CALL FOR PAPERS - 11th Singapore Graduate Forum on Southeast Asia Studies

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Call for Papers
February 22, 2016
Subject Fields: 
Anthropology, Immigration & Migration History / Studies, Religious Studies and Theology, Sociology, Southeast Asian History / Studies

Event Date : 12-14 July 2016
Venue: National University of Singapore

This forum is organised by the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore; with funding support from the Henry Luce Foundation, USA.

The Asia Research Institute (ARI) of the National University of Singapore (NUS) invites applications from postgraduate (master’s and PhD) students who are engaged in research on Southeast Asia to attend the 11th Singapore Graduate Forum on Southeast Asian Studies on 12-14 July 2015.

This three-day forum, the eleventh of an annual series of forums for graduate students who work on Southeast Asia, will be organised thematically. Themes broadly reflect (though not limited to) the core research strengths of the Asia Research Institute, including the Asian dynamics of religion, politics, economy, gender, culture, language, migration, urbanism, science and technology, population and social change. Keynotes will be delivered by professors J. Neil Garcia (University of the Philippines), Mary Beth Mills (Colby College), and Henk Schulte Nordholt (Leiden University, KITLV).

Post-graduate students working on Southeast Asia are invited to submit abstracts based either on work in progress that is at an advanced stage (i.e. already completed data collection and analysis), or on completed work. NUS students are encouraged to take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity to interact and exchange ideas with students from ASEAN as well as those from other regions whose interests focus on Southeast Asia.

Partial or full funding may be available for students whose proposals have been selected. Funding will cover board and lodging for the duration of the three-day forum, and in selected cases, air travel to Singapore by the most economical means.

This event coincides with the Asian Graduate Student Fellowship Programme 2016, which brings some 35 graduate students to ARI for a two-month period. These students will also participate in the Graduate Forum.


Graduate students should submit a 300-400 words abstract of their proposed paper to Ms Tay Minghua at no later than 22 February 2016. Please click here for the Application Form. The abstract should clarify the substantive issues which your paper will address and be firmly grounded in your own research project. Please include information on objectives, methods, and findings, as well as explain the original contribution the research makes to the field of study. One confidential letter of recommendation from a supervisor should also be forwarded along with your form by the same date.

Successful applicants will be notified by mid March 2016. Those selected will have to submit full-length papers, of around 4,000-5,000 words in length, by 1 June 2016.


Dr Michiel BAAS, Asia Research Institute, NUS (Chair)
Dr Michelle MILLER, Asia Research Institute, NUS
Dr Maria Wendy PLATT, Asia Research Institute, NUS
A/P Titima SUTHIWAN, Centre for Language Studies, NUS
Dr Amelia FAUZIA, Asia Research Institute, NUS
Dr Bernardo BROWN, Asia Research Institute, NUS
Dr Celine CODEREY, Asia Research Institute, NUS
Dr Marie Anne Madeleine GIBERT, Asia Research Institute, NUS
Dr Nurfadzilah YAHAYA, Asia Research Institute, NUS
Dr Rita PADAWANGI, Asia Research Institute, NUS


Contact Info: 

Ms TAY Minghua

Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore
469A Bukit Timah Road, Tower Block #10-01
Singapore 259770

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