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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.

Pattana Kitiarsa Prize for Best Graduate Student Paper

In light of the Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference cancelling, the Southeast Asia Council has decided to re-issue the call for papers to all students who would have presented at this year’s meeting. Prize details are as follows: 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. The prize honors the memory of Pattana Kitiarsa, who was Associate Professor in the Department of Southeast Asian Studies, National University of Singapore. He was born in the northeastern Thai province of Nong Khai and maintained his roots in this Lao-speaking region. As a scholar, teacher, and friend he touched many people’s lives. Sadly, Pattana passed away from cancer at the age of 46. With his passing the field lost one of its leading scholars of Southeast Asian labor, religion, class, and media. Please submit your 2020 Boston, Massachusetts conference paper, proof of current doctoral program registration, and panel abstract in PDF format up until April 30, 2020 to Submissions should be up to 10,000 words maximum. Papers received after the deadline will not be considered. Any questions regarding the prize can be sent to the same email address. The award of $500 and a certificate will be presented at the 2021 AAS Annual Conference in Seattle, Washington. The Southeast Asia Council of the AAS will also provide a sum of up to $400 to the winner of the prize to partially cover the cost of his or her travel to the 2021 Seattle Conference, where the winner will be recognized at the AAS Presidential Address/Awards Ceremony.

New York Conference on Asian Studies

The New York Conference on Asian Studies 2020.

“Burmavision 2020”

“Burmavision 2020: Challenging Lenses of Myanmar Studies” – Northern Illinois University.

Summer Institute in Bali

Learn Balinese Music & Dance with Cudamani July 23- August 7 – Summer Institute in Bali.


University of Sydney Southeast Asia Centre, Southeast Asia Emerging Scholars Conference.

“Cultural Unification Through Language Development.”

CFP – 7th International Conference on Language, Literature, Linguistics & Communication 2020 “Cultural Unification Through Language Development.”

“Education & Technology – Challenges & Issues”

CFP – Asia-Pacific Conference on Education, Teaching and Technology 2020 – “Education & Technology – Challenges & Issues”

“Prosperity and Precarity.”

ASEAS UK – 50th anniversary conference “Prosperity and Precarity.”

Asian Historical Economic Conference

Asian Historical Economic Conference (AHEC) – Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok.

“Engaging with Vietnam, ASEAN and Brunei”

“Engaging with Vietnam, ASEAN and Brunei: Mobilities and Identities in an Age of Biocultural Transformation,” at Universiti Brunei Darussalam.

CFP – 8th International Conference on Asian Studies 2020

“Asian Vision for Shared Prosperity,” in Bangkok, Thailand.