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Digital Summer Skool & Money off ASEAS Membership

Dears, ello! I have two bits of news for Early Career Researchers. First, there's a FREE digital summer school taking place Thursday 20 May – Wednesday 26 May with a great line up of events. Second, ASEAS (UK) have a fantastic membership discount deal running through May 2021. Read on to find out more.

LSE SEAC and ASEAS (UK) Southeast Asia Digital Summer School for Early Career Researchers

This week-long Digital Summer School is especially designed to support Early Career Researchers with insights, networking, and support as they begin their academic careers. It will take place over three days (Thursday 20, Monday 24, and Wednesday 26 May) from 12-3.15pm BST each day, and will feature 6 sessions covering a wide range of topics such as: succeeding in publishing; decolonising research; and post-academic and alt-academic career paths; alongside a networking event for ASEAS (UK) and SEAC’s ECR Network members. Find out more and register here

As part of the summer school I will be participating in a session on Impact, Digital Impact, and Methods 24th May. 1:30PM - 2:45PM (BST) Register online via Eventbrite

In this session, speakers will discuss their approaches to impact, providing case studies and discussion with a particular focus on digital impact and the methods to achieve this. Chair:

(ASEAS UK; Keele University)


(Coventry University; LSE Anthropology) Dr Laurie Parsons

(Royal Holloway, University of London) Dr Jason Cabanes

(De La Salle University Manilla)


ASEAS UK Membership Offer

I have been involved with the Association of Southeast Asian Studies UK since beginning my research in Cambodia. I gave my first academic presentation at their conference held at SOAS in 2016. As an early career researcher the support, encouragement and opportunities presented to me through the association have enabled me to do fun, creative and joy inducing stuff - like the content you see on this website for example.

As one of the world’s leading associations for Southeast Asian Studies, membership of ASEAS gives you:

  • The opportunity to participate in ASEAS conferences and seminars

  • Eligibility to apply for ASEAS research grants and travel bursaries

  • Access to the members’ newsletter, which features articles, the latest events, calls for papers, workshops, jobs, grant-funding opportunities and more

  • Training opportunities in career development

  • Training in digital impact

  • Access to a global network of academics at all levels

  • Exclusive invitations to lectures and speaker events

In May the cost of membership is discounted! YES, you can enjoy all the benefits noted above at a reduced cost - why wouldn't you sign up?! It is only £11 per year for ECR if you sign up now – special discount for May 2021

To sign up or renew your membership, click on this link:

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