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SEAGA Conference 2012: First call for papers

27 – 30 November 2012 Singapore

SEAGA Conference 2012 in Singapore

SEAGA, the Southeast Asian Geographers Association, established in 1990, is a regional association of geographers and other academic, education, government, and private sector professionals in related fields like history, the geo- and environmental sciences, and urban planning. The 2012 conference will be the 11th conference that has been organized by SEAGA.


Conference Theme

The conference theme is: “Whose Geography? Space, place and cultures of Asia” and we are inviting multidimensional perspectives on this issue from scholars, policy makers, entrepreneurs, and teachers.  The aim of the conference is to advance the discourse on the issues of space, place and cultures in Asia, so as to inform the decision-making and actions of society, private enterprise, and governments. This theme was chosen based on the recommendation of the delegation to the previous SEAGA conference in Hanoi as they felt that there was a need for the community to address these geographical issues from multiple perspectives.


First Call for Papers

This is a first call for papers on the following themes.  Abstracts of paper/ workshop/panel proposal are to be submitted to the SEAGA Conference Organising Committee, using the online submission tool at

The submission deadline will be 31 May 2012. Acceptance letters will be sent after 30 June 2012. All submissions will be peer reviewed.


Three types of proposals will be considered.

  1. Paper presentation (20 minutes)
  2. Specialised Panel Discussions (90-minute session comprising 3 papers)
  3. Workshops (90-minute workshop)


Do note that for paper presentations, there will be about 3 papers in each 90 minute session and a discussant will critique and lead a discussion of the papers after all papers have been presented. To facilitate this, we will need full papers to be submitted by 1 October to the programme committee. A template for full paper will be made available at a later date.

Major themes of interest:

1.                      Changing Physical Landscapes in Southeast Asia

2.                      Living with Global Environmental Change

3.                      SE Asia and Environmental Management

4.                      Changing Population, carrying capacities and ecological footprints

5.                      Sustainable Development and Southeast Asia

6.                      Politics, policies and sustainability

7.                      Health and development issues

8.                      Cities and sustainable development

9.                      Economic growth, competitiveness and sustainable development

10.                   Changing Agriculture in SE Asia

11.                   Geographies of rural transition

12.                   New regionalisms in Southeast Asia

13.                   Sustainability and Education

14.                   Geography Education

15.                   Field-based teaching in Southeast Asian geography

16.                   Remote sensing and GIS: their contribution to environmental management in southeast Asia


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