NUS Asian Graduate Student Fellowships 2016

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The Asia Research Institute (ARI) of the National University of Singapore (NUS) invites applications from citizens of Asian countries currently enrolled in a fulltime Master’s or PhD degrees at a university in an Asian country (except Singapore) for consideration for the award of Asian Graduate Student Fellowships. Offered to graduate students working in the Humanities and Social Sciences on Southeast Asian topics, the fellowship will allow the recipients to be based at NUS for an ‘in residence fellowship’ for a period of eight (8) weeks. The aim of the fellowship is to enable scholars to make full use of the wide range of resources held in the libraries of NUS and the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. The fellowship will commence on 23 May 2016, and scholars are expected to make a presentation on their work at the “Singapore Graduate Forum on Southeast Asian Studies” to be organised in the middle of July 2016.

Deadline: 15 November 2015
More details here.

CFP: 10th Postgraduate Forum on Southeast Asian Studies

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Of potential interest to postgraduate students. The ARI Postgraduate forum has in the past had panels for Southeast Asian archaeology.

10th Singapore Graduate Forum on Southeast Asian Studies
Date: 24-26 June 2015
Venue: National University of Singapore, Bukit Timah Campus
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Seminar: Revisiting the Bujang Valley

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Readers may be interested in this seminar on the Bujang Valley at the National University of Singapore.

Bujang Valley Museum

Revisiting the Bujang Valley: An Entrepôt Complex at the Heart of the Maritime Silk Route
Dr Stephen Murphy
Date: 29 October 2014
Time: 3 pm
Venue: National University of Singapre. Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, Block AS1, #03-04, 11 Arts Link, Singapore 117570
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7 Lectures from iTunes U on Southeast Asian Archaeology

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Last week, Apple announced a revamped iBooks and iTunes U service aimed at bringing textbooks and course materials to the iPad. There’s a fair buzz in the education circles, but how much content is there relating to the archaeology of Southeast Asia?


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Archaeology unit set up in Singapore

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At long last, an archaeology unit has been set up in Singapore, as part of the Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies based in the National University of Singapore. The unit, run by Dr. John Miksic and Lim Chen Sian.

Singapore’s first formal archaeology unit
The Straits Times, 23 April 2010
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Call for Papers: 5th Singapore Graduate Forum on Southeast Asia

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Sorry for posting this late – since the deadline is this Friday! Over the past few years, an number of excellent papers related to archaeology have been presented at the ARI graduate forum.

5th Singapore Graduate Forum on Southeast Asia Studies
Date: 5 – 9 Jul 2010
Venue: Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore @ BTC
Deadline for submission: 09 April
Details here
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Public Lecture: A Millennium of Shipwreck Artifacts and the Stories they Tell

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Folks in Singapore interested about the wealth of archaeological treasures found in the water of Southeast Asia might be interested in Dr Flecker’s talk at NUS on Tuesday.

Assorted Treasures: A Millennium of Shipwreck Artifacts and the Stories they Tell
Tuesday, 01 Dec 2009, 4.00pm – 6.00pm
Seminar Room II, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
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Call for papers: 4th Asian Graduate Forum On Southeast Asian Studies

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The Graduate Forum on Southeast Asian Studies is back again! The forum is organised by the Asia Research Institute at the National University of Singapore. Registration details can be found here.

4th Asian Graduate Forum On Southeast Asian Studies
Date: 13 Jul 2009 – 17 Jul 2009
Venue: National University of Singapore, Bukit Timah Campus & Kent Ridge Campus
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Public Lecture: A Tale of Two Kingdoms by Prof Michael Aung-Thwin

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Readers in Singapore interested in Burmese history might be interested in this public lecture by Prof. Michael Aung-Thwin on the Ava and Pegu kingdoms in 15th century Burma.

BURMA-THAI STUDY GROUP – A Tale of Two Kingdoms: Ava and Pegu in 15th-Century Burma by Prof Michael Aung-Thwin
11 Mar 2009, 3.30 pm
NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, AS3, Level 6, SEA Seminar Room 2 (#06-02)

Abstract:
“Burma” in the 15th century was one of reformulation as well as newness: whereas the Kingdom of Ava was a reformulation of Pagan, the Kingdom of Pegu was new. For Ava, it was a familiar situation: the same material environment and demographic base, the same economic, social and political institutions, the same language, writing system, cosmology, and culture. For Pegu, although it also shared the same script, cosmology and conceptual system, some of the same history, and used the physical infrastructure laid there by the Pyu earlier and Pagan later, the kingdom itself was new, created and led by newcomers to Lower Burma in a new socio-cultural and geo-economic setting of the late 13th century. The situation was thus a co-existence of both old and new, in time and in space. As such, Ava and Pegu represent less an irreconcilable, binary antithesis, but a workable synthesis in a dualism of differences. That dualism between Ava’s oldness and Pegu’s newness especially during most of the 15th century is an example, par excellence, of the “upstream-downstream” paradigm, a nearly universal principle in Southeast Asian history. It had consequences for both the history and historiography of Burma.

More information and registration details on the NUS Asia Research Institute Website.