“Crossings in Southeast Asia” Cornell Southeast Asia Program’s 19th Annual Graduate Student Conference March 10-12, 2017

Kahin Center for Advanced Research on Southeast Asia

Cornell University in Ithaca, New York

Crossings evoke the process of traversing and negotiating terrains, waters, temporalities, identities and paradigms. How do crossings challenge the boundaries of these concepts in the studies of Southeast Asia? In thinking about intersections of old and new ideas, what crossings have scholars attempted and what obstacles have they faced? Cornell Southeast Asia Program’s 19th Annual Southeast Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference is inviting submissions that engage these questions. The conference will be held March 10-12, 2017 at the Kahin Center for Advanced Research on Southeast Asia at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Professor Anne Blackburn from the Department of Asian Studies at Cornell will be joining us as our keynote speaker.

We welcome submissions of abstracts by December 15, 2016 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, 2017.

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: seapgradconf@gmail.com

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, 2016

Notification of Acceptance: January 15, 2017

Confirmation of Attendance Deadline:  February 1, 2017

Full Papers Due:  February 15, 2017

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