Call for papers, Conference in Bangkok, 1-3 Feb 2013

This Call for Papers is sent on behalf of conference organiser Dr Wankwan Polachan. All enquiries can be sent to

Conference in Bangkok, Thailand

I wish to inform you of the forthcoming symposium to be hosted by Bangkok University , Thailand and University of Victoria, Canada, which may be of particular interest to you, your colleagues and students.

The World Symposium on Global Encounters in Southeast Asian Performing Arts: International Theatre Festival, Conference and Workshop to be held in Bangkok, Thailand on 1-3 February, 2013.The main objective of the symposium is to function as a platform of exploration, in search of a lasting live performance culture that can establish an influential and sustainable position in Southeast Asia, regardless of whether it is expressed in traditional, contemporary or postmodern form. It is a communal gathering for performing arts academics, practitioners and enthusiasts with the aim of establishing a productive dialogues and common ground with regard to ways in which Southeast Asian creative arts will survive under the tremendous pressure of the global spectrum of changes currently taking place.

There will be 4 distinctive themes of the conference panels; ‘performance & new media’, ‘traditional performance in the changing world’, ‘spectrum of contemporary vs. intercultural performance’, and ‘transnationalism and globalization’. The themes of the international theatre festival and workshop are also both interrelated and operated under the themes.

If you would like to contribute and participate, please go to  The deadline for full papers and abstracts are on the 30th of September, 2012.

The symposium team is looking forward to meeting and greeting you here in Bangkok, Thailand.

The symposium team

Société française d'ethnomusicologie