[TimorLesteStudies] TLSA conference: Reminder and website update

Hannah Loney h.loney at student.unimelb.edu.au
Tue Feb 3 16:19:57 AEDT 2015

Conference reminder:


Liceu Campus, National University of Timor-Lorosa’e (UNTL), Avenida Cidade
de Lisboa, Dili, Timor-Leste

9 – 10 July 2015

FURTHER DETAILS: See *http://www.tlstudies.org/ConferenceEng2015.html
<http://www.tlstudies.org/ConferenceEng2015.html> *

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, agriculture and science. There will also be a special stream on
the theme of 1975, to commemorate the forty-year anniversary of
the declaration of independence, and theIndonesian invasion. Papers
examining Timor-Leste’s regional and international relationships, and East
Timorese perspectives on regional and global issues, are also encouraged.
The ‘Timor-Leste: The Local, the Regional and the Global’ conference 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,
with a particular emphasis on the place of Timor-Leste within the region
and internationally. 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:

• 1975 – 40 years on

• Regional Studies

• Peace-building

• 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

• Anti-corruption

• Arts and Culture

CONFERENCE LANGUAGES: Papers may be presented in Tetum, Portuguese,
English, or Indonesian.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: Please send all proposals for 20 minutes papers, with
a 150-word abstract by Friday 27 March 2015 to: tlsa_2015 at tlsastudies.org

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: 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

• 1975 papers should also be sent cc: Clinton Fernandes, University of New
South Wales: C.Fernandes at adfa.edu.au


See registration details (available online shortly) for special discounts
for East Timorese participants.

RELATED EVENTS: The ‘Timor-Leste: The Local, the Regional and the Global’
conference will precede the ‘Finding Pathways in Education’ conference,
organised by Victoria University and the National University of
Timor-Lorosa’e, to be held in Dili on 13 – 14 July 2015. For further
information about this conference, please contact Helen Hill: helen.hill at

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 11 – 12
July), a number of Expos will take place in Dili with exhibits by local
organisations on the conference themes, including ‘Language Futures in
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