Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Recreating Currents in Southeast Asia - Cornell University Southeast Asia Program’s 18th Annual Graduate Student Conference “(Re)Creating Currents in Southeast Asia”

Recreating Currents in Southeast Asia

10.75*N 106.6667*E 1867_2007 by Tiffany Chung

Cornell University Southeast Asia Program’s 18th Annual Graduate Student Conference

“(Re)Creating Currents in Southeast Asia”

March 11-13, 2016

Kahin Center for Advanced Research on Southeast Asia, Cornell University in Ithaca, New York

(Re)Creating Currents is an exploration of the current – the mental or physical force that pulls, shapes, electrifies or overwhelms subjects and objects in myriad ways. How is Southeast Asia created through currents in practice and in discourse, and how can these currents be understood? In thinking about currents as processual coalescences of old and new ideas, how do new scholars situate their work amidst these flows? We offer these questions as provocations to invite submissions to the Cornell Southeast Asia Program’s 18th Annual Southeast Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference. The conference will be held March 11-13, 2016 at the Kahin Center for Advanced Research on Southeast Asia at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Professor Tamara Loos from the Department of History at Cornell will be joining us as our keynote speaker.
We welcome submissions of abstracts by December 15, 2015 from graduate students who have completed original research related to Southeast Asia. There is no specific theme for this conference, as we hope to attract a wide range of submissions. Our intention is to reflect the dynamic research currently undertaken by graduate students. The Cornell Southeast Asia Program’s Graduate Committee will review the abstracts, select presenters, and organize panels by theme. In order to aid this process of thematic organization, we ask that you please include a few keywords summarizing your presentation along with your abstract.
Selected contributors will present their work as part of a panel, and paper abstracts will be included in the conference program. All the panels will have discussants, therefore presenters should be prepared to submit full papers of 5000-8000 words by February 15, 2016 .
A very limited number of modest travel allowances may be available for those traveling longer distances. We encourage applicants to seek funding from their home institutions first. Please indicate along with your abstract whether you expect to receive travel funding from your home institution and if you would like to be considered for a travel allowance from the Cornell Southeast Asia Program Graduate Student Committee. We will be in touch in February to coordinate graduate student host lodging for confirmed presenters. In the spirit of collegiate engagement, all presenters are requested to attend the entire conference.
Please submit abstracts to the following email address:
All abstracts should be limited to 250 words and sent in MS Word format.  Do not send a .pdf. Please name your abstract using your first and last name together (for example, janedoe.doc for Jane Doe's abstract). The subject of the message should specify “Abstract” and the body should include the following information:
·         Author name(s), institutional affiliation(s), and a primary email address
·         Title of paper
·         Paper topic or keywords
·         The abstract
Abstract Submission Deadline:  December 15, 2015
Notification of Acceptance: January 15,  2016
Confirmation of Attendance Deadline:  February 1, 2016
Full Papers Due:  February 15, 2016

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