About ASPENSI

“Allow me to give short information about the ASPENSI. This autonomous and professional organization was firstly established on May 20, 2006. The main objective of ASPENSI is to develop history and historical education to the proper role and position along with the advance of scientific discipline, technology and art in one side; and in the other side with the community’s need of those nations in local, national, regional and international contexts.” (From Andi Suwirta’s Speech as Chairperson of ASPENSI in an International Seminar on Lifelong Education at UPI Bandung, on August 24, 2008).


Declaration of the Founding of ASPENSI (Association of Indonesian Scholars of History Education)

That history and historical education are a crucial means in the construction of a nation’s character and identity. Without appropriate and professional historical education, those nations not only lose their character and identity but also they will fall into the feeling of indignity, because there is no moral lesson and meaningful experience in their life history.

That history and historical education are disciplines and professions which will be advanced continually and develop along with the challenge of age. The construction of historical discipline and historical education – and the profession within – must be done fully and systematically to uphold academic authority and professional authority well and truly.

That history and historical education in Indonesia are media that can generate awareness and national pride. Therefore, it is needed to establish professional organization that can develop history and historical education to the proper role and position along with the advance of scientific discipline, technology and art in one side; and in the other side with the community’s need of those nations in local, national, regional and international contexts.

That for awareness and glorious aspiration, then it is necessities to declare the establishment of professional organization, ASPENSI (Association of Indonesian Scholars of History Education, or Asosiasi Sarjana Pendidikan Sejarah Indonesia).

May Allah SWT bless His servants who love science, truth and justice.

Bandung, May 20, 2006.

The Declaration Initiators:
1. Andi Suwirta, M.Hum.
2. Didin Saripudin, M.Si.
3. Farida Sarimaya, M.Si.
4. Moch. Eryk Kamsori, S.Pd.
5. Encep Supriatna, M.Pd.