[TimorLesteStudies] Conference Call for Papers - Understanding Timor-Leste 2013, Dili, 15-16 July 2013

Michael Leach mleach at swin.edu.au
Tue Mar 5 15:24:31 EST 2013

A TLSA Research Conference

Liceu Campus, National University of Timor-Lorosa’e (UNTL), Avenida Cidade de Lisboa, Dili, Timor-Leste
15 – 16 July 2013

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 be a special stream on the theme of Peace-building, hosted by the Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies of the National University of Timor Lorosa’e (UNTL), along with a Festschrift panel celebrating the contribution of James Dunn and Helen Hill to Timor-Leste studies. The Understanding Timor-Leste 2013 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. The conference organisers welcome papers from academics, researchers, activists, community groups and policy makers. A refereed conference proceedings publication will be published. Conference sub-themes will include, but are not limited to the following:

• 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

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

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: Please send all proposals for 20 minutes papers, with a 150-word abstract by Tuesday 30 April 2013 to: conference_2013 at tlstudies.org

Please note that:
• Tetun language papers should also be sent cc: Dr 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
• Indonesian language papers should also be sent cc: Alarico da Costa Ximenes, National University of Timor-Lorosa’e: alaricodacosta at rocketmail.com

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

RELATED EVENTS: The Understanding Timor-Leste 2013 conference will follow the Future Directions for Food in Timor-Leste: Improving Nutrition, Cuisine, Food Markets and Rural Livelihoods conference, organised by Victoria University and the National University of Timor-Lorosa’e, to be held in Dili on Monday and Tuesday 11 – 12 July 2013. 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 this 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 13 – 14 July) a number of Expos will take place in Dili with exhibits by local organisations on the conference themes of the future of food in Timor-Leste and peace-building.

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

Conference pages are available in:

Tetun: http://www.tlstudies.org/ConferenceTet2013.html

Portuguese: http://www.tlstudies.org/ConferencePor2013.html

English: http://www.tlstudies.org/ConferenceEng2013.html

Indonesian: http://www.tlstudies.org/ConferenceInd2013.html

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<mailto:mleach at swin.edu.au>
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