Past Events
 
     
 


I.    Conferences & Workshops
II.   Inauguration of the Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre
III.  Book Launch: Nagapattinam to Suvarnadwipa
IV.  Special Events
V.  The Nalanda-Sriwijaya Lecture Series
VI.  The ACM-NSC Lecture Series
VII. The NSC-Buddhist Lodge Lecture Series

VIII. The NSC-ArtScience Museum Lecture Series
IX. NSC Archaeology Unit Lecture Series


 
 
 
   
  I.  Conferences & Workshops

 
 
Date Title
24-25 March 2014 Traces of the Two Great Epics: Ramayana and Mahabharata in Javanese and Malay Literature
  E-flyer Programme Photos
   
2-3 December 2013 Conference on Cultural Transfer in Historical Maritime Asia: Austronesian-Indic Encounters
  E-flyer Programme Photos
   
29 May 2013 Digital Humanities in Asian Studies
  Programme/E-flyer (pdf)    
   
25 March 2013 ECAI Atlas of Maritime Buddhist Project
  Programme/E-flyer (pdf) Photos  
   
7-8 December 2012 Asia-Europe Encounters: Intellectual and Cultural Exchanges, 1900-1950
  Programme (pdf) E-flyer (pdf) Photos
   
26 November 2012 Roundtable: Rethinking the Asian Century with the Arts
  Programme (pdf) E-flyer (pdf)  
   
11-13 October 2012 3rd Conference of the Asian Borderlands Research Network: Connections, Corridors, and Communities
  Programme (pdf)
   
23-24 July 2012 [INDIA-CHINA DIALOGUE] Visions, Individuals and Networks: India-China Connections, 1900 -1960
  Programme (pdf) E-flyer (pdf)  
   
4-5 July 2012 [INDIA-CHINA DIALOGUE] Image and Perceptions: The Role of Media in India–China Relations
  E-flyer/programme (pdf) Concept note  
   
28-29 June 2012

International Conference on Imperial China and Its Southern Neighbours

  Programme (pdf) E-flyer (pdf) Invitation letter (Word)
   
18-19 June 2012 New Research in Cham Studies: An International Conference
  Conference description (MS Word) Conference programme (pdf)  
   
13-14 February 2012 Early Myanmar and Its Global Connections: An International Conference
  Conference programme (Word) Banner (pdf) E-flyer (pdf)
  Speech by Union Minister, Ministry of Information and Ministry of Culture (pdf) Conference Photos Photos of Bagan in 1976 (ppt)
  Feature article about the conference (pdf)    
   
15-16 December 2011 Conference on Buddhist Revival in Asia
  Conference programme E-flyer Photos
   
7 December 2011 Workshop on Past and Present: Voices of South Asian Women in Malaysia and Singapore
  Conference programme E-flyer Photos
   
31 October - 4 November 2011 International Conference on “Asian Encounters: Networks of Cultural Interaction” and Book Launch of "Early Interactions between South and Southeast Asia"
  Inaugural programme (pdf) Conference programme (pdf) Schedule of panels 1-3 (pdf)
   
10-15 October 2011

Workshop on the Historical and Cultural Interactions between India and China

  Conference programme (pdf) E-flyer (jpg)  
   
11-12 June 2011 Angkor and Its Global Connections: An International Conference
  Conference description (pdf) Conference programme (pdf) E-flyer (jpg)
  Photos    
   
10 - 11 March 2011 Buddhist Dynamics in Premodern Southeast Asia
  Call for papers (pdf) Conference programme (pdf) Photos
       
21 - 22 February 2011 Empires and Networks: Maritime Asian Experiences 9th to 19th Centuries
  Workshop description (pdf) Photos Conference programme
   
12 August 2010 The Re-emergence of Asia: The West and Asia in the Post-Vasco da Gama Era
  E-flyer (pdf)
   
28 - 29 July 2010 Global Crossroads: The Port Clusters of Southeast Asia and the Middle East
  Call for papers (pdf) Invitation letter (pdf) Conference programme (pdf)
  Photos    
   
02 - 03 July 2010 [INDIA-CHINA DIALOGUE] Image and Perceptions: The Role of The Media in India-China Relations
  Flyer (pdf)
   
24 - 25 May 2010 Theravada Buddhism Under Colonialism: Adaptation And Response
  Call for papers (pdf) Invitation form (pdf) Registration form (doc)
  Conference programme (pdf)    
   
11 - 13 May 2010 An Age in Motion: The Asian Voyages of Rabindranath Tagore
  Call for papers (pdf) Invitation letter (pdf) Registration form (doc)
  Conference programme (pdf) Conference brochure (pdf) Keynote address by Sugata Bose (pdf)
  Photos Press  
   
23 April 2010 60 Years of Diplomatic Relations between India and China: Perspectives from History, Culture, Economy, and Diplomacy
  Announcement (pdf)
   
27 - 29 January 2010 Indian and Chinese Immigrant Communities: Comparative Perspectives
  Workshop announcement (pdf) Workshop programme (pdf) Photos
   
04 - 06 December 2009 India, China and Asia: Geo-Civilizational Perspectives
  Conference programme (pdf)    
   
20 - 21 November 2009 Eurasian Influences on Yuan China: Cross-Cultural Transmissions in the 13th and 14th Centuries
  Workshop programme (pdf)
   
16 - 18 February 2009 Buddhism Across Asia: Networks of Material, Intellectual and Cultural Exchange
  Conference programme (pdf) Conference report  
   
 
   
     
 

II. Inauguration of the Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre

 
 
11 August 2009 Official Inauguration of the Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre
  Inauguration speeches (pdf)    
  Press articles Photos  
 
 

 

 
   
     
  III. Book Launch: Nagapattinam to Suvarnadwipa

 
 
27 January 2010 Nagapattinam to Suvarnadwipa : Reflections on the Chola Naval Expeditions to Southeast Asia
  Book Launch flyer (pdf) Photos  
 
     
 
     
  IV. Special Events

 
20 May 2014 New Societies, Old States? A Roundtable Discussion about State Formation in Early/Modern Southeast Asia
  E-flyer (pdf)
   
16 April 2014 Wasted! Neoliberalization, Indonesia-style, and its Discontents as Martial Arts Action Movie (Lecture by Tony Day)
  E-flyer (pdf)
   
30 April 2012 Nalanda University: A Motherplan for the Campus of the 21st Century
  E-flyer (pdf)
   
25 April 2012 Book Launch of "Anthony Reid and the Study of the Southeast Asian Past"
  E-flyer (pdf) Photos  
   
30 January 2012 An Afternoon with Zheng He (talks, video, discussion)
  E-flyer (pdf) Photos  
   
13 December 2011 Road to Delhi: Gandhi in 1947
  Speakers: Anjana Sharma and Gopa Sabharwal
  E-flyer (pdf)
   
11 October 2011 In-house Seminar: The Role of the Myanmar Ministry of Culture and its Ongoing Cultural Preservation Projects
  Speaker: Daw Nanda Hmun, Director-General, Department of Historical Research, Ministry of Culture, Myanmar 
  Photos    
   
5-8 May 2011 2nd Asian Buddhist Film Festival
  Press articles    
   
5 May 2011 Presentation of a Bust of Tagore to Commemorate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Gurudev
  Invitation (pdf) Photos Press articles
   
16-17 April 2011 Rabindranath Tagore's Daak Ghar—The Post Office
  Play description (pdf)
   
30 March 2011 Panel 130: Global Crossroads – Religious Expansion across Asian Borders: Networks and Mediations (2011 ICAS/AAS Meeting in Hawaii)
  Panel proposal and abstracts
   
11 March 2011 Anweshana III - The Search for Nalanda (NUS Indian Dance)
  E-flyer (jpg)
   
12 August 2010 Inaugural NSC Annual Lecture by Lord Meghnad Desai
  "The Re-emergence of Asia: The West and Asia in the Post-Vasco da Gama Era"
  E-flyer (pdf) Photos  
   
13 January 2011 Inaugural Lecture of the Singapore Consortium for India-China Dialogue by HE Nirupama Rao
  "Rabindranath Tagore's Vision of India and China: A 21st Century Perspective"  (pdf)
  Flyer (pdf) Programme (pdf) Invitation letter (pdf)
  Photos "India Perspectives" Commentary (pdf)  
 
     
   
     
  V.  The Nalanda-Sriwijaya Lecture Series

 
 
Date Speaker Lecture Title
7 March 2014 Thomas Borchert Cooperation or Conflict? Thinking about the Implication of National and Religious Identity of Monks in Thailand
    Announcement
     
27 February 2014 Ding Choo Ming Can Pantun be Symbol of Cultural Identity for Nusantara in 21st Century and Beyond?
    Announcement
     
31 July 2013 Alexandra Landmann Connecting the Past-Past to the Present: Social Control among the Baduy Tribe
    Announcement
     
18 July 2013 Ding Choo Ming The Reworking of Hindu Epics in the Hands of Javanese-Malay Authors
    Announcement
     
12 April 2013 Albert Tzeng Framing Sociology in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore
    Announcement
     
27 March 2013 Ding Ming Choo Historical Migration as Reflected in the Spread of Malay Pantun
    Announcement
     
29 November 2012 Risha Lee Tamil Merchants in India and China
    Announcement
     
27 November 2012 Amitav Ghosh China and the Making of Modern India: A Story of Fantasy, Abuse and Recovered Memory
    Announcement
     
2 July 2012 Dorothy Wong The Transmission of Buddhist Art: Jianzhen's Travels to Japan
    Announcement
     
22 May 2012 Alexey Kirichenko Political Expansion, Maritime Trade, and Religious Practitioners on the Move: Revival of Interactions between Burma and Lanka in the Late 18th and Early 19th Centuries
    Announcement
     
2 May 2012 Nicolas Weber Exploring Cam Narrative Sources for the History of the Cam Diaspora in Cambodia
    Announcement
     
23 April 2012 Ruurdje Laarhoven The Decline of the VOC Trade in Indian Textiles to Southeast Asia in the 17th Century
    Announcement
     
18 April 2012 Bernard Arps Bhīma Meets Vairocana: Java in Asia, Religious Doctrine, and the Quest
    Announcement
     
5 April 2012 Valerie Hansen A New History of the Silk Road
    Announcement  
     
20 March 2012 Christoph Marcinkowski

Persians in Thailand: From the Ayutthaya Period to the Present

    Announcement
     
14 March 2012 Wong Yee Tuan

Penang's Hokkien Traders and Their Networks
in the Entrepot Age, 1820s-1890s

    Announcement
     
17 January 2012 Mohamed Effendy bin Abdul Hamid Islamization and the Rise of New Power Groups in Cam History
    Announcement  
     
28 October 2011 Kunal Basu

Fictional History: Realism and Fantasy in Historical Novels

    Announcement Photos
     
21 October 2011 Thaw Kaung

Recovering a Lost Myanmar Contemporary Account of the Fall of Ayutthaya in 1767

    Announcement Photos
     
20 October 2011 William Radice

Talk, Book Signing and Launch of Radice's Translation of Tagore's Gitanjali

    Announcement Photos
     
1 October 2011 Kunal Basu

Fictional History: Realism and Fantasy in Historical Novels

    Announcement  
     
30 September 2011 Om Prakash

Intra-Asian Trade in Indian Textiles in the 17th Century

    Announcement Photos
     
6 September 2011 Daud Ali

The Death of a Friend: Affiliation and Loyalty in Early Chola Times

    Announcement Photos
     
22 August 2011

Chau Sun Kérya

and Ly Vanna

Cambodia Forum:

Lecture 1: What is the Cultural Meaning of Angkor for Khmer People today

Lecture 2: Samrong Sen: The Earliest Flooded Settlement Site in Central Cambodia

    Announcement Photos
     
18 August 2011 Kerry Sieh and Anthony Reid Seismology and History in Sumatra and Java
    Announcement Photos
     
16 August 2011 Wang Yuanfei Images and Narratives of Java in Late Ming China
    Announcement Photos
     
21 July 2011 Yao Jue A Study of the Dai Lue Buddhist Idea of “This World” presented in the Palm-leaf Scripture The Ten Blessings for Buddha’s Mother Pussadī in the light of the importance of the Vessantara Jataka among the Dai Lue in Sipsongbanna, Yunnan
    Announcement (pdf) Photos
     
26 May 2011 Ravindra K Jain Anthropology and Diaspora Studies: A New Frontier
    Announcement (pdf) Photos
     
22 Mar 2011 Naoko Iioka Making Merit, Pursuing Profit: The Case Of A Fujian Diasporic Community In Seventeenth-Century Nagasaki
    Announcement (pdf)
     
9 Mar 2011 Alexey Kirichenko The Effects of Patronage and Buddhist Lay – Monastic Interactions in Upper Myanmar (Burma) from the 17th to 19th Centuries
    Announcement (pdf)
     
4 Mar 2011 Donald Stadtner Mon and Burmese Foundation Myths and the Forging of a National Identity
    Announcement (pdf)
     
28 Feb 2011 Dominik Bonatz Rethinking Early State Formation Processes in Asia: Two Case Studies From Ancient Syria and Indonesia
    Announcement (pdf)
     
17 Jan 2011 Gopa Sabharwal The Nalanda University: Past, Present and Prospects
    Announcement (pdf) Photos
     
10 Jan 2011 Adam McKeown Chinese and Indian Migration in Global Context, 1840-1940
    Announcement (pdf)
     
02 Dec 2010 Noboru Karashima The Importance of Indian Epigraphy: The Emergence of Medieval South Indian Society as Revealed
by the Change in Imprecations in Tamil Inscriptions
    Announcement (pdf) Interview (pdf)
     
06 Oct 2010 Frederick M. Asher Replicating Bodhgaya: The origins of Mahabodhi temple replicas in Southeast Asia
    Announcement (pdf)
     
21 Sep 2010 Gitanjali Surendran Anagarika Dharmapala, the Mahabodhi Society and the Buddhist World: The Making of Modern Buddhism in India and beyond, c. 1891-1956
    Announcement (pdf)
     
15 Sep 2010 Pierre-Yves Manguin From Proto-History to Buddhism: The Batujaya Site Complex in West Java
    Announcement (pdf)
     
06 Sep 2010 Shantum Seth “The Path of the Buddha” and Buddhism in India
    Announcement (pdf)
     
26 Aug 2010 Anne M. Blackburn Buddhist Networks in Colonial Lanka and Southeast Asia: Ritual and Resistance
    Announcement (pdf)
     
04 Aug 2010 Daniel Perret Interactions between Sumatra and South Asia (12th – mid-17th c.)
    Announcement (pdf)
     
22 July 2010 Jayani Bonnerjee Different Cosmopolitianisms: Comparing Religous Spaces in Chinatowns of Kolkata and Singapore
    Announcement (pdf)
     
21 July 2010 Kenneth Dean Networks of the Gods: Mapping the Chinese Temples of Singapore Using GIS Technology
    Announcement (pdf)
     
15 July 2010 Nick Burningham EXPERIMENTAL ARCHAEOLOGY: Recreating an Ancient Treasure Ship
    Announcement (pdf)
     
14 July 2010 Yinghong Cheng The Chinese Cultural Revolution and the Decline of Singapore’s Barisan Sosialis
    Announcement (pdf)
     
22 June 2010 Anand Yang 'Near China Beyond the Seas Far Far Distant from Juggermath': The Mid-Nineteenth Century Exile of Guru Bhai Maharaj Singh in Singapore
    Announcement (pdf)
     
18 May 2010 Lipi Ghosh Tai Cultural Heritage in Northeast India: The Tai Ahoms in Assam
    Announcement (pdf)
     
03 May 2010 Thomas Borchert Relocating the Center of a Sangha?: Minority Buddhists, Local Politics and the Construction of a New Temple in Southwest China
    Announcement (pdf)
     
15 Apr 2010 Coonoor Kripalani Filmic Representations of the Overseas Indian and Chinese Communities: Looking at Films of the 1990s and Onwards
    Announcement (pdf)
     
14 Apr 2010 Emiko Stock Visualizing Cham Diversity in Cambodia: Oscillating between Photography and Ethnography
    Announcement (pdf)
     
4 Mar 2010 Kwa Chong Guan The Buddhist Origins of “Singapura”: Re-reading Chapters 1-6 of the Sejarah Melayu on the Founding of “Singapura”
    Announcement (pdf) Powerpoint slides (ppt, 1.23MB)
     
21 Dec 2009 Peter van der Veer The Value of Comparison: Asian Religions in Comparative Perspective
    Announcement (pdf) Audio recording, with introduction by Tansen Sen (mp3, 80MB)
    Photos  
     
01 Dec 2009 Michael Flecker Assorted Treasures: A Millennium of Shipwreck Artifacts and the Stories they Tell
    Announcement (pdf)
     
18 Nov 2009 Rachel Loizeau Hindu Visual Narratives In Ancient Khmer Temples: The Baphuon Temple at Angkor Thom
    Announcement (pdf) Photos
 
07 Oct 2009 Sukanta Chaudhuri Tagore Looks East
    Announcement (pdf)  

01 Oct 2009 Huang Jing Securing Future Development: India and China at the Crossroads
    Announcement (pdf) Speaker's notes (pdf) Audio recording, with introduction by Geoff Wade (mp3, 91.6MB)

30 Sep 2009 Stephen Davies Maritime Museums? Who Needs Them?
    Announcement (pdf) Lecture paper (pdf)

10 Sep 2009 Horst Liebner The Siren of Cirebon: A 10th Century Trading Vessel Lost in the Java Sea
    Announcement (pdf) Powerpoint slides (ppt, 352MB)
     
09 Sep 2009 Prasenjit Duara Asia Redux: Conceptualizing the Region for Our Times
    Announcement (pdf) Photos
 
 
13 Aug 2009 Takeshi Hamashita Divergences between Nanyang and Overseas Chinese Studies in the Era of Globalisation
    Announcement (pdf)  

13 Jul 2009 Sugata Bose Turbulent Passages from the Indian Ocean across the Pacific: Negotiating the Cross-Currents of Global and Inter-Regional Histories
    Announcement (pdf)  
 
     
 
08 Jun 2009 Anthony Reid Asian Nationalism, Asian Globalism: The Historian's Contemporary Responsibility
    Announcement (pdf) Speaker's notes (doc)  
    Lecture paper (doc) Audio recording, with introduction by Geoff Wade (mp3, 95.4mb)
 
     
 
05 May 2009 John M. Hobson Provincializing Globalization: Eastern Origins of Globalization and Western Modernity
    Announcement (pdf) Audio recording, with introduction by Tansen Sen (mp3, 83.2MB)
 
     
 
23 Apr 2009 John Miksic The Buddhist-Hindu Divide in Premodern Southeast Asia
    Announcement (pdf) Audio recording, with introduction by Tansen Sen (mp3, 116MB)
 
     
   
     
  VI.  The ACM-NSC Lecture Series

 
 
Date Speaker Lecture Title
19 August 2011 Romila Thapar Historical Writing in Early India
    Announcement Photos
     
17 August 2011 Romila Thapar Alternative Stories of Rama: Why Did They Emerge in the 1st Millennium BCE
    Announcement Photos
     
21 June 2011 Thomas Hunter Sanskrit in the Archipelago: Translation, Vernacularization and Translocal Identity
    Announcement (pdf) Photos
     
19 Jan 2011 Vittorio Roveda Buddhist Iconography in Southeast Asia
    Announcement (pdf)
     
04 May 2010 Carl Vadivella Belle Murugan – A 'Dravidian' Deity – and the Tamil Diaspora
    Announcement (pdf)
     
07 Apr 2010 Thomas Borchert The Dai of China: Theravada Buddhism in Yunnan
    Announcement (pdf)
     
26 Feb 2010 Arlo Griffiths New Light on the Ancient Records of Campa (Vietnam)
    Announcement (pdf)
     
22 Oct 2009 E. Edwards McKinnon The Archaeology of Buddhist Sumatra
    Announcement (pdf)
     
16 Sep 2009 Elizabeth Moore New Archaeological Evidence from the Southern Silk Road: debating the origins of bronze production in Myanmar
    Announcement (pdf)
     
09 July 2009 Pierre-Yves Manguin The expansion of Vaishnavism: religion, trade and state in early historic Southeast Asia
    Announcement (pdf) Photos
     
04 June 2009 Tansen Sen Why Buddhism and Not Hinduism?: Reexamining the Successful Transmission of Buddhism to China
    Announcement (pdf)
   
   
VII.  The NSC-Buddhist Lodge Lecture Series
Date Speaker Lecture Title
20 July 2011 Yao Jue 雲南佛教的歷史與經典 (The History and Texts of Yunnan Buddhism)
    Announcement (pdf) Photos
     
10 May 2010 Wang Bangwei Nālandā and Chinese Buddhist Pilgrim Monks
    Announcement - English (pdf)
Annoncement - Chinese (pdf)
     
27 Apr 2010 John Miksic Buddhist Archaeology and the ISEAS Archaeology Unit
    Announcement - English (pdf)
Announcement - Chinese (pdf)
Powerpoint (ppt, 7.1 MB)
     
02 Nov 2009 Yuan Quan From Demon to Deity: The Diffusion and Transformation of Fertility Goddess Hāritī in East and Southeast Asia
    Announcement - English (pdf)
Announcement - Chinese
(pdf)
Photos
     
10 Oct 2009 Zhang Xing The Beliefs and Practices of Buddhism among the Chinese Community in Kolkata, India
    Announcement (pdf)  
 
 

 

VIII.  The NSC-ArtScience Museum Lecture Series
Date Speaker Lecture Title
1 October 2011 Victor Mair

A 9th-Century Shipwreck and Its Implications for the History of Tea

    Announcement  
     
11 Sept 2011 Tansen Sen

China and the Indian Ocean: Maritime Interactions during the Tang Dynasty (618-907)

    Announcement  
     
10 Sept 2011 John Miksic

Sinbad's Cargo: Arabo-Persian Artifacts in Southeast Asia

    Announcement  
     
     

 

 

IX.  The NSC Archaeology Unit Lecture Series

Date Speaker/s Lecture Title
24 June 2013 Mai Lin Tjoa-Bonatz Settlement Archaeology of Late 14th to 17th Century in West Sumatra
    Announcement
     
17 June 2013 Phon Kaseka Research at the Cheung Ek Archaeological Site
    Announcement
     
3 May 2013 E. Edwards McKinnon

Ancient Fansur, Aceh's 'Atlantis': The Case for Lhok Pancu / Indrapurwa

    Announcement
     
21 March 2013

Patricia Bjaaland Welch

Discussants: Lim Chen Sian and John Miksic

Chasing the Wild Goose
    Announcement
     
31 August 2012 Noel Hidalgo Tan Same Same, But Different: The Rock Art of Southeast Asia
    Announcement
     
31 May 2012 Heng Kamsan / Andrea Natasha Kintanar / Agni Sesaria Mochtar Symposium: Southeast Asian Underwater Archaeology
    Announcement/Programme
     
13 April 2012 Leedom Lefferts

Pots and How They are Made in Southeast Asia

    Announcement Videos