Centre of South East Asian Studies Events
The events draw a varied audience with an interest in the region.
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- Miraculous medicines and exotic rituals: European healers in Southeast Asian royal courts in the 17th century
Dr Tara Alberts (University of York)
- My Buddha is Punk - film screening
Q & A with the Director Andreas Hartmann
Film screening followed by Q & A with the Director Andreas Hartmann
- The Neverending Story: Hudud Laws in Southeast Asia
Dr Kerstin Steiner, Monash University
The Centre for East Asian Law (CEAL), the Centre for Islamic and Middle Eastern Law (CIMEL) and the Centre for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) event.
- Diasporic perspectives on cultural heritage: A Kachin case study
Helen Mears (Royal Pavilion & Museums and University of Brighton)
- Professional Precarity among Fishers on the Java North Coats: A Rhythmanalytic Approach
Dr Katharina Schneider (Heidelberg University)
- On the selling of Khmer artefacts during the colonial era
Dr Gabrielle Abbe ((Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, UMR SIRICE))
- Art, life and nation once again: the films of Lav Diaz
Dr May Ingawanij (Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media)
- From Dept Bonded Slaves to Vagrants: Poor Cambodian Farmers under French Rule
Dr Mathieu Guérin (Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales)
- At the origins of Srivijaya: The emergence of state and cities in southeast Sumatra
Dr Pierre-Yves Manguin (Ecole française d’Extrême-Orient)
- Spreading the Message of Peace in the Era of Social Media
Irfan Amalee (CEO of Mizan Applications Publishers; co-founder and director of Peace Generation Indonesia)
- Approaches to the Study of Khmer and Cham Art: a Research Workshop with Tran Ky Phuong and Soumya James
Tran Ky Phuong and Soumya James
This workshop presents new currents of research expanding the field of scholarship on ancient Khmer and Cham art.
- Approaches to the Study of Khmer and Cham Art
Tran Ky Phuong, Soumya James
The Centre of South East Asian Studies (CSEAS), with the support of the Southeast Asian Art Academic Programme (SAAAP), is delighted to announce the upcoming research event Approaches to the Study of Khmer and Cham Art on 16 May 2017.
- Mapping New Sovereignty: Pilgrimage, Kingship, and the Surplus of power in Early Modern Mysore
Caleb Simmons (2016-17 Research Fellow, Ruhr-Universität Bochum & University of Arizona)
- Place, Time and Media in Performance Art in Indonesia
Dr. Thomas J. Berghuis
- Truth and Fiction in the Age of the Strongman: Filipino Writers on Rodrigo Duterte's Philippines
Miguel Syjuco & Candy Gourlay
This panel discussion looks at the interconnections between Philippine Fiction Writing and Journalism in the time of “tokhang,” schizophrenic populism and Duterte’s unique brand of nationalism. Filipino writers in the diaspora will seek to interrogate the ideas of Post-modernist knowledge construction and its end-games, activism and protest in a post-truth world and the role of fiction in a democracy.
- Disjuncture, Interference and Critical Heritage: Reflections from the Field
Rasmi Shoocongdej (SOAS Centenary Fellow) in conversation with SOAS Professors Paul Basu, Rachel Harrison, Scott Redford, Ashley Thompson and PhD candidate Udomluck Hoontrakul
An afternoon with SOAS Centenary Fellow Rasmi Shoocongdej, Professors Paul Basu, Rachel Harrison, Scott Redford, Ashley Thompson and Udomluck Hoontrakul
- Annual Philippine Studies Workshop
The Third Annual Philippine Studies Workshop invites scholars and Ph.D. students to present ongoing, upcoming and recently completed works on the Philippines and its peoples, including those in the diaspora.
- Sunday Beauty Queen
Babyruth Villarama (Director)
- On being a 'free (wo)man'. Criminality and social responsibility in Indonesia
Dr. Laurens Bakker (University of Amsterdam)
- The End of Silence: Accounts of the 1965 Genocide in Indonesia
Dr. Soe Tjen Marching, Senior Lector at SOAS University of London.
- Islam, Blasphemy, and Human Rights – The Case of Ahok
Daniel Peterson (ACU)
- Found Cambodia: Photography and Social Memory after 1979
Charles Fox, Joanna Wolfarth and Haidy Geismar
- Filipinos and The Colonial Corporeality of Dance
Dr. J. Lorenzo Perillo (University of Illinois)
- Tai Zhuang and Dehong Dai in China
Barend Jan (Baas) Terwiel
- Debating Secularism in Muslim Southeast Asia
Walid Jumblatt Abdullah, Postdoctoral Associate at SOAS (Department of Politics and International Relations), Research Fellow at Nanyang Technological University