August 10th 2015 Nijmegen Small Talk.

Firstly, the establishment of Institute for Javanese diaspora studies based in Indonesia was initiated by small talk between Fuji Riang Prastowo and Agit Primaswara in Nijmegen, situated Kronenburgerpark. Starting from the small talk, both of them were encouraged traveling around the Netherlands to explore Javanese diaspora communities. Historically, prior to this small talk, Fuji Riang Prastowo had met with some Javanese diaspora people namely Jakiem Asmowidjojo and Kaboel Karso in February respectively.


August 15th 2015


Meeting with Javanese Diaspora Communities

in the Netherlands

After attending the commemoration of 125th years of Javanese migration to Suriname held by Javanese diaspora communities in Den Haag, Fuji Riang Prastowo and Agit Primaswara mingled with more Javanese descendants including some public figures to discuss prospective collaboration that can be conducted in the future, such as meeting with Hariette Mingoen in Zoetermeer, Kaboel Karso in Lelystad, Hardjo Prayitno in Den Haag and Nurman Pasaribu in Den Bosch. All of them supported Fuji Riang Prastowo and Agit Primaswara as the next generation of Javanese to prepare seriously the institution which focuses on Javanese diaspora studies.


March 26th  2016


Initiating a working committee along with Ngumpulke Balung Pisah community in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

In March 2016, after Fuji Riang Prastowo holding a master degree from the Netherlands, he led the team consisting of young people : Awe Tsamma, Bewanti Dahani S, and Latifa Dinnar to join the working committee initiated by Ngumpulke Balung Pisah community in the princely palace of Wironegaran. This meeting was fully facilitated by Yogyakarta Sultanate under supervision of HRH Prince (KPH) Wironegoro.


June 29th 2016 The Concord of Rondjeng East Sultanate Fort

Starting from a small talk to more serious discussion resulted a discourse naming the institution in favor of the initiation of the community. There were two shortlisted names can be used to our community which focuses on Javanese diaspora studies: Nalacandya and Golong Gilig. As two culturalist figures actively preserving Javanese culture, Pak Sigit and Pak Heru offered to select the name Golong Gilig in terms of having local wisdom in which it was a value delivered by the founding fathers of Yogyakarta Sultanate to embrace “gotong royong or solidarity” among Javanese people. It made this day can be declared as the birthday of Golong Gilig.


July 1st 2016



Agreement with Cultural Board of Special Province of Yogyakarta Government.

To support and execute the idea of disseminating Javanese diaspora studies, we, including Fuji Riang Prastowo, Agit Primaswara, Awe Tsamma, Lathifa Dinnar, and Ferdie Arifin as a new member a philologist, deliberately met with Culturar Board of Special Province of Yogyakarta Government of which authority in budgeting on cultural purpose. Through this meeting, the institution had been positively supported by both governmental organization and royal sultanate.

On 11 November 2016, 

Two researchers of Golong Gilig, Fuji Riang Prastowo and Ferdi Arifin participated the Quinquennial Symposium of Javanese Language Conference VI in Yogyakarta held by Cultural Board of Yogyakarta by delivering an article titled The Existence of Javanese Language as a Ritual Lingua Franca among Javanese diasporic Society in the Netherlands

April 21st 2017 The First Event Being Held : Public Lecture of Javanese Suriname in Universitas Gadjah Mada

In association with the Cultural Anthropology Department board, Fuji Riang Prastowo as the head of the team designed the public lecture in Universitas Gadjah Mada. This public lecture was historically recorded as the first lecturing event delivered by Suriname-Javanese using Javanese Ngoko language during the event.

May 1st 2017 The First Project of Publishing Books

on Javanese Diaspora

As the proposed budgeting of publishing three books entitled Babad Jawa ing Paran, Wong Jowo ing Landa, and Javanese Arts Literature had been approved by the Cultural Board of Yogyakarta Government through the Javanese Language preservation article, so this institution hired more people to support the project including shortlist names : Masdar Farid and Laga Adhi whose a dozen of member in favor of finishing these academic projects