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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.

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Call for Proposals – “Escaping the Homeland: Contesting Diasporic Narratives” – Submit by March 29

For the 2018 Northeastern Conference (NEC) on Indonesia, the Yale Indonesia Forum (YIF) invites proposals from all disciplines to address the politics, culture, arts, identities, connectivity, environment, education, history, and transnationalism of overseas Indonesians. We invite works that engage critically with questions such as: what are the diverse experiences of living beyond one’s birthplace? April 20-21, 2018, at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.

Call for Papers – 11th International Indonesia Forum Conference – Abstracts due March 31

Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana, Salatiga, Indonesia, July 16-17, 2018. The 11th International Indonesia Forum Conference will focus on the various stakeholders in Indonesia and the natural and social environment of the country’s growth, including the effects the rise of Indonesia has had on underprivileged stakeholders. A plethora of research issues can contribute to the question of inclusive stakeholdership. How does the growth and development trajectory that Indonesia is on affect, for instance, women and their rights? How does it affect the ecology of Indonesia and the environment? How are people affected in rural regions or in inner cities and how are their ways of life affected? The transformation of Indonesia can be understood not only as spiritual, religious, economic, linguistic, political and social, but also very specifically as ecological and environmental.

Call for Abstracts – ASIALEX2018, The Asian Association for Lexicography – Submit by April 1

The theme of this conference is Lexicography in the Digital World. Innovation, research and tradition should, now more than ever, share the spotlight in lexicography studies and practice. Therefore, the 12th International Conference of the Asian Association for Lexicography aims to expand the horizons and encourage discussion and cooperation among the many specialists who take different approaches to this field of studies.

Call for Journal Papers – Contemporary Southeast Asia: Young Scholars in Southeast Asian Studies – ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute – Articles due by April 1

Authors should be young scholars working in Southeast Asia on SEA research, currently enrolled in doctoral program or graduated 12 months before April 1, 2018 Themes: domestic politics of SEA, security/defense issues in SEA, SEA relations with major powers, role of ASEAN and/or ASEAN led forums, international affairs of SEA. For more information, contact: [email protected].

Call for Papers – Art and Action: Contemporary Art and Discourse in Southeast Asia, Singapore – Submit Abstracts by April 2

Art and Action is an international art history conference that critically examines the development of art practices in Southeast Asia from the 1970s to the present. It focuses on the role of artists and artworks as social conduits, with the aim of generating discourses specific to the contexts and conditions of the region. Organized by the MA Asian Art Histories Programme, McNally School of Fine Arts and LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore. Conference will take place December 3-5, 2018.

Call for Proposals – 2018 International Burma Studies Conference – Proposals due April 15

Conference will take place in Bangkok, August 3-5, 2018. Proposals are being accepted for individual papers or whole panels. Taking an inclusive and multidisciplinary approach, the conference will examine all scholarly aspects of Burma/Myanmar studies in the aim of presenting a multi-faceted approach of the country at this turning point in its history.

Call for Papers – The Value of Children in Asia: Economy, Family and Public Policies – Submit by April 30

We invite papers for the conference The Value of Children in Asia to understand how children are valued amidst dramatic social transformations in Asian societies. Answers to this understudied question could provide important insights in addressing a set of acute demographic and social challenges in this region, such as extended periods of below-replacement fertility, population aging and rising social inequalities.

Call for Proposals – 3rd International Music & Performing Arts Conference: Surfing Today, Navigating Tomorrow – Submissions due May 2

The Faculty of Music and Performing Arts of Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris will be holding their third (3rd) International Music and Performing Arts Conference (IMPAC2018) from 13-15 November 2018 in Tanjong Malim, Malaysia. Proposals of papers, panels, posters, performances, workshops, and pecah ruyung (early and developing research) papers are welcome.

Call for Papers: 10th ARC Annual Int’l Roundtable – Abstracts due May 22

The Asian Research Center for Religion and Social Communication (ARC) is preparing its 10th Annual International Roundtable to be held at St. John’s University in Bangkok with the theme “Religious Communication in multicultural Asia: Realities, Experiences, Challenges.”

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 – 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.

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 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.