Conference Programme

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

12:00 – 15:00:
Registration at the University of Vienna, Universitätsring 1, 1010 Vienna

16:00 – 18:00:
Conference opening at the Austrian Academy of Sciences,
Dr. Ignaz Seipel-Platz 2, 1010 Vienna [click here for directions]

Welcome address: Prof. Andre Gingrich, Director of the Institute for Social Anthropology, Austrian Academy of Sciences

Welcome address: Prof. Duncan McCargo, President of EuroSEAS

Keynote lecture: Prof. Benedict Anderson “Alarms of an Old Alarmist

18:00 – 19:00: Drinks and snacks

No pork will be served during the conference


Wednesday, 12 August 2015

08:00: Registration desk opens at the University of Vienna, Universitätsring 1, 1010 Vienna

09:30 – 10:30: University of Vienna, Großer Festsaal

Welcome address: Prof. Hanna Mayer, Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences

Keynote lecture: Ayu Utami “The Spirit of Indonesia: Rasa, Reason, Religion

10:30 – 11:00: Coffee break

All sessions take place at the University of Vienna’s main building

11:00 – 12:30: Session 1 [link]

12:30 – 14:00: Lunch break

14:00 – 15:30: Session 2 [link]

15:30 – 16:00: Coffee break

16:00 – 17:30: Session 3 [link]

18:00 – 20:00:
Nikkei reception at the inner courtyard/arcades of the University of Vienna: Announcement of the EuroSEAS – Nikkei book prizes in Social Sciences and the Humanities [link]


Thursday, 13 August 2015

09:00 – 10:30: Session 4 [link]

10:30 – 11:00: Coffee break

11:00 – 12:30: Session 5 [link]

12:30 – 14:00: Lunch break

13:30 – 14:00:
Meeting of regional groups: Benelux Countries (room 48), Central Europe (room 29), France (room 30), Germany (room 46), Iberian Peninsula (room 16), Italy and Greece (room 31), Nordic Countries (room Elise Richter Saal), Russia (room 32), United Kingdom (room Senatssaal).
Board members of EuroSEAS meet their constituencies: They can update their constituencies about current developments in EuroSEAS. This time it is NOT necessary to elect new board members – nor will we elect a new president. At the Lisbon conference in 2013 the president and board members were elected for a 3 year term. At the General Assembly (Thursday, 18:00-19:00 Auditorium Maximum) the board will propose to extent this term to 4 years, which implies that next elections take place at the next conference in 2017. However, if board mem­bers want to step down, they should organize their replacement during the meeting.

14:00 – 15:30: Session 6 [link]

15:30 – 16:00: Coffee break

16:00 – 17:30: Session 7 [link]

18:00 – 19:00: General assembly at the Auditorium Maximum

20:00 – 23:00:
Conference dinner at the Rathaus: welcome remarks by Omar Al-Rawi (member of the city parliament of Vienna); Minangkabau music and dance performance: Group Sanggar Paureh Raso from the Pandeka Mihar Institute; Vietnamese pop: V-Phiêu: [link]


Friday, 14 August 2015

09:00 – 10:30: Session 8 [link]

10:30 – 11:00: Coffee break

11:00 – 12:30: Session 9 [link]

12:30 – 14:00: Lunch break

13:00 – 14:00: EuroSEAS board meeting (room: Senatssaal)

14:00 – 15:30: Session 10 [link]

15:30 – 16:00: Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:30: Session 11 [link]

18:00 – 19:00:  Closing ceremony at the inner courtyard/arcades of the University of Vienna

20:00 – 21:30:
Literary Café with Ayu Utami at the Café Prückel, Stubenring 24, 1010 Vienna.
Jointly organized by EuroSEAS and The Austrian-Indonesian Society, and sponsored by the Indonesian Embassy and the Austrian Student Union. [link]