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Calls for papers and submissions to journals showcasing work on Southeast Asia.

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CFP: Special focus issue of the Independent Journal of Burmese Scholarship on the thought of Syed Hussein Alatas

Special focus issue of the Independent Journal of Burmese Scholarship on the thought of the Malaysian intellectual and sociologist, Syed Hussein Alatas (1928-2007). Please indicate your interest to be a contributor by sending your abstract to and

CFP: CoronAsur, research blog and book project

CoronAsur is a research blog on religious responses to the Covid pandemic and ritual innovations. CoronAsur is also a book project seeking to document and discuss pandemic transformations in Asian societies from post-secular lenses. We are looking for short essays (2,000 words) on religion and Covid-19 in Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar. Please send your proposal to Alicia Chan at

CFP: The Vietnam War in Canadian Literature

Canadian Literature seeks contributions for a guest-edited special issue on “the Vietnam War in Canadian Literature.” For complete information, contact the journal editor, Christine Kim, at, or the special issue guest editor, Y-Dang Troeung, at, to discuss ideas ahead of time.

CFP: Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints special issue on Science and Technology Studies

We invite submissions to Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints to gather critically and theoretically engaged studies of science, technology, and society in the Philippines. We seek interventions that disrupt the ways in which science and technology are deeply rooted in the fabric of everyday life as they emerge effortlessly from objects, spaces, infrastructures, public discourse, and scientific practice.

CFP: The Malaysian Journal of International Relations (MIJR)

The Malaysian Journal of International Relations (MIJR), an open-access, peer-reviewed journal published annually by the Department of International and Strategic Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Malaya. The MJIR welcomes original contributions related to international relations, foreign policy, diplomacy, political science, international political economy, strategic and security studies, and related fields, to be considered for publication. In particular, in the Asia-Pacific.

CFP: Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies, “Nagotiating Transdiciplinarity”

The latest issue of the Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies is now online, on the theme “Negotiating Transdisciplinarity”. The journal is soliciting contributions for its issue on “Rethinking the Social World in the 21st Century”, a collaboration with Gadjah Mada University.

CFP: eTropic special issue: Tropical Imaginaries and Climate Crisis

Reflecting ecological biodiversity, this CFP is open to interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary intertwinings, as well as new perspectives on established disciplinary approaches. It invites
papers that consider the ecological interface between, for example: nature and culture, humans and animals, indigeneity and colonialism, science and literature, technology and
poetics, histories and futures, reality and fiction, mythologies and mathematical models,
climate science and climate imagination, spirits and humans, natural sciences and social
sciences, the mundane and sacred, global and local, extinctions and emerging viral species; from researchers who engage with the tropical regions of the world.

CFP: Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

Special Issue “Mekong River: Towards an integrated approach of Impact, Monitoring, Modelling and Control for Environmental Sustainability” Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (EMAS) (Springer, IF: 1.903)

New Forum: World History Connected, Volume 17, no. 3 (open source e-journal)

This volume features a Forum on “Southeast Asia in World History: Art, Ethnicity, Gender, Identity, Modernity, and Trade.” There are nine articles, including one by UH’s own Barbara Watson Andaya.

Open Deadlines

Queer Southeast Asia

Queer Southeast Asia is reading submissions now: poetry, creative prose, book review & essay, interview, hybrid work, visual art.

Routledge: Series on Asian Migration

Books in the series broaden the discussions of the relationship between migration and globalization, transnationalism, development, governance, inter-cultural studies, and identity and diaspora.

Routledge Studies in Educational History and Development in Asia

A new series on the History of Education in Asia is calling for manuscripts. The new series is edited out of Singapore’s National Institute of Education at Nanyang Technological University.

CFP – SPAFA Journal, vol. 5 (2021)

The annual publication of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Regional Centre for Archaeology and Fine Arts (SPAFA) in Bangkok, Thailand.

New Mandala

We want articles that are grounded in Southeast Asia expertise, offer fresh observations, and ask interesting questions.

Southeast Asia: Politics, Meaning & Memory

Relaunch of this book series from University of Hawaii Press seeks to raise the visibility of Southeast Asia.

COVID19 Laws and Policies

Asia Centre is undertaking research on #COVID19 laws and policies and its impact on #democracy and #humanrights in Southeast Asia.

From Fear to Resilience

Let’s change the narrative of COVID-19 in Southeast Asia. Call for Photos, Short Video and Art Essays by SEA Junction

CFP – Journal of Vietnamese Studies

Articles for Journal of Vietnamese Studies should generally be 8,000 to 15,000 words, not including all endnotes and references.

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.

Notable Journal Publications

Viral Disease in Vietnam Offer Lessons for COVID-19

New Findings on Links between Urban Expansion and Viral Disease in Vietnam Offer Lessons for COVID-19 East-West Wire.


by East-West Center in Washington and Stimson Center Publication Date: 2020

UP CIDS Program on Alternative Development (AltDev)’s Preliminary Report

UP CIDS Program on Alternative Development (AltDev)’s Preliminary Report on Southeast Asian Community and Grassroots Responses in COVID-19 Times (29 May 2020) Eduardo C. Tadem, Ananeza P. Aban, Karl Arvin F. Hapal, Venarica B. Papa, Nathaniel P. Candelaria, Honey B. Tabiola, and Jose Monfred C. Sy.

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