ICAS 2019

CfP – ICAS 11, 11th International Convention of Asia Scholars

by M.C. van den Haak

We would like to invite you to prepare a proposal for the 11th International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS), which is the most inclusive international gathering in the field of Asian Studies. ICAS attracts participants from over 60 countries to engage in global dialogues on Asia that transcend boundaries between academic disciplines and geographic areas. Meeting place for the eleventh edition of ICAS is Leiden, the Netherlands. The historic city of Leiden is home to one of the of the oldest universities, Leiden University, and several of the most renowned Asia research centers. Leiden University will be the main host of ICAS 11, partnering with the city, research institutions and museums, who share equally rich Asian and global connections.

Events will include: panels and roundtable discussions, keynote speeches, craft exhibitions, a film and documentary festival and the second Asian Studies Book Fair. With all these activities ICAS is contributing to the decentering of Asian Studies by including more ‘Asian voices’ while successfully convening a global space in which Asia scholars and social and cultural actors from the whole world can directly interact. Participate at ICAS 11 and enjoy the multitude of networking opportunities, possibilities to share your research and to meet with publishers.

Deadline ICAS 11 proposals
10 October 2018

Convention dates
16-19 July 2019

Convention location
Leiden, the Netherlands

ICAS 11 Leiden
ICAS 11 will be held at the Law Faculty Building of Leiden University from 16-19 July 2019. It will be organized by Leiden University, the International Institute for Asian Studies and GIS Asie (French Academic Network on Asian Studies). 1500 Asia specialists and representatives of civil society are expected to attend.

Call for proposals – deadline: 10 October 2018
The submission deadline for proposals of Individual Abstracts, Panels, Roundtables, Book presentations and PhD Dissertation presentations is 10 October 2018.

The special focus of ICAS 11 is Asia and Europe. Asia in Europe, but proposals for ICAS 11 may involve topics from all Asian Studies disciplines in the broadest possible sense. Topics could range from (but are not limited to) Eurasia; Citizen participation; Political economy; Heritage and Identity;  Connectivity; New Pedagogies; Foreign Workers; Mediascapes; Social Capital; Rethinking Education; Religious Transformation; Postcolonial; Democracy; Neoliberalism; Intellectual History; and Big Data.

Please note that all abstracts and presentations should be in English. Proposals can be submitted through the online submission system. Participants will be notified around mid-December 2018 about the selection results.

Further information about registration fees, accommodation, and logistics will be provided on the ICAS website after completion of the review process.

Travel Fund
Participants of ICAS 11 are expected to fund their own registration fee, travel and accommodation. Limited financial support is available for selected PhD students, early career scholars and registered members of GIS Asie. If you would like to be considered for financial support, please submit the Grant Application form in which you state the motivation for your request. Please note that ICAS 11 operates on a limited budget, and will only be able to provide a partial grant to the selected recipients. Grant applications should also be received before 10 October 2018.

ICAS Book and Dissertation Prize 2019
The ICAS Book Prize (IBP) was established by the International Convention of Asia Scholars in 2004. The IBP is awarded for outstanding publications in the field of Asian Studies. It has created an international focus for publications on Asia which has increased their visibility worldwide. For this eighth edition, books in Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Spanish/Portuguese will be eligible.

For the English language edition of the IBP 2019 we also welcome dissertations on Asia in the fields of Humanities and Social Sciences.

The deadline to submit books and dissertations is: 10 October 2018. For more information, please visit https://icas.asia/en/icas-book-prize

Information
For queries on ICAS 11, please visit www.icas.asia or contact us at icas11@iias.nl.

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