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Petruk 1920 confronts Petruk 2020

An essay introducing Ki Purbo Asmoro’s original wayang tale Tamba Tĕka, Lara Lunga (Remedy Shows Up, Malady Gives Up)

Reporting on Java’s 1918 influenza pandemic

Pieter Bastiaan van Steenis’ report on the 1918 influenza pandemic in Java is a rare and detailed account by a colonial health official who experienced its horrors first-hand

Beware the disease of influenza

An anonymous Javanese text written in response to the flu epidemic of 1918-19, offers its audiences eerily familiar lessons for surviving a pandemic

Interpreting pandemics through history, text and performance

Featuring translations and analysis of rare texts, including the revival of an early 20th century Javanese wayang play, this edition illustrates the multi-faceted ways in which pandemics affect us and how a conversation between the science of epidemiology and public health, drama and translation are interwoven in interesting and sometimes surprising ways.

Essay: Testing out my Bahasa Indonesia

We need to learn more about each other. If we do, we will find that in many ways we have much in common

Asbestos danger

What can be done to prevent suffering in Indonesia?

Obituary: Stop telling, start listening

Owen Podger’s guide to aid-giving

Essay: What remains of the 1998 tragedy for the post-1998 generation

Hearing about my mother's experiences in May 1998 became a pivotal moment that has shaped my life. 

Memeing the precarity of Indonesian startup workers

Beyond the hype, workers in this booming industry are seeking not only comic relief, but real improvements in their conditions. An Instagram account is helping with both.

Dancing into the elections

The replacement of dangdut with TikTok dances in the 2024 elections heralds a massive demographic shift in Indonesian political campaigning and beyond

3b. Binatang bermoral

Komunitas hibrid manusia dengan hewan

3a. Seandainya mereka bisa bicara

Sejarawan Indonesia mulai mendengarkan jeritan binatang

Gendered flames

There have been improvements in understandings about the importance of women’s roles in community-based environmental initiatives, but in the realm of fire governance there is still a long way to go

Menyeimbangkan resiko

Masyarakat di Kecamatan Mendawai memahami dampak dan bahaya kebakaran hutan, namun beberapa masih menggunakan api karena satu-satunya pilihan yang tersisa untuk menyambung hidup

Balancing the risks

The Mendawai people are aware of the risks forest fires bring, but some continue to use fire as a tool as it is the only affordable way they know to make a living

Carbon on fire

Voluntary Carbon Market (VCM) promises private participation towards a net sink future, but not a fire-proof one

Latest Articles

Essay: Testing out my Bahasa Indonesia

Jul 09, 2024 - PATRICK J MAHONY

We need to learn more about each other. If we do, we will find that in many ways we have much in common

Asbestos danger

Jul 08, 2024 - GWYN ROBERTS

What can be done to prevent suffering in Indonesia?

Obituary: Stop telling, start listening

Jul 04, 2024 - DUNCAN GRAHAM

Owen Podger’s guide to aid-giving

Essay: What remains of the 1998 tragedy for the post-1998 generation

Jun 26, 2024 - ALVINO KUSUMABRATA

Hearing about my mother's experiences in May 1998 became a pivotal moment that has shaped my life. 

Obit: Bob Muntz, 1947-2024

Jun 24, 2024 - HELEN PAUSACKER

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