New Light on Southeast Asian Ceramics: 40 Years of Research and Discovery

by John Miksic

The Southeast Asian Ceramic Society celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2009. The Society staged numerous important exhibitions through those four decades as its members were heavily involved in the research of Southeast Asian ceramics. In this talk, Prof. John Miksic discussed the history of the Society. He also introduced his newest book New Light on Southeast Asian Ceramics: 40 Years of Research and Discovery and discussed the exhibition which was held at NUS Museum as part of the celebration.

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.

7 pm, Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Celadon Room, Concourse Level, NUS Museum

University Cultural Centre Annex

50 Kent Ridge Crescent

National University of Singapore

Singapore 119279

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