Curriculum Vitae

Professor Thomas Anton Reuter

ARC Project

Professional address

Asia Institute
The University of Melbourne
Victoria 3010, Australia

Phone: +61 3 9035 4281
Email: treuter@unimelb.edu.au

Academic qualifications

2004-2005 Graduate Certificate in University Teaching, The University of Melbourne
1992-1996 Doctorate in Anthropology, Australian National University, Canberra
1988-1991 Bacehlor of Arts (Honors), The University of Melbourne

Professional appointments

2010-2016 ARC Future Fellow (professorial level), The University of Melbourne, Asia Institute
2006-2010 Senior Research Fellow, Monash University, School of Political and Social Inquiry
2001-2006 ARC Queen Elizabeth II Research Fellow, The University of Melbourne, School of Anthropology, Geography and Environmental Studies
1998-2001 ARC Post-doctoral Research Fellow, The University of Melbourne, Department of History and Philosophy of Science
1996-1997 Assistant Professor, Institute of Anthropology, Ruprecht Karls Universität Heidelberg Sandgasse 7, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany

Scholarships, fellowships, awards and prizes

2001 Australian Research Council Future Fellowship
2007 2000 Leading Intellectuals of the 21st Century, biographical entry, 2007-8 editions
2006 Marquis Who's Who in the World, biographical entry, 2006-8 editions
2004 Wenner-Gren Travel Grant for World Anthropology Congress, Recife, Brazil
2001 Australian Research Council Queen Elizabeth II Research Fellowship
1998 Australian Research Council Post-doctoral Research Fellowship
1994 Dept. of Anthropology (RSPAS, ANU) Urgent Research Project Grant
1993 Australian Award for Research in Asia (AARA)
1992 Australian Postgraduate Research Award (APRA)
1992 ANUTECH Postgraduate Research Award
1991 Dwight Prize, for best Honours result in the Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne
1990 Certificate for highest-scoring graduate, Dept. of Psychology, Univ. of Melbourne
1990 Vacation Scholarship, Research School Pacific & Asian Studies, Aus. Nat. University
1989 Embassy Award for outstanding performance in German Studies, Univ. of Melbourne

Research projects

2009 ARC Discovery Grant w. G. Barton, Indonesian Elite Culture
2009 ARC Future Fellowship, new Social Movements in Indonesia
2008 Wenner Gren Grant for World Symposium on Cult. Diversity
2007 ARC Discovery Grant w. G. Acciaioli, New Indonesian Soc. Movements
2007 United States Institute for Peace Grant, Livelihoods in East Timor
2006 Monash University Research Grant, Political Elites in Indonesia
2005 Melbourne University Research Grant, Hindu revivalism in Java
2001 Australian Research Council Large Grant, Social Change in Java
2001 ARC, Queen Elizabeth II Research Fellowship, Soc. Movements in Java
1999 ARC Small Grant, Contemporary Community Concerns in Bali
1998 ARC Post-doc Research Fellowship, Indigenous Balinese Culture
1993 Australian Award for Research in Asia (AARA), highland Balinese culture

Professional leadership roles

  • Chair (2009-12) and co-founder, World Council of Anthropological Associations
  • Chair (2007-10) and fellow, Monash Future Council (a think tank for interdisciplinary research on climate change)
  • President (2002-2005) and fellow, Australian Anthropological Society
  • Convenor (2003-4) and fellow, Melbourne Indonesia Forum
  • Fellow, Asian Studies Association of Australia
  • Fellow, Indonesia Council

Publications

NB: Monographs (8) have a **

Published

  • Reuter, Thomas (2010), "Cosmological Battles: Susceptibility and Resistance to Transnational Islamic Puritanism in Javanese Muslim Identities," in Ernst Halbmeyer, Schweitzer, P. and Mader, Elke (eds), Identities under Construction: Translocal Connections and the Transformation of Bodies, Persons and Social Entities. New York / Oxford: Berghahn Books
  • Reuter, Thomas (2010), "The Anthropology of Climate Change," in WAN e-journal, special edition, edited by Sandy Toussain
  • Reuter, Thomas (2010), "Winning Hearts and Minds? Religion and Politics in Post-Suharto Indonesia," in Thomas A. Reuter (ed.), The Return to Constitutional Democracy in Indonesia. Caulfield: Monash University Press
  • Reuter, Thomas (2010), "10 Years of Reform: Understanding Indonesia's Political and Cultural Transition," in Thomas A. Reuter (ed.), The Return to Constitutional Democracy in Indonesia. Caulfield: Monash University Press
  • **Reuter, Thomas (2010), The Return to Constitutional Democracy in Indonesia. Edited by Thomas A. Reuter. Caulfield: Monash University Press.
  • Reuter, Thomas (2010), "Globalisation and Regionalism: The rise of a new cultural movement in Bali, Indonesia, after the 2002 terror attack," in Elizabeth Morrell and Cao, Huhua (eds), Regional Minorities and Development in Asia. Routledge Contemporary Asia Series. London and New York: Routledge, pp. 157-170
  • Reuter, Thomas (2009), "Origin and Precedence: The Construction and Distribution of Status in the Highlands of Bali," in Michael P. Vischer (ed.), Precedence: Social Differentiation in the Austronesian World. Comparative Austronesia Project Series, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University. Canberra: ANU E-Press, pp. 13-49
  • Reuter, Thomas (2009) with A. Horstmann. "The Post-Modern Shift," in Asian Journal of Social Science 37(6), pp. 853-56. Special issue on 'Reflexive Transformation and Religious Revitalisation: Perspectives from Southeast Asia', Edited by Thomas Reuter and Alexander Horstmann (University of Passau)
  • Reuter, Thomas (2009), "Globalisation and Local Identities: The rise of new ethnic and religious movements in post-Suharto Indonesia," in Asian Journal of Social Science 37(6), pp. 857-871. Special issue on 'Reflexive Transformation and Religious Revitalisation: Perspectives from Southeast Asia.' Edited by Thomas Reuter and Alexander Horstmann (University of Passau)
  • Reuter, Thomas (2009), "Arriving in the Future: The Utopia of Here and Now." in Colloquy, November 2009 issue
  • Reuter, Thomas (2009), "Modelling Socio-Cultural drivers for REDD Schemes: Kalimantan and Beyond." Proceedings of the International symposium on "Integrated Catchment Management for sustainable water use in response to Climate Change." Monash Sustainability Institute, Melbourne, 1-3 September 2009
  • **Reuter, Thomas (2008), Global Trends in Religion and the Reaffirmation of Hindu Identity in Bali. Clayton: Monash Asia Institute Press.
  • Reuter, Thomas (2008), "Reading the Future in Indonesia: Javanese texts of prophesy as a Popular Genre." 17th ASAA Conference, Monash University, 1-3 July 2008, Conference proceedings.
  • Reuter, Thomas (2006), "The Fragmented Self: Cross-cultural Difference, Conflict and the Lessons of Ethnographic Experience." in Paideuma Vol. 52, pp. 220-232
  • **Reuter, Thomas (2006), Sharing the Earth, Carving up the Land: Territorial categories and institutions in the Austronesian world. Edited by T. Reuter. Comparative Austronesian Project Monograph Series, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies. Canberra: Australian National University Press
  • Reuter, Thomas (2006), "Land and Territory in the Austronesian World," in T. Reuter (ed.), Sharing the Earth, Carving up the Land: Territorial categories and institutions in the Austronesian world. Comparative Austronesian Project Monograph Series, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies. Canberra: Australian National University Press, pp. 11-38
  • Reuter, Thomas (2006), "Ritual Domains and Communal Land in the Highlands of Bali," in T. Reuter (ed.), Sharing the Earth, Carving up the Land: Territorial categories and institutions in the Austronesian world. Comparative Austronesian Project Monograph Series, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies. Canberra: Australian National University Press, pp. 11-38
  • Reuter, Thomas (2005), "Running out of Tricks: The ethnographic experience and the politics of culturalism," in U. Rao and J. Hutnyk (eds), Celebrating Transgression: Method and Politics in Anthropological Studies of cultures. New York / Oxford: Berghahn Books
  • **Reuter, Thomas (2005), Custodians of the Sacred Mountains: Budaya dan Masyarakat di Pergunungan Bali. Jakarta: Yayasan Obor. Indonesian translation of 'Custodians of the Sacred Mountains: Culture and Society in the Highlands of Bali', Honolulu, Hawaii University Press
  • Reuter, Thomas (2005), "World Council of Anthropological Associations: Towards a Global Anthropology," in The Australian Anthropological Society Newsletter, 99, September 2005, pp. 1-3
  • Reuter, Thomas (2005), "Towards a Global Anthropology," in American Anthropological News 4/2005
  • Reuter, Thomas (2004), "Java's Hindu Revival," in Hinduism Today, October-December 2004 issue, pp. 52-53
  • Reuter, Thomas (2004), "Anthropology in Australia: The Challenges Ahead." Presidential address. AAS Newsletter 96, 12/2004, pp. 1-3
  • Reuter, Thomas (2004), "Convenor's Report," in Indonesia Forum Annual Report 2003. Melbourne: the University of Melbourne, pp. 3-5
  • Reuter, Thomas (2004), "Java's Hindu Revival," in Hinduism Today, October-December 2004 issue, pp. 52-53. Republished by United Press International, Religion & Spirituality Forum, 22 March 2005
  • Reuter, Thomas (2004) (with, Chaplin, S., Vu, H.L., Rankin, B. and Dantas, A.). Research-Led Teaching. Centre for the Study of Higher Education (CSHE), teaching and learning resources series. Melbourne: The University of Melbourne.
  • **Reuter, Thomas (2003), Inequality, Crisis and Social Change in Indonesia: The Muted Worlds of Bali. T.A. Reuter (ed.). London: Routledge-Curzon Press. With introduction and conclusion by the editor.
  • Reuter, Thomas (2003), "Mythical Centres and Modern Margins: A Short History of Encounters, Crises, Marginality, and Social Change in Highland Bali," in T. Reuter (ed.) Inequality, Crisis and Social Change in Indonesia: The Muted Worlds of Bali. London: Routledge-Curzon Press, pp. 256-304
  • Reuter, Thomas (2003), "Introduction," in T. Reuter (ed.) Inequality, Crisis and Social Change in Indonesia: The Muted Worlds of Bali. London: Routledge-Curzon Press, pp. 1-16
  • Reuter, Thomas (2003), "Indonesia in Transition: Concluding Reflections on Engaged Research and the Critique of Local Knowledge," in T. Reuter (ed.) Inequality, Crisis and Social Change in Indonesia: The Muted Worlds of Bali. London: Routledge-Curzon Press
  • Reuter, Thomas (2003), "The Bali Bombing: Understanding the Tragedy Beyond al-Qaeda and Bush's "War on Terror"," in Inside Indonesia, 73 Jan-Mar 2003, pp. 4-5
  • Reuter, Thomas (2003), "A Response to Professor Hauser-Schäublin's 'The Precolonial Balinese State Reconsidered'," in Current Anthropology 44(2), pp. 172-173
  • Reuter, Thomas (2003), "Anthropology: Continuity and Change." Presidential address. AAS Newsletter 92, 2003, pp. 2-5
  • Reuter, Thomas (2003), Submission to the Australian Research Council Review of the Humanities and Creative Arts (HCA) disciplines (Invited submission on the state of the discipline of anthropology in Australia in the capacity of the President of the Australian Anthropological Society). Confidential, not published
  • **Reuter, Thomas (2002), Custodians of the Sacred Mountains: Culture and Society in the Highlands of Bali. Honolulu: Hawaii University Press. 400 pp. plus index and photos
  • **Reuter, Thomas (2002), The House of Our Ancestors: Precedence and Dualism in Highland Balinese Society. Leiden (Netherlands): KITLV Press.
  • Reuter, Thomas (2002), Submission No. 55, to the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade's Inquiry into Australia's Relations with Indonesia. Published on the Australian Senate website nd also in the report Near Neighbours - Good Neighbours: An Inquiry into Australia's Relationship with Indonesia, JSCFADT, 2004, Appendix A, p. 185
  • Reuter, Thomas (2002), Submission to the Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST) inquiry on National Research Priorities. Published on the DEST
  • Reuter, Thomas (2001), "Great Expectations: Hindu Revival Movements in Java," in The Australian Journal of Anthropology 12(3), pp. 327-338. Special Issue 13: Beyond Syncretism: Indigenous expressions of world religions
  • Reuter, Thomas (2000), "Der Umgang mit dem Fremden auf Bali: Betrachungen zu den Auswirkungen der Globalisierung im Hinblick auf kulturspezifische Interpretationsmodelle," in B. Hauser Schäublin and K. Rieländer (eds), Bali: Kultur - Tourismus - Umwelt: Die indonesische Ferieninsel im Schnittpunkt lokaler, nationaler und globaler Interessen. Hamburg: Abera Verlag
  • Reuter, Thomas (1999), "Communicating through the Invisible: The Paradox of Association and the Logic of Ritualised Interaction on the Island of Bali," in Anthropological Forum 9 (1), pp. 39-63
  • Reuter, Thomas (1999), "People of the Mountains - People of the Sea: Negotiating the Local and the Foreign in Bali," in L. H. Connor and R. Rubinstein (eds), Staying Local in the Global Village: Bali in the Twentieth Century. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, pp. 155-180 (incl. 2 photos and map)
  • Reuter, Thomas (1998), "Houses and Compounds in the Mountains of Bali," in J. Davison (ed.), Indonesian Heritage: Architecture. Singapore: Editions Didier Millet, pp. 38-39
  • Reuter, Thomas (1998), "The Ritual Domains of the Mountain Balinese: Regional Alliance and the Idea of a Shared Origin," in J.J. Fox (ed.), Indonesian Heritage: Religion and Ritual. Singapore: Editions Didier Millet, pp. 82-83
  • Reuter, Thomas (1998), "The Banua of Pura Pucak Penulisan: A Ritual Domain in the Highlands of Bali," in Review of Indonesian and Malaysian Affairs 32 (1), pp. 55-109
  • Reuter, Thomas (1992), "Precedence in Sumatra: An analysis of the construction of status in affinal relations and origin groups," in Bijdragen tot de Taal- Land en Volkenkunde 148, pp. 489-520

In review

  • The Application of Anthropological Knowledge in Conflict Resolution. Paper presented at the conference "Conflict, Cooperation and Anthropologists' Role in the World", Osaka, 13 July 2008. Submitted in January 2009 to Journal des Anthropologues, Paris.

Organization of conferences and conference panels

  • Panel on "socio-cultural issues" in the implementation of REDD schemes for forest carbon capture. International symposium on "Integrated Catchment Management for sustainable water use in response to Climate Change." Monash Sustainability Institute, Melbourne, 1-3 September 2009
  • Opportunities and Challenges for International Cooperation and Participation in Anthropology: Toward an Agenda for World Anthropology. A one-day symposium held in conjunction with the 16th World Congress of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, Kunming, China, 27 July 2009. Organized by Thomas Reuter & Gustavo Lins Ribeiro, on behalf of the World Council of Anthropological Associations (WCAA). Funding provided by the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, New York. Speakers representing 15 different countries
  • 10 Years of Political Reform in Indonesia: Reasons for Hope. Monash University Annual Indonesia Lecture, 24 September 2007. Also the main plenary session of the 4th Indonesia Council Open Conference, at Monash. Speakers: T. Reuter, Irman Lanti, Greg Barton, Angus McIntyre, Ariel Heryanto and Robert Cribb. Audience of >200. Broadcast by ABC Radio and Channel 31 TV. Organised and chaired by Dr T. Reuter
  • 3rd Indonesia Council Open Conference, Adelaide, 25-6 September 2005. Panel organized by Thomas Reuter: Globalisation, Decentralisation and the Politics of Regional Identity in Indonesia
  • 9th Indonesia Forum Post-graduate Student Workshop, 11. 9. 2003. Organized by Dr Thomas Reuter as Convener of the Melbourne Indonesia Forum. 9 speakers
  • The Anthropology of Indonesia Today: Pragmatic approaches to political challenges. Conference panel at the Australian Anthropological Society Annual Conference, University of Sydney, 3.10.2003. Organized and chaired by Dr Thomas Reuter and Dr Graeme MacRae (Massey, NZ). Eight speakers
  • The Chinese in Indonesia. Symposium in celebration Prof. Charles Coppel's retirement. Organized and chaired by Dr Thomas Reuter, as Deputy Convener of the Melbourne University Indonesia Forum. 17 October 2002. Six speakers
  • Sharing the Earth - Carving up the Land: Territorial Categories and Institutions in the Austronesian World. A conference held at the Centre for Advanced Studies, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies. Australian National University, Canberra. 18-19 June 2001. Organized by Dr. T. Reuter. Fourteen speakers
  • Muted Worlds: Divisions, inequalities and tensions in the economic, political and representational landscapes of Balinese society. An international workshop conference in Balinese Studies. University of Melbourne, 24-26. 9. 1999. Organized by Dr. T. Reuter. Ten speakers

Conference papers / seminar presentations

  • Three Major Global Trends in Religion: Illustrated with Examples from Recent Research in Indonesia. Paper presented at the conference Beliefs beyond Borders, Monash University, Melbourne 12-13 December 2009
  • The Anthropology of Carbon Emission Reduction in Kalimantan and Beyond: Modelling Socio-Cultural Drivers for REDD Schemes. Australian Anthropological Association Annual Conference on 'The Ethics and Politics of Engagement', Macquarie University, Sydney, 9-11 December 2009. Panel: 'Climate Change and Social Dis/ordering', organised by J. Marshall
  • The Politics of Indigeneity and the Value of Life in Bali. Australian Anthropological Association Annual Conference on 'The Ethics and Politics of Engagement', Macquarie University, Sydney, 9-11 December 2009. Panel: 'Engaging with Indigenous Identities in Cross-Cultural Perspective', organized by G. Acciaioli and D. Trigger
  • Modelling Socio-Cultural drivers for REDD Schemes: Kalimantan and Beyond. International symposium on "Integrated Catchment Management for sustainable water use in rsponse to Climate Change." Monash Sustainability Institute, Melbourne, 1-3 September 2009
  • Defining The Practical Tasks Of A Global Anthropology, And The Role Of Democracy In Their Accomplishment. Paper presented at the 16th World Congress of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, Symposium on 'Opportunities and Challenges for International Cooperation and Participation in Anthropology: Toward an Agenda for World Anthropology.' Organized by Dr Thomas Reuter and Gustavo Lins Ribeiro, on behalf of the World Council of Anthropological Associations (WCAA). Yunnan University, Kunming China, 27 July 2009
  • Towards an Exploration of Religious Change in Southeast Asia. Paper prepared for the workshop conference on Religious Change in Southeast Asia. Research Network for Religious Change in Southeast Asia, University of Göttingen (Germany), 1 May 2009
  • The General and Regional Scope of Anthropological Research on Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation. A paper presented at the panel "The Anthropology of Climate Change: A Challenge for Humanity and the Discipline in the 21st Century". Joint international conference of the Association of Social Anthropologists-UK and Commonwealth, ASA-New Zealand and Australian Anthropological Society, entitled "Ownership and Appropriation". University of Auckland, 8-12 December 2008
  • Cosmological Battles: Susceptibility and Resistance to Transnational Islamic Puritanism in Java. Paper presented at the UNESCO Chair for Religion Seminar, Caulfield, Monash University, 23 July 2008
  • The Application of Anthropological Knowledge to Conflict Resolution. Invited paper presented at the conference Conflict, Cooperation and Anthropologists’ Role in the World, Osaka, 13 July 2008
  • Reading the Future in Indonesia: Javanese texts of prophesy as a Popular Genre. 17th ASAA Conference, Monash University, 1-3 July 2008.
  • Religion, Magic and Ritual: From Durkheim to Critical Theory. Guest lecture for Michelle Hannah in a unit on the anthropology of 'Magic, Science and Religion'. Clayton, Monash University, 20 April 2008
  • Arriving in the Future: The Utopia of Here and Now. Paper presented at The Third Australian Conference on Utopia, Dystopia and Science Fiction: Demanding The Impossible. Monash University, Clayton, 5-6 December 2007
  • The Flow of Life: A Cross-Cultural Study of Metaphor. Paper presented at the 3rd Arts and Information Technology Ideas Day, Monash University, Clayton, 14/11/2007
  • Reflections on the Austronesian Approach to Life. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Australian Anthropological Society, Canberra, 30/10-2/11/2007
  • Ten Years of Democracy in Indonesia. Opening speech for Annual Indonesia Lecture, Monash Caulfield, 24 September 2007.
  • Globalisation, Conflict and Religious Identity in Bali. Paper presented at the Indonesia Council Open Conference, Monash University, 24-25 September 2007
  • Cosmological Battles: Susceptibility and Resistance to Transnational Islamic Puritanism in Java. Paper presented at the first workshop conference (entitled 'Purification and Resistance in Southeast Asian Societies') of the German Research Council (DFG) Research Network 'Between Syncretism and Orthodoxy: Religious Dynamics in Southeast Asia. Münster, Germany, 30-31 July 2007
  • The Sulphur Miners of Mt Ijen, East Java: An Interview with National Geographic TV. Melbourne University, 25 May 2007.
  • Global Trends in Religion and the Reaffirmation of Hindu Identity in Bali. Paper presented at the Centre for Southeast Asian Studies, Monash University, Clayton, 27 July 2006
  • To Have or to Be: Learning from the ethnographic experience. Paper presented at the AAS Conference Cairns, 27-29 September 2006
  • Global Trends in Religion: Terrorism, Tourism, Migration and the Reaffirmation of Hindu Identity in Bali. Paper presented at the 9th Biennial EASA conference, Bristol (UK), 18-21 September 2006
  • Global Trends in Religion: Terrorism, Tourism, Migration and the Reaffirmation of Hindu Identity in Bali. Paper presented at the Centre for Southeast Asian Studies, Monash University, Melbourne, 27 July 2006
  • The Fragmented Self: A reflection on the politics of culture and the ethnographic experience. Paper presented tin the Anthropology Seminar Series, Monash University, 27th April 2006
  • Globalisation and Local Identities: The rise of new ethnic and religious movements in post-Suharto Indonesia. Paper presented at the Research School for Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University, Canberra, 7 April 2006
  • Customary Land Tenure and Resource Management Issues in Indonesia. Paper presented at a workshop on 'The social impact of changing tenure and resource management regimes on customary property relations in Timor Leste', Universidade Da Paz. Dili (East Timor), 21 February 2006
  • Globalisation and Regionalism: The rise of a new cultural revival movement in Bali, Indonesia, after the 2002 terror attack. Invited speaker. Transnationalism Institute. Osaka University. Japan, 9 December 2005
  • Ajeg Bali: A new cultural revival movement in Bali. Paper presented at the Indonesia Council Open Conference, Flinders University, Adelaide, 25-26 September 2005
  • Globalisation, Migration and Hindu Revivalism in Bali. Paper presented at the AAS Annual Conference, University of Adelaide, 26-30 September 2005.
  • Future Directions of Australian Anthropology and the Role of Current Post-Graduates. Paper presented at "Moving Forward", the First Annual Conference of Australian and New Zealand Anthropology Students. Melbourne, 28 September 2004
  • Globalisation and the Business of Cultural Difference. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Australian Anthropological Society, for a roundtable on the topic of 'W(h)ither Anthropology? Reflections on the Future of Anthropology'. Melbourne, 30 September 2004
  • The Fragmented Self: On the Experience of Ethnography and the Politics of Culturalism. Paper presented at the EASA Conference, University of Vienna, 8-10 September 2004
  • Indigenous Minorities in Australia and Indonesia: A Comparison. Invited session on indigenous peoples' issues in comparative perspective. 24th Annual Conference of the Brazilian Anthropological Association, Olinda, Pernambuco, Brazil, 12-15 June 2004
  • World Anthropologies Conference: Strengthening the InternationalSteps Toward a Global Vision for Anthropology: An Australian Perspective. World Anthropologies Conference: Strengthening the International Organization and Effectiveness of the Profession. Recife (Brazil), 9-14 June 2004. Invited speaker with a Wenner-Gren Foundation conference travel grant
  • Tricksters and Terrorists: The Experience of Ethnography and the Politics of Culturalism. Public Seminar, School of Anthropology, Geography and Env. Studies, The University of Melbourne, 17 March 2004
  • The Experience of Ethnography and the Politics of Culturalism: Doing Anthropology in Indonesia Today, Australian Anthropological Society Annual Conference, University of Sydney, 3.10.2003
  • Anthropology: Continuity and change. Presidential address, Australian Anthropological Society Annual Conference, University of Sydney, 3 October 2003. Published in AAS Newsletter 92, 2003, pp. 2-5
  • The Impact of the Bali Bombing on Popular Perceptions of Political Islam in Indonesia. 2nd Indonesia Council Conference, Canberra, 29-30.9.2003
  • The future of anthropology in Australia. Inaugural presidential address, Australian Anthropological Society Annual Conference, Canberra, ANU, 3.10. 2002
  • Hindu Revival Movements and religious Conflict in Java, Indonesia. Paper prepared for the 3rd Conference of Indonesian Anthropology (organised by the Indonesian Journal of Cultural and Social Anthropology). Denpasar, Bali, 16-19 July 2002
  • Reflections on the Response of Indonesian Muslims to the U.S. War on Terrorism. Paper at the 14th Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia. Hobart, Tasmania, 1-3 July 2002
  • Traditional Domestic Architecture among the Bali Aga: Lessons for the Future. Jurusan Arsitektur, Fakultas Teknik, Universitas Gadjah Mada, 2 April 2002. See certificate. No written paper
  • Great Expectation: Hindu Revival Movements in Java, Indonesia. American Anthropological Association 100th Annual Meeting, Washington DC, 28 November - 2 December 2001
  • Indonesian Nationalism. Guest lecture in the course "Ethnic Nationalism and the Modern World", Public Seminar, School of Anthropology, Geography and Env. Studies, The University of Melbourne, 24 August 2001
  • Great Expectation: New Revivalist Movements in Java, Indonesia. Seminar at the Centre of Southeast Asian Studies, Monash Asia Institute, Monash University, 9 August 2001
  • Islam in Indonesia. Panel chaired as part of the Indonesia Council Inaugural Conference, University of Melbourne, 10-11 July 2001.
  • Ritual Domains (banua) and Communal Land (tanah desa) in the Highlands of Bali. Paper prepared for the conference "Sharing the Earth - Carving up the Land: Territorial Categories and Institutions in the Austronesian World", Centre for Advanced Studies, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies. Australian National University, Canberra. 18-19 June 2001. Organizer: Dr. T. Reuter
  • Religion, Magic and Ritual: From Durkheim to Critical Theory. The University of Melbourne Anthropology Program. Guest Lecture in "The Human Cosmos". 12 April 2001