Call for Volunteers: Festival of Southeast Asia in Oxford (13-20 April 2016) and Southeast Asian Studies Symposium (14-16 April 2016)

Call for Volunteers: Festival of Southeast Asia in Oxford (13-20 April 2016) and Southeast Asian Studies Symposium (14-16 April 2016)

9 March 2016

Call for Volunteers

Festival of Southeast Asia in Oxford (13-20 April 2016) and Southeast Asian Studies Symposium (14-16 April 2016)

The Festival of Southeast Asia in Oxford is a week-long, city-wide celebration of Southeast Asia. It incorporates the Southeast Asian Studies Symposium (see below), exhibitions, public lectures, concerts, dance performances, documentary screenings, museum trails, and more. More information is available at http://asean.ac/festival

Organised annually by Project Southeast Asia, the 5th Southeast Asian Studies Symposium 2016 has the theme ‘Human and Environmental Welfare in Southeast Asia’, and will run from 14th to 16th April at the Mathematical Institute, Oxford. With 80 panels and nearly 200 papers presented, it is the largest conference of its kind in the world. This year's keynote speaker is Jose Ramos-Horta, former President of East Timor and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1996. More information about the speakers and programme can be found at http://asean.ac/2016

Volunteer Roles and Privileges

Roles for the Festival include as docents for the exhibitions, ushers for the various events, writers for the Southeast Asia trails, and speaking on Southeast Asia at Oxfordshire schools. Roles for the Symposium include registration, room set-up, video recording and ushering, including others. Familiarity with Southeast Asia is a plus, but not required. Volunteers can attend the Conference free of charge (student registration costs £149), which includes all panels and lunch, but not the Gala Dinner.

Please register your interest and any queries by sending an email to Theo at theophilus.kwek@merton.ox.ac.uk.