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Panel 8: Decolonizing SE Asian Archaeology

September 27, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Archaeological practice in Southeast Asia has recently shifted to active engagement with local stakeholders. This is due to the realization that involving communities results in meaningful research outcomes. A growing number of investigations are actively seeking the involvement of communities as both contributors and as active and involved research participants. These undertakings humanize our community partners and counter the exclusivity often associated with scholarly authority. An increasing number of scholars approach research as inter-disciplinary, breaking state and ethnic boundaries and engaging communities, emphasizing that we no longer work alone. This panel provides examples of this trend. It is predicated on the concepts of practice and agency and their impacts on cultural heritage and archaeological practice in Southeast Asia. Panel members have worked intensively with descendant communities and will illustrate how archaeological and heritage scholars can empower indigenous and descendant communities through heritage conservation.

September 27, 8pm (PDT) | September 28, 11am (Philippines)

Register for Zoom link: https://ucla.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_v9hOl0zOQVWHH5pWhxo-bg



Piphal Heng | University of Hawaii-Manoa

Udomluck Hoontrakul | Thammasat University

Panggah Ardiyansyah | SOAS, University of London

Michael Armand Canilao | Archaeological Studies Program, University of the Philippines



Rasmi Shoocondej | Silpakorn University


September 27, 2021
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm