The Seventh East Nusantara Conference

Date: 14-15 May, 2018


Venue: Sahid T-more Hotel, Kupang, Timor Island, Indonesia


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 Indonesian, stretching from the island of Sumbawa all the way up to Halmahera and Indonesian Papua and including 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 linguistic and cultural research, both theoretical and applied.


Papers are presented 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.


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Full address of venue: 

Jl. Piet A Tallo, Oesapa Sel., Klp. Lima, Kota Kupang, Nusa Tenggara Tim., Indonesia


Conference fees

The list of conference fees can be found here.

Conference information


Monday, 14 May 2018


8:00 - 8:25 Registration

8:25 - 8:30 Opening of the conference

8:30 - 9:15 Invited Speaker 1

9:15 - 10:15 Session 1

Coffee Break

10:45 - 12:15 Session 2

Lunch Break

13:45 - 14:30 Invited Speaker 2

14:30 - 15:00 Parallel Sessions 3 + 4

Coffee Break

15:30 - 17:00 Parallel Sessions 5 + 6

Conference Dinner


Tuesday, 15 May 2018


8:30 - 9:15 Invited Speaker 3

9:15 - 10:15 Session 7

Coffee Break

10:45 - 12:15 Session 8

Lunch Break

13:45 - 14:15 Session 9

14:15 - 14:45 Parallel Sessions 10 + 11

Coffee Break

15:15 - 16:45 Parallel Sessions 12 + 13

16:45 - 17:00 Closing of the conference


For Indonesian and East Timorese participants only: The ENUS7 organizing committee has put together a grant scheme that enables accepted participants to apply for (partial) reimbursement of travel and accommodation costs. The application form can be found here. Please do not apply later than 3 April 2018.

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