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Southeast Asia Emerging Scholars Conference

A conference for postgraduate students and early career researchers
The Southeast Asia Emerging Scholars Conference provides a forum to bring together expertise on Southeast Asia from postgraduates and early career researchers at the University of Sydney and beyond

Who: HDR students and ECRs who are researching Southeast Asia
When: 9am-5pm Monday 22 June 2020
Where: Lecture Theatres 104 and 106, New Law Building, The University of Sydney

Applications for this conference are now open.

This conference is an opportunity for postgraduates and early career researchers working on Southeast Asia-related topics to present their research in preparation for upcoming conferences. It’s also a chance for academics, practitioners and the wider community to engage with the next generation of Southeast Asia research excellence.

The conference is multidisciplinary, with sessions organised across SSEAC’s five areas of research strength to go beyond disciplinary boundaries:

  • Economic and social development
  • Environment and resources
  • Health
  • Heritage and the arts
  • State and society

Note: Participants from the University of Sydney are required to attend the SSEAC Public Speaking Workshop on 5 June 2020 (excludes participants of the 2018 or 2019 Public Speaking Workshop).

This conference is open to the public. If you would like to attend as an audience member, please register here.

Further information

To participate in this program, applicants must:

  • be a postgraduate student or early career researcher (less than five years out from PhD) at the University of Sydney or another university in Australia
  • be a SSEAC member (free to join)
  • be conducting research on any of the countries within Southeast Asia (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam), or Southeast Asia as a region, and
  • be available* to participate in the SSEAC Public Speaking Workshop (Friday 5 June 2020) (*University of Sydney students and scholars only)

All candidates are required to fill out the application form here by 12pm AEST, Sunday 10 May 2020.

Please email any queries about the event and the application process to


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