ROYAL ACADEMY FOR OVERSEAS SCIENCES - CALL FOR PAPERS
Hubs, Harbours and Deltas in South-East Asia:
Multidisciplinary and Intercultural Perspectives
Organized by The Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences (Belgium)
In collaboration with ISEAS, The Institue of Southeast Asian Studies (Singapore)
Dates: Monday 31 January – Wednesday 2 February 2005
Venue: ISEAS, Singapore
Organization: The Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences is responsible for the overall organization of the symposium, under the responsibility of a committee chaired by Prof. Hugo BAETENS BEARDSMORE and the Permanent Secretary of the Academy, Professor Yola VERHASSELT. The Committee consists of permanent members of the Academy selected from its three constituent sections with specialist research experience in the region, i.e. the Section of Moral and Political Sciences, the Section of Natural and Medical Sciences and the Section of Technical Sciences.
An initial breakdown into thematic areas for papers and presentations, corresponding to the specialities of the three sections of the Academy, will determine the organization of the sym-posium. The following thematic areas have been provisionally retained as reflecting the expertise available among the Academy’s permanent and corresponding (i.e. overseas) members.
Economic inter-relations between Eastasian countries, including the role of transport.
Issues connected with dredging in harbour and delta areas.
Agricultural and aquacultural potential in delta areas.
Insularity versus “continentality”.
Environment and public health issues.
Cultural issues, including linguistic diversity.
Maritime and commercial relations in and with South-East Asia.
Depending on number and kind of responses:
Day 1: opening session (1 hour), followed by plenary meeting (for general contributions)
Day 2: different (parallel) sessions for specialized contributions
Day 3: a.m.: plenary session (for general contributions) – p.m.: visit port of Singapore
Participants will be encouraged to find their own financial support for their travel and accommodation expenses.
The organizing committee is studying the different accommodation possibilities in Singapore.
Details will follow in due course.
Professor Dr Yola Verhasselt
Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences
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