We are a community of Myanmar-focused researchers based primarily in Austria, Germany and Switzerland. To foster academic exchange we founded the Myanmar-Institut e.V. in December 2016.

Many of our members live in Berlin, so that monthly meetings are one of our central activities here. We meet other institutional actors like foundations and NGOs active in Myanmar or come together to discuss the latest research progress of one of our members.  To foster exchange and the advancement of Myanmar Studies we also organize an annual conference since three years, which draws a constantly increasing number of participants.

At the moment, our association counts 44 active members from a wide array of scientific disciplines, such as geography, area studies, linguistics, political science and cultural anthropology. Feel free to browse the list of members to learn more about individual expertise and field of research.

This website is still work in progress but be assured that we will continuously add up-to-date information.

We also welcome your input, so don’t hesitate to contact us!


Myanmar-Institut General Meeting

The General Assembly 2020 of the Association of the Myanmar-Institut e. V. took place on Monday, October 5, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Linden-Museum Stuttgart. A new board of directors was elected: Diana M. Tobias, Esther S. Tenberg, Georg Winterberger, Jella Fink, Felix Hessler and Mia Kruska. We say goodbye to Rainer Einzenberger from the board and congratulate the new board members!

Myanmar Conference 2020

This year’s conference, entitled Myanmar Conference 2020: Minorities in Myanmar, took place between October 5 and 7, 2020, at the Lindenmuseum Stuttgart. Due to the aggravated Covid situation, the conference was spontaneously held digitally. In the Lindenmuseum Stuttgart a public viewing with all security measures was carried out. The conference was attended by people from Germany, Austria and Switzerland as well as Myanmar, Thailand, Norway, the Netherlands, Poland, USA, Australia and Bangladesh.

Dr. Georg Noack
Senior Curator South and Southeast Asia Linden-Museum Stuttgart, Germany
Email: noack@lindenmuseum.de