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Bringing Southeast Asia Home workshop 2023

May 15, 2023

The Carolina Asia Center is pleased to announce our first Bringing Southeast Asia Home workshop for scholars of Southeast Asia and Southeast Asian diasporas. Generously funded by the Henry Luce Foundation, this workshop will bring together scholars in North Carolina and across the US Southeast to share research interests, ideas, and resources. We invite proposals for paper and panel presentations, works in progress, institutional initiatives, and more. The workshop will feature a lunchtime discussion on creating a Southeast Asia research network in the region and will conclude with an informal networking reception. The presentations, lunch, and reception are free to attend, but registration is required. Modest funds are available to help cover travel costs for presenters coming from within the US Southeast.

Paper presentations

We invite proposal submissions of many types, including works in progress. Individual paper presentations, roundtable discussions, panel presentations addressing particular themes, and paired presentations between a faculty mentor and student are all possible formats, as long as they engage with the field of Southeast Asian Studies and/or Southeast Asian Diaspora Studies. In addition, presentations focused on building institutional infrastructure as it relates to Southeast Asian Studies are also welcome. Faculty and students who have received BSEAH awards over the past year are strongly encouraged to submit a proposal to share their work. Proposals are due Friday, March 17.


Discussion and Reception

The workshop will also feature a lunchtime discussion on the theme of “How to create a Southeast Asia research network in the US Southeast”. In recent years, several regional institutions have been developing programs and curricula to support Southeast Asian and Diaspora Studies. This lunch is an informal opportunity to consider what methods have been successful, what our localized institutional needs are, and how students and administrators have responded. This discussion will be in hybrid format, so individuals unable to attend the workshop in person will still be able to participate in this conversation. In the registration process, you will be asked about your goals for the session, which will help drive the conversation.

The day will finish with an in-person networking reception.


Please reach out to Dr. Becky Butler, Assistant Director for Southeast Asia Initiatives, with any questions.


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The Carolina Asia Center supports diverse Asia-related events. However, CAC co-sponsorship of any talk, seminar, documentary screening, film screening, performance or celebration does not constitute endorsement of or agreement with the views presented therein. As an academic institution, we value diverse perspectives that promote dialogue and understanding.

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