Myanmar history is viewed differently by different people and there are many perspectives and interpretations of Myanmar history but the perspectives and interpretations of Myanmar scholars are not too well known because Myanmar scholars publish mostly in the Myanmar language. The SEAMEO Regional Centre for History and Tradition (SEAMEO CHAT) has a role in putting together a picture of Myanmar’s past, its development, and its mosaic of cultures and traditions, especially their strengths and weaknesses and ability to adapt in changing circumstances, as seen from the perspectives of the present community of scholars in the country.
I. Nature of the Programme

The programme will run for ten-days from 16 to 24 November 2011 and will consist of a series of lectures and discussions conducted by prominent Myanmar scholars and a seven-day trip to the historical cities of Bago, Mandalay and Bagan.

II. Lecture Topic
  • Overview of Myanmar History
  • Ancient Cities in Myanmar
  • Bagan: Buddhism
  • Bagan: Architecture
  • Hanthawaddy: Maritime Trade and Land Empire
  • Mandalay: The City & the Court
  • History of Yangon
  • Sources on Myanmar History

III. Information
For programme and registration form contact,

Dr Naw Si Blut
Senior Officer (Research & Development)
SEAMEO Regional Centre for History and Tradition

Thiri Hall, Pyay Road, Yangon 11041 Myanmar
Phone  : 95-01-515180 (9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m Myanmar time)
Fax       : 095-1-515175
E-mail  : seameo
SEAMEO Regional Centre for History and Tradition Pyay Road,
Yangon 11041, Myanmar
Tel: (+95-1) 515180, 536081 Fax: (+95-1) 515175
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