April 2019

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02
Apr
2019

Recreational Fundamentalism: Hijrah counterculture and the Islamisation of middle-class lay-Muslims in Jakarta

Ray Yen
Why do modern and cosmopolitan middle-class youths on hijrah become involved with what appears to be Islamic fundamentalism?

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Postgraduate Information Evening
04
Apr
2019

Postgraduate Information Evening

Program convenors, top academics, students and alumni, program coordinators
ANU College of Asia and the Pacific is Australia’s leading centre for research and teaching on the world’s most dynamic region. Our experts combine disciplinary, regional and policy focus to help understand the region and the challenges and opportunities that exist.

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Monk and barbed wire. Image credit: BRJ INC. Flickr
08
Apr
2019

Conference: Entrenched Illiberalism in Mainland Southeast Asia

Pasuk Pongpaichit, Prajak Kongkirati, Ou Virak, Naruemon Thabchumpon, Chit Win, Kimly Ngoun, Chris B
What happened to the promise of liberal democracy in mainland Southeast Asia that the 1990s held? Was it ephemeral, or imagined? And what can be done to restore that promise? This international conference will address these questions through dialogue between scholars and experts working on and in...

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08
Apr
2019

Art and the Aftermath of War: Painting, Memory and the First World War in the Dominions

Dr Margaret Hutchison
The emergence and development of government directed art schemes during the First World War in many belligerent nations formed part of a larger mission to collect war records to celebrate and preserve the experience of the conflict. This seminar focuses on the Australian, Canadian and New Zealand...

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11
Apr
2019

After American Primacy: Imagining the future of Australia's defence

Emeritus Professor Hugh White AO
Australian defence policy sits at a crossroads. For over seventy years the ‘Lucky Country’s’ strategic position had been anchored by the US-led international order that has been in place since the ending of the Second World War. But that order is now under strain due to a confluence of forces,...

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Image: Sarah Tarno Flickr Creative Commons
15
Apr
2019

Whose Past, Which History? Modern Historiography as a Code

Professor Sanjay Seth
History-writing, this seminar suggests, is not the re-creation of a past that is lying mute, waiting for the historian to give it voice. Historiography is instead a code or genre or technology that constructs the past in ways that make it amenable to representation through the code of history.

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