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The World Factbook: Background: :: The Dutch began to colonize Indonesia in the early 17th century; Japan occupied the islands from 1942 to 1945. Indonesia declared its independence shortly before Japan's surrender, but it required four years of sometimes brutal fighting, intermittent negotiations, and UN mediation before the Netherlands agreed to transfer sovereignty in 1949. A period of sometimes unruly parliamentary democracy ended in 1957 when President SOEKARNO declared martial law and instituted more [Source: The World Factbook] Wikipedia: Indonesia (i/ˌɪndəˈniːʒə/ IN-də-NEE-zhə or /ˌɪndoʊˈniːziə/ IN-doh-NEE-zee-ə), officially the Republic of Indonesia (Indonesian: Republik Indonesia Indonesian pronunciation: [rɛpublik ɪndonesia]), is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia and Oceania. Indonesia is an archipelago comprising approximately 17,508 islands.[6] It encompasses 33 provinces and 1 Special Administrative Region (for being governed by a pre-colonial monarchy) with over 238 million people, making it the more [Source: Wikipedia]

Expertise (alphabetical order)

Michaela APPEL
Curator, South Asia, Southeast Asia and Australia at Museum Fuenf Kontinente, Germany

Keywords: Art, Austronesian Languages, History, Oral Tradition, Ritual, Indigenous Agency

Jean-Michel CHAZINE
Senior Research Fellow, CREDO - Centre de Recherche et de Documentation sur l'Océanie at Aix-Marseille University, CNRS, EHESS, France

Keywords: Anthropological Field Records, Rock Art, Indo-Pacific Prehistory, Borneo

Thomas DICK
PhD Student, School of Arts and Social Science at Southern Cross University, Australia

Keywords: Water Music, Agency, Audiovisual and Media, Colonial Discourse, Cultural Production, Creativity, Contemporary Indigenous Art, Development Media, Diasporas, Ethnographic Filmmaking

Senior Lecturer, Te Rāngai Umanga me te Ture at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha, New Zealand

Keywords: Accounting, Critical History, Migration, Diasporas, Mining and its Discontents, Public Services, Indigenous Inquiry

Independent researcher, retired University Professor at University of the French Pacific, French Polynesia

Keywords: Myth, Pre-European Settlement, Genetics, Archaeology, Prehistory

Roy Frank ELLEN
Professor emeritus, Centre for Biocultural Diversity at University of Kent, United Kingdom

Keywords: Anthropology, Human Ecology

Assistant Professor, School of Archaeology at University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Independent researcher, Academie des Langues Kanak, CNEP-Université de la Nouvelle-Calédonie et LACITO-CNRS at Université de Nouvelle-Calédonie, New Caledonia

Keywords: Music, Nursery Lore And Children's Folklore, Music and Languages, Dance, Song / Dance, Organology

Karin Louise HERMES
PhD Student, American Studies at Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany

Keywords: Youth, Urban Identity, Social Movement, Social Change, Self-Determination, Nationalism, Migration, Interethnic Relations, Identity, Ethnicity

Anna-Karina HERMKENS
Lecturer, Anthropology at Macquarie University, Australia

Keywords: Art, Mission History, Personhood, Religion, Violence, Gender, Gender Violence, Material Culture, Tapa

Associate Professor, Centro de Estudios de Asia y África at El Colegio de México, Mexico

Keywords: Indigenous Epistemology, Climate Change, Climate Policy, Anthropology of Ontology, Cultural Geography, Ecology, First Contacts, History, Horticulture, Knowledge

Professor, Department for Social and Cultural Anthropology at University of Vienna, Austria

Keywords: Historical Imagination, Mission History, Post-Colonialism, Neo-Colonialism, Colonialism, Conflict Management, Cultural Studies, History, Material Culture, Peace And Conflict

Postdoctoral Fellow at Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO), Germany

Keywords: Development Studies, Economic Anthropology, Indigeneity, Inter-ethnic Relations, Livelihoods, Markets, Politics, Work

Research Fellow, CREDO - Centre de Recherche et de Documentation sur l'Océanie at Aix-Marseille University, CNRS, EHESS, France

Keywords: Climate Change, Environment, First Contacts, Fisheries, Gender, Governance, Kinship, Ritual, Social Organization, Social Change

Other staff, Pacific Information Desk at Centre for Mission, Partnership and Development, Germany

Keywords: Post-Colonialism, Christianisation, Conflict, French Overseas Territories, Land Dispute, Logging, Mining, Museums, Nuclear Issues, Tourism

Professor, Department of Anthropology at University of Pittsburgh, United States

Keywords: Conflict, Law and Culture, Ecology, Complexity

Rachel SHAH
PhD Student, Department of Anthropology at Durham University, United Kingdom

Keywords: Anthropological Field Records, Children, Cultural Studies, Development, Education, Indigenous/non-Indigenous Relations, Social Change, Sustainability

Associate Professor, Discipline of Anthropology, School of Social Sciences at Macquarie University, Australia

Keywords: Political Ecology, Religion, Anthropology of Knoweldge, Applied Anthropology, Contemporary Pacific, Cultural Change, Development, Sovereignty, Material Culture

Professor emeritus, Institute of Anthropology, at Heidelberg University, Germany

Keywords: Space, Time, Personhood, Cognitive Anthropology

Senior Lecturer, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at University of Hamburg, Germany

Keywords: Agency, Applied Anthropology, Class, Colonial Discourse, Cognitive Anthropology, Colonialism, Conflict, Conflict Management, Cultural Change, Cultural Heritage

Adjunct/associate Researcher, College of Arts, Society and Education at James Cook University, Australia

Keywords: Material Culture, Cultural Change, Technology, Art, Canoes, Voyaging, Museums, Textiles

Official Websites

  • Republic of Indonesia...
  • UNESCO - Indonesia...
  • Kementerian Lingkungan Hidup Republik Indo...

    Museum Collections

  • Australian Museum...
  • Berndt Museum of Anthropology...
  • British Museum...

    Health and Health Research

  • Kementerian Kesehatan Republik Indonesia...


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    Administrative Areas

    Aceh (Propinsi)
    Bali (Propinsi)
    Bangka-Belitung (Propinsi)
    Banten (Propinsi)
    Bengkulu (Propinsi)
    Gorontalo (Propinsi)
    Irian Jaya Barat (Propinsi)
    Jakarta Raya (Daerah Khusus Ibukota)
    Jambi (Propinsi)
    Jawa Barat (Propinsi)
    Jawa Tengah (City)
    Jawa Timur (Propinsi)
    Kalimantan Barat (Propinsi)
    Kalimantan Selatan (Propinsi)
    Kalimantan Tengah (Propinsi)
    Kalimantan Timur (Propinsi)
    Kepulauan Riau (Propinsi)
    Lampung (Propinsi)
    Maluku Utara (Propinsi)
    Maluku (Propinsi)
    Nusa Tenggara Barat (Propinsi)
    Nusa Tenggara Timur (Propinsi)
    Papua (Propinsi)
    Riau (Propinsi)
    Sulawesi Barat (Propinsi)
    Sulawesi Selatan (Propinsi)
    Sulawesi Tengah (Propinsi)
    Sulawesi Tenggara (Propinsi)
    Sulawesi Utara (Propinsi)
    Sumatera Barat (Propinsi)
    Sumatera Selatan (Propinsi)
    Sumatera Utara (Propinsi)
    Yogyakarta (Daerah Istimewa)

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