IAS Wednesday Seminar Series
Since 2012, the Wednesday Seminar series organised by IAS has become a staple feature for discussion and dialogue throughout the university. Speakers from a variety of backgrounds, including UBD faculty, experts from government ministries and other government agencies, the private sector and invited speakers based regionally, are invited to present on-going research or work on Asia.
In 2016, international scholars such as Assistant Professor Goodlander (Indiana University) presented her work on Southeast Asian puppetry and tradition in the IAS Wednesday Seminar Series. In 2015, Bruneian scholars were actively giving talks on a range of subjects, literature being one of them. Dr. Kathrina bte DP Haji Mohd Daud, for instance, on 26th of August 2015 gave a presentation on National Identity in Bruneian Literature. In 2014, presentations included work ranging from the religious conversions of Filipino workers in the Arab gulf region (Dr Naomi Hosoda, Kagawa University), to medical anthropology in the Malay world (Dr Saiful Islam, UBD) to Malay literature (Professor Henrik M.J. Maier, IAS), amongst others.
The IAS Wednesday Seminar Series is held regularly during the academic semester in UBD. Seminars are held in the IAS meeting room (FASS 2.27), from 2.30pm to 4.00pm. All are welcome.
Seminar Series 2018
Seminar Series 2017
Seminar Series 2016
Dr. Andrea Gideon (National University of Singapore/Liverpool University)
Assistant Professor Koh Sin Yee (UBD)
Dr. Farah Purwaningtum (UBD)
Re-Situating the Dutch-Aceh War in the Indian Ocean
Assistant Professor Joshua Gedacht (UBD)
Seminar Series 2015
Indigenous Calendars – the Past, Present and Future
Dr. Merlin Franco (Fellow, Curtin Sarawak Research Institute, Curtin University)
“Stories through Memories”: Bruneian Experiences of World War II
Dr. Janet Marles (James Cook University, Australia), Dr. Maslin bin Haji Jukim (Universiti Brunei Darussalam), Dr. Frank Dhont (UBD)
Contested Religious Space in Jakarta: Negotiating Politics, Capital and Ethnicity
Dr. Hoon Chang Yau (Singapore Management University)
Seminar Series 2014
Dr. Ramli Nordin and Dr. Farah Purwaningrum (UBD)
Seminar Series 2013
Professor Lee Cheuk Yin (Country Advisor (China)/ Chinese Studies, National University of Singapore)