Marian Klamer

Austronesian and Papuan Linguistics

The Seventh East Nusantara Conference  

Date: 14-15 May, 2018


Venue: Universitas Kristen Artha Wacana, Kupang, Timor Island, Indonesia


Call for abstracts


Papers are invited on any topic relating to the languages and peoples of East Nusantara. Each paper will be allotted 20 minutes for presentation plus 10 minutes for questions.




  • Abstracts should be no more than one A4 page

  • Abstracts can be in English or Indonesian

  • Abstracts should be anonymous  

  • Abstracts should be in word format, and named as ENUS7_title.doc(x)

  • Please also submit a separate file containing a) author name, b) affiliation, c) title of talk, named as ENUS7_title_info.doc(x)




Submission to: eastnusantara2018@gmail.com

Deadline for submission: 15 October 2017

Notification of acceptance: 1 December 2017


Welcome to the official site of The Seventh East Nusantara Conference (ENUS7). The aim of ENUS is to create a platform whereby linguists and anthropologists can discuss the latest insights of their work relating to the languages and peoples of East Nusantara. The conference also seeks to bring together scholars from relevant fields such as (oral) history, archaeology, and genetics, with the specific aim of understanding migration patterns and history of contact in the region.


For the purposes of this conference, the East Nusantara region is taken to include Austronesian as well as non-Austronesian communities in eastern Indonesia (east of Bali) and Timor L'este.


To date, six International Conferences for East Nusantara languages have been held: three in Leiden (1998, 2001, 2005), one in Canberra (2000) and two in Kupang (2007, 2010). The 2018 conference is sponsored by the VICI project  (#27770012) 'Reconstructing the past through languages of the present: the Lesser Sunda Islands', funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), with additional support from Universitas Kristen Artha Wacana Kupang, and The University of Hawai’i at Manoa. A diverse range of Indonesian and foreign researchers, students and educators are expected to attend. We anticipate a lively and informal discussion of current issues in East Nusantara language and culture research, both theoretical and applied.