SEASREP, an organization which aims to promote Southeast Asian studies through various research, study and exchange grants and establish a network of scholars in the region through universities and other channels.
Announcements and Updates
SEASREP signs MOU with the Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), National Chengchi University, Taiwan. The two organizations have agreed to promote academic exchange and will work in partnership to further research and training on both sides. For the signed MOU, click here
SEASREP Board of Trustees Annual Meeting, 20 April 2017, Hue, Vietnam. For details, click here
SEASREP's brainstorming session on Nature and the Nation took place in Luang Prabang, Laos on 7 April 2017 and focused on the connection between nature and national identity. Regarded as an emblem of modernity, consciousness of natural heritage has been expressed and demonstrated by governments and private institutions in laws, policies, and practices that preserve and protect the lands, habitat, fauna, and waterways of the nation. The guiding principle rests on the idea of natural heritage as part of the nation's patrimony, to be cared for by the present generation and passed on to succeeding generations for them to also preserve. Thus in the process, in addition to museums and monuments, nature has become another venue for telling the story of Southeast Asian national identities. The brainstorming session produced concept notes and presentations from Thailand, Laos, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines. The Japan Foundation Asia Center supported the session. For details, click here
SEASREP held a workshop for its research and publication project on Public History in Southeast Asia on 30-31 March 2017 at Sasa International House, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. The project explored the emerging field of public history in Southeast Asia, its principal actors and audience(s), the processes of engagement across various segments of the public, relations between academic and public historians, the evolution of public history as a legitimate discourse in the discipline of history, and the opportunities that public history offers toward more inclusive history. Fourteen (14) contributors from Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and the Philippines presented their papers. The Toyota Foundation supported the project. For details, click here
SEASREP held a workshop for its research and publication project on Place-making in Southeast Asia on 28-29 March 2017 at Sasa International House, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. This project explored how Southeast Asian communities are connected to the habitat/spaces in which they live. Eleven (11) contributors from Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and the Philippines presented their papers. The Toyota Foundation supported the project. For details, click here
SEASREP held a workshop for its research and publication project on Hybrid Communities in Southeast Asia: Identity Formation, Evolution and Transformation on 9-10 March 2017 in Pasig City, Philippines. The project aimed to interrogate the historical and contemporary role of hybrid communities in countries comprising the region, the evolution of their identities and the prospects for sustaining hybrid identities in the face of national identity-building. Twelve (12) contributors from Vietnam, Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines presented their papers. The Toyota Foundation supported the project. For details, click here
SEASREP held a Writing Workshop for Academic Publication on 22-24 February 2017 in Manila, Philippines. The goal of the workshop was to help researchers prepare manuscripts that will clear an initial screening, and that editors will send out for review.Twenty-six (26) postdoctoral students and researchers from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines participated in the workshop. The Japan Foundation Asia Center supported the workshop. For details, click here
SEASREP held an inception workshop for its research and publication project on Hansen's Disease in Southeast Asia: Narratives of the Past and Present on 27 January 2017 in Singapore. Thirteen (13) writers from Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines and represent the disciplines of anthropology, history, and the medical profession (mainly public health) presented their papers. The Sasakawa Memorial Health Foundation supported the workshop. For details, click here
Southeast Asian Studies Association in Southeast Asia (SEAS in SEA).
A regional organization of students, scholars, public intellectuals and others based in Southeast Asia with common interest in Southeast Asian studies. Formed in November 2015 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, the organization aims to promote Southeast Asian studies through regional collaboration and exchange, linkage building and knowledge production and dissemination. It has a seven-member Board of Trustees, based in different countries in the region. They are:
Sittha Lertphaiboonsiri (Thailand)
Thuy Chanthourn (Cambodia)
Nguyen Thi Thu Huong (Vietnam)
Misael Racines (Philippines)
Betti Rosita Sari (Indonesia)
Hanafi Hussin (Malaysia)
Rommel Curaming (Brunei)
The organization is in the process of registering the organization in the Philippines and is accepting membership. It is open to all interested in Southeast Asian studies who are based in Southeast Asia. The two-year membership fee is $25 for students, $50 for professionals. For membership form, download here. For more information, please contact Mr. Misael Racines at email@example.com
Regional Journal of Southeast Asian Studies: The Southeast Asian Studies Regional Exchange Program (SEASREP) Foundation has launched the inaugural issue of its Regional Journal of Southeast Asian Studies (RJSEAS), an online, open access, peer-reviewed journal in English that aims to feature the work of scholars in the humanities and social sciences in the region.
For the past 21 years, SEASREP has worked with and supported the development of many scholars in the region as Southeast Asian specialists. By offering this journal, SEASREP hopes to make a more tangible contribution to the body of work on Southeast Asia. The journal is published twice a year (January and July).
The theme for the July 2016 issue of RJSEAS is Plural Identities in Southeast Asia. The journal may be viewed and downloaded from
Southeast Asia-Japan Advanced Seminar on Philippine Studies, 16-21 May 2016, Manila, Philippines. For details, click here
Final Workshop on Heritage Conservation in Southeast Asia: Issues and Responses
SEASREP held its final workshop for its research and publication project on Heritage Conservation in Southeast Asia: Issues and Responses on 15-17 April 2016 in Hoi An, Vietnam. Fourteen (14) writers from Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam presented their final paper. The participants and two heritage expert reviewers from Japan commented on the final papers. For details, click here
SEASREP Board of Trustees Annual Meeting,
1-2 March 2016, Bohol, Philippines. For details, click here
SEASREP Documentary: 20 Years of SEASREP
Book Review: Studies in Thai and Southeast Asian Histories http://www.bangkokpost.com/lifestyle/book/758807/charnvit-in-a-nutshell
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