Events Calendar

Viola Lasmana: RCHA Seminar

Tuesday, February 28, 2023, 11:00am - 01:00pm

Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis
2022-2023 Seminar Series:
“Repairing The Past”
Co-directors, Jochen Hellbeck (History) and Kristin O’Brassill-Kulfan (History)

February 28, 2023


Shattering the Past: New Media and Everyday Archives in Post-1965 Indonesia

Dr. Viola Lasmana
(RCHA Fellow)

ACLS Emerging Voices Fellow

South and Southeast Asian American Studies Postdoctoral Fellow

Department of American Studies and Global Asias

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

February 28 11am-1pm (followed by catered lunch)

AB West 6051, RCHA Seminar Room

This essay focuses on media practices that address the 1965-66 US-backed anti-communist genocide in Indonesia. Lasmana examines how various communities utilize new media to confront the past, shatter state narratives, and reclaim their personal histories. Everyday archives transform the public’s relationship to historical trauma by opening up robust spaces for community and intergenerational collaborations, as well as media practices outside the state’s purview and surveillance. 

Please email Kristin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request the paper.