Supportive critique and cross-pollination across institutional boundaries, as well as those of geography and temporality.
Watch: Deepening the Australia-Indonesia relationship through study abroad & research collaboration
Four stories of success from ANU alumni who have been engaged in strengthening the Australia-Indonesia relationship.
People’s power and resistance in Southeast Asia in comparison: a roundtable
...movements signify the transformative potential of people’s power & its inherent precarity; state responses to protestors’ demands range widely...
Coercing mobility: Territory, displacement & SE Asian Muslim Movements
Displacement is a key contributor to the trajectories of “Muslim” politics around the region...
Salvaging Southeast Asian history: shipwrecks and Chinese blue-and-white
This salvaged cargo draws attention to the pivotal role played by Southeast Asian merchants and consumers in the circulation of Chinese ceramics.
Alatas and autonomous knowledge
Ideas for an autonomous social science tradition have influenced scholars for two generations.
Traumatic Pasts in Asia: The editors’ account
These case studies analyse both the psychological and communal effects of violence and natural disasters and how communities attempt to overcome their effects.
Identities, institutions, and intellectual aspirations: the praxis and study of Southeast Asian politics
"Most fundamentally, the study of politics requires attention to identity."
Letter from the editor: Will Australia’s “place” in Asia seem like history for future generations?
Our knowledge of Asia, our learning, our relationships and our expertise have been under fire for the last 20 years.
Reflections on the future of Myanmar Studies
Where to now for Myanmar Studies? New Mandala co-founder Nicholas Farrelly reflects on a rapidly changing field.
Nick Cheesman in conversation with Sumit K. Mandal on “Becoming Arab”
A discussion on the power and limits of colonial racial categories; Hadramis, Sayyids and Sharifas in maritime Southeast Asia; modernity and cultural hybridity; the descendants of Arabs in the Malay world today;
Scientific homophobia: misusing science in Indonesia
Anti-LGBT groups merges scientific jargon with religious conservatism to deliberately obscure the larger terrain of academic debates.
Nationalist rhetoric is impeding climate action in Indonesia
Indonesia's environmental policies are at odds with the rhetoric around palm oil production and Indonesians are not equipped with enough information to understand the risks of a changing climate.
Trapped: slavery in the 21st century
The ILO is making slow but sure progress towards SDGs on human trafficking and forced labour in Myanmar, writes Gary Rynhart.
Was Majapahit really an empire?
A critical reflection on the emergence, dominance and legacy of Java’s historic ‘empire’.
44 Years after invasion: East Timor’s 1975 generation
The role of youth and students has been sidelined in the history of the resistance movement.
Lost in tongue: the politics of mother tongue education in Myanmar
A glimpse into the current state of mother tongue education and its connections to the broader ethnic reconciliation process.
Indonesia’s democratic paradox
The co-existence of Indonesia’s competitive elections with illiberal trends appears contradictory but the two are in fact interrelated.
The medieval tropics
Medieval artefacts and manuscripts are explored by Alex West to give insight on the deep past of Southeast Asia.
A colonial cross of gold: the roots of economic conservatism in the Philippines
On colonial legacies and austerity economics.
Old dominance, new dominoes in Southeast Asia
Democracy in the region finds itself in dark days. Can anything save it?
Comparative peacebuilding conference series calls for abstracts
Expressions of interest due by 9 October 2017.
Remembering Professor Joel S. Kahn
A tribute to the life and work of the acclaimed anthropologist, who passed away on 1 May 2017.