Call for Papers: “The Second Conference of European Association for Asian Art and Archaeology”

24–27th Aug 2017
University of Zurich, Switzerland
Deadline: 15th Nov 2016

The Board of the EAAA is pleased to announce the call for paper for the 2nd EAAA conference to be held at
University of Zurich, Switzerland, between 24th and 27th August 2017.
The conference is jointly organized by the European Association for Asian Art and Archaeology (EAAA) and
the Section of East Asian Art History (KGOA) at the University of Zurich.EAAA conference
The University of Zurich is the only institution of higher learning in Switzerland where the subject of East Asian art history can be studied as a full program. Museum research constitutes an important part of the department’s activities and its broader aim is to promote the discipline of East Asian art history, both within Switzerland and within Europe. The KGOA is proud to host the conference as a founding member of the EAAA.

The purposes of the conference are to:

  • open a dialog between scholars of Asian art and archaeology and to offer a platform for the presentation and discussion of recent researches;
  • highlight the significance of Asian art and archaeology researches;
  • focus research on the many collections of Asian art in European collections and institutions;
  • revise historical approaches that have been prevalent in the study and research of Asian art and archaeology;
  • elaborate existing art theories and methodology;
  • form new research approaches and methods in Asian art and archaeology.



Conference participation

Scholars of Asian art and archaeology from Europe and beyond are invited to submit their proposals for
contributions on art and archaeology of China, Japan, Korea, South and Central Asia, as well as on art theory,
methodology and museum research of these areas. Presenters are either established scholars (working at
museums, universities, institutes or active as independent scholars) or junior scholars (holding MA or PhD
Within the panels, which are fixed at 2 hours each, two different formats of participation are accepted:
Panel format:
Panel proposal (max. 250 words, including name of organizer, chair, participants and discussant)
3–4 paper abstracts (max. 250 words each). The length of each presentation is to be decided by the panel
organizer. The panel organizer is free to think of alternate panel formats, as long as the presentations fit into the
two-hour limit.
Individual paper format:
Paper proposal (max. 250 words). The length of the paper is 20 minutes, followed by a 10 minute discussion.
All submitters are asked to add a short CV of max. 3 sentences, their status and affiliation (e.g. PhD candidate,
University of Leeds) as well as contact information (address, telephone number, e-mail) to their application.
Applications should be sent to before November 15, 2016. Questions regarding alternate
panel formats are welcome at any time before this date.

Scholars who have submitted their proposals by this deadline will be notified of their inclusion in to the
conference before February 28, 2017.

The conference program will be published by May 31, 2017.
The language of the conference is English.


A two-year membership (2017–2018) of EAAA (regular 60.- €, students 20.- €) is a prerequisite for registration.

Become an EAAA member on our website.

The conference registration fee covers coffee break refreshments and the opening reception.

Early bird registration before March 31, 2017
Regular EAAA members 50.- €
Student EAAA members 25.- €
Online registration before August 10, 2017
Regular EAAA members 60.- €
Student EAAA members 30.- €
To register for the conference before August 10, 2017 please download the registration form on our website and
send the completed form together with a proof of your two-year EAAA membership to
On-site registration in Zurich, August 24–27, 2017
Regular EAAA members 70.- €
Student EAAA members 35.- €

Further information

For more information on the EAAA and its conference, visit the EAAA website:
At a later date, suggestions for accommodations in Zurich and other information will be posted on the website.
For questions related to the conference, please contact:
For questions related to the EAAA, please contact:

Organizational committee

Hans Bjarne Thomsen (KGOA, University of Zurich & EAAA)
Nataša Vampelj Suhadolnik (EAAA)
Anna Hagdorn (KGOA, University of Zurich)


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