Workshop: Multimedia, Mobility & The Digital Southeast Asian Family

20-21 April 2017

La Trobe University Melbourne Australia

Call For Papers due 15 November 2016


15 November for 200 word abstract and 100 word bio acceptance by 1 December 2016
31 March 2017 for 6000 word paper
Free Registration (limited spaces) by 1 March 2017
Email Dr Monika Winarnita:

Southeast Asia is home to the largest number of social media users globally. Digital technology is shaping the way Southeast Asians interact, maintain contact, express who they are and their family relationships.It is also a region known for its mobile population with high numbers of overseas workers, international students, refugees/asylum seekers, and migrants seeking permanent residency or citizenship in other countries.

This two-day workshop of 18 presentations and 20 participants aims to provide a contemporary understanding of online multimedia expression dentity, belonging and intergenerational family relationships of migrants and mobile subjects of Southeast Asian descent.

We are interested in presentation and discussions on multimedia productions such as digital art, online short films, vblogs or photo essay blogs in a migrant and mobile context.

See Call for Papers for more details.

Workshop sponsored by Migration and Mobilities Cluster of Transforming Human Societies RFA at La Trobe University, Melbourne Australia, La Trobe Asia, and the Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives at the Universit of Victoria, British Columbia Canada.

Picture above: YouTube documentary Belonging: A Dancer's Perspective by Josh O'Sullivan of his sister Alfira; her story as an Australian-Indonesian dancer and performing their mother's Acehnese dances.