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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 – SEASIA Biennial Conference 2019 Change and Resistance: Future Directions of Southeast Asia – Deadline: March 15

SEASIA Biennial Conference 2019 Change and Resistance: Future Directions of Southeast Asia DATE: Dec. 5-7. 2019 Venue: Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

CFP – MLA 2020 Multiple Sessions on Southeast Asia – Abstracts due March 15


CFP – Transformation of Youth Identities in East and Southeast Asia: Public Space and Intimacy – Submit by March 15

This conference aims to bring together scholars from various disciplines to explore the construction, transformation, and negotiation of youth identities through the prism of “public space” and “intimacy.” Université libre de Bruxelles, Monday 27th & Tuesday 28th May 2019, Brussels

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.

2019 LCpl. Benjamin W. Schmidt Symposium on War, Conflict, and Society: The Vietnam War – Symposium held March 22-23

The Texas Christian University Department of History is pleased to announce the 2019 LCpl. Benjamin W. Schmidt Symposium on War, Conflict, and Society, to be held March 22-23, 2019. This year’s symposium focuses on the Vietnam War and features nine of the nation’s leading scholars of the war.

CFP – The Vietnam War in the Pacific World – Deadline: March 25

CALL FOR PAPERS Abstracts due by 25 March The Vietnam War in the Pacific World 15-16 August 2019, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia Keynote Presentations by Barbara Keys (University of Melbourne) and Fredrik Logevall (Harvard University) Most Americans and many non-Americans know it as the Vietnam War.

“Japan/Japanese Studies Through a Southeast Asian Lens” Workshop – Deadline: March 27

organized by the UH Mānoa Center for Japanese Studies.

Call For Papers – IHD 2019 Symposium – Deadline: March 29

2019’s International History and Diplomacy symposium will explore the global south during the Cold War, seeking to explore how the conflict operated in the developing world, including how this was further complicated by deep rooted pre-existing tensions in these regions.

CFP – Sounds and Poetry of the Streets: PHILIPPINE EXPRESSIVE POPULAR CULTURES – Submit by March 31

The research group, Ethnographies of Philippine Auditory Popular Cultures (EPAPC), a grantee of the Commission of Higher Education (CHED)-SALIKHA Creative Grants, announces a call for papers for a special conference on Philippine Expressive Popular Cultures.

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.

​Imagining Futures in the Asia Pacific Region. The 1st International Conference on Asia Pacific Ethnology and Anthropology (ICAPEA) – Deadline: April 1

The 1st International Conference on Asia Pacific Ethnology and Anthropology (ICAPEA)

CFP – 11th Engaging with Vietnam Conference – Proposals due April 5

The focus of EWV 11 is “Vietnam in Europe, Europe in Vietnam: Identity, Transnationality, and Mobility of People, Ideas and Practices Across Time and Space,” but proposals for EWV 11 may involve topics from all disciplines in the broadest possible sense. We welcome various types of proposals.

Journal CFP – Trans Asia Photography Review, Fall 2019 – Deadline: April 8

The fall 2019 issue of the Trans Asia Photography Review is open to all topics relating to historical or contemporary photography in all regions of Asia (East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia and West Asia). We are interested in a wide range of approaches, and in both art and vernacular photography from the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

UH Mānoa Center for Philippine Studies Conference: Emerging Voices in Filipino and Philippine Studies – Deadline: April 18


CFP – Starring Asia: A Three-Day International Conference on Asian Stardom and Celebrity – Deadline: May 5

A selection of the best conference papers will be published in a confirmed Special Edition of Celebrity Studies in 2021 In this three-day conference we will explore the varied ways through which stardom and celebrity emerges in and across Asia.

CFP – European Association for Southeast Asian Studies Annual Conference – Deadline: May 15

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 present a paper in one of the selected panels at the EuroSEAS conference in Berlin.

Journal CFPs – Verge: Studies in Global Asias Issue 6.2 & 7.1 – Deadline: June 1, November 1


Call for Manuscripts/Book Proposals – Routledge Series on Asian Migration – Routledge – No deadline

Books in the series broaden the discussions of the relationship between migration and globalization, transnationalism, development, governance, inter-cultural studies, and identity and diaspora. They address specific social and cultural dynamics – such as gender relations, population, family and marriage patterns, new class formation, and the transformation of cultural values – that have been brought by Asian migration.

Call for Articles for a new journal: The Journal of Applied History – No deadline

This year, Brill has launched a new, interdisciplinary and peer-reviewed scholarly journal concerned with the application of historical knowledge and insights to current matters: the Journal of Applied History. Unlike other journals, the Journal of Applied History offers a platform for articles in which the results of historical research are applied to present-day issues. By connecting historical case studies to contemporary concerns and (or) future possibilities, authors are asked to make an explicit connection between past, present and future.

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.