Events archive

Southeast Asia Seminar
Jesús Cháirez-Garza (Leeds)
22 November 2016 - 2:00pm
Fellows' Dining Room
Untouchability in India has been widely understood as the practice of excluding, from social or religious life, people who are believed to be permanently impure. Yet, this vision neglects the... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
Myat The Thitsar (Enlightened Myanmar Research Foundation; Oxford)
9 November 2016 - 2:00pm
Deakin Room
Local legislative bodies, the Myanmar State and Regional parliaments were formed in 2011 and are constitutive sub-national governmental institutions. These are new institutions for a historically... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
Pia Jolliffe (Blackfriars; Institute of Population Ageing)
26 October 2016 - 5:00pm
Pavilion Room
Focusing on the Karen people in Burma, Thailand and the United Kingdom, Learning, Migration and Intergenerational Relations: The Karen and the Gift of Education analyses how global, regional and... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
Su Su (Mandalay Technological University)
26 October 2016 - 2:00pm
Deakin Room
If one and only one city in Asia with its historic core largely intact were to be pointed out, it would to be Yangon. Yangon has thousands of historic properties that date before 1950; has the... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
Sylvie Brieu (International Reporter and Independent Author)
12 October 2016 - 2:00pm
Deakin Room
After fifty years of isolation under the rule of an oppressive military regime, Myanmar is finally opening up in a wave of euphoria. Despite the recent landslide victory of the National League for... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
David Timberman (De La Salle University, Manila; Management Systems International)
8 June 2016 - 2:00pm
Deakin Room
Drawing primarily on his own research, interviews and observations, David Timberman will address three topics: 1) the May 9 elections and what they reveal about contemporary Philippine politics, 2)... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
Firman Noor (Indonesian Institute of Science; University of Indonesia; University of Exeter)
25 May 2016 - 2:00pm
Deakin Room
Abdurrahman Wahid, often fondly called Gus Dur, is one of the prominent figures of Indonesian social and political history. He is well-respected politically and culturally for championing religious... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
Ward Keeler (UT Austin; Nantes)
18 May 2016 - 2:00pm
Deakin Room
Traffic on city streets is the first of three scenes from everyday life ward Keeler will use in this lecture to illustrate principles of hierarchy and power as they obtain in contemporary Burmese... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
Emily Gasser (Swarthmore College)
11 May 2016 - 2:00pm
Deakin Room
With roughly 720 indigenous languages from 30 families, Indonesia is home to a wealth of linguistic diversity. At the same time, pressure from major regional languages such as Javanese and regional... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
Dr Poh Soo Kai (Former Political Prisoner; Independent Author)
4 May 2016 - 2:00pm
Deakin Room
Living in a Time of Deception is a study of Singapore history from the post-war period to 1965, which the author describes as a historical memoir. Part of Singapore’s agitation against colonial rule... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
Pia Jolliffe (Blackfriars; Institute of Population Aging)
27 April 2016 - 2:00pm
Deakin Room
Focusing on the Karen people from Burma/Myanmar in Thailand and in the United Kingdom, this talk analyses how global, regional and local developments affect patterns of learning. Based on Marcel... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
Arshad Mohamed Ismail (SC-OCIS Visiting Fellow in Islamic Finance)
2 March 2016 - 2:00pm
Deakin Room
Islamic finance is often seen as a segment that is experiencing exponential growth within the global financial arena. The industry is founded upon Islamic principles that prohibit charging of... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
Pavin Chachavalpongpun (Kyoto; Cambridge)
24 February 2016 - 2:00pm
Deakin Room
The speaker reinvestigates the concept of neo-royalism, in the specific context of the twilight of King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s period, to forecast the future of the royal institution. The primary... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
Reshmi Banerjee (St Antony's)
17 February 2016 - 2:00pm
Deakin Room
Borders have always witnessed social and cultural interaction. They are dynamic trans-national zones/spaces which have seen both cooperation and conflict. They are treated as ‘margins’ of societies... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
Kevin Fogg
3 February 2016 - 2:00pm
Deakin Room
Under Dutch colonialism, religious education and secular education were entirely separate enterprises in the Netherlands East Indies. Since that time, nationalism (both anti-colonial and post-... Read more

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