CSEAS Noon Lecture Series: Commodity Flows, Diaspora Networking, and Contested Agency in the Eastern Indian Ocean c. 300-1500
Ken Hall has published extensively on early South and Southeast Asian history. He is the editor of a Comparative Urban Studies book series published by Rowman and Littlefield’s Lexington Press and is currently preparing a contracted book on Maritime Trade in the Indian Ocean, 100-1500 C.E., which is based on his most recent field research in Cambodia, Vietnam, and India. During 2003-2004 he served as a senior Fulbright Scholar at Gajah Mada University in Indonesia, facilitating Muslim-Christian community dialogue and preparing a book manuscript on the history of early Java. He and fellow History Department member James Connolly host bi-annual international conferences on Comparative Urban Studies, co- sponsored by the Ball State Department of History and the Center for Middletown Studies.