About

The Nordic Indonesia Studies Network is a scholarly, non-political, non-profit professional initiative to foster scholarly cooperation within the Nordic countries in the field of Indonesian studies.

The inaugural workshop of the Network was held in 2009 at the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies in Copenhagen with 35 participants from Indonesia, Malaysia, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Germany, United Kingdom, and the Netherlands. The theme was “Ten Years of Democracy in Indonesia (1998-2008)”. In April 2010, and despite being hampered by the volcanic ash plume, the second workshop, with the theme “Developing Indonesia”, was held at NIAS in Copenhagen.

The aim of the network is to bring together a variety of researchers; from the most experienced Indonesia hands to the youngest researchers who are just commencing their studies, and from all disciplines within the social sciences.

NISN  seeks to promote and encourage the study and teaching of all aspects relating to the society, culture and literature of the Republic of Indonesia. The network organizes seminars, and workshops for scholars, Ph.D. students, MA students, and other interested parties. It aspires to encourage discussion among members on topics of Indonesian interest, and to promote and enhance the interest in Indonesian studies within the Nordic countries.

Our activities receive support from a variety of private and public sources. For administrative, financial, practical and other support we thank the following:

  • Swedish School of Advanced Asia-Pacific Studies
  • Asia House, Copenhagen: http://www.asia-house.dk
  • Nordic Institute of Asian Studies: http://www.nias.ku.dk/
  • Danish Development Research Network (DDRN): http://ddrn.dk/index.php?side_id=60
  • The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Denmark: http://www.kbricph.dk/
  • Research School of Anthropology and Ethnography, University of Århus: http://www.anthro-phd.dk/
  • Graduate School of International Development Studies, Roskilde University: http://www.ruc.dk/isg/forskning/skoler/graduateschool_IU/

NISN is hosted by the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, and all NISN funds are administered by NIAS staff under the University of Copenhagen.

NISN is also part of the Danish Development Research Network, as many of our activities relate to work in development research. Our DDRN working group presentation is found here.

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