Issue 45
Welcome to Issue 45 - third issue for 2005.

Editors:

Phillip Mahnken, Sunshine Coast
Harry Aveling, Latrobe U

"Despite Australia's ever-expanding involvement in Asia, students are abandoning Asian language studies. Fewer than 40 first-year university students in Sydney are studying Indonesian.
Numbers have been in free-fall, especially since the crisis in East Timor. In 1965 at the University of Sydney alone, more than 270 first-year students took Indonesian." Asia's no longer on tip of our tongue
Andrew Stevenson, SMH, September 19, 2005

  • Indonesian language learners and native speakers discussion group (all polite topics allowed, except commercial spam), sign up at indonesian_learners
    If you are looking for a real beginners e-group, better to join: australiaindonesia

  •  
    The Indonesian Studies Newsletter
    of the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA)

    Issue 45 September -December 2005

  • Meet the luwak - the coffee connoisseur
  • Nurcholish Madjid dies, see Republika TEMPO
  • ANU Southeast Asia Centre producing new magazine: Bhinneka 1 and Bhinneka 2 Much inspiring information, doings of students, institution, programs, articles (e.g. Loan Words by Tim Hassell) and even stories such as in George Quinn's background to the Tomb of Nyai Ageng Bagelen, Central Java
  • LOMBOK intensive in-country programs 2006 Lombok Images from Lex, Bree and Leah
  • Islam, Human Security, and Xenophobia An International Conference 25-26 November 2005 ANZ Pavilion, 8th Floor, The Arts Centre, 100 St. Kilda Road, Melbourne
  • Book launch: Ariel Heryanto State Terrorism and Political Identity in Indonesia: Fatally Belonging (Routledge, 2005)
  • ASILE requests Letter to local members
  • Istilah internet
  • Inspirasi Issue 21 from Australia Indonesia Arts Alliance
  • Rendra visits Australia              Wot_Rendra_pressreleasepic.doc
  • Asia's no longer on tip of our tongue Andrew Stevenson, SMH, September 19, 2005
  • Local copy of Asia's no longer on tip of our tongue Andrew Stevenson, SMH, September 19, 2005 reproduced here with permission of Sydney Morning Herald
  • Australian Centre for International Agriculture research See the Indonesian Program Page, also the Indonesia Country Profile (pdf) or enter Indonesia in the search form and get 238 documents (21 Sept 2005)
  • Asian Studies Research Survey
    *** Special events on SBS Television: ***
  • INSIGHT in Jakarta on SBS TV 4 October 7.30
    "What do Indonesians think of us?
  • Swapping Lives on SBS TV 6 October exciting new cross media project for students: a documentary; website; and online forum that is both educational and interactive.
  • Violet and Dewi swap lives for ten weeks and are immersed in each other's very different worlds
  • Bahasa Muse Ian Campbell discusses writing poems in Indonesian, and his recent donation of works to the Library’s Manuscripts Collection
  • Australia-Indonesia relations lack leadership Jakarta Post, 21 Oct 2005 Duncan Graham, Surabaya
  • AsiaLink presents AsiaConnect: Maximising Asia Skills Melbourne 18 Nov 2006
  • Public Conference Indonesia: The New Order and its Legacy 18-19 November 2005 Coombs Lecture Theatre Australian National University, Canberra
  • ASIO recruiting      Spook spurt tests ASIO's eye for a spy By Jason Dowling April 11, 2004
  • Dampak Kenaikan Harga BBM wonderful poster for advanced Indonesian discussion Jakarta Post 3 Nov. 2005 spotted by Richard Curtis, Darwin
  • ACICIS - good news - SOAS and enrolments
  • Peace Education Recruitment - Indonesia
  • Start Speakiing Our Language by Prof. David Hill in Australian Higher Ed section 9 Nov 2005
  • Bhinneka Newsletter Issue 3 Dec 2005 from ANU Faculty of Asian Studies (pdf)

     

  • Your views and news, please. Please send any news of developments in Indonesian studies or a link to descriptions of your current or past research.


  • Websites of ongoing value Speaking with Cloth: Cerita Dalam Kain Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) stunning online exhibition to accompany the real thing.
  • Indonesian and Japanese Online Readers highly interactive and intercultural
  • Remembering vocabulary in your foreign language
  • Recent Asialink iLectures. (audio files). See also Recent Lecture, Seminar and Forum transcripts


    Recommended reading:

  • Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology
     
  • Prof. Iain McCalman's
    "Making Culture Bloom" (PDF) [Also at Academy of Hum anities Must read.]

    Also still useful is the 2002 ADDRESS BY THE CHIEF OF ARMY LIEUTENANT GENERAL PETER J. COSGROVE AC, MC. TO THE AUSTRALIAN PRINCIPALS ASSOCIATION PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL (APAPDC)- MELBOURNE 30 MAY 2002

    Return to the RAMBU WACANA - signpost to Indonesia-related links



  • CONFERENCES

    Indonesian Update ANU
    23-24 September 2005

    ICOC Indonesian Council
    Open Conference

    26-27 Sept. 2005
    (non-refereed to help postgrads and less experienced academics - 120 people in Canberra last time) including Inside Indonesia editing workshop

  • AsiaConnect: Maximising Asia Skills
    Melbourne 18 Novemeber 2006

  • Tasmania Workshop on Indonesia ARTS, CULTURE AND POLITICAL AND SOCIAL CHANGE SINCE SUHARTO
    UTAS, Launceston, 16-18 Dec. 2005
  • NOUS-IS 2005
    National Online Seminar
    postponed until semester 1, 2006

    Berita Bahasa Indonesia
    NSW Bulletin for Teachers of Indonesian

    ASILE 2005 and ASILE 2007
    The proceedings of ASILE conferences and other articles are posted on the WACANA e-journal when available.

    Relevant reading for students and teachers alike in past issues.
    Issue 44,43,42, 41, 40,39, 38, 37, 36, 35, 34, 33, 32, 31, 30, 29, 28, 27, 26