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SEA Studies Symposium 2016 – Call for Panels and Papers

Project Southeast Asia invites proposals for Panels and Papers for the 5th Southeast Asian Studies Symposium 2016. The Symposium will be held Thursday 14 April 2016 to Saturday 16 April 2016 at the Mathematical Institute, Oxford. The theme for the 2016 Symposium is “Human and Environmental Welfare in Southeast Asia”. Submissions on all topics related to Southeast Asia are welcome. The deadline for submissions is 1 October 2015.

This year, in addition to the standard session formats of Academic Panel, Roundtable, Workshop, and Cultural Event, we are excited to introduce a new type of academic structure: the Forum. The forum is a sequence of sessions with a clearly defined theme and goal. It aims to enable participants to discuss ideas, develop relationships, and formulate solutions through participating in the series of sessions. For an example, please see the State-Society Interactions in Southeast Asia Forum in 2015. The sequence can extend over multiple days and embrace a variety of session types. For example, it may begin with a keynote address, then over the next two days, open up into a roundtable, run through a series of academic panels and interactive workshops, before finishing with a final wrap-up session to consolidate and report findings and conclusions. Please send proposals to pingtjin@projectsoutheastasia.com, making clear the overall aim of the forum, how each session builds upon each previous session in pursuit of the goal, the timing of the sessions, and the intended audience. We will discuss the proposal with you, and if we accept it, we will assign administrative support and some funding to support your forum.

Please visit the Call for Panels and Papers page to submit a panel or paper proposal. You can also download a one page Call for Panels and Papers Leaflet or the full Call for Panels & Papers Instructions.

See you in Oxford!

SEA Symposium 2016 – Call for Volunteers

Project Southeast Asia is seeking enthusiastic volunteers to help organise and run the 5th Annual Southeast Asian Studies Symposium at the University of Oxford, 14 – 16 April 2016.

The Southeast Asian Studies Symposium is the world’s largest annual conference on Southeast Asia. It aims to present interdisciplinary and transnational solutions to contemporary Southeast Asian issues; to provide opportunities for dialogue and networking among academic, business, political, and civil society leaders from Europe and Southeast Asia; and to provide a platform for emerging and established scholars to demonstrate their latest research on Southeast Asia.

In 2015, over 700 people took part in the 4th annual Symposium, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It was opened by DYMM Sultan Nazrin Shah of Perak, and closed with a public lecture by Jeffrey Sachs (Columbia University). [Above: Photo of the volunteers at the 4th Symposium, at Sunway University, Malaysia.]

In 2016, the 5th annual Southeast Asian Studies Symposium returns to Oxford. It will be held at the state of the art Andrew Wiles Building of the Mathematical Institute.

For more information, please visit the 2016 Symposium page (or visit the pages for the 2014 or 2015 Symposia) or email Dr PJ Thum (pingtjin.thum@history.ox.ac.uk)

An introductory meeting will be held on 19 May 2015, Tuesday, at 6 pm, at The Jam Factory (Hollybush Row, Oxford OX1 1HU). Please email Dr PJ Thum, pingtjin.thum@history.ox.ac.uk, if you are interested in attending. Finger food and drinks will be served.

Download an information leaflet.

Why Volunteer?

  • Vision: The Symposium embodies the core vision of Project Southeast Asia: to pioneer transnational, interdisciplinary studies of Southeast Asia, in order to contribute solutions to Southeast Asia’s most pressing contemporary issues relevant to the people of Southeast Asia. The Symposium is unique. It is more than academic conference. It seeks to bring together leaders of academia, politics, business, and civil society, in order to discuss solutions and to make a difference.
  • Impact: The Southeast Asian Studies Symposium is the world’s largest annual Southeast Asian Studies conference. In 2015 it drew over 700 people, including members of royalty; politicians; over 200 of the world’s leading scholars of Southeast Asia; a wide variety of business leaders; civil society activists; and students. Speakers included DYMM Sultan Nazrin Shah of Perak, Prof Wang Gungwu (National University of Singapore); Prof Nick Rawlins (University of Oxford); Prof Barry Eichengreen (University of California, Berkeley); and Prof Jeffrey Sachs (Columbia University).
  • Innovation: The Symposium is entirely volunteer-run, and we welcome students and scholars of all levels who are interested in Southeast Asia. We  offer great scope for enterprising, entrepreneurial individuals to make a difference in the field of Southeast Asian Studies and to organise a major international conference. Do you have an idea for how to bring people together to make Southeast Asia a better place? We are a platform for you to make that idea a reality.

All volunteers will receive complimentary registration for the Southeast Asian Studies Symposium.

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Report, Photos, and Videos online

A general report on the 4th Southeast Asian Studies Symposium is now online. Individual reports on the sessions are being uploaded. Photos are available at our facebook page. Videos of sessions are also being uploaded.

If you have any photos or video of the Symposium, please do share them with us (info@projectsoutheastasia.com)!

4th Southeast Asian Studies Symposium now on!

The 4th Southeast Asian Studies Symposium is now on! Follow us on Facebook (fb.com/projectsoutheastasia), on Twitter (@projectsea), and Instagram (@projectsoutheastasia) with hashtag ‪#‎psea2015‬.

The University of Oxford signs Statement of Intent with the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation

The University of Oxford signed a Statement of Intent with the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation (JCF) on 16 December 2014, for a range of academic and cultural project collaborations between Oxford and JCF. The agreement was signed between Oxford Pro Vice-Chancellor Nick Rawlings and Jeffrey Cheah Foundation Founding Trustee Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah.

The first such collaboration will be the 4th Southeast Asian Studies Symposium in March 2015. It will include a specially curated exhibition of artefacts from the Ashmolean Museum and Bodleian Library. The Southeast Asian Studies Symposium is the world’s largest annual Southeast Asian studies conference. You can register for it here.

Following the signing, Oxford Professor Emeritus Peter Carey delivered the Jeffrey Cheah Distinguished Speakers Series lecture on “The Uses and Abuses of History”.

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JCF is a not-for-profit foundation and Malaysia’s largest education-focused social enterprise dedicated to providing high quality education, teaching and research in Malaysia through the 12 institutions of the Sunway Education Group (SEG), and in particular Sunway University and Monash University Malaysia.

This partnership with JCF illustrates Project Southeast Asia’s commitment to building relationships, exchanges, and collaborations between Oxford and Southeast Asia, alongside its goals of promoting transnational and interdisciplinary research of Southeast Asia, and broadening access to an Oxford education for all Southeast Asians.

Registration now open for the 4th SEA Studies Symposium!

Registration is now open for the 4th Southeast Asian Studies Symposium.

Please visit our registration page to register. Registration closes on 28 February 2015.

A programme, list of panels, list of roundtables & workshops, and list of keynote speakers are also available. Please note the programme is subject to change.

This year we are also delighted to offer tours of two major research facilities in Kuala Lumpur: the Arkib Negara Malaysia (National Archives of Malaysia) and the Forestry Research Institute of Malaysia. Both tours are limited to 30 people, and are an optional add-on for any registered Symposium participant.

See you in Sunway!

 

One Week left to submit a proposal

There is just one week left to submit a proposal for a paper or panel at the 4th Southeast Asian Studies Symposium 2015. The Symposium will be held Friday 20 March 2015 to Sunday 22 March 2015  at Sunway University, Malaysia, in conjunction with the Asian Economic Panel conference (Monday 23 March 2015 to Tuesday 24 March 2015).

We invite proposals for panels, roundtables, workshops, and papers. The 2015 Symposium will focus on the theme of “The Year of ASEAN: Integrating Southeast Asia”, particularly in regard to the four sub-themes of the Environment and Natural Resources, Public Health, Education, and Economic Development. However, proposals focusing on any topics relating to Southeast Asia are welcome.

The deadline for submissions is 1 October 2014. Please read below or visit our Call for Panels and Papers webpage for more information.

We hope you will join us for our grand Malaysian adventure!

Announcement: Asian Economic Panel conference to be held in conjunction with the Symposium

Project Southeast Asia and the Jeffrey Cheah Institute on Southeast Asia (JCI) are pleased to announce that the Asian Economic Panel (AEP) conference will be held in conjunction with the 4th Annual Southeast Asian Studies Symposium. The Symposium will be held 20-22 March 2015, and the AEP conference will follow immediately on 23-24 March 2015. Both will be hosted by the JCI at Sunway University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Registration to the Symposium includes entry to the AEP conference, and will open on 15 November 2015.

Participants include: Jeffrey Sachs (Columbia University), Barry Eichengreen (University of California, Berkeley), Chalongphob Sussangkarn (Thailand Development Research Institute), Kiyohiko Nishimura (University of Tokyo), Fan Gang (National Economic Research Institute), and Woo Wing Thye (Jeffrey Cheah Institute on Southeast Asia).

AEP invites about 40 economists from around the world (particularly from Asia) to meet three times a year to discuss issues that are important to sub-regions of Asia or individual Asian countries. The proceedings of the AEP conference are edited and published thrice yearly in a journal, Asian Economic Papers (MIT Press).

You can download the press release.

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SEA Studies Symposium 2015 – Call for Panels and Papers

The Call for Panels and Papers for the 4th Southeast Asian Studies Symposium 2015 has been released. Co-hosted by the Jeffrey Cheah Institute on Southeast Asia, the Symposium will be held Friday 20 March 2015 to Sunday 22 March 2015 at Sunway University, Malaysia. The theme for the 2015 Symposium is “The Year of ASEAN: Integrating Southeast Asia”. The Symposium will focus on four subthemes on the Environment and Natural Resources, Public Health, Education, and the Economy, but submissions on all topics are welcome. The deadline for submissions is 1 October 2014. Please visit the Call for Panels and Papers website to submit a panel or paper proposal.

We hope all of you will join us in Malaysia!

Announcement: 4th SEA Studies Symposium

Project Southeast Asia is pleased to announce that the 4th  Southeast Asian Studies Symposium  will be hosted by the Jeffrey Cheah Institute on Southeast Asia (JCI) at Sunway University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 20-22 March 2015. The Call for Panels & Papers will be released shortly. Please visit our Symposium website, join our mailing list or visit our Facebook page to stay informed on the latest updates. You can download the press release here. We look forward to seeing all of you in Kuala Lumpur! Read more