Symposium : Reframing the Archive: The Reuse of Film and Photographic Images in Postcolonial Southeast Asia

Symposium : Reframing the Archive: The Reuse of Film and Photographic Images in Postcolonial Southeast Asia

1er juin 2017, Centre of Southeast Asian Studies, SOAS

Call for papers – Deadline: 31st January 2017

https://www.soas.ac.uk/cseas/events/01jun2017-reframing-the-archive-the-reuse-of-film-and-photographic-images-in-postcolonial-southeast-.html

In recent years, the decision to engage with colonial and postcolonial archives has become increasingly commonplace within Southeast Asian film, photography and visual culture. Whilst this renewed interest in archival materials has resulted in an increased awareness of the complexities of lens-based media, it has also allowed practitioners to challenge both the dominant narratives of colonialism and their neo- and postcolonial legacies. In the case of Cambodia and its diasporas, this archival impulse – and its accompanying modes of (re-) appropriation – is exemplified by films such as Rithy Panh’s La France est notre patrie [‘France is our Homeland’] and Davy Chou’s Golden Slumbers. Whereas the former offers an insight into the hypocrisies of French colonial rule, the latter takes its lead from the development of twentieth century Cambodian cinema. Yet despite differing in their aims and emphases, these projects share a number of common characteristics – namely, a desire to foreground the importance of preserving and revisiting archival materials: two imperatives which have acquired a particular significance in the aftermath of the Khmer Rouge regime.

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THE LAO SANGHA AND MODERNITY

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The Lao Sangha and Modernity : Research at the Buddhist Archives of Luang Prabang, 2005 to 2015 edited by Volker Grabowsky, Hans Georg Berger, Khamvone Boulyaphonh and Bunleuth Sengsoulin, Anantha Publishing, 2015

A scholarly resource for Lao history, religion, literature, art and photography, this book assembles leading experts in the field with their analysis of rare collections of manuscripts, photographs, notebooks and printed material. A long-awaited contemporary study on the monastic community and its role in modern society.

« One of the most significant publications to come out of Lao Studies in the last fifty years. » (Prof. Justin McDaniels)

http://www.ananthabooks.com./publication_photography.html

Los Angeles Indonesian Film Festival – November 12-13, 2016

Five feature films and numerous shorts.

DOWNTOWN INDEPENDENT THEATER
251 S Main St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
+1 213-617-1033

Web announcement: www.eventbrite.com/e/los-angeles-indonesian-film-festival-2016-tickets-28592561120?aff=es2

Free and open to the public, but RSVP strongly recommended since space is limited.

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Nam C. Kim: Ancient Vietnam in the National Vietnamese Imagination

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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Ancient Vietnam in the National Vietnamese Imagination

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
A222 Fowler Museum
UCLA Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Free and open to the public.

Web announcement: www.international.ucla.edu/cseas/event/12175

Colloquium with Prof. Nam C. Kim, Department of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Vietnam’s ancient past lives on in the national imagination of Vietnam today, illustrating close ties between the archaeological record, ancient texts, and the aspirations and political agendas of living communities. As an illustrative case, research on the ancient Co Loa settlement offers interesting insights and theoretical implications. Beyond significance for early urbanism and state formation in ancient Southeast Asia, the Co Loa case also highlights how archaeology can impact historical reconstruction and notions of national identity, while also affecting efforts to claim and preserve cultural heritage. This lecture explores these relationships, and the ways in which the ancient past can inform, challenge, and be appropriated by disparate stakeholders.

SEAP Gatty Lecture Series – Catalyzing Arts Development: The Role of Dance in Building Cambodia’s Cultural Sector

SEAP Gatty Lecture Series – « Catalyzing Arts Development: The Role of Dance in Building Cambodia’s Cultural Sector » by Celia Tuchman-Rosta, 27 octobre 2016,  SEAP Cornell

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3 PhD positions : Max-Planck-Institut für ethnologische Forschung Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

1The Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology is one of the leading centres for research in social anthropology. Common to all research projects at the Max Planck Institute is the comparative analysis of social change; it is primarily in this domain that its researchers contribute to anthropological theory, though many programmes also have applied significance and political topicality.
The DFG Emmy Noether Junior Research Group: ‘The Bureaucratization of Islam and its Socio-Legal Dimensions in Southeast Asia’, led by Dr. Dominik M. Müller, is offering

3 PhD positions
starting 1 April 2017

deadline : 15 December 2016

Podcast : Professor Mark Thompson « Duterte’s Bloody Democracy in the Philippines »

Duterte’s Bloody Democracy in the Philippines

Tuesday 25th October 2016, 6.00 – 7.30pm; Room 9.04, Tower 2
Speaker: Professor Mark Thompson; Chair: Dr Jürgen Haacke

Over the last three decades the Philippines has gained much favorable global attention – from the “people power” uprising which toppled a dictatorship to its recent rapid economic growth. But since newly elected Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte launched a bloody anti-drug campaign that has cost a reported 3,000 lives in the first few weeks of his presidency alone, the views of most Filipinos and foreigner observers have diverged starkly. While more than 90% of Filipinos approve of Duterte’s performance in office, the United Nations, human rights groups, the foreign media, and Western governments have criticized the extrajudicial killings as a violation of basic human rights.

This talk will look at why Duterte won the recent presidential election and has “stuck to his guns” in waging a violent war on drugs as well as exploring its implications for the future of democracy in the Philippines and beyond.

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Artist Spends Her Days On Bridges To Photograph Street Vendors In Vietnam

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Vietnam-based photographer Loes Heerink was fascinated by the lives of local street vendors in the country’s capital city of Hanoi. But she was struggling to find the right angle that portrays her subjects in the way she sees them – vibrant and constantly on the move. Surprisingly, the answer to that question was waiting for her on the many bridges of Hanoi.

Voir portfolio : http://www.demilked.com/vietnamese-street-vendors-overhead-photos-hanoi-loes-heerink/

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Cinéma : TA’ANG : un peuple en exil, entre Chine et Birmanie de Wang Bing (2016)

510_taang_af2-jpg-pagespeed-ce-21hk4h7_boSynopsis : Les Ta’ang, minorité ethnique birmane, sont au cœur d’une guerre civile à la frontière chinoise. Depuis début 2015, de violents conflits ont contraint des milliers d’enfants, de femmes et de personnes âgées à s’exiler en Chine.

Ecoutez la rencontre entre Antoine Guillot , producteur de l’émission Plan Large et le réalisateur Wang Bing
enregistrée le mardi 18 octobre au Cinéma Le Louxor dans le cadre des Séances France Culture

Bernard Formoso, Sociétés civiles d’Asie du Sud-Est continentale. Entre pilotage d’État et initiatives citoyennes

2016, ENS Éditions, 288p., ISSBN 978-2-84788-807-2

Comment repenser le concept de société civile hors du prisme des valeurs libérales et séculières caractéristiques de l’Occident ? En conjuguant étroitement les savoirs et méthodes de l’anthropologie et de la science politique, le présent recueil traite de cette question centrale à l’étude de contextes nationaux sud-est asiatiques (Thaïlande, Birmanie, Cambodge, Malaisie, secondairement Singapour et Indonésie) dont les modes d’actions politiques restent profondément empreints de hiérarchie et d’idéologie religieuse. Les diverses formes de dirigisme étatique prenant appui sur ces cadres culturels hérités entrent aujourd’hui en confrontation directe avec des modèles d’action citoyenne importés d’Occident, dans le cadre de la mondialisation économique et informationnelle. En examinant, sur la base d’enquêtes de terrain et d’une abondante documentation, les modalités et les enjeux de cette confrontation suivant les pays et leur histoire, l’ouvrage offre une interprétation approfondie des événements qui font leur actualité tout en questionnant leur devenir. Il s’adresse tout autant aux chercheurs en sciences sociales qui s’intéressent à la nature des sociétés civiles non occidentales, qu’à un public plus large, soucieux de mieux comprendre l’Asie du Sud-Est, ses cultures et les défis sociopolitiques qu’elle doit relever.

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Intervention de Dr. Bernard Sellato – 4 nov. 2016 – Canberra – « Tropical Forest Foragers and Rice Farmers: The Borneo case, Historical Perspectives, and Suggestions about Prehistory »

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Dr. Bernard Sellato

Tropical Forest Foragers and Rice Farmers: the Borneo case, Historical Perspectives, and Suggestions about Prehistory.
Nomadic hunter-gatherers, Punan and Penan, live/d in small scattered bands in Borneo’s tropical forests.

Hedley Bull Theatre 1
Friday 4 November 3.30-5.00pm
Further information: julien.louys@anu.edu.au OR  Guillaume.molle@anu.edu.au

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The Sarawak Museum Department (SMD), through its Sarawak Museum Campus Project, is welcoming applications in 2017 for 12 fellowships (postdocs) based at the Sarawak Museum in Kuching (Malaysia), an ASEMUS member.

The Sarawak Museum Campus Project is a State-funded project to revive the international status of the Sarawak Museum and to build a new museum to showcase Sarawak’s rich cultural and historical heritage which will incorporate education and public outreach programmes. Its main goal is to establish a world-class museum campus and become one of the best museums in the region.

The fellowships will be granted for the period of one year, and research will be concentrated on material culture and the significance of the museum collections. Part of the assignment will also be to exchange knowledge with the museum’s curators and to assist in capacity building. To make the research sustainable, expert sessions will be organised to engage community members and other professionals involved in the knowledge sharing and validation process.

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Singapore Biennale 2016 : an atlas of mirrors

Singapore Biennale 2016 : an Atlas of Mirrors

27/10/ 2016 – 26/02/2017

Singapore Art Museum

Exploring shared histories and current realities within and beyond the region, Singapore Biennale 2016 will be a constellation of artistic perspectives that provide unexpected ways of seeing the world and ourselves.

Titled An Atlas of Mirrors, the international contemporary art exhibition will feature site-specific and never seen before contemporary artworks by more than 60 artists across Southeast Asia, and East and South Asia.

https://www.singaporebiennale.org/about-singapore-biennale-2016.php