Pride of the Philippines

‘Pride of the Philippines’ exhibit highlights indigenous, Muslim minorities

A new student-curated exhibition inside Founders Memorial Library explores the material culture of indigenous and Muslim minorities found throughout the Philippines, a nation with a diverse history and people. Together, says curator Anthonie Tumpag, an NIU graduate student in anthropology, these people

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Sounds of Austronesia

Founders Library presents ‘Sounds of Austronesia’

Founders Memorial Library presents “Sounds of Austronesia: Boat lutes, Zithers, and Bamboo Nose Flutes of Maritime Southeast Asia, Madagascar, and Oceania” through April 30. Austronesia is a region of the world based predominately on a linguistic and cultural framework. Encompassing much of

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“Ancestry Transcending the Oceans: An Exhibition of Madagascar and its Cultural Ties to Southeast Asia.”

Library exhibition explores ‘Ancestry Transcending the Oceans ’

Founders Memorial Library is home this month to an exhibit titled “Ancestry Transcending the Oceans: An Exhibition of Madagascar and its Cultural Ties to Southeast Asia.” The exhibition, curated by anthropology graduate student Anthonie Tumpag and co-sponsored by the Asian American Center,

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‘Tai Cultures’ exhibit welcomes, honors royalty

While NIU has been coordinating logistics and protocol with the Royal Thai Embassy for the Wednesday, Sept. 18, visit by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, art historian Catherine Raymond has been curating an exhibition of Tai art and artifacts from

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A member of the NIU Gamelan Ensemble helps to break the “quiet” rule inside the Rare Books Room of Founders Memorial Library.

Ssh? Balinese gamelan drums up welcome ‘noise’ in Founders Library’s Southeast Asia collection

Being loud might not be in the nature of librarians. When it came time to open the Center for Southeast Asian Studies’ third 50th anniversary exhibit, however, University Libraries’ Southeast Asia curator Hao Phan was determined to draw attention to the subject

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Political science professor emeritus Ladd Thomas, left, one of the founders of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies in 1963, with art historian and professor emeritus Richard Cooler, founder of NIU’s Center for Burma Studies.

Ambassador visit, keynote lecture, gala dinner, cultural performances cap CSEAS anniversary

The new Thai ambassador to the United States, who happened to be in Chicago on Saturday, March 2, honored NIU’s Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), by being among the center’s distinguished guests at its 50th anniversary gala dinner in Altgeld Hall

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