The Covid-19 Pandemic in Japanese and Southeast Asian Perspective: Histories, States, Markets, Societies

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March 1, 2021 to March 2, 2021
Subject Fields: 
Economic History / Studies, Japanese History / Studies, Public Health, Public Policy, Southeast Asian History / Studies

The call for applications for the 44th Southeast Asia Seminar, organized by CSEAS, is now open:

The Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), Kyoto University, welcomes applications from advanced graduate students (advanced masteral students with fields of specialization relating to the seminar topic, along with All-But-Dissertation PhD. candidates) and early-career scholars (who received their PhDs within the last ten years) to participate in the 44th Southeast Asia Seminar on “The Covid-19 Pandemic in Japanese and Southeast Asian Perspective: Histories, States, Markets, Societies,” which will be held at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University on March 1 and 2, 2021. Deadline for application is December 1, 2020 (JST).

Please note that this year’s seminar will be conducted online (via Zoom Webinar) on March 1, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m (Japan Standard Time/GMT+9:00), and from March 2, 2021, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m (JST). For more information on CSEAS Kyoto University’s long history of convening annual Southeast Asia Seminars, see

Application requirements: Participants must submit their application online by filling out an online form (see below) that includes a statement of research background and interests (maximum 450 words, explaining how their research background and interests relate to the Southeast Asia Seminar topic; please note that the statement will be circulated among the core seminar participants) and one writing or publication sample (the topic of which need not be directly related to the Covid-19 pandemic).

To fill out the online application form and upload a writing/publication sample, click here
Application deadline: December 1, 2020 (24:00 JST).

Participation requirements: The format is a hybrid of lecture and seminar sessions. Participants chosen to attend the seminar are expected to read a set of assigned readings before the seminar and actively take part in the first-day sessions as discussants. Participants will also be expected to give short presentations on the second day of the seminar.

For information on eligibility and application procedures, see here.

For inquiries, please e-mail <seaseminar44[at]>. Please use “SEA Seminar” as the subject heading of your e-mail; otherwise, we may not receive your email.

Contact Info: 

Decha Tangseefa, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Center for Southeast Asian Studies
Kyoto University