Movement: Southeast Asia
1st Postgraduate Conference on Southeast Asia
SOAS University of London
22 September 2017
CALL FOR PAPERS
With evolving political, social, and cultural currents in Southeast Asia, movement is an important discursive lens to understand the dynamism of the region. Reflecting on movements, and change—from prehistory to the contemporary period—can improve our understanding of Southeast Asia, in terms of its constituent nation-states, peoples, and cultures, and as a region as well as an area of study.
For this first postgraduate conference on Southeast Asia at SOAS, we invite papers that consider “movement.” For example, how can we critically investigate migration? Conflict and displacement? Diaspora and transnationalism? Trade? The movement of objects in and out of the region? Political movements? Social movements? Artistic movements? The movement of bodies in performance? Exchanges of ideas? Musical, visual, or filmic influences? Translation? Changes in the natural or architectural landscape? Climate change, resources, and resilience? Or indeed rethinking the delimitations of Southeast Asia as a region—and as an object of “area studies”?
The conference is open to Masters and PhD students and recent graduates, and aims to provide a collegiate setting for early researchers to discuss their work. Presenters are encouraged to seek their own financial support for travel expenses, although we may be able to provide limited funding for those who can demonstrate need. We will also welcome tele-conference presentations for speakers who are not able to travel to London.
Please send your title, abstract (250 words), and short biography (100 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org by 28 July 2017. Selected abstracts will be notified by 7 August 2017.
This conference is organised by postgraduate students with the generous support from the SOAS Centre of South East Asian Studies and the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics. For more information, visit https://www.soas.ac.uk/cseas/events/22sep2017-postgraduate-conference-movement-southeast-asia-.html