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CALENDAR OF EVENTS - Spring 2014  (to date)
JANUARY FEBRUARY MARCH APRIL
SEAS BROWN BAG SEMINAR SERIES*
WEDNESDAYS, 12:00 NOON DURING ACADEMIC SEMESTER
Room 203, Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Avenue (Other events as indicated)

January 24
YVSG Workshop
4:00 P.M.
Sterling Memorial Library Rm. 207

(Non-Yale attendees, please contact Richard Richie for access to this room)


“An Intimate Conversation about Nôm studies and the preservation of old books and objects from Vietnam”

Ngô Thanh Nhàn, Ph.D. Linguistics, Research Fellow on Nôm Studies at the Center for Vietnamese Philosophy, Culture & Society, Temple University; Visiting Scholar on Natural Language Processing of the Linguistic String Project at New York University.

Dr. Nguyen To Lan, Researcher, The Institute of Sino-Nom Studies, Vietnamese Academy of Social Sciences.

See Yale Vietnamese Study Group >> for additional information and links

January 27
2:00 - 4:00
room 214, SML

Southeast Asia Reading Room Open House and Reception
Visit New SEAS Reading room and adjacent Seminar room in Sterling Memorial Library - Stop by and enjoy th enew study spaces and reading spaces

February 12
12:00 Noon
Brown Bag Seminar
"Splitting a Coconut or Why did You Do That: Ancestors and Confession in an Eastern Indonesian Region"
Robert Barnes, Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Oxford (retired)
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February 19
12:00 Noon
Brown Bag Seminar
"The Battle for the 'True Islam' in Indonesia - The Ahmadiyya Debate and the Politics of Exclusion"
Saskia Shäfer, Postdoctoral Fellow in Modern Southeast Asian Studies, Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University
abstract >>
February 26
12:00 Noon
Brown Bag Seminar

"Intimate Colonialism? Intra-Asian Families and Domesticities in Colonial Southeast Asia"
Chie Ikeya, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Rutgers University
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March 5
12:00 Noon
Brown Bag Seminar

"Kinship Secrets and Women’s Work: Invisible Adoption and the Changing Political Economy of the Nuclear Family in Vietnam"
Ann Marie Leshkowich, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, College of the Holy Cross
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March 5
4:30 pm
Room 105, 10 Sachem Street

“Spirits of the Citadel: Resistance and Renewal in an Urban Thai Community.” 
Michael Herzfeld, Ernest E. Monrad Professor of the Social Sciences, Harvard University
Sponsored by the Provost’s Distinguished Mentor Series and the Department of Anthropology at Yale

March 5
4:30 P.M.
Luce Hall, Room 302
YIF Workshop
"Reflections on Fieldwork in South Sulawesi, Indonesia and Sabah, Malaysia"
Andrew Carruthers, PhD Student in Anthropology. 2015.
See Yale Indonesia Forum >> for abstract
March 26
12:00 Noon

Southeast Asia Studies Council Meeting
closed to public

March 27
3:00 P.M.
51 Hillhouse, Rm. 101
YIF Workshop

"Shifts, Drifts, Mutability: On Forty Years of Conducting Research in Indonesia and Malaysia"
James T. Collins, Professor and Principle Research Fellow,Institute of Ethnic Studies, National University of Malaysia
See Yale Indonesia Forum >> for speaker information


April 2
12:00 Noon
Brown Bag Seminar
"Horsing Around Melayu: Kuda Kepang, Islamic Piety, and Identity Politics at Play in Singapore’s Malay Community"
Patricia Hardwick, Postdoctoral Associate, Institute of Sacred Music; Lecturer, Department of Religious Studies, Yale University
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April 8
4:00 P.M.
Luce Hall, Room 302
YIF Workshop
"Back of the Bird's Head: Linguistic Fieldwork in West Papua"
Emily Gasser,
PhD candidate, Department of Linguistics, Yale University
See Yale Indonesia Forum >> for abstract
April 9
12:00 Noon
Brown Bag Seminar

"Hanoi’s War"
Lien-Hang T. Nguyen, Associate Professor of History, University of Kentucky
abstract >>

April 11
2:00 - 5:00 (tentative)
Rm. 100, Dow Hall
370 Temple Street
REIMAGINING INDONESIA: Ideals, Actions, and Challenges
YIF Spring Dialogue

- Hosted by the YALE INDONSIAN FORUM
Panelists tba
April 12
8:30 - 6:00 (tentative)
Rm 203, Luce Hall
34 Hillhouse Avenue

REIMAGINING INDONESIA: Ideals, Actions, and Challenges
The 11th Northeastern Conference on Indonesia

- Hosted by the YALE INDONSIAN FORUM
Keynote Speaker: R. William Liddle
call for papers > >

April 13 (Sun.)
4:00-6:00 PM
Luce Hall Common Room
11th Annual Southeast Asia Studies Spring Cultural Festival
Hosted by the SEAS Language Studies Faculty
Displays, performances, food and fun
Program > >
April 16
12:00 Noon
Brown Bag Seminar

"Decolonization, Violence, and Sovereignty in an Out of the Way Place: the Western Mekong Delta, 1945-54"
Shawn McHale, Associate Professor of History and International Affairs; Director, Asian Studies Program, George Washington University
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April 23
12:00 Noon
Brown Bag Seminar
"The Formation and Transformation of Catholic Communities in Northern Vietnam before French Colonization"
Motonori Makino, Senior Research Fellow, Toyo Bunko; Visiting Scholar, Harvard-Yenching Institute
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