International Conference on Aceh and Indian Ocean Studies II: Civil Conflict and Its Remedies (Banda Aceh, Indonesia)
Date: 23 - 24 February 2009
Website: http://www.ari.nus.edu.sg /events_categorydetails.asp?categoryid=6&eventid=842
A very successful first International Conference of Aceh and Indian Ocean Studies was held in Banda Aceh in February 2007. The attendees supported the establishment of an International Centre for Aceh and Indian Ocean Studies in Aceh, which is now being realised. That Centre will join with the Asian Research Institute of NUS, Singapore, and an Aceh-based institution to host a second conference in February 2009.
All research papers on Aceh and its connections and comparisons with Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean regions more broadly will be considered for inclusion. However, the particular theme on this occasion will be civil conflict and its remedies. Aceh’s long-running conflict with the Indonesian government since 1953 gave it a painful place in the literature of conflict studies; the apparently successful resolution of that conflict through the Helsinki peace agreement of 2005 has given it a more optimistic and prominent place in the chequered history of conflict resolution. Prominent keynote speakers will be invited to address these themes comparatively and theoretically, while panels addressing the Aceh case in comparative perspective will be particularly welcome.
Those wishing to present papers, in either English or Bahasa Indonesia at the conference are invited to submit a Paper Proposal which includes a title, a 250-word abstract, and a short paragraph of personal self-description by 31 October 2008.
Please submit and address all applications to Miss Alyson Rozells (firstname.lastname@example.org) of the Asia Research Institute. Successful applicants will be notifed by 30 November 2008.
Some support may be available for participants from Indonesia and the broader Indian Ocean region, while those from further afield will be expected to cover their own expenses.
Prof Anthony Reid (email@example.com)
Asia Research Institute and Department of History, NUS
Dr Michelle Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Asia Research Institute, NUS
Miss Alyson Rozells
Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore
#10-01 Tower Block,469A Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 259770
Tel: (65) 6516 8787
Fax: (65) 6779 1428
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