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March 1 (Abstracts Due) Contribute to International Research in Children’s Literature

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.

April 30 (Deadline) Special Issue CFP – TRaNS: Trans-Regional and National Studies of Southeast Asia

Theme: “Nation-building in the Postwar Period: Modern Art and Architecture in Southeast Asia and Beyond”. Issue to be published in 2021.

This special issue of TRaNS journal seeks for papers that examine the context of post-war, nation-building ideology, and the espoused modernity that reflected in the establishment of architecture (or the larger extend of urban sites and cities) and/or production of modern art, including modern art infrastructure and support. The issue will include articles on trans-national, trans-regional and comparative perspectives of this context in Southeast Asia. It is not limited to comparative case of countries within Southeast Asia but welcomes a larger discourse in which the analysis could include neighbouring countries and/or regions.

May 1 (Essays) CFP – Verge Special Issue 7.2: Digital Asias

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.

Open Deadline Southeast Asia: Politics, Meaning, and Memory

The relaunch of this book series from University of Hawaii Press seeks to raise the visibility of Southeast Asia in scholarly circles and among general readers. Its broad scope covers history (memory) and culture (meanings), especially when these topics also elucidate issues of power (politics) at various social levels. In aiming to publish the very best scholarship on Southeast Asia, the editors welcome manuscripts emerging from a variety of disciplines, especially those produced by scholars who have recently earned Ph.D.’s. Manuscripts should speak to specialists and engage with conversations and debates within the disciplines, but should also be accessible to the international community of scholars and to anyone seriously interested in Southeast Asia.

Year Round (Submissions) CFP – SPAFA Journal, vol. 4 (2020)

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.

Open Deadline Contribute to Critical Asian Studies

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:

Open Deadline Contribute to New Mandala

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

No Deadline: Routledge – Call for Manuscripts/Book Proposals – 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. 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.

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

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.

No Deadline CFP – Journal of Vietnamese Studies

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.