Public Lecture: Pre Trip Briefing Study Trip SEACS Majapahit Empire Tour
Southeast Asian Ceramic Society Public Lecture
By John Miksic
7pm, Sunday, 20 July 2014
82 Cairnhill Road Singapore
History of Majapahit Empire
Majapahit Empire Tour led by John Miksic, 4-9 August 2014
Prof John Miksic, in preparation for the Majapahit Empire Tour to Surabaya and Malang from 4-9 August, will give a Sunday afternoon talk on his 40-year study of the era. John began his work on the Majapahit period early in his academic career, and it has been an area of interest for his work since then.
Please join us if you are traveling with us, and if you are interested in knowing more about a rarely highlighted period in Southeast Asian history.
About John Miksic
Dr John N. Miksic is Associate Professor in the Southeast Asian Studies Department, National University of Singapore. He spent four years in Malaysia (1968-72) as a Peace Corps Volunteer. He received his PhD from Cornell University based on fieldwork in Sumatra.
He worked as a Rural Development Advisor in Bengkulu, Sumatra from 1979 to 1981. From 1981-7 he taught archaeology at Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia. In 1987 he moved to the National University of Singapore. He first taught in the Department of History; in 1991 he joined the Southeast Asian Studies Programme. He has served on the board of the Center for Khmer Studies, a member of the Consortium for American Overseas Research Centers, since 2000. He is an academic adviser to SEAMEO-SPAFA (Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Sub-Centre for Archaeology and Fine Arts), Bangkok. He has received the Special Recognition Award from the Ministry of Information, Communication, and the Arts, and the Pingat Bakti Setia from Singapore, and the title of Kanjeng Raden Haryo Temenggung by the Susuhunan of Surakarta (Indonesia).