Conferences and lectures

11 June 1999. ‘Savunese ikat weavings: a sister-brother network’.  International ikat  forum. Kuching.

21 June 1999. ‘Woven metaphors and gendered symbolism in Savunese textiles’. International conference on traditional textiles of Indonesia and Asia. Bali. (Unpublished).

6 November 2001. Savu from myth to modernity. Indonesian Heritage Society. Jakarta: Erasmus Huis. (Unpublished).

12 October 2002. ‘Tradition, heritage, collectors and  tourists, a field report from Savu, eastern Indonesia’. 20th Conference of the Association of Southeast Asian Studies UK (ASEASUK). London: Horniman Musuem.

 2 March 2004. ‘Can traditional societies survive tourism?’ Indonesian Heritage Society. Jakarta: Erasmus Huis. (Unpublished).

16 June 2004. ‘Blossoms of the Palm; seeds of history’. Oxford: Asia Textile Group.

21 June 2004. ‘Tissés d’histoire(s). Ikats de Savu (Indonésie) comme repères historiques’. Paris: Musée de l’Homme.

8 November 2006. ‘Tissages sacrés de Savu, petites îles de la Sonde’. Genève: Musée d’Ethnographie.

26 July 2007.’A different view on boundaries in pre-colonial Southeast Asia’. 2nd Graduate Forum. Singapore: ARI/ NUS. (Unpublished).

14 September 2007. To eat or not to eat; Commensality and food prohibition, Savu eastern Indonesia‘. 5th EUROSEAS Conference. University of Naples: ‘L’Orientale’.

23 July 2008. ‘Power of memory: the Kelara people of Savu, a myth deconstructed’. 5th International Symposium of Jurnal Antropologi Indonesia. Banjarmasin: University of Lambung Mangkurat. (Unpublished).

 5 November 2008. ‘People without history; Memory and history of the people of Savu, eastern Indonesia’. Dept of Sociology, National University of Singapore.

2 October 2009. ‘Kognitive Prozesse in einer nicht schriftlichen Gesellschaft’. Tagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Völkerkunde (DGV). Frankfurt / Main: Goethe University. (Unpublished).

24 June 2010. ‘Indigenous and written sources in the production and transmission of historical knowledge on the island of Savu, NTT’. 21st Conference of the International Association of Historians of Asia (IAHA). Singapore: National University of Singapore.

26 August 2010. ‘From anthropology to history: modes of remembering and transmitting historical knowledge; island of Savu, NTT’. 6th EUROSEAS Conference. University of Gothenborg.

5 July 2011. ‘Heroes, stories and histories: the construction of identity on the island of Savu, NTT. Conference of International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) AAS / ASAANZ. Perth: University of Western Australia. (Unpublished).

14 December 2011. ‘Dilemmas in writing down the history of an oral society’. Conference History as Controversy: writing and teaching contentious topics in Asian Histories, Singapore: NUS /ARI /SHS. (Unpublished).

5 July 2012. ‘Dutch and British records on Savu (NTT) in the 18th C’. 22nd IAHA Conference, Indonesia, Solo. (Unpublished).

8 February 2013. ‘A historical perspective of eastern Indonesian textiles’. Singapore: FOM.

4 July 2013. ‘Traditional landownership, usufruct and inheritance in modern Indonesia’. 7th EuroSeas Conference. Lisbon: School of Social and Political Sciences.

19 January 2015. ‘Agency and Power in the weaving traditions of Savu. 5th ASEAN Traditional Textiles Symposium. Thailand, Chiang Mai: Payap University. Paper co-presented with Ice Tede Dara.
Agency and Power in the weaving traditions of Savu
13 August 2015. Seamless cloths —a link between societies of eastern Indonesia? European Association for SEA Studies (EuroSEAS) Vienna, Austria.

28 March 2017. Sur les traces d’anciens réseaux marchands ; culture matérielle et histoire dans les Petites Îles de la Sonde. Musée du Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac, Paris.

21 July 2017. Death and after; the way of the ancestors in modern Savu society. International Conference of Asia Scholars. (ICAS). Chiang Mai, Thailand.

5 December 2017. Tangible and intangible heritage in the world of Savu textiles. Indonesian Heritage Society, Jakarta, Indonesia.

1 September 2018. Beyond the warp and the weft. Textiles of Indonesia. NTU, Singapore

11 October 2018. Textiles of the Wallacea: A common origin? Wallacea Conference and Exhibition, National Library, Jakarta, Indonesia.

12 December 2018. Autonomy law and the writing of history in eastern Indonesia Institut Français, Jakarta, Indonesia.

13 December 2018. Autonomy law and the writing of history in eastern Indonesia University Pancasila, Jakarta, Indonesia.

18 January 2019. Writing history in Southeastern Indonesia, Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM), Singapore

29 June 2019. Savou. Tissages sacrés et pouvoirs des femmes. Musée Bargoin, Clermont Ferrand, France.

18 July 2019. The enigma of the foot braced loom in eastern Indonesia. International Conference of Asia Scholars. (ICAS) Leiden, The Netherlands

24 August 2019. Weavers’ paths and choices Savu, NTT, Indonesia. World Ikat Textiles Symposium (WITS), Jakarta. Indonesia.

20 March 2021. People without history in eastern Indonesia, powerful or powerless? Oxford Asia Textiles Group.