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2021-2024 | DECOSEAS - Archives sonores d’Asie du Sud-Est

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2021-2024 Decolonizing Southeast Asian Archives (DECOSEAS)
Coordination française : Dana Rappoport (CASE)
avec Joséphine Simonnot (CNRS) et Pierre Prouteau (CASE)


Decolonizing Southeast Asian Sound Archives (DeCoSEAS) is a three-year research and community engagement project funded by the Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) on Cultural Heritage and Global Change supported by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme.

DeCoSEAS proposes the decolonization of heritage curation with three formative orientation points: the improvement of access to heritage, the transfer of agency to stakeholders of their heritage, and the diversification of the dialogue about this heritage’s curation. For this aim, researchers based in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and France work together with academics, curators and NGOs in Southeast Asia in opening up three unique sound collections, all located in Europe and barely accessible to researchers and cultural originators.

DeCoSEAS develops four initiatives in a variety of academic, curatorial and public spaces for disclosing the collections: Digitization of material, Visiting Fellowships providing access to the material on site, Publications and Outreach Projects.

DeCoSEAS strives for the inclusion of voices, stances and interpretations that have hitherto remained unheard in existing discourses about heritage by attending to multiple, time-bound and intricately entangled voices simultaneously (those recorded from the past and those from Southeast Asian partners today). With these action plans, DeCoSEAS aims to provide new insights in and new practices of heritage curation and participation.

If you have comments or inquiries, you can reach us at

Centre Asie du Sud-Est (CASE)


Campus Condorcet

2 cours des humanités

93322 Aubervilliers Cedex

tél : 33 (0)1 88 12 01 98

Métro : Ligne 12, arrêt "Front Populaire"



Direction collégiale

Email collectif :[at]

Véronique Degroot

Anne-Valérie Schweyer
Annabel Vallard





Secrétariat général




Olivier Merveille - olivier.merveille[at]





Sophie Hénon - sophie.henon[at] 



Pierre Boccanfuso - pboccanfuso[at]