dr. (Sandra) S.K. Manickam

dr. (Sandra) S.K. Manickam
Lecturer Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication Department of History
Erasmus University Rotterdam
M 6-39
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      • S.K. Manickam (2015). Taming the Wild: Aborigines and Racial Knowledge in Colonial Malaya (Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) Southeast Asia Series). Singapore: NUS Press
        • S.K. Manickam (2018, juni 27). “The Japanese... had little or no knowledge of the disease”. National Library of Indonesia Building, Jakarta, History of Medicine in Southeast Asia Conference 2018.
        • S.K. Manickam (2018, juli 3). “The Japanese... had little or no knowledge of the disease”: Malaria as the site of colonial knowledge claims. University of Sydney, Asian Studies Association of Australia.
        • S.K. Manickam (2018, december 12). Beer and Social Conditions during the Japanese Occupation of Malaya. Concordia, Rotterdam, International Faculty Association (ACE) Pub Lecture Night.
        • S.K. Manickam (2017, september 14). Technocracy in a Time of War: Governing Malaya and Singapore during the Japanese Period. University of Amsterdam, Government by Expertise: Technocrats and Technocracy in Western Europe, 1914-1973.
        • S.K. Manickam (2017, augustus 16). Malaria in Malai: Health and Medicine during the Japanese occupation. University of Oxford, EUROSEAS 2017.
        • S.K. Manickam (2017, november 16). Wartime imaginings of an archipelagic community: Fajar Asia and the quest for peninsula Malayan and Indonesian unity. University of Nottingham, Talk for the ERC-funded project Cultures of Occupation in Twentieth Century Asia' (COTCA) project.
        • S.K. Manickam & N. IIoka (2017, mei 18). Rethinking 'occupation' and 'colonialism' in Malaya: The case of Japanese migrants and the medical profession in the Malay Peninsula. Erasmus University of Rotterdam, Center for Historical Culture Talk.
        • S.K. Manickam (2017, mei 20). The Durian in the Room: Power and Difference in Southeast Asian Studies across continents. Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main, 2nd Student Southeast Asia Conference.
        • S.K. Manickam (2016, augustus 5). The “Greater Sphere” of the 25th Army: Wartime constructions of an archipelagic community. University Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Malaya and Indonesia: Links and Fractures in Political and Historical Thoughts.
        • S.K. Manickam (2016, juni 5). Dissemination of information during the Japanese Occupation of Malaya. Chinese University of Hong Kong, Coping with transnational crisis: Chinese economic and social lives in East Asian Ports-Cities, 1850-1950.
        • S.K. Manickam (2015, augustus 26). Book Talk: Taming the wild: Aborigines and Racial Knowledge in Colonial Malaya. National University of Singapore, NUS History Departmental Seminar.
        • S.K. Manickam (2015, maart 20). Solidarity in an oppressive world? The promise of Malaysia-African interactions in Higher Education. Sunway University, 4th Southeast Asian Studies Symposium 2015.
        • S.K. Manickam (2015, juni 23). Japanese Occupation of Malaya: New Sources and Translations. Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main, Lecture.
        • S.K. Manickam (2015, oktober 3). The Japanese Occupation of Malaya: The missing story from Japanese-language materials. National Archives of Singapore, Memories at Old Ford Factory, Public Lecture for 20th anniversary of the National Library Board.
        • S.K. Manickam (2015, december 12). The use of history in legal battles with the Malaysian state. Kyoto University, Consortium for Southeast Asian Studies in Asia (SEASIA) Southeast Asian Studies in Asia Conference.
        • S.K. Manickam (2014, maart 14). Not Just Skin Deep: Ideas of Racial Difference in Genetic Studies on Orang Asli from the 1950s. University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, The Centre for the Study of Communications & Culture (CSCC).
        • S.K. Manickam (2014, maart 11). Malaysian Educational Exports in Africa: the case of Limkokwing University. University of Malaya, 1st International Conference Africa-Asia Development University Network - Africa's Asia Options (AADUN-AFRASO).
        • S.K. Manickam (2013, september 5). History of Ideas of Race In the Malay World. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Invited talk.
        • S.K. Manickam (2013, juni 14). History of the Ideas of Race in Hikayat Dunia. Abteilung für Sprachen und Kulturen Südostasiens, Universität Hamburg, Asien-Afrika-Institut, Abeitsbereich Austronesistik.
        • S.K. Manickam (2012, december 8). Drawing blood at a time of emergency: new studies of Orang Asli during Malaya's decolonisation. Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore, Asia-Europe Encounters: Intellectual and Cultural Exchanges, 1900-1950.
        • S.K. Manickam (2012, juni 7). Practices of Science and Knowledge of the Indigenous in British Malaya and Malaysia. University of Hong Kong, Inter-Asian Connections III: Hong Kong.
        • S.K. Manickam (2012, november 14). Racial imaginings in Post-colonial Malaya: New Technologies and Indigenous blood in the 1950s. IZO: Interdisziplindres Zentrum f|r Ostasienstudien; Interdisciplinary Centre for East Asian Studies, Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main, IZO Colloquium Lecture Series 2012-13.
        • S.K. Manickam (2011, november 17). "Beyond Bengal" and "Bring 'Em Back Alive", Film Screening introduced by Sandra Khor Manickam, Tim Barnard. NUS Museum, NUS Museum Talk & Film Screening Series.
        • S.K. Manickam (2011, december 5). Researching and Writing Race: Differences in Approaches. National University of Singapore, Religion Research Cluster Graduate Student Workshop: Religion, culture and Representation.
        • S.K. Manickam (2011, december 1). Uncertain identities: A 19th-century anthropologist’s observations on indigeneity. National University of Singapore, 13th Malaysia-Singapore Forum, “Nation-State and Development in the 21st Century”.
        • S.K. Manickam (2011, september 15). Meanings of Indigeneity in Malaysia: Looking at the Present and the Past. University of Vienna, Austria, German Anthropological Association (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Völkerkunde, DGV/GAA) , Plenary Assembly III. Wa(h)re Rechte – Zur Politik der Kulturellen Rechte / The Politics of Cultural Rights.
        • S.K. Manickam (2011, mei 27). Constructing Indigenous Peoples in Malay and English: Translation and the Transmission of Ideas in the Malay Peninsula. Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main, Invited Talk.
        • S.K. Manickam (2010, juni 5). Counting Aboriginal Bodies in Malaya: Colonial government, the census and the protection of aborigines. National University of Singapore, 21st Conference of the International Association of Historians of Asia IAHA.
        • S.K. Manickam (2010, oktober 8). A Russian in Malaya: Nikolai Miklouho-Maclay’s Malaya Expeditions (November 1874 – October 1875) and the Early Anthropology of Orang Asli. Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, ARI-MBRAS Lecture.
        • S.K. Manickam (2010, december 10). Racial Gradations and Blurred Boundaries: The “Sakai”-“Malay” Continuum in Colonial British Malaya. Australia National University, 16th Malaysia and Singapore Society Colloquium: Power and Change in Malaysia and Singapore.
        • S.K. Manickam (2010, januari 22). The Science of Race and Colonial Conditions in Malaya. Australia National University, Canberra, International Conference: Race, Encounters, and the Constitution of Human Difference in Oceania.
        • S.K. Manickam (2014, juli 9). Invited speaker at Kamingespräche (Fireside Talks). Frauennetzwerk, Normative Orders Excellence Cluster of the Goethe University of Frankfurt, Part of a series of talks by women academics about their career and motivation.
      • G. Oonk, A. van Stipriaan & S.K. Manickam (Ed.). (2018). History @ Erasmus: Histories of Encounters. Rotterdan: Eramus School of History and Communication
      • G. Oonk, A. van Stipriaan & S.K. Manickam (Ed.). (2018). History @ Erasmus: Histories of Encounters. Rotterdam: Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communcation
      • S.K. Manickam (Ed.). (2018) Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, 91(Part 1 and 2).
      • S.K. Manickam (Ed.). (2017) Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, 90(Part 1 and 2).
      • S.K. Manickam (Ed.). (2016) Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, 89(Part 1 and 2).
      • S.K. Manickam (2013). Chaired talk: Working and Living Together: Realities of Life for Africans in Asia and Asians in Africa, Lectures by Katy Lam, University of Lausanne and Heidi Østbø Haugen, University of Oslo. AFRASO Lecture Series: Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main (2013, mei 7).
      • S.K. Manickam (2013). Moderator for Panel on Malaysian Literature Forum, The role of Malay literature in Southeast Asian Studies in Europe. Frankfurt Book Fair 2013: (2013, oktober 10).
  • Positions: East Asia Cultures Critique

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    Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society

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  • Lecturer

    Erasmus University Rotterdam
    Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication
    Department of History

    Assistant Professor

    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

    Junior Professor (WI)

    Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main
    Southeast Asian Studies


Visiting address

Burg. Oudlaan 50 3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738 3000 DR Rotterdam