The Burma Studies Group (BSG) is a subcommittee of the Southeast Asian Council (SEAC), operating within the Association for Asian Studies (AAS). The purpose of the BSG is to form a scholarly, nonpolitical, and nonprofit professional association of all persons interested in Burma studies; to promote interest in and scholarly study of Burma; to provide means for the publication of scholarly research and other materials designed to promote Burma Studies; to promote cooperative activities and exchanges of information within the field of Burma studies, and to facilitate contact and exchange of information between scholars and scholarly organizations in North America interested in Burma studies and those in other countries.
This archive, hosted by the University of Toronto and supported by Robarts Library, aims at bringing together and making manuscripts and rare print editions available online from individual libraries throughout Myanmar. It is the platform for an ongoing digitizing project, initiated and conducted by William Pruitt and an international team of Myanmar and Pali scholars, and supported, since 2012, by the Pali Text Society, as well as by Yumi Ousaka of the Sendai National College of Technology, the KDDI Foundation, the Mitsubishi Foundation, the CARI Foundation, and JSPS Kakenhi.
The Inya Institute is a Yangon-based higher learning institute dedicated to advancing the social sciences, the arts and humanities as are related to Myanmar. It is a non-political, non-religious, non-profit, and non-degree granting organization.
Northern Illinois University was selected by the Burma Studies Group of the Association for Asian Studies to be the national Center for Burma Studies. The Burma Studies Foundation was created, which, as part of its mission, supports the Center for Burma Studies through the gathering of Burmese materials which are suitable for inclusion in the Burmese Collections at Northern Illinois University.
The interdisciplinary programme on Modern Burmese Studies is situated within the Asian Studies Centre at St Antony’s College. The programme is designed to open new perspectives on Burma/Myanmar during its period of political and economic transition and on the contested borders, social interactions and economic opportunities that exist within Southeast Asia and with its regional neighbours in South and East Asia.
The Myanmar-Institut is an academic association aiming to foster networking and exchange among (primarily) German-speaking scholars who work with, in, and about Myanmar.
The Australian National University is home to one of the largest concentrations of Myanmar/Burma specialists in the world. The Myanmar Research Centre provides a central online showcase of ANU-Myanmar activities; facilitates communication among ANU scholars working on Myanmar; supports academic interaction with Myanmar-related visitors to ANU; coordinates research grant applications; consolidates relevant Myanmar activities under one over-arching umbrella.
The Myanmar Studies Programme’s ambit is on policy-oriented research pertaining to the reforms taking place in Myanmar, and the emerging issues and trends in the country’s transition to democracy. Through research, seminars, conferences, consultations and publications – undertaken individually or in partnership with other like-minded entities – the Myanmar Studies Programme (MmSP) seeks to give a critical analysis (and policy-relevant recommendations) on issues and events in Myanmar.