BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//EuroSEAS 2022//EN X-WR-CALNAME:EuroSEAS 2022 BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:Europe/Paris X-LIC-LOCATION:Europe/Paris BEGIN:DAYLIGHT TZOFFSETFROM:+0100 TZOFFSETTO:+0200 DTSTART:19700329T020000 RRULE:FREQ=YEARLY;BYMONTH=3;BYDAY=-1SU END:DAYLIGHT BEGIN:STANDARD TZOFFSETFROM:+0200 TZOFFSETTO:+0100 DTSTART:19701025T030000 RRULE:FREQ=YEARLY;BYMONTH=10;BYDAY=-1SU END:STANDARD END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTAMP:20240718T234300 UID:euroseas-2022-a-history-of-presence-decolonizing-discourse-around-early-modern-southeast-asia-1 SUMMARY:A History of Presence: Decolonizing Discourse around Early Modern Southeast Asia (1) LOCATION:Room 3.09 DESCRIPTION:This panel investigates the origins, nature, extent and evoluti on of Portugal’s cultural legacy in Southeast Asia through transdisciplinar y conversation. By bringing together archival studies, history, philology, cultural anthropology, linguistics and art history, we intend to reconstruc t forgotten connections (material and immaterial, tangible and intangible) and rehabilitate neglected agencies. These insights serve to generate point s of departure for the decolonization of discourse regarding what Southeast Asia is and how it came to be, and infuse this important conversation with updated knowledge. By scrutinizing historical connectivities across early modern Southeast Asia—from the individual to the community; from oral to ma terial evidence—we propose to trace the (in)tangible character—widely felt to this day—of Portuguese presence in the region. The afterlives of this pr esence manifest themselves, for example, in the 1999 handover of Macau and the maintenance of rule of law until 2049, and by Timor-Leste’s independenc e process between 1999 and 2012. Historically, both localities were integra ted within Portuguese (in)formal networks stretching from East Asia, Southe ast Asia, and the Indian Ocean World.\n\nPortugal’s territorial presence in Southeast Asia was largely displaced by other European powers at an early stage. As such, it does not precisely amount to colonial rule, yet it has b rought about a contact situation deeply affecting transregional connections , linguistic change, religious ceremonies, and the hybridization of intangi ble culture—including food, music and performing arts. Many cultural practi ces born during this historical period have become indigenous to Southeast Asia. Drawing on the idea of an informal empire—symbolized by the mysteriou s “Etc.” that adorned the title of the King of Portugal—this panel aims to trace transfers of culture and recover acts of agency during the early mode rn period (1500s-1650s), adding historical depth to today’s intercultural d ialogues and exchange processes born out of this non-formalized legacy. Thr ough a broad, transdisciplinary vision, we advocate for the recovery and ma pping of a “Presence” highly felt in the region, albeit fragmented, mysteri ous, and often downplayed by subsequent European powers. By foregrounding t he creolized elements of Portugal’s legacy in the region, we hope to contri bute to the decolonization of discourse—on the early modern period and its afterlives—in Southeast Asian Studies. URL:https://euroseas2022.org/panels/a-history-of-presence-decolonizing-discourse-around-early-modern-southeast-asia DTSTART;TZID=Europe/Paris:20220630T140000 DTEND;TZID=Europe/Paris:20220630T153000 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTAMP:20240718T234300 UID:euroseas-2022-a-history-of-presence-decolonizing-discourse-around-early-modern-southeast-asia-2 SUMMARY:A History of Presence: Decolonizing Discourse around Early Modern Southeast Asia (2) LOCATION:Room 3.09 DESCRIPTION:This panel investigates the origins, nature, extent and evoluti on of Portugal’s cultural legacy in Southeast Asia through transdisciplinar y conversation. By bringing together archival studies, history, philology, cultural anthropology, linguistics and art history, we intend to reconstruc t forgotten connections (material and immaterial, tangible and intangible) and rehabilitate neglected agencies. These insights serve to generate point s of departure for the decolonization of discourse regarding what Southeast Asia is and how it came to be, and infuse this important conversation with updated knowledge. By scrutinizing historical connectivities across early modern Southeast Asia—from the individual to the community; from oral to ma terial evidence—we propose to trace the (in)tangible character—widely felt to this day—of Portuguese presence in the region. The afterlives of this pr esence manifest themselves, for example, in the 1999 handover of Macau and the maintenance of rule of law until 2049, and by Timor-Leste’s independenc e process between 1999 and 2012. Historically, both localities were integra ted within Portuguese (in)formal networks stretching from East Asia, Southe ast Asia, and the Indian Ocean World.\n\nPortugal’s territorial presence in Southeast Asia was largely displaced by other European powers at an early stage. As such, it does not precisely amount to colonial rule, yet it has b rought about a contact situation deeply affecting transregional connections , linguistic change, religious ceremonies, and the hybridization of intangi ble culture—including food, music and performing arts. Many cultural practi ces born during this historical period have become indigenous to Southeast Asia. Drawing on the idea of an informal empire—symbolized by the mysteriou s “Etc.” that adorned the title of the King of Portugal—this panel aims to trace transfers of culture and recover acts of agency during the early mode rn period (1500s-1650s), adding historical depth to today’s intercultural d ialogues and exchange processes born out of this non-formalized legacy. Thr ough a broad, transdisciplinary vision, we advocate for the recovery and ma pping of a “Presence” highly felt in the region, albeit fragmented, mysteri ous, and often downplayed by subsequent European powers. By foregrounding t he creolized elements of Portugal’s legacy in the region, we hope to contri bute to the decolonization of discourse—on the early modern period and its afterlives—in Southeast Asian Studies. URL:https://euroseas2022.org/panels/a-history-of-presence-decolonizing-discourse-around-early-modern-southeast-asia DTSTART;TZID=Europe/Paris:20220630T160000 DTEND;TZID=Europe/Paris:20220630T173000 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR