Thinking of pursuing an education in Archaeology, particularly with the focus on Southeast Asia? Here are some places to look up. You may also want to check out this page for information on scholarships and grants, as well as other opportunities in field schools.
- The School of Archaeology & Anthropology, Australian National University
- Department of Archaeology and Natural History, College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University
- INALCO – The Institute National des Langues et Civilisations
Orientales is not an archaeology school, but rather a language school offering courses of over 90 languages, some of which can only be studied here.
- Gadjah Mada University – The Department of Archaeology at the Faculty of Cultural Sciences offers programmes in archaeology from undergraduate all the way to doctoral level. Website is in Indonesian.
- Centre for Global Archaeological Research, Malaysia – Based at the Universiti Sains Malaysia.
- Archaeological Studies Program, University of the Philippines – The Archaeological Studies Program (ASP) at the University of the Philippines Diliman was established on August 24, 1995. Multidisciplinary in nature, ASP is designed to oversee and coordinate instructional, rese arch and extension activities pertaining to the systematic discovery, reclamation, analysis, presentation and preservation of the material remains of past cultures.
- Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore – One of the ARI’s research clusters is themed around Southeast Asia-China interactions, including a project on Southeast Asian archaeology.
- Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore
- Southeast Asian Studies Programme, National University of Singapore – under the faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the National University of Singapore offers modules in archaeology in the graduate programme. Singapore does not have any dedicated archaeology programmes in place.
- Silpakorn University – Most of the website is in Thai (which I don’t read), but their graduate school offers MAs in historical archaeology and prehistoric archaeology.
- SOAS – The School of Oriental and African Studies – Despite it’s outmoded name, the School of Oriental and African Studies of the University of London has a long and illustrious record in researching Asia.
- Southeast Asian Archaeology program, University of Hawai’i at Manoa – The University of Hawai’i is one of the largest and most comprehensive Southeast Asian archaeology programmes in the United States, and has been in existence since the 1970s.
- Southeast Asian Archaeological Research and Training Program, University of Washington – A four-year programme was initiated in late 2006 to build both North American and Southeast Asian capabilities to protect and explore Southeast Asiaâ€™s archaeological heritage.
Again, this list is a work in progress and is by no means exhaustive. Over time, I hope to provide an large list of places offering archaeology in Southeast Asia, as well as from countries outside SEA.