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10th Biennial Association for Southeast Asian Cinemas Conference

Call for papers: 10th Biennial Association for Southeast Asian Cinemas Conference, July 23-26, 2018, Yogyakarta, Indonesia: The Politics of Faith, Spirituality, and Religion in Southeast Asian Cinemas

Deadline for the submission of abstracts : 30/10/2017

Possible topics include, but are by no means limited to:
  • Representation of religion, religious themes, and spirituality in cinema
  • Faiths, identity-based politics, sectarianism
  • Cinema as a vehicle for the adaptation and continual development of religious or traditional ideologies and systems of thought
  • Cinema as a mediator between religious and political authorities and the public
  • Cinematic reference to, or quotation of, traditional systems of belief and forms of expression
  • Cinema and Institutional investment in defining and promoting tradition
  • Faith/religion and reception, exhibition, distribution (ex. themed festivals)
  • Films as interventions into religious politics/cultures and sectarian politics
  • Faith/religion/spirituality, film, and consumer culture
  • Religion and censorship
  • Islamic themed films as a contemporary phenomena in Indonesia and Malaysia (and elsewhere)

Please send an abstract (max. 300 words) and short bio (max. 100 words) to: Katinka Van Heeren (, Patrick Campos (, and Sophia Harvey (

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InterAsian Connections VI: Hanoi (2018)

Hanoi, Vietnam – September 19, 2014: View of people crossing the Huc Bridge in the middle of Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Conference on InterAsian Connections VI: Hanoi , 4-7/12/2018
Hosted by the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences

Organized by: Social Science Research Council InterAsia Program, Duke University Global Asia Initiative, Göttingen University Global and Transregional Studies Platform, the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Hong Kong, Asia Research Institute at the National University of Singapore, Seoul National University Asia Center, Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences, and Yale University – collectively the Organizers.

Request for Workshop Proposals

InterAsian Connections VI: Hanoi is the sixth in a series of conferences showcasing innovative research from across the social sciences and related disciplines that explores themes that transform conventional understandings of Asia. Crossing traditional area studies boundaries and creating international and interdisciplinary networks of scholars working to theorize the intersection of the “global” and the “regional” in a variety of contexts, Asia is reconceptualized as a dynamic and interconnected historical, geographical, and cultural formation stretching from West Asia through Eurasia, South Asia and Southeast Asia, to East Asia.

The 2018 Hanoi conference—comprised of both closed, director-led thematic workshops and plenary sessions open across workshops and to the general public—will be structured to enable intensive “working group” interactions on specific research themes as well as broader interactions on topics of mutual interest and concern. Each workshop will have two directors with different institutional affiliations, preferably representing different disciplines.

Joint proposals are invited from faculty members at accredited universities and colleges in any world region who are interested in co-organizing and co-directing a thematic workshop that addresses one of the following broadly conceived workshop themes (click here to see full description of workshop themes):

  1. Sites of InterAsian Interaction
  2. Territorial Sovereignties and Historical Identities
  3. Transregional Religious Networks
  4. Environmental Humanities in Asia
  5. Rethinking Conceptual Frameworks for the Rise of Asian Cities
  6. Infrastructures and Networks

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Critical tourism studies – Asia-Pacific

Call for papers: Recentering Critical Tourism Studies, 4-6/03/2018, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Final deadline for abstract and panel submission : 15/10/2017

The Asia Pacific is one of the fastest growing regions in the world for both international and domestic tourism. The growth of this region has radically altered the global tourism landscape and contributed to new modes of tourism practice, while engendering a decentering of Anglo-Western centrism in tourism theory. In this inaugural conference of the Critical Tourism Studies Asia Pacific network (CTS-AP), we seek to draw attention to the multiple modalities and recenterings of critical tourism scholarship.

The aim of this conference is to stimulate new conversations that examine issues across tourism theory, policy and practice. By highlighting perspectives in and beyond the region, we address how the “center” of tourism scholarship is mediated by ongoing shifts in the global political economy, tourism geopolitics and environmental governance.

We seek to re-frame the centers and peripheries of critical tourism studies through focused and critical analyses of tourism ideologies, practices, and policies, bringing a particular interest to how they circulate transnationally, regionally and locally through complex and manifold interconnections within the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.

We welcome papers and presentations from scholars and practitioners that employ a critical approach to tourism studies. We anticipate the participation of practitioners, travel writers and tourism-focused scholars from across a range of disciplines such as anthropology, geography, sociology, political science, and cultural, environmental, women’s, area, and tourism studies.

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Supportive publications

Our academic journal partners may invite selected papers to be submitted for possible publication subject to the usual peer review process.

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Call for Proposals Southeast Asia Literature and Cultural Politics in the Diaspora

Call for Proposals

Southeast Asia Literature and Cultural Politics in the Diaspora

Deadline: September 21, 2017


March 29 – April 1, 2018

Web announcement:

Taking as the literary frame Southeast Asian literature in the diaspora, this seminar invite proposals that address the diaspora as the “dispersion” into many and multiple places. Following what Yen Espiritu calls “a relational comparative approach” that revolves around “critical juxtaposing” in Body Counts, the organizers seek proposals that explore diasporic literatures and cultural productions of Southeast Asia and deliver critiques of empire, neoliberalism, among others.

Proposals may be submitted via the ACLA portal by September 21, 2017, 9AM EST. Contact Catherine H. Nguyen ( and Hao Jun Tam for any questions.

Call for papers : Sacred Sites/Sacred Stories: Global Perspectives

Call for papers : Sacred Sites/Sacred Stories: Global Perspectives, 5-7 April 2018, ANU College of Asia & the Pacific, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Abstract Deadline: 15 October 2017

The study of sacred sites is a prominent feature in a number of disciplines. Sacred sites and stories and pilgrimage are the theme of the conference. Topics of enquiry range from the role of sacred sites in religious traditions, through to how sacred sites form part of the development of modern tourist industries, the role of sacred sites in international relations and the ways in which sacred sites can be the focus for disputes. At a time when many sacred sites and their stories face challenges due to economic development, environmental change and the impact of mass pilgrimage and tourism the conference offers an opportunity for wide-ranging discussions of the past, present and future of sacred sites and stories and their significance in the world today.

The conference will have the following panels:

•    Pilgrimage and Tourism
•    Historical Perspectives
•    Visual Arts and Architecture
•    Indigenous Traditions
•    Competition and Contestation

We welcome proposals for paper presentations that address the theme of one of these panels. Individual papers that are relevant to the main theme but are not aligned with any of the proposed panel streams will also be considered for presentation.

•    Panel Proposals. While proposals for individual papers are welcome, applicants are also encouraged to collaborate with peers to propose panels of 3-4 papers that converge on a particular theme.

In view of the major role that Australia and the Asia Pacific region plays in national and international discussions about sacred sites and sacred stories we particularly welcome panels on Asian, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Pacific perspectives on sacred sites. We also welcome papers covering a range of time frames, from pre-history to the contemporary era, and from all traditions and locations.

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Call for papers : International Federation for Theater Research-Asia 2018

Call for papers : International Federation for Theater Research-Asia 2018 : Bodies in/and Asian Theaters, 20-23 February 2018,  University of the Philippines Diliman

IFTR-Asia 2018 is now accepting abstract submissions.

Please remember: abstract submission closes on 15 September 2017

IFTR-Asia 2018’s website is:

The conference attempts to answer these general questions: What do we mean when we talk about bodies in Asian theatres and performances? What do we mean when we talk about Asian bodies in different performances outside the region? How does theatre affect the way we think about the bodies of Asians?

Possible sub-themes include but not limited to the following:

The Spectacularization of the Body in Asia
Performing Queer Asian Bodies
Performing Displaced Bodies
Gendered Bodies
Asian Bodies Recuperated
The Body as Medium
Asian Corporeality and/in Choreography
The Asian Body as Method

For details of these sub-themes, please visit:

IFTR-Asia 2018 is now accepting abstract submissions. As you prepare your abstract, please note the following:

1. Please make sure your abstract is related to the major theme Bodies in/and Asian Theatres or one of the sub-themes of the joint ATWG International Colloquium and IFTR Regional Conference.

2. Please limit your abstract to not more than 300 words. Otherwise, the system will not accept your submission.

3. Please submit a short bionote of not more than 150 words.

4. You will receive a confirmation email from the conference conveners as soon as your submission is received.

5. Announcement of successful submissions shall start on 2 October 2017.

To submit your abstract, please go to this link:…/1FAIpQLSeyCdzDSdpPugz6wK…/viewform


Call for papers : Reorienting Myanmar Studies in Myanmar, 5-6 february 2018, Departement of Historical Research and National Library, Yangon

Myanmar studies among international scholars and researchers over the recent decades have been based in universities and institutions outside of Myanmar. Understanding of Myanmar Studies primarily dwelled on social science in Myanmar. However, the scope of Myanmar Studies has been becoming widespread and developing into a variety of focuses in recent years. Today, diversity of views and ideas has been emerging due to the impact of democratization process followed by socio-economic and political changes in Myanmar. Thus, Myanmar Studies has become an umbrella term that can cover every disciplinary, interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research focusing on Myanmar. With recent democratic and political liberalizations, it is the right time for the Republic of the Union of Myanmar to organize international conferences on Myanmar studies.

“Reorienting Myanmar Studies in Myanmar” is a conference which is expected to serve as a platform that encourages a new direction in local and foreign scholarships on Myanmar. Therefore, we may find new perspectives discussing newly-emerged researches, both local and foreign, on a variety of disciplines.
So, the conference welcomes research papers in any discipline under the category of Myanmar Studies.

Submission Guidelines
Please submit your Title, Abstract, and short Biography in MS Word Format as an attachment to an email addressed to not later than 15 September 2017.

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CALL FOR workshop PAPERS: Populism in Asia: Contours, Causes, Consequences

Call for workshop papers : Populism in Asia: Contours, Causes, Consequences, 15-16 November 2017, Monash University Malaysia

During the last few years, populism has gained widespread attention in the Western world. Populist tendencies in Asia, however, have been largely ignored. Apart from the volume by Mizuno/Pasuk (2009), the phenomenon has slipped academic attention so far. Yet in recent years, the success of a new « Islamic populism » in Indonesia and Turkey, the rise of populist-authoritarian strongmen such as Duterte in the Philippines and Prabowo in Indonesia illustrate the salience of the phenomenon in Asia. A two-day-workshop organized by Monash Malaysia’s School of Arts and Social Science and the German Institute of Global and Area Studies in Hamburg (GIGA) is exploring the issue of populist mobilization in Asia, its causes and consequences.

Altough the concept itself is fuzzy, recent scholarship has made some significant contributions to the understanding of populism. We follow a narrow definition of the concept and understand it as a mobilization strategy, which uses ideas that divide society into two homogenous and antagonistic camps : the « pure people » and the « corrupt elite » (Mudde 2004 ; Müller 2016). We can distinguish between classical, right-wing (ethno-nationalist), neoliberal and left-wing populism. Often, populism as a « thin ideology » is combined with elements of nationalism or socialism. The causes and effects of the rise of populist movements and parties are subject to intense debate : structuralist explanation such as economic insecurity, delayed modernization or uneven globalization stand next to culturalist assumptions, e. g. the cultural backlash thesis that is the « retro reaction by once-predominant sectors of the population to progressive value change (Inglehart/Norris  2016).

The workshop explores the following questions :

  1. How can we caracterize Asia’s emerging populism ?
  2. What are the root causes for the rise (or failure) of populists leaders/movements/parties ?
  3. How do populists mobilize their followers ?
  4. What are the effects of the rise of populists on foreign policy and domestic politics ?

Organizers :

Marco Bünte, Monash University Malaysia :

Andreas Ufen, GIGA, Hamburg : andreas.ufen@giga-hamburg.d

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Call for papers : Asian Studies Association of Australia Conference 2018

Call for papers : Asian Studies Association of Australia Conference 2018, 3-5 July 2018, Sydney Southeast Asia Centre

We are proud to host the 22nd biennial conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA).

Co-organised by the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre, the China Studies Centre and the School of Languages and Culture, this conference will bring together academics from across the disciplines with a shared interest in Asia. The conference is open to scholars, students and community members wishing to share their research and hear about the latest developments in Asian Studies.

The theme for 2018, Area studies and beyond, builds upon the traditional interdisciplinary fields of research within Asian Studies and seeks to move beyond them, to celebrate the full breadth and depth of interest in Asia across all fields of research.

Call for papers

Proposal submissions are now open for panels, individual papers and workshops. The deadline for submissions is 1 November 2017.

We strongly encourage multi-country or multi-disciplinary representation, as well as gender balance and the inclusion of a combination of junior and senior scholars, in all proposals.

Conference committee members

  • Conference convenor: Professor Michele Ford, Sydney Southeast Asia Centre
  • Dr Elisabeth Kramer, Sydney Southeast Asia Centre
  • Professor Yingjie Guo, Chinese Studies
  • Dr Elizabeth Hill, South Asia Network
  • Dr Su-Kyoung Hwang, Korean Studies
  • Dr Tanya Jackimow, Development Studies (UNSW)
  • Ms Natali Pearson, Indonesian Studies
  • Dr Sandra Seno-Alday, International Business
  • Dr Matthew Stavros, Asian Studies
  • Associate Professor Rebecca Suter, Japanese Studies
  • Professor Luigi Tomba, China Studies Centre
  • Professor Adrian Vickers, Asian Studies

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Call for Papers Third International Conference on Heritage/Community Languages

Call for Papers

Third International Conference on Heritage/Community Languages   

Deadline: September 30, 2017


February 16-17, 2018

Web announcement

The Third International Conference on Heritage/Community Languages will focus on heritage/community language studies as a multidisciplinary field, impacting a variety of educational contexts. Submissions are welcomed from disciplines including but not limited to anthropology, applied linguistics, assessment, bilingualism, demographics, education, linguistics, policy, psychology, and sociology.

Please provide a 400-word (maximum) abstract of your paper, panel, poster session and a 50-word (maximum) summary.

Call for Journal Articles : Labor in Southeast Asia

Call for Journal Articles : Labor in Southeast Asia

Deadline: September 1, 2017

Web announcement

International Labor and Working Class History (ILWCH)  “Labor in Southeast Asia” special issue will present a comparative and regional perspective on the labor histories of the region. In the nineteenth century, this part of the world became integrated into the global economy as a commodity producing periphery, which shaped many common experiences. We are specifically looking for papers that deal with (1) plantations, (2) infrastructure or (3) textiles, sectors that have played a singular role in integrating the region into the global economy. Papers are invited that explicitly address questions pertaining to labor movements, civil society and colonial and postcolonial authoritarianism.


Prospective authors should send a brief cover letter (including address, e-mail details, and institutional affiliation), a two page CV, and an abstract not exceeding 500 words to Ulbe Bosma, International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam, Depending on the outcome of the editorial review of the abstracts, full manuscripts (not exceeding 8,000 words) will be invited for peer review.

Call for Papers : Touring Vietnam: Exploring Development, Tourism and Sustainability in Vietnam from Multi-disciplinary and Multi-directional Perspectives

Call for Papers : Touring Vietnam: Exploring Development, Tourism and Sustainability in Vietnam from Multi-disciplinary and Multi-directional Perspectives


Deadline: August 31, 2017

Part I: December 28-31, 2017: Ho Chi Minh City & Bình Dương

Part II: December 31, 2017: Train from HCMC to Tuy Hoa, Phu Yen

Part III: January 1-4, 2018: Tuy Hoa, Phu Yen

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With the theme of exploring “development,” “tourism,” and “sustainability” in/of Vietnam from multi-disciplinary and multi-directional perspectives, the 9th « Engaging with Vietnam – An Interdisciplinary Dialogue » Conference will introduce various activities, ranging from keynote sessions and academic presentations to exhibitions, a policy forum, Q&A sessions, field observations, and music performances that are all integrated to offer participants opportunities to feel, think, engage, try out and live the conference theme.


Submit your panel proposals (500 words), individual paper proposals (200-300 words) or ideas for exhibitions and poster displays online by the deadline.

Call for Papers: Economic Development in Laos and the Greater Mekong Region


Call for Papers Economic Development in Laos and the Greater Mekong Region

 Deadline: August 31, 2017

National University of Laos

November 2-7, 2017

Web announcement:

The 41st Southeast Asia seminar is organized by the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University and the Faculty of Economics and Business Management, National University of Laos.

The countries of the Greater Mekong Sub-region have experienced dynamic economic development in the recent years. Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos share several common economic development strategies, such as promotion of the agricultural sector, industrialization with foreign technology, as well as management of exports in the natural resources sector. This economic growth trajectory is accompanied by drastic changes in traditional social structures in both urban and rural areas, and poses urgent challenges to ecological sustainability. The seminar will examine the history, mechanisms and future challenges of the region’s economic development and improvement of life for the people of the region.

Call for Submissions: Tea Circle’s Forum on the 10th anniversary of the “Saffron Revolution”

 Call for Submissions: Tea Circle’s Forum on the 10th anniversary of the « Saffron Revolution”, 21/08/2017, Tea Circle (Oxford)

September 2017 will mark the 10th anniversary of the so-called “Saffron Revolution.” Tens of thousands of monks and nuns, eventually joined by laypeople, marched in cities across the country, continuing a protest against military rule and government policies that was started by lay activists, but taken up by the religious community. After several days of growing anticipation and rapidly expanding global media coverage, the marches were brought to a halt by a violent crackdown from security forces, followed by raids and increased surveillance of monasteries.

People inside and outside of Myanmar were captivated by the images of monks chanting and marching in protest, although misperceptions of the event’s dynamics and the motivations of participants were also widespread, especially among outside observers. Even its evocative title is contested, both for the fact that Burmese monks’ robes are not saffron-coloured and because some are reluctant to associate the term “revolution” with what was seen by some as a form of spiritual resistance. While a wide consensus exists that this was an important moment in the recent political and social life of Myanmar—and to some extent maybe even in its religious life—there are a great variety of opinions over the event’s origins, its history, its role in the change the country has experienced since then and its general significance.

Tea Circle would like to take the opportunity offered by this anniversary to reflect on the “Saffron Revolution,” and to offer a space for considering and debating this variety of perspectives. We invite personal recollections, opinion pieces, critical analyses, or any other type of writing. Multi-media submissions are also welcome. Tea Circle is open not only to academic analysis but to anyone who wishes to share his/her views in reflecting on this important event in Myanmar’s recent history.

Submissions can be submitted any time and should be sent by email to with the subject line “Saffron Revolution.” The text of the submission should be attached in a word document with minimal formatting (although hyperlinks are welcome). A short biography (under 100 words) should be included in the document, as well as a proposed title for the piece and a related image, if possible. We will make every effort to provide prompt feedback on submissions and the forum will run for at least two months, allowing readers to interact with previous posts.

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Call for Panels and Papers : SEA Studies Symposium 2018

Project Southeast Asia invites proposals for Panels and Papers for the 7th Annual Southeast Asian Studies Symposium at Indonesian Medical Education and Research Institute (IMERI), Universitas Indonesia, from 22-24 March 2018.

All proposals, including Academic Paper Panels, Roundtables, Workshops, and Individual Papers, must be submitted by the 15 October 2017 deadline.

Themes of the symposium

The theme of the 2018 Southeast Asian Studies Symposium is “What is Southeast Asia? Exploring Uniqueness and Diversity”. While panels and workshops on this theme will be particularly welcomed, the Symposium will also accept panels and papers on any topic relating to Southeast Asia.

Aims of the symposium

The Symposiumt Asia has three aims:

  • To present solutions for contemporary Southeast Asian issues by bringing together the brightest minds from all fields and disciplines, and from around the world. Its core goal is to promote the integration of the humanities and social sciences with science, medicine, and business in order to create solutions which are effective, viable, and appropriate to culture and geography.
  • To build networks and relationships between current and future decision-makers in Europe and Southeast Asia, as well as connections among academia, government, civil society/NGOs, and business. Integral to the Symposium will be opportunities for Southeast Asian and European politicians, corporate leaders, academics, and NGOs to interact and build relationships.
  • To promote the research of the most talented scholars of Southeast Asia and offer a platform for young academics to present their work.

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