ISN Issue 61
Welcome to Issue 61 - first issue for 2011.

Editor: Phillip Mahnken,
Sunshine Coast

" It seems ridiculous that geographically we can be in such close proximity to a nation, yet know so little about them. And I cringe as I admit that my knowledge of Indonesia is very limited. Actually, correction - it's pathetic.
Of course we know that Bali is a hugely popular tourist destination with Australians. And for me, Indonesia is also home to a genre of music that near made my head explode the first time I heard it. Gamelan percussion. I got my grubby mitts on some gamelan music recorded early last century and those sounds gave me goosebumps for days afterwards. Still do today. All I could think was, "Where in the world does this come from?" The current "Closing The Gap" exhibition showcases contemporary Indonesian art. ' from great article Closing the Gap, Opening Your Mind posted by Namila Benson Wednesday 2 March, 2011 at ABC Arts.

  • 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 61 January - April 2011

    Oldies but goodies

    Relevant reading in past issues for students, teachers, scholars, lobbyists, citizens,.

    Issue 60, Issue 59, Issue 58, Issue 57, Issue 56, Issue 55, Issue 54, Issue 53, Issue 52 Issue 51 Issue 50 49 48 47 46 45 44,43,42, 41, 40,39, 38, 37, 36, 35, 34, 33, 32, 31, 30, 29, 28, 27, 26

    Community Indonesian Language Class on the Sunshine Coast (MS Word)


    ASILE LOGO ASILE 2009 website

    ASILE 2012 will be held at UKSW in Salatiga

    2010: June 2010 flyer
    Maju Bersama - Lanjutkan!
    Collaboration and Other Learning Initiatives
    Venue: UNSW@ADFA, Campbell, ACT
    Dates: 29-30 September 2010 (followed by FREE Indonesia Update @ANU 1-2 October)
    Registration: $225, early bird $200

    Further info & registration form at ASILE's new home at wikispaces ASILE 2009 Homepage

    ASILE 2009 archive (slideshare)

    also D Reeve's on methodology

    ASILE 2009 flyer

    ASILE 2007 Conference Proceedings
    from the Sunshine Coast

    ASILE 2009 website