Monash Asia Institute

Muhammadiyah and Progressive Islam in Indonesia

On Friday 16 February, Monash Asia Institute (MAI) in collaboration with Monash University’s Office of Global Engagement hosted a public lecture entitled “Islam with progress: lessons learnt from Muhammadiyah“. Professor Ariel Heryanto, Deputy Director of MAI & Chair of Herb Feith introduced and welcomed keynote speaker Dr Haedar Nashir, Chairman of Muhammadiyah.  Dr. Haedar Nashir…

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Celebrating Everyday Life in Australia-Indonesia Neighbourhood

How can we improve relations between Australia and Indonesia? Researchers on the “Celebrating Everyday Lives in Indonesia-Australia Neighbourhood” project seem to think the answer might lie in a cup of coffee.  In late 2017 a team of researchers from Monash University, Universitas Indonesia, Universitas Gadjah Mada and Queensland University of Technology jointly set out to…

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Monash academic speaks at ‘the greatest literary show on earth’

Billed as the ‘greatest literary show on earth’ the Zee Jaipur Literary Festival (JLF) welcomed more than 350,000 visitors in 2017. Those numbers look set to grow in 2018 as thousands of enthusiasts moved through the Diggi Palace gates to experience the festival. The event showcases a range of voices from India and abroad. This year, one of those voices was Monash Arts academic Dr. Mridula Nath Chakraborty.

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The Faculty of Arts Teaching and Learning Awards and Citations 2017

As a Faculty, we have had an excellent year of achievement in education. Both Dr Jonathan McIntosh and Associate Professor Kirsten McLean were recipients of Australian Awards for University teaching and we had unprecedented success in the Vice Chancellor awards with five recipients across the education categories. Vice Chancellor’s awards Dr James Roffee, Vice Chancellor’s Award for…

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Professor Heryanto’s viral video

Monash Arts Professor Ariel Heryanto’s lecture “The Role of the Global Left Movement in the Fight for Indonesia’s Independence” has gone viral on YouTube, with the number of viewers reaching well over 56,000 and still counting. Professor Heryanto recorded the lecture this year on July 17th at the University of Indonesia in Jakarta, where he was a…

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Other Asians, Asia’s Othering; Inclusionary Utopias, Exclusionary Politics

On 30 and 31 October 2017, The Monash Asia Institute hosted its conference on ‘Other Asians, Asia’s Othering; Inclusionary Utopias, Exclusionary Politics’.  The conference focused on two distinct but related issues: empirical observation and questions of method; and recent changes in Asia and the challenge of analysing these changes. Professor Krishna Sen, from the University of Western Australia,…

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Asian Australian Identities Conference

The 6th Asian Australian Studies Research Network (AASRN) conference took place on 25-26 October 2017. The event was hosted by AASRN in partnership with the Immigration Museum (Melbourne), with the support of the Monash Asia Institute (MAI) and the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation (ADI). The conference theme of ’embodiments and inhabitations’ was…

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Confluence of India dance performance delights Monash audience

Monash University was pleased to be part of the second annual Confluence Festival of India in Australia. The festival once again presented a colourful and collaborative tapestry of  diverse dance, music, theatre and visual arts from India. A sold out solo performance of Ansh, by Nrityagram’s dance doyenne Bijayini Satpathy, saw the capacity audience enjoy…

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CFP "Promoting Diversity Mobility, Creativity and Socio-Cultural Inclusion in East Asia"

Call For Papers: International Symposium  “Promoting Diversity: Mobility, Creativity and Socio-Cultural Inclusion in East Asia”  17-18 March 2018 Rikkyo University, Ikebukuro Campus, Tokyo Organized by  Monash Asia Institute, Monash University & Trans-East-Asia Multiculturalism Project (TEAM) Supported by Kajima Foundation In a globalized world in which people’s mobility and accompanying human encounter and exchange have been more and…

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