NEH 2011 Summer Institute Presentations

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THE DYNAMICS OF CULTURAL UNITY AND DIVERSITY IN SOUTHEAST ASIA          

                                           PRESENTATIONS

                                                    WEEK 1

Leonard Andaya

June 20: The Geographic, Social and Cultural Terrain of Southeast Asia
June 21: Southeast Asian Histories: A Thematic Overview from Early Times to the Present

Barbara Andaya

June 22
Presentation 1: Religion and Society: The Interplay of Ideals and Realities in Historical Perspective
                            (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
Presentation 2: Religion and Society: The Interplay of Ideals and Realities in Historical Perspective
                            (Part 1, Part 2)     

Ehito Kimura 

June 23: State and Society: The Political and Social Dynamics of Contemporary Southeast Asia

                                                   WEEK 2

Michael Aung-Thwin

June 28: Fusions of Culture, Politics and Religion in Buddhist Southeast Asia
                (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4)

Muhamad Ali

June 28: Islam: Origins, Practices and Transmission into Southeast Asia
June 29: Authority and Islam in Southeast Asia: A History of Innovations and Contestations

Barbara Andaya

June 29
Presentation 1: Christianity in Southeast Asia: Christianity in the Philippines
                             (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
Presentation 2: Christianity in Southeast Asia: Majorities and Minorities
                             (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)

June 30
Presentation 1: New Religions and Authority: Tradition and Challenge in Modern Southeast Asia
Presentation 2: New Religious Developments in Southeast Asia: Islam and Buddhism

                                                    WEEK 3

Paul Lavy

July 5: Southeast Asian Arts: Alloying Indigenous Aesthetics with Outside Influences
July 6: Art, Architecture, and Ideology in Angkor and Mekong Delta Civilization

Barbara Andaya

July 7
Presentation 1: Indigenous Knowledge in Premodern Southeast Asia
Presentation 2: Knowledge as Power in Traditional Southeast Asia
                            (Part 1, Part 2)

                                                    WEEK 4 

Dawn Morais

July 11
Presentation 1: Southeast Asia/Malaysia through a Literary Lens
Presentation 2: Modern Indonesian Drama 

Nelly van Doorn-Harder

July 13: Knowledge and Law: Religious Conservatism and Creativity in Muslim Southeast Asia 

Deane Neubauer

July 14: Educational Tensions: The Academy, the State and the Economy in 21st Century Southeast Asia

Justin McDaniel 

July 13 & 14
Presentation 1: Brief Introduction to SEA: Buddhist Ethics and Practices
Presentation 2: The Sangha
Presentation 3: Buddhism and Competing Authorities in Thailand
Presentation 4: Burma

                                                    WEEK 5 

Nelly van Doorn-Harder

July 18: Competing Interests: Media and Change in Muslim Southeast AsiaUnger_ppt_1.pptx

Ben Kerkvliet 

July 19: Civil Society: Issues of Diversity and Institutional Change in Southeast Asia
                 (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)

Daniel Unger

July 19
Presentation 1: The Internet, Social Media, and Political Information
Presentation 2: Political Information in Thailand
Presentation 3: Economic Vitality and Political Legitimacy
Presentation 4: Economy and Politics

Leonard Andaya

July 21: The Dynamics of Unity and Diversity in Southeast Asia: Lessons Learned