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Annual General Meeting SEALG, 15-16 June, Marseille

Dear colleagues and friends of the South East Asia Library Group,

We hereby wish to invite you to our Annual General Meeting of 2023. This year we will be hosted by Christophe Caudron at Maison Asie Pacifique in the sunny city of Marseille, France, on Thursday 15 June and Friday 16 June 2023.

Please find attached the Call for papers, the invitation letter and the programme.

Everyone will be most welcome and participation will not be restricted to library or archive staff.

On Friday morning we will visit Archives d’Outre-Mer in Aix-en-Provence to see their materials related to Southeast Asia. After the thematic round table in the afternoon, we will go for a walk along the stunning blue coast of the north of Marseille and its calanques.

For those who wish to extend their stay: the region offers ample opportunity for various kinds of outings:  https://www.marseille-tourisme.com/en/.

It would facilitate our planning enormously if you could let us know if you are planning to attend, and if you are planning to stay for the whole length of the Annual Meeting or only for one of the two days. A more detailed programme will be circulated soon. It will be a physical event only.

We look forward to seeing you in Marseille!

Annual General Meeting South East Asia Library Group 15 & 16 June, 2023 : Provisional Program

Venue :
Maison Asie Pacifique, Aix-Marseille Université, 3, place Victor Hugo, 13331 Marseille Cedex
8 H 30 Welcoming participants
9 H Round table : Recent information and libraries activities 2022-2023
10 H Coffee break
10 H 15 – 12 H Annual General Meeting
12 H Lunch
14 H – 17 H Presentations and discussion (with coffee break at 15 H 30)

FRIDAY 16 June
Venue :
Archives Nationales d’Outre-Mer 29, Chemin du Moulin de Testas, CS 50062, 13182 AIX-EN-
8 H 45 By bus from Marseille to Aix-en-Provence
9 H 30 Visiting the Archives Nationales d’Outre-Mer (Aix-en-Provence)
Southeast Asian Collections
11 H – 12 H Bus and train to the Blue Coast – Lunch at a meridional restaurant
14 H – 16 H Round table : Feedback on the meeting and/or thematic round table
16 H Walk in the Calanques at the Blue Coast

Annual Meeting SEALG 2023 Call for Papers

South East Asian Library Group (SEALG)
Marseille, 15 & 16 June, 2023
Maison Asie Pacifique
Aix-Marseille Université
3, place Victor Hugo
13331 Marseille Cedex

In preparation of the SEALG Annual Meeting 2023, SEALG invites proposals for papers on three themes to choose from:

– collections, archives and library work as well as recent developments in the field of South East Asian Studies
– acquisition, storage and access of born digital material
– contested heritage and providing access to heritage communities

A paper presentation should not exceed 30 minutes (including time for questions/discussion). Paper abstracts should be no more than 200 words and must include a title, author’s name and affiliation, as well as contact details.

Please submit your paper proposal including abstract to Christophe Caudron or Marije Plomp not later than by 31 May 2023.
We encourage submissions from library and archive staff as well as from scholars and
graduate students. Please help spread this Call for Papers.
Publication of a paper will be possible in the SEALG Newsletter which is online at

For more information, please contact either Christophe Caudron or Marije Plomp