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· Overview

Problematising Megaliths of Southeast Asia and Pacific
This Research Cluster Conference brings together scholars working in Southeast Asia and the Pacific to take stock of the state of megalithic research. With an aim to move beyond out-dated and simplistic culture historical interpretations of megalithic cultures, and irrational and non-substantive interpretations of the monuments themselves, the conference will act as a forum for in-depth discussions to move towards a comprehensive reappraisal of these enigmatic monuments in terms of their possible past meanings, their ethno-historical settings, current archaeological, anthropological and socio-political studies, and their often contested futures as distinctive items of cultural heritage. It is planned that the papers will be a mix of site specific and/or regionally focused reviews (Borneo, Sulawesi, Laos, etc), as well as more wide ranging historical reviews of research trends and prospects in archaeology, anthropology and heritage studies.

Lindsay Lloyd-Smith (Cluster Head, lrls@sogang.ac.kr)

· Members

Name Research Areas Affiliation
Mike T. Carson Western Pacific Australian National University
Ron Adams Indonesia (Sumba) Simon Fraser University, Canada
Ayu Kusumawati Indonesia (Sumba) Research Centre for Archaeology, Denpasar, Bali
Bagyo Prasetyo Indonesia National Research Centre for Archaeology, Jakarta
Dominik Bonatz Indonesia (Sumatra) Freie Universität Berlin
Lindsay Lloyd-Smith Malaysia (Borneo) Institute for East Asian Studies, Sogang Univ.
Monica Janowski Malaysia (Borneo) School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Julie van der Bergh Laos Archaeological Assessments Ltd, Hong Kong
Samlane Luangaphay Laos Department of Heritage, Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism, Laos
CHAO Chin-yung Taiwan Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Dwi Yani Yuniawati Indonesia National Research Centre for Archaeology, Jakarta
Ali Akbar Indonesia Department of Archaeology, Universitas Indonesia

· Cluster Events

– Research Cluster Conference
Problematising Megaliths of Southeast Asia and Pacific
October 16 ~ 17, 2014, Sogang University, Seoul Korea