Call for Papers: Indonesia Council Open Conference 2023

The Sydney Southeast Asia Centre at the University of Sydney and Humanitarian and Development Studies at Western Sydney University are proud to host the Indonesia Council Open Conference 2023. This conference brings together academics and postgraduate researchers from across the disciplines with an interest in Indonesia, and is open to scholars, students and community members interested in engaging with cutting-edge research.

The theme for ICOC 2023 is Indonesia 25 Years On. In 2023, we mark a quarter-century of Indonesia’s abrupt rejection of authoritarianism following the resignation of Suharto in May 1998 after millions took to the streets in protest against the economic and social chaos that accompanied the Asian financial crisis of the previous year. But what does Indonesia look like now?

We invite abstract submissions from any disciplines for individual papers, panels and roundtable discussions that reflect on one or more of the myriad facets of life in today’s Indonesia, how Indonesia got there, and where it might go next.

In particular we look forward to presentations addressing the following broad themes:

  • Agrarian change and rural studies
  • Arts and culture
  • Cities and urban living
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Health and wellbeing
  • History
  • Identity
  • Indonesia in the world
  • Indonesia online
  • Inequality and inclusion
  • Marriage and family
  • Migration
  • Politics and political economy
  • Religion
  • Social and economic development
  • Social movements
  • State and society
  • The environment

To submit your abstract or paper, click here.