TLSI workshop online

The organizing committee of the Timor-Leste Studies Initiative Workshop scheduled to take place at the 2020 Association of Asian Studies Annual Conference in Boston has decided to adapt to current restrictions to mobility and public gatherings caused by the Covid-19 pandemic worldwide by taking the workshop online!

The workshop aims to bring together East Timorese and North America-based scholars to discuss the future of Timor-Leste studies in North America and explore avenues for collaboration between East Timorese and North American academics and academic institutions.

Workshop Format and Schedule

Given the difficulties of running a workshop across several time zones, this virtual conference will be asynchronous. On the 1st June (Timor-Leste time) we will start making the papers and/or presentations available to panelists. Each day we will post 1 paper and give 24 hours for comments and feedback on that paper.

The workshop is now closed.

If you have any questions or queries please email:

Virtual Panel I: Writing History in Timor-Leste

Since independence a number of projects in Timor-Leste have sought to ‘write histories’ of the Indonesian occupation. While the final report of the Commission for Reception, Truth and Reconciliation  is considered by many to be one of the most valuable ‘historical’ works to date, other historical narratives have been or are in the process of being produced in Timor-Leste. This panel will discuss the production of historical knowledge in Timor-Leste today.

To view abstracts click here

Virtual Panel II: Current Trends in Research on Timor-Leste

This panel considers current trends in Timor-Leste studies in a range of academic disciplines by both East Timorese and non-East Timorese scholars, and also by practitioners, officers of national and international organizations, and others. In particular the panel aims to explore opportunities for collaboration between researchers and across disciplines at the national, regional and international level with a view to increasing the profile of Timor-Leste studies at the Association for Asian Studies Conference.

To view abstracts click here

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