Funding  Jobs Conferences

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 each week in our email newsletter.

New! – Call for Manuscripts – Global Southeast Asian Diasporas

Global Southeast Asian Diasporas, a book series edited by Richard T. Chu (UMass), Augusto F. Espiritu (UIUC), and Mariam Lam (UCR) seeks submissions. See the Brill series website for more information.

Southeast Asian Language Teaching: New Directions

We would like to let everyone know about the plans for the Southeast Asian Language Teaching workshop being hosted at Cornell, Sept 8-10, 2017. This is the third in a series of workshops organized by COTSEAL, UWisc, Berkeley-UCLA, and Cornell. This workshop, open to all SEA language teachers and anyone interested in the teaching of SEA languages, includes presentations on results from the earlier workshops, thematic sessions, as well as time for language-specific groups to meet.

New! – The Thirteenth Conference, Hanoi, Vietnam, 2017 – Abstracts Due March 30

On behalf of the International Society for Academic Research on Shamanism (ISARS), the organizer Professor Dr. Vo Quang Trong, Director of the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology invites you to attend the international conference of ISARS which will be held in the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (Hanoi, Vietnam) from the 1st through the 4th December,

New! – Call for Submissions Transnational Asia – Deadline March 31

Transnational Asia, an online journal published by the Chao Center for Asian Studies at Rice University, seeks submissions for its second issue to be published in Spring/Summer 2017. Submission deadline: March 31, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS | Mixed Race in Asia and Australasia: Migrations, Mobilities and Belonging | Events – ARI – Deadline April 1

In many countries in Asia, racial, ethnic and cultural mixing has a long history, and narratives around mixed race have developed in vastly different ways. From established identities such as Anglo-Indians in India, Eurasians in Singapore and Peranakans in Southeast Asia, to newer identities such as Hafus in Japan, and indeed those without named identifiers, individuals of mixed heritage have diverse experiences.

Global Asias 4 Conference – Asian Studies – March 31 – April 1, 2017

Penn State’s Department of Asian Studies announces Global Asias 4, a biennial conference hosted to complement the work of our journal Verge: Studies in Global Asias (published by the University of Minnesota Press). By bringing into relation work in both Asian Studies and Asian American Studies, Verge covers Asia and its diasporas, East to West, across and around the Pacific, from a variety of humanistic perspectives—anthropology, art history, literature, history, sociology, and political science—in order to develop comparative analyses that recognize Asia’s place(s) in the development of global culture and history. In that expansive and multidisciplinary spirit, we invite proposals for the specific panels and roundtables listed below for the conference, to be held March 31-April 1, 2017.

NEW!! – Call for Papers: Mobility, Technology and the Environment in Asia – Abstracts Due April 15

Drexel University and the Mid-Atlantic Region Association for Asian Studies announce the call for papers for the 46th annual conference. This year’s conference theme is ” Mobility, Technology and the Environment in Asia.” The contemporary development of new technologies and the rapid pace of mobility of people and products have an impact on cultures, societies, and the environment.

Call for Manuscripts: Water and Asia | Deadline April 20


Chulalongkorn Summer School of Southeast Asian Linguistics 2017 (ChulaSEALing2017) – Apply by April 30


NEW!! – River Cities: Water Space in Urban Development and History – Abstracts Due May 1

This symposium seeks to uncover the relationship between rivers and cities from a multi-disciplinary perspective in the humanities and the social sciences. The symposium welcomes both scholars and practitioners. It aims to contribute innovative ways of thinking about how to better integrate rivers, creeks and canals—including their environmental, historical, social, political, cultural and economic dimensions—into the fabric of contemporary cities. The focus is on cities in Asia, but papers on other parts of the world will also be considered if they make explicit their relevance to Asian cities. Symposium dates: 11 & 12 December 2017Hosted by Airlangga University, Surabaya, Indonesia Supported by the Urban Knowledge Network Asia (UKNA), Airlangga University, and the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS), Leiden, the NetherlandsConveners: Dr Paul Rabé, Adrian Perkasa (M.A.) and Dr Rita Padawangi Introduction

The 2nd Studia Islamika International Conference 2017 – Abstracts Due May 15

Center for the Study of Islam and Society (PPIM) of Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University (UIN) Jakarta will carry out an international conference in August this year. This conference is dedicated to promoting Studia Islamika, an international journal published by the Center. This is the second Studia Islamika conference, and this event is expected to be held regularly in the future. In the coming conference, scholars and students on Southeast Asian Islam are invited to present their papers, research and posters. Relevant themes and topics have been selected to accommodate different research interests of the participants.


EUROSEAS CONFERENCE | 16-18 AUGUST 2017 The European Association for Southeast Asian Studies (EuroSEAS) will hold its 9th conference from 16 to 18 August 2017 at the University of Oxford . 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 papers on research in the field of Southeast Asian Studies.