Nordic Southeast Asia Network > About N-SEA
In April 2013 more than twenty Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish and non-Nordic researchers met in Copenhagen for a workshop aimed at presenting current research on Southeast Asia, and at launching a Nordic Network of Southeast Asian Studies. The initiative was taken by Steffen Jensen of the Dignity Institute (who is relatively new to Southeast Asian studies) and Oscar Salemink of the University of Copenhagen (who is relatively new to the Nordic countries).
Participants found the workshop successful and useful, and were enthusiastic about the idea of some form of continuation. Researchers from Copenhagen and Lund (Monica Lindberg Falk and Helle Rydstrøm) and Helsinki (Timo Kaartinen) are willing to take the lead in this.
Through the Asian Dynamics Initiative of the University of Copenhagen funding has been secured to construct and maintain a database as well as this website.
The Joint Committee for Nordic research councils in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NOS-HS) has granted funding for activities in 2015.