Field Research Team

Anthropologists work by writing ethnography, in which ethnography results from collecting empirical and factual data in the field. The factual data was obtained by conducting a parsitipative observative study. Thus, anthropology students urgently need opportunities and facilities that encourage them to practice conducting field research by jumping directly into the community.Students will learn to apply and reflect on the material that has been obtained in the classroom in the field of research. Students are expected to be able to analyze problems and social dinaika critically. In this regard, students are required to be able to recognize the symptoms of social change and apply theories from the point of view of Anthropology that have been studied in the classroom.

The Anthropology Field Research Team or TPL Anthropology is one of the agendas that are often carried out by students of Cultural Anthropology, Universitas Gadjah Mada. This research consists of a research team of UGM Cultural Anthropology students to conduct joint research. In carrying out research, researchers usually come and blend in with the community studied through several approaches taken to get information about all people’s lives and cultures. Understanding and applying research theories and techniques has a very important meaning when carrying out this data collection activity in order to produce good ethnographic work.

TPL Anthropology UGM activities, apparently have been routinely carried out since 1983 until now. Petungkriyono area in Pekalongan is the location of the first TPL and has been a routine location of research until 2009, then after that began to visit other areas around the northern highlands of Java Island. For TPL activities this is usually done twice in the period of one year in the academic calendar. The time usually chosen to run this TPL is during odd semester holidays and even semesters. TPL during odd semester holidays is usually held in January for two weeks. Places that are commonly used as research locations are highland areas on the island of Java. Places that have become research sites, such as Petungkriyono, Lebakbarang, Paninggaran and in January 2012, the research site was centered in watukumpul area, Pemalang, Central Java.

For TPL which is carried out during the even semester holiday usually falls in July. This July TPL is a routine agenda of each force (TPL force) carried out for one month. Some areas in Indonesia have become research sites for TPL this July, such as Bali and West Kalimantan, while for July 2012 yesterday in the Dieng area.

TPL Anthropology activities are something that is important for an anthropologist. This activity can be said as an application exercise on theories and research methods that have been taught in the field. “TPL is very important because as an application exercise of the theories and methods that we have been studying,” said Asri Ayu Nur Chasanah (Student of Cultural Anthropology UGM 2011).

In addition, as an anthropologist will always be in touch with research. This research must be carried out to obtain data based on his observations about humans and cultures in a particular ethnic tribe. “Because in the future our work as anthropologists is in line with the science we learn regarding research as well,” he added.

Research Location

  • Petungkriyono (Pekalongan, Central Java) January 2007
  • Pegayaman (Buleleng, Bali) July 2007
  • Petungkriyono (Pekalongan, Central Java) January 2008
  • Tawangmangu (Tawangmangu, Central Java) July 2008
  • Petungkriyono (Pekalongan, Central Java) January 2009
  • West Java July 2009
  • Lebakbarang (Pekalongan, Central Java) January 2010
  • Meliau (Sanggau, West Kalimantan) July 2010
  • Paninggaran (Pekalongan, Central Java) January 2011
  • Meliau (Sanggau, West Kalimantan) July 2011
  • Watukumpul (Pemalang, Central Java) January 2012
  • Dieng (Wonosobo and Banjarnegara, Central Java) July 2012
  • Belik (Pemalang, Central Java) January 2013
  • Meliau (Sanggau, West Kalimantan) July 2013
  • Pulosari (Pemalang, Central Java) January 2014
  • Saptosari (Gunung Kidul, Yogyakarta Special Region) January 2015
  • Petungkriyono (Pekalongan, Central Java) January 2016
  • Paninggaran (Pekalongan, Central Java) January 2017
  • Lebakbarang (Pekalongan, Central Java) January 2018