Day 1: 5 AUG 2016

Keynote Speaker : Dr. Hilmar Farid (Director-General of Culture, Ministry of Culture and Education)
Title: Changes in the Cultural Politics of Malayness during the Sukarno and Suharto Period

Panel(1) Imagined communities: Malay, Malayness and Identity in Nusantara


1. Sandra Khor Manickam(History department, NTU)
2.Rommel Curaming (History and Southeast Asian Studies, University of Brunei Darussalam)
3. Wong Chin Huat (Politics Programme, Penang Institute)
4. Pamungkas A. Dewanto (Department of International Relations, Bina Nusantara University)


1. Abdul Rahman embong (UKM,Institute of Malaysia and International Studies)
2. Syed Husin Ali (Former professor of anthropology, social activist)
3. Ong Kok Chung(Centre of Urban History,Culture and Media,CUHK)
4. Shishka Prabawaningtyas (International Relations, Paramadina University)

Panel (2) Transformation and Change: Malay Literature and Culture


1. Sri Margana (History dept, UGM)
2. Anastasia Wiwik Swastiwi  (PhD grad. Univ. Kebangsaan)
3. Teo Lee Ken (PhD Candidate, NUS)
4. Ahmad Fuad Rahmat (PhD Candidate, Nottingham University Malaysia)


1. Ramon Guillermo (Department of Filipino and Philippine Literature, University of the Philippines)
2. Agus Suwignyo(History Dept., UGM)
3. Yerry Wirawan (History dept, Universitas Sanata Dharma Yogyakarta)
4. Amir Muhammad (film director, publisher, Malaysia)

Day 2: 6 AUG 2016

Keynote Speaker : Dr. Francis Loh Kok Wah (Former Professor of USM, President of Aliran)

Title:State, Society, Nation in Multi-Ethnic Multi-Religious Malaysia and Indonesia: Keeping Mind of Local Interests and Perspectives

Panel (3) Nation-building: Ideological Struggles


1. Maznah Mohamad(Malay studies, NUS)
2. Farabi Fakih (History dept, UGM) & Rhoma Dwi Aria Yuliantri (History Dept., Yogyakarta State University)
3. Ngu Ik Tien (Chinese, UM)
4. Budiawan (History Department, UGM)


1. Suzie Handayani (Anthropology dept, UGM)
2. Por Heong Hong (Center for Poverty and Development Studies, UM)
3. Wong Chin Huat (Politics Programme, Penang Institute)
4. Sai Siew Min (Independent researcher)

Panel (4) Nation-building: People’s Movement and the making of Constitution


1. PJ Thum (History dept, Oxford U)
2. Seng Guo Quan (History dept, Cornell U)
3. Linda Sunarti (History dept, Universitas Indonesia)


1.Josh Hong(Independent researcher)
2.Hong Lysa (Independent scholar)
3.Helen Ting (IKMAS, UKM)
4.Bambang Purwanto (History dept, Universitas Gadjah Mada)

Roundtable session:

1. Sri Margana (History dept., UGM)
2. Abdul Rahman Embong (UKM)
3. Chen Kuan-hsing(Culture studies, National Chiao-Tung University)
4. Chiyo Wakabayashi(International Studies, Okinawa U)
5. Ikegami Yoshihiko (Tokyo MAT)