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Theme: People In and Out of Place
NEW Dates: 26-28 October 2017
Venue: York University, Toronto, Ontario
Program: 2017 Conference Program (TBA)

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Keynote Speakers



“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


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


Special Panels

In honor of Penny Van Esterik and Judith Nagata, York University

Special Session

40th Anniversary Canada-ASEAN Relation Session: Speakers TBA

Opening Dinner Night

Gamelan musical ensemble

Closing Night

“Luzviminda: the Philippines Dances for Canada150”

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.

*Produced with the support of the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council.


Theme: Tensions and Transformations: Southeast Asia in a Changing World
Dates: 15-17 October 2015
Venue: University of Ottawa, Ontario
Program: 2015 Conference Program


Theme: Multiple Encounters, Shifting Spaces: Southeast Asia at the Crossroads
Dates: 17-19 October 2013
Venue: Université de Montréal, Québec
Program: 2013 Conference Program


Dates: 13-15 October 2011
Venue: University of Toronto, Ontario
Program: 2011 Conference Program


Theme: Beyond Boundaries: Southeast Asian Studies in the 21st Century
Dates: 19-21 October 2007
Venue: Université Laval, Québec
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Theme: Re-envisioning Southeast Asia: Conflicts, Connections and Vulnerabilities
Dates: 14-16 October 2005
Venue: York University, Toronto, Ontario
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Venue: Université de Montréal, Québec
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List of CCSEAS Conferences

Venue Year
1971 University of Guelph, Ontario
1972 University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario
1973 York University, Toronto, Ontario
1974 University of Windsor, Ontario
1975 University of Guelph, Ontario
1976 York University, Toronto, Ontario
1977 McMaster University, Hamilton
1978 University of Ottawa, Ontario
1979 University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
1980 University of Windsor, Ontario
1981 University of Calgary, Alberta
1982 Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario
1983 University of Toronto, Ontario
1984 Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia
1985 Université Laval, Québec
1986 University of Ottawa, Ontario
1987 University of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
1988 University of Halifax, Nova Scotia
1989 University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
1991 York University, Toronto, Ontario
1993 University of Edmonton, Alberta
1995 Université Laval, Québec
1997 Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia
1999 University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
2001 University of Victoria, Vancouver, British Columbia
2003 Université de Montréal, Québec
2005 York University, Toronto, Ontario
2007 Université Laval, Québec
2009 University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
2011 University of Toronto, Ontario
2013 Université de Montréal, Québec
2015 University of Ottawa,Ontario
2017 York University, Toronto, Ontario