Dr Peter Carey

Affiliation Trinity College, Oxford
Bio Dr Peter Carey is Laithwaite Fellow and Tutor in Modern History at Trinity College, Oxford (in post, 1979 to present), specialising in the history and politics of Southeast Asia with a particular focus on Indonesia, East Timor and Burma. He has served as Executive Director of the Asian Studies Centre at St. Antony's College (1985-88). His publications include works on the history and contemporary politics of Indonesia, East Timor and Burma, including The British in Java, 1811-16. A Javanese Account (Oxford University Press for the British Academy, 1992), East Timor at the Crossroads. The Forging of a Nation (Cassell, 1995), and Burma. The Challenge of Change in a Divided Society (Macmillan, 1997).

Lectures to The Society

Title Type Date
Indonesia faces the Future Lecture Feb 2007
Indonesia in the 1980s: A Time of Transition Lecture Oct 1984

Articles in the Journal

Indonesia in Transition
  Dr Peter Carey
  Asian Affairs, Volume 33 Number 3 November 2002
Indonesia in the 1980s: a Time of Transition
  Dr Peter Carey
  Asian Affairs, Volume 16 Number 2 July 1985

Images of Asia

Forthcoming Events

Wed 24 Sep Why Kashmir is Still Important at The Royal Astronomical Society
Wed 1 Oct Experiences of Asia at The Royal Astronomical Society
Tue 7 Oct K2: The Italian Mountain? at The RSAA Library
Wed 15 Oct The Great Game: Central Asia Overland at St Peter's Church Parish Hall


Expedition Silk Road Treasures from the Hermitage Exhibition at the Hermitage, Amsterdam, ends 5 September 2014 more…

Dunhuang Culture and Art Hong Kong Heritage Museum from 28 November 2014 - 16 March 2015 more…

PIAC 57th Annual Meeting 9 - 14 September 2014 more…

Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle A rich collection of items from across Asia, the Middle East and other areas more…

Contemporary South Asian Youth Cultures and Fashion Symposium 25 and 26 September 2014 more…

Recent Recordings

Soqotra: Life in the Arabian Periphery Thanos has an excellent collection of photographs of Socotra having participated in two expeditions there

Churchill's First War: Young Winston & the Taliban A riveting and revelatory account of Winston Churchill's first campaign, in Afghanistan in the 1890's, offering shocking parallels into today's Afghan war

A Journey to the Source of the Oxus


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