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  • The ‘Soul of Our Nation’: Restitution of Khmer Antiquities
  • The work of restitution is arduous, integrating political, legal, archaeological, art historical, ethnographic and museological expertise on national, regional, and international registers. As restitution campaigns have accelerated, a Cambodian governmental Restitution Team has been consolidated, going from strength to strength. SOAS is honoured to host this Team for an afternoon of discussion around these questions.

  • Transgender Citizenship and Public Gender in Indonesia
  • Benjamin Hegarty (University of Melbourne)
  • The regulation of gender as public performance is central to understanding shifts in Indonesian citizenship. There is no better history than that of warias—one Indonesian trans feminine population—to understand how public gender became central to the affective, material, and spatial meanings of citizenship in Indonesia.