CV Prof. Dr. Bambang Purwanto



Personal Details


Date of Birth 17 September 1961
Place of Birth Bangka, Indonesia
Nationality Indonesian



School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, United Kingdom

Period 1992
Degree Ph.D.
Subject History


School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, United Kingdom

Period 1989
Degree M.A.
Subject Area Studies Southeast Asia


Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Period 1984
Degree Sarjana (M.A.)
Subject History


Areas of specialization

Economic History of Indonesia & Southeast Asia

Work and Professional Experience


2004- Professor, Department of History, Faculty of Cultural Sciences, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia
2003-present Member, Academic Senate, Faculty of Cultural Sciences, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia
2002-present Member, Steering Committee and Supervisor of research on “The Present of Indonesian Past” Lembaga Studi Realino, University of Michigan, and Ford Foundation
2001-present Local partner, Southeast Asian Regional Exchange Programme (SEASREP-UGM)
2001-present Head, Centre for Southeast Asian Social Studies, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia
1994-present Head, History Graduate and Post Graduate Program, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia
1985-present Lecturer, Department of History, Faculty of Cultural Studies, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia
February 2001 Visiting professor, University of the Philippines at Diliman, The Philippinnes
January 2001 Visiting Professor, Thammasat University, Thailand
1999-2002 Indonesian Faculty Coordinator, SEASREP Traveling Classroom
1999-2002 Member, Selection Committee of SEASREP-Toyota Foundation
1998–1999 Head, Dept. of History, Faculty of Letters, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia
1995-1997 Coordinator, Summer Course in Indonesian Modern Economic History, Gadjah Mada University-Leiden University
1994 – 1996 Deputy Director, Inter University Centre Social Studies, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia


Academic Presentations

"Conflict and Coexistence: Multicultural Images of Urban Yogyakarta in the First Half of Twentieth Century." The International Academic Forum on Urban Culture in the Multicultural City, organized by Osaka City University, ISI Yogyakarta and Fakultas Ilmu Budaya UGM, Yogyakarta 29 January 2004.

"In Search of New Opportunity: The Indonesianisasi of Economic Live in Yogyakarta in 1950s." The conference on "Decolonizing Societies. The Reorientation of Asian and African Livelihoods under Changing Regimes" organized by Nederlands Instituut voor Oorlogdocumentatie, Amsterdam 10-13 December 2003.

"Local Enterprises Development and Japanese Technology in Indonesia: History of a Half Technology Transfers." The conference on "Catching up Growth and Technology Transfers in Asia and Western Europe" held by Groningen Growth and Development Centre, University of Groningen 17-18 October 2003.

"Cultural Pluralism Budaya and Multiculturalism: A Discussion in Deconstructive Perspective, Surakarta July 2003. (In Bahasa Indonesia)

(with Mutiah Amini) "Violence in a Sacred City: Kotagede of Yogyakarta in the Early Revolution." The conference on "Changing Regimes and Shifting Loyalties: Identity and Violence in the Early Revolution of Indonesia" organised by Nederlands Instituut voor Oorlogsdocumentatie, Amsterdam 25-27 June 2003.

"Teaching of History in Indonesia and the Image of Korea in Indonesian History School Textbook." A conference organised by Korean Education Development Institute, Seoul: 18-20 December 2002.

"Jan Compagnie and Dutch Colonial Rule in Indonesia." Jakarta: 3-4 September 2002. (In Bahasa Indonesia)

"Peasant Economy and Institutional Changes in Late Colonial Indonesia", The International Conference on Economic Growth and Institutional Change in Indonesia in the 19th and 20th Centuries, organised by International Institute for Social History, Amsterdam: 25-26 February 2002.

"Southeast Asian Studies in Indonesia." Workshop on Southeast Asian Studies in Southeast Asia: Assessment Toward a Collaboration Action Plan, Asian Center University of the Philippines, Diliman: 8-10 January 2002

"Labour Forces in Small Scale Agriculture of Southern Sumatra: Reconsider the History of Labour in Late Colonial Indonesia."The conference on Reconstructing the Historical Tradition of Twentieth Century Indonesian Labour, organised by Clara-Capstrans-IISG-LIPI, Denpasar: 4-6 December 2001.

"Cornel Paper and Historiography of 30 September Movement." Yogyakarta: Syarikat, 1 October 2001. (In Bahasa Indonesia).

(with Nasikun et al) "Perception and Expectation of Society toward Indonesian Armed Forces." Yogyakarta: PAU Studi Sosial UGM, 1999. (In Bahasa Indonesia)

"Medical Service without Social Doctor: Public Health and Hospital in Indonesia in Historical Perspective." Jakarta, 8 June 1998. (In bahasa Indonesia)

"Some Problems in the Interpretation and Analysis of History" Yogyakarta, 1997. (In Bahasa Indonesia)

"Rubber and Malaysian Economy, 1890-1922." Yogyakarta: Fakultas Sastra UGM, 1994. (In Bahasa Indonesia)

"Elite and Economy in Thailand an the Philippines in Late Nineteenth Century and Early Twentieth Century." Yogyakarta: Fakultas Sastra UGM, 1993. (In Bahasa Indonesia)

"From Dusun to the Market; Native Rubber Cultivation in Southern Sumatra, 1890-1940."Phd. Thesis, SOAS-University of London, 1992.

Selected Publications

The Development of Western Colonialism and Imperialism in Indonesia. Jakarta: DPLP-Dikdasmen Departemen Pendidikan Nasional, 2004. (In Bahasa Indonesia)

"Special Status is Full of Historical Burden." In Abdur Rozaki, et al., Membongkar Keistimewaan Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta: IRE, 2003. Pp. xi-xxiii. (In Bahasa Indonesia)

"Kanjeng Kiyai Surya Raja: Some Preliminary Historiography Notes." In Tashadi et al. (ed.), Kanjeng Kyai Surya Raja. Kitab Pusaka Kraton Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat. Yogyakarta: Yayasan Kebudayaan Islam Indonesia & IAIN Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta, 2002. Pp. 221-251. (In Bahasa Indonesia)

"Reconsider History of Yogyakarta and Surakarta: An Introduction." In Vincent J.H. Houben, Keraton dan Kompeni. Surakarta dan Yogyakarta, 1830-1870. Yogyakarta: Bentang, 2002. Pp. vii-xvii. (In Bahasa Indonesia)

(with J. Thomas Lindblad, Thee Kian Wie, and Djoko Suryo) "Indonesian Economic Development and Japanese Technology", Kitakyusu: Working Paper Series, Vol. 2002-2009. Kitakyusu: The International Center for the Study of East Asian Development, May 2002.

"The Principle Economic Resources Available to the Kraton", In Chamamah Soeratno, et al. (ed.), Kraton Jogja. The History and Cultural Heritage. Jakarta: Karaton Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat & Indonesia Marketing Association, 2002. Pp. 96-107.

"Oral History and an Effort to Formulate New Indonesian Centric Historiography." In Sunaryo Purwo Sumitro, peny., Dari Samudra Pasai ke Yogyakarta. Persembahan Kepada Teuku Ibrahim Alfia.", Jakarta: Yayasan Masyarakat Sejarawan Indonesia dan Sinergi Press, 2002. Pp.135-161. (In Bahasa Indonesia)

"Reconsider Indonesian Nationalism." Jurnal Ilmu Sosial dan Ilmu Politik, Vol.4, No.3. Yogyakarta: Fisipol UGM. March 2001. hlm.243-264. (In Bahasa Indonesia)

"From the Real Past to Myth: Some Issues in Writing Contemporary Indonesian History." Southeast Asian Studies Bulletin, I/01. Manila: SEASREP Council. April-May 2001. Pp.12-13 & 26.

"New Historicism and Deconstructive Consciousness: A Critical Comment to Indonesian Centric Historiography." Humaniora, Vol.XIII, No.1. Yogyakarta: Fakultas Ilmu Budaya UGM. 2001. Pp. 29-44. (In Bahasa Indonesia)

"Reality and Myth in Contemporary Indonesian History." Humaniora, Vol.XIII, No.2. Yogyakarta: Fakultas Ilmu Budaya UGM. 2001 Pp. 111-123.

"The Roots of Violence in Indonesian Political History." Kasarinlan, Vol.16 No.2. Diliman: Third World Studies Center University of the Philippines. 2001. Pp. 181-184.

"Historiography and Legitimacy of Social and Political Role of Indonesian Military."In Edward L. Poelinggomang & Suriadi Mappangara, ed., Dunia Militer di Indonesia. Keberadaan dan Peran Militer di Sulawesi. Yogyakarta: Gadjah Mada University Press. 2000. Pp.135-158. (In Bahasa Indonesia)

"Rethinking Indonesian Historiography: The Role of Small Scale Economy in the Colonial Society." Humaniora, No.11. Yogyakarta: Fakultas Sastra UGM. Mei-Agustus 1999. Pp. 91-98.

"The Economic Integration of Different Ecological Zones in Southern Sumatra in the Late Colonial Period." Humaniora, No.7. Yogyakarta: Fakultas Sastra UGM. 1998. Pp. 13-23.

"The Economy of Indonesian Smallholder Rubber, 1890s-1940." In J.Th. Linblad (ed.), The Historical Foundation of National Economy in Indonesia, 1890s-1990s, Amsterdam: KNAW. 1996. Pp. 175-192.

"Oil and the Economy of Jambi and Palembang Residencies in Colonial Period." Lembaran Sejarah Vol.1, No.1. Yogyakarta: Jurusan Sejarah Fakultas Sastra UGM. 1997. Pp. 81-102. (In Bahasa Indonesia)

"The Economy of the Native Population of Southern Sumatra between 1850 and 1910." RIMA, Vol.27, Sydney: Dept. of Southeast Asian Studies University of Sydney. 1993, pp.106-133.

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