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!

Postponement of the Myanmar Conference at the Linden-Museum, Stuttgart to October 2020

Due to actual circumstances, the conference, which was scheduled for the end of May 2020, will not be able to take place as planned. After intense discussions with Georg Noack, we decided to postpone the conference to October 5-7, 2020, optimistic that by then things will be back to normal and that travel and meetings will not be a health problem. We hope that this date will be convenient for everyone and we would be happy if many will be present.

This time there will be a conference fee of 25,00€, which has to be paid on site at registration. For Earlybirds who register with Georg Noack (noack@lindenmuseum.de) by August 1, 2020, the conference fee is 20,00€. For members of the Myanmar-Institut the conference fee is 15,00€. In order to ensure planning security, we kindly ask you to register early.


Myanmar Conference 2020

This year’s conference, entitled Myanmar Conference 2020: Minorities in Myanmar, will be held at the Lindenmuseum Stuttgart. Please make a note of the days 21-23 May 2020. The


The Myanmar Conference 2020, jointly organized by the Linden-Museum Stuttgart and the Myanmar-Institut e. V., will take place at the Linden-Museum from 21 to 23 May 2020.

The conference will have a focus on the topic „Minorities in Myanmar“ and especially invites papers relating to ethnic, religious, political, cultural or social minorities (for example, Kachins, Muslims, punks, ccommunists, LGBTIQ people, artist communities… to name but a few examples) their situation, identities, traditions, practices, strategies and politics as well as related topics, such as Myanmar ways of accommodating – or not accommodating – pluralism, the peace process and NCA negotiations, intercommunal conflicts and dynamics, minorities in the educational system and its curricula, the controversial „laws for the protection of race and religion“ and much more.

The conference committee invites individual abstracts in Myanmar, English or German language from academics, researchers, graduate students and professionals with an interest in Myanmar. While we hope to receive many proposals for presentations relating to the conference theme, we will also try to accommodate papers not directly related to the above topics.

To propose a presentation, please send an abstract of up to 200 words as well as brief biographical information before 28 February to

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