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Welcome to the website of the European Association for Southeast Asian Studies (EuroSEAS), the world’s largest organisation devoted to the study of Southeast Asia. EuroSEAS aims to stimulate scholarly cooperation within Europe in the field of Southeast Asian studies. It was founded in 1992 and EuroSEAS members work primarily in the humanities and social sciences, from archeology to economics, from anthropology to linguistics, and from art history, literature, theatre studies to religious studies.The main EuroSEAS activity is the organization of an international conference bringing together hundreds of specialists on Southeast Asia from all over the world. So far, conferences have been held respectively in Leiden (1995), Hamburg (1998), London (2001), Paris (2004), Naples (2007), Gothenburg (2010), Lisbon (2013) and Vienna (2015)

The European Association for Southeast Asian Studies (EuroSEAS) will hold its 9th conference from 16 to 18 August 2017 at the University of Oxford. As an international and multi-disciplinary 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 also invited for a limited number of roundtable discussions about recent developments in Southeast Asia and for laboratories that would develop cross-disciplinary collaboration.

It is not possible to submit panel abstracts anymore.

-Panels consist of a convener, 3-4 presenters, and if possible, a discussant. Double sessions of max 6 presentations are allowed. We invite panels on a wide range of topics in the social sciences and humanities of Southeast Asia. We prefer panels with a geographical comparative approach and panels that cross disciplinary boundaries. We especially invite panels on climate change, literature, performing arts, and archaeology – fields that were underrepresented in previous conferences.
Submission format: (1) title, (2) convener, (3) brief description of panel, max ½ page, (4) single session (1 x 90 min.): 3-4 presenters; double session (2 x 90 min.): 6 presenters, (5) optional: discussant.

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) explain in ½ page urgency of topic, (4) max 6 presenters.

Laboratories are closed meetings for young 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) explain in ½ page plans for discussion and collaboration, (4) max 8 participants.

Please find the list of accepted panels, roundtables and laboratories here ...>> 

If you want to participate in a panel, please send your paper abstract directly to the panel conveners until 15 May 2017 at the latest. EuroSEAS will not accept paper proposals that are not part of a panel. If your paper is accepted by a panel convener, your registration and payment have to be effected by 31 May 2017 to be part of the programme.  

15 January 2017: Deadline Early Bird fee
15 May 2017: Deadline submission paper proposals. 
31 May 2017: Overall registration & payment deadline when organizing a panel and/or presenting a paper.
After 31 May 2017 it is still possible to register and finalize the payment if you wish to join the conference without presenting a paper. 

Official registration at the EuroSEAS website will start from December 2016 onwards. Please follow the following instructions:
Instructions for panel conveners
Instructions for participants presenting a paper
Instructions for participants without presenting a paper (spectators) 

Early bird fee (until 15 January 2015): 200,00 Euros
Regular fee (after 15 January 2015): 240,00 Euros
Low income fee (please contact the EuroSEAS secretariat at for the criteria): 140,00 Euros
Plus EuroSEAS membership fee (to be paid by all participants) 30,00 Euros.

Click here to read the general conditions and terms for participants of the EuroSEAS conference...>>

Participants of the EuroSEAS conferences are automatically member of EuroSEAS until the next conference. It is also possible to become a member without visiting the conference. The membership fee is € 30 (for two years). For more information, please send an email to Yayah Siegers-Samaniri (secretariat EuroSEAS):