Southeast Asian Studies Symposium 2014 – Call for Volunteers

The Southeast Asian Studies Symposium, organised by Project Southeast Asia, University of Oxford, is the world’s largest annual Southeast Asian Studies conference. Following on from the great success of this year’s Symposium, Project Southeast Asia is seeking enthusiastic volunteers to join the organising committee and to convene panel sessions for the 2014 Symposium, to be held 22-23 March 2014. We welcome students and scholars of all levels who are interested in Southeast Asia. The conference is entirely volunteer-run and thus offers great scope for enterprising, entrepreneurial individuals to really make a difference in the field of Southeast Asian Studies
Our first meeting will be on 8 May 2013, Wednesday, at 7 pm, in the Stapledon Room at Exeter College. Please e-mail to let us know you will be attending.

About the Symposium:
Project Southeast Asia’s Southeast Asian Studies Symposium is an interdisciplinary conference on contemporary issues in Southeast Asia. The 2013 conference attracted 241 participants, 105 papers in 22 panels. Its chief aim is to provide a rare and valuable opportunity for scholars and researchers of Southeast Asia to engage in dialogue and exchange of ideas.
Participants included Mark Pritchard, MP and Chair for the All-Party Group for ASEAN in the UK Parliament; the Ambassadors/High Commissioners of Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and Brunei; Lord Cranbrook, environmental biologist; and Datuk Amar Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Zohari, Sarawak Minister of Tourism. The conference also featured a cultural performance by the Burmese artist and former political prisoner Htein Lin as well as three roundtables on Myanmar, natural resource governance and Borneo/Kalimantan Studies
More information about the 2013 Symposium is available at

About Project Southeast Asia:
Project Southeast Asia is an initiative by scholars of Southeast Asia in Oxford to create an interdisciplinary Centre for Southeast Asian Studies. It organises a range of academic activities on Southeast Asia, and seeks to coordinate academic activity on the region.
More information about Project Southeast Asia is available at &

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