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SEAP Gatty Lecture Series

February 11th, 2016 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

"Buddha Shrines: A Cross-Cultural Study of Thailand, Myanmar, and Sri Lanka" Chotima Chaturawong, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Architecture, Silpakorn University This research aims to understand the term mandapa and compare the architecture of mandapas and Buddha shrines in Sri Lanka, Myanmar, and Thailand.  A mondop in Thai architecture indicates a building and a roof...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series

February 18th, 2016 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

"'Sadej Tia' and the Chakri Shadow Line: A Popular Challenge to a Hyper-Royalist Historical Narrative?" Richard Ruth, Associate Professor, History, US Naval Academy Professor Ruth teaches Southeast Asian history at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. His scholarship examines at the intersection of military and religious culture in Thailand’s m...


Adam Lifshey, "Sedition and Empire in Asian and African Arts in Spanish"

February 22nd, 2016 - 4:30PM-6:30PM

Location: Klarman Hall

Room: KG42

Adam Lifshey is Associate Professor of Spanish at Georgetown University.  His talk at Cornell will be based on his recent book Subversions of the American Century: Filipino Literature in Spanish and the Transpacific Transformation of the United States (University of Michigan Press, 2015).  Find more information about Lifshey's work here: https://college.georgetown.edu/collegenews/a-p...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series

February 25th, 2016 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

"The Politics of Gender and Sexuality of Fundamentalist Muslims and the Politics of Knowledge Production of Feminist Groups in Contemporary Indonesia” Farid Muttaqin, PhD Student and Fulbright Presidential Fellow Anthropology, SUNY-Binghamton In this presentation, I intend to discuss how, on the one hand, the politics of gender and sexuality become an integral part of the fun...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series

March 3rd, 2016 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

"Offshore Identities and Ruptures in the Handling Time" Allan Isaac, Associate Professor, American Studies, English, Rutgers University At the end of 2011, call center agents numbered 400,000 in the Philippines outpacing India in growth and number for voice operations. Indian-owned companies like Aegis have moved operations into the Philippine archipelago. The Philippines is number...


Breaking Baksbat

March 8th, 2016 - 7:00PM-8:30PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

2016 > USA > Directed by Robert Lieberman Novelist, filmmaker, and Cornell physicist Robert H. Lieberman provides a rare look at the psychological landscape of Cambodia. The film explores the lives of three generations following the horrific genocide of the Khmer Rouge. Includes an exclusive interview with Prime Minister Hun Sen, former Khmer Rouge officer and strongman in power for the past...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series

March 17th, 2016 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

"The Booty/Beauty of Filipino/American Art" Sarita Echavez See​, Associate Professor, Media and Cultural Studies, UC Riverside This lecture focuses on works by the multi-media artist Stephanie Syjuco that deliberately ape, ironize and subvert the imperial museum’s accumulative practices, what cultural theorist Allan Isaac has called “acts of assimilation gone awr...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series

April 14th, 2016 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

"Aesthetic Entanglements: The Hybrid Heritage of Thai and Cambodian Dance" Alexandra Denes, Lecturer, Media Arts and Design, Chiang Mai University In pre-colonial Cambodia and Siam, court dancers were living embodiments of a king’s prestige and spiritual power. Bas-reliefs and inscriptions from Angkor indicate that hundreds of court dancers performed as ritual propitiati...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series

April 21st, 2016 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

"Past Lives, Present Tense: Past-Life Memory in Contemporary Cambodia" Erik Davis, Associate Professor, Religious Studies, Macalester College Past-life memory in Cambodia is common. In the dominantly Buddhist culture, past-life memory is usually interpreted in terms of the Buddhist cycle of saṃsāra, where past-life memory is often a prerequsite for advanced stages of spirit...


CU Music: Cornell Gamelan Ensemble with guest Javanese musicians

April 24th, 2016 - 1:00PM-3:00PM

Location: Barnes Hall

Room: Auditorium

Cornell Gamelan Ensemble; Christopher J. Miller, director, with guest Javanese musicians Peni Candra Rini and Danis Sugiyanto....


CU Music presents "Shadow Ballads" with 9 guest artists

April 24th, 2016 - 8:00PM-10:00PM

Location: Barnes Hall

Room: Auditorium

Shadow Ballads:  a multi-media collaboration combining Appalachian “crankies” with Balinese shadow puppets, and American old-time with its Indonesian equivalent, kroncong, by a group of nine guest artists from the U.S. and Indonesia.  Funded in part by a grant from the Cornell Council for the Arts....


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series

April 28th, 2016 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

"The Language of Informal Media: Form and Function in Indonesian and other Southeast Asian Languages" Thomas Conners, Associate Research Scientist, Less Commonly Taught Languages, University of Maryland Over 500 million tweets and 21 billion SMS messages are sent daily around the world, and Indonesians are among the earliest and most eager adopters of new social media technolo...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series

May 5th, 2016 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

"Colonial Kings and the Decolonization of the French Empire: Bao Dai, Mohammed V, and Norodom Sihanouk" Christopher Goscha, Associate Professor, History, Universite du Quebec a Montreal During the last few decades, scholars have produced path-breaking studies of the nationalist transformations of the Windsor, Meiji, and Chakri dynasties in Great Britain, Japan, and Thailand. H...

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