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CSEAS Seminar Programme

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“Good Coup” Gone Bad: The 2014 Putsch and the Future of Thai Democracy

Pavin Chachavalpongpun

18 June 2014, Brunei Gallery, B111, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Coup and After: Thailand's Political Crisis

Mr. Verapat Pariyawong / Dr. Lee Jones / Dr. Carlo Bonura

3 June 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, Kamran DJAM Lecture Theatre (Formerly G2), 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

A journey to the Buddhist and Hindu sites of southern Sumatra​

David ​Snellgrove

28 May 2014, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

The Plain of Jars of Laos - Site Clusters and Jar Distribution

Lia Genovese (CSEAS Small Grant recipient 2012)

29 April 2014, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

The River's Song

Suchen Christine Lim (Writer)

This event has been cancelled.

22 April 2014, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

The Democratic Crisis in Thailand

Mr. Robert Amsterdam (founder and principal of Amsterdam & Partners LLP)

27 March 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, Kamran DJAM Lecture Theatre (Formerly G2), 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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.)

18 March 2014, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Song for an Approaching Storm: Cambodia as a Projection Surface For Suggestive Stories

Peter Idling

13 March 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Bloodshot: the dreams and nightmare of East Timor

Peter A Gordon

11 March 2014, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:15 PM - 8:00 PM

Moving in the cracks: motorcycle taxi drivers, street protest, and the fragility of power in the Thai capital

Claudio Sopranzetti (Oxford University)

25 February 2014, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Entrepreneurs of Religion & Religious Entrepreneurs: The Emergence of an Islamic Moral Economy in Indonesia

Gwenaël Njoto-Feillard (Current SOAS Centenary Visiting Fellow, CSEAS)

18 February 2014, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

The Current Political Situation in Thailand

Kasit Phirom (Former Thai Minister of Foreign Affairs 2008-11)

15 February 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Book Launch for Sue Guiney's Out of the Ruins: A Novel of Cambodia

Sue Guiney

31 January 2014, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Suite, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Thai film Paradoxocracy

Rachel Harrison (SOAS, University of London)

22 January 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Islam and Democracy in Indonesia

Professor Greg Barton (Monash)

12 December 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

How did Malaysia's one-party state survive? What we can learn from Malaysia's 13th general election.

Liew Chin Tong (Member of Parliament, Democratic Action Party)

10 December 2013, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

The Everyday Political Economy of Islamic Finance in Malaysia: Global Ambitions, Local Realities

Lena Rethel (University of Warwick)

3 December 2013, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Ambiguating development: religiosity and resettlement in Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo

Dr Liana Chua (Brunel University)

26 November 2013, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Shan Studies and Recent Changes in Shan State

24 November 2013, Brunei Gallery, B102, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Romanization, Nationalization, Secularization: The Religious Perils of Indonesian Language Reform

Kevin W. Fogg (Al-Bukhari Fellow in the History of Islam in Southeast Asia, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Islamic Centre Lecturer, Faculty of History, University of Oxford)

19 November 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, B102, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Thailand in the Sino-American Rivalry

Pavin Chachavalpongpun (Kyoto University)

15 November 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Everyday Objects: making a Filipino global through plastik

Deirdre McKay

12 November 2013, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Philosophy of Mathematics and 17th century Malay Thought

Latif Samian (The National University of Malaysia (UKM)

30 October 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Transnational Retail In South-east Asia: Transformation And Regulation In The Retail Markets of Thailand And Malaysia

Mrs. Alexandra Dales (Department of Geography, School of Environment & Development University of Manchester)

22 October 2013, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

CEASEFIRE: Reflections on community, politics and social change in the Kachin region of Burma (Myanmar), 1994 to the present

The purpose of this seminar is to bring together a wide range of people with experience of working in this region over an extended period to reflect on how the previous experience of ceasefire from 1994-2011 has resulted in social, political and economic change within Kachin society.

12 October 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 9:30 AM - 8:00 PM

Reflecting on homonormativity in post-98 Indonesian Cinema

Ben Murtagh (SOAS, University of London)

8 October 2013, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

The powers of ritual: history and the imperial cult in contemporary Việt Nam

Marina Marouda

12 March 2013, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Temple of Doom: Thai-Cambodain Conflicts and the Role of ASEAN

Pavin Chachavalpongpun

7 March 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

US Imperialism and the Culture of Integration in Cold War Thailand

Dr Matthew Phillips

5 March 2013, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

The Politics and Economics of Britain's Foreign Aid: The Pergau Dam Affair (Routledge)

Sir Tim Lankester

26 February 2013, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Dakwah at the cinema: Identifying Indonesia's 'Islamic' Film as a genre

Alicia Izharuddin (Centre for Gender Studies, SOAS)

19 February 2013, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Immigration and trade: is there a link? Evidence from Australia

Abu Siddique (University of Western Australia)

5 February 2013, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Shared Values of Singapore: Sexual Minority Rights as Singaporean Value

Phil W. Chan

We regret to inform you that this event has been cancelled.

22 January 2013, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Re-conceptualising zakat in Indonesia: worship, philantropy, and property rights

Kostas Retsikas (SOAS, Univeristy of London)

15 January 2013, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Killing in the Name of the King: Thailand’s Political Developments Since the 2006 Coup

Pavin Chachavalpongpun (Kyoto University)

14 January 2013, Faber Building, FG01, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Life in Burma and Life as a Refugee

Mr Ian Werrett (Formerly of the Chow Kit Foundation (Assistant Centre Manager / Outreach Worker) and UNICEF (Researcher). Currently writing for ‘LLB Online’ and ‘Interact UK’)

21 November 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, 403, 3:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Minggu Pagi Di Victoria Park [Sunday Morning in Victoria Park]

Ben Murtagh, Parvathi Raman, Carol Tan (SOAS, Univeristy of London)

20 November 2012, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

From Usaha to Pasrah - Indigenous concepts of Indonesian entrepreneurship

Edward Buckingham (SOAS)

13 November 2012, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

The Demographic Implications Of The New Immigration Model Applied To East And Southeast Asia

Tony Fielding (Research Professor, School Of Global Studies, University Of Sussex)

30 October 2012, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Technologies of Unfree Labour: Governmentality and Malaysian Immigration Detention Centres

Dr Eva-Lotta Hedman (Research Fellow, Asia Research Centre, London School of Economics)

23 October 2012, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Political diffusion through labour migration? A case study of Philippine and Indonesian migrant domestic workers in Hong Kong

Stefan Rother (Arnold-Bergstraesser-Institute for socio-cultural research, Freiburg, Germany)

16 October 2012, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

The Economics of World War II in Southeast Asia

Gregg Huff (Pembroke College, Oxford)

9 October 2012, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Singapore's Greatest Generation: The Chinese-speaking and the making of a nation-state

PJ Thum

13 March 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, B102, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

'Developmentalist Islam' to 'Islam Hadari' to 'Moderate Islam': Malaysia's Balancing between Islam and Geopolitical Realities from the 1980s to the present.

Dr Farish Ahmad-Noor (Nanyang Technological University)

7 March 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, L67, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Literature for Social Change: A Novel Use for a Cambodian Novel

Sue Guiney (Writer in Residence, SOAS)

6 March 2012, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Human Heroes, Power and the Cosmos in Borneo

Monica Janowski (SOAS)

28 February 2012, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Nguyên Manh Hà and Pham Ngoc Thuân : Cross portraits of two Catholic personalities of the 20th century

Trân Thi-Liên Claire (Sociétés en Développement, Etudes Transdisciplinaires)

31 January 2012, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Life as the River Flows – Women in the Malayan Anti-Colonial Struggle

Anges Khoo (University of Leeds)

24 January 2012, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Malaysian Politics and Media after the 2008 General Election

Tsukasa Iga

17 January 2012, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Man and Land: the fate of customary land laws during the Light administration in Penang

Nik Haslinda Nik Hussain (School of Humanities, Universiti Sains Malaysia and CSEAS Visiting Scholar)

6 December 2011, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Recent Developments in the law of Islamic Inheritance in Malaysia

Jasni bin Sulong (Senior Lecturer, Universiti Sains Malaysia and CSEAS Visiting Scholar)

29 November 2011, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

An illustrated Malay manuscript on magic and divination in the SOAS collection

Farouk Yahya

15 November 2011, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Less visible than it appears: dance as resistance in the eye of the state

Felicia Hughes-Freeland (Author)

1 November 2011, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:15 PM - 6:45 PM

Is there an in-between? 'city-nation' imagining rule, lines and protests from the periphery in Thailand

James Taylor

25 October 2011, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Indonesia and the 1965 tragedy Plantungan: A film of women’s suffering and resilience

Carmel Budiardjo

11 October 2011, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Reading of Coal Island

Shivani Sivagurunathan (Author)

4 October 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, B102, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Understanding the Middle-Income Trap in Malaysia

Professor Wing Thye Woo (University of California at Davis)

11 May 2011, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

The Role role of the US in Thai Politics during the Cold War

Kullada Kesboonchoo Mead

This event has been postponed.  A seminar by Professor Andrew Harding replaces this talk.  

3 May 2011, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The Malaysian Development State: Law, Political Economy and the Social Contract?

Professor Andrew Harding (University of Victoria)

3 May 2011, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Negotiating Authenticities: Indonesian International Productions and their Audiences

Sarah Weiss

22 March 2011, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Gorky, hollywood, yogyakarta: inventing indonesian “men” and “women” in the 1950s

Tony Day

15 March 2011, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Reading the lontars: endangered literary practices of the Sasak, eastern Indonesia

Professor Peter K. Austin (Endangered Languages Academic Programme, Department of Linguistics, SOAS)

8 March 2011, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Shan Mystical Formulae: Dealing with Risk and Uncertainty

Dr Susan Conway (SOAS Research Associate)

1 March 2011, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Sexual slander and the post october 1965 genocide in Indonesia; a blank space in social science research

Professor Saskia Wieringa (University of Amsterdam)

22 February 2011, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Tradition in Modernity: Performing Arts of Indonesia

Dr Matthew Isaac Cohen (Department of Drama and Theatre, Royal Holloway, University of London)

1 February 2011, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Middle Easterners in Philippine history: Islamic, Christian and Jewish

Professor William G. Clarence-Smith (SOAS)

25 January 2011, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Flying Money: Legal Pluralism, Comparisons of Cash Waqf, Hawala and the Chinese Tong in South East Asia

Raj Brown (Royal Holloway, University of London)

18 January 2011, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Hippies, Intrepids or Travellers? Backpacker Tourism and Economic Development in South-East Asia

Dr Mark Hampton (University of Kent)

14 December 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, B102, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

A forgotten genocide: sexual politics and the creeping coup of General Suharto in Indonesia

Professor Saskia Wieringa (University of Amsterdam)

30 November 2010, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Assessing the impact of Turkey’s Kemalism on the Indonesian nationalist movement

Dr Chiara Formichi (Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore)

16 November 2010, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Staging Sihanouk

Ashley Thompson (University of Leeds / Collège international de philosophie, Paris)

2 November 2010, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

'Who owns Cambodia's peace-building process? Foreign Donors and the Khmer Rouge Tribunal.

Professor Joern Dosch (University of Leeds)

19 October 2010, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Prostitution in Burma, 1942-1962: State's Jewel or Threat to Morality?

Dr Tharaphi Than (SOAS)

12 October 2010, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The Road to Bali: Walter Spies and the Poetic Imagination

Nigel Barley

5 October 2010, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Engaging Asia: Obama's Choices, Asean's Concerns

Don Emmerson

20 May 2010, Faber Building, FG08, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Force of law: security, sovereign practices and bodies politic in Indonesia

Dr Lee Wilson (Cambridge)

11 May 2010, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Seminar: Reporting Vietnam: journalism in a one party state

Bill Hayton (BBC)

4 May 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: The unending death of an immortal: the state commemoration of Hồ Chi Mình in late socialist Viet Nam.

Dr Marina Marouda

23 February 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Emblems of Empire in the East: British Nursing in Malaya and Singapore, 1896-1966

Dr Rosemary Wall and Professor Anne Marie Rafferty (Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King's College London)

9 February 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Burma: A Strategy for Change: Implementing the Responsibility to Protect

Dr Guy Horton (SOAS)

2 February 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Keeping the Trains Running: Burma's and Siam's Railways Before and During the Japanese Occupation, 1942-1945

Dr Mike Charney (SOAS)

26 January 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Movement Without Time: Everyday Planning in Urban Kuala Lumpur

Dr Richard Baxstrom (Edinburgh)

19 January 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: An Introduction to the Music of the Balinese Shadow Play

Dr Nick Gray (SOAS)

15 December 2009, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Disabled Women of Vietnam

Lawrence Shapiro

9 December 2009, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4421, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Seminar: Melodrama, Modernity and Vietnamese National Identity in the Films of Viet Linh

Carrie Tarr (Professor of Film, Kingston University)

8 December 2009, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: How it Started: Conversations on the Founding of the Kachin Independence Army and the Origins of Armed Conflict in Burma

Dr Mandy Sadan (SOAS)

1 December 2009, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Pengajaran Bahasa Malaysia Sebagai Bahasa Asing (BAMBA), Merentas dan Melampaui Mandala Dunia Melayu; Cabaran Ke Arah Kelestarian Bahasa Malaysia, Pengalaman Dari Universiti Sains Malaysia

Mr Mohd Shahrul Imran Lim Abdullah (Universiti Sains Malaysia)

30 November 2009, Russell Square: College Buildings, 445, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Seminar: The Khmer Rouge Tribunal: Fragile Credibility in the Face of Political Interference, Administrative Failure and Corruption

Dr John A. Hall (Associate Professor, Chapman University School of Law, Orange, California)

24 November 2009, Vernon Square, V111, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Preserving The Cultural Heritage Of Javanese Wedding Pranatacara Genre

Dr Sukarno (University of Magelang, Indonesia)

18 November 2009, Brunei Gallery, B102, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Seminar: Excavations and restoration of the last great Khmer temple of Banteay Chmar

Dr Peter Sharrock (SOAS)

17 November 2009, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Farm Risk Reduction Assessment for Nusa Tenggara Islands, Eastern Indonesia

Dr Roger Montgomery (LSE)

3 November 2009, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: The Future of Malaysian Democracy: Racial Politics and the Emergence of a Multiracial Alternative

Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad (Selangor State Assemblyman and Political Secretary to the Chief Minister of Selangor, Malaysia)

2 November 2009, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Seminar: Environmental Politics and Democracy in Thailand

Tim Forsyth (Development Studies Institute, LSE)

27 October 2009, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: The IKABEMA Family: Organisation, Identity and Conflict among Moluccans in Sydney

Dr Nicola Frost (SOAS)

20 October 2009, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Debating Paternalism: a political reading of domestic arguments in two Singaporean novels

Dr Nicky Garsten (University of Greenwich)

13 October 2009, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: The Struggle for Freedom of Expression in Thailand: Media Moguls, the King, Citizen Rights and the Law

Professor Peter Leyland (London Metropolitan)

6 October 2009, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: The Localization of 'The Malays': comments from a new book

Professor Tony Milner (Australia National University)

11 June 2009, Brunei Gallery, B111, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Film: Cin(T)a

Directed by Sammaria

1 June 2009, Russell Square: College Buildings, KLT, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Seminar: Democracy in Siam/Thailand: From separatism to sectionalism

Dr Thanet Apornsuvan (Thammasat University)

5 May 2009, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: A Deconstruction of Thai Literary Trends: A study of political-oriented poems and songs for the New Politics

Professor Cholthira Satyawadhna (Rangsit University, Thailand)

28 April 2009, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Autonomous histories, indigenous voices; South Sulawesi history between 1200 to 1600 and its oral and written traditions

Dr Steve Druce

21 April 2009, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Tomboys for Yoga: Islam and Moral Policing in Malaysia

Julian Lee (Monash University)

17 March 2009, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Keeping the Trains Running: Burma's Railways and the Japanese Occupation, 1942-1945

Michael W. Charney (SOAS)

10 March 2009, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Caring for Indochinese PÂli Manuscripts

Jacqueline Filliozat (EFEO)

3 March 2009, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: The Establishment and Decline of a Colonial Medical Research Centre: The Meiktila Vaccine Depot (Burma)

Atsuko Naono (SOAS and Warwick)

24 February 2009, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: The lure of the sea in late colonial Vietnam

Erich DeWald (SOAS)

17 February 2009, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Malaysia's transitional moment? Assessing the Pakatan Rakyat challenge to one party hegemony

Jason Abbott (University of Surrey)

27 January 2009, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Dangers of Going it Alone: Social Capital and the Origins of Community Resilience in the Philippines

Greg Bankoff (University of Hull)

13 January 2009, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Peace in Aceh after the Tsunami

Adam Burke (SOAS) and Patrick Barron (World Bank)

6 January 2009, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: The meaning of Islamic school for girls: Silent revolution in Indonesia

Mina Hattori (Nagoya University)

9 December 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Do we need a strategy towards Asia? The case of the EU

Alain Ruche (DG External Relations, European Commission)

2 December 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Apotropaic Rituals in the Shan States: Power, Protection and Good Fortune

Susan Conway (SOAS)

25 November 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: The role of clean technological change and networking in the emergence of small-scale enterprise clusters: an empirical study in the Red River Delta of Northern Vietnam

Dimitrios Konstadakopulos (University of the West of England)

18 November 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Unfinished Nation: Indonesia Before and After Suharto

Max Lane (University of Sydney)

11 November 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Stories from Borders and Stories of Borders

Sriprapha Petcharamesree (Mahidol University, Thailand)

11 November 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Fistful of Colours and Urban Renewal: from Frowsy Woman to Sassy Young Lass

Suchen Christine Lim (author)

28 October 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Following the trail of the fairy-bird. Vietnamese feminism?

Alessandra Chiricosta (University Roma III, Italy)

14 October 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, Room G52, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Thailand's Political Crisis

Danny Richards (The Economist Intelligence Unit)

7 October 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Your opportunity to hear from a prominent Indonesian human rights defender; Suciwati Munir

Suciwati Munir (Indonesian human rights defender)

2 June 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Seminar: ASEAN - A Healthy Community

Dr Surin Pitsuwan (ASEAN Secretary-General - 2008 to 2012)

23 May 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 11:00 AM - 1:00 AM

Seminar: Development Strategies in the ASEAN Transitional Economies: Dilemmas and Options

Dr Abu Siddiqu (The University of Western Australia)

13 May 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, Room 116, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: The rise of Islamic radicalism in Indonesia: roots, expression, responses

Dr Andree Feillard (Centre National de Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris)

1 May 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, 116, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Patronage democracy in provincial Indonesia

Dr Gerry van Klinken (Research fellow, KITLV (Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies)

24 April 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Hindraformasi? The 2008 General Elections in Malaysia and their implications for democratization

Dr Graham K. Brown (Southeast Asia Research Officer, Centre for Research on Inequality, Human Security and Ethnicity, Department of International Development, University of Oxford)

17 April 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Life isn’t always ‘sweet as honey’: the maligned and maltreated madu (co-wife) in traditional Malay syair

Dr Sarah Hicks (SOAS)

13 March 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: ASEAN and its impact on Southeast Asian development

Mr Keng Yong Ong (Ambassador-at-Large in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Singapore, Former Secretary-general ASEAN)

6 March 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Current Independent Thai Documentary Practices: Truthfulness and Controversy

Dr May Adadol Ingawanij (Post-doctoral researcher, Centre for Research and Education in Art and Media, University of Westminster)

28 February 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Wearing Modernity: Lemur Nguyen Cat Tuong, the press, and fashion in Late Colonial Vietnam

Martina Nguyen (PhD candidate Berkeley)

21 February 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Understanding Thailand's Southern Conflict: Militancy and Legitimacy

Prof Duncan McCargo (University of Leeds)

6 February 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, Room 116, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: From the Caucasus to Borneo: Daghestani Qur'an manuscripts in Borneo and the Philippines

Dr Annabel Teh Gallop (British Library)

31 January 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Siamese Vice: The Criminality of Gambling in Thailand

Dr James Warren (Asia House)

24 January 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: The Mongol vulnerability: first defeat in Vietnam

Vu Hong Lien

17 January 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Divergent perspectives on the Cambodian ‘harem’ in the reign of King Norodom (1863-1904)

Dr Trudy Jacobsen (SOAS)

10 January 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Semimar - The Place of Macro and Micro in Vietnamese Studies

Professor Stephen O’Harrow (Professor of Hawaiian and Indo-pacific Languages and Literatures, University of Hawaii)

13 December 2007, Faber Building, FG08, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Lesbians in the metropolis: fatal attraction in two Indonesian movies from the early 1990s

Dr Ben Murtagh (SOAS)

6 December 2007, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Le Hoang’s (fallen) angels: women, gender and power in Bargirls (2003), Street Cinderella (2004) and Thieves of heart (2005)

Dr Tess Do (University of Melbourne)

29 November 2007, Faber Building, FG08, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Pigs and People in the Kelabit Highlands, Sarawak

Dr Monica Janowski (SOAS / University of Greenwich)

22 November 2007, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Re-configuring rural spaces, re-making rural lives: a view from mainland Southeast Asia

Professor Jonathan Rigg (University of Durham)

15 November 2007, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: The Economic Performance of the ASEAN Economies since 1997

Professor Anne Booth (Professor of Economics with reference to Asia, SOAS)

1 November 2007, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: The Uniquiness Of South East Asian Islam:The View On The Awaqf

Dr Raj Brown (Royal Holloway)

25 October 2007, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Women's Literacy in the Malay World

Dr Mulaika Hijjas

18 October 2007, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Sarit and US-led development in Thailand

Dr Kullada Kesboonchoo-Mead

9 October 2007, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Betel-chewing in SE Asia:an Ancient habit under threat

Professor William Clarence Smith (Professor of the Economic History of Asia and Africa, SOAS)

4 October 2007, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: 'Jersey Cows' and 'Asian Tigers': Changing Feminine Identities among Euro-American Women in Jakarta, Indonesia

Anne-Meike Fechter (University of Sussex)

3 May 2007, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Highland Frontiers from hot to cold war: the China-Burma-India conflicts: 1939-1950

Robert Anderson (Simon Fraser University, Canada)

26 April 2007, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Indonesian singleton women = Bridget Jones? Some thoughts on being 'alone' in South East Asia

Catherine Allerton (Department of Anthropology, LSE)

15 March 2007, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: The Failure of International Policy Towards Burma

Thant Myint-U (Visiting Senior Fellow, International Peace Academy; Research Associate of the Cambridge Centre for History and Economics)

8 March 2007, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Malaysia, The Rough Guide: Urban Refuges, Jungle Sites, and Border Zones in the New Plural Society

Eva-Lotta Hedman (Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford)

1 March 2007, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Dreaming of Diaspora and the Halal Hub: The Global Halal Market in London

Johan Fischer (Goldsmiths)

22 February 2007, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: The Mass Rape of Chinese Indonesian Women in May 1998 in the Discourse of War

Soe Tjen Marching (SOAS)

8 February 2007, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Thailand's Next Constitution: Finding a Path to Constitutionalism

Professor Peter Leyland (Professorial Research Associate in Law, SOAS)

1 February 2007, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: The Lizard Cage: a new novel of Burma

Karen Connelly

25 January 2007, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Empowering the city: electricity and urban culture in South and Southeast Asia, c.1890-1920

Dr Tilman Frasch (Manchester Metropolitan University)

18 January 2007, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: The Evasive Inoculators: Smallpox and the Subversion of the Colonial Vaccination Establishment in Colonial Burma

Atsuko Naono (SOAS)

7 December 2006, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Lecture: Thailand's Coup: A Step Forward in a Dangerous Direction

Thongchai Winichakul (Department of History, University of Wisconsin, Madison)

28 November 2006, , 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Burma since the underwater coup of 2002: in search of Public Law

Andrew Huxley (SOAS)

23 November 2006, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Buddhist Literati and New Information Technology in Nineteenth-century Burma

Michael Charney (Department of History, SOAS)

16 November 2006, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Speaking about his new book “Riots, pogroms, jihad: religious violence in Indonesia” (Cornell University Press, 2006)

John Sidel (Sir Patrick Gillam Professor of International and Comparative Politics, LSE)

2 November 2006, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Bali and India: The Archaeological Evidence?

Professor I Wayan Ardika (Dean of Faculty of Letters at Udayana University)

26 October 2006, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: The Hindu Element in Burmese Theravada Court Rituals

Professor Donald Stadtner

20 October 2006, Russell Square: College Buildings, KLT, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: The Itinerant Indies, or 'Java to Jazz'

Matthew Cohen (Senior Lecturer, Department of Drama and Theatre, Royal Holloway)

19 October 2006, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Eating the Horses: Nineteenth Century Tribute Relations in the Shan States

Susan Conway (CSEAS Research Associate, SOAS)

12 October 2006, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Thailand Under CEO Thaksin

Sondhi Limthongkul (Owner of the Thai national newspaper Phujatkarn Daily Senator Kraisak Choonhavan, Caretaker Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs)

7 October 2006, Brunei Gallery, B102, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Seminar: The State of Archaeology in Burma: government policy, conservation, reconstruction and research

Bob Hudson (University of Sydney)

11 May 2006, Russell Square: College Buildings, 116, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Being and place: movement, ancestors and parenthood in East Java, Indonesia

Kostas Retsikas (SOAS)

27 April 2006, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Queer transformations: the portrayal of gay and lesbi characters in Indonesian film

Ben Murtagh (SOAS)

16 March 2006, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: The power of the senses: ethnicity, history and embodiment in East Java, Indonesia

Kostas Retsikas (SOAS)

9 March 2006, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Islamising knowledge: Emergence of the Muslim academe and shifting styles of Islamic scholarship in contemporary Malaysia

Mahnaz Marashi (SOAS PhD Student)

2 March 2006, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Propaganda on and off the dance floor: theoretical considerations and a Javanese case

Dr Ben Arps (University of Leiden)

20 February 2006, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Capturing the Huk Amazon: Battles over Representations of the Filipina Warrior

Vina Lanzona (Unviersity of Hawaii-Manoa)

9 February 2006, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Knowledge and Power: University and Nation in the New Malaya of 1938-62

Tony Stockwell (Royal Holloway)

2 February 2006, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: A fraudulent scholar in Burman: Anton Fuhrer in the 1880s and 1890s

Andrew Huxley (SOAS)

26 January 2006, Russell Square: College Buildings, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Damp Dreams: Fantasies about Balinese Dance

Mark Hobart (SOAS)

19 January 2006, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Amazing Thai Film. The Rise and Rise of Thai Cinema on the International Screen. A presentation illustrated with clips from Thai Films

Dr Rachel Harrison (Dept of SE Asia, SOAS)

15 December 2005, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: South Thailand Update: a round table discussion on developments in the South

Senator John Ungpakorn (Thai Senate) and Nualnoi Thammasathien (Thai Section, BBC World Service) and Roger Hardy (BBC World Service)

9 December 2005, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: An Alternative Thai Culture: the rise of the indie generation in Bangkok

Philip Cornwel-Smith (Editor of Time Out Bangkok, author of Very Thai)

1 December 2005, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: The Tagalog articulation of war in the 16th - 17th centuries

Dr Felice Noelle Rodriguez (Ateneo de Manila University)

28 November 2005, Brunei Gallery, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Defining the nature of human rights violations inflicted on ethnic peoples of Burma

Mr Guy Horton (Human Rights Researcher)

24 November 2005, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Will the Mekong River Survive Globalisation?

Dr Charnvit Kasetsiri

18 November 2005, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Sexual Transgressions in two Contemporary Indonesian Women's Novels

Dr Soe Tjen Marching (SOAS)

17 November 2005, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Behind the Painting

David Smith

27 October 2005, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Presentation of a photographic project 'Faces of Survivors: a Portrait of the Aceh Tsunami'

Mr Alex Supatono (Jakarta Art Institute)

6 October 2005, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Indonesian migrations to Madagascar from an interdisciplinary perspective

Dr Sander Adelaar (University of Melbourne)

29 September 2005, Russell Square: College Buildings, L67, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM