‘Meet the Authors’ Speaker Series (MASS) in Asian Studies, Spring 2021 (Dr. Tom G. Hoogervorst, Leiden)
Dr. Tom G. Hoogervorst is currently a researcher at the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies. His background is in Southeast Asian Studies, with a disciplinary focus on linguistics and archaeology. His doctoral research looked into ancient connections between Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean through language contact and loanwords, resulting in his first monograph (Archaeopress, 2013). His second monograph (Cornell University Press, expected in 2021) is a language history of Indonesia’s Chinese print entrepreneurs, who wrote numerous books, newspapers and poems in their distinctly plurilingual style of Malay. He is also interested in culinary history.
Dr. Tom G. Hoogervorst will discuss the following paper with us:
Hoogervorst, Tom. 2018. “Sailors, tailors, cooks and crooks: A vocabulary of neglected lives in Indian Ocean ports.” Itinerario 42(3): 516-48.
‘Meet the Authors’ Speaker Series (MASS) provides a new virtual forum for faculty, staff, and students at Rice University to critically engage with 5 prominent scholars whose work strives to re-define the research paradigm in Asian Studies. MASS will present a series of discussion-centric events in which the invited speakers will circulate and discuss their recent publications, especially those that unsettle the confines of a particular time period, the geography of Asia, and disciplinary boundaries. MASS will be open to all registered participants and the speaker’s publication will be sent to participants one week before the event.