Past events

14
Mar
2019

Let’s taste Burmese language

Dr Yuri Takahashi, Burmese program convenor, ANU

Burmese is the official language of Myanmar and is used as the main lingua-franca in the country, as well as in Burmese communities worldwide. Based on the university’s long-term friendship, in 2016 ANU established the Burmese course, consisting of four language levels which offers a minor degree. This course will equip students not only with a skill of...

ANU anthropology PhD candidate, Dinith Adikari (left), and Burmese program convenor, Dr Yuri Takahashi, take part in a bilingual storytelling activity at the Canberra Moon Festival on 26 September 2018.

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14
Mar
2019

Workshop: Myanmar studies get intensive

Myanmar Update presenters plus many more.

Capitalising on the presence at the Australian National University of leading and emerging country experts for the Myanmar Update 2019: Living with Myanmar (15-16 March), this one-day workshop will offer intensive instruction on researching, writing and talking about Myanmar today. Presenters in the Update will join academics from the ANU for a series of...

Street in Myanmar

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10
Nov
2018

Myanmar transformed?Probing change and continuity in contemporary Myanmar

Ben Belton, Michigan State University, Lwin Cho Latt, International Relations Department at University of Yangon; Gerard McCarthy, ANU Myanmar Research Centre; Si Thura, Community Partners International, Myanmar; and Matthew Walton,University of Toronto

The triumph of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy at the 2015 election was supposed to mark the consolidation of a reformist trajectory for Myanmar society. What has followed has not been so straightforward. This panel discussion, featuring authors of the recently released Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) publication ‘...

U Bein Bridge in Amarapura, Myanmar

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11
Oct
2018

2018 Thadingyut @ ANU

ANU Burmese Program and ANU Myanmar Student Association

The full moon day of the month of THADINGYUT is approaching (24th of Oct for this year). The three month long Buddhist Lent will be over soon. Let’s celebrate together this Myanmar’s traditional festival at ANU. Come along and enjoy!

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda at Shan State, Myanmar

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21
May
2018

Understanding Myanmar today: launch of Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Myanmar

Dr Nicholas Farrelly, Dr Charlotte Galloway, Dr Su Mon Thazin Aung, Gerard McCarthy, and Dr Jacqueline Menager. Discussant comments by Professor Michael Wesley

This panel discussion brings together authors from the recent Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Myanmar (ed. Simpson, Holliday and Farrelly) to describe the political, economic, and cultural dimensions of this crucial period of transition in Myanmar and launch this important new publication.

Palacio de Mandalay and book cover

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