Thursday, August 07, 2008

Annual Southeast Asian Studies Graduate Conference

Annual Southeast Asian Studies Graduate Conference at Cornell

Dear Grad Student Colleague: I thought you might like to see this
announcement. Cheers, Don (for SEAF)

Call for Papers

The Cornell Southeast Asia Program invites submissions for its 11th
Annual Southeast Asian Studies Graduate Conference. This year this
annual event will be held at the Kahin Center for Advanced Research
on Southeast Asia at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York on
October 24-26, 2008. We welcome submissions from graduate students at
any stage engaged in original research related to Southeast Asia.
Graduate students working in the following disciplines as well as
other related fields that contribute to the understanding of
Southeast Asia are encouraged to apply: history, literature, art
history, sociology, musicology, religion, anthropology, archeology,
architectural history, gender studies, political science, economics,
linguistics and literature.

This year we are honored to announce that our keynote speaker will be
Professor Benedict Anderson (Aaron L. Bienkorb Professor Emeritus of
International Studies, Government and Asian Studies, Cornell
University), the author of Imagined Communities: Reflections on the
Origin and Spread of Nationalism ([1983], rev. ed. 1991), The Spectre
of Comparisons: Nationalism, Southeast Asia, and the World (1998),
and Under Three Flags: Anarchism and the Anti-Colonial Imagination
(2007). Papers related to Professor Anderson's interests are
strongly encouraged.

We ask that prospective presenters submit a one-page abstract and
curriculum vitae by September 1, 2008 to:

Final papers will be due by October 10, 2008. Papers should be in
English with a reading time of no more than 20 minutes (plus 10
minutes of discussion).

Please see
for details on abstract format and submission, as well as further
information and future updates

A limited number of modest travel grants are available. Please
indicate in your email when you submit the abstract if you would like
to apply for a travel grant.

Rose Metro and Trais Pearson
SEAP Student Committee Co-Chairs

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