ANU Myanmar Research Centre Dialogue Series


5-6pm (AEST) (UTC+10), 1.30- 2:30pm MMT (UTC+6.30)


The dialogues in the series will be held in hybrid mode, ie in-person on the ANU Campus, and virtually on zoom.

  • IN-PERSON: Regional Institutes Boardroom, HC Coombs Extension Building 8, 9 Fellows Road, ANU, Acton, ACT, 2601
  • ONLINE: Zoom. Once you register here, you will receive access to the online event page in Eventbrite where you will find the join link for the zoom meeting. Please select the relevant ticket, in-person or online, according to your preferred attendance mode.

For more information on the MRC 2023 Dialogue Series please see the MRC website or contact the Convenors:

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We look forward to seeing you there.

The prison and the revolution in Myanmar: Exploring prison protests during a revolutionary situation

What role does the prison play in the unfolding revolutionary situation in Myanmar? This dialogue explores this question through the analysis of the intense and extensive prison protest after the coup, which have been widely covered in the media. From open source data it pieces together – as ‘thickly’ as possible – an account of these protests and write them into the history of prison rebellions in Myanmar and general theories of prison unrest. On this basis, the dialogue will discuss if, how and to what extent imprisonment engenders or quells revolutionary momentum and consider how the prison participates in current processes of state (un)making during the revolution in Myanmar.


Tomas Max Martin and Andrew M Jefferson are senior researchers at DIGNITY- Danish Institute Against Torture.

CHAIR: Hunter Marston

The Myanmar Research Centre Dialogue Series’ 2023 program includes a special series of nine presentations on the theme of revolution and solidarity in Myanmar, which is based on a collection of papers commissioned by the Myanmar Research Centre and the Danish Institute for International Studies.

Event details

Event date

Tue, 5 Sep 2023, 5 - 6pm

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