8th Engaging With Vietnam Conference

An Interdisciplinary Dialogue” Conference

Engaging With Vietnam through the Arts and Scholarship

Dates: 6-7 October, 2016

Venue: University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu

Host: University of Hawaii at Manoa


(updates will be available by the end of February)

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/engagingwithvietnam


The Engaging with Vietnam conference series has always encouraged dialogues between disciplines. It is in that spirit that this year’s conference will seek to facilitate conversations between various academic disciplines and the arts.

In recent years the Vietnamese arts world – be it music, painting or performance – has been very active and dynamic in attempting to “engage with Vietnam,” in the broadest sense, in our current era of globalization and societal change. Together with featuring signature scholarship from scholars in various disciplines, in this year’s conference we will also be highlighting in our keynote sessions the work of various artists and their engagements with Vietnamese society, culture and history as a way to build connections between the arts world and academia. We find that both of these communities ask many of the same questions, but they, for most part, remain rather disconnected. Therefore, by engaging the two in a dialogue we hope that all can work together more productively and creatively and to find more rigorous and interdisciplinary answers to their questions.

As well as dedicating to Engaging with Vietnam through the Arts and Scholarship, we are also making every attempt to engage in this event the arts community/ies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and in Hawaii more broadly. We hope such multiple engagements will enrich and stimulate scholarship and creativity in meaningful ways.

With this in mind, we would like to invite you to participate in the 8th Engaging with Vietnam conference. As usual, we look forward to receiving abstracts from you that continue to inform and challenge us with solid and innovative ideas and findings. You do not have to be in the arts to participate and present at the conference, but being at the conference will give you every opportunity to have a dialogue with the arts.


Proposal Submission Guidelines

You are invited to submit your panel proposal (500 words) or individual paper proposal (200-300 words) by the deadline below.

Deadline for proposal submission: May 15, 2016 (If you require an earlier acceptance letter in order to obtain travel funding from your institution and other sources, please submit your abstract earlier and indicate that you need early notification)

Notification of acceptance: May 30, 2015.

Individual presentation: 30 minutes, including 10 minutes for questions.

Panel (4 papers maximum): up to 120 minutes, including question time.

Please download the abstract submission form, fill in and then email it toengagingwithvietnam@gmail.com.

Please address all queries regarding the conference to engagingwithvietnam@gmail.com.


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