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Call for papers, ‘Reframing the Archive: The Reuse of Film and Photographic Images in Postcolonial Southeast Asia’, 22-23 June 2017, SOAS University, London

We are inviting submissions for  ‘Reframing the Archive: The Reuse of Film and Photographic Images in Postcolonial Southeast Asia’, 22-23 June 2017, SOAS University, London.

Deadline for abstracts: 17th February 2017

In recent years, the decision to engage with colonial and postcolonial archives has become increasingly commonplace within Southeast Asian film, photography and visual culture. Whilst this renewed interest in archival materials has resulted in an increased awareness of the complexities of lens-based media, it has also allowed practitioners to challenge both the dominant narratives of colonialism and their neo- and postcolonial legacies. In the case of Cambodia and its diasporas, this archival impulse – and its accompanying modes of (re-) appropriation – is exemplified by films such as Rithy Panh’s La France est notre patrie [‘France is our Homeland’] and Davy Chou’s Golden Slumbers. Whereas the former offers an insight into the hypocrisies of French colonial rule, the latter takes its lead from the development of twentieth century Cambodian cinema. Yet despite differing in their aims and emphases, these projects share a number of common characteristics – namely, a desire to foreground the importance of preserving and revisiting archival materials: two imperatives which have acquired a particular significance in the aftermath of the Khmer Rouge regime.

Taking its lead from these recent developments, this symposium will explore the ways in which colonial and postcolonial film and photographic archives have been rearticulated within a range of Southeast Asian political and aesthetic contexts. How have artists and filmmakers sought to subvert existing power relations through the use of colonial images? To what extent have archival materials and technologies allowed for an investigation into the emancipatory potential of the lens? How have these techniques been utilised by diasporic populations? Though preference will be given to submissions which focus on Southeast Asia, we also welcome papers that draw comparisons with other postcolonial contexts. Possible lines of enquiry include:

  • The political and aesthetic implications of re-situating images
  • Hindu-Buddhist aesthetic conventions and their use/subversion in colonial and postcolonial lens-based practices
  • The ethics, politics and artistic innovations of documentary work
  • Contemporary artistic practices which explore the themes of space, place and home
  • The return of European filmmakers and photographers to the postcolony

The symposium will be accompanied by screenings of two feature-length films by Cambodian filmmakers and a series of short films by emerging filmmakers from Southeast Asia. This programme, we believe, will provide a further opportunity to address the themes raised by the symposium.

The conference and screening programme are organised by Dr Joanna Wolfarth, Dr Fiona Allen, and Annie Jael Kwan, independent curator, The Asia Projector.

To submit a paper, please send paper titles, abstracts of c. 500 words and a 2-page CV to

Further information:


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CALL FOR PAPERS | 12th Singapore Graduate Forum on Southeast Asian Studies, 3 March 2017


This forum is organised by the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore; with funding support from the Henry Luce Foundation, USA.

The Asia Research Institute (ARI) of the National University of Singapore (NUS) invites applications from graduate (master’s and PhD) students who are engaged in research on Southeast Asia to attend the 12th Singapore Graduate Forum on Southeast Asian Studies on 24-28 July 2017.

This five-day forum, the twelve of an annual series of forums for graduate students who work on Southeast Asia, will be organised thematically. Themes broadly reflect (though not limited to) the core research strengths of the Asia Research Institute, including the Asian dynamics of religion, politics, economy, gender, culture, language, migration, urbanism, science and technology, population and social change. Keynotes will be delivered by professors Sunil Amrith (Harvard University), Tom Boellstorff (University of California) and Lily Kong (Singapore Management University).

The first two days of the Forum will be dedicated to Skills Based Sessions during which senior scholars will address various topics such as:

How to get published in peer-reviewed journals,
How to apply for international grants,
How to deal with negative reviews,
Besides that there will be sessions on various research methodologies, English academic writing and planning career trajectories.

During the final three days, graduate students will be giving the opportunity to present their work in sessions organized thematically. Graduate students working on topics related to Southeast Asia are invited to submit abstracts based either on work in progress that is at an advanced stage (i.e. already completed data collection and analysis), or on completed work. NUS students are encouraged to take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity to interact and exchange ideas with students from ASEAN as well as those from other regions whose interests focus on Southeast Asia.

Partial or full funding may be available for students whose proposals have been selected. Funding will cover board and lodging for the duration of the five-day forum, and a contribution towards air travel to Singapore by the most economical means.

This event coincides with the Asian Graduate Student Fellowship Programme 2017, which brings some 25 graduate students to ARI for a four/six-week period. These students will also participate in the Graduate Forum.

Graduate students should submit a 300-400 words abstract of their proposed paper to Ms Tay Minghua at no later than 3 March 2017. Please use the application form provided. The abstract should clarify the substantive issues which your paper will address and be firmly grounded in your own research project. Please include information on objectives, methods, and findings, as well as explain the original contribution the research makes to the field of study. One letter of recommendation from a supervisor should also be forwarded along with your form by the same date.

Successful applicants will be notified by early April 2017. Those selected will have to submit full-length papers, of around 4,000-5,000 words in length, by 15 July 2017.

Dr Michiel BAAS, Asia Research Institute, NUS (Chair)
Dr Amelia FAUZIA, Asia Research Institute, NUS
Dr Bernardo BROWN, Asia Research Institute, NUS
Dr Celine CODEREY, Asia Research Institute, NUS
Dr HU Shu, Asia Research Institute, and Centre for Family and Population Research, NUS
Dr Michelle MILLER, Asia Research Institute, NUS
Dr Rita PADAWANGI, Asia Research Institute, NUS
A/P Titima SUTHIWAN, Centre for Language Studies, NUS

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Appel à contribution EurASEAA15 – 15th International Conference of the European Association of Southeast Asian Archaeologists

Proposals will be marked as pending until the end of the Call for papers (9th February 2015). Convenors will then be asked to make their decisions over the papers proposed to their panel by the end of February and to communicate those to the proposers, marking them up within the login environment (Cocoa).


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Changing Asia in the Globalizing World: Boundaries, Identity, and Transnationalism

York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR) Third International Graduate Student Conference

May 1-2, 2015 | York University, Glendon Campus, Toronto, Canada

The concept of “Asia” implies a fixed geographical, demographic, economic, political, and cultural region. However, viewed from multiple perspectives, its “essence” becomes indeterminate and boundaries fuzzy. From colonization to decolonization, from military invasion to cultural inter-penetration, from international power struggle to regional association, Asia and Asian Diasporas are affected by and affecting globalization in various ways. YCAR’s Third International Graduate Student Conference will explore three interconnected themes related to the changing landscape and redefinition of Asia and Asian Diasporas:


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Jointly organised by Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, and International Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding, University of South Australia. 

How have state and non-state efforts to distribute Muslims in time and space allowed for the containment of religious populations, or contributed to new manifestations of diversity and mobility? Did the contests between containment and connection generate new social, political, and ethical frameworks that might be construed through the explanatory framework of “Islamic cosmopolitanism”? This conference jointly hosted by Asia Research Institute, NUS, and UniSA’s International Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding, presents a focus on these questions.

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Appel à contribution : Crossroads Asia Conference at Center for Development Research, Bonn, Germany, November 27-28, 2014

Crossroads Studies: Mobilities, Immobilities and the Issue of Positionality for Rethinking Area Studies

Deadline for Paper Submissions: April 30, 2014


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Appel à contribution colloque « France-Asie: Réorientation Culturelle », Florida State University

« France-Asie: Réorientation Culturelle »

Colloque International, Winthrop-King Institute for Contemporary French and Francophone Studies, Florida State University, 26-28 février 2015

Date limite appel à contribution 1er août 2014


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