12th -14th September 2014

University of Brighton, Brighton, Sussex, UK

The 2014 ASEASUK Conference is being hosted at the University of Brighton’s Falmer campus five minutes from Brighton city centre and will include keynote addresses, workshops and performances, publishers fair and a conference dinner at Brighton Pavilion. The conference provides a first class opportunity to share research and network with established and early career scholars of South East Asia from across a wide range of academic disciplines in a convivial and friendly setting.


ASEASUK invites proposals for panels on any theme relating to South East Asian Studies. We encourage submissions from a wide range of disciplines and welcome the participation of early career scholars and those based in the South-East Asian region. Panel sessions will normally include five papers of 20 minutes each (including time for questions) or four papers and a discussant. Panel organisers are responsible for nominating a chair and (if required) a discussant for the panel. Heavily subscribed panels may run across two panel sessions.

Panel proposals should take the form of a panel outline of no more than 200 words, which will be published on the conference website and in the conference programme. Panel chairs are responsible for collecting paper abstracts from panellists. Paper abstracts should be no more than 200 words and must include a title, author affiliation and contact details. Your panel proposal should include your panel outline, name, affiliation and contact details of panel chair/s and submitted abstract authors. Please note that the focus of the conference is South East Asia so whilst there is no restriction on academic discipline, papers must be focused on countries of that region (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam).

Submit your panel proposal and abstracts to the conference committee (r.j.elmhirst@brighton.ac.uk) no later than 31 January 2014.

In publicising your panel, you are encouraged to use the ASEASUK mail list – if you wish to do this, send your panel proposal and your contact details to the conference organising committee by 30 November 2013 so these may be circulated widely.


The ASEASUK conference also includes an open panel for papers not affiliated to any particular panel. If you wish to submit a paper for consideration in the open panel, please send a 200 word abstract (with your affiliation and contact details) to the organising committee (r.j.elmhirst@brighton.ac.uk) by 31 January 2014.


Please note that to participate in the conference, you must be a member of ASEASUK. Membership gives you access to a number of privileges, including ASEASUK News, networking and early notification of funding opportunities. If you wish to register as a member, this should be done prior to conference registration. Check the ASEASUK website for details (www.aseasuk.org).

Online registration will open from December 2013 on the ASEASUK website (www.aseasuk.org)

Please contact us if you have any questions about panel organisation or abstract submission. We look forward to receiving your panel proposal and abstracts.

Important deadlines:

30 November 2013: deadline for sending panel CFPs for circulation via ASEASUK

December 2013: online registration opens on the ASEASUK website

31 January 2014: panel proposals and abstracts must be submitted

31 January 2014: paper abstracts for inclusion in open panels must be submitted

Conference organising committee:

Becky Elmhirst (University of Brighton) r.j.elmhirst@brighton.ac.uk

Matthew Cohen

Susan Conway

Janet Cochrane