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Upcoming events

We host a range of entertainment and events on Southeast Asia throughout the year

From film screenings to professional development workshops, seminars and book launches, our public events program features local and international experts on Southeast Asia.

 

Memory in the Mekong

Regional Identity, Schools, and Politics in Southeast Asia

Join us for the launch of 'Memory in the Mekong: Regional Identity, Schools, and Politics in Southeast Asia' (Teachers College Press, 2022).

Workshop: How to pitch Thailand to funders

How have successful academics made a case for Thailand when pitching for research funding?

Register now to hear from a panel of Thailand scholars on their best strategies to pitch Thailand to research funding bodies.
 

2022 SSEAC Postgraduate Lunch

Join us on 27 May from 12-2pm for a casual picnic lunch with other SSEAC postgraduate members. We’re delighted to see you all again, and to welcome friends, old and new. This is a casual, low-stakes gathering with no agenda other than reconnecting in person and enjoying some delicious Southeast Asian lunchboxes together. Also joining us will be a few of SSEAC’s Early Career Researchers, who are happy to answer any questions you might have about getting through your PhD (relatively!) unscathed. Please spread the word!

SSEAC Emerging Scholars Conference

A conference for postgraduate students and early career researchers

The SSEAC Emerging Scholars Conference provides a forum to bring together expertise on Southeast Asia from postgraduates and early career researchers at the University of Sydney and beyond.

Honours Bootcamp

A professional development program for students studying Southeast Asia

The Sydney Southeast Asia Centre is pleased to bring you Honours Bootcamp 2022, for students around Australia enrolled in an Honours program related to Southeast Asia

Early and mid-career researchers retreat

Dedicating time and space to disconnect and reconnect through writing

Early and mid-career researchers researching Southeast Asia at an Australian tertiary institution are invited to attend a dedicated writing retreat. This retreat is designed to provide you with both inspiration and peer support to set you up for a productive second half of 2022.

Object-Based Learning Workshop for Research Portfolio Staff

Join us to explore Southeast Asia through the Museum's rich and varied collections!

Back by popular demand, we're delighted to partner with the Chau Chak Wing Museum to bring Southeast Asia to you!
 

Pearl of the Orientalists

Western Writers and Reporters on Manila from the Spanish Colonial Era to the Contemporary “Drug War”

Join us for a fascinating talk reflecting on Western depictions of Manila, stereotypically dubbed ‘the Pearl of the Orient’.
 

Freedom Street

An exclusive documentary film screening

Join us for an exclusive screening of 'Freedom Street', a moving documentary that explores the harrowing plights of Joniad, Ashfaq and Azizah, three refugees trapped in Indonesia as a consequence of Australia’s border protection policy.
 

Maritime Archaeology in the Asia Pacific

Join us to learn more about the significance of the heritage in our oceans, and how we can manage these and other shipwrecked objects for the future.

Focusing on the underwater cultural heritage of the Asia-Pacific region, this interdisciplinary panel brings together experts from Australia, Indonesia and Thailand to discuss the ethics, politics and legalities of two major ceramic collections in Australia and Indonesia.
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Postgraduate Writing Retreat

Dedicating time and space to disconnect and reconnect through writing

Postgraduate students researching Southeast Asia are invited to attend a dedicated writing retreat at the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre. This retreat is designed to provide you with both inspiration and peer support to set you up for a productive second half of 2022.

Public Speaking Workshop

Wow the crowd at your next academic speaking engagement, whether online or in-person

Conferences are back, and they’re more exciting – and complicated! – than ever. Regardless of whether you’ll be presenting face to face, online, or in hybrid form, we are all keen to get back out there and share our research. This workshop is designed to help you build your public speaking skills and present with confidence at your next academic speaking engagement.

2022 ISA RC44 Asia-Pacific Conference

Theme: Labour Movements in a Post COVID-19 World

The International Sociological Association (ISA)’s Research Committee on Labour Movements (RC44) is running an Asia-Pacific regional conference from 27–29 June 2022 on the theme of Labour Movements in a Post COVID-19 World.
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Indonesia Social Science Seminar Series (IS4)

Join us in the last week of each month on Zoom to hear from the world's best experts on Indonesia!

This virtual seminar series brings together social science experts from across the globe to discuss pressing issues facing Indonesia. 

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Philippines Social Science Seminar Series (PhilS4)

Join us in the second week of each month on Zoom to hear from the world's best experts on the Philippines

This virtual seminar series brings together a diverse group of social scientists from across the globe with shared interests in the Philippines.
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Thailand Social Science Seminar Series (TS4)

Join us in the second week of each month on Zoom to hear from the world's best experts on Thailand

This virtual seminar series brings together social science experts from across the globe to discuss pressing issues facing Thailand.