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Benedict Anderson Memorial - Sun, 01/31/16

Dear SEAP friends,

It is with great sadness that we share with you the news that Ben Anderson passed away in his sleep the evening of Saturday, December 12th in East Java. This is a keen and personal loss for many in SEAP and we join one another in mourning as the news has spread. There are many fine obituaries in the press, and more personal remembrances and photos are already being posted on SEAP's Facebook site. Please feel free to share your memories of him as a teacher, mentor, colleague, and friend.

A Cornell memorial service will be held at Sage Chapel on January 31, 2016 (Sunday) at 2pm. Please join us for this gathering to celebrate Ben's life:

Please check SEAP website and facebook page for further updates.

In mourning, the SEAP staff

Cultural Flows in Space and Time: Reimagining Asian Diaspora

A Community College Faculty Workshop will be held on February 5, 2016, 9:00-2:15 PM at Cornell University, ILR Conference Center 525, King-Shaw Hall, 140 Garden Avenue, Ithaca, NY 14853. In this workshop scholar-presenters will examine cultural flows across Asia and their diasporic connections through space and time. With a combination of presentations, discussions, and breakout sessions community college faculty will learn how to engage and incorporate ideas of diaspora and cultural flows into their teaching and research.

“Possession and Persuasion” Cornell Southeast Asia Program’s 20th Annual Graduate Student Conference

How are entanglements of subjectivity and materiality at work across Southeast Asia? How have possessions and persuasions, broadly imagined, organized studies of Southeast Asia, and to what futures do they beckon?

The conference will be held March 9-11, 2018 at the Kahin Center for Advanced Research on Southeast Asia at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Professor Chiara Formichi from the Department of Asian Studies at Cornell will deliver the keynote address. Click for full schedule.

Cornell in Cambodia Application Deadline September 27, 2017

The course will combine daily lectures and discussions with field trips to important sites that will animate the lectures and readings. Most of the lectures and discussions will take place at Wat Damnak in Siem Reap, with field trips to Angkor, Phnom Penh, Phnom Kulen, Anlong Veng, and Kampong Chhnang

Southeast Asian Language Teaching: New Directions

The Southeast Asia Program is pleased to host a language pedagogy conference, "Southeast Asian Language Teaching: New Directions," on September 8-10, 2017. Come interact with Southeast Asian language teachers from across the world and attend pedagogy panels on Thai, Burmese, Khmer, Vietnamese, Filipino, and Indonesian.

SEAP co-sponsors "Global Voices in Education" fall speaker series

The Southeast Asia Program, the South Asia Program, and the Cornell education minor are pleased to present the "Global Voices in Education" speaker series.

Success in Learning Language Through Culture

Through this program, SEAP finds graduate student volunteers to teach foreign languages in local afterschool programs. One of the goals of the Afterschool Language and Culture Program is to expose children to languages early in life and encourage them to continue their learning when such options are available in middle and high school.

Faculty Spotlight: Hannah Phan, Senior Lecturer - Khmer

"The rewarding part of my job is to see students who open their hearts and minds not only to the people, but to the ecology of the country, land, culture, and different aspects of Cambodian life."

Faculty Spotlight: Eric Tagliacozzo, Professor of History

Modern historians are just beginning to understand how people in Asian societies journeyed in all directions, sharing ideas, material, and technology. Tagliacozzo has studied how societies in Asia, particularly Southeast Asia, communicated with each other and the larger world throughout history in a series of books. He has explored the ways in which Malaysian and Indonesian populations have resisted the imposition of modern borders by colonial powers and traced the impact of Islam’s hajj—the once-in-a-lifetime trip to Mecca that is a goal of every Muslim—on vast numbers of Muslim Southeast Asians over centuries.