CALL FOR PAPERS- “Mobility, Technology and the Environment in Asia”, Drexel University, Philadelphia, deadline 15 April 2017

Call for Papers

“Mobility, Technology and the Environment in Asia”

46th Annual Mid-Atlantic Region Association for Asian Studies Conference

October 6-8, 2017

Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

DEADLINE FOR PAPER SUBMISSIONS: APRIL 15, 2017

Drexel University and the Mid-Atlantic Region Association for Asian
Studies announce the call for papers for the 46th annual conference.
This year’s conference theme is, “Mobility, Technology and the
Environment in Asia.” The contemporary development of new technologies
and the rapid pace of mobility of people and products have an impact
on cultures, societies, and the environment. This conference promotes
a discussion of Asia within the broader context of mobility and
technology, and the environmental impact of these.

We encourage proposals from any discipline, and welcome participation
from faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students, independent
scholars, and professionals. A keynote address will be delivered by
Laurel Kendall, a past AAS President (2016-17), who is Chair of the
Anthropology Division at the American Museum of Natural History and
Curator of Asian Ethnographic Collections.  Dr. Kendall is also a
Senior Research Fellow at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute,
Columbia University.

To propose a panel, individual paper, or poster presentation, please
create an account on our website (maraas.org) and follow the
instructions for proposal submission. Proposal deadline is April 15,
2017. Please send any other inquiries to the Conference Chair, Dr.
Rebecca Clothey (Rebecca.a.clothey@drexel.edu).

Acceptance notices are expected to be sent by June 15, 2017. Travel
assistance for graduate students and international scholars up to $100
is available on a competitive basis. Include your request for travel
funding with your proposal by emailing MAR/AAS treasurer Evan Young
youngw@dickinson.edu. Further information on the conference is
available on maraas.org (click on “Conferences”).

Conference Chair:

Rebecca Clothey

Drexel University
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

rebecca.a.clothey@drexel.edu

215-895-5931 (O)

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