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Calls for papers (CFPs) for professional and academic conferences related to the study of Southeast Asia.

Postings are removed after deadlines have passed, and new CFPs are highlighted bi-weekly in our email newsletter.

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Please note that in light of the unpredictable developments of the COVID-19 Pandemic, all events, conferences, and workshops are subject to change. Please check with the organizers for the latest updates.

The CALA 2021, Sept 1-4, 2021

The annual conference and workshops and lectures on the Linguistic Anthropology, The Sociolinguistics, and the Language and Society, of Asia will be held at Department of Linguistics, University of The Philippines Diliman, Diliman. Theme – Symbol and New Society.

Asian Studies Graduate Conference University of Colorado-Boulder, Jan 30-31, 2021

The CU Boulder Asian Studies Graduate Association invites submissions for its annual graduate student conference, to be held on Zoom.

CFP: International Conference on the Digital Humanities for Historical Works and Sinographs

The International Conference on the Digital Humanities for Historical Works and Sinographs, from May 28 to May 29, 2021, Dankook University, Jukjeon, South Korea is calling for abstracts.
Sponsoring Organizations: National Research Foundation of Korea, South Korea and The Academy of Korean Studies, South Korea

The Third National Conference of Vietnam National Museum of Nature System, 2021

This conference, tentatively to be held on 9-10 March 2021 in Hanoi, Vietnam, is now calling for papers.

The European Association for Southeast Asian Studies (EuroSEAS) 11th Conference

The European Association for Southeast Asian Studies (EuroSEAS) will hold its 11th conference at the Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech Republic from September 7-10, 2021.

The Self-Determination of Timor-Leste: Resistance, Diplomacy, Solidarity

New Dates: January 18 to 21, 2021 at Museu do Oriente, Lisbon, Portugal.

CFP: 23rd Cornell SEAP Graduate Student Conference

The 23rd Cornell SEAP Graduate Student Conference, which has the theme “Links and Fractures,” and which will take place virtually March 19-21, 2021. Questions can be sent to the graduate committee organizers at All current graduate students with research on Southeast Asia in any discipline are welcome to submit.

CFP: 14th International Thai Studies Conference

The 14th International Thai Studies Conference will be co-organized by the Graduate School for Asian and African Area Studies and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, at Kyoto University. Dates: December 10-12, 2021, at Kyoto Terrsa.

CFP: UH Mānoa Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference 2021 – Innovation, Adaptation, and Resilience

The School of Pacific and Asian Studies (SPAS) and the Department of Asian Studies at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM) welcome proposals for papers, performances, and panels for the 32nd annual Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference. The conference will be held on Zoom, April 14-15, 2021. 

CFP: “1970-1971: Nixon, Discord, and the US Withdrawal from Vietnam” April 8-10, 2021, Lubbock, Texas

The Vietnam Center and Sam Johnson Vietnam Archive (VNCA) and the Institute for Peace & Conflict (IPAC) at Texas Tech University are inviting applications for a Vietnam War conference focused on the years 1970 and 1971.

CFP: Chulalongkorn Institute of Thai Studies Asian Heritage Forum

Institute of Thai studies wishes to call for papers on Thai studies/related disciplines for the Chulalongkorn Asian Heritage Forum to be held on 19th -20th August 2021 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Sixteenth International Conference on the Arts in Society 2021

We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, colloquia, focused discussions, creative practice showcases, virtual posters, or virtual lightning talks. The conference features research addressing the annual themes and the 2021 Special Focus: “Voices from the Edge: Negotiating the Local in the Global.” Held 16–18 June 2021 at The University of Western Australia, School of Design in Perth, Australia.