Call for Papers: Indonesia Council Open Conference 2023

Call for Papers: Indonesia Council Open Conference 2023

The Sydney Southeast Asia Centre at the University of Sydney and Humanitarian and Development Studies at Western Sydney University will be hosting the Indonesia Council Open Conference 2023. This conference brings together academics and postgraduate researchers from across the disciplines with an interest in Indonesia, and is open to scholars, students and community members interested in engaging with cutting-edge research.

The theme for ICOC 2023 is Indonesia 25 Years On. In 2023, we mark a quarter-century of Indonesia’s abrupt rejection of authoritarianism following the resignation of Suharto in May 1998 after millions took to the streets in protest against the economic and social chaos that accompanied the Asian financial crisis of the previous year. But what does Indonesia look like now?

Abstract submissions are invited from any disciplines for individual papers, panels and roundtable discussions that reflect on one or more of the myriad facets of life in today’s Indonesia, how Indonesia got there, and where it might go next.

In particular, presentations are invited which address the following broad themes:

  • Agrarian change and rural studies
  • Arts and culture
  • Cities and urban living
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Health and wellbeing
  • History
  • Identity
  • Indonesia in the world
  • Indonesia online
  • Inequality and inclusion
  • Marriage and family
  • Migration
  • Politics and political economy
  • Religion
  • Social and economic development
  • Social movements
  • State and Society
  • The environment

The Conference will be held on 26 – 27 September 2023 online via zoom and in person at the University of Sydney, Camperdown campus.

The Call for Papers will close on 15 February 2023.

Submit your abstract here and read all about the Conference here.

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