[TimorLesteStudies] 2015 TLSA conference: Call for Papers

Hannah Loney h.loney at student.unimelb.edu.au
Thu Jan 8 15:53:26 AEDT 2015


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

9 – 10 July 2015

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
Indonesian invasion. 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:

• 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

• 1975 etc

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

FURTHER DETAILS: Further details about registration, accommodation and
travel will be available soon on the Timor-Leste Studies Association
website: http://tlstudies.org/
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