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2012 Golay Lecture by Benedict Anderson

image from letters of secrecy article from fall bulletin 2013

Professor emeritus Benedict Anderson (international studies, government, and Asian studies), renowned scholar of Southeast Asian studies and author of Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origins and Spread of Nationalism, gave the 9th Frank H. Golay Memorial Lecture on October 25, 2012 at Cornell University. His talk "Letters, Secrecy, and the Information Age" reflects on the trajectory historiography in Southeast Asia and traces how information has been stored, circulated, hidden, or extinguished. The lecture can be read in PDF form, (published in the Fall 2013 SEAP bulletin), or can be viewed on Cornellcast.