Welcome to the Centre of South East Asian Studies
South East Asian Studies is one of the five main regional postgraduate programmes in the School. The Centre exists to stimulate a lively research culture concerned with South East Asian issues. Its seminars and programme of events promote interdisciplinary study, research and discussion, and disseminate a wider awareness of the region.
Forthcoming Inaugural Lecture
- 06 May Performance as Site of Memory: Performing Art History in Vietnam and Singapore
- 10 May Living in a Time of Deception
- 16 May The Traffic in Hierarchy: Precedence and Power in Burmese Social Life
The SAAAP Academic Support Fund
The Academic Support Fund is used to fund academic resources, conferences, symposia, and other activities in Southeast Asia and the UK which further the aims of the Southeast Asian Art Academic Programme (SAAAP) at SOAS.
The Academic Support Fund is Open to all SOAS staff and research students. Applications to the fund will be assessed on an individual basis and approved by the SAAAP Project Board.
For more information about the application process please contact Simone Green.
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Rule of Law in Thailand
The project aims to:
- enhance SOAS knowledge and capacity in the study and research of East and Southeast Asian Laws with a focus on Thai Law;
- engage and network with scholars, students, professionals and other stakeholders outside of SOAS who share interests on Thailand; and
- engage the general public to understand and debate the role and existence of ‘rule of law’ in society.
Indonesia and the Malay World
An international scholarly journal which focuses its study of the region on languages, literatures, art, archaeology, history, geography, religions, anthropology and the performing arts. It is published three times a year, in March, July, and November.
Southeast Asia Research
Publishes original research on all aspects of South East Asia within the disciplines of archaeology, art history, economics, geography, history, language and literature, law, music, political science, social anthropology and religious studies.
SOAS invites applications to the 2016 Alphawood Scholarships
The Southeast Asian Art Academic Programme is a transformational programme that aims to further the understanding and preservation of Buddhist and Hindu art and architecture in Southeast Asia. The Programme will support up to 80 scholarships over the next five years, fund three new fully endowed academic posts at SOAS and establish conferences, symposia and master-classes in London and Southeast Asia. It will strengthen SOAS’ research expertise and existing institutional links to create a vibrant network linking the art, archaeology and heritage organisations in the Southeast Asian region.