Digitising Malay writing in Sri Lanka – Endangered Archives Program


EAP609 : Digitising Malay writing in Sri Lanka – Endangered Archives Program (British Library)

Dr Ronit Ricci, The Australian University
Archival partner: National Archives of Sri Lanka
Project Overview

This project aims to create a digital archive of Malay writing (including manuscripts, printed books, letters, other documents) held in private collections in Sri Lanka. Written for the most part in Arabic script (but also in the Roman, Tamil and Sinhala scripts) by descendants of exiles, convicts, and soldiers from the Indonesian archipelago and the Malay Peninsula between the eighteenth and twentieth centuries, these rare and fragile documents attest to social and cultural aspects of the community’s life, allow for an expansion of our definitions of the ‘Malay World,’ and provide insight into local forms of Islam. There is urgent need to document and preserve such collections, endangered not only by tropical weather and the ravages of time, but also by their owners’ lack of knowledge in archival preservation and a contemporary ignorance regarding the manuscripts’ content and significance …

The project will result in the creation of a digital archive freely available to all. Copies will be accessible via the National Archives of Sri Lanka, the British Library and the library at the Australian National University.

Project Outcome

The project encompasses a range of materials written in the Malay language, in Sri Lanka, from around the mid 19th century to the late 20th century. It includes manuscipts, printed books, prayer booklets, wedding invitations, personal letters, family records, poems and songs. These diverse materials testify to the variety of ways in which Malay was, and is, used in Sri Lanka. The majority of older materials are Islamic in nature, including theological manuals, poems in praise of the Prophet, and tales and histories written in the hikayat genre. These are written in gundul (Malay-Arabic script) and/or romanised Malay. The collection also includes modern examples of Malay written in the Tamil and Sinhala script, as well as older materials in Arabic and Arabu-Tamil owned by Malay families, testifying to the lingusitic and orthographic diversity of the community’s writing practices.

Plus d’information sur : http://eap.bl.uk/database/overview_project.a4d?projID=EAP609;r=41

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The 2nd Summer Programme in Southeast Asian Art History with a focus on Hindu and Buddhist art and archaeology of central Java (8-9th Century CE)

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The 2nd Summer Programme in Southeast Asian Art History with a focus on Hindu and Buddhist art and archaeology of central Java (8-9th Century CE) will be taking place in Yogyakarta, Central Java, July 27–2 August 2017. It is jointly run by SOAS University of London and Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM).

Programme Overview

In 2016, a pioneering Summer Programme in Southeast Asian Art History and Conservation focusing on premodern Javanese Art was held in Trawas (East Java). In 2017, the second edition of the Programme will be held in Yogyakarta, the iconic royal city of Central Java. It will focus on Central Javanese Hindu and Buddhist Art History in both its local and translocal dimensions. The period covered is from the early 8th to the late 9th century—the heyday of the Central Javanese civilisation.

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EASTS issue 11.1 : Knowledge and Transformation in Indonesia (free access to all papers for 3 months)

EASTS issue 11.1 has just been published! This is a special issue titled « The Archipelago Observed: Knowledge and Transformation in Indonesia ». The guest editor of this issue is Sulfikar Amir.
The papers in this issue are written by
Anto Mohsin, Yuti A. Fatimah, Arum Budiastuti, Rita Padawangi.

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Inside Indonesia, no. 127 : Environmental education

Inside Indonesia, no. 127 (jan-mar 2017) : Environmental education

Table of contents

  • An urgent need for environmental education by Lyn Parker
  • Environmental child soldiers by Kelsie Prabawa-Sear
  • A write-off by Lyn Parker
  • Commodifying conservation in Borneo by Greg Acciaioli and Suraya Afiff
  • Fighting for existence by Mardha Tillah and Fahmi Rahman
  • Anticipating the future by Yunita T. Winarto, Kees (C.J) Stigter (†) and Rhino Ariefiansyah
  • Farmers’ worst ennemy by Muki T. Wicaksono, Yunita T. Winarto, Kees Stigter, Aria Sakti Handoko, Ubaidillah Pratama, Febry Sulistya

A lire sur : http://www.insideindonesia.org/edition-123-jan-mar-2016


The Asia Pacific Journal of anthropology, vol. 18, no. 2 (2017)

The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology, vol. 18, no. 2 (2017)

Site : http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rtap20/18/2?nav=tocList

Table of contents

  • Adat in the Office: The Creative Afterlife of a New Order Cultural Policy by Ian Pollock
  • The Politics of Conversion: Religious Change, Materiality and Social Hierarchy in Central Upland Borneo by Imam Ardhianto
  • ‘No Nation of Experts’: Kustom Tattooing and the Middle-Class Body in Post-Authoritarian Indonesia by Benjamin Hegarty
  • Techniques of Death: Buddhist Practice, Femininity and Self-Cultivation at the Last Stage of Life in Vietnam by Le Hoang Anh Thu

Book Reviews (SEA)

  • Robbie Peters, « Surabaya, 1945–2010: Neighbourhood, State and Economy in Indonesia’s City of Struggle » by James Peacock
  • Sarah Turner, Christine Bonnin and Jean Michaud, « Frontier Livelihoods: Hmong in the Sino-Vietnamese Borderlands » by Sango Mahanty


Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies, vol. 52, no. 3 (december 2016)

Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies, vol. 52, no. 3 (december 2016)

Site : http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cbie20/52/3

Table of contents

Survey of Recent Developments

  • Taxing Times in Indonesia: The Challenge of Restoring Competitiveness and the Search for Fiscal Space by Natasha Hamilton-Hart and Günther G. Schulze

Indonesian Politics in 2016

  • Jokowi and the New Developmentalism by Eve Warburton

Other Articles

  • The Macro Forecasting Record of the Indonesian Financial Authorities, 2004–15 by Lloyd R. Kenward
  • Consistency between Sakernas and the IFLS for Analyses of Indonesia’s Labour Market: A Cross-Validation Exercise by Sarah Xue Dong
  • The Development of Inequality and Poverty in Indonesia, 1932–2008 by Bas van Leeuwen and Péter Földvári

Book Reviews

TRaNS, vol. 5, no. 1 (january 2017)

TRaNS :Trans-Regional and -National Studies of Southeast Asia, vol. 5, no. 1 (january 2017)

Site : https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/trans-trans-regional-and-national-studies-of-southeast-asia/latest-issue

Table of contents


  • ASEAN between China and America: Is It Time to Try Horsing the Cow? by Donald K. Emmerson
  • The ASEAN Economic Community: Deep Integration or Just Political Window Dressing? by Jörn Dosch
  • Democratizing Foreign-Policy Making in Indonesia and the Democratization of ASEAN: A Role Theory Analysis by Jürgen Rüland
  • Enduring Mistrust and Conflict Management in Southeast Asia: An Assessment of ASEAN as a Security Community by Ralph Emmers
  • Important but De-centred: ASEAN’s Role in the Southeast Asian Human Rights Space by Mathew Davies
  • ASEAN Environmental Cooperation, Transnational Private Governance, and the Haze: Overcoming the ‘Territorial Trap’ of State-Based Governance? by Helen E.S. Nesadurai
  • Eternal friends and erstwhile enemies: The regional sporting community of the Southeast Asian Games by Simon Creak
  • What Drives Institutional Reforms in Regional Organisations? Diffusion, Contextual Conditions, and the Modular Design of ASEAN by Anja Jetschke

Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, vol. 48, no. 1 (février 2017)

Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, vol. 48, no. 1 (février 2017)

Site : https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-southeast-asian-studies/latest-issue

Table of contents


  • Editorial foreword by Maitrii Aung-Thwin

Research Articles

  • Drunken poets and new women: Consuming tradition and modernity in colonial Vietnam by Gerard Sasges
  • Village head elections in Java: Money politics and brokerage in the remaking of Indonesia’s rural elite by Edward Aspinall and Noor Rohman
  • ‘‘We have resisted, now we must build’’: Regionalism and nation-building in Timor-Leste by Elfie Shiosaki
  • Friction within harmony: Everyday dynamics and the negotiation of diversity in Yogyakarta, Indonesia by Edwin de Jong and Argo Twikromo
  • Quezon’s City: Corruption and contradiction in Manila’s prewar suburbia, 1935–1941 by Michael D. Pante
  • Wandering Dhamma and transnational fellowship: Addiction, aspiration and belonging among ethnic minorities on the northern Thai border by Sophorntavy Vorng

Review Article

  • David Marr’s Vietnamese Revolution by Edward Miller

Book Reviews

Southeast Asia Crossroads : a podcast of the CSEAS, Northern Illinois University

Southeast Asia Crossroads : a podcast of the CSEAS, Northern Illinois University

Cymbals, symbols and Burmese music is the subject of the newest conversation up on our Southeast Asia Crossroads podcast series. Hear also conversations with political scientist Duncan McCargo, art historian Catherine Raymond (with graduate assistant Carmin Berchiolly),and historian Shane Strate and Vietnamese American poet Hai-Dang Phan. Stay tuned every two weeks for more interviews with SEA experts, writers, artists and musicians from around the world.

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Cymbals & Symbols: Music in Burma publié il y a 15 jours

In this special episode we sit down with musicians and musicologists Naomi Gingold, Heather MacLachlan, Gavin Douglas and Michael McSweeney to explore a broad spectrum of music in Burma.

A écouter sur : https://soundcloud.com/seacrossroads/cymbals-symbols-music-in-burma-southeast-asia-crossroads-podcast

Liste des épisodes sur : https://soundcloud.com/seacrossroads

Talking Indonesia – Indonesia at Melbourne

Podcast : Talking Indonesia sur le blog Indonesia at Melbourne

The Indonesia at Melbourne blog was launched in July 2015 to present analysis, research and commentary on contemporary Indonesia from academics and postgraduate students affiliated with the University of Melbourne. It aims to stimulate debate and provide a forum for exchange of information and opinion on current events in Indonesia.

The emphasis is on politics but the blog also covers law, anthropology, culture, history, economics, architecture and public health, reflecting the diversity of expertise on contemporary Indonesia at the university.

Indonesia at Melbourne is edited by Tim Mann. Professor Tim Lindsey, Director of CILIS, and Dr Dave McRae, from The Asia Institute, serve on the blog’s advisory board.

Plus d’informations sur : http://indonesiaatmelbourne.unimelb.edu.au/about/

In 2017, 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 Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore and Dr Dirk Tomsa from La Trobe University. Look out for a new Talking Indonesia podcast every fortnight. Catch up on previous episodes here, subscribe via iTunes (link is external) or listen via your favourite podcasting app.

Talking Indonesia: Ahok, race, religion & democracy (part 2)

In the race for Jakarta’s next governor, Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama’s ethnic Chinese and Christian identity has become a controversial feature of the campaign. As Dave McRae discussed with Dr Nadirsyah Hosen in November, complaints from the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) about comments Ahok made on the campaign trail late last year sparked a series of mass protests opposing the governor. Charges of blasphemy were eventually laid against Ahok and he is now on trial.

Ahok is the first ethnic Chinese governor of Jakarta and one of very few ethnic Chinese Indonesians to have reached positions of high public office since the fall of New Order. But just how much is the controversy around Ahok related to his ethnicity and religion and how much is it about popular politics in Indonesia today? How has Ahok’s own political style played a part? What does racism look like almost 20 years after the fall of the New Order?

Jemma Purdey discusses these issues and more with Professor Ariel Heryanto, formerly professor at the School of Culture, History and Language of Australian National University and the incoming Herb Feith professor for the study of Indonesia at Monash University.

Voir l’ensemble des épisodes sur : http://indonesiaatmelbourne.unimelb.edu.au/topic/talking-indonesia/





APPEL A CANDIDATURES – ANNEE UNIVERSITAIRE 2017 – 2018 – Bourses d’études du musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac

Le musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac propose chaque année des bourses doctorales et postdoctorales destinées à aider des doctorants et de jeunes docteurs à mener à bien des projets de recherche originaux et innovants.

Les disciplines concernées sont : l’anthropologie, l’ethnomusicologie, l’histoire de l’art, l’histoire, l’archéologie (à partir du néolithique), la sociologie, les arts du spectacle.

Les domaines de recherche privilégiés sont : les arts occidentaux et extra-occidentaux, les patrimoines matériels et immatériels, les institutions muséales et leurs collections, la performance rituelle, la technologie et la culture matérielle.

Les projets particulièrement susceptibles de tirer parti de l’environnement du musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac seront examinés avec la plus grande attention.

Au cours de l’année, les candidats sélectionnés présenteront un article destiné à être soumis à publication scientifique dans le cadre du séminaire interne du département de la Recherche et de l’Enseignement du musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac. Ils devront fournir au département de la Recherche et de l’Enseignement un rapport d’activité détaillé de leurs recherches au terme de la bourse.

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Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in History (Humanities and Social Studies Education Academic Group)


Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted February 6, 2017
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time


The National Institute of Education (NIE) is among the world’s top education institutes, recognised for its excellence in teacher education and educational research. NIE has played a key and pivotal role in shaping and developing Singapore’s teaching profession and landscape through evidence-informed, practice-focused and values-based programmes and initiatives.

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CSEAS Fellowship for Visiting Research Scholars, 2017-2018

Application Deadline: March 31, 2017

The Center for Southeast Asian Studies of Kyoto University is now accepting applications from scholars and researchers who work on Southeast Asia, on comparative and regional issues from a multi-area perspective, and are interested in spending time in Kyoto, Japan, in order to conduct research, write, or pursue other scholarly interests in connection with their field of study.

Seven fellowships will be awarded for 2017-2018 on a competitive basis. Fellowships are normally for a six-month duration, although in exceptional cases they can be extended for an additional six months.


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Job vacancy: PhD candidate Cultural Antropology – The Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology (Leiden University)

Job vacancy: PhD candidate Cultural Antropology
Closing date: 21 February 2017

The Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology (Leiden University)  and KITLV are looking for a PhD candidate Cultural Antropology. The PhD candidate will be doing research on a topic that combines the research interests of both the institutes CA-OS and KITLV. The candidate is expected to research a topic within the broad foci of the collaborating Institutes’ research programs. The duration of this PhD position is limited to three years. Given the limited amount of research and writing time available, the candidate should already have a fully elaborated research proposal equivalent to an NWO Toptalent grant application at his or her disposal. The PhD candidate will be supervised by senior scholars from both institutes. Graduation will take place in the Faculty of Social Sciences.

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