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Indonesian Art & Political Transition

Join us for a talk that explores the making of “companionable objects” and a “companionable conscience” in Indonesia’s art world. (on 12/09)

The Jungle Girl and the Wildman

A talk about how frontier expansion brings into existence new social identities, and new assemblages of "nature" and "culture" (on 11/06)

The Art of Exile Talk

Based on ethnographic fieldwork amongst Tai migrants from the Shan State in Burma/Myanmar, this talk attends to the micropolitics and staged authenticities of Tai dance (Fon Tai). (on 4/23)

James C. Scott Lecture Video

James C. Scott takes on the narratives that states hold dear, engaging the stories we tell ourselves about agriculture & animal domestication.

Nation Building in Timor-Leste

A talk from a recent doctoral dissertation at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa on national identity in Timor-Leste. (on 3/12)

James Scott Public Lecture

CSEAS will co-sponsor a talk by Dr. Scott, the Sterling Professor of Political Science and Professor of Anthropology at Yale University. (on 2/26)

“Terminally Haunted…” Talk

Terminally Haunted: Aviation Ghosts, Hybrid Buddhist Practices, and Disaster Aversion Strategies Amongst Airport Workers in Myanmar and Thailand on 12/06.