Events archive

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
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
Southeast Asia Seminar
Sufian Jusoh (National University of Malaysia)
1 February 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Deakin Room
Myanmar or Burma has had its first fully contested general election in 2016, leading the formation of a democratically elected government which has taken steps to reform the governance of the country... 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
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
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
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
Bertil Lintner (Independent Journalist and Author)
20 January 2016 - 2:00pm
Deakin Room, Founder’s Building, St Antony's College
The United States and the West did not change their policy of isolating Burma because of their concerns were primarily with the lack of democracy and human rights. It was "the China factor". Burma... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
Patrick McCormick (École française d'Extrême-Orient, Yangon)
11 November 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Deakin Room
The nation has hijacked history in Burma. Prasenjit Duara rescued history from the nation, and much historiography has moved in other directions. Yet the nation and nation-state continue to shape how... Read more

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