Borders in Modern Asia Series

The Borders in Modern Asia speaker series convenes a series of invited speakers and roundtable discussions to examine the making and unmaking of borders in modern Asia. At a time when the policing and reinforcement of borders is everywhere on the rise, the seminar series examines both the weight and the porousness of national and regional boundaries in Asia, drawing from a range of disciplinary perspectives and emphasizing Asia’s many inter-regional arenas.

This seminar series is convened by Professor Sugata Bose, Gardiner Professor of Oceanic History and Affairs, Department of History. 

Upcoming Seminars 

Fall 2021 

Thursday, October 21, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

Archives of the Indian Ocean


Thursday, November 4, 2021, 10:30 a.m. (NEW START TIME) 

Sarong Revolution: The Myanmar Coup, Militarization, and Gendered Resistance in the Borderlands of Asia


Thursday, November 11, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

Decolonisation, Post-imperial Spaces, and the Making of Human Rights        



Harvard University's Asia-Related Resources