Frankfurt, 27-28 June 2014

The Southeast Asia Library Group together with the Library of Southeast Asian Studies at Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University are pleased to invite you to this year’s Annual Meeting of the Southeast Asia Library Group in Frankfurt/Main (Germany), 27-28 June 2014.

The meeting will take place at the Bockenheim Campus and will include a Southeast Asian Studies Library tour with access to the closed stacks, as the library is affiliated with the main University Library.

Adopting last year’s format, we will have the presentation of selected papers on library and archive related issues on the first day, followed by the actual Annual General Meeting on the second day.


SEALG invites proposals for papers on any theme relating to collections, archives and the library work as well as recent developments in the field of South East Asian Studies.

A paper presentation should not exceed 30 minutes (including time for questions/discussuion). Paper abstracts should be no more than 200 words and must include a title, author’s name and affiliation, as well as contact details.

Please submit your paper proposal including abstract to Holger Warnk (email: h.warnk@em.uni-frankfurt.de) or  Jana Igunma (email: jana.igunma@bl.uk) or Doris Jedamski (email: d.a.jedamski@library.leidenuniv.nl) not later than by 31 January 2014.

We encourage submissions from library and archive staff as well as from scholars and graduate students.

Publication of a paper will be possible in the SEALG Newsletter which is online on the SEALG homepage . Depending on the number and quality of the papers a printed publication in form of a monograph might be an option.

For further details and registration, please contact:

Holger Warnk
J.W.Goethe-University, Southeast Asian Studies,
Senckenberganlage 31, 60325 Frankfurt/M, Germany
Phone & fax: 0049-69-798-28445
Email: h.warnk@em.uni-frankfurt.de

Everyone will be most welcome and participation will not be restricted to library or archive staff. Please help circulate both this invitation and the Call for Papers. The Southeast Asia Library Group is looking forward to meeting you in Frankfurt.

Alte Oper (opera house) in Frankfurt

Alte Oper (opera house) in Frankfurt

SEALG Annual Meeting at the 7th EUROSEAS Conference, Lisbon, 2-6 July 2013

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The SEALG Annual Meeting 2013 will take place in Lisbon in collaboration with the 7th EUROSEAS Conference at the School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Lisbon, Rua Almerindo Lessa (Ajuda University Campus). The conference will be held from 2 to 6 July 2013.

Our proposal for a Panel “Digging up hidden (re)sources: The changing roles of libraries and archives in Southeast Asian Studies” as part of the 7th EUROSEAS Conference has been accepted by the conference organizers.

The complete list of the conference panels, book of abstracts and the conference programme are available on the conference homepage. Our panel (no. 95) is listed in the 9th Group – Theory, Area Studies and Science Studies, and will be held on Thursday, 4 July.
Please visit the EUROSEAS website for advice on travel, accommodation and location of the conference venue. Registration can be done on arrival.

Jana Igunma and Doris Jedamski are convenors of Panel 95. The panel is now full, but visitors are most welcome to attend. More detailed information including a list of abstracts and the panel programme can be found on the SEALG homepage under “Meetings”.

The SEALG Annual General Meeting will take place in the Meeting Room at the EUROSEAS Conference venue on Friday, 5 July, at 9 a.m. For more information and assistance, or if you wish to attend the SEALG Annual General Meeting only, please contact Jana Igunma by email (jana.igunma AT bl.uk) before 2 July 2013.

SEALG 2012 in Cambridge & London — a brief report

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The  SEALG Annual Meeting 2012 took place in Cambridge and London from July 6 to 7, 2012, in collaboration with the 87th South Asia Archive and Library Group (SAALG) Conference. It was the first time that the SEALG held an Annual Meeting in collaboration with the SAALG. It was a great opportunity to meet and exchange ideas and experiences with members of the SAALG, which is a UK based association of enthousiastic South Asian librarians and archivists. Some of them are also involved in Southeast Asian librarianship due to the nature of the collections they look after.

This year, participants from Denmark, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom attended our Annual Meeting. A detailed report of this Annual Meeting can be found on our homepage www.sealg.org under “Meetings”.


Annual Meeting 2012

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The annual meeting of our group is approaching. It will take place on Saturday, 7 July 2012, at the British Library. The library building is a few minutes walk from King’s Cross & St Pancras stations (rail and underground lines, for maps go to http://www.tfl.gov.uk/gettingaround/1106.aspx ). The address is 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB http://www.bl.uk/aboutus/quickinfo/loc/stp/index.html .

We will start at 11 a.m. to give those members who are also attending the SAALG Meeting in Cambridge enough time to travel to London. During the morning session organisational matters will be discussed, eg. the financial report or the suggested amendments of the group’s constitution. The afternoon session will start off with a demonstration and discussion of the SEALG wiki and blog and new means of communication and PR for the SEALGroup. After we are allowed a glimpse on some rare items of the collection of the British library the meeting will end with a library tour.

We are looking forward to meeting as many members as possible next week — and we will certainly post a report on the meeting for everyone who could not attend soon !

SEALG Homepage updated

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The Homepage of the Southeast Asia Library Group (SEALG) at www.sealg.org has been updated and contains useful new information on initiatives of SEALG members and Southeast Asia related libraries and institutions, a portal to Southeast Asia Libraries in Europe, as well as information on the 2012 Annual Meeting of our group.

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