August 28, 2011

Call for Papers: Southeast Asia: Between the Lines

Call for Papers
Southeast Asia: Between the Lines
The University of Michigan
December 9-10 2011

In 2010, the Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) at the University of Michigan celebrated its 50th anniversary with an interdisciplinary conference on the state of Southeast Asian Studies. CSEAS is now hosting Southeast Asia: Between the Lines, a graduate student conference and workshop. The conference aims to continue conversations on Southeast Asia across disciplinary lines, build connections between graduate students at different institutions, and facilitate intensive interactions between participants, both faculty and students. Support for this event comes from the Henry Luce Foundation and U-M’s Rackham Graduate School.

Southeast Asia: Between the Lines invites submissions from graduate students to participate in the two-day conference. The first day features presentations in four moderated panels. The second day features discipline-focused workshops facilitated by invited moderators. Graduate students submitting papers will be expected to attend both days and prepare for the workshop according to the facilitator’s request.

Invited moderators/workshop facilitators are: Ian Baird, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Vicente Rafael, University of Washington; Dan Slater, University of Chicago; and Anna Tsing, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Graduate students are asked to submit original work that falls under one of the following categories:
• Anthropology and Culture, Sociology (Ian Baird)
• History and Pre-Modern Legacies, (Vicente Rafael)
• Politics and the State (Dan Slater)
• Environmental Sustainability and Local Resources. (Anna Tsing)

Please submit abstracts (500 words or less) to Kate Wright at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies: katemw at umich dot edu. The deadline for abstract submissions is Friday, October 28, 2011.

If accepted, graduate students will receive a modest travel subvention and meals during the conference. There are a number of hotels in the Ann Arbor area, and students can arrange to stay for free at the homes of local graduate students. Notification of acceptance will be on or before Friday, November 4, 2011, and the organizers request that participants confirm their attendance by Wednesday, November 9, 2011. Papers will be due to the organizers by Monday, November 28, 2011.

Please direct questions to Kate Wright at katemw at umich dot edu or 734-764-5261.

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