The Bugis and Their Keris: History, Culture & Society – a joint seminar by NUS Department of Southeast Asian Studies, The Bugis Makassar Polo Bessi Club & The Embassy of The Republic of Indonesia in Singapore (Wed, 2 September 2015)

Date: Wednesday, 2 September 2015 Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm Venue: AS3, Level 6, SEAS Seminar Room (06-20) Synopsis The Bugis are a historically significant people in Southeast Asia and their political, economic and military activities since the 18th century have left an indelible… Continue Reading

(Cancelled) Loyal Colonial Subjects? Dayak responses to the Japanese During WW2 in Borneo – a seminar by Dr Christine Helliwell (Wed, 22 April 2015)

Updated: 13 April 2015 We regret to announce that this seminar has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. Speaker: Dr Christine Helliwell (College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU) Date: Wednesday, 22 April 2015 Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm Venue: AS3, Level 6,… Continue Reading

Trashing the Region: Exploitation Films and the Imagination of Southeast Asia – a seminar by Dr Yew Kong Leong (Wed, 11 March 2015)

Speaker: Dr Yew Kong Leong (University Scholars Programme, NUS) Date: Wednesday, 11 March 2015 Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm Venue: AS3, Level 6, SEAS Seminar Room (06-20) Synopsis Secret agents, commandos, prison women, mad scientists, mutant creatures, cyborgs, and overweight clairvoyants: these… Continue Reading

The Erotics of National Belonging: Fantasies of Race and Place in My South Seas Sleeping Beauty – a seminar by Dr Fiona Lee (Wed, 4 February 2015)

Speaker: Dr Fiona Lee (Asia Research Institute, NUS) Date: Wednesday, 4 February 2015 Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm Venue: AS3, Level 6, SEAS Seminar Room (06-20) Synopsis This talk explores the notion of home embedded in minoritized cultural identity formation in Valerie Jaffee’s… Continue Reading

THE SIREN OF CIREBON: A Tenth-Century Trading Vessel Lost in the Java Sea – a seminar by Dr Horst Liebner (Wed, 26 November 2014)

Organised by FASS Environment Research Cluster and Department of Southeast Asian Studies. Speaker: Dr Horst Liebner Date: Wednesday, 26 November 2014 Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm Venue: AS7, Level 6, Research Division Seminar Room (06-42) Synopsis Dr. Liebner will discuss the Nanhan / Cirebon wreck,… Continue Reading

The Artist as Curator: Dinh Q. Le’s ‘Light and Belief: Sketches of Life during the Vietnam War’ and the Problematics of History in Vietnamese Contemporary Art – a seminar by Dr Nora Taylor (Wed, 8 October 2014)

Speaker: Dr Nora A. Taylor (School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA) Date: Wednesday, 8 October 2014 Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm Venue: AS3, Level 6, SEAS Seminar Room (06-20) Synopsis This talk will look at contemporary Ho Chi Minh… Continue Reading

Spheres of Passion – Fieldwork, Ethnography and the inter-affective encounter – a seminar by Dr Thomas Stodulka (Wed, 3 September 2014)

Speaker: Dr Thomas Stodulka (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany) Date: Wednesday, 3 September 2014 Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm Venue: AS3, Level 6, SEAS Seminar Room (06-20) Chairperson: Dr Julius Bautista Synopsis Researchers and their emotions are perceived as an irreconcilable dichotomy. They are… Continue Reading

Personalising the Middle-Income Trap: An Inter-generational Migrant View from Rural Thailand – a seminar by Prof Jonathan Rigg (Wed, 19 March 2014)

Speaker: Prof Jonathan Rigg (Department of Geography, National University of Singapore)  Date: Wednesday, 19 March 2014  Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm  Venue: AS3, Level 6, SEAS Seminar Room (06-20)  Chairperson: Assoc Prof Itty Abraham Synopsis  Using the experiences of first and second generation migrants from three… Continue Reading