Events archive

Southeast Asia Seminar
R. Michael Feener (Centre for Islamic Studies; History)
28 February 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Deakin Room, Founder’s Building, St Antony's College
Religion has been profoundly reconfigured in the age of development. The past half-century has witnessed broad transformations in the understandings and experiences of ‘religion’ across traditions in... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
Matthew J Walton, Ma Khin Mar Mar Kyi and Aye Thein
14 February 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Deakin Room, Founder’s Building, St Antony's College
Myanmar’s formal religious authority, the State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee (Ma Ha Na), was formed in the 1980s, as part of the military government’s efforts to centralise religious control. Popular... Read more
Brian Victoria (Centre for Buddhist Studies)
27 January 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Nissan Institute Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College
The 1997 publication of Zen at War sent shockwaves through Western adherents of Buddhism because it revealed allegedly enlightened Buddhist leaders had been fervent, even fanatical, supporters of... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Shapan Adnan
23 January 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum
The Rohingyas violently expelled by Myanmar are not recognized as international refugees by Bangladesh. Despite lacking citizenship and the right to work, they have sought to survive through covert... Read more
Burma/Myanmar Events in Oxford
Laura Hornig (Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle)
21 November 2017 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Dahrendorf Room
Drawing on ethnographic data gathered in Pathein, Myanmar, the paper investigates the moral underpinnings of responsibilities and hierarchies in small businesses, specifically the question of what... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
David Baulk (Fortify Rights)
2 November 2017 - 5:00pm
Investcorp Lecture Theatre
As the world watches the Myanmar military decimate the country's Rohingya Muslim population, in northern Myanmar the military is fighting a war by other means. Across Kachin and northern Shan state,... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
John Buchanan (Washington)
11 October 2017 - 2:00pm
Deakin Room
The predominance of the state is overstated. In Burma and other countries, pockets of territory remain under the control of non-state actors. The processes through which these counter state orders... Read more
15 June 2017 - 9:30am to 4:30pm
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College
On Thursday June 15th 2017, a special one-day workshop from 9:30AM-4:30PM at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford will take stock of the aspirations, adaptive strategies and politics of ordinary... Read more
Burma/Myanmar Events in Oxford
Gerald McCarthy (ANU)
14 June 2017 - 4:00pm
Seminar Room B, Manor Road Building
Why are there so few advocates for state-mediated economic redistribution and social welfare in contemporary Myanmar (Burma)? Moving beyond a focus on the regime-led political transition since 2011,... Read more
14 June 2017 - 2:00pm
43 Banbury Road
Justine Chambers PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology, School of Culture, History and Language, Australian National University 2 p.m., Wednesday 14th June, 43 Banbury Road After decades of ethno... Read more
Burma/Myanmar Events in Oxford
Elisa Oreglia (SOAS, London)
18 May 2017 - 5:00pm
Lecture Theatre, Dickson Poon Building, University of Oxford China Centre, St Hugh’s College
In recent years, small networks of traders have started to bring cheap, China-made smartphones to low- and middle-income consumers in the Global South. These traders inhabit the grey area between the... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
Kirsten McConnachie (Warwick)
26 April 2017 - 2:00pm
Deakin Room
This seminar will consider the case of Chin refugees from Myanmar in the north-east Indian State of Mizoram, drawing on Migdal’s (2004) concepts of ‘virtual checkpoints’ and ‘mental maps’ to analyse... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
Phyu Phyu Thi (Myanmar ICT for Development), Matthew J Walton (St Antony’s)
1 March 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Deakin Room
Research and training conducted by the Myanmar Media and Society (M.MAS) project in 2015 encountered persistent expressions of fear and antagonism directed towards religious Others as well as... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
Matthew J Walton (St Antony's)
13 February 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Pavilion Room
In Buddhism, Politics and Political Thought in Myanmar , the first book to provide a broad overview of the ways in which Buddhist ideas have influenced political thinking and politics in Myanmar,... Read more
Burma/Myanmar Events in Oxford
Matthew J Walton (St Antony's)
7 February 2017 - 12:45pm to 2:00pm
Seminar Room A, Manor Road Building
Democratic trends in Theravada Buddhist countries in South and Southeast Asia have shifted markedly in recent years, with Thailand once again coming under military rule while Myanmar has increased... Read more

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