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.
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- Buddhism & Medicine
As the Covid-19 pandemic makes us acutely aware that our survival depends on medical services and medical science, what better time to reflect on how the ancient world coped with medical emergencies?
- Highway to Prosperity: Brantas River Delta in Premodern Java
Agni Mochtar (University of Naples L’Orientale / Regional Agency for Archaeological Research in D.I. Yogyakarta Province, Indonesia)
- Raffles Revisited: Essays on Collecting and Colonialism in Java, Singapore, and Sumatra
This publication arose out of the Revisiting Raffles symposium and evening lectures at ACM held in conjunction with the Raffles in Southeast Asia: Revisiting the Scholar and Statesman (2019) exhibition.
- Reconstruction of Ban Tanod Colossal Bronze Bodhisattva, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand
Disapong Netlomwong (Fine Arts Department of Thailand)
This talk will discuss this new interpretation, ritual implications evidenced by 3D scanning, and the visual perceptions of worshippers who associate closely with the statue’s original form and gesture. It will also demonstrate how these interpretations led the curatorial plan to relocate the Bodhisattva in the new gallery.
- Philippine Artists Leeroy New and Issay Rodriquez on the aesthetics of zero-waste art
In conversation with Rafael Schacter and Arianna Mercado
- Svara: Centering the Peripheries
Hafiz Hamzah (Chief Editor) and Badrul Hisham (Content Editor)
The practice of print publication in Bahasa Malaysia in the world of digital publication. Featuring important and interesting peripheral local stories that have been neglected by mainstream media outlets.
- Taiwan–Myanmar Relations
- Biographies and Restitution of Hindu and Buddhist Objects from Java, Sumatra and Bali
This symposium examines the life stories of certain Hindu and Buddhist objects which originated from the islands of Java, Bali and Sumatra.
- Crossing genres, crossing spaces: the legend of La Salaga in history, art and society
Kathryn Wellen (Royal Netherlands Institute for Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies)
Historian Kathryn Wellen will speak on traditional Balinese style and modern videographic representations of the legend of La Salaga from Sulawesi, Indonesia.
- Celebrating 50 years of Gay pride in Britain / A special SOAS event celebrating African, Asian and Middle Eastern contributions to Queer London
Exploring key sites of importance from protest spaces, parties and meeting spaces and their spiritual, psychological, emotional value to Queer London.
- Decoding Southeast Asian Art: Studies in Honor of Prof. Piriya Krairiksh
This CSEAS seminar features short lectures by five scholars who contributed papers in the Festschrift volume celebrating the achievements of Thailand’s most celebrated art historian, Professor Piriya Krairiksh of Thammasat University, Bangkok