News and Events


Upcoming Events

"Looking at Women in Contemporary Burma" 

An exhibit showcasing thought-provoking paintings of women created by emerging and established contemporary artists from Burma/Myanmar. 

Details forthcoming

Past Events

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Painting Myanmar Today: Donations from the Thukhuma Collection

Book discussion by Dr. Ian Holliday:
Campus Life Building 100
noon - 1:30 PM

Reception and Donation: 
April 10, 2019
Founders Memorial Library
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Art Exhibition:
Opens April 10th, ongoing.

The Center for Burma Studies welcomes professor Ian Holliday, Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning) at the University of Hong Kong, and owner of the Thukhuma art collection. He generously donated twenty nine paintings made by contemporary artists from Myanmar to the Burma Art Collection, which is housed at NIU.

You can view the paintings throughout the library, mainly on the 4th floor near the The Donn V. Hart Southeast Asia Collection.

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Dr. Matthew J. Walton (Political Science, University of Toronto) presented "Buddhist Nationalism in Myanmar: Diverse Identities, Contested Modernities" during the CSEAS Brown Bag Lecture Series.

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Dr. Rosalie Metro discussed and read from her novel, Have Fun in Burma, as part of the CSEAS lecture series. She also signed copies of her book after the talk. The talk was at 12 PM in Campus Life, room 100.

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Sacred Glass: The Wat Chong Klan Project - Judy Jensen
Friday, February 1, 2019, 12 - 1 PM, Campus Life Building 100

  • Brown bag luncheon sponsored by the Center for Southeast Asian Studies with artist, Judy Jensen

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Visions from Another World: Forgotten Treasures in the Burma Art Collection
Friday, January 25, 2019, 12 - 1 PM, Altgeld 125

  • Brown bag luncheon sponsored by the Center for Southeast Asian Studies with Catherine Raymond, Director Center for Burma Studies

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