[Conference] Museum of Our Own: In Search of Local Museology in Asia

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Universitas Gadjah Mada and The National Museum of Worldcultures are organising a conference to discuss best practices for museums in Southeast Asia. There is a call for papers out, which are due in November.


Museum of our Own: In search of a local museology for Asia
Department of Archaeology Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta
18th-20th November 2014

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Call for Papers: First International Graduate Student Conference on Indonesia

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From Academy Professorship Indonesia (special thanks to Nat for flagging this):

The Academy Professorship Indonesia (API) in Social Sciences and Humanities under the auspices of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and the Indonesian Academy of Sciences, in collaboration with the Graduate School of Gadjah Mada University, foresees the urgent need to build up closer networks among the young Indonesian scholars with their fellows in the other parts of the world. A scientific event to provide the opportunity for them to exchange and share ideas is in great need. To meet this objective, the API program in Social Sciences and Humanities and the Graduate School of Gadjah Mada University are intending to organize an International Graduate Student Conference on Indonesia in the year 2009.

For further information please contact:
Siti Nur Hidayah
Email: figcindonesia@gmail.com
Hp: +62 85228585969
Andy Wahyu Widayat
Email: igsc.indo1@gmail.com
HP: +62 81392376645

Forms can be downloaded from the website.

Hobbit Debate Turns Nasty

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22 August 2006 (ABC News in Science) – A follow up from the previous press release describing the Hobbit debate. Am still waiting for the article to appear in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (delay probably due to time difference).

Hobbit Debate Turns Nasty

A new paper has inflamed the debate over the hobbit’s origins, with one researcher criticising the scientific journal that published the research.

A paper in today’s issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS) is the second this year to conclude that the hobbit is just a sick human.

Indonesian researcher Professor Teuku Jacob, from Gadjah Mada University, and an international team argue that the hobbit is a microcephalic pygmy rather than a new species of hominid.

Related Books:
A New Human: The Startling Discovery and Strange Story of the “Hobbits” of Flores, Indonesia by M. Morwood and P. van Oosterzee
Little People And a Lost World: An Anthropological Mystery by L. Goldenberg