Friday Forum: Francis Allard

“Southeast Asia’s Early Maritime Exchange Networks and their Impact on Southern China during the Han Dynasty” Francis Allard Associate Professor of Anthropology Indiana University of Pennsylvania Archaeological evidence from Southeast Asia points to the operation …

Friday Forum: Haydon Cherry

“The New Vietnam Revolutionary Party in Colonial Annam” Haydon Cherry Assistant Professor of History Northwestern University Between 1925 and 1929, the New Vietnam Revolutionary Party was the most intellectually vibrant and politically vital Vietnamese political …

Friday Forum: Isidora Miranda

“Mythology and Modernity in the Musical Theatres of Early Twentieth Century Philippines” Isidora Miranda Ph.D. Candidate in Historical Musicology UW-Madison In the early years of American colonialism in the Philippines, the theatrical stage became a contested space for the …

Friday Forum: Jeffrey G. Williamson

“A Century of Philippine Spatial Inequality: Searching for Explanations” Jeffrey Gale Williamson Laird Bell Professor of Economics, Emeritus Harvard University This SEAC Forum presentation is in two parts. The first deals with the present and …

Friday Forum: John Terrell

“Decolonizing the Prehistory of Island Southeast Asia and the Pacific” Dr. John Edward Terrell Regenstein Curator of Pacific Anthropology Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago We can now see how assumptions once widely held to …

Friday Forum: Julia Cassaniti

“Remembering the Present: Mentality and Mental Health in Theravāda Southeast Asia” Julia Cassaniti Assistant Professor of Anthropology Washington State University This talk will discuss an ethnographically based research project on the mindfulness practices of monks, …

Friday Forum: Katherine Bowie

“Kruba Srivichai, the Saint of Northern Thailand: Exploring the Historical Context of his 1935-36 Detention” Katherine Bowie Professor of Anthropology UW-Madison Kruba Srivichai is the most famous monk in northern Thailand, yet he was also the …

Friday Forum: Keith C. Barton

“Don’t be like other countries!” Promoting national identity in Singapore schools Keith C. Barton Professor of Curriculum Studies and Social Studies Education Indiana University It’s not surprising that schools tell national stories meant to develop …

Friday Forum: Kheang Un

“Weak State and the Limits of Democratization in Cambodia, 1993-2016” Kheang Un Associate Professor of Political Science Northern Illinois University This talk analyzes the nexus of democracy and state building in Cambodia following the 1993 United …

Friday Forum: Nathan McGovern

“Buddhist Brahmans: The Royal Court Brahmans of Thailand” Nathan McGovern Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Even in the present day there is a coterie of Brahmans who perform rituals for the …