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CfP | Second Annual Southest Asian Studies Symposium (Oxford, March 9-10, 2013)

Location: United Kingdom
Call for Papers Date: 2012-12-15
Date Submitted: 2012-11-02

Project Southeast Asia, University of Oxford invites paper proposals for the 2nd Annual Southeast Asian Studies Symposium, to be held 9-10 March 2013 in Oxford. The Call for Papers is open until 15 December 2012.

Papers focusing on any topic relating to Southeast Asia are welcome. In particular, papers which focus on one or more of the following are highly encouraged: a) contemporary Southeast Asian issues; b) transnational Southeast Asian studies; c) interdisciplinary approaches and collaborations; d) methodological issues relating to Southeast
Asian studies. Paper proposers are encouraged to involve partners from different institutions to promote international co-operation. Young and emerging scholars are particularly encouraged to advance paper proposals.

Scholars are urged in the first instance to submit paper proposals to existing panels. A list may be found at:

Papers not corresponding to any of the existing panels may be submitted as individual papers to Dr PJ Thum, A 250-word (maximum) abstract of the paper is required when submitting an individual paper proposal. Presentations should last no more than 15-20 minutes.

In order to make individual-paper presentations more coherent and useful to the scholars presenting papers, the organising committee will organize the individual paper proposals accepted onto the programme into panels centered around specific topics (these may be cross-disciplinary or cross-cultural). The panel Chair will be appointed by the program committee from one of the paper presenters. He/She will request copies of the papers to be presented in advance of the conference and act as discussant for the panel. Panel members will also be required to exchange papers ahead of time, so that they can read and develop linking comments or questions about each other's
work. Submission of a paper proposal indicates acceptance of these terms.

While any person may submit a proposal for an individual paper presentation, strong preference is given to those submitted by advanced graduate students or by people who have completed their PhDs in the last two or three years. The intellectual quality of the abstract is the prime selection criterion for proposals. Submissions will be accepted in English.

For further information, please visit the Project Southeast Asia website at or

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