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Migrations and New Mobilities in Southeast Asia

UC Berkeley-UCLA Southeast Asian Studies Conference

Migrations and New Mobilities in Southeast Asia

Deadline: January 19, 2018

April 27-28, 2018 at UC Berkeley

Migrations have characterized Southeast Asian lives and livelihoods in different ways in different eras; they have affected work, settlement patterns, resource use, small and large investments, religion, and culture. Migrations have formed and changed the composition of Southeast Asian societies and given rise to complex cultural, social, environmental, and political problems and opportunities. Past and present, migrations have been both forced and voluntary: forced to make way for certain kinds of development; triggered by violence and war; but also intentional and, at times, pioneering: to change lives, secure new livelihoods, or explore new ecologies.

Contributors to this conference will discuss continuities and changes in migration practices, patterns, and personnel, addressing a wide range of historical periods, disciplines, and themes. Abstracts (up to 500 words) should be sent to CSEAS at UC Berkeley ( by Friday, January 19, 2018. Abstracts should include your name, affiliation and discipline and contact information (including e-mail address).

Southeast of now : Directions in Contemporary and Modern Art in Asia

Southeast of Now : Directions in Contemporary and Modern Art in Asia, vol. 1, no. 1, March 2017

This new journal is published by NUS Press, Singapore

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Southeast of Now aims to look and listen closely to the discursive spaces of art in, from, and around the region that is referred to as Southeast Asia, from a historical perspective. The journal presents a necessarily diverse range of perspectives not only on the contemporary and modern art of Southeast Asia, but indeed of the region itself: its borders, its identity, its efficacy, and its limitations as a geographical marker and a conceptual category. As such, the journal is defined by a commitment to the need for and importance of rigorous discussion, of the contemporary and modern art of the domain that lies south of China, east of India, and north of Australia.

Vous pouvez lire des extraits des articles à l’adresse indiquée ci-dessus et l’ensemble du numéro sera accessible à tous dès la semaine prochaine.

Table of contents


  • Editorial : Discomfort


  • “Total Community Response”: Performing the Avant-garde as a Democratic Gesture in Manila by Patrick D. Flores
  • An exceptional inclusion : On MoMA’s Exhibition Recent American Prints in Color and the First Exhibition of Southeast Asian Art by Kathleen Ditzig
  • Endurance and Overcoming in the Art of Amron Omar and Melati Suryodarmo: Invoking Uncommon Alignments for Contemporary Southeast Asian Art History by Michelle Antoinette
  • A Dark Spot on a Royal Space: The Art of the People’s Party and the Politics of Thai (Art) History by Thanavi Chotpradit


  • Of Poems in a Recalcitrant Landscape: An Interview with Stanley J. O’Connorn by Pamela N. Corey, Stanley J. O’Connor


  • Searching for Discomfort by Sharmini Pereira, P. Kirubalini


  • Hol Pidan: Cambodian Traditional Pictorial Silk Textile Preservation and Development, at the National Museum of Cambodia, 2016 by Joanna Wolfarth

Artists’ Projects

  • Introduction by Vera Mey
  • Towards Figures of Dedication, and a Flood (2015) by Tom Nicholson, Grace Samboh and Edhi Sunarso
  • Getah Bening by Shooshie Sulaiman




Call for Papers : The Palimpsestic Past and Present of Southeast Asia: Rewriting Lives Beyond Boundaries


Call for Papers : The Palimpsestic Past and Present of Southeast Asia: Rewriting Lives Beyond Boundaries, 24-25 March 2017, Southeast Asia Center at the University of Washington-Seattle

Abstract submission deadline : 13 February 2017

The Southeast Asia Center at the University of Washington-Seattle is pleased to announce its Graduate Student Conference, which will be held at the Southeast Asia Center (directed by Professor Celia Lowe) on the UW campus in Seattle, Washington, on March 24-25, 2017. In order to commemorate the contribution of Professor Benedict R. O’G. Anderson (1936-2015) to the field of Southeast Asian studies and facilitate constructive engagement with his intellectual legacies, the theme of this conference will be “The Palimpsestic Past and Present of Southeast Asia: Rewriting Lives Beyond Boundaries…”

This conference hopes for scholars to engage with these intellectual legacies and habits of thought, and papers that are thematically congruent with Professor Anderson’s ideas are most welcome. We also encourage students in various disciplines and fields of study to submit their papers: political science, history, anthropology, philosophy, literary studies, art history, film and visual studies, ethnomusicology, sociology, geography, architecture and urban studies, etc.

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Obieg, no. 2 (2016) : Parallel contemporaries : the art of Southeast Asia

Obieg, no. 2 (2016) : Special Issue :  Parallel contemporaries : The art of Southeast Asia

Editor : Krzysztof Gutfranski

Obieg is a bilingual Polish-English online quarterly that deals with the humanities.

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Table of content

  • Parallel Contemporaries: The Art of Southeast Asia by Krzysztof Gutfranski
  • The Distances of Our Time: Reflections on Art Criticism and Southeast Asia by Lee Weng Choy
  • Rethinking Curatorial Colonialism by Simon Soon
  • Public Play: Audience Involvement and the Decoding of Concept in Socially-engaged Southeast Asian Contemporary Art by Iola Lenzi
  • Affective Labor and the Philippine Body by Patrick D. Flores
  • Defining the Thai Territory through Monuments: The Counter-insurgency in the Highlands Border by Thanavi Chotpradit
  • Playing with National Politics: Vietnamese Artists’ Visions of War by Nora Taylor
  • The Chorus of Idle Footsteps by Ron Hanson
  • Currencies of the Contemporary: Biennials and the International in Southeast Asia by David Teh
  • Comparative Contemporaries by Lee Weng-Choy, Sue Acret, Patrick D Flores, Ho Tzu-Nyen, Ly Daravuth, Keiko Sei