International Webinar: Vibration of Majapahit

Following up on the collaboration between Udayana University and the ARSARI Djojohadikusumo Foundation, the Archeology Study Program, the Faculty of Cultural Sciences, Udayana University, and PATI (Indonesian Integrated Archaeological Research) held an International Webinar: Vibration of Majapahit which took place online through the Zoom Meeting Application, Wednesday (11/11 / 2020).

The webinar was guided by Moderators namely Catrini Pratihari Kubontubuh and M. Hasbiansyah Zulfahri. Participants can take part in the Webinar in two language choices, namely Indonesian and English, and the number of participants who have registered is around 700 people, who come from various regions and countries. This shows that many still care about Majapahit.

The organizing committee Rochtri Agung Bawono in his report said that this was the fourth PATI activity aimed at disseminating the results of PATI activities, sharing information related to research results and spreading Majapahit vibrations in the frame of unity and diversity. This webinar is divided into three sessions featuring 17 speakers and 4 responders. The Chairman of the Committee also gave his appreciation to the Rector of Udayana University and the ARSARI Djojohadikusumo Foundation for providing support in the implementation of this activity.

Chairman of the ARSARI Djojohadikusumo Foundation, Hashim Djojohadikusumo, in his remarks expressed his support for research research activities on Majapahit, especially in the Trowulan area. Since 2008 the Foundation has supported and sponsored PATI related to archeological activities. Hashim hopes that in the future the government can provide full support for this research and excavation. So far, the Foundation has also supported the establishment of the Majapahit Mandala, which is an exhibition place for the existence and heritage of Majapahit.

While the Vice Rector for Planning, Cooperation and Information Prof. IB Wyasa Putra representing the Rector of Udayana University said that every participant who attended had the same concern for the existence of Majapahit as a great kingdom in its time. Even though it is located in the south Pacific region, the Majapahit Kingdom is actually a legacy for the world community. Among others, such as the social system, political and trade systems of a country, and many others related to relations between countries, diplomacy and cooperation between countries. These values ​​can be traced in the constitutional system and social system of society in Indonesia. Values ​​and culture are unlimited values, the greater the effort to explore, the richer the values ​​found, the more discussing the value the greater the vibration that is felt. The Vice Rector hopes that this webinar can explore and present a picture of Majapahit's glory and produce useful things for life together.

The webinar was opened by the Director General of Culture Hilmar Farid, Ph.D, who hopes that the attendance of the participants will add and deepen knowledge not only of Majapahit but in terms of archeology and cultural heritage. Besides, it is hoped that there will be a lot of progress from the findings and bringing new conclusions from our past.

In this webinar, there was also the launch of the book Bunga Rampai PATI 4: Majapahit in Today's Talk & Majapahit Inspiration: Management of Majapahit's Heritage from an Environmental Perspective.