Call for panels & alternative panel formats
Deadline for panel proposals: 15 November 2023.
Conference dates: 23 July – 25 July 2024 with excursion on 26 July.
Venue: Roeterseiland Campus, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
• On-site conference
• Varied panels open to additional participants
• Maximum one panel presentation per conference participant
• Alternative formats welcomed!
The European Association for Southeast Asian Studies (EuroSEAS) will hold its 13th conference at the University of Amsterdam, Roeterseiland Campus in the centre of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from 23 July to 25 July 2024, with the option to join an excursion and guided tour on 26 July.
As an international and multi-disciplinary scholarly organisation, EuroSEAS invites scholars and PhD students (if supported by a senior) 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.
Please note that each participant is allowed to present only one paper in one panel. Performing additional roles such as convener, roundtable member and/or discussant is possible, but please consider that they may cause organisational difficulties.
Panels consist of a convener, 3-4 presenters, and if possible, a discussant. Double sessions of at least 6 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 presenters from outside the host institution/project of the convenor.
Submission format: (1) title, (2) convener (name, affiliation & email address), (3) brief description and explanation of the chosen format, max. ½ page, (4) brief description of panel, max. ½ page, (5) single session (1 x 90 min.): 3-4 presenters; double session (2 x 90 min.): 6 presenters, (6) optional: discussant. Please submit your proposal in Word format (not PDF).
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 ((name, affiliation & email address), (3) brief description and explanation of the chosen format, max. ½ page, (4) explain in ½ page urgency of topic, (5) max. 6 presenters. Please submit your proposal in Word format (not PDF).
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 (name, affiliation & email address), (3) brief description and explanation of the chosen format, max. ½ page, (4) explain in ½ page plans for discussion and collaboration, (5) max. 8 participants. Please submit your proposal in Word format (not PDF).
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 (name, affiliation & email address), (3) explain in ½ page urgency of topic, (4) discussion format and participants. Please submit your proposal in Word format (not PDF).
5. Alternative formats!
Conveners are encouraged to submit proposals for events adopting alternative formats, such as book forums, roundtable conversations based on pre-circulated short papers, fireside chats or other informal interview formats, creative sessions, innovative methods workshops, or any productive alternative to the standard panel format.
Submission format: (1) title, (2) convener (name, affiliation & email address), (3) proposal. Please submit your proposal in Word format (not PDF).
Please send your proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 November 2023. The selection committee preserves the right to advise on how to strengthen less clearly articulated proposals or on possible merges of similar panel proposals.
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The EuroSEAS 2024 Conference will be an on-site event, in which all panels are at the venue and participants are expected to attend physically. However, if due to force majeure one presenter cannot travel to Amsterdam, the panel convenor can decide to accommodate this presenter’s online participation. The rooms at the University of Amsterdam offer the technical equipment for online participation via Teams or Zoom; however, please note that technical assistance for setting this up is limited.
Requests for online participation to a session should be made as early as possible but no later than 1 June 2024.