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Seminar: Magic and Divination in Malay Illustrated Manuscripts

Date: 16 Oct 2015
Time: 3.00 pm - 4.30 pm
Venue: ISEAS Seminar Room 2

REGIONAL AND SOCIAL CULTURAL STUDIES 


ABOUT THE SEMINAR

Malay magic and divination manuscripts contain a variety of images that are very important for our understanding of Malay art, but yet have been little studied. This paper will identify some of the imagery contained in the manuscripts, trace their sources and place them within the Malay as well as a broader Asian artistic and cultural context. The research undertaken has found that the imagery includes the survival of pre-Islamic iconography that shares much in common with other cultures in the region.

This seminar will be followed by Dr Farouk Yahya’s book launch.





ABOUT THE SPEAKER/AUTHOR


Farouk Yahya, Ph.D. (2013), School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, is Senior Teaching Fellow at that university. He was Assistant Curator of the exhibition The Arts of Southeast Asia from the SOAS Collections (2014-16) in the Brunei Gallery, SOAS.


REGISTRATION


To register, please complete this reply form and return it by fax: 6775-6264 or email: iseasevents2@iseas.edu.sg by 16 October 2015.