The 42nd Indonesia Forum Symposium for Postgraduate & Early Career Researcher

The Indonesia Forum (IF) will hold the 42nd Indonesia Postgraduate & Early Career Researcher symposium in 2023, a continuation of the University of Melbourne’s commitment to engagement with and building excellence in scholarship on Indonesia. The IF has built a strong sense of community and collaboration among researchers on and from Indonesia through events promoting. This year will mark the 25-year anniversary since Indonesia’s Reformation era began (1998) with the theme Reformasi 25 years on: Opportunities and challenges for Indonesian society’

The hybrid symposium (online & in-person) is scheduled for the 22-23 November 2023
with the in-person component at the University of Melbourne Parkville Campus, Victoria Australia. The symposium will begin with a roundtable session on “Post PhD, Postdoc and Beyond” with a discussion led by guest speakers.

Panel themes:

  • Defending Democracy & Human Rights
  • Local Knowledge & Sustainable Practices
  • History & Cultural Memory
  • Health Transitions, Opportunities & Challenges
  • Youth & Social Engagement

We welcome papers that speaks to the conference title of ‘Reformasi 25 years on’ under the listed panel themes. Please submit a 200 word abstract, title and 100 word bio to the organisers: Dr Monika Winarnita and Dr Wulan Dirgantoro by the 4th of September 2023.

Two travel bursaries (paid flight, accommodation and meals) are available for an Indonesian (citizen) Postgraduate/Early Career Researcher from Social Sciences and Humanities currently in Indonesia at our affiliate university UI & UGM funded by the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Arts. Please indicate in your email if you would like to be considered for the travel bursaries, stating your discipline and Indonesian university (University of Indonesia or Universitas Gadjah Mada).