History Department

Kenneth Hall


BB 219b  Phone: 765-285-8709  

Department of History
Burkhardt Building (BB), room 200
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Teaching and Research Specialties
Southeast Asia, South Asia, Pacific basin, economic, comparative religion


Kenneth R. Hall, professor of history at Ball State University, is a specialist in pre-1500 South and Southeast Asian history and culture, comparative urbanization and wider Indian Ocean maritime networking. His most recent books are A History of Early Southeast Asia: Maritime Trade and Societal Development c. 100-1500 (2011); The Growth of Non-Western Cities, Primary and Secondary Urban Networking c. 900-1900 (edited volume 2011); New Perspectives in the History and Historiography of Southeast Asia (edited volume 2011); and Networks of Trade, Polity, and Societal Integration in Chola-Era South India c. 875-1279 (2014); and 2013/14 academic journal and collected volume studies “Cross-Cultural Commercial Competition on the Vietnam Coastline in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries,” "The 15th-Century Gujarat Cloth Trade with Southeast Asia’s Indonesian Archipelago,” and "Revisionist Study of Cross-Cultural Commercial Competition on the Indian Ocean Coastlines c. 1000-1500 and the Wider Implications."


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