Call for Submissions / Appel à soumissions | Power in Southeast Asia / Le pouvoir en Asie du Sud-Est | 2019 CCSEAS/CCEASE conference

Call for Submissions: “Power in Southeast Asia”

McGill University and University of Sherbrooke (Longueuil), Montreal, Quebec
24-26 October 2019

Questions of power permeate virtually all social relations and social facts. Southeast Asia is an especially fertile area in which to examine the question of power. The notion of power itself invites critical inquiries from many disciplinary and ontological perspectives. How is power expressed in Southeast Asian states, societies, and cultures? How do historical legacies, such as colonialism and the Cold War, affect power relations in the contemporary world? How do social forces, including class structures, ethnic groups, and religious communities, resist the exertion of power or reinforce existing powers of domination? How does power compel people to act without their knowledge? What are the channels or practices by which various forms of power are manifest? How is power understood, conceptualized, and represented in different fields of social inquiry, including the social sciences, humanities, and performing arts? Whether one is interested in transnational flows, religious movements, symbols and discourse, or gender relations, power is an important element that suffuses social and political life in Southeast Asia and beyond.

The 2019 Conference of the Canadian Council for Southeast Asian Studies, to be held in Montreal, invites papers and panels on the theme of power in all its manifestations. We especially encourage proposals that address the question of power from inter-disciplinary and comparative perspectives. The conference organizers will also consider panels on a variety of topics, but are especially interested in submissions that engage with the conference theme of power. The conference will be held in Montreal, jointly at McGill University and the University of Sherbrooke (Longueuil campus), on 24-26 October 2019.

Please submit your panels and paper proposals to:

Submissions will be accepted until 1 April 2019.

For more information:

You may also contact the co-conveners of the conference:
Serge Granger, University of Sherbrooke –
Erik Martinez Kuhonta, McGill University –

Call (PDF)

Further information about conference registration will be available on the website in early 2019.

Appel à soumissions : « Le pouvoir en Asie du Sud-Est »

Université McGill et Université de Sherbrooke (Longueuil), Montréal, Québec 24-26 Octobre 2019

Les questions de pouvoir affectent la quasi-totalité des relations sociales et des faits sociaux. L’Asie du Sud-Est est une région particulièrement fertile pour examiner la question du pouvoir. La notion de pouvoir lui-même invite des enquêtes critiques de nombreux points de vue disciplinaires et ontologiques. Comment s’exprime le pouvoir dans les sociétés, les cultures et les États du sud-est asiatique ? Quelles sont les héritages historiques, tels que le colonialisme et la guerre froide, sur les relations de pouvoir dans le monde contemporain ? Comment les forces sociales, incluant les structures de classe, des groupes ethniques et des communautés religieuses résistent à l’effort du pouvoir ou renforcent les pouvoirs de leur domination ? Comment le pouvoir pousse les gens à agir à leur insu ? Par quels canaux ou pratiques les diverses formes de pouvoir se manifestent ? Comment est le pouvoir est compris, conceptualisé et représenté dans différents domaines d’enquête sociale, y compris les sciences sociales, sciences humaines et arts de la scène ? Que l’on s’intéresse aux flux transnationaux, mouvements religieux, symboles et discours ou les relations du genre, le pouvoir est un élément important qui façonne la vie socio-politique en Asie du Sud-Est et au-delà.

La Conférence 2019 du Conseil canadien des études sur l’Asie du Sud-Est lance un appel de textes et panels sur le thème du pouvoir sous toutes ses formes. En particulier, nous encourageons les propositions qui portent sur la question du pouvoir dans une perspective interdisciplinaire et comparative. Les organisateurs de la Conférence considèreront également des panels sur une variété de sujets, mais sont particulièrement intéressés aux présentations qui s’engagent sur le thème de la Conférence. La Conférence se tiendra à Montréal, conjointement à l’Université McGill et l’Université de Sherbrooke (campus Longueuil), du 24 au 26 octobre 2019.

Veuillez soumettre vos propositions de panels ou vos propositions de texte sur :

La date limite pour les soumissions est le 1 Avril 2019.

Pour plus d’information:
Serge Granger, University of Sherbrooke –
Erik Martinez Kuhonta, McGill University –

Appel à soumissions (PDF)

De plus amples informations sur l’inscription à la conférence seront disponibles sur le site web au début de 2019.

Indonesia Art and Culture Scholarship (Deadline Nov 1, 2018)

The Indonesia Arts and Culture Scholarship (IACS) has been running since 2003, and 848 alumni from 74 countries have completed the program. It does not grant degrees.

Scholarship recipients are hosted by an art center in Indonesia. The centers are located in Bali, West Sumatera, East Kalimantan, East Java, South Sulawesi and Yogyakarta. Awardees learn about Indonesian art and culture, while living within or around the assigned center and enjoying the opportunity to experience the local culture and interact with the community.

The scholarship is for three months, beginning on April 7 and ending on July 16, 2019.

Canadian students or international students residing in Canada should send their applications to:

Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia
Attn. Social and Cultural Affairs
1630 Alberni Street, Vancouver, V6G 1A6

The applications are due November 1, 2018.

For more information about the scholarship and the application process, please visit the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Vancouver website:

Bali Democracy Students Conference, 6-7 December 2018 (Deadline Oct 31, 2018)

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia is organizing the Bali Democracy Students Conference (BDSC) as part of the 11th Bali Democracy Forum (BDF). The BDSC is a conference among students to transfer and share knowledge on the issues of democracy. It will be held in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, on 6-7 December 2018, parallel to the 11th BDF.


  1. Students majoring in various fields of study, preferably undergraduate students in Social Sciences, Political Science, Law, Communications, Cultural Studies, Linguistics, and Economics;
  2. Good oral and written communication skills;
  3. Interested in socio-political issues, especially democracy;
  4. Active in student organizations and/or the social community;
  5. Active on social media.

The application package should include:

  1. Cover letter;
  2. Curriculum Vitae (CV);
  3. Letter of recommendation from the University;
  4. Photocopy of passport;
  5. A recent photograph (4x6cm, in colour); and
  6. A Statement letter stating willingness to participate in the whole program of BDSC in Bali from 5 to 8 December 2018.

The BDSC committee will cover the costs associated with the participation in the conference such as local transportation, hotel accommodation, and meal expenses for the duration of the event from 5 to 8 December 2018.

Registration can be done by sending all of the required documents by email to the BDSC committee at (Attn. Social Cultural Affairs) before 31st October 2018.