International Burma Studies Conference 2010

Burma Studies Conference 2010: Burma in the Era of Globalization

July 6-9, 2010
Marseille, France 

The coming International Burma Studies Conference will be held in France, at Universite de Provence, Marseille, 6th-9th July, 2010.

The conference is co-organized by Institut de Recherche sur le Sud-Est Asiatique (IRSEA-CNRS), Ecole francaise d'Extreme-Orient (EFEO), Centre Asie du Sud-Est (CASE-CNRS), Institut national des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO) and Center for Burma Studies (NIU DeKalb IL USA).

We invite panel participants to focus their proposals on the theme of understanding Burma/Myanmar’s position vis-a-vis processes of globalization. How does globalization contribute to change – or not – in Burma and also to our perceptions of Burma? Such an overview should be consequent to a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approach by specialists in anthropology, sociology, linguistics, political science, economics, history and archaeology; as well as in religion, literature, art and architecture.

Interested participants are asked to organize and submit panel proposals with 500-word abstracts by 1 December 2009.

Individual papers, for which a 250 word abstract is requested, are also welcome and will be duly integrated into the conference sessions by the organizers. The deadline for the individual paper proposals is 30 March 2010.

In addition to the title and abstract of the proposed panels and papers, please include the contributors’ names and academic affiliations, mailing address, email address, and specify equipment needs for the presentations.

Deadline for submission of panel proposals: 1 December, 2009 (CLOSED)
Deadline for paper proposals (titles and abstracts): 24 April, 2010

Conference fee:
Euros 180 prior to April 30, 2010
Euros 220 thereafter

Please send the requested information to:

Burma Studies Conference, 2010
Université de Provence
3, Place Victor Hugo
Marseille 13003, France


Organizing Committee:

Conference co-chairs:
Catherine Raymond, Director,
Centre for Burma Studies, Northern Illinois University,
DeKalb IL 60115 USA

François Robinne, Director
Institute of Research on South-East Asia at Marseille (France)

Bénédicte Brac de la Perrière,
Centre Asie du Sud-Est (CASE-CNRS), Paris

Marie-Hélène Cardinaud
Institut Nationale des Languages et Civilisations Orientales (INaLCO), Paris

Jacques Leider, Ecole Française d’Extrême Orient (EFEO), Paris

Alice Vittrant, Université de Provence, Marseille/CNRS-Lacito 

Gustaaf Houtman, Anthropology Today, London

Chargés de mission:
Véronique André, Centre de Recherche et de Documentation sur l’Océanie (CREDO), Marseille

Louise Pichard-Bertaux, Maison Asie-Pacifique (MAP), Marseille

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