Indonesia Field School

The Indonesia Field School (ANTH3014/6065, 6 units) is on again in 2018!

Undergraduate Student Information

Enrolment

Enrolment is through an expression of interest addressed to the School of Archaeology and Anthropology at soaa.admin.cass@anu.edu.au.

Please includes the following information in your email:

  • Your reason for joining the field school;
  • Please indicate that your understanding of what the field school is about?
  • How the course will fit into your program of study?
  • Please also indicate your study specialisations (majors, minors).

As this is a third year level course, it is not recommended you attempt it in your first year of study.

Please note, it may be necessary to seek approval of your College or Program Convenor to ensure that this course fits into your program of study.

Undergraduate applications can be made at any time. However it is advisable to apply as soon as possible, as the field school is limited to a total of twenty students, including both graduate and undergraduates.

Undergraduate students will be informed of their acceptance and provided with an ISIS enrolment code once they have been accepted for the course, they will then be advised in regards to travel arrangements. A non-refundable deposit of $200 is required by Friday March 30 to ensure participation in the field school. The remainder of the fee ($620) is due by April 30. Students will receive separate instructions on how to pay these fees.

Assessments

Please see more detailed information in regards to assessment on Programs and Courses.

Relevant dates

  • Thursday 22 February 1-2pm information session in AD Hope G28
  • Enrolment via ISIS by 26 February or after that students will be enrolled manually by CASS Office
  • Deadline for non-refundable payment of $200 deposit March 30
  • Deadline for payment of all fees ($620) April 30
  • Census date 25 May

Extension Course (ANTH3016 – 6 units)

Student may enroll for a further 6 unit course. This course is formally registered as a Winter Session course and the final assessment will be due on September 15. Student will be required to inform your Course Convenor by July 1 and work for this course will commence while they are on the field school. While ANTH3014 is largely team assessed, ANTH3016 is individually assessed. This is largely a research project that takes a research interest identified by student in the field site and extends it when they are back on campus through relevant literature and in consultation with the Course Convenor.

Domestic Postgraduate Student Information

Domestic Postgraduate Student Grants - (Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident)

In 2018, we have been successful in obtaining ten student grants of $2000 each. These are open to domestic Australian postgraduate students (Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident). All domestic postgraduate students who have expressed their interest in the field school will be considered for this grant.

If you'd like to be considered for a scholarship to attend the field school please complete the application form by 5pm Thursday 1 March 2018.

Complete Webform Here

Enrolment

Any domestic postgraduate student at ANU is welcome to apply for a student grant, regardless of College affiliation.

Please note, it may be necessary to seek approval of your College or Program Convenor to ensure that this course fits into your program of study.

Closing date for domestic postgraduate grants is March 1, 2018.

Those who apply for the grant will be informed of the committee’s decision from March 15, which is early enough to take advantage of cheaper air fares. A non-refundable deposit of $200 is required by March 30 to ensure participation in the field school. The remainder of the fee ($620) is due by April 30. Students will receive separate instructions on how to pay these fees.

Assessments

Please see more detailed information in regards to assessment on Programs and Courses.

Relevant dates.

  • Thursday 22 February 1-2pm information session in AD Hope G28
  • Enrolment decision from March 15
  • Deadline for non-refundable payment of $200 deposit March 30
  • Deadline for payment of all fees ($620) April 30
  • Census date 25 May

Extension Course (ANTH6066 – 6 units)

Student may enroll for a further 6 unit course. This course is formally registered as a Winter Session course and the final assessment will be due on September 15. Student will be required to inform your Course Convenor by July 1 and work for this course will commence while they are on the field school. While ANTH6065 is largely team assessed, ANTH6066 is individually assessed. This is largely a research project that takes a research interest identified by student in the field site and extends it when they are back on campus through relevant literature and in consultation with the Course Convenor.

International Postgraduate Student Information

International Postgraduate Student Enrolment

Enrolment is through an expression of interest addressed to the School of Archaeology and Anthropology at soaa.admin.cass@anu.edu.au.

  • Please includes the following information in your email:
  • Your reason for joining the field school;
  • Please indicate that your understanding of what the field school is about?
  • How the course will fit into your program of study?
  • Please also indicate your study program.

Any international postgraduate student at ANU is welcome to apply for the course, regardless of College affiliation.

Please note, it may be necessary to seek approval of your College or Program Convenor to ensure that this course fits into your program of study.

International postgraduate applications can be made at any time. However it is advisable to apply as soon as possible, as the field school is limited to a total of twenty students, including both graduate and undergraduates.

International postgraduate students will be informed of their acceptance and provided with an ISIS enrolment code once they have been accepted into the course, they will then be advised in regards to travel arrangements. A non-refundable deposit of $200 is required by March 30 to ensure participation in the field school. The remainder of the fee ($620) is due by April 30. Students will receive separate instructions on how to pay these fees.

Assessments

Please see more detailed information in regards to assessment on Programs and Courses.

Relevant dates.

  • Thursday 22 February 1-2pm information session in AD Hope G28
  • Enrolment: permission code will be sent to students once they have been accepted for the course
  • Deadline for non-refundable payment of $200 deposit March 30
  • Deadline for payment of all fees April 30
  • Census date 25 May

Extension Course (ANTH6066 – 6 units)

Student may enroll for a further 6 unit course. This course is formally registered as a Winter Session course and the final assessment will be due on September 15. Student will be required to inform your Course Convenor by July 1 and work for this course will commence while they are on the field school. While ANTH6065 is largely team assessed, ANTH6066 is individually assessed. This is largely a research project that takes a research interest identified by student in the field site and extends it when they are back on campus through relevant literature and in consultation with the Course Convenor.

Information session

An information session will be held on Thursday 22 February, 2018 at 1.00pm in AD Hope Building G28.

Field School Dates

June 17 to July 16, 2018.

Location

Central Sumba (Kabupaten Sumba Tengah). We worked in this District in 2016 and have student reports from that field school that we can refer to. We fly into Tambolaka airport from Bali and will be transported from there by bus to Waibakul in the mountains of Central Sumba. It is a cultural area well known for its megalithic tombs that dominate the village arena.

Costs

  • Living and administrative costs $820. This fee covers charges by UKDW for local transport, workshop expenses, recreational trips, host family expenses, daily food, administration and travel expenses in setting up the field school with the District Government.
  • Air fares – approximately $1000. Each student is responsible for booking their own fare, but it is recommended we travel together where possible.
  • Health vaccinations – please consult with your GP about these.
  • Visa – Approx $40 (these are issued on arrival in Indonesia).

Please note, the tuition fee is excluded.

Objectives

  • To provide a cross cultural in-depth experience, including use of Indonesian language, eating of local food, living with local family, living within local village conditions, meeting leaders and officials
  • To provide experience of working with Indonesian student peers in a cooperative venture.
  • To provide training in ethnographic methods, including collecting and assessing data, conducting interviews, surveys and focus groups, consulting with community leaders and people of both genders and all ages.
  • To provide skills in social analysis
  • To provide training in identifying one or more local issues of significance in which our input as researchers and practitioners may, in concert with the community, possibly make a difference.
  • To provide training in composing a development application for consideration by local or Provincial government, NGOs or Australian government.

Preparatory class meetings

Optional meetings during May will be negotiated to bring the group together and discuss all aspects of the field school, including:

  • Indonesian language
  • Indonesian and local society and culture and politics
  • Ethnographic methods
  • Development theory and practice
  • Etiquette and protocols
  • Health and safety concerns

Contact and Convenor

Dr Patrick Guinness, lecturer in Anthropology and Convenor of Development Studies in the School of Archaeology and Anthropology will convene the field school together with Dr. Paulus Bawole of the Faculty of Design and Architecture, Duta Wacana Christian University. Together with other staff from Duta Wacana  they have conducted the field school every year since 2009, first in the urban and rural neighbourhoods of the Special Region of Yogyakarta, and then for the last four years in the Provinces of North Maluku and East Nusa Tenggara.

For further information, please contact School of Archaeology and Anthropology at soaa.admin.cass@anu.edu.au.

Updated:  23 January 2018/Responsible Officer:  Head of School/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications