Intellectual Culture

Philosophy, Religion, Spirituality, Art

This topic cluster is centered around the topics of religion, spirituality, and more abstract developments in the arts. Although topics relating to intellectual culture are in many ways highly context specific, an attempt to connect your research via a comparative analysis with other countries, regions or localities in Southeast Asia would be ideal for this conference (although not a prerequisite for acceptance). Studies in postcolonial developments vis-à-vis the introduction of Western technologies and their effect on a specific region in comparison to the rest of SEA, for example, would be a fitting topic, as would a discussion of recent developments in the arts or certain subcultures and the aesthetic, moral, or philosophical beliefs they hold.