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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.

Call for Papers – 2019 Conference | The Arts in Society Research Network – Abstracts due July 19

The Fourteenth International Conference on the Arts in Society will be held at Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal, 19-21 June 2019. We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, colloquia, innovation showcases, virtual posters, or virtual lightning talks. Proposals are reviewed in rounds based on our corresponding registration deadlines. Check the website often to see the current review round.

Call for Papers – Seventeenth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities – Submit by July 19

Held at the University of Granada, Granada, Spain, 3-5 July 2019. The conference features research addressing the annual themes and the 2019 Special Focus: “The World 4.0: Convergences of Knowledges and Machines.”

Call for Papers – AAS 2019 Panel: “Memories of War and Colonialism in Asia’s 20th century: Biographical & Autobiographical Narratives and Identity Formation” – Submit by July 20

AAS 2019: Seeking 1-2 panelists and discussant for panel: “Memories of War and Colonialism in Asia’s 20th century: Biographical & Autobiographical Narratives and Identity Formation” for the Association of Asian Studies (AAS) 2019 Conference, to be held in Denver, March 21-24, 2019

As foundational events in Asia, war and colonialism of the 20th century are continuously being reconstructed and represented in various forms of media in the present. Asia’s cultural memory of war and colonialism –a broad term encompassing any cultural phenomena that reference the war and colonial past–has become an important means for identity formation and political and ideological purposes. As a whole, this panel explores a particular kind of cultural remembering of war and colonialism–biographical or autobiographical narratives in literature or other media. We seek two more panelists to explore how biographical and autobiographical narratives about war and colonialism construct images of the war and colonial past to form identities and meet the political needs of the present.

As our existing two presenters focus on Vietnam and Japan respectively, we especially seek papers focusing on other geographical areas within Asia, such as (but not limited to) China, Korea, Cambodia, Burma, India, Taiwan, Indonesia and Singapore; but we would also consider further contributions on Vietnam or Japan. This panel also seeks a discussant specialized in memory studies and/or war and colonial studies.

If you are interested in joining the panel, please contact Margaret Bodemer
and Lianying Shan by July 20th.

Please see the AAS website for more information on the conference.

Call for Proposals – AAS Annual Conference 2019 – Submit by August 1

We are pleased to invite colleagues in Asian studies to submit proposals for Organized Panels, Roundtables, and Workshop sessions, in addition to Individual Papers proposals for the committees consideration. The program committee seeks sessions that will engage panelists and audiences in the consideration of ideas, information, and interpretations that will advance knowledge about Asian regions and, by extension, will enrich teaching about Asia at all levels. AAS Membership is not a requirement for the submission of a proposal or participation.

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 Papers – Global Labor Migration: Past and Present – Submit by August 15

The International Institute for Social History Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Presentations on labor migration in Africa, Asia, and Latin America are particularly encouraged.

Call for Submissions – 10th Conference | Engaging With Vietnam – Submit by August 31

2018 marks a milestone for Engaging With Vietnam – its 10th anniversary. We would like to invite you to the 10th Engaging With Vietnam Conference to experience another stimulating and enriching gathering that will take place all the way from Ho Chi Minh City to Khanh Hoa, a coastal province in Central Vietnam. This year, the 10th Engaging With Vietnam Conference will feature several keynote panels that delve into the questions and issues regarding dichotomies and dichotomization in knowledge and scholarship production.

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.

Call for Papers – Linguistic Issues in Vietnam and Southeast Asia – Submit by September 30

The international conference “Linguistic Issues in Vietnam and Southeast Asia” is organized to provide opportunities for scientists in the fields of Linguistics and related areas to publish, to exchange research results, as well as to create opportunities for international academic exchanges involving all major researching fields in the humanistic society. The University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University in Ho Chi Minh City would like to invite Vietnamese and international linguists to participate in the conference.