Register now for the Indonesia Institute’s Postgraduate Workshop at ANU

Asia Options supports and shares information about research-related opportunities across Asia. This article shares information about the upcoming Indonesia Institute Postgraduate Workshop. In addition, it also shares information about the Indonesia Institute. In summary, readers who are interested should register by 7 September.



The Indonesia Institute’s Postgraduate Workshop is coming up soon! Asia Options is reminding its Indonesia followers, due to the fact that registrations for the 2018 workshop will be closed on 7 September. Therefore, it is important to make sure you register soon.

The workshop itself is planned to be held over two days from Wednesday, 12/09/2018 to Thursday 13/09/2018, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm  AEST.
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The Australian National University
JG Crawford Building 132
Lennox Crossing, ANU
ACTON, Canberra, ACT 2601


What to expect?

Firstly, it is worth noting that this workshop provides a range of learning and networking opportunities for researchers from various disciplinary backgrounds. As a result, this workshop is a venue where a diverse range of postgraduate students. In particular, this workshop will be valuable for those researching Indonesia-related topics at the ANU, around Australia and further afield will present their research, receive feedback on it, and learn new skills and build networks that will help them develop their research careers. A diverse group of students will be presenting papers on a range of topics on Indonesian society, politics, economy, security, history and more.

The deadline for presenters to submit abstracts has passed, but students, academics and others who wish to attend the event and learn about new research on Indonesia are welcome to attend. We will release a detailed program and book of abstracts in late July.

The workshop is free of charge.


Workshop program

Additionally, the workshop program provides some insights into the kinds of sessions and the level of detail to be presented at the workshop. As can be seen in the workshop agenda, there is a range of academics with diverse interests relevant to Indonesia.

Day 1: Wednesday, September 12, 2018

8-9am Registration.
9-10.30am Keynote: Professor Saksia Wieringa will give a keynote address based on her experience at the University of Amsterdam Researching in Indonesia.
10.30-11am Morning tea
11-12.30pm Expert panel: Giving effective academic presentations
12.30-1.30pm Lunch
1.30-3pm Session 1
3-3.30pm Afternoon tea
3.30-4.30pm Session 2

Day 2: Thursday, September 13, 2018

9-10.30am Expert panel: Using data in research on Indonesia.
10.30-11am Morning tea
11am-12.30pm Session 3
12.30-1.30pm Lunch
1.30-3pm Session 4
3-3.30pm Afternoon tea
3.30-5pm Expert Panel: Publishing your research – in short

For inquiries, please contact: [email protected] 
As can be seen above, from the tentative agenda, there will be a wide range of content for various disciplines.

The organising committee for the Indonesia Institute Postgraduate Workshop includes:

  • Professor Edward Aspinall, Bell School, CAP
  • Associate Professor Caroline Turner, Research School of Humanities and the Arts, CASS.
  • Dr Iwu Utomo, School of Demography, CASS.
  • Dr Elly Kent, Australian Consortium for In-Country Indonesian Studies
  • Aliza Hunt, PhD candidate, School of Population Health / Centre for Mental Health Research
  • Astari Daenuwy, PhD candidate, Bell School, CAP
  • Thomas Power, PhD candidate, Bell School, CAP


About the Australia Indonesia Institute

As can be seen on the website for the Australia Indonesia Institute, The Indonesia Institute is a Western Australian-based NGO (Non-Government Organisation) that was founded in November 2010. As mentioned in the Institute’s mission statement, the Institute’s objectives include functioning as a bridge in promoting Indonesia-Australia relations both in Austraila and in Indonesia. Furthermore, the institute also has a membership which consists of both Australian and Indonesia people with a deep interest in Indonesia.

Also, if you would like to join the Indonesia Institute Inc., simply contact the Institute on 0412 446 512 or email [email protected] for more details.


Additional links

ANU link

Eventbrite Link 

As shown above, overall, there is a range of reasons to attend the upcoming Indonesia Institute Postgraduate Workshop.
For more insights into events in Canberra check out the Asia Options article on Networking Events in Canberra.

In summary, make sure you register for the workshop as registrations are due to close by 7 September.


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Nick Metherall

Indonesia Country Coordinator
Nick is a student at La Trobe University. He is currently conducting field work in rural and remote parts of Eastern Indonesia.

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