BA Indonesian Studies or equivalent
The Culture Seminar on Histories surveys the main trends in the recent historiography of Southeast Asia, in particular Indonesia. The pre-modern, colonial and post-colonial periods are discussed in detail using authoritative texts. The aim is to provide an insight into the state-of-the-art of Southeast Asian and Indonesian history. Special attention is given to Indonesian-language historiography.
Students give critical comments on the assigned literature and write an essay of ca. 6000 words on one of the topics discussed during the seminar. An oral presentation is given at the last meeting of the seminar.
To gain a thorough understanding of the current discourse on Southeast Asian history, in particular with regard to Indonesia. This includes critical analysis and reporting of surveys of literature.
Mode of instruction
essay (6000 words) – 70% of the course assessment
performance in class, including presentations – 30%
Readings will be made available at the beginning of the course.
Dr. J.T. Lindblad