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18th Northeast Conference on Indonesia: “Jokonomics across the archipelago: Lived economies of Indonesia”

Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 9:00am to 5:00pm

Kahin Center
640 Stewart Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

In 2014, Joko Widodo (Jokowi) was elected president of Indonesia amid a wave of optimism for the future direction of the country. His economic policy platform, dubbed “Jokonomics,” was a central feature of his campaign. Four years later, what impact have Jokonomics had on daily life in Indonesia? From the global spice trade to gold mining in Sumbawa, the local economies of the Indonesian archipelago have been brought the world, and the economies of the world have been brought to the archipelago below the winds. Understanding the “lived economies” of the archipelago is a continuing challenge for scholars from a wide array of academic disciples.
The Cornell Indonesian Association is pleased to invite submission of abstracts for the 18th Northeast Conference on Indonesia, hosted in cooperation with the Yale Indonesian Forum.

We welcome abstracts for presentation across all academic disciplines as they concern the various economies of Indonesia, including the following areas of study:
1. Science and Technology
2. Sociology, Anthropology, Linguistics, and History
3. Economics and Politics
4. Literature, Arts, Culture, and Religion

Presenters should not limit their presentations to period, locale, or definitions of “economy.” The 2018 Northeast Conference on Indonesia hopes that the breadth and looseness of the theme “Lived economies of Indonesia” inspires participants to present challenging, cross-disciplinary scholarship.

Submission Guidelines
Presentation abstracts should be submitted in English and should be no more than 500 words. Authors may submit no more than one individual and one co-authored abstract. All abstracts will be blind-reviewed by a committee of graduate students in corresponding areas of study. All submissions must be made through our online form, which can be found here:

Note: the body of the abstract should not include the author’s name or affiliation.

All abstracts are due by September 22, 2018, and notifications of acceptance will be sent out by September 27, 2018.

Presentation Guidelines
Each presenter is allotted 20 minutes for their presentation, with a 10-minute question and answer session following each session. The Northeast Conference on Indonesia wishes to promote the use of Indonesian in academic settings and for academic purposes, and thus presentations can be done in English or Indonesian, but not both. Should you decide to present in English, your presentation should include a Powerpoint display in Indonesian (to the best of your ability). Likewise, a presentation in Indonesian should be accompanied by an English Powerpoint display.


This conference is organized by the Cornell Indonesian Association, in cooperation with the Yale Indonesian Forum, with co-sponsorship by the Cornell Southeast Asia Program.

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