Jakarta’s Past: Space, Ethnicity and Urban Development

Date: 3 April, 2013
Time: 9:30-17:30
Venue: Rm. 401, 4th Floor, Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University (→ Access)
Language: English
Organizers: • RIHN Research Project “Megacities and the Global Environment
   (Project leader: Shin Muramatsu)
• JSPS Research Project “Asian Network and Changes in Local Societies
   during the Era of Globalization”(Project leader: Naoto Kagotani)
• JSPS Research Project “An Economic History of the formation of Japanese Societies
   in the Tropical Zone”(Leader: Naoto Kagotani)
• CSEAS Joint Research Project “Structural Analysis of Built Environment in Jabodetabek
   Based on Classification of Residential Type”(Project leader: Kengo Hayashi)
• Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University


This workshop provides an opportunity to discuss recent studies on the history of colonial city through case studies on Jakarta/Batavia.
The discussion covers several key topics on the history of colonial cities such as architecture, land tenure and development, urban planning, ethnicity and urban communities, with special emphasis on new analytical tools of the GIS system and on the recently found historical source materials. Finally, the workshop aims to look for new historiography to describe and create the future.


9:30-9:35 Opening remarks: Naoto Kagotani (Kyoto University)
9:35-9:45 Aim and Scope of the Workshop: Ryuto Shimada (The Univ. of Tokyo)
9:45-10:25 Kemas Ridwan Kurniawan (Univ. of Indonesia)
 — The Past through Buildings and Heritages in Kota Tua
10:40-12:00 Yutaka Mimura and Kengo Hayashi (RHIN)
 — Population Density of KAMPUNG in the Suburbs of Jakarta around 1930
Hiroko Matsuda (RIHN)
 — Floods and Urban Kampungs in Batavia, 1853-1940
13:00-14:20 Evawani Ellisa (Univ. of Indonesia)
 — The Morphological and Spatial Dimensions of Ethnic Enclaves in Batavia
Nie Dening (Xiamen University)
 — The Chinese Kampong (Wijk Cina) in Batavia: Based on the Related Records of
      Kong Koan (Chinese Council of Batavia) Archives
14:20-15:40 Hiroshi Izumikawa (Hiroshima University)
 – Frontier in Megacity: Private Estate in Batavia and its Environs
      in the Late Colonial Period (tentative)
Mohammad Nanda Widyarta (Univ. of Indonesia)
 – A Brief Chronology of Tension in Indonesian Architectural Developments in the Twentieth Century: A Background Story (tentative)
15:55-17:30 General Discussion
   Naoto Kagotani (Kyoto University), Kengo Hayashi (RIHN),
   Leonard Blussé (Leiden University; Kyoto University)

MATSUDA Hiroko (Researcher)
Research Institute for Humanity and Nature
457-4 Motoyama, Kamigamo, Kita-ku, Kyoto, 603-8047, Japan
Phone : +81-75-707-2351
Fax : +81-75-707-2508