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The Southeast Asian Geography Association (SEAGA) is a scientific and educational society set up in 1990 by a group of geographers to organise the inaugural SEAGA Conference in Brunei Darussalam. Its members share interests in the theory, methods, and practice of geography and geographic education. As of February 2006, the association is formally registered with Singapore’s Registrar of Societies.

 

SEAGA International Conference 2014, Siem Reap, Cambodia

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At present, SEAGA is an organisation which does not collect subscription fees from its official members. From 1990 to 2005, Professor Goh Kim Chuan, as the President of the association, has been instrumental in exploring and prodding geography departments in the region to host the international conferences. In this respect, the response from such departments has been most encouraging. The history of SEAGA could be traced to the first International conference on Geography in the Southeast Asian region organised by the Department of Geography, Universiti Brunei Darussalam in 1990. Since then the Association has been active in encouraging as well helping to organise the SEAGA biennial conferences in countries within ASEAN. The list of conferences held and venues include:

 

  • 1990 Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Darussalam
  • 1992 University of Jogjakarta, Indonesia
  • 1994 University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • 1996 Chiang Mai University, Thailand
  • 1998 National Institute of Education/NUS, Singapore
  • 2001 Universiti Bangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia
  • 2004 Khon Kaen University, Thailand
  • 2006 National Institute of Education, Singapore
  • 2008 Univerisity of Philippines, Philippines
  • 2010 Hanoi National University of Education and Hanoi National University of Sciences
  • 2012 National Institute of Education, Singapore 
  • 2014 Royal Phnom Penh University - held in Siem Reap, Cambodia

   

 

 

These meetings provided a platform for researchers on any aspect of Southeast Asia, from within or outside the region to share their research findings in geography or related areas. The international character of these conferences has been unmistakable as there is strong interests from fellow geographers from many countries outside Southeast Asia. The conferences also affords an opportunity for geographers to connect with each other and through the network enhance cooperation in joint research, student fieldwork or even staff exchange. One aspect SEAGA has been encouraging is to make the conferences accessible to geography teachers in each of the host countries as well as graduate students either through their direct participation in sharing their research findings or having a complementary one-day workshop on some aspects of the teaching of topics in geography. In this way, the Association hopes to improve and revitalise the status of geography in the region.

 

 

 

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The next e-Newsletter will be out in February 2013 with updates on the 2014 conference. Keep a look out for it. .

  

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06/09/2012 16:02

Field sessions for SEAGA 2012

  A tentative programme for the field sessions on 29 Nov 2012 (Thursday) has been drawn up.   Three field trips are planned, including   Living Singapore - Marina Bay Gallery + Heritage Walk in Ethnic Chinatown/Little India (2 groups) Water resources in...
17/08/2012 15:56

120 likes on Facebook!

It is time to like us on facebook. As of today, we have 120 likes. I am sure there are many more friends of SEAGA out there!   http://tinyurl.com/d99nm7m  
15/08/2012 21:32

Paper Awards for Conference 2012

  As part of our outreach to graduate students and young scholars (PhD less than 3 years) in developing economies, SEAGA will be providing two paper awards* of SGD$500  to help these scholars augment the cost of attending and presenting a paper at the conference. Young scholars and...
15/08/2012 21:28

A tentative list of papers and keynote speakers

Check out the tentative list of papers and keynote speakers. We are very excited over the range of papers and the representation from Southeast Asia and beyond.    Tentative Programme
31/05/2012 20:05

DEADLINE EXTENDED

Due to an overwhelming number of requests to have the deadline extended, abstracts/proposal for paper sessions and workshops will be extended to 30 Jun 2012. Please inform your network. Thanks.

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