Recorded Lecture: Ceramics, Technology, Trade, and Culture in Southeast Asia

Date: 30th May, 2013
Time: 11:00am-12:30pm
Venue: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies Seminar Room 3

About the Lecture
Dr. John Miksic gives a general overview to students of how the study of ceramics in Southeast Asia can give insight into production techniques, technological advancements, trade, and culture.


NSC AU Lecture Series: Pots and how they are made in Southeast Asia

Date: Friday, 13th April, 2012
Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Venue: ISEAS Seminar Room II

About the Talk
Dr. Leedom Lefferts and Louise Allison Cort (Curator, Asian Ceramics, Freer and Sackler Galleries, Smithsonian Institution) conducted an intensive study of the indigenous production of earthenware and stoneware pottery by surveying over 200 locations in mainland Southeast Asia (including Southern Yunnan, China, but excluding Myanmar (Burma).


Talk at NUS Museum: Guerilla Archaeologists and the Singapore Story

by Assoc. Prof. John N. Miksic, NUS and ISEAS
12 April 2012, Thursday, 6.30pm, NUS MUSEUM

Most people think Singapore and archaeology are boring subjects, but the combination of the two can be exciting. Since Singapore has no laws covering archaeology, it is possible and sometimes necessary to go about the exploration for new sites in unorthodox ways. The term “underground” can mean something different in Singapore than it does in normal archaeological contexts! In this talk Assoc. Prof. John Miksic will provide an account of the history of archaeology in Singapore since 1984, and its connection with museums.


NSC AU Lecture Series: “Same Same, but Different: The Rock Art of Southeast Asia”

Date: Friday, 31st August, 2012
Time: 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Venue: ISEAS Seminar Room II

This presentation will first take us through a whirlwind tour of Southeast Asian rock art, looking at sites in every country of Southeast Asia, covering timespans from the remote prehistoric past to the more recent present. Through this quick survey we will get a sense of diversity the rock art of Southeast Asia has to offer, as well as some of the interesting questions brought up in the images depicted and the distribution of sites


NSC AU Lecture Series: “Ancient Fansur, Aceh’s ‘Atlantis’: The Case for Lhok Pancu / Indrapurwa”

Date: Friday, 3rd May, 2013
Time: 3:30-5:00pm
Venue: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Seminar Room II
(30 Heng Mui Keng Terrace, Pasir Panjang, Singapore 119614)

About the Lecture
Following recent seismological and archaeological research, there is increasing evidence to suggest that the long-lost site of ancient Fansur, a toponym often associated with the Barus region, may be found in the geographically strategically located bay of Pancu, a short distance west of the modern city of Banda Aceh.





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