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October 2021

Malay Manuscripts: A Guide to Paper and Watermarks. The Collected Works of Russell Jones (1972–2015)

October 27

Abstract This special issue of the SOAS-based journal Indonesia and the Malay World gathers together the key works of the late Dr Russell Jones (1926–2019) on the paper used for copying Malay manuscripts and their watermarks. A pioneer in the field of Malay codicology, Dr Jones’ groundbreaking work transformed the way in which they were viewed and approached, and remain of fundamental importance today. Research on paper and watermarks can not only help us understand the development of the Malay…

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(Re)contextualising the Dong Duong Buddhist art gallery at the Museum of Cham Sculpture in Da Nang

October 28

Abstract Constructed in 875 CE under the reign of Indravarman II, the Đồng Dương Monastery was once the largest Buddhist sites of the Champa kingdoms. Excavations conducted by the École française d'Extrême-Orient in the early 20th century unearthed numerous Buddhist artefacts dating to around the 9th and 10th centuries, which are today exhibited at many museums in Vietnam and abroad. This lecture critically examines the Đồng Dương Buddhist gallery at the Museum of Cham Sculpture in Da Nang. It argues…

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November 2021

International Relations with H.E. Chan Heng Chee

November 10

The Southeast Asia Lecture Hall is a series of 10 virtual lectures from world-class scholars that will be delivered to more than 1000 students from across all 11 Southeast Asian countries. The series will take place starting from August 2021 to March 2022, with each lecture taking place every 3 weeks. Initiated by Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia, the Southeast Asia Lecture Hall is the first program of its kind in the region. The Southeast Asia Lecture Hall was conceived…

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December 2021

SEAMEO SPAFA – Archaeology, Fine Arts and Cultural Heritage

December 13 - December 17

CALL FOR PAPERS: SPAFACON2021, 13-17 December 2021 https://sites.google.com/seameo-spafa.org/spafacon2021 SPAFACON goes online with a special conference to mark 50 years of promoting archaeology and fine arts in Southeast Asia. We invite papers related to the ambit of SEAMEO SPAFA - Archaeology, Fine Arts and Cultural Heritage - especially in the following themes: Historical Overviews and Reflections about the development of archaeology, fine arts, museums and cultural heritage in Southeast Asia New discoveries in Southeast Asian Archaeology, including the archaeology of individual…

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JSA-Asean Conference – The 7th Biennial International e-Conference

December 15 - December 17

OVERVIEW: This conference was scheduled in 2020 to showcase the newest partner of JSA-ASEAN, National University of Laos.  However, with the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic and national borders closed for travel, JSA-ASEAN opted to postpone the conference in the hopes that the situation would improve in 2021.  However, with onset of new variants, the Steering Committee has decided to hold an online conference to not disrupt the tradition and uphold the spirit of sharing scholarship within the region. The…

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