PhD defence: 16 December 2014
Supervisor: Ben Arps
His research interests are in oral traditions and literacy, national and regional literary life in Indonesia, and ethnic cultural phenomena and media in Indonesia. His field research focuses on Sumatra. He has received grants from several national and international foundations to carry out research on to oral traditions and local culture in West Sumatra, namely from the Toyota Foundation (1992/93), the Ford Foundation (1994), and ATL (the Oral Tradition Association) (1995). He spent eight months (from February to August 1998) in Manila, the Philippines, for a course in Tagalog language at the University of the Philippines, Quezon City, under the sponsorship of the Toyota Foundation and the Japan Foundation Asia Centre, Tokyo.
Suryadi joined the VA|AVMI programme of CNWS Leiden University from 1 April 1999 until 1 December 2001 as a parttime research fellow. The result was published as “The ‘Talking Machines’ Comes to The Dutch East Indies’, with partly funding by Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO).
“Locating, documenting and digitising: preserving the endangered manucripts of the legacy of the Sultanate of Buton, South-Eastern Sulawesi Province, Indonesia”, awarded by the Endangered Archives Programme, the British Library.
“Malay Letters as Legacies of the Local Kingdoms on the Island of Sumbawa, Indonesia”, awarded by Brill Fellowship Scaliger Institute, Leiden University Library
1998 - …
Lecturer of the Department of Languages and Cultures of Southeast Asia and Oceania, Leiden University, Leiden, the Netherlands.
Lecturer of the Faculty of Letters, Universitas Indonesia, Depok, Indonesia.
Lecturer of the Faculty of Letters, Universitas Bung Hatta, Padang, Indonesia and the Faculty of Letters, Universitas Andalas, Padang, Indonesia.
||Syair Lampung Karam: Sebuah dokumen pribumi tentang dahsyatnya letusan Krakatau 1883. Padang: Komunitas Penggiat Sastra Padang, 2010.|
||Syair Sunur: teks dan konteks ‘otobiografi’ seorang ulama Minangkabau abad ke-19. Padang: Yayasan Dokumentasi dan Informasi Kebudayaan Minangkabau & Citra Budaya Indonesia, 2004.|
||Naskah tradisi Basimalin: pengantar teks dan transliterasi. Jakarta: Program Penggalakan Sumber-sumber Tertulis Nusantara Fakultas Sastra Universitas Indonesia, 1998.|
||Dendang Pauah: cerita orang Lubuk Sikaping. Jakarta: Yayasan Obor Indonesia, 1996 [2st ed.: 1996] [Seri tradisi lisan Nusantara].
||Rebab Pesisir Selatan: cerita Zamzami dan Marlaini. Jakarta: Yayasan Obor Indonesia, 1993 [Seri tradisi lisan Nusantara].|
Semester 1 (September - December 2018)
- Indonesian 1
- Indonesian 2
- Modern media in South and Southeast Asia
Den Haag campus:
- Indonesian 2 (Upper-) Intermediate
- Meja Indonesia (every Friday during the college period, starting on 13:00 pm, in the coffee room of Matthias de Vrieshof 4, 2311 BZ Leiden).
Join Facebook group Meja Indonesia: https://www.facebook.com/groups/848716898570583/.
Semester 2 (February - June 2019)
- Indonesian 2
- Indonesian 4
- Literatures of South and Southeast Asia
- Thesis & Methods classes (MA Asian Studies)
Den Haag campus:
- Indonesian 1 Beginners
- Indonesian 3 (Upper-) Intermediate
- Meja Indonesia (in the coffee room of Matthias de Vrieshof 4, 2311 BZ Leiden; schedule will be determined later). Join Facebook group Meja Indonesia: https://www.facebook.com/groups/848716898570583/.
- Shafa ‘Atussara Silahudin, Malay Singing in Pahang Riverine Villages: Identity and Practice, degree expected in 2018 (together with B. Arps)
- Sudarmoko, Literary Infrastructure in West Sumatra, degree expected in 2018 (together with B. Arps).
Reviewer for international journal Studia Islamika (http://journal.uinjkt.ac.id/index.php/studia-islamika/index).
Reviewer for international online journal Sage Open (https://journals.sagepub.com/home/sgo)
Reviewer for international journal Narrative Culture (https://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/narrative/)