Welcome to the Center for Burma Studies


The image above was taken at the Kaleidoscope of Burmese Art Exhibition Suite opening reception on September 08. 2016 at the NIU Art Museum. Photograph: Robert Banke, NIU

The Center has now made available all issues of the Bulletin of the Burma Studies Group in PDF form.

Click here to access the bulletins!

We now have a Flickr page!

Check it out for exclusive images of current and past exhibits, conferences, and more! 


Upcoming Events:

Thursday, April 20th at 4 PM

  • Michael Grzybowski (M.S. Geology and Environmental Geosciences at NIU) will be discussing his work in Myanmar during his talk, "The Physical and Chemical Hydrogeology of Mandalay, Myanmar."
  • The talk is a part of the Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences Spring 2017 Colloquium Series.

Past Events:

International Burma Studies Conference 2016!

Thank you to everyone who attended the IBSC this year at NIU!
We will see you again here in four years!

Our photographs are in! Please have a look at our conference website!

Kaleidoscope of Burmese Art Exhibition Suite.
Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Center for Burma Studies
More information.




Journal of Burma Studies Volume 20.1 (abstracts)


CBS in the news!

Featured Past Exhibit:
Buddhist Art of Myanmar

Asia Society New York, New York
February 10 through May 10, 2015

The Center for Burma Studies proudly loaned
 several objects to this exhibit in New York City!


In memoriam of Dr. F. K. Lehman (Chit Hlaing), we created a tribute page where anyone can contribute photographs and memories.
This page can be accessed by 
clicking here.