[TimorLesteStudies] Conference Call for Papers - Communicating Research on Timor-Leste: Baucau, 30 June- 1 July 2011

Michael Leach MLEACH at groupwise.swin.edu.au
Fri Jan 14 13:19:25 EST 2011

3rd Timor-Leste Studies Association Conference 

Canossian Skills Training College /
Centro Treino Integrale Desenvolvimento (CTID)
Baucau, Timor-Leste
30 June - 1 July 2011

This two-day conference for researchers is organised by the Timor-Leste
Studies Association (TLSA). The TLSA an interdisciplinary, international
research network focussed on all aspects of research into East Timorese
society, including politics and history, economics, communications,
health, language and agriculture. The 2011 conference Communicating
Research on Timor-Leste will be co-hosted by the National University of
Timor-Lorosa’e, Swinburne University of Technology, and the Technical
University of Lisbon. 
CALL FOR PAPERS: The organisers now call for papers addressing any
aspect of social science/ humanities/ scientific research related to
Timor-Leste. The conference organisers welcome papers from academics,
researchers, activists, community groups and policy makers. A refereed
conference proceedings publication may be published. Conference
sub-themes will include, but are not limited to the following:
• Politics and International relations 
• History and Heritage
• Culture and Society
• Anthropology and Archaeology
• Economics, business and trade 
• Development policy
• International Development Assistance 
• Agriculture
• Health policy
• Gender issues
• Language and Linguistics
• Education (including adult and popular education) 
CONFERENCE LANGUAGES: Papers may be presented in Tetum, Portuguese,
English, or Bahasa Indonesia. 
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: Please send all proposals for 20 minutes papers,
with a 150-word abstract by Friday 25 March 2011 to: 
Dr. Michael Leach, Swinburne University of Technology:
mleach at swin.edu.au  
Please note that:
• Tetum language papers should also be sent cc: Antero da Silva,
National University of Timor-Lorosa’e. anterob at gmail.com   
• Portuguese language papers should also be sent cc: Prof Nuno Canas
Mendes, Technical University of Lisbon. ncm at iscsp.utl.pt  
• Bahasa Indonesia language papers should also be sent cc: Alarico da
Costa Ximenes, National University of Timor-Lorosa’e.
alaricodacosta at rocketmail.com 

TRANSPORT TO BAUCAU: The conference organisers will arrange return
transport to Baucau from Dili, leaving Wednesday 29 June and returning
Saturday 2 July. 
presenting research papers at the conference will receive free return
transport from Dili, and accommodation in Baucau, where required. 
 RELATED EVENTS: The Communicating Research on Timor-Leste conference
(Baucau) will precede the Knowledge, Attitudes and Skills for
Timor‑Leste's Development conference (Dili), organised by Victoria
University and the National Centre for Scientific Investigation,
National University of Timor-Lorosa’e, to be held in Dili on
Monday and Tuesday 4-5 July 2011. This will be a policy-oriented
conference focussing on case studies of good practice, with invited
speakers and participation by the Timorese government, the National
University, Timorese civil society, Members of Parliament and other
interested groups. For further information about that conference, please
contact Dr Helen Hill helen.hill at vu.edu.au.   
These are linked conferences and discounted co-registration will be
available for those who attend both.

On the weekend between these two conferences (Saturday and Sunday 2-3
July) a number of Expos will take place in Dili with exhibits by local
organisations on the conference themes of Agriculture & Rural
Livelihoods, Health, Teaching and Learning, Youth Transitions, Financial
Inclusion & Trade, Infrastructure & National Systems, and Law & Justice,
open to all.
FURTHER DETAILS: Further details about registration, accommodation and
travel will be available soon on the Timor-Leste Studies Association
website: http://tlstudies.org/
Associate Professor Michael Leach
Politics & Public Policy
Faculty of Life and Social Sciences
Swinburne University of Technology
PO Box 218 Hawthorn VIC 
Phone: +61 3 9214 5357
Fax: +61 3 9819 0821
mleach at swin.edu.au
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