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Kursi KadazanDusun


Kadazan seat is "brain-child" or idea Tan Sri Prof. Datuk Seri Panglima Abu Hassan, the first Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Malaysia Sabah. It is an academic chair that was started by a donation from the State Government to Universiti Malaysia Sabah. The main goal is to help the Chair Kadazan right individual academic researchers, to conduct ethnographic research expert on the Kadazan Dusun and other indigenous communities in Sabah. While donations, held in trust by the University, and the importance of the wage fund and individual activities as holders of those seats. Funds managed by the Committee Chair Kadazan Administrator Kadazandusun Chair UMS senior executive level. Just as all holders of personal seat-university academic university in Malaysia, Chair Kadazan monitored by both the University and the Ministry of Higher Education.


To improve and promote knowledge about the Kadazandusun and other indigenous communities in Sabah.


To develop, promote, promote and conduct research and documentation of the cultural aspects of Kadazandusun and other indigenous communities in Sabah.


To conduct a comprehensive investigation of the Kadazan Dusun community and others, as well as family Murut community, Paitan and other indigenous Sabah.
To publish research findings books, music albums, articles, conference papers, films, exhibitions and other media.
To present research findings at national and international conferences, seminars, workshops, and other academic forum.
To start setting up an audio-visual archive dalamSabahan, according to a copy of the personal collection of researchers, tapes, slides and other images. The archive should be dealt with under the Chair Kadazan, based at the University of Malaysia Sabah, and copies of the collection is also stored in the Department of Sabah Museum and State Archives.
To collaborate with researchers in academic institutions and other and share the same goals and objectives.





The Ethnographic and Cultural Mapping of Sabah.

Part 1: Tambunan District

  • Hasan Mat Nor (UKM)
  • Oliver Valentine Eboy (FKSW, UMS)
  • Laju Bin Kitingon
  • Patriecia Fung


Kulintangan Music and Dance Traditions of Sabah

  • Judeth John Baptist (Muzium Sabah)
  • Hanafi Hussin (Universiti Malaya)


Imbak Canyon Conservation Area – Social Science Working Group

Heading 2 sub-clusters under Social Science Working Group headed by Dr. Paul Porodong

(i)Ethnographic Mapping

(ii) Intangible Cultural Heritage

& member of another sub-cluster (iii) Material Culture


Intangible Cultural Heritage of the Dusun Tinagas (2)

Prof. Dr. Jacqueline Pugh-Kitingan


Review of Ethnologue Database for Sabah Languages

Dr. John Eppele & Dr. Mark Miller (SIL International), Dr. Jeannet Stephen & staff of PPIB, Dr. Paul Porodong & others


Pugh-Kitingan, Jacqueline. 2014. Memorial. Hope Hurlbut 1934 – 1914.

          Borneo Research  Bulletin, 45:17-21.       

Pugh-Kitingan, Jacqueline. 2014. Memorial. John Wayne King 1952 – 2014.

Borneo Research Bulletin, 45:25-28.

Pugh-Kitingan, Jacqueline. 2014. Twelfth Biennial BRC Conference.

Report on the Borneo Research Council's 12th Biennial International Conference Universiti Malaysia Sabah, 5-7 August 2014. Borneo Research Bulletin, 45:312-317.

Pugh-Kitingan, Jacqueline. 2014. Brief Communications.

Workshop on Language Documentation of Languages in Sabah, 11-12 August 2014. Borneo Research Bulletin, 45:326-237.

Pugh-Kitingan, Jacqueline. 2014. First Governing Council Meeting of the Borneo

         Studies Network. Borneo Research Bulletin, 45:314-315. 3

Pugh-Kitingan, Jacqueline. 2014. Ulasan Buku / Book Review. Performance,

Popular Culture and Piety in Muslim Southeast Asia, edited by Tiimothy P. Daniels. Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. Jurnal Kinabalu, 20:203-212.


Pugh-Kitingan, Jacqueline. 2015. From Ritual Object to Musical Instrument:

The Sound and Place of the Drum and Drumming in Ritual and Non-ritual Contexts among Dusunic Societies of Sabah. In Mohd Anis Md Nor, Patricia Matusky, Tan Sooi Beng, Jacqueline Pugh-Kitingan, Made Hood & Hanafi Hussin (eds.). Interculturalism and the Mobility of the Performing Arts, Sound, Movement, Place – Choreomusicology of Humanly Organized Expression, New Research: Revitalization and Conserving Traditions. Proceedings of the 3rd Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Performing Arts of Southeast Asia, pp. 181-188. Denpasar, Bali: Institut Seni Indonesia (ISI).

Conference Papers

Pugh-Kitingan, Jacqueline & Hanafi Hussin. 2015. Sustainability and Creative

Practices of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Sabah. Kertas kerja untuk The Museum and Sabah’s Heritage—Past Present and Future. Golden Jubliee Seminar and Workshop, 28-30 Julai 2015, G.C. Woolley Hall, Sabah Museum.

Miller, Mark, Jeannet Stephen & Jacqueline Pugh-Kitingan. 2015. Review of

Ethnologue Descriptions of Languages in Sabah—Preliminary Findings. Kertas Kerja untuk International Workshop on Current Issues on Languages in Borneo and Malay Language, 7 September 2015, Faculti Kemanusiaan, Seni dan Warisan, Universiti Malaysia Sabah.

Pugh-Kitingan, Jacqueline. 2015. Musical Dialogues among the Kadazan Dusun

of Tambunan, Sabah, Malaysia. Kertas kerja untuk 38th MSA (Musicological Society of Australia) Conference, 1 – 4 October 2015, Sydney Conservatorium of Music.


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