Lecture: New Light on Southeast Asian Ceramics: 40 Years of Research and Discovery
by John Miksic
7 pm, Tuesday, 30 June 2009
Concourse Level, NUS Museum
University Cultural Centre Annex
50 Kent Ridge Crescent
National University of Singapore
The Southeast Asian Ceramic Society is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. The Society has staged numerous important exhibitions through these four decades, and its members have been involved in much research on the subject of ceramics in Southeast Asia. In this talk, Prof. John Miksic will discuss the history of the Society, and the festivities being planned for its birthday party. A new book entitled “New Light on Southeast Asian Ceramics: 40 Years of Research and Discovery” and an exhibition which will be held at NUS Museum, Singapore are in advanced stages of planning. Prof. Miksic will give members a special preview of the events to come in the next few months.
About the Speaker
John N. Miksic served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Malaysia from 1968 to 1972. He received his Ph.D. from Cornell University with a dissertation on Archaeology, Trade, and Society in Northeast Sumatra. He lived in Bengkulu for two years, in Yogyakarta for 6 years, and has lived in Singapore since 1987. He first taught in the Department of History, National University of Singapore, and in 1991 helped found the Southeast Asian Studies Programme, where he is Associate Professor. He has organized archaeological excavations and museum exhibitions in Southeast Asia. In his spare time, he translates scholarly articles into English from Indonesian, French and Dutch.