, world-changing histories are still apparent: nutmeg trees cling to the perfect volcanic dome of Mt. Jailolo, and old colonial-era forts crumble near its black sand beaches. You’re also bound to find music: there’s tifa, booming log drums also found across Melanesia; there’s togal, music for conspicuously western dances played on a violin-like fiddle called fiol. Then there’s my favorite of all, a music at once familiar and enigmatic, a music which wraps up hundreds of years of history in a tuneful package: yanger.

Yanger, you could say, is the local take on a string band tradition that spans the Pacific. It is partly from this angle that yanger gets its familiarity: just as yanger combines upbeat lutes, rubbery bass, and major key melodies, so too do its cousins across the Melanesian and Polynesian world, from string bands in the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu all the way to joyous yospan in Papua and similar forms across the border in PNG. While Halmahera sits on the edge of the Melanesian world, yanger‘s link with this wider world of Pacific Island string bands is a mystery. While those musics seem intuitively like long-lost cousins, their histories are completely different, with those styles often being the result of Western contact during and after World War II. A different, perhaps more complex set of histories is at play here with yanger in Halmahera.

Lire la suite et écouter les enregistrements  sur : http://www.auralarchipelago.com/

 

 

Songs from Southeast Asia

Songs from Southeast Asia, SOAS radio

Thant Sin, Almira and Cuong travel across Southeast Asia to bring to you a unique collection of popular songs with each episode focusing on one country from around the region, from the classics to the contemporary. Whether you are from the region or someone who does not know anything about it, we invite you to join us in our musical journey.

SfSEA – Longing for the Past: The 78RPM Era in SEA Thu, 2018-06-07 23:44

In this episode, Almira shares her top picks from the collection of 90 tracks in David Murray’s 4-CD Box Set / Book ‘Longing for the Past: The 78RPM Era in Southeast Asia’.

  1. Danse Ancienne
  2. Ba Ba Win by Pyi Hla Hpe / Sein Wai Hlan-
  3. Ogingo Mamangka Vuhan by Irene Tungou
  4. Kitjir Kitjir by Jetty & Suhairi / Orkes Gambang Keromong
  5. Miss Whiskey by U Myat Lay
  6. Maung Kyaw Ei Sandaya Nyunt by Sandaya Maung Kyaw
  7. Khmer Kroak by Wohar Sam
  8. Lam Khaen by Phloen Phromdaen
  9. Cikajangan
  10. Ka Abdi by Upit Sarimanah

A écouter sur : https://soasradio.org/music/episodes/sfsea-longing-for-the-past-the-78rpm-era-in-sea

28 podcasts à écouter sur : https://soasradio.org/music/podcasts/sfsea