During the academic year the Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) presents a variety of lectures. Audio and/or video recordings will be posted to this site shortly after the events occur. Please check back regularly for our latest talks.
Some events are also available for live streaming. For a tutorial on how to stream live, please see the Live Webcasts page.
Gamelan Concert: Featuring Anon Suneko
March 26, 2013
Picturing Empire: Race and the Lives of the Photographs of Dean C. Worcester in the Philippines
The conference consisted of four lectures and a Q&A session.
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October 12 - Michael Dunne (President of Dunne & Co) "A Road Less Travelled: What Happens When You Go to Asia Straight After Graduation from Michigan" Part of the Centennial Alumni Lecture series. Co-sponsored by Rackham Graduate School, the Center for Chinese Studies, Nam Center for Korean Studies, and LSA DMC.
November 9 - C. Michele Thompson (Professor, Southeast Asian History, Southern Connecticut State University) "Historic Interactions Between Chinese and Vietnamese Medicine" Co-sponsored by American Council of Learned Societies/Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation and the Dept. of Asian Languages and Cultures
November 16 - Marco Garrido (Doctoral Candidate, Sociology Department, U of M) "Acts of Sincerity: Explaining Joseph Estrada's Appeal Among Metro Manila's Urban Poor"
December 7 - Rasmi Shoocongdej (Silpakorn University and 2012 Fulbright Scholar, U of Illinois-Chicago) "Archaeology of WWII: White skeletal road in Khun Yuan district, Mae Hong Son Province, a borderland between Thailand and Myanma" Co-sponsored by the Department of Anthropology and Museum of Anthropology
February 1 - Jennifer Fraser (Assistant Professor, Ethnomusicology, Oberlin College) "The Art of Grieving: West Sumatra's Worst Earthquake in Music Videos"
February 8 - Ardeth Maung Thawnghmung (University of Massachusetts, Lowell) "Grassroots Approach to Poverty Alleviation in Contemporary Burma/Myanmar"
April 12 - Gunalan Nadarajan (Dean, Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design) "Contemporary Media Arts in Southeast Asia"
May 3 - Tom Chandler (Information Technology, Monash University, Australia) "Animating the Accounts of Zhou Daguan"
The Development of Javanese Creative Arts
Rahayu Supanggah, Composer and Professor, Indonesian Institute of the Arts, Surakarta
Presented on 9/23/2011
Vernacular Art in the Study of Thai Buddhism
Justin McDaniels, University of Pennsylvania
Indigeneity, Locality, and Recognition: Shifting Engagements with Modernity in an Indonesian Mining Town
Kathryn Robinson, Professor, Australian National University
Presented on 11/14/2011
Assessing Vulnerability Under Extreme Conditions in Myanmar
David Napier, University College, London
Presented on 1/27/2012
Rent(s) Asunder: Sectorial Extraction Possibilities and Bribery by Multinational Corporations
Edmund Malesky, Political Scientist, University of California, San Diego
Presented on 2/10/2012
Say Cheese: Images of Imprisonment in the Dutch East Indies
Rudolf Mrazek, University of Michigan
Presented on 2/17/2012
A graduate student conference organized by the Southeast Asia Research Group of the University of Michigan. Co-sponsored by the Luce Foundation, Rackham Graduate School, the Departments of Anthropology, History, Political Science, and Sociology.
Understanding the Colors of Thai Politics
Pasuk Phongpaichit and Chris Baker
Presented on 4/15/2011
Magigal and Igal-jin of Bajau Kubang: Invoking Liminality for the Spirits of the Ancestors in Semporna, Sabah
Mohd. Anis Md. Nor, University of Malaya
Language as Power, Performance as Intention: Women's Islam in Indonesia
Anne Rasmussen, College of William and Mary
National Religion and its Others in Colonial Vietnam
Charles Keith, Michigan State University
Melted Earth: The Politics and Poetics of Dispossession in Sarawak
Peter Brosius, University of Georgia
Making Sense of Strange Places: Mining and Railway Construction in Burma and the Gold Coast
Michael Charney, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Audio | Video
PANEL 1: MUSIC & PERFORMING ARTS
Performing Tradition and Hybridity in Southeast Asia
PANEL 2: HISTORY & ANTHROPOLOGY
Unsettling Territories in Southeast Asia
PANEL 3: CULTURAL SOCIOLOGY & DEVELOPMENT
Culture & Power in the Southeast Asian Marketplace
PANEL 4: LAW, POLITICS & PUBLIC POLICY
Regionalism and Liberalism in Southeast Asia
50TH ANNIVERSARY REUNION
Looking Back and Looking Forward: Changing Southeast Asian Studies
Peranakan Chinese Music in Singapore
Lee Tong Soon, Department of Music, Emory University
The Changing Face of Corruption: Some Experiences from Asia
Sirilaksana Khoman, Thai National Counter Corruption Commission
Criminal Justice or Charade? The Khmer Rouge Tribunal John Ciorciari, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
Video of our March 2009 conference on Pluralism and Democracy in Southeast Asian Islam can be viewed through the following links:
Information about the conference can be found here.
Deciding What is Learned; Learning What to Decide: Education and Political Behavior in Vietnam Casey Lucius, Department of National Security Affairs, Naval Postgraduate School
Presented 03/6/2009 Audio
Systemic Vulnerability, Coalitions, and Economic Upgrading in Southeast Asia Bryan Ritchie, James Madison College, Michigan State University
Presented 02/13/2009 Audio
The Internet and Censorship in Thailand Pitch Pongsawat, Hughes Visiting Scholar, Chulalongkorn University
Presented 01/16/2009 Audio
Migrant workers and HIV risk in Thailand Kathy Ford, School of Public Health, University of Michigan
Presented 12/5/2008 Audio
Space, Ethnicity and Memory-Making Among Diasporic Minority Peoples: The Igorots and Muslims in the Philippines Maria Nela Florendo, Fulbright Scholar, University of the Philippines - Baguio
Presented 11/21/2008 Audio
Free in the Forest: Popular Neoliberalism and the Aftermath of War in the U.S. Pacific Northwest Anna Tsing, Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar
Presented 11/7/2008 Audio
Anti-Art in Vietnam: Adventures in (in)visual Anthropology Nora Taylor, Department of Art History, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Presented 10/31/2008 Audio
Mass Action, History, Parties and the 2009 Elections in Indonesia: The Politics of an Unfinished Nation Max Lane, Department of Malay Studies, National University of Singapore
Presented 10/24/2008 Audio
The Indian Uprising and the Haunting of Justice in Malaysia Andrew Willford, Department of Anthropology, Cornell University
Presented 10/17/08 Audio
How I Went To The Philippines To Research For A Novel And Ended Up Swimming In My Sardine Can Of Worms R. Zamora Linmark, Poet and Novelist
Presented 10/10/2008 Audio
Hearts, Minds, and Herbicides: Rethinking the Chemical War in Vietnam Ed Martini, Department of History, Western Michigan University
Presented 9/12/2008 Audio