Universitas Gadjah Mada, a public research university in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

On behalf of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) and Universitas of Gadjah Mada, we are pleased to invite you to the 2024 AAS-in-Asia Conference to be held between the 9th and 11th of July 2024 at Universitas of Gadjah Mada in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

The Program Committee seeks organized panels and roundtable session proposals on all aspects of Asian Studies. The proposals are preferred but may not be limited to this year’s theme:

“Global Asias: Latent Histories, Manifest Impacts”

See FAQs here

Throughout history, Asia has been a global crossroads of civilizations, politics, trade, migration, religions, arts, and material cultures. In the modern era, especially since the last century, Asia’s role as a key player in the global flow of ideas, people, and materials has become even more pronounced, from the impact of the Japanese auto industry to the explosion of K-pop, the globalization of Bollywood films, the political influence of the Southeast Asian region, and China’s New Silk Road Initiative. Asian diasporas in the Americas, Oceania, Africa, and Europe are also important conduits of global finance, art, food, and education. Diasporas from other continents are also migrating to Asia, creating a new dynamism. In discussions of these phenomena, “Asia” is sometimes talked about as a homogeneous entity; however, it has always been highly diverse, complex and fluid. In the twenty-first century, we face numerous challenges, such as the crisis of democracy, the impact of the global order of neoliberalism, the affirmative and problematic advances in digital technology, including AI, and the escalating environmental crisis. This particular historical juncture calls for innovative approaches that shed new light on Asia as an idea, a method, and a framework.

The theme of the conference is “Global Asias” as a new historical, conceptual, and methodological lens for exploring the multiplicity, complexity, and dynamics of Asia in its manifest and hidden connections within the region and with the rest of the world from antiquity to the present. With the 2024 AAS-in-Asia being held in Indonesia, where pluralism lives in its history, constitution, culture, languages, religions, and physical geography, the city of Yogyakarta will be well suited for our intellectual and cultural exchange on Global Asias. We therefore welcome all disciplinary and thematic approaches to Global Asias: history, literature, religion, cinema, law, politics, labor, economics, gender, archaeology, linguistics, sociology, anthropology, media studies, social movements, public health (pandemic) and the environment.  

We look forward to your participation.
The Program Committee of AAS-in-Asia 2024

Proposal Submission Deadline: Wednesday, November 8 at 5:00pm Eastern Time.

All proposals must be submitted electronically via the AAS electronic submission application.
We will not accept proposals submitted via email.
This proposal submission application will be available through Wednesday, November 8, 2023.
After the submission deadline, your proposal will be forwarded to the program committee for review.
If you have any questions that are not answered in this Call for Proposals or the FAQ’s, please contact the AAS secretariat at AASinAsia@asianstudies.org.

Guidelines & Proposal Submission

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