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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.

CFP – eTropic Journal Special Issue ‘Tropical Gothic’ – Submit by Jan 30

‘The Gothic’ is undergoing a resurgence in academic and popular cultures. Propelled by fears 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. It calls up unspoken truths and secret desires.

CFP – Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast (ASPAC) 2019 Conference – Submit by Jan 31

We invite college and university faculty, K-12 school teachers, independent scholars and graduate and undergraduate students with an interest in Asian or Asian diaspora studies to submit proposals for organized panels, individual papers, roundtable discussions, workshops, poster presentations, or visual displays on historical or contemporary topics in the humanities, arts, social sciences, education, health, law, business, environmental sciences or other allied disciplines related to East, South, or Southeast Asia and their diasporas.

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.

CFP – ISA Asia-Pacific Conference 2019 – Proposals due February 8

The International Studies Association (ISA) Asia-Pacific region invites proposals for papers, panels, and roundtables on any subjects related to international studies, broadly defined, for its 2019 conference. The theme of the conference is “Asia-Pacific and World Order: Security, Economics, Identity and Beyond”. The conference will be held July 4th-6th at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

6th International Conference on Lao Studies – Early bird registration ends Feb 15

The 6th International Conference on Lao Studies will take place at Carl Becker House located on Cornell University’s West Campus.

CFP – 2019 National Humanities Conference – Submit by Feb 22

The Federation of State Humanities Councils and the National Humanities Alliance are excited to announce the 2019 National Humanities Conference, which will be held in Honolulu, Hawai’i. This annual conference brings together representatives from colleges, universities, state humanities councils, museums, libraries, and historical societies to explore approaches to deepening the public’s engagement with the humanities.

Call for Proposals – The 3rd SEAMEO SPAFA International Conference on SOUTHEAST ASIAN ARCHAEOLOGY – Proposals due Feb 22

The 3rd SEAMEO SPAFA International Conference on Southeast Asian Archaeology (SPAFACON2019) is organized by the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Centre for Archaeology and Fine Arts in Bangkok, Thailand, from 17-21 June 2019. The conference is part of our flagship programme Advancing Southeast Asian Archaeology, and is intended to provide an avenue for scholars to share and disseminate research about the archaeology of Southeast Asia.

CFP – Special Issue on The Political Economy of the Belt and Road Initiative – Perspectives from Southeast Asia – Submit by February 28

Since its launch in late 2013, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has become a significant factor in shaping China’s economic and diplomatic relations with the outside world. China’s increasing clout presents challenges as well as opportunities, especially for the developing economies of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). This special issue aims to shed light on this topic by asking and answering the question: ‘Is China’s economic ascendancy enhancing or undermining the ASEAN Economic Community?’ The special issue is looking for fresh insights, both theoretically- and empirically-oriented, that would enable the academic and policy communities to gain a deeper understanding on the issue

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.

Call for Applications – 2019 Penn State Global Asias Summer Institute “Digital Asias” – Apply by March 4

Penn State University invites applicants for its annual Global Asias Summer Institute, to be held June 3-7, 2019. This year’s Institute, co-directed by Joseph Jonghyun Jeon (UC-Irvine) and Jonathan E. Abel (Penn State), focuses on the topic of “Digital Asias”. Institute participants spend a week reading and thinking about the annual theme, as well as significant time workshopping their work in progress. Particularly strong work will be considered for publication in an upcoming special issue of the award-winning journal, Verge: Studies in Global Asias.

CFP – 2019 Philippine Studies Conference at SOAS – Abstracts & exhibition proposals due March 15

The Annual Philippine Studies Conference SOAS focuses its 2019 edition on the southern island of Mindanao. It seeks to gather academics, policymakers, cultural workers, artists and scientists to map the contours of Mindanao’s struggle for peace after centuries of violent strife. This struggle is complex and, as an object of study, extremely dense.

CALL FOR PAPERS – Southeast Asian Media Studies journal – Manuscripts due March 20

OBJECTIVE The second issue of the Southeast Asian Media Studies journal aims to provide a collection of research articles about the mass media of Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, and Malaysia, bringing together discursive inquiries on media studies and literacy in and about the aforementioned countries.

Call for Papers, Issue 9 of Interface Journal – Papers due March 31

Theme: Visual Discourse and its Circulation between Europe and Asia.

Call for Submissions – 2019 Conference of the Canadian Council for Southeast Asian Studies – Abstracts due April 1

Call for Submissions: “Power in Southeast Asia” McGill University and University of Sherbrooke (Longueuil), Montreal, Quebec 24-26 October 2019 Questions of power permeate virtually all social relations and social facts. Southeast Asia is an especially fertile area in which to examine the question of power.

CFP – Journal of Vietnamese Studies – No Deadline

JVS considers all manuscripts on the strict condition that they have been submitted only to JVS, that they have not been published already (including in another language), nor are they under consideration for publication or in press elsewhere. Articles for Journal of Vietnamese Studies should generally be 8,000 to 15,000 words, not including all endnotes and references.