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SEA Studies Symposium 2013 – Call for Volunteers

Following on from the great success of the Southeast Asian Studies Symposium 2012, Project Southeast Asia is seeking enthusiastic volunteers to join the organising committee for the 2013 Symposium. We welcome students and scholars of all levels who are interested in Southeast Asia and wish to gain experience of and exposure to the field of Southeast Asian studies.

About the Symposium:
Project Southeast Asia’s Southeast Asian Studies Symposium is an interdisciplinary conference on contemporary issues in Southeast Asia. In its first year in 2012, it was already the largest annual conferences on Southeast Asian studies in Europe. Its chief aim is to provide a rare and valuable opportunity for younger scholars and researchers of Southeast Asia to engage in dialogue and exchange of ideas.

The 2012 Symposium was also notable for how it drew together participants from academia, business and politics – among the attendees were the Indonesian Ambassador and his staff, as well as top executives from major Southeast Asian companies, all of whom were keen to engage academics conducting research into Southeast Asia’s contemporary issues.

About Project Southeast Asia:
Project Southeast Asia is an initiative by scholars of Southeast Asia within Oxford to create an interdisciplinary Centre for Southeast Asian Studies. It will emphasise core disciplines in the humanities and social sciences while addressing contemporary issues facing Southeast Asia, such as infectious diseases, climate change, migration, ageing and sustainable development. The Project will support research, student degree programmes, library and archival resources, institutional exchanges and academic events. Finally, it will ensure that the most talented students, regardless of need, will be able to study Southeast Asia at Oxford.

To date, the Project has hosted a successful Southeast Asian Studies symposium as well as a seminar series and film screenings. It has also raised funds for The Cambodia Trust through participation in the ASEAN Rickshaw Run.

Interested in being a part of the Symposium or Project Southeast Asia?
E-mail with your name, course, subject, college and SEA countries of interest. Our introductory meeting will be held in Week 2 on Thursday, 18 October 2012 from 6 to 7.30 pm at the Institute of Human Sciences, 58 Banbury Road.

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