Disciplines, Area Studies, and the Global Age: Southeast Asian Reflections – a seminar by Assoc Prof Goh Beng Lan (Wed, 28 January 2009)

Speaker: Assoc Prof Goh Beng Lan (Head, Southeast Asian Studies Programme National University of Singapore)
Date: Wednesday, 28 January 2009
Time: 3:30pm – 5:30pm
Venue: AS3, Level 6, SEAS Seminar Room (06-20)

Synopsis
This presentation addresses the crisis of area studies from Southeast Asian perspectives. Using a longitudinal picture of human science practices in Southeast Asia gathered from intellectual biographies of regional scholars whose works spans the era of decolonization to the current post-Cold War period, it presents alternative disciplinary and epistemological dimensions in local human sciences and explores their potential to help address fundamental questions surrounding knowledge production on Southeast Asia/Southeast Asian Studies.

About the speaker
Associate Professor Goh Beng Lan is currently the new head of the Southeast Asian Studies Programme at NUS.