The Australia-Netherlands Research Collaboration (ANRC)

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Successful applications from the ANRC 2009 round of PhD Overseas Travel Fellowships

Mr Andrea Acri (Leiden University) whose PhD thesis is 'The Saiva Religion in Ancient Indonesia. A Textual-Historical Comparison of Javano-Balinese Saivism with the Indian Traditions'. Andrea will be making a six week trip to The Australian National University to consult with scholars and experts on Old Javanese studies.

Mr David Kloos (Free University of Amsterdam) whose PhD thesis is 'Islamic Education, Religious Authority, and "everyday" Islam in Aceh (Indonesia) since the 1920s'. David will be making a two month trip to The Australian National University to undertake research at the university libraries and present his research results to specialists in this field.

Ms Ay Mey Lie (University of Amsterdam) whose PhD thesis is 'Unity in Diversity. Nation-building and Multiculturalism in Indonesia, An Institutional Approach'. Ay Mey's trip to Australia will be for two months and she will spend time at The Australian National University to consult with academic experts and undertake research, particularly of the university's collection on Indonesia, as well as archival research at the National Archives of Australia in Canberra.

Ms Sylvia Tidey (Amsterdam School for Social Science Research) whose PhD thesis is 'State, Society and Recipocal Morality in Kupang, NTT'. Sylvia is planning a two month visit to The Australian National University to discuss research ideas with other PhD scholars studying in this field, and to consult with experts within the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies.

Ms Heather Castel (University of Queensland) whose PhD thesis is 'Transitional justices and the politics of pragmatism: addressing historical injustices and atrocities through truth commissions – perspectives from the South African TRC and the East Timorese CAVR'. Heather's trip to the Netherlands will be for a month and she will undertake archival research and consult with academic experts at KITLV in Leiden.

Mr Michael Churchman (The Australian National University) whose PhD thesis is entitled ‘The Two Rivers and the People in Between’. This project focuses on the early history of Southeast Asian peoples in what is now southern China. Michael is planning a six week trip to the Netherlands to undertake research at the Leiden University libraries and consult with academic experts in Leiden and Amsterdam.

Mr Marco Cuevas-Hewitt (University of Western Australia) whose PhD thesis is ‘Post-Cold War politics in the Asia-Pacific and the rise of globalisation: An ethnographic exploration of Filipino transnational activism’. Marco is planning a three month trip to the Netherlands to undertake research at the Filipijnengroep Nederland in Utrecht and at the International Institute of Social History, and to consult with academic experts.

Mr Daryl Guse (The Australian National University) whose PhD thesis is ‘Bayini, Macassans, Balanda and Bininij: Culture Contact in North Western Arnhem Land’. Daryl’s trip to the Netherlands is expected to be for three months and he plans to undertake archival research and research in major archaeological ceramic collections.

Mr Wayne Palmer (University of Sydney) whose PhD thesis is 'Legality, Migration and the State: A study of state-sponsored illegal practices in the regulation of temporary labour migration in Asia'. Wayne will travel to the Netherlands for three months and plans to undertake research in various archives.

Congratulations to these PhD students.