The Palimpsestic Past and Present of Southeast Asia: Rewriting Lives Beyond Boundaries
Do you plan on going to AAS this year? Or are you upset about not going and missing out? Are you interested to see what the current graduate students researching Southeast Asia are working on? Whatever reason, you are invited to the Southeast Asia Center's first graduate student conference here in Seattle! Our wonderful graduate student committee has prepared two full days of events featuring presentation panels, workshops (that anyone can participate in) and a mini film festival with films by our very own MA student Adrian Alarilla.
The papers that will be presented spread across Southeast Asia. We will have papers featuring Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Myanmar and Cambodia. Producing and recollecting early Indonesian history through performance, the shifting of influence of imperial authority in Malaysia, and nation-building for the thousands of islands and cultures through film in Indonesia are only just a few examples of the presentation topics we will have. Although they represent various disciplines and nation-states, all of the presenters have been deeply influenced by the work of Dr. Benedict Anderson.
We will have three discussant and workshop leaders as well. Graduate students (and community members) are encouraged to bring their works-in-progress to the workshops. Our discussants are:
- Charles Hirschman - University of Washington, Seattle
- Eric Tagliacozzo - Cornell Universit, Ithaca
- David Biggs - University of California, Riverside
On Friday night, we will be showing three films 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM. They are:
- Time Capsule Triptych (2006) by Adrian Alarilla
- Passabe (2006) by James Leong
- To Manong Carlos (2014) by Adrian Alarilla
The event is free and open to the public. Food and refreshments will be provided. Check out the links on Facebook to receive more updates about what will be going on!
Graduate Student Conference and Mini Film Fest