Publications Available at the Borneo Research Council

With more than 60 titles available, most published by the Borneo Research Council, this website is an important source of scholarly information on Borneo. Topics range from gender roles to shamanism to the effect of tourism on native communities. (click these links for a complete pdf book list)

Borneo Research Council Monograph Series

Female and Male in Borneo: Contributions and Challenges to Gender Studies - Vinson H. Sutlive, Jr., Editor

A Study of Brunei Dusun Religion: Ethnic Priesthood on a Frontier of Islam - Eva Maria Kershaw

"Never Stand Alone:" A Study of Borneo Sociality - Christine Helliwell

I. H. N. Evans Bornean Diaries 1938-1942 - A. V. M. Horton, Editor

Journeys of the Soul: Anthropological Studies of Death, Burial, and Reburial Practices in Borneo - William D. Wilder, Editor

Fishing, Hunting, and Headhunting in the Former Culture of the Ngaju Dayak in Central Kalimantan - A. H. Klokke, Editor

Acts of Integration, Expressions of Faith; Madness, Death and Ritual in Melanau Ontology - Ann L. Appleton

The Longhouse of the Tarsier: Changing Landscapes, Gender and Well Being in Borneo – Carol J. Pierce Colfer

The Iban Diaries of Monica Freeman 1949-1951, Including Ethnographic Drawings, Sketches, Paintings, Photographs and Letters – Laura P. Appell-Warren, Editor

Writing an Identity: Content and Conceptions of a Brunei–Dusun “Constitution” of 1981 - Eva Maria Kershaw and Roger Kershaw, Editors

Psychiatric Research Among the Iban: Collected Papers of Robert J. Barrett, M.B.B.S. Ph.D. - Anna Chur-Hansen and George N. Appell, Editors

Singing Siram Ditaan: Composition, Performance and Transmission of Epic Tales of Derato in Brunei Dusun Society. Pudarno Binchin

Advances in Research on Linguistic and Cultural Practices in Borneo. Peter Sercombe, Michael Bou- tin and Adrian Clynes, Editors

Borneo Research Council Material Culture Series

The Seductive Warp Thread: An Evolutionary History of Ibanic Weaving. Michael Heppell

Borneo Research Council Proceedings Series

Change and Development in Borneo -Vinson H. Sutlive, Jr., Editor

Language and Oral Traditions in Borneo - James T. Collins, Editor

Shifting Patterns of Language Use in Borneo - Peter W. Martin, Editor

Tourism in Borneo - Victor T. King, Editor

Indigenous Architecture in Borneo - Robert L. Winzeler, Editor

Rural Development and Social Science Research - Victor T. King, Editor

Environment and Conservation in Borneo - Peter Eaton, Editor

Languages in Borneo: Diachronic and Synchronic Perspectives – Peter W. Martin and Peter G. Sercombe, Editors

Borneo Research Council Occasional Papers

Genes, People, and Borneo History: A Review -A. Baer

Vital Signs: Health in Borneo's Sarawak -A. Baer

Borneo Research Council Reference Series

Kemaloh Lundayeh–English Dictionary

Bibliographic List of Materials Relating to the Lundayeh-Lun Bawang-Kelabit and Related Groups of Sarawak, Sabah, Brunei and East Kalimantan. – Ricky Ganang, Jay Crain and Vicki Pearson-Rounds, Compilers.

A Bibliography of the Languages of Borneo (and Madagascar), Robert Blust and Alexander D. Smith.


Borneo Research Council Classic Text Series of Oral Literature

Seeds of Play, Words of Power: An Ethnographic Study of Iban Shamanic Chants - Clifford Sather, Published by the Tun Jugah Foundation jointly with the Borneo Research Council, 2001, Price $49.00, ISBN 983-40513-5-2 PURCHASE


Borneo Research Bulletin

Clifford Sather, Editor; Dr. A.V.M. Horton, Book Reviews and Bibliography

Browse through past Bulletins:

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Volumes 1-22, Nos. 1 & 2. Price $1.00 per issue. [Vols. 1(2), 3(1), 4(1), 5(1), 6(1), 6(2), and 7(1) are Out-of-Print]

Volumes 24-32. Price $20.00 per volume. [Volume 23 is now out of print.]

Volume 33-38. Price $25.00

Volume 39-42. Price $30.00

Index for Volumes 1-42 (mini CD-ROM). Price $20.00.


The BRC thanks Mark Turin of Digital Himalaya for scanning PDF versions of vols. 1-30. Those files will be made available here as the scans are completed. 

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