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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 Papers – The 2019 International Conference of ISEAS-BUFS – Submit Abstracts by November 10

Since 2009, the ISEAS-BUFS has been conducted a 10-years-research project sponsored by the National Research Foundation of Korea. The agenda of the research project is “The Recognition and Construction of Southeast Asia as a Holon: Building Southeast Asian Studies on Compounding Area Studies and Cultural Studies”. We have entered into the final year of the research project. This Conference would be a venue for summing up the results of the research project and commencing a vision for a new research agenda in Southeast Asian Studies.

CALL FOR FILMS – AAS Film Expo 2019 – Submit by November 12

The Association for Asian Studies (AAS) annually hosts the premier North American conference of Asia scholars devoted to scheduled programs of scholarly papers, roundtable discussions, workshops, and panel sessions on a wide range of issues in research and teaching, and on Asian affairs in general. The upcoming AAS conference is scheduled for March 21-24, 2019 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver, Colorado.

Call for Papers – Re:Locations Journal – Submit by November 16

Re:locations Journal seeks to bridge disciplinary and geographical divides to foster dialogue among a wide range of scholars interested in Asia and the Pacific. We invite quality submissions from those conducting research related to the Asia-Pacific world. Re:locations Journal of The Asia-Pacific World is inviting submissions for its second volume. Re:locations is seeking papers, reviews, poetry, translations, and visual artwork that examine the Asia-Pacific world from cultural, environmental, economic, political, and historical perspectives.

Call for Proposals – Oxford International History of East Asia Seminar, Spring 2019 – Submit by November 25

We invite fellow PhD students and early career researchers to submit proposals for seminar presentations on any aspect of the international and transnational history of East and Southeast Asia, particularly papers on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Pan-Asia Conference on “Heritage Protection: The Asian Experience” – Early bird registration ends November 30

January 25-26, 2019. Bangkok, Thailand. In this conference, Asian thinkers and practitioners in the field of cultural heritage protection will explore the meaning in Asian nations of “culture” and “cultural heritage”. It will suggest cultural heritage protection strategies most likely to be effective within the Asian socio-cultural and political contexts, focusing on community involvement, the role of law, and contributions of entrepreneurs.

Call for Panel Proposals – EuroSEAS Conference 2019 – Submit by December 1

The European Association for Southeast Asian Studies (EuroSEAS) will hold its 10th conference from 10 to 13 September 2019 at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. As an international and multi-disciplinary organisation, EuroSEAS invites scholars and PhD students from all academic disciplines with an interest in Southeast Asia to submit panels that explore relevant research topics from an interdisciplinary perspective as well as discuss theoretical and methodological aspects of research generated in the field of Southeast Asian Studies.

Call for Abstracts – Conference on The Empowerment of Women in Indonesia – Submit by December 5

The conference will take place on February 8-9, 2019 at UCLA. Partial travel grants may be available for accepted presenters.

Call For Papers – Asian Cinema Studies Society Conference – Submit by December 10

Call For Papers: Asian Cinema Studies Society Conference, June 2019 Papers and panel proposals are invited for the 13th Asian Cinema Studies Society Conference: The Environments of Asian Cinemas. With the support of the Faculty of Fine Arts, Media & Creative Industries at LASALLE College of the Arts, in conjunction with the Asian Cinema Studies Society, the conference is planned for 24-26 June 2019, at LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore.

Call for Proposals – 5th International Symposium on Asian Languages and Literatures – Submit Abstracts by Dec 14

Cultures evolve as a response to different and competing individual and collective needs and aspirations that could be dynamic, permeable and transparent. Intersections are points that unite different paths. They are associated with not only meeting but also disintegration.

Cornell SEAP Graduate Student Conference 2019 – Submit Abstracts by Dec 15

The conference will be held March 8-10, 2019 at the Kahin Center for Advanced Research on Southeast Asia in Ithaca, New York. Theme: “Conformities and Interruptions in Southeast Asia”.

Call for Papers – Paradise on Fire: 2019 ASLE Conference – Submit by Dec 15

Conference will be held at University of California, Davis, from June 26-30, 2019. The Biennial ASLE Conference “Paradise on Fire” explores the connections among storytelling, real and imagined landscapes, future-making, activism, environed spaces, differential exclusions, long histories, and the disaster-prone terrains of the Anthropocene. Plenary addresses will be given by Nnedi Okorafor, Cherríe Moraga, Melissa K. Nelson, and Ursula Heise.

Call for Papers – eTropic Journal special issue “Tropical Gothic” – Submit by December 30

The Gothic is undergoing a pronounced resurgence in academic and popular cultures. Propelled by fears associated with social transformations produced by globalization, the neoliberal order, networked technologies, post-truth and environmental uncertainty – tropes of ‘the gothic’ resonate. The gothic allows us to delve into the unknown, the liminal, the unseen; into hidden histories and feelings.

Call for Papers – International Conference on Lao Studies – Submit by Dec 31

The Southeast Asia Program (SEAP), Cornell University and the Center for Lao Studies (CLS) are pleased to announce that the Sixth International Conference on Lao Studies (ICLS6) will be held on June 13-15, 2019 in Ithaca, New York, USA. The main objective of the conference is to promote Lao studies, broadly defined, by providing an international forum for scholars to present and discuss various aspects of Lao Studies.

Call for Proposals – Int’l Conference on Fake News and Elections in Asia – Submit by December 31

UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies invites submissions from academics, teachers, researchers, and graduate students who are involved in or have conducted research about the empowerment of women in contemporary Indonesia. Our conference aims to highlight research and work that analyze the various socioeconomic, religious, or legislative changes that have advanced or hindered the empowerment of women in Indonesia in recent decades. The goal of this conference is to address not only the progress made through policy, education, and activism in elevating the position of women in Indonesian society but also the challenges that remain.

Call for Papers – “1969: Vietnamization and the Year of Transition in the Vietnam War” – Submit proposals by February 1, 2019

The Vietnam Center and Archive (VNCA) and the Institute for Peace & Conflict (IPAC) at Texas Tech University are pleased to announce a conference focused on the year 1969. We expect in this conference to approach a wide range of historical events and topics by hosting presenters who examine diplomatic, military, international, regional, and domestic aspects of the Vietnam War.

Call for Proposals – Studying Republican Vietnam: Issues, Challenges, and Prospects – Submit by March 1, 2019

Scholarly interest in the Republic of Vietnam (RVN) has surged in the last decade. The conventional wisdom in Western scholarship until recently was closely in line with communist propaganda, either ignoring the RVN or portraying it as an American creation in the US global struggle against communism.