Deadline for Call for Papers for ASAA 2020 is November 1!

This is a final reminder that the Call for Papers ASAA 2020 (link to live CFP and conference website) will close on November 1, in a little less than one month’s time.

Organised by an interdisciplinary committee, the ASAA 2020 conference is open to scholars, students and community members with an interest in Asia. The conference will be held at and sponsored by the University of Melbourne from 6-9 July 2020.

The theme of our conference is Future Asias.

Global recognition of the multiplicity of Asian communities, within Asia and in diverse Asian diasporas, including those in Australia, highlights the plurality of Asian identities. The dynamism of the Asian region is acknowledged across the disciplines. The organisers of ASAA 2020 ask that presenters explore this diversity and past or contemporary understandings of Asia, to reflect on where these plural Future Asias are headed.

We will be organising a series of roundtable discussions on the following interdisciplinary themes. Individual paper and Panel submissions related to these themes are particularly welcomed

  • Shifting inequalities in Asia
  • Mobilities across Asias
  • Australia in Asia/Asia in Australia
  • Civil society in Asia
  • Australia-Asia relations
  • New spatio-political-economies of Asia
  • Transitional justice

The 2020 ASAA Conference will again feature sub regional keynotes on the evening of Tuesday July 7th for each of our sub regional associations followed by sub regional dinners. We thank the sub regional associations for all their support here.

So far the following subregional and other keynotes have been confirmed

South Asian Studies Association of Australia (SASAA): Professor Ayesha Jalal, Mary Richardson Professor of History

South Asia, the Muslim World, Director of Center for South Asian and Indian Ocean Studies, Tufts University 

Association of Mainland SEA Studies (AMSEAS): Professor Philip Hirsch, Emeritus Professor of Human Geography, University of Sydney and research affiliate at Chiang Mai University

Malaysia and Singapore Society of Australia, James Jackson Memorial Lecture: A/Professor Michael Barr, Flinders University

Society of Architecture Urban Historians of Asia, sponsored by the Melbourne School of Design, Professor Jeff Hou, University of Washington

More announcements of keynotes, together with their bios and titles will soon follow on the conference website.

Call for Papers and Panels

Proposal submissions individual papers and flexible format meetings and workshops. Panels should consist of 4 abstracts. Multiple sessions on a single panel topic are permitted, up to a maximum of three sessions (ie. 12 abstracts), submitted as separate panels of 4 abstracts each. The ASAA encourages submissions from postgraduate scholars. The deadline for submissions is 5pm, Friday 1 November 2019.

We would also like to remind you we are accepting calls for proposals for pre-conference flexible format meetings, seminars or workshops

Prior to the commencement of the main conference, the afternoon of Monday 6th July is set aside for pre-conference gatherings. If you would like to hold a pre-conference workshop, seminar or meeting please contact the conference organisers (email) to request an appropriate space for your event depending on your anticipated attendance. The deadline for submissions is 5pm, Friday 1 November 2019. However, spaces are limited, so it is advised that requests are made early.

Kind Regards

ASAA 2020 Organising Committee


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