Thesis Abstracts

As part of SEAMEO SPAFA's mission to make knowledge more accessible, we host a list of theses pertaining to the field of archaeology, visual arts, performing arts and the cultural heritage of Southeast Asia. The full text is available in some cases. If you would like to submit your thesis abstract, we invite you to use the link below. We accept Thesis Abstracts in all languages, pending approval by the thesis supervisor.
**Note: You CAN submit Bachelor's and Honour's Degree Theses, please submit them as Master Degrees.

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"This Is How It Began in the Past": Foregrounding the Sugidanon of Panay As An Example of Invented Tradition Abstract
Gowey, David
School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University
A Study of Archaeological Analysis on Three Phwa Saws' Inscriptions Abstract
Htet-Oo, Aung
Department of Archaeology, University of Mandalay
Ancient Goldworking Technology in Butuan, Northeastern Mindanao, Philippines Abstract
Estrella, Victor Pabalan
Archaeological Studies Program, University of the Philippine Diliman
Buddhist Architectural Heritage and Traditional Conservation Practices. Case Study of Tawang Monastery, India Abstract
Miranda, Marcelo Marques
Architecture, Facility Management and Geoinformation, Anhalt University of Applied Sciences
Commerce, the Capital & Community: trade ceramics, settlement patterns & continuity throughout the demise of Angkor Abstract
Brotherson, David John
Archaeology, University of Sydney
Cultural and Socio-economic Interaction Reflected by Glass Beads in Early Iron Age Taiwan Abstract
Wang, Kuan-Wen
Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield
Early Spanish Colonialism in Manila, the Philippines: An historical archaeological viewpoint Abstract
Hsieh, Ellen
Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, University of California, Los Angeles
Examining pre-colonial Southeast Asian boatbuilding: An archaeological study of the Butuan Boats and the use of edge-joined planking in local and regional construction techniques Abstract
Lacsina, Ligaya
School of Humanities and Creative Arts, Flinders University
Gamelan gong luang : ritual, time, place, music, and change in a Balinese sacred ensemble Abstract
Sudirana, Wayan
UBC School of Music, University of British Columbia
Islamicate motifs in ceramics recovered from archaeological sites in the Philippines Abstract
Kintanar, Andrea Natasha E.
Archaeological Studies Program, University of the Philippines, Diliman
Kendang tunggal : Balinese solo drumming improvisation Abstract
Sudirana, Wayan
Ethnomusicology, University of British Columbia
Local supremacy in ancient Javanese cultural development : reassessment of the ‘Indianisation’ concept using Dieng plateau as a case study Abstract
Hassan, Rizki Putri Rezna
Archaeology, Durham
Mainland Southeast Asia in the Longue Durée: A Zooarchaeological Test of the "Broad Spectrum Revolution" in Northern Thailand Abstract
Conrad, Cyler Norman
Department of Anthropology, University of New Mexico
Organizational Change in Political Economy and Ideology: Transition from the Early Historic to Pre-Angkorian Period Cambodia, Viewed from Thala Borivat Abstract
Heng, Piphal
Department of Anthropology, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Sak Yant: The Transition from Indic Yantras to Thai "Magical" Buddhist Tattoos Abstract
May, Angela Marie
Art and Art History, University of Alabama at Birmingham
The fluvial cultural landscape of Angkor: an integrated study Abstract
Walker Vadillo, Veronica
Archaeology, University of Oxford
The Plain of Jars of North Laos - Beyond Madeleine Colani Abstract
Genovese, Lia
History of Art and Archaeology, SOAS University of London
World Heritage and Human Rights in Bagan, Myanmar Abstract
Kraak, Anne-Laura
Arts and Education, Deakin University
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