The University of Melbourne’s Indonesia Forum would like to warmly invite postgraduate students and staff to participate in its 36th Postgraduate Roundtable.
Date: Saturday 1 April 2017
Time: 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. followed by lunch
Location: Yasuko Hiraoka Myer Room, 1st floor Sidney Myer Asia Centre, The University of Melbourne.
For more than 25 years, the Indonesia Forum has provided a cross-disciplinary, informal and open network of University of Melbourne academics and staff, as well as the wider Melbourne Indonesian and Indonesia-interested community.
The Postgraduate Roundtable creates an open forum for postgraduate students to disseminate and share their ideas, research, and/or experiences.  It is an opportunity for postgraduate students to introduce their work to a wider audience and make connections with staff and other students, rather than to present a formal conference paper.
This year we are pleased to welcome Professor Vedi Hadiz (Asia Institute, the University of Melbourne), who will open the Postgraduate Roundtable with his keynote speech “Beyond Indonesia’s Boundaries: A Call For Comparative Research”. In his speech, Professor Hadiz will reflect on the increasing move towards understanding Indonesia not only as a primary object of study, but also as an entry point towards new perspectives and, probably, new epistemology.
Following the keynote speech, parallel sessions will be held in which postgraduate students can present their research. Indonesian postgraduate students and students of Indonesia from all disciplines are warmly invited to submit their abstracts, although there are limitations to the number of presenters as well as participants. While the event is primarily for University of Melbourne postgraduates, students from other institutions are also welcome to participate. 
Presentations will be accepted based on a ‘first come, first served’ basis, and must be relevant to Indonesia. Presentations should be no longer than 10-15 minutes and can be made in either English or Indonesian. Certificates will be awarded to presenters.  Students are welcome to attend even if they do not wish to present. 
If you wish to attend, please reply by Friday, 25 March 2017 (acceptances only) by using this form:
In addition, presenters are asked to send 300 words (maximum) abstract of your presentation to Hellena Souisa:
Please pass this email on to any of your friends/students who may be interested from the University of Melbourne or postgraduate students of any other university.
Thank you and kind regards,
Dr Ken Setiawan and Dr Rachael Diprose
2017 Indonesia Forum Convenor and Deputy Convenor