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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.

Have a CFP and/or conference to share? Email us.

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.

Upcoming Conferences

2021 SEAREG Summer Conference, University of Arizona August 12 – 14, 2021 (hybrid)

THe 2021 Southeast Asia Research Group Summer Conference is now open for registration.

The 14th International Burma Studies Conference – Burmavision 2021: Political Crisis, Social Resilience, and Cultural Vibrance in Myanmar, September 16-19, 2021
Cultural Heritage, Digitalisation and Urban Diversity in Asia Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, September 23-24, 2021.
2021 National Humanities Conference, November 11-14, 2021, Detroit, Michigan (hybrid)
SPAFACON2021, 13-17 December, 2021 (online)

Call For Papers

CFP: 14th International Indonesia Forum Conference: Resolve and Perseverance, 22-23 October 202 (hybrid)

The 14th International Indonesia Forum Conference: Resolve and Perseverance will be held in a Hybrid Format at Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages, Kaohsiung, Taiwan (in person) / Universitas Katolik Santo Thomas, Medan, Indonesia (online) on 22-23 October 2021.

CFP: Women in Asia Conference 2021: Fashioning Gender in Asia, 23-26 November, 2021, La Trobe University (hybrid)

The Women in Asia Conference 2021 is calling for papers on “Fashioning Gender in Asia.” Fashioning Gender in Asia builds on past Women in Asia conferences and the Women’s Forum of the Asian Studies Association of Australia to further research on gender in the Asian region. Applications are due by June 30, 2021. Click here for more information.

CFP: MASSA Symposium: “Malaysia and Singapore under Covid-19 Lockdown.” Asia Institute, University of Tasmania, on 11-12 Nov 2021.

Please email your paper title and an abstract not exceeding 300 words to Prof James Chin (, with a copy to Dr Yeow-Tong Chia (

CFP: Association for Asian Studies 2022 Annual Conference, March 24-27, 2022, Honolulu, Hawai’i & Online (hybrid)

The AAS is pleased to announce the AAS 2022 Annual Conference will take place in-person in Honolulu, Hawaii, while also offering virtual attendance and presentation options.

CFP: 21st Annual IGSC Conference: Reimagining Our Shared Future (online)

CFP: 21st Annual IGSC Conference. The East-West Center International Graduate Student Conference (IGSC) 21st annual conference with the theme Reimagining Our Shared Future. Fully Virtual Format: February 17-20, 2022.

CFP: Asia Pacific Dance Festival Conference, “Ulana—To Weave or Knit,” August 12-14, 2022

The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and East-West Center is calling for proposals for the 2022 Asia Pacific Dance Festival Conference themed Ulana – To Weave or Knit.

The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), Asian Development Bank (ADB), and ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute are seeking original, unpublished applied economics research papers on education system development in Southeast Asia and the pursuit of quality basic education for ensuring student mastery of foundational literacy and numeracy. Selected papers will be featured during a related conference and considered for publication in an edited book or journal special issue. Deadline: July 15, 2021.

The themes for investigation in the conference include, but are not limited to:
– Populism and Nationalism
– Populism and Democracy
– Populism and Social Movement
– Populism and the Internet
– Populism and the Middle Class
Papers are now invited from interested scholars for this conference to be convened on 3-4 December 2021 in Hong Kong.

Deadline: July 15, 2021.

To mark the Hakluyt Society’s 175th anniversary, the Hakluyt Society Symposium 2021 aims to take stock of the historiography on global travel and exploration and reflect on what a decolonised history of travel looks like in theory and practice. Hosted by the University of Warwick’s Global History and Culture Centre (GHCC), the online symposium will bring together students and academics working across historical periods in an interdisciplinary conversation around the sources, approaches, and perspectives required to decolonise the field. Deadline: July 1, 2021

The Southeast Asia Council (SEAC) of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) is seeking paper proposals from up-and-coming scholars to join a “Rising Voices” panel on the topic of “Politics of Human Rights in Southeast Asia” for inclusion in the 2022 Annual Conference of the Association for Asian Studies, to be held in Honolulu, Hawaii from March 24-27, 2022. Deadline: July 15, 2021