The politics of (un)forgetting: Indonesia’s nativist decolonisation

  • Heryanto, Ariel (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Oostindie, Gerrit (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Purwanto, Bambang (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Description

The project aims to investigate the dynamics of Indonesia’s politics today as an extended battle to remember or forget violent events, including those which took place around Indonesia’s decolonisation in the 1940s. It will offer new insights into ethical and political issues of how that past has significant bearing upon key political debates in contemporary Indonesia. In addition to conventional archives, the project will examine popular culture (cinema, radio, fiction, newspaper) as an innovative research field in its own right. The project will deliver richly-nuanced insights about Indonesia and its longstanding connections with Australia beyond the pursuit of material interests.
Short titleThe politics of (un)forgetting
StatusNot started
Effective start/end date1/06/2031/12/22