Penang, Malaysia, 9-10 January 2008

Organised by Asia-Pacific Research Unit (APRU) School of Humanities Universiti Sains Malaysia With support from The Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine University College London (UCL)

All proposals on the subject of the history of medicine and health in Southeast Asia will be considered, with those on the theme of diseases and epidemics especially welcome.

Final Deadline for Abstracts: 1 October 2007

Deadline for Working Papers: 15 November 2007


‘Early bird’ registration: USD 100.00 Deadline: 1 November 2007

Normal registration: USD 150.00 Deadline: 1 December 2007

On the spot registration: USD 180.00 Deadline: 9 January 2008


Scholars or advanced students from the following countries may apply for subsidy to cover their economy travel, conference fees, and accommodation during the period of the conference: Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, The Philippines, and Vietnam. Please send an abstract by post on your institution’s letterhead, plus an estimate for the return-fare travel (economy class) costs to the address below.


Individual Participants

Individuals are invited to present a 15-20-minute working paper relevant to any aspect of the conference’s theme. They are requested to submit an abstract (150-200 words) to the Secretariat, below.

Specialized Panels

Scholars who wish to organize a panel (4-5 presenters; 1-hour per panel) based on a particular topic relevant to the conference’s overall theme are to submit to the Secretariat the following materials:

Proposed Panel: Abstract (350-400 words)

Convenor / Panelist I: Abstract (150-200 words)

Panelist II: Abstract (150-200 words)

Panelist III: Abstract (150-200 words)

Panelist IV: Abstract (150-200 words)

Panelist V: Abstract (150-200 words)

For Further information and inquiries,General correspondence Submission of abstracts, proposed panel, and working papers:

Please contact

The Conference Secretariat The Second International Conference HOMSEA 2008 Asia-Pacific Research Unit (APRU) School of Humanities, Universiti Sains Malaysia 11800 Penang Malaysia

Tel: 604 6533888 Ext. 3341

Fax: 604 6563707

E-mail: [email protected]


Organizing Committee

Associate Professor Dr OOI Keat Gin (Chairperson) Dr SHAKILA Abdul Manan (Secretary) Professor Rethy CHHEM Professor Harold COOK Associate Professor Dr Laurence MONNAIS En AZIZ Abdul Majid Dr HAJAR Abdul Rahim Dr HARYATI Hassan Dr MUHAMMAD HASRUL Dr NAZARUDIN Zainun