Call for Participation in PhD workshop: Making sense of the field in Southeast Asia

As part of a series of workshops entitled “Demographic changes in Southeast Asia: regional and international ramifications” organized by the Nordic Southeast Asia Network, PhD candidates working on Southeast Asia are invited to participate in a workshop to be held in Copenhagen on April 16-17, 2015. While the first day of the workshop will include presentations on demographic changes and gender in Southeast Asia from leading Scandinavian and international scholars in the field, the second day will be a graduate workshop oriented around fieldwork: that is, how to conduct fieldwork and how to interpret the data collected. Senior scholars with experience conducting research in Southeast Asia, including Sarah Turner, editor of Red Stamps and Gold Stars: Fieldwork Dilemmas in Upland Socialist Asia (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2013), will provide comments and feedback.

PhD students interested in participating are asked to submit by December 15, 2014, a 1-2 pages concept paper with references describing their research and the fieldwork they intend on conducting or have already conducted.

Priority will be given to students based at universities in the Nordic region whose research topic matches that of the workshop, but all topics and field-based disciplines are welcome. Students that are not from the greater Copenhagen/Lund region are particularly welcomed to apply. Advanced master students may apply and will be taken into consideration as well.

Air/ground transportation in economy class, accommodation and meals will be provided to the selected participants. The workshop is being accredited with the PhD programme of the Department of Anthropology, which means that participants would receive 2.5 ects from the PhD School of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen.


These workshops have been organized by the Nordic Network of Southeast Asian Studies with the generous financial support of the Joint Committee for Nordic Research Councils in the Humanities and the Social Sciences (NOS-HS). The organizing committee consists of Oscar Salemink (University of Copenhagen); Monica Lindberg Falk (Lund University); Steffen Jensen (DIGNITY-Danish Institute Against Torture); Isabelle Côté (University of Leiden); Helle Rydström (Lund University), Timo Kaartinen (University of Helsinki) and Marie Yoshida (University of Copenhagen).