At least 31 graduate students from a number of countries will gather together at UGM to join the International Summer School. The programme with the theme Return to the Past: Memory Making and Heritage in Southeast Asia is scheduled from 24 February to 7 March 2014.
The Summer school is hosted in cooperation with Universität Humboldt, Germany, and Universiti Sains Malaysia. Students from different humanities background that will join the programme come from Indonesia, Germany, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Programme coordinator of Summer School Indonesia, Widaratih Kamiso, said in the first week participants will attend a class on memory and heritage. They will revisit memory and transmission in post-colonial nations in Southeast Asia as a socio-cultural-political phenomenon.
In the second week participants will visit several museums in Yogyakarta, including Jogja Kembali Monument, Fort Vredeburg, and H.M. Soeharto Museum. “Participants will also be introduced to some local communities that observe cultural heritage, such as Komunitas Onthel. After this, they will present the visit,” she concluded.