2023 TLSA Research Conference

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July 12, 2023 to July 14, 2023
Subject Fields: 
Anthropology, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Humanities, Indigenous Studies, Southeast Asian History / Studies

New Research on Timor-Leste - 2023 TLSA Research Conference

Universidade Nacional Timor Lorosa’e (UNTL), Avenida Cidade de Lisboa, Dili, Timor-Leste

This three-day conference for researchers is organised by the Timor-Leste Studies Association (TLSA). The TLSA is an interdisciplinary, international research network focused on all aspects of research into East Timorese society, including politics and history, economics, communications, health, language, agriculture and science. 

This year’s conference will also have a number of special streams: Economic Development to be convened by Guteriano Neves; Gender Research in Timor-Leste, convened by Sara Niner; Human Rights and Democratisation to be convened by Bernardo Leto; LGBTIQ+ issues in Timor-Leste convened by Li-Li Chen; Decolonising Timor-Leste Studies convened by Kisho Tsuchiya; and Resistance History to be convened by Clinton Fernandes.

The New Research on Timor-Leste 2023 conference will be co-hosted by the Universidade Nacional Timor Lorosa’e, Swinburne University of Technology, and Institute of Contemporary History, NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities.

The 2023 TLSA conference is generously supported by the Association for Asian Studies, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, and the Centro Nacional Chega!

The organisers call for papers until 28 April 2023 addressing any aspect of social science/humanities / scientific research related to Timor-Leste. The conference organisers welcome papers from academics, researchers, activists, community groups, and policymakers. A refereed conference proceedings publication will be published after the conference.

Contact Info: 

Abstract proposals for 20-minute papers, with a 150-word abstract, by Friday 28 April 2023, to: tlsa2023conference@gmail.com

Tetum language papers should also be sent cc: Dr Mica Barreto-Soares barreto_mica@hotmail.com

Portuguese language papers should also be sent cc: Dr Zélia Pereira  zeliacruzpereira@gmail.com

Indonesian language papers should also be sent cc: Dr Mica Barreto-Soares barreto_mica@hotmail.com