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2021 Events

2021 events archive

The Southeast Asia Centre runs a series of events throughout the year. Read through our listings of past events for an indication of the centre's interests.

Honours Bootcamp

A professional development program for students studying Southeast Asia

The Sydney Southeast Asia Centre is pleased to bring you Honours Bootcamp 2022, for students around Australia enrolled in an Honours program related to Southeast Asia
 

Far from home during the pandemic: Stories from the Filipino community

Wed, 4 August 2021 at 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM AEST

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread around the world, Australia is progressively tightening its borders, earning the nickname of “hermit kingdom” in international media. These border closures have come with devastating impacts for thousands who have made their home in this multicultural country and are now cut off from their families and communities overseas. This online community forum will provide a snapshot of the impact and experience of COVID-19 in the Philippines, and among the Filipino community in Sydney.
 

Sister for Sale: An exclusive screening of the multi-award winning documentary

Thu, 26 August 2021 at 7-9PM AEST

Join us for an exclusive screening of the multi-award winning documentary 'Sisters for Sale', followed by a discussion with acclaimed filmmaker Ben Randall and anti-human trafficking activist Kim Miller from the Blue Dragon Children's Foundation.
 

Malaysia's back to the future: The pandemic crisis, a new prime minister from UMNO, and a repudiation of the historic 2018 elections?

The pandemic crisis, a new prime minister from UMNO, and a repudiation of the historic 2018 elections?

Malaysia's unprecedented third change of government in the space of less than three years has clouded the nation's future amid an untamed pandemic. Is today's turmoil a painful transition to democracy, or is it a return to the authoritarianism and Malay supremacist politics stalled in 2018? As Malaysia fights to contain the soaring human toll of the pandemic, and works to revive a blighted economy, is Malaysia a unique case in the region or just part of the region's receding from democracy and economic progress? Join our panel of experts to discuss these pressing questions and what they imply for Malaysia's near future.

SSEAC Webinar Series - Economic and Social Development

Join us on Thursdays in 2021 for a special webinar series dedicated to Southeast Asia.

From engineers, lawyers and sociologists to epidemiologists, geologists and historians, SSEAC is home to over 400 University of Sydney academics who specialise in Southeast Asia. This year, we’re proud to bring you the best and brightest of these scholars in a special webinar series designed to showcase the University of Sydney’s research excellence across the region. Featuring four of our top scholars, the series will conclude with a focus on Economic and Social Development.
 

Does Art = Activism?

Art, and its creation and production, is often seen as a pathway to activism, communicating concrete events through abstract forms, expressing resistance and/or community solidarity, and serving as a tool for healing, reconciliation, and memorialization. But art can also reflect a staid status quo and an acceptance of current power structures. This online workshop will bring together artists, activists, curators and scholars to interrogate art’s role in activism and social change.

SSEAC Emerging Scholars Conference

A conference for postgraduate students and early career researchers

The SSEAC Emerging Scholars Conference provides a forum to bring together expertise on Southeast Asia from postgraduates and early career researchers at the University of Sydney and beyond.

 

Far from home during the pandemic: Stories from the Indonesian community

Tue, August 3, 2021 at 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM AEST

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread around the world, Australia is progressively tightening its borders, earning the nickname of “hermit kingdom” in international media. These border closures have come with devastating impacts for thousands who have made their home in this multicultural country and are now cut off from their families and communities overseas. This online community forum will provide a snapshot of the impact and experience of COVID-19 in Indonesia, and among the Indonesian community in Sydney.
 

Far from home during the pandemic: Stories from the Vietnamese community

Thu, August 5, 2021 at 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM AEST

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread around the world, Australia is progressively tightening its borders, earning the nickname of “hermit kingdom” in international media. These border closures have come with devastating impacts for thousands who have made their home in this multicultural country and are now cut off from their families and communities overseas. This online community forum will provide a snapshot of the impact and experience of COVID-19 in Vietnam, and among the Vietnamese community in Sydney.

SSEAC Webinar Series - Heritage and the Arts

Join us on Thursdays in 2021 for a special webinar series dedicated to Southeast Asia.

In August/September, we're proud to showcase some of our best and brightest scholars' research expertise with a focus on Heritage and the Arts.

Productivity Workshop

Beat the overwhelm: creating mental space and clarity for more productive research

Back by popular demand, our online workshop is designed to help you boost your productivity with the 'Getting Things Done' (GTD) system.

Indexing Workshop

Sure, writing a book is hard – but what about the index?

Join our online workshop to learn tips and tricks on how to make your own book index.

SSEAC Residency Workshops

Providing support to emerging scholars to write an article on their Southeast Asia-related research

Join our SSEAC Residency Workshops to get tips and tricks on how to write an outreach or academic article.