Melaka in the Long 15th Century Conference

2 - 4 August, 2019

The Opening

Datin Saidah Rastam

Director, Melaka in Fact

"Last year, in a kickoff meeting at which Peter, Leonard and Barbara Andaya were present, among others, the expert advice was to keep this conference small and relaxed, to encourage lively and inspired discussions. Well, this place is not too big, and I hope you’re relaxed. Let’s be BRILLIANT!"

Datin Saidah Rastam

Director, Melaka in Fact

"Last year, in a kickoff meeting at which Peter, Leonard and Barbara Andaya were present, among others, the expert advice was to keep this conference small and relaxed, to encourage lively and inspired discussions. Well, this place is not too big, and I hope you’re relaxed. Let’s be BRILLIANT!"

"Asian perspectives and Asian sources would take the spotlight, while the classic European sources --- as important as they might be --- would take a back seat (but would not be ignored) at this conference. The conference itself, it should be stressed here, marks only the first stage in what is clearly a longer term research initiative."

Datuk Shahril Ridza Ridzuan

CEO Khazanah Nasional Berhad

Datuk Shahril Ridza Ridzuan

CEO Khazanah Nasional Berhad

"Asian perspectives and Asian sources would take the spotlight, while the classic European sources --- as important as they might be --- would take a back seat (but would not be ignored) at this conference. The conference itself, it should be stressed here, marks only the first stage in what is clearly a longer term research initiative."

Dr Peter Borschberg

Conference Convener

"Placing the Asian sources at the centre of scholarly enquiry would set this international conference apart from the others that had been hosted over the past four to five decades."

Dr Peter Borschberg

Conference Convener

"Placing the Asian sources at the centre of scholarly enquiry would set this international conference apart from the others that had been hosted over the past four to five decades."

The Proceedings

Prof. Anthony Reid

Panel 1 Head

Panel 1 - Sources for Melaka

Dr Nasha Rodzaidi Khaw, USM
Dr Elke Papelitzky, NYU
Prof. Derek Heng, NAU
Prof. Andrew Peacock, USA
Prof. Emeritus Ahmat Adam

Prof. Anthony Reid

Panel 1 Head

Panel 1 - Sources for Melaka

Dr Nasha Rodzaidi Khaw, USM
Dr Elke Papelitzky, NYU
Prof. Derek Heng, NAU
Prof. Andrew Peacock, USA
Prof. Emeritus Ahmat Adam

Panel 2 - Remembering and Heritage​

Dr Peter Borschberg, NUS
Prof. Jan van der Putten, UH
Dr Imran Tajuddin, NUS
Dr Azhar Ibrahim, NUS
Dr Hassan Khalilieh, UH

Dr Peter Borschberg

Panel 2 Head

Dr Peter Borschberg

Panel 2 Head

Panel 2 - Remembering and Heritage​

Dr Peter Borschberg, NUS
Prof. Jan van der Putten, UH
Dr Imran Tajuddin, NUS
Dr Azhar Ibrahim, NUS
Dr Hassan Khalilieh, UH

Prof. Barbara Andaya

Panel 3 Head

Panel 3 - Melaka as Society

Prof. Barbara Watson Andaya, UH
Dr ShawnaKim Lowey-Ball, UU
Prof. Ruzy Suliza Hashim, UKM
Prof. Azyumardi Azra, SHSIU

Prof. Barbara Andaya

Panel 3 Head

Panel 3 - Melaka as Society

Prof. Barbara Watson Andaya, UH
Dr ShawnaKim Lowey-Ball, UU
Prof. Ruzy Suliza Hashim, UKM
Prof. Azyumardi Azra, SHSIU

Panel 4 - Melaka in Trade

Prof. Leonard Andaya, UH
Dr Chris Baker
Prof. Kenneth Hall, BS
Dr Christopher Joll, CU
Dr Gakusho Nakajima, KU

Prof. Leonard Andaya

Panel 4 Head

Prof. Leonard Andaya

Panel 4 Head

Panel 4 - Melaka in Trade

Prof. Leonard Andaya, UH
Dr Chris Baker
Prof. Kenneth Hall, BS
Dr Christopher Joll, CU
Dr Gakusho Nakajima, KU

The Wrap Up

Rounding Up

Melaka in the Long 15th Century


Summary Impression
Prof. Anthony Reid, ANU

Roundtable Discussion
Prof. Barbara Watson Andaya, UH - Chairman

Roundtable Summary
Dr Peter Borschberg, NUS - Conference Convener

H-SOZ-KULT Summary
by Peter Borschberg

Photo Gallery

What Others Said

Ahmad Muziru Idham

"Ramai tokoh-tokoh besar pengkaji wacana Alam Melayu yang membentangkan makalahnya di sini seperti Prof. Anthony Reid, Dr. Nasha Rodziadi Khaw, Dr. Azhar Ibrahim, Prof. Ahmat Adam, Dr. Imran Tajudeen, Prof. Barbara Andaya, Prof. Azyumardi Azra, dan lain-lain lagi."

Faris Joraimi

"“Melaka in the Long 15th Century", hosted and painstakingly put together by the good people of heritage advocacy group Melaka in Fact, was a blockbuster gathering of some of my foremost academic celebrities: three days of lectures and discussions. This is my equivalent of attending Laneway or Coachella."

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