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IIAS Book Talk Series

We are excited to announce a new addition to our webinar series. From September, we are starting the ‘IIAS Book Talks’, dedicated to new titles published in the three IIAS publication series, 'Asian Heritages', 'Asian Cities' and 'Global Asia'. The author(s) or editor(s) will explain different aspects of their monograph or edited volume, after which time is reserved for questions from the audience. We welcome you to join these sessions and learn more about our latest books directly from the authors/ editors.

The IIAS Book Talks are organised by Mary Lynn van Dijk (publications officer), in collaboration with Wai Cheung (reviews coordinator) and Annemarie van Leeuwen, (lectures and outreach coordinator). For information about the IIAS Publication Series, see

IIAS organises webinars on a variety of Asia-related topics, held by IIAS fellows and other speakers, aimed at sharing knowledge and connecting people. All webinars and book talks (and updates to the schedule) are announced on our website at

You are most welcome to join (free of charge) by registering online in advance. We will subsequently contact you with further information on how to participate.

A selection of our previous webinars can be viewed on our YouTube channel

The following Book Talks have been confirmed:

23 September 2021
World Heritage and Urban Politics in Melaka, Malaysia. A Cityscape below the Winds 
Speaker: Pierpaolo De Giosa (author)

27 October 2021
Narrating Democracy in Myanmar. The struggle between activists, democratic leaders and aid workers
Speaker: Tamas Wells (author)

17 February 2022
Constructing Kanchi. City of Infinite Temples
Speaker: Emma Natalya Stein (author)

7 April 2022
Heritage and the Making of Political Legitimacy in Laos. The Past and Present of the Lao Nation
Speaker: Phill Wilcox (author)