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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.


1st ALTERSEA Videoconference: From Social Regulation to Social Movements—Alter-political Engagements Across Southeast Asia, July 7-9, 2021.

Call For Papers

CFP: Cultural Heritage, Digitalisation and Urban Diversity in Asia Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, September 23-24, 2021.

September 23-24, 2021 Conference. Cultural Heritage, Digitalisation and Urban Diversity in Asia Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, This conference plans to reflect on the opportunities and challenges that new technologies represent for heritage in diverse Asian cities.

CFP: The 14th International Burma Studies Conference – Burmavision 2021: Political Crisis, Social Resilience, and Cultural Vibrance in Myanmar, September 16-19, 2021.

The ravages of the global COVID pandemic, followed by Tatmadaw General Min Aung Hlaing’s military coup d’etat present grave concerns for the present wellbeing and political future of people in Myanmar and beyond. Because of these issues, it is crucial to continue our research, academic discussion and support educational endeavors as best we can under the circumstances. For the dates of September 16-19, 2021, the 14th International Burma Studies Conference, either hybrid or fully online, will be held. The goal is to provide an interdisciplinary space where students and researchers of the country and region can come together and share their findings, debate ideas, and discuss controversial issues.

CFP: GUAVA 2021 (Virtual) Workshop and Biennial Meeting* Teaching and Learning Vietnamese in the time of the Pandemic: Challenges and Opportunities

GUAVA invites teachers, scholars from academic institutions (in the U.S and abroad) who are teaching and conducting research on Vietnamese language education to submit abstracts to GUAVA 2021 Workshop (July 23-24, 2021). Paper/presentation topics focusing on issues in teaching and learning Vietnamese online during the pandemic. Topics may include, but are not limited to:
-Multi modalities and approaches in teaching and learning Vietnamese online
-Material and curriculum development for online teaching and learning
-Zoom issues and challenges: online testing and assessment
-Virtual collaboration between colleagues and students
-Heritage language learners and mixed classrooms

Please send the following two (2) items via email attachments to
1) An abstract proposal with the title, a brief description of your papers/presentation in 250 words maximum
2) The presenter’s brief autobiography should include your name, institution, email address, and phone number.
Subject line: GUAVA 2021 Abstract

The AAS Southeast Asia Council’s Pattana Kitiarsa annual prize

The AAS Southeast Asia Council’s annual prize recognizes emerging scholarship in the field of Southeast Asian studies, from any disciplinary perspective. Graduate students at any stage, enrolled at the time of submission, are eligible and welcome to apply. The committee invites papers that fit the definition of “conference papers,” i.e. of a length and scope that can be presented on an AAS panel, and that make an intellectual and/or methodological contribution to the study of Southeast Asia.

Please submit your 2021 AAS Virtual Annual Conference paper, proof of current doctoral program registration, and accepted AAS panel abstract in PDF format up until April 30, 2021 to Submissions should be up to 10,000 words maximum. Papers received after April 30, 2021 will not be considered. Any questions regarding the prize can be sent to the same email address.

CFP: 2021 New York Conference on Asian Studies, “Asian Lives/Asian Studies in the Post Pandemic Era,” from October 1-2, 2021.

In association with the New York Conference on Asian Studies (NYCAS), SUNY-Brockport will host the 2021 NYCAS Conference (hybrid) centered on the theme of “Asian Lives/Asian Studies in the Post Pandemic Era,” from October 1-2, 2021.

CFP: The American Literary Translators Association (ALTA) 2021 conference (hybrid), Nov 11-13, Tucson, AZ.

This year’s theme is “Inflection Points”.

Past Conferences:

The inaugural AIFIS-MSU Conference on Indonesian Studies co-organized by the American Institute for Indonesian Studies (AIFIS) and Michigan State University Asian Studies Center (MSU-ASC). The virtual event is scheduled to be held from June 23-26, 2021. Deadline: March 31, 2021.

The Department of Asian Studies and the Centre for Asian Affairs of the University of Lodz (Poland), are pleased to invite you to the 16th Lodz East Asia Meeting, “Rethinking Southeast Asia in World Politics”. Deadline: March 31, 2021.

The Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman invites you and your colleagues to send abstracts for an international conference, “Scripts in Asia: c. 1500–2000,” which will be held—via Zoom—from 27 to 28 April 2021. Deadline: March 31, 2021.

The conference will be held November 11-14 in Detroit, Michigan (format tbc). The Conference offers an occasion for thinking about borders and how the humanities can help us understand how they are constructed, the challenges they pose, and ultimately explore ways they can be crossed. Deadline: April 9, 2021.

The round table will be held on May 19-20, 2021. The discussion in round table will address a number of questions on the results and decisions of the 13th Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV). Based on this, it is planned to assess the realization of internal and external development goals and analyze the socio- economic situation in the country under CPV rule. The discussion will also focus on the important milestones in the Party history, implementation of its cultural, educational, scientific and technical policy.. Deadline: April 15, 2021.


Graduate Student and Faculty Panel Date: Monday, April 26, 2021 Time: 12:00-2:00 pm Description: This panel covers topics of accessing (especially digital) Southeast Asia-specific library collections and archives, Library of Congress resources, conducting remote fieldwork, and adapting research