AIFIS-MSU Conference on Indonesian Studies: Emerging Discourses and Collaborations in a New Age June 21-25, 2022

Yosef Djakababa Announcement
Subject Fields
Anthropology, Asian History / Studies, Humanities, Social Sciences, Southeast Asian History / Studies

AIFIS-MSU Conference on Indonesian Studies

Co-organized by
 The American Institute for Indonesian Studies & Michigan State University
June 21 - 25, 2022

Important Dates:

  • Call for Abstracts Deadline: April 17, 2022
  • Abstract Acceptance Notification: May 17, 2022
  • For abstract submission procedures please see the conference website at:

The American Institute for Indonesian Studies (AIFIS), in collaboration with Michigan State University (MSU) Asian Studies Center, will hold the 2nd annual Conference on Indonesian Studies from June 21 - 25, 2022. The Conference celebrates the academic study of Indonesia. It seeks to expand research dissemination and collaboration in Indonesian studies by connecting Indonesian scholars with international colleagues in a bilingual and virtual format.

The 2022 AIFIS-MSU Conference on Indonesian Studies welcomes scholars with academic backgrounds and research expertise in history, culture, anthropology, sociology, language, and arts, and those advancing understandings of the ways that historical, sociocultural, economic, and political contexts shape contemporary and historical issues in Indonesia.

Conference ThemeEmerging Discourses and Collaborations in a New Age

This year’s theme draws attention to the importance of transnational dialogue as we work in concert to advance research on Indonesia amidst great global challenges. The pandemic has brought heightened awareness of our global interconnections and transformed the ways in which we engage in scholarship and collaborate with each other.

The AIFIS-MSU Conference on Indonesian Studies is borne out of our process of evolving and transforming, enabling an expanded ability to connect and collaborate across our geographical divide, and to engage in a range of conversations with a greater diversity of individuals, communities, and institutions. It is in this spirit of kerja sama // collaboration and discourse building that we welcome paper proposals from Indonesianists across disciplines. 

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Manneke Budiman
Professor of Literature & Cultural Studies
Faculty of Humanities,
University of Indonesia

Dr. Tania Murray Li
Professor of Anthropology,
Senior Canada Research Chair in
Political Economy and Culture in Asia-Pacific

University of Toronto

Conference Registration

US & International participants: Register and complete registration fee payment using any major credit card via Eventbrite. 

Indonesian participants: Register and complete registration fee payment via direct electronic bank transfer. 

Registration Fee:

Indonesian participants: Rp 250,000 

US & International participants:

  • Annual income below US$ 75,000: $30.00 USD
  • Annual income US$ 75,000 and above: $50.00 USD

The Conference Registration Portal will open in April 2022.


Contact Information


AIFIS (American Institute for Indonesian Studies), Email:, website:

Michigan State University Asian Studies Center, Email:, website:

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