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March 2022

Webinar | Forgotten collections: Exploring Southeast Asian archives |

March 31 @ 09:00 - 11:30
Online event

This webinar foregrounds and promotes the study of little-known archival collections of languages, cultures and histories of Indonesia and Southeast Asia more broadly. The presentations complement each other in raising the profile of these collections and disseminating scholarship inspired by them. They also aim to…

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PhD defence | Writing novels under the New Order | Taufiq Hanafi

March 31 @ 13:45 - 14:30
Academiegebouw, Leiden University & via livestream

On 31 March Taufiq Hanafi will defend his thesis Writing novels under the new order; State censorship, complicity, and literary production in Indonesia, 1977-1986, in the Academiebuilding, Leiden University

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April 2022

IS4 Webinar | Why veil? Religious headscarves and the public role of women

April 1 @ 03:00 - 04:00
Online event

Join Assistant Professor Naila Shofia and Assistant Professor Vasiliki Fouka for a thought-provoking talk unveiling the socio-economic factors that compel some Indonesian women to wear religious headscarves.

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Hybrid presentation | Declaring Distance: Bandung – Leiden

April 8 - April 9
Hybrid event

Atelier KITLV and Framer Framed invite you for the hybrid presentation Declaring Distance: Bandung-Leiden, a trans-local exchange on ways of imagining and engaging with the colonial archive.

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Book presentation | Alcohol in early Java: Its social and cultural significance | Jiří Jákl

April 12 @ 15:30 - 17:00
KITLV conference room & online Leiden, + Google Map

This hybrid event examines the history of alcohol in Java and is organized around the recent publication of Jiří Jákl’s Alcohol in Early Java (2021, Brill). Cecilia Leong-Salobir will discuss the book from the perspective of culinary history and Arlo Griffiths from Javanese philology, after which the floor is open for questions from the live audience as well as Zoom participants

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Public event | Island(er)s at the Helm: Paleoecology and Core Sampling

April 12 @ 19:00 - 20:30
University of St. Martin, USM Room 208

The University of St. Martin (USM) invites the general public to attend an information session on research currently being carried out in both the Dutch and French territories of the island by Dr. Kees Nooren (Netherlands) and Dr. Jaime Pagán Jimenez (Puerto Rico).

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Indonesia Social Science Seminar Series | Covid-19 and health care in Indonesia: A painful lesson for a better future

April 28 @ 10:00 - 11:00
Online event

Join Laksono Trisnantoro (Universitas Gadjah Mada) and Retna Hanani (University of Amsterdam) for a discussion of Indonesia's healthcare system and what lessons can be drawn from public management of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Seminar | Consequences of oil palm expansion in Southeast Asia: Overview of recent research

April 28 @ 15:30 - 17:00
KITLV conference room & online Leiden, + Google Map

The rapid expansion of oil palm plantations across Southeast Asia is triggering equally rapid environmental, economic and social transformations. As the size of plantations is doubling nearly every decade, rural Southeast Asia is facing considerable challenges: not only do countries like Indonesia, Malaysia and Cambodia face an uphill struggle to protect remaining forests, but they are also confronted with widespread land conflicts, appalling labour conditions and a rapidly changing rural economies.

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May 2022

PhD defence | Life in “paradise”; A social psychological and anthropological study of nature conservation in the Caribbean Netherlands | Stacey Mac Donald

May 17 @ 15:00 - 16:00
Academiegebouw, Leiden University & via livestream

On Tuesday 17 May Stacey Mac Donald will defend her thesis Life in Paradise: A social psychological and anthropological study of nature conservation in the Caribbean Netherlands at 3 pm (sharp) in the Academiegebouw

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Public meeting | Island(er)s at the Helm

May 18 @ 19:00 - 22:00
St Maarten

You are invited to the Island(er)s at the Helm public meeting on Wednesday 18 May 2022 from 7 pm to 10 pm in St. Maarten, hosted by the University of St. Martin.

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