EuroSEAS 2022
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Call for panels & alternative panel formats

EuroSEAS 2022

Deadline: 3 December 2021
Conference dates: 28 June-1 July 2022
Venue: EHESS-Campus Condorcet, Paris-Aubervilliers, France

The European Association for Southeast Asian Studies (EuroSEAS) will hold its 12th conference at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), on the new Campus Condorcet, Paris-Aubervilliers, France, from 28 June to 1 July 2022.

As an international and multi-disciplinary scholarly organisation, EuroSEAS invites scholars and PhD students from all academic disciplines with an interest in Southeast Asia to submit panels that explore relevant research topics from an interdisciplinary perspective as well as discuss theoretical and methodological aspects of research generated in the field of Southeast Asian Studies.

Proposals are invited for classical panels, roundtable discussions, laboratories that would develop cross-disciplinary collaboration, and for screenings with academic discussion of documentaries or artistic movies on various topics from Southeast Asia. More experimental formats are also welcome (see  also 5. Alternative panel formats). In any regard, we ask all the convenors to briefly name, describe and explain their choice of format in their proposal.

Proposals for panels, roundtables and laboratories do not need a list of participants yet, just a description of the chosen format, an abstract and a convener will do! However, please note that panels should reflect a variety in the national/regional background and home institutions of the participants.

1. Panels
Panels consist of a convener, 3-4 presenters, and if possible, a discussant. Double sessions of at least six presenters are allowed, but not preferred. In an effort to remain open for discussion and avoid pre-packed propositions, all panels should be open to people outside from the host institution/project of the convenor.

Submission format: (1) title, (2) convener, (3) brief description and explanation of the chosen format, max ½ page, (4) brief description of panel, max ½ page (in Word format), (5) single session (1 x 90 min.): 3-4 presenters; double session (2 x 90 min.): 6 presenters, (6) optional: discussant.

2. Roundtables
Roundtables address current issues and new developments, and consist of a convener and max. 6 participants who prepare brief statements followed by audience discussion.

Submission format: (1) title, (2) convener, (3) brief description and explanation of the chosen format, max ½ page, (4) explain in ½ page urgency of topic (in Word format), (5) max 6 presenters.

3. Laboratories
Laboratories are closed meetings for scholars to develop innovative cross-disciplinary plans. Laboratories run for half a day and consist of a convener and max 8 participants. Towards the end of the conference conveners will present the results of these meetings to a larger audience.

Submission format: (1) title, (2) convener, (3) brief description and explanation of the chosen format, max ½ page, (4) explain in ½ page plans for discussion and collaboration (in Word format), (5) max 8 participants.

4. Screenings with academic discussion
Screenings show documentaries or artistic movies on various topics regarding Southeast Asia accompanied by an academic presentation or discussion which might include engaging with the filmmaker.

Submission format: (1) title, (2) convener, (3) explain in ½ page urgency of topic, (4) discussion format and participants.

5. Alternative formats: avatars, circulating speech & dominos
Conveners are encouraged to submit proposals for events adopting alternative formats, such as shorter presentations based on pre-circulated papers followed by a roundtable conversation, book forums, or any productive alternative to the standard panel format.

We would like to share three examples of alternative ways to organise a panel for collective thinking, with the hope that they may inspire panel convenors to use them or develop their own: avatars, circulating speech and dominos. More information.

Please note that each participant is allowed to present only one paper in one panel. Performing additional roles such as convener, round table member and/or discussant is possible, but please consider that they may cause organisational difficulties.
Please send your proposal to by 3 December 2021. The selection committee preserve the right to advise on how to strengthen less clearly articulated proposals or on possible merges of similar panel proposals.
More information
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Covid-19 disclaimer: Under the current circumstances a physical conference cannot be guaranteed. EuroSEAS and the Organising Committee will, of course, have to follow international, national and local regulations. Naturally, our intention is to meet in person but force majeur cannot be ruled out. In case a physical conference is not possible, the board will envisage other options.
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