Southeast Asian Association for Cultural Exchange / SOAC

Museum of Ethnology Vienna

 

AUSTRIAN RESEARCH IN CONTINENTAL SOUTHEAST ASIA:

CONTINUITIES AND DISCONTINUITIES

 

 International Workshop, November 2 - November 4 2006, Vienna

 

During the nineteenth and early twentieth century groundbreaking research in different disciplines (e.g. anthropology, archaeology, linguistics, geography, and history) on continental Southeast Asia was initiated by Austrians. Only some of this pioneering work was resumed by Austrians before or after the World War II; other studies were not resumed at all or were continued by scientists from other countries. Even the term “Southeast Asia” (“Südostasien”) was coined by the Austrian scholar Robert Heine-Geldern. Together with Margaret Mead, Ralph Linton, Adriaan J. Barnouw, and Claire Holt he was also co-founder of the East Indies Institute of America in New York and Berkeley - later known as the Southeast Asia Institute.

The Austrian contributions to the study of Continental Southeast Asia are illustrated mainly by relating the studies as well as the results of the studies to the biographies of the respective Austrian researchers. Some of these Austrian researchers (e.g. Heine-Geldern) are still well-known; others (e.g. Hugo Schuchardt) are almost forgotten.

Eventually new research topics which were developed by Austrian scientists after World War II. (e.g. demographic and migration studies) should be dealt with.

 

 

Program

List of Speakers

Contact

Sponsorship

Useful Links

Downloads

 

 

 

 

 Textmarke ParOpp


Program

 

Thursday, November 2, 2006:

Museum für Völkerkunde Wien, Neue Burg, Heldenplatz, 1010 Wien

4.30 pm                       Optional: Visit to the Southeast Asia Collections in the Museum of

Ethnology (Reinhard Maurer). Limited number of participants.

Please register in advance!

Kunsthistorisches Museum, Maria Theresien-Platz, 1010 Wien, Bassano-Saal, 2nd floor

5:00 5:45 pm            Opening and Welcome Speech by Christian Feest (Director, Museum

für Völkerkunde) and Helmut Lukas (President of SOAC)

5:456:30 pm            Self-introduction of the guest speakers

7.00 pm (open end)     Dinner in a close-by Vietnamese restaurant. Please register in advance!

                                  See the additional program (downloads)!

 

Friday, November 3, 2006:

Kunsthistorisches Museum, Maria Theresien-Platz, 1010 Wien, Bassano-Saal, 2nd floor

            Maria Theresien-Platz, 1010 Wien

10:30 – 11:10 am        Christian Feest (Vienna)

The Southeast Asia Collections of the Museum für Völkerkunde Wien

11:10 – 11:50  am       Helmut Lukas (Vienna)

“The Spirits of the Yellow Leaves” - Hugo Adolf Bernatzik's Research

Trip to Burma, Siam, and Indochina (1936-1937)

11:50 am - 12:30 pm   Reinhard Maurer (Vienna):

Bernatzik's Research on the Sea Nomads of the Mergui Archipelago

(Burma and Thailand)

12:30 – 1:30 pm          Lunch (optional: Visit to the Southeast Asia Collections in the Museum

                                   of Ethnology; Reinhard Maurer; Please register in advance!)

1:30 – 2:10 pm            William Southworth (United Kingdom):

Franz Heger and Robert Heine-Geldern: Southeast Asian Prehistory

 and Cultural Identity

2:10 – 2:50 pm            Pacchira Chindaritha (VR China) & Helmut Lukas (Vienna):

                                   “Who is Mr. Hego?” – The Reception of Franz Heger in China

2:50 – 3:10 pm            Coffee break

3:10 – 3:50 pm            Alexander Trupp (Vienna)

Austrian Research on the Hilltribes of  Northern Thailand

after the Second World War – selected studies on socio-economic

and socio-cultural issues

3:50 – 4:30 pm            Heinz Nissel (Vienna)

Austrian Megacity Research in South and Southeast Asia

4:30 – 5:30 pm            Plenum: Summary & discussion

6:30 – 7:30 pm            Visit to the Research Centre of the Commission on Urgent Anthropological Research, Burggasse 33, 1070 Wien:

                                   50 years An S.O.S. of Ethnology Programme and Work of UVAES Commission on Urgent Anthropological Research – an                                    Introduction, by Stephanie Wiesbauer-Hohenwart, Chairperson. Presentation and sale of publications. (price reduced for                                    participants) See the additional program! (downloads)

7:30 pm (open end)       Indonesian Buffet, Burggasse 33, 1070 Wien, entrance at the right side of the courtyard. Please register in advance! See the                                    additional program! (downloads)

 

Saturday, November 4, 2006:

Kunsthistorisches Museum, Maria Theresien-Platz, 1010 Wien, Bassano-Saal, 2nd floor

            Maria Theresien-Platz, 1010 Wien

10:30 – 11:10 am        Helmut Lukas (Vienna)

Pioneering Studies on Languages and Cultures of Southeast Asia

(W. Schmidt, R. Heine-Geldern, P. Schebesta)

11:10 – 11:50  am       Pacchira Chindaritha (VR China)

Semang Studies in the Past and the Present with Special Regard to the

 the so-called “Ngo Pa” of Thailand

12:00 – 1:30 pm           Lunch

13:30 – 2:10 pm          Bernhard Hurch (Graz)

Hugo Schuchardt (1842-1927), Founder of Pidgin and Creole

Linguistics

2:10 – 3:30 pm            Fritz Neuhauser & Michael Kiehn (Vienna)

Joseph Franz Rock (1884–1962) Botanist and Ground-breaking Researcher on the

Naxi of Southwest China (incl. presentation of a documentary movie)

3:30 – 4:00 pm            Coffee break

4:00 5:00 pm            Plenum: Summary & discussion

6:00 pm                       Visit of a traditional ‘Heurigen’ in Nussdorf, Kahlenbergstr.22; see the additional program! (downloads)

 

Sunday, November 4, 2006:

Visit to the archaeological park in Carnuntum including a special guided tour by one of the archaeologists; see the additional program! (downloads)

 

 

 

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List of Speakers

 

  1. Chindaritha, Pacchira (B.A.; Research Institute for Minority Studies & Guangxi University for Nationalities, China)

  2. Feest, Christian (Univ.-Prof. Dr., Director, Museum of Ethnology Vienna)

  3. Hurch, Bernhard (o. Univ.-Prof. Dr.; Department of  Linguistics, Karl-Franzens-University, Graz)

  4. Nissel, Heinz (ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr.; Department of  Geography, University of Vienna)

  5. Kiehn, Michael (ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr., Department of Biogeography, University of Vienna)

  6. Lukas, Helmut (Assoc.-Prof. Dr.; Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna)

  7. Maurer, Reinhard (Museum of Ethnology, Vienna)

  8. Neuhauser, Fritz, Dr. med. (Geriatriezentrum Wienerwald, Vienna)

  9. Southworth, William (Dr., United Kingdom; at present: Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität, Bonn/Germany)

  10. Trupp, Alexander (Department of  Geography, University of Vienna)

   SOAC reserves the right to change speakers and/or shift or change the Program schedule

 

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Contact

 

Erika Daum-Karanitsch

phone +43 -1-78 66 178

mobile phone +43 (0) 650-78 66 178

e-mail: erika-d-k@utanet.at

 

 

  

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Sponsorship

 

The workshop is sponsored by:

the Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Culture

the Science Section of the Municipal Department for Cultural Affairs (MA 7)

 

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Useful Links

 

VIENNA

Vienna - city map and address finder:

http://www.wien.gv.at/stadtplan/suche.asp?lang=en

 

Vienna – History

http://www.wien.gv.at/english/history/index.htm

 

Vienna – City of Culture

http://www.wien.gv.at/english/culture/index.htm

 

Vienna - Education

http://www.wien.gv.at/english/education/index.htm

 

Vienna – City of Research

http://www.wien.gv.at/english/research/index.htm

 

 

SCIENTISTS

 

Schuchardt, Hugo (1842-1927), linguist, romanist

http://www.kfunigraz.ac.at/ub/sosa/nachlass/person/schuchardt/schuchardt.htm

 

Rock, Joseph Franz (1884–1962), botanist and explorer of the non-Chinese Naxi tribe of China (short biography in English & German)

http://epub.oeaw.ac.at/3609-9

biography in German

http://www.peopleandplaces.de/joseph_rock.htm

 

Bernatzik, Hugo Adolf (1897-1953), anthropologist

http://www.aeiou.at/aeiou.encyclop.b/b356991.htm

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugo_Bernatzik

 

Heger, Franz (1853-1931), anthropologist,

http://www.aeiou.at/aeiou.encyclop.h/h343298.htm;internal&action=_setlanguage.action?LANGUAGE=en

http://www.viettouch.com/pre-hist/dongson_class.html

 

Heine-Geldern, Robert (1885-1968)

http://www.aeiou.at/aeiou.encyclop.h/h393814.htm;internal&action=_setlanguage.action?LANGUAGE=en

 

Schmidt, Wilhelm (1868-1954), linguist, anthropologist

http://www.aeiou.at/aeiou.encyclop.s/s280471.htm;internal&action=_setlanguage.action?LANGUAGE=en

 

Schebesta, Paul (1887-1967), anthropologist, linguist

http://www.aeiou.at/aeiou.encyclop.s/s179554.htm

 

 

CURRENT RESEARCHES ON SOUTHEAST ASIA

 

Asia Research DataBase / ardb (Austrian Academy of Sciences)

http://www.ardb.oeaw.ac.at/

 

 

SCIENTIFIC INSTITUTIONS

 

Museum of Ethnology Vienna

http://www.ethno-museum.ac.at/

 

IUAES Commission on Urgent Anthropology:

http://www.leidenuniv.nl/fsw/iuaes/06-16urgent.htm


Research on Southeast Asia, Department of Geography, University of Vienna
http://www.univie.ac.at/suedostasien/
 

Asea Uninet

http://www.uibk.ac.at/asea-uninet/

 

Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Vienna

http://online.univie.ac.at/inst?lang=en&inum=A495&format=html

 

Austrian Academy of Sciences

http://www.oeaw.ac.at/

 

 

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Downloads

 

Please download the registration form here

See the full program in PDF here

See the additional program here

Download the lecture of William Southworth here

Download an article on Joseph Franz Rock here

Information on IUAES - Commission on Urgent Anthropological Research here

See a notice of a lecture on "The Southern States of Champa in Central Vietnam" here

 

 

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Southeast Asian Association for Cultural Exchange / SOAC

Museum of Ethnology Vienna

 

AUSTRIAN RESEARCH IN CONTINENTAL SOUTHEAST ASIA:

CONTINUITIES AND DISCONTINUITIES

 

 International Workshop, November 2 - November 4 2006, Vienna