2018 Southeast Asia Symposium

Fifth Annual LIASE Southeast Asia Symposium
Conservation and Indigeneity in Malaysia
October 19-20, 2018

The 5th annual LIASE Southeast Asia Symposium focuses on the intersections of conservation and indigenous peoples in Malaysia, additionally highlighting our 2019 field school in Thailand. The Symposium features participants and Southeast Asianist scholars from universities around the Northwest, regional cuisine, a music and dance performance, as well as talks from students who have conducted research as part of the LIASE sponsored 2018 field school program in Malaysian Borneo. 

Tentative Symposium Schedule - Subject to Revision

Time Day 1: FRIDAY 10/19/18
4pm Keynote Presentation: TBA - in Murray Boardroom
5:30pm Southeast Asia 'street food' banquet and culture faire in Upper Marshall Hall, Wheelock Student Center.
6pm Public performance of traditional and contemporary Southeast Asian music and dance. In Upper Marshall Hall, Wheelock Student Center.
  
Time Day 2: SATURDAY 10/20/18
9am Batik Workshop in Room K202 Kittredge Hall
10:30am Pacific Rim Study Abroad Program (PacRim) independent research poster session in Murray Boardroom
12pm Light lunch for LIASE and PacRim presenters
12:30pm Student Research Panel 1 in Murray Boardroom
1:45pm  15 minute break
2pm Student Research Panel 2 in Murray Boardroom
3:15pm US-Indonesia Cooperative Service-Learning Presentation
3:30pm Closing remarks
3:45pm SE/NW Faculty Meeting in Murray Boardroom

 

Keynote Presentation

 Will be announced shortly.


 

Southeast by Northwest Meeting

Professor Dawn OdellSoutheast by Northwest (SE/NW) is a collaborative association of faculty at smaller Northwest institutions whose research or teaching focuses on Southeast Asia. Its broad goal is to improve Southeast Asian studies in the region by fostering collaboration and the sharing of ideas, connections, and resources. The group was founded with a Mellon Foundation grant via the Northwest Five Colleges in 2013, and is currently administrated by Gareth Barkin from the University of Puget Sound and Greg Felker from Willamette University. 

This meeting, which is open to all interested faculty and staff, is focused on continued discussion of SE/NW's goals and priorities, and allowing Southeast Asianists in the region the opportunity to discuss potential collaboration and the sharing of institutional resources. The discussion will focus on resource sharing and collaborations in the areas of professional development, pedagogy, and study abroad. 

 


 

Batik Workshop


Batik is method of producing textiles and fine art on fabric, originally from Java, Indonesia, using wax relief and natural plant dyes. To make a batik, selected areas of the cloth are blocked out by brushing or drawing hot wax over them, and the cloth is then dyed. The parts covered in wax resist the dye and remain the original color. This process of waxing and dying can be repeated to create more elaborate and vivid designs.

Led by Indonesian instructor Lely Shim, we will conduct a two hour workshop for students and other members of the campus community interested in learning to make their own batik artwork. Participants will create a simple batik on cotton in only two hours using the batik tulis method (hand drawn). 

Registration is required due to limited space and materials: A SIGN-UP LINK WILL BE POSTED HERE IN SEPTEMBER.

 


 

Student Research Panel 1


Our student research panels feature presentations from undergraduates involved in our 2018 LIASE field school, who studied and conducted research on issues related to a variety of topics connected to conservation in Malaysian Borneo. Their projects involved a semester of study on our campus, with biology and environmental studies professor Peter Wimberger, as well as a three week field program in Malaysia.

A full schedule of this panel will be posted here in September.

 


 

Student Research Panel 2

Our student research panels feature presentations from undergraduates involved in our 2018 LIASE field school, who studied and conducted research on issues related to a variety of topics connected to conservation in Malaysian Borneo. Their projects involved a semester of study on our campus, with biology and environmental studies professor Peter Wimberger, as well as a three week field program in Malaysia.

A full schedule of this panel will be posted here in September.

 


 

Southeast Asian 'Street Food' Banquet and Culture Faire 


This will be an open buffet banquet for all participants and attendees of the symposium, folks who are interested in attending, and attendees of the Southeast Asian cultural performance, which will take place concurrently in Upper Marshall Hall, within the Wheelock Student Union. It will also feature tables from local Southeast Asian cultural associations, displaying arts and material culture from different countries in the region.

 


 

Southeast Asian Arts/Culture - Public Performance

The Symposium will feature a performance of Southeast Asian music and dance from a Northwest partner group, and full details will be posted here as they become available. This performance is open to the whole campus community and the public -- please join us, and grab some Southeast Asian street food while you're at it!