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Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) is inviting papers for the “First International Graduate Student Conference on Indonesia” to be held on 1-4 December 2009.

To be held bilingually, the conference will be on the theme “(Re)Considering Contemporary Indonesia: Striving for Democracy, Sustainability, and Prosperity, A Multidisciplinary Perspective.”

Organized by the UGM Graduate School and the Academy of Professorship Indonesia in Social Sciences and Humanities (KNAW-AIPI), the conference will be held in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of UGM.

Moreover, collaborators for the conference include University of Sydney, Australia; Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, Singapore; Department of Anthropology, Religion and Culture, Boston University, USA; Center of Southeast Asia Studies, Jackson School, University of Washington, USA; Sociology and Anthropology of Contemporary Indonesia, Leiden University, The Netherlands; Utrecht University, The Netherlands; Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University, Japan; University of Indonesia, Indonesia; University of North Sumatra, Indonesia; and Hasanuddin University, Indonesia.

The conference targets graduate students currently conducting research on contemporary issues of Indonesia. Papers may be on any of the various aspects of people’s lives related to the conference theme, including topics on history, philosophy, law/legal aspect, social dimension, culture, language, literature, religion/beliefs, environment, politics, democracy/human rights, education, economics, management, agriculture, health, international relations, media studies, arts, and gender issues, among others.

The deadline of submission of abstracts (350 words) is 29 February 2009, while the deadline of submission of full papers (6,000 words) is 30 October 2009.

Panels will later be organized according to themes/issues of abstracts/papers received from students.

UGM welcomes any proposal to organize panel on a particular theme with its panel coordinators composed of scholars, a number of students’ abstracts under the same theme, and discussants for each session in the panel. 

The Steering Committee will review both the individual abstracts and the proposed panels. 

The best papers will be selected from each panel and considered for publication. Abstracts and inquiries may be sent to the Organizing Committee: Andy Wahyu Widayat:igsc.indo1_at_gmail; and Siti N. Hidayah, M. Endy Saputro and Esti Anantasari:

Other information and the form for abstracts may be downloaded from (LLDDomingo, with report from UGM)

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