A tale of two conferences


from Press News, posted 04/21/2014 - 20:35

Recently, NIAS Press exhibited at two quite different conferences and with utterly different results.

The first conference, held in mid-March and attended by almost 200 scholars, was the third Southeast Asian Studies Symposium to be held at the University of Oxford. Here the Press hosted a 6-table publishers' exhibition by all the world's leading Southeast Asian Studies publishers (apart from Routledge who exhibited separately). The exhibition was a stunning success with conference-goers braving some foul English weather to get a look at the wide selection of books on offer.

In contrast, the annual conference of the Asian Studies Association held in Philadelphia a week later was something of a lack-lustre affair for NIAS press and indeed most publishers exhibiting there despite there being about 3,500 conference-goers.

Even so, we appreciated the chance to showcase our latest titles to a largely American audience and were of course immensely pleased to catch up with a number of our authors, old and new.

A few days after that, we traipsed the halls of the London Book Fair – but that is another story soon to follow.

 


 

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