SOAS University of London

Centre of South East Asian Studies

CSEAS Seminar Programme

The seminars are free and open to the public unless otherwise stated.

Registration is essential to guarantee a place.

Please note that we do not distribute seminar notes.

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Forthcoming Events

The Memetics of Cerita Silat

Professor Edward Buckingham (Monash University)

Exploring Indonesian martial arts fiction and its links to the works of Louis Cha (Jin Yong) and other Chinese writers. 

28 January 2020, Russell Square: College Buildings, RG01, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Tracing Patterns of Textiles in Ancient Java (8th-15th century)

Dr Sandra Sardjono (Tracing Patterns Foundation)

The lecture provides an overview of the repertoire of textile-related patterns found on Ancient Javanese art and architecture, dated from 8th-15th century.

29 January 2020, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

When Pots Whisper: Ceramics, Society, and Life in a Medieval Burmese Palace

Goh Geok Yian

This presentation provides an update on research at Bagan with a focus on a project the author and her co-investigators have been undertaking since 2014. In the long term, this research should expand to provide important insights into medieval Burmese urbanism.

4 March 2020, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

The Materiality of Writing in Premodern Java

Wayan Jarrah Sastrawan (University of Sydney)

The objects of study in this seminar are premodern texts from Java, written between the 9th and 17th centuries.

11 March 2020, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM