Asia Institute Tasmania

Public Lecture | Islam in Indonesia

Summary

Associate Professor Pam Allen, Lecturer, School of Humanities

Start Date

25th Aug 2016 5:30pm

islam photoIndonesia has the largest Muslim population in the world. As enshrined in the nation’s constitution, it is also a secular state.  This presentation is an examination of those two phenomena, examining the historical circumstances that have led to the development of the particular forms of Islam that are practised in Indonesia today, and including a discussion of some of the tensions that result when orthodoxy, liberalism, democracy and secular values collide.

Pam Allen is Associate Professor of Indonesian at the University of Tasmania. Her research interests include postcolonialism, gender and minority ethnic voices in Indonesia, with a particular focus on their expression in modern literature.

This lecture was held on 25 August 2016 - and can be viewed through clicking on Livestream below.

livestream icon Pam photo (L to R) Dr Taufiq Tanasaldy, Associate Professor Pam Allen