May 2018

04
May
2018

Launch of the Korean Studies Major

Professor Hyaeweol Choi

안녕하세요? Greetings!

Have you watched Psy’s “Gangnam Style” video? It swept the world in 2012 and topped the music charts in more than thirty countries.

Are you following the latest news about the future summit meeting between heads of North Korea and the US?

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07
May
2018

Long Journey Home: The Repatriation of Indigenous Remains Across the Frontiers of Asia and the Pacific

Various

From the late 18th century onwards Indigenous human remains were acquired by museums and private collectors. Early examples of Indigenous opposition to this practice, as well as attempts to retrieve their Ancestors, are reflected in the rise of the repatriation movement from the 1970s onwards.

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11
May
2018

Moral Agency and Everyday Ethics amongst Plong Karen people of south-eastern Myanmar

Justine Chambers

After decades of ethno-national conflict, military rule and economic stagnation, Karen people in south-eastern Myanmar are experiencing momentous social, political and cultural change. My thesis contends with questions of morality and goodness at the forefront of this experience.

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14
May
2018

Diplomacy, Empire, and the Reform of Nomadic Polities: How the Zunghar Successfully Transformed Central Eurasia from 1676 to 1745

R. Spencer Haines

At the dawn of the 17th century, a diverse assortment of nomadic polities shared the steppes of Central Eurasia.

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18
May
2018

Common cores in the high country – the archaeology and environmental history of the Namadgi Ranges

Fenja Theden-Ringl

This seminar presents an update of the archaeological and environmental histories of the southeastern Australian ‘high country’ from the terminal Pleistocene to the recent past.

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24
May
2018

The Songs of belonging: Genealogy, Community, Livelihood and Resistance

Mukesh Kumar

When the Meo peasant community in north India underwent the process of Islamization mainly at the hands of a reformist group called the Tablighi Jamaat, the centuries-old tradition of the dependent bards’ (the Jogis and Mirasis) folk performances also came under a sharp attack.

Mukesh Kumar

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