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


Ken Hall has published extensively on early South and Southeast Asian history, including Civilizations of Asia and the Pacific, The Origins of Southeast Asian Statecraft, Trade and Statecraft in the Age of the Colas, Maritime Trade and State Development in Early  Southeast Asia, An Economic History of Early Southeast Asia, Structural Change in Early South India, Maritime Diasporas in the Indian Ocean and East and Southeast Asia (960-1775), Secondary Cities and Urban Networking in the Indian Ocean Realm, c. 1400-1800, A History of Early Southeast Asia: Maritime Trade and Societal Development c. 100-1500, New Perspectives on the History and Historiography of Southeast Asia, and The Growth of Non-Western Cities: Primary and Secondary Urban Networking 900-1900.   Ken is the editor of a Comparative Urban Studies book series published by Rowman and Littlefield’s Lexington Press.  He is currently preparing a contracted book on Maritime Trade in the Indian Ocean, 100-1500 C.E., which is based on his most recent field research in Cambodia, Vietnam, and India.  During 2003-2004 he served as a senior Fulbright Scholar at Gajah Mada University in Indonesia, facilitating Muslim-Christian community dialogue and preparing a book manuscript on the history of early Java.  He and fellow History Department member James Connolly host bi-annual international conferences on Comparative Urban Studies, co- sponsored by the Ball State Department of History and the Center for Middletown Studies.


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