Vient de paraître : Indonésie contemporaine

129Indonésie contemporaine dirigé par Rémy Madinier (CASE)  et coédité par l’IRASEC et les Indes Savantes vient de paraître.

Quatrième état le plus peuplé de la planète, premier pays du monde musulman, seule véritable démocratie d’Asie du Sud-Est, l’Indonésie demeure un géant méconnu. Au carrefour des influences indienne et chinoise, les frontières de ce vaste archipel furent dessinées au gré des heurts entre impérialismes européens (Espagne, Portugal, Angleterre et surtout Pays-Bas). L’histoire de l’Indonésie depuis son indépendance est d’abord celles des contradictions nées des choix à la fois originaux et courageux de ses pères fondateurs : une république jacobine pour gouverner un territoire immense et éclaté, un idiome véhiculaire peu parlé pour langue nationale, un état religieux mais non islamique.

Le présent ouvrage, fruit de la collaboration entre vingt-sept spécialistes reconnus (dix-huit Français et neuf Indonésiens) est une synthèse à la fois rigoureuse et accessible des dernières recherches en sciences sociales sur l’Indonésie. Géographes, anthropologues, historiens, économistes, politistes, spécialistes de littérature proposent ici un large panorama permettant de comprendre les enjeux démographiques, spatiaux, religieux et culturels de l’émergence d’une puissance régionale mais aussi les défis auxquels est confrontée cette jeune nation depuis sa remarquable transition démocratique en 1998.

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University of Pennsylvania and National Library of Laos launch the Digital Library of Northern Thai Manuscripts


The University of Pennsylvania and National Library of Laos have launched the Digital Library of Northern Thai Manuscripts at as a resource for the study of traditional literature from this region. At present, the digital library contains images of over 4,200 manuscripts which can be searched and viewed online or freely downloaded, and to which more manuscripts will be added.

The database contains four collections: digitised microfilms from the Preservation of Northern Thai Manuscripts Project (with permission of Chiang Mai University Library), digitised microfilms and also handwritten copied of manuscripts made in the early 1970s during research conducted by Harald Hundius, and directly-digitised manuscripts made during the current digital library project.

All digitisation was funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, and the digital library project was funded by The Henry Luce Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the University of Pennsylvania Libraries and the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. The project was implemented by the National Library of Laos, based on the existing Digital Library of Lao Manuscripts (

  • German Federal Foreign Office
  • The Henry Luce Foundation
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
  • National Library of Laos
  • Chiang Mai University Library
  • Berlin State Library

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Associate University Librarian for Library Special Collections and International Studies Programs University of California, Los Angeles

Reporting to the University Librarian, the AUL is a key senior administrator in the UCLA Library. The AUL supervises three major departments: the Department of Library Special Collections (LSC) (an enterprise-wide organization composed of the Library’s special collections resources, services, and operations across the campus) which this position heads, and oversees the Library’s International Studies programs (composed of the Richard C. Rudolph East Asian Library (EAL), and the International Studies Department (ISD) which encompasses Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia and Pacific Islands).

Date limite de candidature : 30 mai 2016

Assistant professor in religious studies at Florida International University

The Department of Religious Studies at Florida International University seeks to appoint a tenure-track assistant professor with a specialization in one of the religious traditions of either North America or Southeast Asia (tradition open and methodology open), preferably with expertise in the interaction of religions in the area.

Posted February 11, 2016. Open till filled.

Lee Kong Chian research fellowship National Library of Singapore

The Lee Kong Chian (LKC) Research Fellowship aims to facilitate new research and publishing about Singapore and Southeast Asian culture, economy and heritage. This will enrich the Asia-centric collections and resources of the Lee Kong Chian Reference Library at the National Library of Singapore.

Research area :

– Singapore’s role in early printing – Chinese, Malay, Tamil and English publications including works of the Mission Press, private publishers, government printing offices, etc.

– Voices of Singapore Literary Arts writers

– The Social history of Singapore from the mid-19th – early 20th century, through legal documents in the Koh Seow Chuan Collection.

– Peranakan-Nyonya literary works – literature in Malay by the Straits Chinese of Singapore and Malaysia, including translations of famous Chinese epics

– The Asian Diaspora in Southeast Asia with special reference to Singapore, Malaysia & Indonesia 

– Businesses in the early 19th century – post-war Singapore

Date limite d’envoi des candidatures : 30 avril 2016

Postdoctoral Associate, Asian Connections Global Asia Initiative/Duke Center for International Studies

The Global Asia Initiative at Duke University’s Center for International Studies, seeks applications for a postdoctoral position in Asian Connections from the Fall 2016 for one year, renewable for another.  Asian Connections, also known as Inter-Asian Studies by our partner institution, the Social Science Research Council, is the study of connections between two or more Asian societies historically or in the contemporary period.  The research may be comparative, but the goal is to reveal regional or trans-local processes.

Date limite d’envoi des candidatures: 15 avril 2016

Gatty Lecture, « Art of the Self: The Ethico-Aesthetics of Balinese Pepaosan Performance » par Nicole Reisnour (doctorante du SEAP dans le département de musique de l’Université de Cornell), 10 mars 2016, Kahin Center, Cornell University.

« The art of pepaosan, an Indonesian tradition of singing and interpreting religious texts, is widely represented in Bali as a Hindu form of ethical self-cultivation focused on the pursuit of divine guidance. However, while state programs to develop this art form promote an understanding of virtue that foregrounds interiority and personal responsibility, many pepaosan practitioners pursue a relational form of virtue—at once material and immaterial, aesthetic and ethical—which is the product of both human and divine agency. This talk explores how this single musical practice is incorporated into two divergent ethical projects, which render inhabitable two distinct constructions of devout Hindu selfhood. »

3rd Conference of the Italian Association of Southeast Asian Studies (ItaSEAS), 20-21 juin 2016, University of Naples L’Orientale Summer Schools Centre, Island of Procida, Gulf of Naples

« The conference programme will be organized around three clusters: 1) Economic and political processes; 2) Social transformations; 3) Culture, Literature, Languages, and Linguistics. Each cluster will combine papers focusing on contemporary Southeast Asia with others looking at historical and longer-term perspectives. »

Date limite d’envoi des abstracts : 30 avril 2016

« Imagining Asia(s): Networks, Actors, Sites », 10–11 October 2016, ISEAS–Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore

Long perceived as a clearly defined geographical continent to the east of Europe, Asia has been conceptualised in more recent scholarship as a cultural entity produced through geographical imaginations located in specific historical contexts. Meanwhile Area Studies scholarship has divided the field of Asian Studies into seemingly self-contained units of West and Central Asia, South and Southeast Asia, and East Asia. These regional configurations speak more about the changing geopolitical and economic interests in these areas rather than the historical or cultural roots of such demarcations. Following the lead of recent scholarly critiques of these demarcations, this conference seeks to explore Asian societies and identities as interconnected formations through trajectories/networks of circulation of people, ideas, and objects in the longue durée. Moving beyond the divides of old Area Studies scholarship and the arbitrary borders set by late colonial empires and the rise of post-colonial nation states, this conference seeks to map critically the configuration of contact zones in which mobile bodies, minds, and cultures interact to foster new images, identities, and imaginations of Asia.

Date limite d’envoi des abstracts : 1er avril 2016

« The Heritage of Ancient and Urban Sites: Giving Voice to Local Priorities », 14-15 mars, Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre

The workshop brings together heritage professionals, policymakers and grassroots organisations from six countries: Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore and Thailand. Speakers present their work with local, regional and global communities in voicing local priorities at ancient and urban heritage sites. Each country is at a critical juncture in relation to public awareness and commitment on issues of cultural heritage.

Discussion of ancient and urban sites in local, transborder and international contexts can highlight commonalities and differences in defining and effecting greater community participation. Speakers will present local experiences and expertise in an open and non-prescriptive manner. Selected papers will be published.

Le programme peut être téléchargé sur le site du Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre :

« Post-reformasi Indonesia : the challenges of social inequalities and inclusion », 6th International Symposium of Journal Antropologi Indonesia 26-28 July 2016, Kampus FISIP, Universitas Indonesia, Depok (Indonesia)

Presymposium : « The Ecopoetics of Social Life: The Legacy of James J. Fox », le 25 juillet 2016

4 thèmes :

1) Understanding the Structural Bases of Society: The Dynamics of Precedence

Cf. Les ouvrages de la collection Comparative Austronesian Project, School of Pacific and Asian Studies of the Australian National University et

Precedence: Social Differentiation in the Austronesian World, ed. Michael P. Vischer (Canberra: ANU ePress, 2009)

2) Un/Recovering Structure through Language: Semantic Parallelism in Ritual Language, the Poetics of Performance, and the Linguistic Reconstruction of Socioecological Structures

Cf. To Speak in Pairs: Essays on the Ritual Languages of eastern Indonesia, Cambridge University Press, 1988

3) Ecology and Development: Traditional Adaptations, Emergent Impacts and Responses

Cf. Harvest of the Palm: Ecological Change in eastern Indonesia, Harvard University Press, 1977

4) Islam in Indonesia: Contemporary Practices, Sociohistorical Roots

« Lost in Transition: Human Trafficking and Migrations in Myanmar », 17 mars 2016, Hart House Debates Room, 7 Hart House Circle, Toronto ON.

Organisée par BORDERLESS, une ONG de secours aux personnes déplacées et aux réfugiés.

Millions of Burmese civilians fall through the cracks as Myanmar slowly puts its conflict-ridden past behind it and moves into political and economic reforms. Whether they are displaced by violence or persecution, or are attracted to employment opportunities abroad, Burmese migrants face dangerous conditions and human rights abuses as they are trafficked around the region or work in exploitative environments. BORDERLESS presents three speakers who will shine light on this massive population upheaval that is overlooked by the world.

– Antonela Arhin, Executive Officer of Center for Diaspora and Transnational Studies, University of Toronto
– Nora Rowley, Human Rights Advocate for Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar
– Stephen Campbell, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Trent University

– Emile Dirks, PhD student in Political Science, University of Toronto