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 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
Hanthawaddy: Maritime Trade and Land Empire
Mandalay: The City
Mandalay: The Court
History of Yangon
III. Registration fee
Registration fee for the programme is US $ 1200. This will cover accommodation (based on twin sharing), meals (breakfast, lunch, tea and coffee) and domestic flight to Mandalay and Bagan, bul will not cover medical services. Participants are expected to make their own arrangements regarding international air travel.
The Registration form should be completed and returned with your Curriculum Vitae to the following address by 15 June 2010
SEAMEO Regional Centre for History and Tradition
Pyay Road, Yangon 11041
Phone : 95-01-515180 (9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m Myanmar time)
Fax : 095-1-515175
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com
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