TAASA 2017 Lecture Series - Rituals of Southeast Asia

TAASA 2017 Lecture Series - Rituals of Southeast Asia
Photo courtesy of M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2012

The 2017 Monday night lecture series promises to be better than ever with five lectures covering fascinating topics in Southeast Asian ritual. Save the following dates in your diaries:


Monday 6 March - Keeping Up with the Jeros: Made Wijaya and Balinese Ritual - Dr Siobhan Campbell

Monday 3 April - The depiction of ritual in Balinese painting of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries - Emeritus Professor Peter Worsley

Monday 1 May - Special session with four post-graduate students of the University of Sydney:

Re-tualising Brother Cane: Performance Art in Singapore Cheng Nien Yuan

Faces in the Jungle: The ecological and social footprint of Southeast Asia’s ritual landscapes - Michael Leadbetter

On the shipwreck trail: Ritual visits to underwater cultural heritage sitesNatali Pearson

Ritual in ancient Java: monumentalising dead Kings as a way of mapping landscape - Wayan Jarrah Sastrawan

Monday 5 June - The Diamond Vajra - thoughts on a 12th century Khmer sculpture - Dr Marnie Feneley

Monday 3 July - Textile use in ritual amongst the Tai of the border areas of Northeast Laos and Vietnam - Russell Howard


Venue: Sydney Mechanics School of Arts - 280 Pitt Street, Sydney

Time: All lectures 6-8pm. Drinks and light refreshments served.

Cost: Per lecture - Members $25, Guests $30 

Payment: Prior to each individual lecture a dedicated event page will be posted on this website. Payment and booking information will be contained on these detailed event pages.


Monday, 3rd July, 2017 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm