Urban Heritage on Jakarta’s Riverine Communities – A Seminar by Dr Rita Padawangi (Wed, 5 April 2017)

Speaker: Dr Rita Padawangi (Senior Research Fellow, Asia Research Institute) Date: Wednesday, 5 April 2017 Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm Venue: AS8, Level 6, Conference Room (06-46) Synopsis Riverine settlements are commonly found in cities of Southeast Asian and has experienced transformation along with urban developments.… Continue Reading

Sonic City: Making Rock Music and Urban Life in Singapore – a seminar by A/P Steve Ferzacca (Wed, 22 March 2017)

Speaker: Assoc Prof Steve Ferzacca (Visiting Associate Professor, Yale-NUS College) Date: Wednesday, 22 March 2017 Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm Venue: AS8, Level 6, Conference Room (06-46) Synopsis This talk examines the making of rock music in Singapore by a community of amateur and semi-professional… Continue Reading

Recombinant Urban Hedging Practices in Late-Socialist Saigon – a seminar by Dr Hun Kim (Fri, 10 February 2017)

Speaker: Dr Hun Kim (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute) Date: Friday, 10 February 2017 Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm Venue: AS8, Level 6, Conference Room (06-46) Synopsis Buoyed by the reform mandate to commodify what was once collective land, Saigon’s government agencies have partnered with… Continue Reading

Straits Settlements’ Flooding: Considering Nature-Induced Disasters in Historic Context – a seminar by Dr Fiona Williamson (Wed, 14 September 2016)

Speaker: Dr Fiona Williamson (Research Fellow, NUS Asia Research Institute) Date: Wednesday, 14 September 2016 Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm Venue: AS8, Level 6, Conference Room (06-46) Synopsis This presentation considers the nineteenth century history of flood disasters in colonial Singapore and, to a… Continue Reading

Silence and consent: Continuum of (non)-veiling, Malay femininity, and the new Islamisation in Malaysia – a seminar by Dr Alicia Izharuddin (Wed, 23 March 2016)

Speaker: Dr Alicia Izharuddin (Senior Lecturer, University of Malaya) Date: Wednesday, 23 March 2016 Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm Venue: AS3, Level 6, SEAS Seminar Room (06-20) Synopsis This paper examines the modern history of veiling in Malaysia using the continuum… Continue Reading