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On this page we share calls for papers and submissions to journals showcasing work on Southeast Asia. Postings are removed from this page after their deadline has passed and new CFPs are highlighted bi-weekly in our email newsletter. Have a CFP to share? Email

CFP: “Gender and Transnational Media”: a special issue of Feminist Media Studies – Abstracts due: November 30

The editors are particularly interested in papers which consider how mediated practices intersect with political contexts and afford diverse kinds of interventions in issues of social justice.

CFP: The Plantationocene Series—Plantation Worlds, Past and Present – Deadline: December 15

Edge Effects is currently accepting submissions to our series on the Plantationocene. We’re interested in previously unpublished essays (~1500-2000 words), photo essays, and other creative pieces from a diverse array of academic, artistic, and activist perspectives.

We especially welcome creative approaches, perspectives that center the voices and experiences of historically marginalized communities, projects that discuss the limits and erasures of the Plantationocene concept, and research that examines plantations and the legacies of plantations in Southeast Asia and Latin America.

Against Translation: Global Comics History and Memory – Abstracts due December 20

The primary objective of this collection is to bring together original scholarship on comics
that are potentially not receiving the scholarly attention they deserve due to their lack of
English translation or that have been studied in scholarship unavailable to an Anglophone
audience. In addition, the collection’s focus will allow contributors the freedom to
collocate works by creators from different national and analytical traditions, as well as
genres within the form, to forge links across the field and give attention to comics in all
their various guises.

The Asian Journal of Peacebuilding (AJP), Spring 2020 Issue – Deadline: December 31

The Asian Journal of Peacebuilding (AJP) is a semiannual peer-reviewed journal housed at the Institute of Peace and Unification Studies, Seoul National University. It publishes original research on the topics of violence, conflict, and peacebuilding around the world. The AJP welcomes papers written by scholars around the world, both within and outside of the Asian region. To be considered for publication in the 2020 Spring (May) issue, submissions should be made by December 31, 2019.

Contribute to International Research in Children’s Literature – Abstracts due March 1

International Research in Children’s Literature invites scholars from around the world to contribute to the study both of Asian children’s literature and of children’s literature research in Asian countries. We welcome scholars from Asian countries to showcase their research on Asian children’s literature, and also international scholars as well, especially those who approach the topic from a comparative perspective (such as Asian children’s literature in English-speaking countries). Please send your abstract to the guest editor Professor Haifeng Hui ( and the journal editor, Roxanne Harde ( by 1 March 2020.

CFP – Verge Special Issue 7.2: Digital Asias – Deadlines: October 1, 2019 (Convergence); May 1, 2020 (Essays)

We have been willing participants in our own digital colonization. This digitalization has some historical roots in Asia and today is routed through Asia. It is saturated in stereotypical techno-orientalist images of a futuristic Asia, and proliferates through Asian media, finance capital, and artistic production.

CFP – SPAFA Journal, vol. 4 (2020) – Submissions accepted year-round

The SPAFA Journal is the annual publication of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Regional Centre for Archaeology and Fine Arts (SPAFA) in Bangkok, Thailand. It carries original research papers and multimedia articles on the archaeology, visual arts, performing arts, traditional arts, heritage conservation and cultural heritage of Southeast Asia. Submissions are accepted all-year round.

Contribute to Critical Asian Studies – Open deadline

Critical Asian Studies, a Taylor and Francis a multidisciplinary academic journal, is soliciting 500-1,500 word online blog posts to be published on our journal’s website platform for a linguistically and culturally diverse readership. With a focus on practice more than theory, the blog is now publishing posts emphasizing empirical evidence from early career scholars, about emerging scholarship, and research on new and critical topics unfolding across Asia on the themes of 1) research and opinion on politics, economic realities, or another critical topic in an Asian region, or 2) reflections on fieldwork highlighting methods employed across various disciplines for research, analysis, and data collection. These topics and categories are flexible and open to suggestions. If you would like to submit or propose a post, respond to with your interest and potential topic. For reference and examples, please visit the journal’s website:

Contribute to New Mandala – Open deadline

New Mandala is an academic blog. That means we have the accessibility and egalitarian character of a blog, and an academic passion for thinking about what we don’t know already, and how we can find out. New Mandala encourages debate and discussion, and welcomes original contributions that haven’t been published in other media. We cover politics and society in the region, and everything in between, across a wide range of formats. We want articles that are grounded in Southeast Asia expertise, offer fresh observations, and ask interesting questions

Call for Manuscripts/Book Proposals – Routledge Series on Asian Migration – Routledge – No deadline

Books in the series broaden the discussions of the relationship between migration and globalization, transnationalism, development, governance, inter-cultural studies, and identity and diaspora. They address specific social and cultural dynamics – such as gender relations, population, family and marriage patterns, new class formation, and the transformation of cultural values – that have been brought by Asian migration.

Call for Articles for a new journal: The Journal of Applied History – No deadline

This year, Brill has launched a new, interdisciplinary and peer-reviewed scholarly journal concerned with the application of historical knowledge and insights to current matters: the Journal of Applied History. Unlike other journals, the Journal of Applied History offers a platform for articles in which the results of historical research are applied to present-day issues. By connecting historical case studies to contemporary concerns and (or) future possibilities, authors are asked to make an explicit connection between past, present and future.

CFP – Journal of Vietnamese Studies – No Deadline

JVS considers all manuscripts on the strict condition that they have been submitted only to JVS, that they have not been published already (including in another language), nor are they under consideration for publication or in press elsewhere. Articles for Journal of Vietnamese Studies should generally be 8,000 to 15,000 words, not including all endnotes and references.