Centre of South East Asian Studies Events
The events draw a varied audience with an interest in the region.
All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise stated. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis.
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Please note that every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained on the website is as accurate as possible. We cannot guarantee, however, that subsequent changes have not been made. Please be advised to check information relating to scheduled events by using the contact information provided.
- Thai film Paradoxocracy
Rachel Harrison (SOAS, University of London)
- The Current Political Situation in Thailand
Kasit Phirom (Former Thai Minister of Foreign Affairs 2008-11)
- Entrepreneurs of Religion & Religious Entrepreneurs: The Emergence of an Islamic Moral Economy in Indonesia
Gwenaël Njoto-Feillard (Current SOAS Centenary Visiting Fellow, CSEAS)
- Moving in the cracks: motorcycle taxi drivers, street protest, and the fragility of power in the Thai capital
Claudio Sopranzetti (Oxford University)
- Bloodshot: the dreams and nightmare of East Timor
Peter A Gordon
- Vietnam in the Global Economy: Dynamics of Integration, Decentralization and Contested Politics
Dr Thomas Jandl (Scholar in Residence, School of International Service, American University, Washington, D.C.)
- The Democratic Crisis in Thailand
Mr. Robert Amsterdam (founder and principal of Amsterdam & Partners LLP)
- The River's Song
Suchen Christine Lim (Writer)
This event has been cancelled.
- The Plain of Jars of Laos - Site Clusters and Jar Distribution
Lia Genovese (CSEAS Small Grant recipient 2012)
- 24th Meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (SEALS24)
This meeting provides a forum to share both research findings and ideas on the languages and linguistics of Southeast Asia, including the Austroasiatic, Austronesian, Hmong-Mien, Tibeto-Burman and Tai-Kadai language families.
- The Arts of Southeast Asia from the SOAS Collections
The new exciting display in the Foyle Special Collections Gallery of the Brunei Gallery The Arts of Southeast Asia highlights the breadth of the region’s cultures as represented in the SOAS collections.
- A journey to the Buddhist and Hindu sites of southern Sumatra
- The Coup and After: Thailand's Political Crisis
Mr. Verapat Pariyawong / Dr. Lee Jones / Dr. Carlo Bonura
- “Good Coup” Gone Bad: The 2014 Putsch and the Future of Thai Democracy
- The Current Changing Political Situation in Shan State
Mr Khuensai Jaiyen, Editor-in-Chief, Shan Herald Agency for News and Managing Director of the Pyidaungsu Institute for Peace and Dialogue
- Mate Selection among the Malays in the early 20th Century
Dr Zanariah Noor, Post Doctoral Researcher (Department of Languages & Cultures Of South East Asia) / Senior Lecturer (Sultan Idris Education University, Malaysia)
- Perceptions of the Religious Other in Southeast Asia: the baggage of history
Prof Peter G Riddell (Melbourne School of Theology//History, SOAS)
- Making Sense Out of Genocide
Youk Chhang (Executive Director of the Documentation Center of Cambodia and founder of the Sleuk Rith Institute)
Youk Chhang's mission is to help Cambodians deal with the trauma of the genocide by the Khmers Rouges. His organisation is amassing documentation on the 1974-9 years and he has played a key role in supporting and distributing information on the prosecution of the leaders of Democratic Kampuchea.
- Who owns the South China Sea
- Indonesia Kontemporer 2014
See how the world is inspired by the Indonesian art and culture: a full day from 10am celebrating contemporary arts in the UK.
- Art and artefact: the Southeast Asian collections of the Horniman Museum
Fiona Kerlogue (Horniman Museum)
- Can corruption reduce conflict? Lessons from Indonesia
Dr Elizabeth Pisani
- The Pleasures and Perils of Curating with Dr Pratapaditya Pal
Dr Pratapaditya Pal
An intimate seminar with Dr Pratapaditya Pal entitled The Pleasures and Perils of Curating.
- From Benares to Boston: Ananda Coomaraswamy as Collector and Curator
Dr Pratapaditya Pal
Please note that due to high demand the venue for this lecture has now changed to the Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre.
For several decades the world’s foremost specialist of Indian, the Himalayas and South East Asian Art, Dr Pratapaditya Pal, will be speaking at SOAS on the pioneering collector and curator Ananda Coomaraswamy.
- UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Southeast Asia: Issues, Problems and Prospects
Emeritus Prof Victor King (University of Leeds)
- A borderless village: binding/bounding spiritual ties among Plong migrants in Greater Bangkok
Indrė Balčaitė (CSEAS Small Grant recipient 2012)
- The Land of Smiles Under Martial Law: Thailand Six Months On
Dr. Michael Buehler (SOAS, University of London), Dr Enze Han (SOAS, University of London) and Mr Verapat Pariyawong
Hosted by SOAS CSEAS and SOAS Thai Society. Join us for a panel discussion on the situation in Thailand since the establishment of military government on 22 May 2014.
- Tai/Shan New Year: Academic and Cultural Presentations
Pi Mai or Shan New Year celebrations has been held as annual cultural event in UK since 2005 and six of them have taken place at SOAS, University of London.
- The Southeast Asian collections at the V&A
Dr John Clarke (Curator of the Himalayan and Southeast Asian Collections at the V&A Museum)
- SAAAP Symposium on Banteay Chhmar
The first sponsored by the SOAS Southeast Asian Art Academic Programme (SAAAP), this symposium on Banteay Chhmar brings together scholars from Asia, the US and Europe as well as representatives of the Global Heritage Fund UK heritage conservation organisation.
- A watchful eye: Surveillance and the sculpting of sexuality in Indonesia
Sharyn Graham Davies (University of Cambridge)