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Asian Studies Association of Australia Conference 2018

3–5 July 2018

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 wish to share their research and hear about the latest developments in Asian Studies.

Proposal submissions

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Proposal submissions for the conference will open on 1 July 2017 and close on 1 November 2017. While proposals for individual papers are welcome, applicants are strongly encouraged to collaborate with peers to propose a workshop, roundtable, individual panel or stream of panels that converge on a particular theme.

Panels can be proposed by an individual or sponsored by an institution, and should consist of four paper presenters and a chair.  Proposals should include:

  • The name of the panel chair
  • A panel title and a 250 word panel abstract
  • A title and 250 word abstract for each of the four papers to be presented

Proposals for a stream of panels are welcome, but each panel will be reviewed on its own merits.

Roundtable proposals should have six participants including the chair and should include:

  • The name of the roundtable chair
  • A 250 word abstract detailing the theme of the roundtable discussion and four to five key questions that will be addressed
  • A list of the participants and the contribution of each to the roundtable

The program will also include a workshop panel category that is suitable for various groups and subjects dealing with technical, pedagogical, or career development issues, etc.

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.

Individuals agreeing to join a proposal should be committed to attending the conference from 3-5 July, should the proposal be accepted. If paper-givers have not registered by 30 March, their name will be removed from the conference program and panel chairs will be asked to identify a replacement speaker.

Postgraduate engagement

The ASAA 2018 conference will also include a postgraduate workshop on 2 July 2018. Applications for the workshop will close on 30 March. The workshop is open to all postgraduate members of the ASAA. Postgraduates wishing to attend the workshop are strongly encouraged to present at the conference as well.

Conference committee members