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Below is a list of open calls for papers (CFPs) for professional and academic conferences related to the study of Southeast Asia. Interested in sharing a CFP and/or conference with us? Fill out our event submission form and select “other” in question 6. Postings are removed from this page after their deadline has passed and new CFPs are highlighted bi-weekly in our email newsletter.

Call for Proposals – From Possibilities to Vision and Action: Preparing Viet Nam for Its Next Phase of Growth – Proposals due May 28 (US PST); Register to attend by July 16 (US PST)

Conference to be held at Da Nang University, Da Nang, Viet Nam, on August 9-10, 2018. The “From Possibilities to Vision and Action: Preparing Viet Nam for Its Next Phase of Growth” conference, organized by the University of California, Davis and the University of Da Nang, brings together academics, industry experts, government officials, leading cultural producers, and youth to discuss Viet Nam’s development question.

Call for Papers – International Conference on Business and Human Rights: Holding Governments Accountable in Asia – Abstracts due May 28

July 12-13, 2018 at the Asia Centre in Bangkok. With increasing attention to business and human rights, this conference takes a critical look at thestandards and practices on business and human rights in Asia. In particular it seeks to examine if this current interest in business and human rights conveniently ignores the civil and political violations by the State and its responsibility to guarantee human rights protection.

Call for Papers – Association of Southeast Asian Studies UK (ASEAS-UK) Conference – Submit Abstracts by May 31

Conference to be held at University of Leeds, 5-7 Sept 2018. Themes are Politics and Good Governance, Sustainable and Equitable Development, and Cultural Heritage and Cultural Production.

Call for Proposals – Visualising Asia: Deciphering ‘Otherness’ in Visual and Material Cultures – Submit by June 3

September 21, 2018 at University of London. Historically, Asia has been a contended space of exploration and domination, where both Asian and non-Asian agents sought to define themselves against others. Within this broad historical and geographical context,this international and interdisciplinary conference brings together various forms of visuals, such as films, cartoons, and objects, in their interaction with discourses of ‘other’.

Call for Papers – Panel on Archaeology, Heritage, and Nationalism in Southeast Asia – Submit proposal by June 15

The Southeast Asia Council (SEAC) of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) is seeking paper proposals from up-and-coming scholars to join a “Rising Voices” panel on the broad topic of “Archaeology, Heritage, and Nationalism in Southeast Asia.” We seek to recruit early career scholars from Southeast Asian countries in order to form a panel for eventual inclusion in the 2019 Annual Conference of the Association for Asian Studies, to be held in Denver, CO from March 21-24, 2019.

Call for Proposals – Sustainable Transboundary Governance of the Environmental Commons in Southeast Asia – Submit by June 15

Organised by the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore; supported by SSRC grant on Sustainable Governance of Transboundary Environmental Commons in Southeast Asia (MOE2016-SSRTG-068), and in collaboration with the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre. Economic integration and resource interdependencies in a rapidly urbanising and increasingly middle class Southeast Asia are bringing to the political fore questions about how to sustainably govern common pool resources. This multi-disciplinary workshop will explore key issues in sustainable development with particular reference to the ecological commons in Southeast Asia from a transboundary governance perspective.

Call for Proposals – Vietnam Update, 2018 – Submit by June 20

The Vietnam Update in 2018 will be held from 12-13 November at the Australian National University. Conference Themes: Environment Society and Culture International Relations International Trade and Investment

Proposals for this Update should be no longer than 300 words, with final papers to be no longer than 8,000 words (including references). Priority will be given to papers based on original, unpublished research focusing on Vietnam and its relationships with regional neighbours and institutions across the four themes outlined above. The Update is expected to result in a publication of the papers. Proposals for papers are accepted on the understanding the Update organisers will have first right of refusal for papers accepted for presentation at the conference. Proposals must be submitted to Elizabeth St George (, Conference convenor, by 20 June 2018. Final papers must be submitted by 30 October 2018.

East-West Center International Media Conference 2018 – Register by Conference Dates (June 24-27)

Theme of the June 24-27 event is “What Is News Now?” amid changing social and media landscapes in Asia Pacific The intersection of media, technology and social change has brought profound disruption to the business of news and storytelling.

Call for Proposals – Council on Thai Studies (COTS) 2018 Meeting – Submit by August 1

This year’s Council on Thai Studies (COTS) Annual Meeting will be held from 12-14 October 2018 at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. COTS, established in 1972, is a consortium of universities with a particular interest in Thai Studies. The organizers welcome proposals for individual paper presentations, panels of papers, roundtable discussions, film screenings and other formats as suggested by participants.

Call for Papers – Global Labor Migration: Past and Present – Submit by August 15

The International Institute for Social History Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Presentations on labor migration in Africa, Asia, and Latin America are particularly encouraged.

Call for Submissions – 10th Conference | Engaging With Vietnam – Submit by August 31

2018 marks a milestone for Engaging With Vietnam – its 10th anniversary. We would like to invite you to the 10th Engaging With Vietnam Conference to experience another stimulating and enriching gathering that will take place all the way from Ho Chi Minh City to Khanh Hoa, a coastal province in Central Vietnam. This year, the 10th Engaging With Vietnam Conference will feature several keynote panels that delve into the questions and issues regarding dichotomies and dichotomization in knowledge and scholarship production.

Call for Proposals – Project Anywhere – Submit by September 1

Project Anywhere is a vehicle for hosting and disseminating art and research undertaken outside traditional exhibition circuits. It is perhaps best imagined as a project space comprising the entire globe (and beyond) in which the role of curator is replaced with a blind peer review process.

Call for Papers – Linguistic Issues in Vietnam and Southeast Asia – Submit by September 30

The international conference “Linguistic Issues in Vietnam and Southeast Asia” is organized to provide opportunities for scientists in the fields of Linguistics and related areas to publish, to exchange research results, as well as to create opportunities for international academic exchanges involving all major researching fields in the humanistic society. The University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University in Ho Chi Minh City would like to invite Vietnamese and international linguists to participate in the conference.