Upcoming events

Land and Development in Indonesia: Searching for the People's Sovereignty

Book Launch

When:28 July 2016, 17.00-18.00
Where: ABS Seminar Room 2290, Abercrombie Building, University of Sydney

Join us for the launch of the Indonesia Update 2015 series Land and Development in Indonesia: Searching for the People's Sovereignty, edited by John F McCarthy and Kathryn Robinson.

Celebrate the launch of the book over drinks and canapes, as the editors join in discussion with Dr Jeff Neilson, Senior Lecturer in the School of Geosciences and author of the chapter Agrarian Transformations and Land Reform in Indonesia.


Free event with online registration required

Politics in Action: Democratic Updates from Southeast Asia

Policy Roundtable

When: 29 July 2016, 10.00 - 18.00
Where: New Law School Lecture Theatre 104, New Law Building, University of Sydney

Southeast Asia is far from homogenous when it comes to political systems, government leadership and democratic transitions. Each country has a unique political history which separates it from its neighbours, in spite of efforts to present a unified face through institutions such as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

The policy roundtable aims to provide current political updates on the states in Southeast Asia, providing individual country updates, as well as space to discuss the broader implications of political issues beyond national borders. Drawing upon expertise at the University of Sydney, as well as interstate and international colleagues, this event will bring you up-to-date with the latest political developments across Southeast Asia.


Free event with online registration required.

Heritage and the Arts

Postgraduate Seminar Series

When: 10 August 2016, 12.30 - 14.00
Where: Seminar Room 344, New Law School Annexe

Featuring the members of PoP! Perspectives on the Past on Southeast Asia, including:

  • Nienyuan Neve Cheng
  • Michael Leadbetter
  • Natali Pearson
  • Wayan Jarrah Sastrawan
  • Sony Karsono

The seminar will be a robust discussion between members on the issue of 'History vs. Heritage'.

Perspectives on the Past (PoP) is a research and reading group within the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre at the University of Sydney. The group's disciplinary backgrounds are diverse: archaeology, history, oral history, heritage, performance studies, philology, art history and museology. PoP meets every month to hash out, flesh out and hotly debate Southeast Asian historiography and heritage studies.

Find them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Free event with online registration required.