CFP - Panel Submissions for the Association of Southeast Asian Studies in the UK Biennial Conference

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Call for Papers
April 15, 2022
Subject Fields: 
Area Studies, Asian History / Studies, Geography, Humanities, Southeast Asian History / Studies

Back to normal?:  continuity and crisis in Southeast Asian Studies
September 8 –10 2022 | Online via Zoom

Post-pandemic for some, but not for others, we invite those engaged in the study of Southeast Asia to take a moment for collective reflection. What is the future of Southeast Asian Studies? What were the problems with ‘normal’ and who is interested in returning to it? What kind of futures might be possible for Southeast Asian Studies? 

With the advent of digital fora and the climate crisis, can our shared practices of dialogue, research, engagement, impact and reflection be changed for the better?  We invite colleagues to consider: what’s changed and is working more effectively;  which new voices and directions of research are emerging; and the themes and practices that need restoration. How and where does it remain relevant to study a region in a crisis-prone world?

Call for Panel Proposals
As an international and multi-disciplinary scholarly organisation, ASEAS(UK) invites scholars and PhD students from all academic disciplines with an interest in Southeast Asia to submit panels that explore relevant research topics from an interdisciplinary perspective as well as discuss theoretical and methodological aspects of research generated in the field of Southeast Asian Studies. We particularly encourage proposals which focus on new and emerging topics but all panel proposals falling within the field of Southeast Asian Studies will be welcomed.

Proposals are invited for panels, roundtable discussions and laboratories that would develop cross-disciplinary collaboration. Other experimental formats suitable for the online environment are also welcome for consideration. We also invite proposals for screenings of documentaries or fiction films, from Southeast Asia.

Proposals for panels, roundtables and laboratories do not need to include a list of participants at this point. Rather, proposals should include a description of the chosen format, an abstract and the name of  convener(s). Panels should reflect a variety in the national/regional background and home institutions of the participants. Panels and events will be held in morning, afternoon and evening slots to provide maximum flexibility for those presenting. Conveners are welcome to suggest a particular UK time slot for their panel given.

Submission Deadlines:
Panel Proposals - 15 April 2022
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Paper Proposals - Once the list of panels has been announced in early May, please send your paper abstract directly to the panel convenors by 15 May 2022

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