CFP : Local/global histories: the challenge of local museums in Southeast Asia (EurASEAA 2015, July 2015 – Nanterre)

European Association of Southeast Asian Archaeologists Conference 2015, July 2015 – Nanterre

Panel 05

Local/global histories, the challenge of local museums in Southeast Asia


  1. Vallard, B. Bellina, O. Evrard


Everywhere in the world, recent decades have witnessed demands for locally-centered histories, often related to regional claims for recognition at a national level and for local histories and local/site museums. Internet and new technologies have enabled new forms of intense contacts between local communities and N.G.O or archaeologists finding means to have their voice heard

Archaeologists, especially in various regions of the American continent, in Australia and New Zealand where native indigenous were able to claim ancestral rights on their heritage have come to collaborate with communities and anthropologists and to develop new approaches to archaeology. Taking into account the multiple practices, histories produced and demands implies questioning each disciplines’ foundations: a reflexivity that concerns as much archaeologists, anthropologists and the increasing number of other people getting involved into heritage (Hodder 2008). Another challenge is for museography to display these different discourses into one of those local heritage centres whether called site museums or ecomuseums desired by the local people.

We would like to confront experiences in Southeast Asia that archaeologists, historians, anthropologists, museologists or other academic faced when dealing with displaying the different histories that people want to hear from their cultural or natural heritage. How are the pasts dealt with in the Southeast Asian community museums? Is Southeast part of a global trend or does it show specificities in the prolixity of local museums’ demands?

Proposing a paper

To propose a paper for the 15th International conference of the European Association of Southeast Asian Archaeologists :

Paper proposals must consist of:

  • a paper/contribution/poster title
  • the name/s and email address/es of author/s
  • a short abstract of fewer than 300 characters
  • a long abstract of fewer than 250 words

Delegates may only convene one panel, although they may also make one presentation, be a discussant in one panel, and/or present a poster. Proposals should be made in English (the language of the conference).

All proposals must be made via the online form, not by email.

To propose a paper, please go to the Panels page first ( ), browse through all the panels and decide to which panel you would like to make your contribution to. There is a ‘propose a paper’ link beneath the long abstract of each panel page; click on this proposal link to make your proposal directly to that panel.

On submission of the proposal, the proposing author (but not the co-authors) will receive an automated email confirming receipt. If you do not receive this email, please first check the Login environment – Cocoa (see toolbar above right) to see if your proposal is there. If it is, it simply means your confirmation email got spammed/lost; if it is not, you will need to re-submit, as for some reason the process was not completed. Co-authors cannot be added/removed nor can papers be withdrawn by the proposers themselves – for that, please emaileuraseaa(at)

Proposals will be marked as pending until the end of the Call for papers (9th February 2015). Convenors will then be asked to make their decisions over the papers proposed to their panel by the end of February and to communicate those to the proposers, marking them up within the login environment (Cocoa).

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