2017 CCSEAS Conference Schedule

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The CCSEAS Conference will be held at York University (Toronto) on 26-28 October 2017.  The schedule may be viewed and downloaded below.

The 33rd Biennial Canadian Council for Southeast Asian Studies (CCSEAS) conference theme, “People In and Out of Place,” represents a long standing and yet often forgotten dynamic of a region known as the crossroads of different peoples, histories, cultures, and politics.

Theme: People In and Out of Place

NEW Dates: 26-28 October 2017

Venue: York University, Toronto, Ontario

Schedule: Download the 2017 conference schedule (updated 13 October) (PDF).

Panel information: Click here for panel details (PDF).

Register: www.eventbrite.ca/e/ccseasccease-conference-2017-tickets-34691916456

For more information:

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Keynote Speakers

Goh Beng Lan


“Silent Resistance in Malaysia: Changing Mindsets as New Radical Politics”
—- Goh Beng Lan – National University of Singapore, Associate Professor and Former Chair, Department of Southeast Asian Studies

Friday, 27 October 2017   |   1:45 to 3:00pm
Room 0001, Victor Philip Dahdaleh Building, York University


Ricardo D. Trimillos

Ricardo T

“Places and Spaces for Dancing and Musicking Filipinicity: Imagining Barangay, Crew, Ethnie, and Nation.”
—- Ricardo D. Trimillos – University of Hawaii, Professor of Ethnomusicology and Chair, Asian Studies

Thursday, 26 October 2017   |   4:45pm to 6pm
Room 519, Fifth Floor, Kaneff Tower, York University

Click here for more information on the keynotes (PDF).

Special Panels

In honour of Penny Van Esterik and Judith Nagata, York University.  Read more (PDF).

Special Session

“Common Fears & Common Hopes: ASEAN & Canada at 50”

A round-table discussion with:

  • Petronila Garcia (Ambassador of the Philippines to Canada; Chair of ASEAN Committee of Ottawa)
  • Teuku Faizasyah (Ambassador of Indonesia to Canada)
  • J. Ian Burchett (Director General Southeast Asia, Global Affairs Canada)
  • Joshua Brown (Canada-ASEAN Business Council)
  • Stéphanie Martel (Postdoctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia)
  • Paul Evans, Chair / Moderator (University of British Columbia; Former Co-CEO, Asia Pacific Foundation)

Click here for more information on the special session (PDF).

26 October (Opening Night)

“Luzviminda: the Philippines Dances for Canada150”   |   26-28 October 2017

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets for the opening night showing is almost sold out. If conference attendees are interested we advise that you please buy your tickets ASAP. Tickets to Luzviminda must be purchased separately, they are not included with the CCSEAS conference.

October 26, 2017 (7:30pm) – A portmanteau, Luzviminda represents the three groups of islands that comprise the Philippine archipelago and the provenance of Filipino immigrants in Canada. As a concert, Luzviminda will bring together folk dance, contemporary dance, breaking, and hip-hop, forms that Filipino-Canadians embody to express their diasporic identities. It will be a unique collaboration among Philippine dance companies, independent artists and dance researchers in Toronto. Luzviminda will celebrate the presence of Filipinos as the fastest growing immigrant community in Canada and one of the largest visible minorities in Toronto.

Tickets are on sale now! https://secure1.tixhub.com/yorku/procurement/
$10 for students and seniors / $15 for the general public (or call 416-736-5888)

*Produced with the support of Canada150@York and the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council.

27 October

CCSEAS Dinner and a Performance by Kayonan Gamelan (Traditional Balinese Music & Dance)
27 October 2017, 6:30pm @ The Underground Campus Kitchen, York University

Under the direction of Keiko Ninomiya, the Gamelan Kayonan will perform Puspa Mekar, a welcome dance ensemble piece.

Founded in 2009, Gamelan Kayonan is a traditional Balinese music & dance group in kebyar style which suggests explosive changes and dynamics in tempo.

Non-members welcome: $40

This performance is made possible by the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Toronto.

Click here for more information on the performances (updated 26 Sept) (PDF).

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