Events Calendar

Research Presentations
Our Jakarta office will host seminars, symposia, conferences, and research presentations for visiting U.S. researchers and Indonesian academics alike on the topic of “Contemporary Indonesian Studies,” broadly defined.

Month Week Day
August 2016
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

 

Upcoming Events:

  • International Seminar "INTEGRATING BIOLOGICAL STUDIES TO PROMOTE PRIMATE CONSERVATION EFFORTS" - August 29, 2016,

    Introduction

    Asia is home to a wide range of primates from the tiny slender lorises from India and Sri Lanka or the slightly bigger pygmy slow loris from Indochina to the large orangutans from Borneo and Sumatra, and everything in between. The five families of primates that are found in Asia are Lorisidae, Tarsiidae, Cercopithecoidae, Hylobatidae and Hominidae represent a bewildering array of variations. This diversity is mirrored by the variation of habitats in which Asian primates can be found, from wet mangrove forests on the coast through lowland temperate and tropical forests, to high mountain regions, and increasingly, human-modified or created habitats.

     

    Indonesia with more than 50 primate species is one of 'megadiverse' country facing serious threat due to ecological changes such as deforestation. This condition driven by the increase of human population, resulting in high demands for food, forest products, and energy. These changes are decreasing non-human primate population in the wild that influence the conservation status of the Indonesian primates. Studies on Conservation and Ecology, Genetics and Reproductive Biology, Taxonomy and Behavior, also Rehabilitation and Climate Change need to be explored by the primatology society. To promote conservation efforts, we invite primatology scientist at national and international level to share their work and expertise as contribution to the above mentioned concerns.

    TOPICS 

    • Conservation & Ecology
    • Genetics & Reproductive Biology
    • Taxonomy & Behavior
    • Rehabilitation & Climate Change

    INVITED SPEAKERS

    • Director of Biodiversity Conservation (KKH) : Ministry of Environment and Forestry Republic of Indonesia
    • Director of Research Center for Biology LIPI : Indonesian Institute of Science (LIPI) - Indonesia
    • Prof Randall C Kyes, PhD : Professor of Psychology and Global Health ; Director, Center for Global Field Study ; Washington National Primate Research Center, University of Washington -  USA
    • Dr Ir Entang Iskandar, MSi : Head of Conservation Program, Primate Research Center ; Bogor Agricultural University - Indonesia
    • Dr Matthew F S X Novak : Assistant Professor of Psychology ; Central Oregon Community College - USA
    • I Made Wedana Adi Putra, SSi : Director of The Aspinall Foundation Indonesian Program – Indonesia
    • Wichitra Singhirunnusorn, PhD: Director, Multidisciplinary Research Center for Environmental Sustainability (MRECS), Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies ; Mahasarakham University – Thailand

    PARTICIPANTS

    Participants of this seminar are scientists, lecturers, students, and professionals  working in the area of biology, conservation, and primate related  research  from  universities, research centers, and other organizations.

    VENUE

    The one day seminar will be conducted at IPB International Convention Center, Jalan Raya Pajajaran, Bogor, Indonesia on August 29, 2016.

    Map to IPB International Convention Center
  • Sharing of Research Results “Intergenerational language transmission: Evidence from Jakarta Indonesian speech corpora” - August 29, 2016,

    ABSTRACT

    Most historical linguistics investigations rely on analysis of language change and language reconstruction to discover changes that happen across centuries. However, linguistic change in progress which involves speakers across generations is less commonly studied. It is at this time scale that we actually can start to understand the mechanism of change.

    This study investigates intergenerational language transmission in Jakarta Indonesian, a variety of Indonesian spoken in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia. Using evidence from some phonological patterns which are transmitted over three generations of JI speakers, this investigation aims at providing a careful and systematic study on the mechanism of change. Through this transmission process, this study attempts to shed light on the development of Jakarta Indonesian, and its relationships with other varieties spoken in Jakarta, namely Standard Indonesian and Betawi Malay. This research uses three naturalistic speech corpora of JI which were collected in colloquial settings. They are a corpus of children speech collected in early 2000s (Gil and Tadmor 2015), a corpus of adults speech collected in 1970s (Wallace 1976), and a corpus of adults speech collected in early 2000s (Gil and Tadmor 2015).

    SPEAKER:

    Ferdinan Okki Kurniawan is Ph.D. candidate from Cornell University

    Sharing of Research Results - Okki

    Map to Bincang Ilmiah Room, K22.10 K2 Building
  • Disaster Risk Reduction with Socio-Engineering and Culture Approach - August 31, 2016,

    Indonesia merupakan salah satu negara di dunia yang rawan gempa karena di dasar samudera terdapat pertemuan empat lempeng, yaitu antara plat tekntonik Australia, Eurasia, Filipina dan Pasifik, yang bertemu di kepulauan Maluku yang apabila bertumbukan akan berpotensi menimbulkan gempa tektonik. Hal tersebut berpengaruh terhadap kondisi seismotektonik di Indonesia. Pengalaman kejadian bencana gempa besar dalam beberapa tahun terakhir, seperti Gempa Aceh (2004), Gempa Yogyakarta (2006), Gempa Padang (2007, 2009), dan Gempa Mentawai (2010), telah menimbulkan kerugian jiwa dan harta serta kerusakan berbagai infrastruktur.

    Letusan Gunung Merapi 26 Oktober yang disusul letusan besar pada tanggal 5 November 2010, memenuhi unsur-unsur akibat tersebut dalam definisi tersebut diatas. Korban manusia, kerusakan lingkungan, permukiman, kerugian harta benda serta dampak psikologis masih dapat kita lihat bahkan dirasakan oleh masyarakat di sekitar Merapi terutama di 4 kabupaten: Magelang, Klaten, Boyolali di Provinsi Jawa Tengah serta Kabupaten Sleman di Provinsi Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta. Material semburan gunung Merapi di Provinsi D.I. Yogyakarta tercatat menimbun 3424 rumah mengalami kerusakan dengan rincian 2.636 rumah rusak berat, 156 rumah rusak sedang dan 632 rusak ringan, sementara di Provinsi Jawa Tengah tercatat 1635 rumah mengalami kerusakan, diantaranya 174 rumah rusak berat, 551 rumah rusak sedang dan 950 rumah rusak ringan.

    Seiring dengan perkembangan socio-engineering, paradigma lama dalam penanggulangan bencana menjadi tidak relevan lagi diterapkan. Pergeseran dari paradigma lama menjadi paradigma baru merupakan suatu kebutuhan bersama dalam mengelola bencana sebagai bagian dari kehidupan. Mekanisme masyarakat dalam menghadapi kejadian (coping mechanism) terbentuk dan lahir dari pengalaman, pengetahuan, pemahaman, dan pemaknaan terhadap setiap kejadian.

    Map to Auditorium FTSP - Universitas Islam Indonesia
  • "Navigating Global Flows of Capital, Policy and Values: Conceptualizing Trajectories toward Alternative Modernities in Indonesia" An International Conference & Workshop Programme, Palu, Central Sulawesi Indonesia, 19-22 December 2016 - December 19, 2016,
    1. Rationale

    The economic, political, and social transformation of Indonesia since decolonization, especially in recent decades, has been massive. Linked to these processes numerous parameters crucial to guaranteeing a humane and dignified future require in-depth examination: self consciousness and otherness, citizenship and community, the effects of the neoliberal capitalist turn in development and conservation, among others. Such issues are linked to the expansion of governmentality across various agencies tied to the expansion of the global market and concomitant agendas. Reacting to such trends has been the political resurrection of various symbolic vehicles of socio-cultural identity in endeavors that seek to make claims on various resources through revitalization of traditions in the context of new political engagements and more pragmatic projects. Such phenomena are expressions of the various global forces interacting with local aspirations and actions leading to diverse trajectories toward various forms of modernity. Analyses of just how such interactions have arisen and are playing out in a context. It requires not just commentary on the overt politics of such transformative confrontations, but also deeper examination of the epistemological bases of action of the contending participants.

    Many social and humanist scientists who have confronted these issues in their field research often have found themselves confronted with various dilemmas in their analytical work: How is the analysis of the communal and cultural repertoires of Indonesia a distinctive endeavor? How do the humanizing phenomena analyze in this nation represent unique constellations and how are they variants of other examples of the effect of such social forces and transnational networks? What is it that makes the study of Indonesia, among other forms of sociocultural analysis, possible in the contemporary situation? Alternatively, other potential questions include: How can the social scientist work in Indonesia and elsewhere begin to explore critically the “saturations and meaning impasse” occasioned by the ontological and ethical turns in development discourse and practice? And, in a more practice sense with interventionist implications: how can the environmentalist, historians, the political scientists as well as the anthropologist and the economist begins understanding values in inclusive ways that enable development and its agencies to fulfill its transformative potential? These challenges are deeply embedded in political conditions that inflect how those parties produce their vantage points in the quest to produce mutually all-embracing understandings.

    The aim of the conference is to throwing down a gauntlet to the social researches in order to foster original ideas, new narratives and alternative ways of thinking about the central concepts in the sociocultural analysis of Indonesia and beyond. The enmeshing of intellectual and activist concerns can be seen to produce certain ‘sociocultural knots’, quandaries of analysis in dealing with the local manifestations of capital formations, power and resilience spheres, regarded in the larger context of changes in the regional, national and global discourses and policies guiding historical trajectories and the dynamics of contemporary realms. Those questions are aimed atthinking about an inclusive engagement within the world of which they are part of it as a whole—in terms of both activism of particular intellectual and political implications of different ways of social and cultural exegesis. Setting up the debate in this way is intended to ensure a mutually constitutive, entanglement amongst scholars of various orientations, as they reflect upon the historical dynamics which simultaneously which have created not only the situations they study, but also their own positions.

    Underpinning the conference’s aim above, five themes that possibly could be explored are: 1)Tracing Value and Agency: Capital Formations in Indonesia’s Historical Trajectories; 2) Recycling Values: Ideological and Power Metaphors on Contemporary Capital Expansions in Indonesia; 3) Interlocking Imagined Values: Encounters and Asymmetries in the Age of Cultural Capitalism; 4) The Naked Face of the Clash of Values: Conflicts and Insecurity in the Age of Capital Hybrid; and 5) “Traditional” and “Modern” Medicine: Colonial and Postcolonial Legacies of Healthcare in Indonesia. Together these four themes present a context for dialogue between academic self-reflection and an outward looking applied practice in contemporary society that is endemic to contemporary sociocultural research. While some of the thematic topics focus on the changing conditions for knowledge and practice productions in general and the transformation of the fields of social research, others topical discussions will exemplify how sociocultural frameworks can be applied in new ways, approaching new kinds of materials from different perspectives. The themes all point toward the crucial interaction between the conditions for knowledge production and the applications of that research, where changes in the economic and political context within which research is undertaken are important not only for the researchers themselves, but also for what cross-disciplinary researches can hope to achieve and what role it can play in society.

    The conference will involve presentations from a number of prominent speakers who have worked in and on Indonesia, including many scholars from the social sciences and humanities more generally, all of whom have, in some way or the other, conducted research and/or formulated conceptual models that articulate the urge for new discourses on values and capital, and their wider implications in policy domains. Foci of discussion will include attention to the implications of the ‘ontological and ethical turn’ for research beyond localities, as well as other perspectives that seek to bring a more rigorous and historically grounded consideration of values into analysis. Papers will engage not only with the fundamental philosophical and ethical stances sociocultural and political economy perspectives, especially as these have engaged with key terms such as ‘capital’, ‘value’ and other, but also with unpacking the notion of local within human and non-human interface systems. The conference framework thus seeks to place analysis of the specificities of historical emergence in Indonesia within more encompassing views of the process of transformation of capital forms in the contexts of global markets, human-technology interfaces, law and governance, economic and environmental crises, and the developmental and conservation initiatives being formulated and implemented to confront them.

    Methodologically, this event is also intended to reveal how the reflexive turn in sociocultural discourses and development research of capital and value interfaces can reshape and deepen our understandings. Consequently, this activity also gives special attention to the importance of the young scholar and activist generations in constructing and even disentangling our sociocultural knots. Young scholars and activists, wherever they have been engaged themselves, despite actually having tremendous potential in reshaping theoretical ideas and methodologies for formulating and answering relevant questions seem not to have received adequate attention in many social research agendas. Moreover, the event will valorize the spirit of young scholars in Indonesia and developing countries in their endeavors to configure alternative modes of scholarship, endeavors and communication strengthening. For this concern, the event will specifically design a collaborative workshop for the young scholars prior to and in parallel with the conference sessions.

    Event Website: http://celebesinstitute.org

    Anthropology Study Program

    Faculty of Political and Social Sciences

    Tadulako University

    Jl. Sukarno Hatta KM 09, Palu Central Sulawesi Indonesia

    Phone/Fax: 62-451-429739

    Email: paluconference@gmail.com

     

    Contact Person:

    Muhammad Nasrum

    Event Coordinator

    Cell: 62-811-4585372

    Email: muhammadnasrum@gmail.com

    Event Venue

    The venue of this event will be held in the IT Center Building, Campus of Tadulako University, Palu, Central Sulawesi Indonesia.

    Poster

    Map to the IT Center Building, Campus of Tadulako University

Previous Events:

  • Kongres Internasional Masyarakat Linguistik Indonesia (KIMLI) 2016, Gedung Pascasarjana—Universitas Udayana, Bali, 24 – 27 Agustus 2016 - August 24, 2016,

    KIMLI adalah forum pertemuan antara para peneliti, dosen, mahasiswa, serta pemerhati bahasa dan budaya untuk saling membagikan hasil penelitian mereka, khususnya penelitian mengenai bahasa-bahasa dan budaya yang ada di Indonesia. Menjadi ajang pertemuan para peneliti, dosen, mahasiswa, serta pemerhati bahasa dan budaya untuk saling mengenal dan menjalin jaringan yang diharapkan dapat berlanjut pada kerja sama penelitian/ kajian lanjutan.

    KEY SPEAKERS

    • Masayoshi Shibatani                  Rice University, Amerika Serikat
    • I Gusti Made Sutjaja                  Universitas Warmadewa, Indonesia
    • Peter Cole & Gaby Hermon      University of Delaware, Amerika Serikat
    • Ketut Artawa                               Universitas Udayana, Indonesia
    • Inyo Fernandez                          Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia
    • Cristina Schmitt                         Michigan State University, Amerika Serikat
    • I Wayan Arka                              ANU & UNUD, Australia dan Indonesia
    • Antonia Soriente                        University of Naples ‘Orientale’, Italia
    • Clifton L. Pye                              Kansas University, Amerika Serikat
    • Anthony Jukes                           La Trobe University, Australia
    • Asako Shiohara                          Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Jepang
    • Bambang Kaswanti Purwo      Unika Atma Jaya, Indonesia
    • Katharina E. Sukamto              Unika Atma Jaya, Indonesia
    • Risa Permanadeli                      Pusat Kajian Representasi Sosial, Indonesia

    Poster

     

    Map to Gedung Pasca Sarjana Universitas Udayana
  • International Seminar "INTEGRATING BIOLOGICAL STUDIES TO PROMOTE PRIMATE CONSERVATION EFFORTS" - August 29, 2016,

    Introduction

    Asia is home to a wide range of primates from the tiny slender lorises from India and Sri Lanka or the slightly bigger pygmy slow loris from Indochina to the large orangutans from Borneo and Sumatra, and everything in between. The five families of primates that are found in Asia are Lorisidae, Tarsiidae, Cercopithecoidae, Hylobatidae and Hominidae represent a bewildering array of variations. This diversity is mirrored by the variation of habitats in which Asian primates can be found, from wet mangrove forests on the coast through lowland temperate and tropical forests, to high mountain regions, and increasingly, human-modified or created habitats.

     

    Indonesia with more than 50 primate species is one of 'megadiverse' country facing serious threat due to ecological changes such as deforestation. This condition driven by the increase of human population, resulting in high demands for food, forest products, and energy. These changes are decreasing non-human primate population in the wild that influence the conservation status of the Indonesian primates. Studies on Conservation and Ecology, Genetics and Reproductive Biology, Taxonomy and Behavior, also Rehabilitation and Climate Change need to be explored by the primatology society. To promote conservation efforts, we invite primatology scientist at national and international level to share their work and expertise as contribution to the above mentioned concerns.

    TOPICS 

    • Conservation & Ecology
    • Genetics & Reproductive Biology
    • Taxonomy & Behavior
    • Rehabilitation & Climate Change

    INVITED SPEAKERS

    • Director of Biodiversity Conservation (KKH) : Ministry of Environment and Forestry Republic of Indonesia
    • Director of Research Center for Biology LIPI : Indonesian Institute of Science (LIPI) - Indonesia
    • Prof Randall C Kyes, PhD : Professor of Psychology and Global Health ; Director, Center for Global Field Study ; Washington National Primate Research Center, University of Washington -  USA
    • Dr Ir Entang Iskandar, MSi : Head of Conservation Program, Primate Research Center ; Bogor Agricultural University - Indonesia
    • Dr Matthew F S X Novak : Assistant Professor of Psychology ; Central Oregon Community College - USA
    • I Made Wedana Adi Putra, SSi : Director of The Aspinall Foundation Indonesian Program – Indonesia
    • Wichitra Singhirunnusorn, PhD: Director, Multidisciplinary Research Center for Environmental Sustainability (MRECS), Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies ; Mahasarakham University – Thailand

    PARTICIPANTS

    Participants of this seminar are scientists, lecturers, students, and professionals  working in the area of biology, conservation, and primate related  research  from  universities, research centers, and other organizations.

    VENUE

    The one day seminar will be conducted at IPB International Convention Center, Jalan Raya Pajajaran, Bogor, Indonesia on August 29, 2016.

    Map to IPB International Convention Center
  • Sharing of Research Results “Intergenerational language transmission: Evidence from Jakarta Indonesian speech corpora” - August 29, 2016,

    ABSTRACT

    Most historical linguistics investigations rely on analysis of language change and language reconstruction to discover changes that happen across centuries. However, linguistic change in progress which involves speakers across generations is less commonly studied. It is at this time scale that we actually can start to understand the mechanism of change.

    This study investigates intergenerational language transmission in Jakarta Indonesian, a variety of Indonesian spoken in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia. Using evidence from some phonological patterns which are transmitted over three generations of JI speakers, this investigation aims at providing a careful and systematic study on the mechanism of change. Through this transmission process, this study attempts to shed light on the development of Jakarta Indonesian, and its relationships with other varieties spoken in Jakarta, namely Standard Indonesian and Betawi Malay. This research uses three naturalistic speech corpora of JI which were collected in colloquial settings. They are a corpus of children speech collected in early 2000s (Gil and Tadmor 2015), a corpus of adults speech collected in 1970s (Wallace 1976), and a corpus of adults speech collected in early 2000s (Gil and Tadmor 2015).

    SPEAKER:

    Ferdinan Okki Kurniawan is Ph.D. candidate from Cornell University

    Sharing of Research Results - Okki

    Map to Bincang Ilmiah Room, K22.10 K2 Building
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