Victor T. King on Borneo Studies

Dr. Victor T. King, Professor of Borneo Studies at the Institute of Asian Studies at Universiti Brunei Darussalam, sat down for a conversation about Borneo Studies, covering its past, present and future.Please view the video below to hear what Dr. King had to say.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6hUU8SFUog

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Meredian Alam on Youth Environmental Activism in Indonesia

Dr. Meredian Alam of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology in the Facultry of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) sat down for a conversation at the Institute of Asian Studies at UBD about his research on youth environmental activism in Indonesia. Please view the video to learn about this fascinating topic.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8qpSm3pdSA

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Transnational Scholarship in the Periphery: Reflections of an Anthropologist

Professor Wan Zawawi Ibrahim is an anthropologist who has published on a wide range of topics, from early work on the Malay peasantry to more recent writings on identity among the indigenous peoples of Sabah and Sarawak.In early 2020, “Prof Wan,” as he is affectionately known, presented a seminar at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) entitled “On the Making of Transnational Scholarship in the Periphery: Reflections of an Anthropologist.”https://youtu.be/I0qRY9SQ3yY

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Rommel Curaming on Power and Knowledge in Southeast Asia

Dr. Rommel Curaming of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) sat down for a conversation at the Institute of Asian Studies at UBD about his new book, Power and Knowledge in Southeast Asia: State and Scholars in Indonesia and the Philippines (Routledge 2019).https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwx2gesOQiI

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Stephen Druce on the Mandala and Islam in South Sulawesi

Dr. Stephen C. Druce of the Academy of Brunei Studies (APB/ABS) at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) sat down for a conversation at the Institute of Asian Studies (IAS @ UBD) about two recent talks that he gave: one on the relevance of the concept of the mandala for understanding the past in South Sulawesi and one on the history of Islam in South Sulawesi.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxs3NSUwF8k&feature=youtu.be

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Kurz on Brunei in Chinese Historical Sources, the Southern Tang Dynasty and Srivijaya

Dr. Johannes L. Kurz of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) sat down for a conversation at the Institute of Asian Studies at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) about two recent talks that he gave: one on Chinese writings on the history of Brunei-China relations, and one on Chinese writings on the South China Sea.In the process, Dr. Kurz also talked about his research on the Southern Tang Dynasty and on Srivijaya.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoO67TBB06w&feature=youtu.be

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Interview with Merlin Franco on Hornbill Research

Dr. F. Merlin Franco, Assistant Professor and Deputy Director of the Institute of Asian Studies at Universiti Brunei Darussalam, speaks in this interview about Hornbills in Brunei and his recent research project to assess the current state of traditional ecological knowledge about hornbills among the Iban community in Brunei. The outcome of that research project can be found here: Franco, F.M. and Minggu, M.J. (2019). When the seeds sprout, the hornbills hatch: understanding the traditional ecological knowledge of the Ibans of Brunei Darussalam on hornbills. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 15: 46. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s13002-019-0325-0https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n55aAhiXMIU&t=1s

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Rigg on Agrarian Transformations and Rural-Urban Interactions

Dr. Jonathan Rigg, Professor and Chair in Human Geography at the University of Bristol, sat down for a talk at the Institute of Asian Studies at Universiti Brunei Darussalam about his latest book, More than Rural: Textures of Thailand's Agrarian Transformation, and other issues concerning rural-urban relations and interactions.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vdw6fEX68qY

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Phan Lê Hà on Higher Education, English, and the Idea of ‘the West’

Senior Professor Phan Lê Hà, from the Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education (SHBIE) at Universiti Brunei Darussalam, sat down for a talk about her Institute of Asian Studies (IAS) Wednesday Seminar presentation on “Higher Education, English, and the idea of ‘the West’: Globalizing and Encountering a Global South Regional University.”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSzIM5ELv7k

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