The online version of Vol. 24 No. 3 on "Locating Indonesia's cultural archives; Towards decolonial and intersectional histories of Indonesia" (2023) is available.

The printed version of this issue can be obtained by sending an order letter to or


Upcoming Themes

Western and Asian travel perspectives on Indonesia, 1850-1950 (April 2024)

(Article submission deadline: 1 April, 2023)

Lexical borrowing in Island Southeast Asia; History, impact, and analysis (October 2024)

(Article submission deadline: October 2023)

Sunda, past and present; The cultural traditions, literature, and arts of West Java (April 2025)

Kawi Culture beyond the language of poets (October 2025)

Media and Cultural Commoning (April 2026)

Notes: Each submission must include the intended upcoming issue. Manuscripts that meet the initial technical requirements of Wacana will be included in the selection process.



The Third Panji Meeting, organized by Wacana, Journal of the Humanities of Indonesia , in cooperation with Dr Lydia Kieven, Prof Willem van der Molen, and Adrian Perkasa on 28 November, 2022. Please visit our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AinueA20Fts

Wacana, Journal of the Humanities of Indonesia organized the follow-up meeting of the authors of Wacana double issue on "Panji stories I and II" (April 2020) which was held on Wednesday, 8 September, 2021. Here is the link for the youtube recording of the Panji meeting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_GiXbspQW8

On the occasion of the launch of the double issue of  Wacana, Journal of the Humanities of Indonesia Vol. 22 Nos. 1 and 2 (2021) Languages of Nusantara I and 2, we invite you to visit our YouTube channel Jurnal FIB UI at https://youtu.be/zHz3WXVKJwk

On Tuesday, 15 December, 2020, Wacana, Journal of the Humanities of Indonesia held a webinar - Decolonizing Botanical Gardens and Knowledge of Nature in Museums and Art. You could watch the recording on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ic1FRPo1do