The Asia Research Institute and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences of the National University of Singapore are pleased to announce that the 2006 Burma Studies Conference will convene 13-15 July 2006 in Singapore. The BSC Program Committee looks forward to a diverse roster of sessions that explore the epistemological construction of Burma/Myanmar through its many communities of interpretation.
We invite participants to consider the ways in which Burma/Myanmar has come to be known, produced, and understood through history, anthropology, politics, economics, sociology, art, religion, popular culture, media, and literature. Specifically, we encourage panels and papers that explore how communities---scholars, colonial administrators, missionaries, politicians, artists, writers, students, musicians, villages, kings, leaders, ethnic groups and nations---have shaped multiple images of Burma/Myanmar that often reflect particular perceptions of the Burmese past, the present, and its possible futures.
In short, the conference organizers welcome presentations that rigorously investigate the nature of these communities, the basis for these linkages and their overall role in the fashioning of Burma/Myanmar.
Interested participants are asked to organize and submit panel proposals with 250-word abstracts by 1 October 2005. Individual papers will also be welcomed and integrated into the conference sessions.
Ms Shalini Chauhan
Asia Research Institute
National University of Singapore
5 Arts Link, Level 4
Tel: (65) 6874 7270
Fax: (65) 6779 1428
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