28–30 September 2010
Singapore and Melaka
The Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore The Embassy of Portugal in Singapore, The Universiti Tecknologi MARA, Malaysia.
In recognition of the half-millennium that has transpired since Afonso de
Albuquerque’s conquest of Melaka in 1511, the Institute for Southeast Asian Studies issues this call for papers for a three-day interdisciplinary international conference of about 25 scholars to explore the legacies and evolution of Portuguese and Luso-Asian peoples and communities in Southeast Asia (along the Goa-Melaka-Macau axis) over the past 500 years. Contributors are encouraged to submit paper abstracts whose themes build on recent scholarship† that is introducing fresh perspectives for characterizing and contextualizing Portuguese/Luso-Asian experiences and interactions in the region. Papers that also attempt to demonstrate (a) long-term legacies and evolutionary processes, or (b) linkages between the Portuguese/Luso-Asians in Southeast Asia and the larger
Portuguese world globally are especially welcome.