History, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies

This topic cluster is focused on societal changes, both past and present. Studies of literature with a focus on cultural analysis, all types of historical research, as well as studies within the realm of gender studies are all welcome for this panel. Presentations should ideally address answer questions about societal change which cannot be explicated via political or economic analysis (although interdisciplinary projects could potentially also be considered for this cluster). It is also important to consider how the scope of your project could be tied back to the main them of the conference, namely how your project can help contribute to a discussion of the region of Southeast Asia as a whole.