Conference of the Association of Southeast Asian Studies (ASEAS): Southeast Asia Meets Global Challenges

We are delighted that the 30th Conference of the Association of Southeast Asian Studies in the UK (ASEAS) will be hosted by the University of Leeds. We expect around 250 participants.

Papers on all areas of Southeast Asian studies are welcome, including:

  • Politics and Good Governance
  • Sustainable and Equitable Development
  • Cultural Heritage and Cultural Production

Browse the full list of panels

To submit the abstract of your paper, please contact the panel convenor in the first instance if there is a panel which suits your topic. There will be additional panels based on other topics, depending on people’s interests and research to be presented.

If you are not sure or you have questions, please contact the Conference Coordinator, Dr. Janet Cochrane.

About Leeds

Leeds is a vibrant, multicultural city in the centre of Britain, just over two hours from London by train and with direct flights from many European cities including Amsterdam, Paris and Prague.

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Registration rates for the conference are:

  • Early Bird: £165 (closes Saturday 30 June)
  • Full Rate: £225
  • Student Early Bird: £120 (closes Saturday 30 June)
  • Student Full: £160

For the student rate, proof of status may be requested.

Registration includes access to conference facilities, lunch on two days, an evening reception (with buffet) on one day, and mid-morning / mid-afternoon refreshments on each day.

Book your place

For academic enquiries about the conference, please contact Dr. Janet Cochrane. For enquiries about payments, please email Corin Nanton quoting 'ASEAS Registration' in the subject line.

High quality, en-suite accommodation is available for £47.50 per night on campus, a short walk from the conference rooms. Hotels and other accommodation are also available in and around the city.

Membership of ASEAS

All delegates must be members of ASEAS in order to attend the conference – note that the conference registration fee does not include ASEAS membership. 

Join or renew your membership

To check your membership status or for enquiries, email