Jaap Kunst personal correspondence, University of Amsterdam. (Photo credit: Olivier Middendorp)

DeCoSEAS invites Visiting Fellows from Southeast Asia for a three-month stay at one or more of the sound collections located in Europe/SEA. The Fellow can be a scholar, artist, curator, or stakeholder of the sonic repertoire that they intend to consult for research, artistic, performance, curational, ritual, or private purposes. Early career applicants are prioritized.

The Fellowship is a pilot study identifying hurdles in the physical access to the archived material for stakeholders from Southeast Asia. The Fellow’s regular briefing enables the articulation of recommendations for improved access to other (sound) archives and heritage institutions in Europe. DeCoSEAS incorporates the Fellows’ research outputs in collaborative publication formats in publications and outreach projects.

In 2024, Decolonizing Southeast Asian Sound Archives (DeCoSEAS) grants up to four Southeast Asian candidates a three-month fellowship to work with one or more audio-visual collections located in other Southeast Asian institutions. read more

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