A be aware from the brand new (previous) editor – New Mandala

Dear New Mandala readers,

From in the present day I’ll be taking up as Editor of New Mandala as Dr Elly Kent prepares to depart the ANU to tackle a brand new function within the Indonesian Studies program at UNSW Canberra.

Longstanding readers would possibly recognise me as a little bit of a New Mandala veteran: together with colleagues on the ANU I co-edited the location’s protection of the 2014 Indonesian elections and their aftermath, and served as its Editor (ably assisted by a team of country and thematic editors) between April 2017 and July 2019.

A (qualified) farewell from the editor

Working on New Mandala has been a labour of affection which has motivated me to pursue my very own tutorial work as a researcher and teacher.

New Mandala
is nothing if not a ardour undertaking, and protecting the location on-line and energetic is extra labour-intensive than you would possibly suppose. I feel I can converse for New Mandala’s readership, contributors and colleagues on the ANU once I lengthen my deep appreciation to Elly for all of the exhausting work she’s achieved in overseeing New Mandala since she took over from Dr Rebecca Gidley in 2020. Elly has taken the location in thrilling new instructions with its protection of arts and tradition, and I’m more than happy that she’ll be staying on board as Section Editor for ARTSEA, New Mandala’s platform for writing on art, design and architecture in Southeast Asia. If you missed it, please learn the farewell note Elly put online yesterday.

New Mandala all the time displays its editors’ pursuits and experience, their private {and professional} schedules, and the sources out there to them. As a pupil of Indonesian politics, I deliver loads of private curiosity (and by now, one would hope, a bit of experience) to the job. But sources are presently at a low ebb, so managing New Mandala will likely be a decidedly part-time affair for the second. I must flag each to readers and contributors that the location’s publishing capability will likely be restricted in the intervening time, so count on a slower publication schedule. I respect contributors’ endurance with longer turnaround instances on edits than might need been the norm lately.

That mentioned, I’m eager to ensure that what does make it onto the location displays the perfect of New Mandala’s custom of knowledgeable and opinionated commentary on Southeast Asian affairs. With this purpose in thoughts, I’ve up to date and streamlined our tips for contributors, which you can read here.

It’s a privilege to as soon as once more be chargeable for New Mandala and I welcome suggestions, suggestions, and submissions at [email protected] (submissions to the ARTSEA collection ought to be directed to [email protected]).

With thanks

Liam Gammon | the Editor



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