ASEASUK, Britain’s national association for South-East Asian studies, will be holding its 28th annual conference at the University of Brighton on 12-14 September

This year, with the support of the Ford Foundation, the conference will have for the very first time an artist-in-residence,Agus Nur Amal from Aceh, Indonesia, who will be presenting short performances and performative interventions in response to conference themes. (See for example of past work and ‘Reconstructing Memory, Constructing the Future: An Interview with PM Toh’ in the most recent issue of Asian Theatre Journal, .

There will also be performances of Thai folk and traditional dance at the conference dinner in the pavilion and a full-day panel on tradition in modernity and the performing arts of Southeast Asia, with contributions by Tito Imanda, Jonathan Roberts, Emilie Testard, Phakamas Jirajarupat, Suppya Hélène Nut, Marie-Pierre Lissoir, Jennifer Goodlander, Chanya Hetayothin, Margaret Coldiron, Matthew Isaac Cohen,  Laura Noszlopy and John Emigh.

Registration for the conference closes on 4 September.  Further information is at