Southeast Asia Digital Summer School

[Image: The cities of southeast China glitter brightly by NASA Johnson/Flickr; Licence: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.]

Hosted by the Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre and ASEAS(UK)

This week-long Digital Summer School is especially designed to support Early Career Researchers with insights, networking, and support as they begin their academic careers.

The event will take place over three days (Thursday 20, Monday 24, and Wednesday 26 May) from 12-2.45pm BST each day, and will feature 6 sessions covering a wide range of topics such as: succeeding in publishing; decolonising research; and post-academic and alt-academic career paths; alongside a networking event for ASEAS members* and SEAC’s ECR Network members.

Registration for this event is now open – please click on the links below to register for each session.

*Early Career Researchers and students can get £5 off ASEAS membership in the run up to the event. Visit our membership page to sign up!*

Decolonising Research Practice
20th May (Thursday), 12PM – 1.15PM (BST)

This opening session will consider collaborations between grant holders and local partners. How do we decolonise outdated research practices, and work with local partners, particularly when travel is not an option?

Chaired by Prof Hyun Bang Shin (LSE SEAC; LSE Geography & Environment)

⦁ Dr Rita Padawangi (Associate Professor, Singapore University of Social Sciences)
⦁ Dakila Kim P. Yee (Assistant Professor, University of the Philippines Visayas Tacloban College)
⦁ Dr Seb Rumsby (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Warwick)
⦁ Dylan Gaffney (PhD Student, University of Cambridge)

Register online via Eventbrite


LSE SEAC and ASEAS (UK) Networking Event
20th May (Thursday), 1.30PM – 2.45PM (BST)

This closed networking session will allow members of ASEAS (UK) and SEAC’s ECR network to meet, get to know each other, and discuss shared priorities and areas of interest.

If you are not a member of ASEAS (UK) or SEAC’s ECR Network, find out more information on how to join here and here

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How to Succeed in Publishing
24th May (Monday), 12PM – 1.15PM (BST)

During this session, speakers will bring their insights around targeting journals and publishing success. Metrics and the importance and strategy of the REF will also be discussed.

Chaired by Prof Hyun Bang Shin (LSE SEAC; LSE Geography & Environment, Editor of International Journal of Urban and Regional Research)

⦁ Dr Mulaika Hijjas (Senior Lecturer, SOAS)
⦁ Dr Loretta Lou (Sociology Lecturer, University of Macau; Visiting Fellow, LSE Anthropology; Commissioning Editor, Asian Studies Servies, University of Amsterdam) 
⦁ Dr Nicole Cuunjieng Aboitiz (Research Fellow, Clare Hall, University of Cambridge; Executive Director, Toynbee Prize Foundation)

 Register online via Eventbrite


Impact, Digital Impact, and Methods
24th May (Monday), 1.30PM – 2.45PM (BST)

In this session, speakers will discuss their approaches to impact, providing case studies and discussion with a particular focus on digital impact and the methods to achieve this.

Chaired by Dr Deirdre McKay (ASEAS(UK); Keele University)

⦁ Dr Charlie Rumsby (Research Fellow, Coventry University; Visiting Fellow, LSE Anthropology)
⦁ Dr Laurie Parsons (Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Royal Holloway, University of London)
⦁ Dr Jason Cabanes (De La Salle University Manilla)

 Register online via Eventbrite


Post Session Chat
24th May (Monday), 2.45PM – 3.15PM (BST) 

Please join us for an informal 30 minute discussion focusing on the topics of the day’s sessions.

 You do not need to register for this informal session.


Post-Academic and Alt-Academic Career Paths
26th May (Wednesday), 12PM – 1.15PM (BST)

This session will discuss post-doc opportunities outside of traditional academic routes that ECRs may pursue, and will consider funding horizons.

Chaired by Dr Deirdre McKay (ASEAS UK; Keele University)

⦁ Dr Suraya Ismail (Director, Khazanah Research Institute)
⦁ Dr Diane Archer (Senior Research Fellow, dStockholm Environment Institute Asia)
⦁ Dr Murray McKenzie (Consultant, Concerto Partners; LSE SEAC)
⦁ Dr Narae Choi (Senior Urban Development Specialist, World Bank)

 Register online via Eventbrite


Research Resilience
26th May (Wednesday), 1.30PM – 2.45PM (BST)

This session will look at how researchers approach their work in a resilient way, and how they can control their emotions when working in the field.

Chaired by Prof Hyun Bang Shin (LSE SEAC; LSE Geography & Environment)

⦁ Professor Catherine Allerton (Dept of Anthropology, LSE)
⦁ Dr Adam Tyson (Associate Professor, Leeds University)
⦁ Joanna Octavia (PhD Student, University of Warwick)

Register online via Eventbrite


Post Session Chat
26th May (Wednesday), 2.45PM – 3.15PM (BST) 

Please join us for an informal 30 minute discussion focusing on the topics of the day’s sessions.

 You do not need to register for this informal session.