The Australia-Netherlands Research Collaboration (ANRC)

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Successful applications from the ANRC 2011 round of PhD Overseas Travel Fellowships

Mr Yanwar Pribadi (Leiden University) whose PhD thesis is 'The relationship between Kiai and Blater in the Local Political Culture of Madura in the Indonesian New Order Era 1966-1998 and Beyond'. Yanwar will spend two months at the National Archives of Australia and the National Library, participate in the Indonesia Open Council Conference 2011 at the University of Western Australia and consult experts at The Australian National University and Flinders University.

Ms Fenneke Sysling (VU University Amsterdam) whose PhD thesis is 'Physical anthropology in the Dutch East Indies, 1880-1962'. Fenneke will make a five week trip, consulting with experts at The Australian National University and undertaking research at the library there, as well as visit scholars in her field of study in Sydney.

Ms Ruth Wester (VU University Amsterdam) whose PhD thesis is 'Proto-morphology and internal morphological diversification of the Awyu-Ndumut family of Papuan languages'. Ruth will spend ten weeks at The Australian National University and will consult scholars specializing in Papuan languages, attend seminars and will be work on digitalizing Awyu-Ndumut myths and texts with scholars at PARADISEC.

Mr R Herlambang Perdana Wiratraman (Leiden University) whose PhD thesis is 'Freedom of Expression: A Socio Legal Study of Press Freedom in Indonesia'. He will spend two months studying press freedom at Murdoch University including consulting experts in the field at the Asia Research Centre.

Ms Esther Zwinkels (Leiden University) whose PhD thesis is 'Recognition and Retribution. Transitional justice in the Netherlands Indies after the Second World War'. Esther will spend a month at the University of Sydney to consult experts at the CPCS and the Asian Studies and History Departments, visit the University of Melbourne and The Australian National University, and undertake research at the National Library of Australia.

Mr Matt Cox (University of Sydney) whose PhD thesis is ‘Portraiture in Indonesia’. Matt will make a six week trip to view primary artworks and undertake research at Leiden University library, Special Collections at KITLV, Insituut Collectie Nederland and a number of other museums.

Mr Vivek Neelakantan (University of Sydney) whose PhD thesis is ‘The Development of Indonesia's Political Culture of Health: The Soekarno Years, 1949-1967’. Vivek will make a six week trip to the Netherlands to consult with academic experts at Leiden University and KITLV as well as undertake research at the libraries there and at the Nationaal Archives.

Mr Luhsun Tan (Monash University) whose PhD thesis is ‘Narratives of colonial change through the civilian war diary and visual archive’. Luhsun will spend two months in the Netherlands and visit KITLV, NOID and Tropen Museum to undertake research and access archives, conduct interviews and consult with experts.

Mr Johan Weintré (Flinders University) whose PhD thesis is ‘Social Capital and Governance of Natural Resources under regional autonomy in Kapuas Hulu, West Kalimantan’. Johan is planning a three month trip to undertake extensive research at KITLV and consult with experts there.

Congratulations to these PhD students.