Background

Universitas Negeri Malang (UM) in collaboration with Monash University presents Pop Islam Workshop on 28-29 November 2018. Pop Islam is an idea that deserves close attention in the Indonesian present. Indonesia is a country bearing the largest Muslim population in the world. However, unlike in other Islamic populations in other parts of the world, Indonesian Muslims’ preferences in belief and practice styles are largely unregulated. Consequently, it makes the country a valuable site for study of religion and its social, political and religio-formal dimensions. In the workshop, the invited scholars will explore varieties of subtopics, including:

Popular appropriation of non-religious styles and genres

Pop Islam allows us to see where religion appropriates from non-religious styles and genres, and by doing so, creates relevance for Muslims in the present. Appropriation is the dynamic process through which Islam succeeds in maintaining its status as the religion of the broader Indonesian population. As a result, although it is true that the Islamic canon displays remarkable continuity, it is equally true that today’s Islam is not yesterday’s Islam.

Hierarchies and distinction between styles and practices

The term ‘Pop Islam’ is a categorising tool that is used to create hierarchies and distinctions between styles and practices, alongside other classificatory terms like tradisi, modern, radikal, puritan, kolot etc. The reasons motivating people to make explicit their evaluations through these terms point to divisions within Indonesia’s Islamic constituencies.

Pop Islam in consumer culture

The label ‘Pop’ points to a perennial polemic within all religions that problematizes the reduction of religious practice to markets and consumerism. Analysts have now moved beyond the simplistic perception that religion and consumption are exclusive domains, but the subjectivity of the ‘religious consumer’ is not well understood in the contemporary literature. 
The workshop will invite fifteen scholars from Indonesia and five from Australia.

Keynote Speakers

Nadirsyah Hosen

Monash University

Nadirsyah Hosen

Assoc. Prof. Julian Millie

Monash University

Assoc. Prof. Julian Millie

Presenters:

Prof. Ariel Heryanto

Australian National University, Australia
“Islamisation: Three Decades On”

Dr. Amalinda Savirani

Universitas Gajah Mada
“From Umrah to Jilbab: Islam Pop Culture in Indonesian Local Elections”

Assoc. Prof. Emma Baulch

“Hijabers on Instagram”

Dr. Meghan Downes

“Polluted Rivers, Polluted Moralities: The Role of Religion in Popular Representations of the Environment”

Dr. Najib Kailani

UIN Sunan Kalijaga
“Young Religious Entrepreneurs and Pop Islamist Literatures in Indonesia”

Dr. Ahmad Munjin Nasih and Titis Toriquttyas

“Interpreting Islamic Populism in Islamic Schools: The Dynamics of Sekolah Islam Terpadu in Indonesia”

Evi Eliyanah

Universitas Negeri Malang
“Indonesian Muslims and Their Arab Others: Gendered Moralities and Religious Authenticity in Indonesian Cinema”

Wahyudi

Indonesian Institute of Sciences
“Visualization of Islam: Pemuda Hijrah and Pop Culture Production in Islamic Preaching”

Putri Bunk

Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany
“Islam, Freedom of Expression and Indonesian Cinema”

Dr. Wawan Eko Yulianto

Universitas Ma-Chung
“The Transformation from Ramadhan Supplement to a Resistance against Religious Exclusivism in Gigi’s Ramadhan Album”

Dr. Ahmad Tohe

Universitas Negeri Malang
“The Sabyan Gambus: Pietization, Secularism and Consumerism”

Dr. Inaya Rakhmani

Universitas Indonesia
“The Market Structure of Halal Consumerism in Neo-liberal Indonesia”

Dr. Yon Machmudi

Universitas Indonesia
“The Preservation of Batik Besurek: Commodification of Ceremonial Ritual Dress in Bengkulu”

Timeline

TimeAgenda
Day 1, 28 November 2018
08.00 - 08.30Presenters to be picked up from Ubud Cottages
08.30 – 09.00Registration
09.00 – 09.30Opening remarks
09.30 – 10.00Morning Tea
10.00 – 11.00Nadirsyah Hosen “Challenging Traditional Authority: The Impact of Social Media in Indonesia”
11.00 – 12.30Panel 1
Ariel Heryanto “Islamisation: Three Decades On” Amalinda Savirani “From Umrah to Jilbab: Islam Pop Culture in Indonesian Local Elections”
12.30 – 13.00Lunch break
13.00 – 15.00Panel 2
Meghan Downes “Polluted Rivers, Polluted Moralities: The Role of Religion in Popular Representations of the Environment”
Evi Eliyanah “Indonesian Muslims and Their Arab Others: Gendered Moralities and Religious Authenticity in Indonesian Cinema”
Wahyudi “Visualization of Islam: Pemuda Hijrah and Pop Culture Production in Islamic Preaching”
15.00 – 15.30Afternoon tea
15.30 – 17.00Panel 3
Putri Bunk “Islam, Freedom of Expression and Indonesian Cinema”
Ahmad Munjin Nasih and Titis Toriquttyas “Interpreting Islamic Populism in Islamic Schools: The Dynamics of Sekolah Islam Terpadu in Indonesia”
Day 2, 29 November 2018
08.30 – 09.00Registration
09.00 – 10.00Julian Millie “Trajectories of Islamic Leaning and Self-representation: Public Expression and Islamic Difference in Indonesia”
10.00 – 10.30Morning tea
10.30 – 12.30Panel 4
Inaya Rakhmani “The Market Structure of Halal Consumerism in Neo-liberal Indonesia”
Yon Machmudi et.al. “The Preservation of Batik Besurek: Commodification of Ceremonial Ritual Dress in Bengkulu”
Ahmad Tohe “The Sabyan Gambus: Pietization, Secularism and Consumerism”
12.30 – 13.30Lunch Break
13.30 – 15.30Panel 5
Najib Kailani “Young Religious Entrepreneurs and Pop Islamist Literatures in Indonesia”
Emma Baulch “Hijabers on Instagram”
Wawan Eko Yulianto “The Transformation from Ramadhan Supplement to a Resistance against Religious Exclusivism in Gigi’s Ramadhan Album”
15.30 – 15.45Afternoon tea
15.45 – 16.00Closing remarks

CALL FOR AUDIENCE

We are delighted to invite all academics around Malang who have a huge interest in various enthralling issues surrounding Islam in Indonesia to participate in the international workshop under the theme of Pop Islam: Forms and Discourses. The workshop is held for two days on 28-29 November 2018 at Graha Rektorat, Universitas Negeri Malang. We are calling for audience who are committed to joining the event fulltime on each day. The applicants are allowed choose any days you wish to participate*.
*Applicants may join the workshop in both days or choose either one as long as you are committed to participating fulltime.

Registration Procedure
1. Prepare the following documents in advance:
(Download the Letter of Consent here)
(Download the Letter of Commitment here);
2. Please read carefully both documents;
3. Fill out and sign the above-mentioned documents;
4. Scan both documents and save them in the form of pdf.
5. Fill out the registration form in the following button:
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Nb: Please note that the seats are limited, so make sure to register yourself as soon as possible.

Contact Us

Phone Number

(+62)341-584-759

Address

Universitas Negeri Malang Jalan Semarang 5, Malang 65145 Indonesia

Email

oia@um.ac.id