Dec 01, 2022 Last Updated 6:29 AM, Nov 29, 2022

Society

The forgotten killings

The slaughter of Indonesians by young nationalists has been hidden by romantic narratives of the independence struggle

Islamic cyber-activism

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

Interview with an activist: Soe Tjen Marching

Standing up in the name of truth and justice

Reading for pleasure, 15 minutes a day

Indonesia’s struggle to create a culture of reading

Heritage adrift

What next for Indonesia’s underwater cultural heritage?

Good intentions, mixed realities

Bali’s World Heritage listing has put its rice-farming culture under stress 

The pattern of a batik revival

How UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage program transformed the batik neighbourhood of Laweyan

Shifting sands

Archeology and public participation in Indonesian heritage management

'Kampoeng Cyber'

Yogyakarta’s little internet community, Taman Sari

Religious conflict and heritage management in Banten Lama

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

Cultural heritage: The politics of pictures of Indonesia

When visitors take pictures of Indonesia, they tend to photograph Indonesia’s cultural heritage.  These pictures share certain qualities. They seem harmonious and to be of activities or places that have remained the same for generations or centuries. They also often exclude people or represent them as bound by history and relics of a past era

A dispensable threat

LGBT rights and recognition have been under attack in the Indonesian media, for various reasons

The Earth Dance

Lontar Modern Indonesia Fiction Series

They say I'm not a Muslim

Lontar Modern Indonesian Fiction Series

Transboundary haze 

A regional problem with a regional cause  

Beyond categorisation

An Indonesian transsexual movement faces challenges from within, as well as from without

‘No more money for our needles’

HIV prevention programs lack financial support, with serious consequences

Punkrock and global protest culture

An environmental movement is generating new forms of resistance by fusing traditional and contemporary Balinese art with social media

If I were Australia/ Kalau aku Australia

Poems across the Indonesian-Australian divide

A room of one’s own

Mobile libraries and writers clubs reveal a rich reading and writing culture among Indonesian migrant workers in Hong Kong

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