Having Prof Dr Haji Ismaun passed away on August 20th, 2012 – he was as Head of ASPENSI’s Expert Board for the period of 2008 to 2013 – then the Central Committee of ASPENSI (Association of Indonesian Scholars of History Education) in Bandung held the special meeting to discuss as well as to recommend who will properly substitute the late of Prof Ismaun.
Tri Wahyuning Irsyam, M.Hum., Vice Head of ASPENSI for Organizational Affairs, said yesterday (September 29, 2012). According to Tri Wahyuning, who is well-known as “Mbak Titik”, in the meeting, Central Committee (CC) has identified the ASPENSI members who have had the title of Professor and Doctor to be candidate for Head of Expert Board. Based on some candidates’ names, the CC held discussion to reach an agreement and finally considered to appoint Assoc Prof Dr Ismail Ali – a Lecturer of History from UMS (Malaysia University of Sabah) at Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia – as New Head of Expert Board; and Prof Dr A Rasyid Asba – a Lecturer of History from UNHAS (Hasanuddin University) at Kota Makassar, Indonesia – as Secretary.
Still according to “Mbak Titik”, who also as Senior Lecturer at the Department of History from UI (University of Indonesia) at Kota Depok, West Java, Indonesia, that this appointment is provisionally due to the period of CC ASPENSI will be finished in 2013. After the ASPENSI Congress that will be held in Makassar, South Sulawesi, on July 2013, according “Mbak Titik”, so all CC will be replaced by New CC ASPENSI for the period of 2013 to 2018.
“Hence, allow me to appeal for all ASPENSI members to participate and make the congress successful in Makassar”, Mbak Titik said.
Following is the short CV (Curriculum Vitae) of New Head and Secretary of ASPENSI’s Expert Board:
Assoc Prof Dr Ismail Ali. He is currently as a Senior Lecturer at the History Program, School of Social Sciences UMS (Malaysia University of Sabah), Jalan Beg Berkunci, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. He is expert in History of Maritime and Archipelago, History of Modern Malaysia and Southeast Asia, and History of Economic and Social Changes in Malaysia. He was born in Keningau, Sabah, Malaysia, on March 4, 1969. His NIA (Nomor Induk Anggota or Member Card Number) is 2052009 / ASPENSI / 0012. He was also as former Secretary of Advisory/Expert Board of ASPENSI. The time of subscription for TAWARIKH: International Journal for Historical Studies is October 2009 and April 2010 editions. For academic purposes, he can be contacted via his full house address at: Lot 46, Lorong Ujana King Fisher, Likas, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. E-mail: email@example.com
Prof Dr A Rasyid Asba. He is currently as a Senior Lecturer and Head of History Department, Faculty of Cultural Studies UNHAS (University of Hasanuddin) in Makassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia. He is expert in History of Economic Development in South Sulawesi, Oral History, and History of Modern Indonesia. He was born in Sinjai, South Sulawesi, Indonesia, on December 31, 1966. His NIA (Nomor Induk Anggota or Member Card Number) in ASPENSI is 2052010 / ASPENSI / 0045. His position in ASPENSI is Member of Advisory/Expert Board. The scientific journal that be subscripted is TAWARIKH: International Journal for Historical Studies for issue of October 2009 edition to April 2015 edition. For academic purposes, he can be contacted via his full house address at: Jalan Ekonomi II Blok C No.13, Perumahan Dosen UNHAS, Antang, Makassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations and success always to all ASPENSI members not only in Indonesia but also in Southeast Asian countries. [MAS]