Department of Southeast Asian Studies
Guest Lectures

Guest Lectures

Summer Semester 2017

04.05.2017: Danny Morrison, Author, writer and commentator, Northern Ireland: The Irish Hunger Strike and Prison Protests

Winter Semester 2015/16

19.10.2015: Prof. Dr. Sumathi Rajesh, University of Chennai, India  "Cultural Underprinnings in Consumerism. A Pattern in Community Food Consumption"
21.10.2015: Kadek Krishna Adidharma, Bali, Indonesia "Books beyond Borders - How Southeast Asian Writing Navigates through History, Language and Ethnic Boundaries"
28.10.2015: Dr. Andras Varsanyi, City Museum of Munich "Gamelan Bali - Teamwork in Music"
11.11.2015: Dr. Werner Kraus, Southeast Asian Art Center, "Nachlese Frankfurter Buchmesse: Indonesien als Ehrengast"
09.12.2015: Dr. Patricia Fry, Wissensmanagement Umwelt, Zürich, Switzerland "A Transdisciplinary Method to Enhance Sustainability"
27.01.2016: Dr. Suraya Affif, Depok, University of Indonesia "The Environmental Rationals and Land Management in Indonesia: A Case Study of REDD+

Summer Semester 2015

13.05.2015: Dr. Mai Lin Tjoa-Bonatz, Goethe-University of  Frankfurt "Contested Ownership of Shipqrecks. Sunken heritage in Indonesia"
27.05.2015: Diana Jantakad, Maejo University, Thailand "Information über die Maejo Universität"
03.06.2015: Dr. Tim Kaiser, University of Gießen "Translocal spacial change in Vinh City: International cooperation in urban development beyond formal structures"
16.06.2015: Prof. Dr. Yunita T. Winarto, University of Indonesia "Transdisciplinarity in Praxis 'Science Field Shops' in Indonesia to cope with climate change"

Winter Semester 2014/15

04.12.2014: Dr. Werner Kraus, Southeast Asian Art Center "Tsunami in Aceh, Indonesien, Rückblicke und Ausblicke"
17.12.2014: Dr. Patrick Ziegenhain, University of Trier "Politische Auswirkungen des Tsunami"
21.01.2015: Prof. Dr. Thorsten Bonacker, University of Marburg "UNTAC in Kambodia"

Summer Semester 2014

09.04.2014: Dr. Werner Kraus, Southeast Asian Art Center "Rabindranath Tagore's Journey to Java and Bali (1927)"

23.04.2014: Philipp Bruckmayr, University of Vienna: "On the Fatwa in Southeast Asia" 

23.04.2014: Anna Rosmus, Author and Historian from Wisconsin: "Methoden der Datenerhebung zu sensitiven Themen am Beispiel Passau"

21.05.2014: Arahmaiani Feisal, Indonesian Artist: "Art, Environment and Social Transformation"

04.06.2014: Tim Kaiser, Justus-Liebig-University Gießen: "Socialist Educational Transfer: The Case of the Central Complementary Education for Workers and Peasants School in Hanoi, Vietnam (1955-1964)"

24.06.2014: Prof. Dr. Phattharathanit Srichomthong, Maejo University: "Lanna Today: Indentity in Multilingualism"

01.07.2014: David Wharton, Digital Library of Lao Manuscripts Projekt: "Tai Nuea Vernacular Literature"

Winter Semester 2013/14

16.10.2013: Prof. Dr. Sumathi Rajesh, University of Madras: “Can Religion Intervene for Social Justice in the name of Positive Discrimination? A Case of Dalit Converts”

22.10.2013: Prof. Dr. Mark Thompson, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg: “Corruption, Reform and Electoral Democracy in the Philippines and Thailand”

13.11.2013: Conference „Indonesiens Übergang zur Demokratie. Die Präsidentschaft Habibies”

  • Dr. Jusuf Habibie, President of Indonesia ret.
  • Dr. Heinrich Seemann, Ambassador ret.
  • Prof. Dr. Bernhard Dahm

20.11.2013: Prof. Dr. Margret Wong, University of Yangon: “Understanding Myanmar past and present”

27.11.2013: Niklas Reese, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University Bonn: “No Call for Action? Why There Is No Union (Yet) in Philippine Call Centers”

02.12.2013: Prof. Dr. Mo Mo Thant, University of Yangon: “The urbanization of Amarapura”

04.12.2013: Prof. Dr. Petra Dannecker, University of Vienna: “The construction of migrant workers and refugees in light of the political change in Myanmar”

29.01.2014: Sergiu Constantin, Institute of Minority Rights, Bozen: “A comparative approach to minorities in South Tyrol and Southern Thailand”

Summer Semester 2013

17.04.2013: Dr. Michael Nelson, Walailak University, Nakorn Sr Thammarat: How Thailand’s Constitution Drafting Committee and Assembly in 2007 (Almost) Adopted a Mixed-Member Proportional Election System

24.04.2013: Dr. Korakoch Attaviriyanupap, Silapakorn University: Die Integration deutscher Sprache und Thailändischer Kultur?

29.05.2013 Dr. Hans-Bernd Zöllner: Muslims in Burma/Myanmar: Three Case Studies - The Riots of 1938, the Rohingya Issue, the Panthay

11.-12.07.2013 Conference “Quo Vadis Thailand?”
Prof. Dr. Pitch Pongsawat, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok: Continuity and Change of Sociological Analysis in Thailand
Prof. Dr. Charnvit Kasetsiri, Thammasat University, Bangkok: Two Twilights in Modern Siam
Prof. Dr. Marja-Leena Heikkilä-Horn, Mahidol University, Bangkok: Political Buddhism in Thailand
Prof. Dr. Pavin Chachavalpongpun University of Kyoto: Politics à la Thailand
Prof. Dr. Surachat Bamrungsuk, Chulalongkorn University: Contemporary Thai Politics: With or Without Theory

17.07.2013 Dr. Christoph Zehetgruber, University of Bayreuth: Similarities and differences between the Iranian and Indonesian law, focused on criminal law aspects

Winter Semester 2012/13

24.10.2012: Alina Longa, representative of the Diocese Bougainville: "Trauma counseling activity in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea"

31.10.2012: Reverend Dr. Samuel Ngun Ling, Myanmar Institute of Theology / Yangon: "The situation of ethnic minorities in Myanmar"

14.11.2012: Philipp Bruckmayr, Institute of Orientalism / University of Vienna: "Localising Salafism as global movement in Cambodia"

27.11.2012: Miranti Hirschmann, foreign correspondent in Germany: "Reporting from Germany - Erfahrungen einer indonesischen Auslandskorrepondentin in Deutschland"

13.-14.12.2012: Myanmar Lecture Series
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Dahm: "Politicization of Buddhism in Burma in the early 20th Century"
Wolfgang Heinze, Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation for Freedom: "The current academic situation in Myanmar"
Seng Raw Lahpai, Founder of Metta Development Foundation: "Equality and Federalism: The Priorities in Myanmar's Transition"
Ko Ko Thett, University of Vienna: "Responsilble Tourism in Myanmar: Present Situation and Challenges"

09.01.2013: Holger Warnk, University of Frankfurt: "Selling Buffaloes, Beer and Cuckoo Clocks:The Life and Times of a German-Jewish Trading Family in Malaya and Sumatra 1870s to 1920s"

15.01.2013: Christian Hainsch, Indoconsult: "Herausforderungen für deutsche Unternehmen in Indonesien"

16.01.2013: Dr. Nguyen Quang Hung, University of Social Sciences and Humanties, Hanoi: "Vietnam's state policy with regards to religion in the last two decades"

23.01.2013: Dr. Thomas Gamke, Chair of the ASEAN Parliamentary Group in the German Parliament: "Two perspectives to view ASEAN - A German entreprener, a German politician"

30.01.2013: Dr. Sandra Kurfürst, University of Hamburg: "Multiple public spheres: State, sacrality and privateness"

06.02.2013: Subrata Mita, South Asia Institute Heidelberg: "What holds India together?"

Summer Semester 2012

03.05.2012:  Prof. Dr. Mo Mo Thant, University of Yangon / Yangon University of Distance Education: "Higher Education at the University of Yangon and YUDE"

09.05.2012: Maaike Benders, University of Amsterdam: "Civil Society Organizations in Myanmar"

16.05.2012: Prof. Dr. Pitch Pongsawat, Chulalongkorn University: "Border Partial Citizenship Regime at the Thai / Burmese Border"

23.05.2012: Prof. Dr. Srinivasala Sumathi, Prof. Dr.C.Jeganathan, University of Madras: "Dominance and masculinity: A case-study of grass-roots level democracy"

06.06.2012: Philipp Bruckmayr, International Research Center for Cultural Studies, Vienna: "Orthodoxy and Islam"

11.07.2012: David Wharton: "Digitalization of Laotian scripts as example for digital humanities"

Winter Semester 2011/12

27.10.2011: Prof. Dr. Dunfu Zhang, Shanghai University: "Could home owners as consumers become citizens? A case-study of Shanghai Milan Xiaopu"

02.11.2011: Dr. Joyce Dreezens-Fuhrke: "Traditional medicine in Indonesia and Vietnam and its role in the health system"

09.11.2011: Thomas Kolnberger, University of Luxemburg: "History and spatial analysis: The urban geography of Phnom Penh, Cambodia

14.12.2011: Philipp Bruckmayr, International Research Center for Cultural Studies, Vienna: "The Cham diaspora between Cambodian political discourse and amidst major religious change"

11.01.2012: Dr. Wolfgang-Peter Zingel, South Asia Institute of the Department of International Economics, University of Heidelberg: "National securtiy and economic development: Securing development - developing security

05.-06.01.2012: Workshop: "Perspectives for Myanmar-studies in the German-speaking region"
Dr. Uta Gärtner: "Entwicklungen der Myanmar-Forschung in Deutschland"
Prof. Dr. Tilman Frasch, Manchester Metropolian University: "Bedeutung Pagans für die Herausbildung eigenständiger Theravada-Traditionen in Festland-Südostasien nach 1300"
Prof. Dr. Wolfram Schaffar, University of Vienna: "Staat und Staatlichkeit im Globalen Süden: Das Konzept von Fragilität in Myanmar"
Dr. Marco Bünte, GIGA Institute of Asian Studies: "Aspekte der Stabilität autoritärer Herrschaft am Beispiel Myanmar".

18.01.2012: Dr. Teresa Koloma Beck, Willy Brandt School, University of Erfurt: "Social and political transformation in post-conflict societies. The example Mozambique"

31.01.2012: H.E. Amb. Eddy Pratomo: "60 years Indonesian-German relations"

Summer Semester 2011

13.04.2011: Prof. Datuk Dr. Shamsul A.B., Universiti Kebangssan Malaysia: "Cohesion over conflict? The case of Malaysia"

04.05.2011: Prof. Dr. Ampha Otrakul: "Thai Lug Tung-Songs - Humerous and critical"

18.05.2011: Dr. Hans-Bernd Zöllner: "Myanmar elections, Aung San Suu Kyi and two modells of transition"

24.05.2011: Damos Dumoli Agusman, Indonesian Consul General in Frankfurt: "Political Transformation in Indonesia"

25.05.2011: Dr. Ruth Tigges: "Development between consultancy and academia

08.06.2011: Dr. Jacques Leider, EFEO Chiang Mai: "The rise of King Alaungmintaya (1752 - 1760): Royal self-representation and political rhetoric in 18th century Myanmar

15.06.2011: Holger Warnk, Frankfurt University: "Language instruction as cultural simulacrum"

22.06.2011: Dr. Patrick Ziegenhain, Trier University: "Continuity or break since Soeharto? Political and economic elite formation in Indonesia"

30.06.2011: Rizal-Symposium
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Dahm, Passau University
Dr. Marc Frey, Heidelberg University
Prof. Dr. Isagani Cruz 

09.07.2011: Pilgrim Bliss Bauzon Gayo, terres des hommes Philippines: Luksong Tinik (Jumping over Thorns): "Status of Children and Child Rights in the Philippines

13.07.2011: Dr. Chaiwat Thirapantu, Civicnet Institute Bangkok: "The crisis of democracy and the role of civil society in Thailand"

27.07.2011: Dr. Uta Gärtner: "The educational system in Myanmar"