Join us for a talk that explores the making of “companionable objects” and a “companionable conscience” in Indonesia’s art world. (on 12/09)
A talk about how frontier expansion brings into existence new social identities, and new assemblages of "nature" and "culture" (on 11/06)
Take a look at a review of the talks from our speakers series for this semester!
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 takes on the narratives that states hold dear, engaging the stories we tell ourselves about agriculture & animal domestication.
A talk from a recent doctoral dissertation at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa on national identity in Timor-Leste. (on 3/12)
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)
This talk examines contemporary images in Thailand during the recent campaign to shutdown Bangkok, which began in 2013. (on 2/7)
Terminally Haunted: Aviation Ghosts, Hybrid Buddhist Practices, and Disaster Aversion Strategies Amongst Airport Workers in Myanmar and Thailand on 12/06.
A talk by PhD candidate, Keith Bettinger, about the strategies involved in creating a new province in Indonesia (on 11/01).