Friday Forum Lecture Series

The Center for Southeast Asian Studies organizes a weekly lecture forum on Southeast Asia. A wide range of topics are presented by invited guest lecturers from the U.S. and abroad, as well as by UW-Madison faculty, graduate students, and community members. Lectures are every Friday from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm, and alumni, friends, and the public are always invited to attend.

Currently, the Spring 2022 Friday Forum Series format will be primarily in-person. Exceptions are noted for talks where relevant. The Center for Southeast Asian Studies is closely following all Dane County and UW-Madison guidance regarding Covid-19, and will provide ongoing updates on this page. Recordings of lectures will be available dependent on speaker preference. Find them on our Youtube channel here.

Spring 2022 Friday Forum Series

January 28 | Katherine Bowie (UW-Madison), “Eunuchs in Southeast Asia: Of Matrilineality and Theravada Buddhist Harems”

February 4 | Darcie DeAngelo (Oklahoma University), “Beloved Technologies: Entangled relations in a Cambodian minefield”
     **VIRTUAL TALK.**

February 11 | Veronika Kusumaryati (Georgetown University), “#Papuanlivesmatter: Black Consciousness and Political Movements in Indonesia”
     **VIRTUAL TALK.**

February 18 | Juan Fernandez (Cornell University)
**NOTE: This is a teaching demonstration and part of the History job search. Please go to Humanities Building, Room 1121 to attend this lecture.

February 25 | Omar Dumdum (UW-Madison), “Feminization of Truth-Telling Professions? Journalism and Documentary Filmmaking in the Philippines” *
*Based on a paper co-authored with Grace Pimentel Simbulan.

March 4 | Michael Cullinane (UW-Madison), “Kinsa si Juan Diyong? Historicizing the 1815 Uprising in Cebu”

March 11 | Mark J. Alves (Montgomery College), “Southeast Asian Ethnohistory through Historical Linguistics and Archaeology – Contributions and Limits of Lexical Data”
       *Joint talk with the Archaeology Brownbag Series organized by the Department of Anthropology, UW-Madison. VIRTUAL TALK.*

March 18 | UW-Madison Spring Break – No Friday Forum

March 25 | 2022 Association of Asian Studies (AAS) Annual Conference – No Friday Forum

April 1 | Kurt Kuehne (UW-Madison), “Lives in Limbo: Precarious Migrant Workers between Migration, Labor, and Criminal Law”

April 8 | John Roosa (University of British Columbia), “The 1965-66 Massacres in Indonesia within the Frame of Genocide Studies: What is Gained, What is Lost”

April 15 | Muhammad Adlin Sila (Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University), “Being Muslim in Indonesia: The Local Conception of Islam and Every-day-experience of Muslims in Bima, Eastern Indonesia
**VIRTUAL TALK. Please click here to join the virtual meeting. No prior registration required. Email with any access issues.**

April 22 | Oona Paredes (University of California – Los Angeles), “Fringe Histories: Re-placing Imperial Spaces in Southeast Asia within an Indigenous Context

April 29 | Derek Heng (Northern Arizona University), “Diversity in a Melaka Straits Region Port-City: Temasik in the 14th Century”
*Joint talk with the Archaeology Brownbag Series organized by the Department of Anthropology, UW-Madison.

May 6 | Thanik Lertcharnrit (Silpakorn University)
*Joint talk with the Archaeology Brownbag Series organized by the Department of Anthropology, UW-Madison. Location: Room 5230, Social Sciences Building.

Visit our Events Calendar for more information on each talk.