Passages Symposium

Symposium Schedule

8:00-8:30 – Breakfast & Registration (parking pass pick-up)

8:30-8:45 – Welcoming Remarks by Dr. Jennifer Goodlander

Director of Southeast Asian & ASEAN Studies

8:45-9:45 – Piphat Music; Demonstrations and Performances

Dr. Priwan Nanongkham, Kent State University

9:45-10 – Break

10-11:00 – Panel Session One

“The Burgeoning Pia: Globalization of the Phin Pia in the New Millennium” | Andrew Shahriari - Kent State University

“Soundscapes of the Khmer Rouge Labor Camp” | Scott Pribble - San Francisco State University

 “Geography, Place, and Identity: ‘Named Melodies’ of Tai Speaking People in Southwest China” | Matthew Wrestler, Northern Illinois University

11:00-11:15 – Break

11:15-12:15 – Panel Session Two

“Distant Explosions” | Wayne Vitale - Independent Scholar

 "Gong Yaw competition in Mahasarakham, Thailand" | Khomkrich Karin, Mahasarakham University

 “Pong Lang as Local Wisdom: Discourse and Meaning in Northeastern Thai Musical Performance” | Kurt Bear - Indiana University

Papawee Rojburanawong

 12:15-1:15 – Lunch (provided)

1:15-2:30 – Workshop with Saiban

2:30-3:45 – Panel Session Three

“They Tried to Stop Us, They Tried to Rob Us, They Tried: ‘Chnam-oun 16” and the Search for New Cambodian-ness” | Brian V. Sengdala, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

 “Performing Masculinity among the Mokhaen in Isan, Thailand” | Awirut Thotham, Mahasarakham University

“Dynamism of Isan Performing Arts , Thailand” | Peerapong Sensai, Mahasarakham University

“Playing Music, Performing Culture: The Pedagogies of Community-Based Thai Music in the United States”

Nattapol Wisuttipat - University of California, Riverside

3:45-4:00 – Break

4:00-5:15 – Keynote Presentation by Jane Ferguson

5:15-6:00 – Break (concert set-up)

6:00-7:00 – Joint Concert by Saiban and Sin-Isan

Opening performance by Thai Culture and Fine Arts Institute’s Thai Dulcimer Ensemble