May 29, 2022 Last Updated 7:57 AM, May 27, 2022

Religion

Church-based resistance to mining in Manggarai

Resistance is a way of defending local people’s rights in dealing with mining policy

Islam and citizenship

Organisations like Wahdah Islamiyah envision an ‘Islamic’ citizenship for Indonesia

Staging local identity in West Java

Performance groups negotiate between Islam and Sundanese tradition

Islamic cyber-activism

Yogyakartan Salafi youth are turning to social media to promote their faith 

Book Review: Inventing Imam Samudra

Book Review: Imam Samudra’s Revenge, by Angus McIntyre

Religious conflict and heritage management in Banten Lama

An ongoing struggle to control a historic Mosque disrupts a heritage region

The political economy of cultural heritage in Trowulan

The battles for the future of an archaeological landscape

The hidden story of Borobudur

A local communities’ perspective

Religious Bandung II: The champion arrives

Bandung’s civic improvement program continues after its patron is imprisoned 

Imagining a nation divided

Aceh Singkil’s recent church burning may reflect common ways Indonesians have linked religion and region

Urban Christian aspirations

A new interdenominational Christian movement is gaining momentum in urban centres

More than a fanclub

Islamic State's growing Indonesian support base poses a serious long-term threat

A twist of fate

Indonesian novels about 1965 reach back to the Mahabharata to find hope and resignation 

Review: Democracy, corruption and the politics of spirits in contemporary Indonesia

Nils Bubandt brings an exciting new approach to the study of Indonesia's politics

Bridging the divide after conflict

A recent visit to Ambon shows that trade is helping to bridge the divide in a religiously segregated society

Palm-leaf manuscripts in today’s Bali

The world of lontar will likely continue side by side with the new technologies of our digital age

New aromas

'Fragrant literature' is giving way to a diversity of literary voices and identities

Film review: Bitter Honey

Robert Lemelson’s latest documentary film takes his audience inside the lives of the women, men and children living in polygamous families in Bali

Fifteen years of Sinetron Religi

The religious influence of prime-time television in Indonesia

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A major research project on Dutch extreme violence in the Indonesian war of Independence, 1945–1949

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Contesting the religious soundscape

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Essay: Hey Holland, you’re welcome!

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Indonesia’s independence from the Dutch came at a price – Indonesians are still waiting for them to acknowledge it

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