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New York Conference on Asian Studies, NYCAS 2017 (September 22-23, 2017)

The NYCAS 2017 program committee invites proposals for panels, roundtables, and individual papers on all aspects of Asian and Asian-American history, culture, and contemporary life, representing disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and professional schools. Interdisciplinary proposals are also welcome. Graduate students are especially encouraged to apply. The theme of the conference is “Consuming Asia.” Sessions that address this theme are especially welcome, but proposal on any topic relating to Asia will be considered.

The deadline for paper and panel proposals have been extended to May 1st.

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American Council for Southern Asian Art Symposium (October 12-15, 2017)

ACSAA symposia occur in alternating years, and serve as opportunities to meet colleagues, reconnect with mentors and graduate school cohorts, and share one’s current research with the field. From senior scholars to graduate students, ACSAA symposia are one of the primary ways ACSAA members gather and support one another, share ideas with a group of like-minded colleagues, and participate in the ACSAA community. Submit individual paper propsals and inquiries to:

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2017 Canadian Council for Southeast Asian Studies Conference at York University (Oct. 26-27, 2017)

The conference theme, ‘People In and Out of Place’ represents a long standing and yet often forgotten dynamic of a region known as the crossroads of different peoples, histories, cultures and politics. It will bring together scholars, intellectuals, artists, activists and students from a range of disciplines and various sites of practice to examine the meanings of this condition by exploring the conflicting formation and transformation of institutions, knowledges, ideologies, identities, places and practices in the rural, urban, and peri-urban spaces of the region, and in diasporic Southeast Asian communities. Abstract and propsal deadline is April 30th, 2017.

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MOBILE BODIES: A Long View of the Peoples and Communities of Maritime Asia (Nov. 10–11, 2017)

This isan international conference held at Binghamton University and the first of a series of conferences on Asian Issues sponsored by the Institute for Asia and Asian Diasporas. With a keynote lecture delivered by Amitav Ghosh, this interdisciplinary conference will explore the mobilityof individuals across maritime Asia with an interest in disaggregating different types of bodies and different typesof travel. Proposals are sought from both junior and senior scholars, including graduate students,from all fields. We will consider individual paper proposals as well as panel proposals thatinclude at least three papers on a selected theme. We may be able to provide some financialsupport for graduate students, as well as scholars that are based in the region of maritime Asia.

150-word abstracts must be submitted here by May 1st 2017.

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17th International Graduate Student Conference, IGSC 2017 (Feb. 15-17, 2018)

The East-West Center invites graduate students from around the world to submit abstracts for the 17th International Graduate Student Conference on the Asia Pacific region, taking place February 15-17, 2018, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. The Conference provides an opportunity to share interdisciplinary perspectivse through presenting and attending panel presentations in a warm and supportive environment. An abstract up to a maximum of 500 words is all that is required for the submission - no full paper needed. Authors can submit more than one abstract.

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