For better or worse, players and game designers are part of the project of making Southeast Asian history.
A critical reflection on the emergence, dominance and legacy of Java’s historic ‘empire’.
Human rights and heritage sites in Myanmar: An irreconcilable juxtaposition or a productive conversation?
What does world heritage inscription means in a country where human rights abuses are ongoing.
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.
Disappearing Japan: Vajiravudh’s translations of The Mikado and the Thai elite’s admiration of Japan
On what translation can tell us about Thai society and its perspectives on its regional neighbours.
Though Austronesians operated in networks of oceanic trading that stretched from Asia to the Mediterranean for thousands of years, both the term and cultural grouping are little known.
Nien Yuan Cheng continues her commentary on how Singapore artists are responding to the Bicentennial.
Part 2 of this 3-part series on the SG Bicentennial explores MY Bridge of Light, a community play sponsored by the official bicentennial fund.
Bodies of/in water and the reversal of colonialism? Arus Balik at the NTU Centre of Contemporary Art
PoP's Cheng Nien Yuan continues her commentary on Singapore's Bicentennial.
Vannessa Hearman on a Dutch exhibition on Bali that "packs a punch".
On the unstable historical foundations of Singapore's (supposed) two-hundredth birthday.
A proposal to build oil drilling rigs 100 metres from an archaeological site near Si Thep Historical Park jeopardises what may be Thailand's oldest and biggest ancient city.
Perspectives on the Past's LGBTQ+ history month continues with a reflection on queer theory's portability.
To kick off LBGTQ+ history month, Emily Donald looks at lesbian history and women’s sexuality in Thailand.
A despatch from Brisbane, where an eclectic selection of Indonesian works stands out at the APT.
On the the misuse of western historical sources in the search for Suvarnabhumi.
A personal reflection on the importance of academic freedom
On nationalism, religion, archaeology, folklore and pseudo-history.
The idea of finding the El Dorado of Asia is a continuing obsession.
Notes on the first joint meeting of the Asian Society for the History of Medicine & History of Medicine in Southeast Asia, Jakarta, 27-30 June 2018
Hans Pols proposes a new perspective on the history of colonial medicine from the viewpoint of indigenous physicians.
The most important conference for Asia-Pacific archaeology, heritage & museums is in Vietnam from 23 to 28 September. PoP takes a look at the Southeast Asia sessions & papers we are most excited about.