ASEAN has precedent and success in interceding in struggles for diplomatic recognition at the United Nations during the Third Indochina War (1978-1991).
Why, after such a long hiatus, is underwater cultural heritage is once again being considered as an economic, not an archaeological or historical, resource?
For Indonesia and Australia, the salvage of Perth has put maritime heritage cooperation into the spotlight, prompting greater bilateral engagement.
The materiality of writing has major implications for the practice of history...When you look at a ‘medieval’ Javanese manuscript, it is almost always an 18th or 19th century copy of a copy of a copy ... and so on.
A discussion on the power and limits of colonial racial categories; Hadramis, Sayyids and Sharifas in maritime Southeast Asia; modernity and cultural hybridity; the descendants of Arabs in the Malay world today;
A critical reflection on the emergence, dominance and legacy of Java’s historic ‘empire’.
Ann Ang discusses the historical context, origins and identity of the Straits Chinese.
Medieval artefacts and manuscripts are explored by Alex West to give insight on the deep past of Southeast Asia.
Foreign correspondent and historian Frank Palmos reflects on his first translating job in Java in 1961.