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.
The Women in Asia Conference (WIAC) is affiliated with the Women’s Forum of the Asian Studies Association of Australia. WIAC2019 is the 12th Women in Asia Conference. It is being held at UNSW and is supported by UNSW’s Institute for Global Development. WIAC2019 is titled, ‘Women in an Era of Anti-Elitism: Responding to the Challenge of Rising Populism and its Threat to Gender Inclusivity’.
Call for Papers – Technologies of print in South & Southeast Asia: the social history of modes of production – Abstracts due January 10
An international conference to be held at the Royal Asiatic Society, London, 26 May 2019. Conference convener: Dr Vaibhav Singh, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Reading.
OBJECTIVE The first issue of the Southeast Asian Media Studies journal aims to provide a collection of research articles about the mass media of Singapore, the Philippines, and Timor Leste, bringing together discursive inquiries on media studies and literacy in and about the aforementioned countries.
‘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.
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.
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.
The 6th International Conference on Lao Studies will take place at Carl Becker House located on Cornell University’s West Campus.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.