Researching Myanmar under the Junta

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A workshop for research students and early career researchers

Thursday 9 and Friday 10 December 2021, 1-5pm AEDT (UTC+11) both days.


With the coup of this February, research in and on Myanmar just got a whole lot harder – and more urgent. This workshop responds to the challenges thrown up by the coup, as well as older persistent ones, with two half days of intensive presentations and discussions on researching, writing and publishing on Myanmar today. Presenters will include academics and researchers with specialised skills researching in Myanmar, and in regions of conflict. The sessions will address fieldwork and data generation, researching from afar, ethics, policy engagement, and new challenges for those wanting to speak, write and publish about Myanmar.


The workshop is open to all students currently enrolled in a humanities, arts or social science research degree (undergraduate honours, masters with research component, MPhil, PhD) at an institution in Australia or New Zealand, and also open to Early Career Researchers (completed research degree after December 2016) based in either country. Myanmar nationals in Australia and New Zealand are strongly encouraged to apply.

Research grants

Each participant will be eligible to receive a $500 research grant.


Participants are expected to attend all sessions over both afternoons and to contribute to group discussion. Pre-reading material will be circulated. Post-workshop, participants will be encouraged to submit a short research paper for the ANU MRC website, in English or Burmese.

Application Process

Please submit: (1) a 300 word expression of interest outlining your current research goals and why you are interested in attending the workshop (2) curriculum vitae (max 2 pages).

Email applications to

Enquiries to workshop coordinator: Mike Dunford

Deadline for EOI is Monday November 8 2021

Successful applicants will be notified shortly after the closing date

The Workshop is organised by the ANU Myanmar Research Centre and supported by International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Canada.

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Event details



Call for papers

Date & time

Start date: Monday 8 November 2021

End date: Monday 8 November 2021



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