Join us for a live-streamed seminar to celebrate the 15th anniversary of New Mandala, the University’s premier digital platform for anecdote, analysis and new perspectives on Southeast Asia. Since 2006 New Mandala has developed a proud record of contribution to scholarly and popular debates and played a pioneering role in the digitisation of Southeast Asian studies.

To mark this milestone, New Mandala will host a live-streamed seminar on the state of play for independent and scholarly media on Southeast Asian studies in this tumultuous second decade of the millennium.

New Mandala co-founders Andrew Walker and Nicholas Farrelly.

New Mandala turns 10

“Blogging has opened up academia to larger and more varied audiences.” James Giggacher reports on how a military coup led to a revolution in connecting academic insight with the wider world.

The seminar will be introduced by Andrew Walker, co-founding editor of New Mandala, and speakers will include Alan Soon, co-founder and CEO of Splice Media in Singapore; New Mandala advisory board member and regular contributor, Ross Tapsell; and Elly Kent, New Mandala’s current editor.

Alan Soon: Can independent media in Southeast Asia survive the pandemic?

Ross Tapsell: The decline of Southeast Asia coverage in the Australian media

Elly Kent: Amplifying voices from and on Southeast Asia: challenges and opportunities

You can register to attend the zoom event here. Zoom information will be sent in the confirmation email.