Neighbourhood leaders enjoy high levels of public trust but concerns about legitimacy and conflict limit the extent to which they can implement COVID-19 restrictions.
The materiality of writing has major implications for the practice of history...When you look at a ‘medieval’ Javanese manuscript, it is almost always an 18th or 19th century copy of a copy of a copy ... and so on.
Research shows most voters use shortcuts to assess public policy. Afrimadona argues that in Jakarta, the leader associated with the policy is key, even if voters might lean elsewhere with different information.
A critical reflection on the emergence, dominance and legacy of Java’s historic ‘empire’.
Infographics reveal new details about the anti-communist violence.
Welcoming the University of Sydney's Southeast Asian history bloggers to New Mandala.
This article explores the life and career of one of Java's great premodern leaders: the 16th-century queen of Jepara.
Java's temples are sites for the performance of power, prestige and celebrity