Historical Treaties of Southeast Asia

A research program in global diplomatic history

Historical Treaties of Southeast Asia is a collaborative research program in Global Diplomatic History financed by the Swedish Research Council and running from 2022 until the end of 2027.

A team of seven researchers based in Europe and Southeast Asia investigate the role of treaties and treaty-making in the imperial expansion and colonisation of Southeast Asia from the eighteenth to the early and twentieth century.

The researchers systematically analyse all bilateral treaties concluded between a European, American or Japanese imperial power and a Southeast Asian polity between the eighteenth and early twentieth century. In addition, a selected number of diplomatic treaty-making processes are studied in detail. In doing so, the project aims to bring about a new and more nuanced understanding modern imperialism of relevance not only to Southeast Asia but globally.

 

Deadline: Call for Papers

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Events
Date
2023-10-01

1 October 2023 is the deadline for submitting proposals to the conference on Treaty-Making and Cross-Cultural Diplomacy in Asia (16th-20th centuries) organised by the Historical Treaties in Southeast Asia research project, to be held in Manila, Philippines.

Read more about the conference and the call for papers here.

 
 

All Dates

  • 2023-10-01

Roundtable Discussion on "Treaties and Treaty-Making in Southeast Asia" held at the University of the Philippines- Baguio

On 26 February 2024, four of our project members participated in a roundtable discussion on historical treaties and treaty-making practices in Southeast Asia at the University of the Philippines- Baguio (UP Baguio). The event was hosted by the Department of History and Philosophy, College of Social Sciences, UP Baguio.

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The 1824 Treaty of London and the Division of the Malay World

As historical anniversaries go, the main event in Sweden in 2024 is the commemoration of ABBA’s victory in the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest with their song Waterloo. For globally minded historians, however, another anniversary seems at least as important: the bicentennial of the 1824 Anglo-Dutch Treaty, also known as the Treaty of London.

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