Call for Papers: International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS) 9

Adelaide, Australia
5 – 9th Jul 2015
Deadline: 30th Oct 2014

The International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS) is the premier international gathering in the field of Asian Studies. It attracts participants from over 60 countries to engage in global dialogues on Asia that transcend boundaries between academic disciplines and geographic areas. Since 1997, ICAS has brought more than 17,000 academics together at eight conventions. We are looking forward to receiving your proposal for ICAS 9.


ICAS 9 – Call for Proposals – EXTENDED DEADLINE


Deadline proposals
30 October 2014

Deadline ICAS Book Prize
15 October 2014


ICAS 9 Adelaide

ICAS 9 Adelaide, South Australia, will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre from 5-9 July 2015. It will be hosted by an internationally networked team of experts, spearheaded by Adelaide’s three leading public universities: University of Adelaide, Flinders University, and the University of South Australia. It is supported by the Asian Studies Association of Australia. 1,500 to 2,500 Asia specialists are expected to attend.

ICAS 9 also incorporates the annual conference of the Australian Political Studies Association (APSA) and the biennial conferences of the Chinese Studies Association of Australia (CSAA), the South Asian Studies Association of Australia, the Malaysia and Singapore Society of Australia. ICAS participants will have automatic right to attend these conference sessions also, providing unprecedented opportunities for networking and new research linkages.

Join us in Adelaide, home of high culture, multiple universities, extensive Asia knowledge, great wine as well as fascinating animals and landscapes.


Book Presentation Carousel and PhD Pitch

ICAS 9 boasts two new formats aimed at promoting publications/dissertations by convention participants: the Book Presentation Carousel and the PhD Pitch.


Call for Proposals – deadline 30 October 2014

The submission deadline for proposals of Individual Abstracts, Panels, Roundtables, and Book and Dissertation presentations is 30 October 2014.

Please note that all abstracts and presentations should be in English. Submission of proposals can be made using ICAS 9 registration forms, available from General information about ICAS 9 can be found at


ICAS Colleagues Calling

You can connect with colleagues through our Facebook page, where you can share information or discuss the possibilities of forming a panel.


ICAS Book Prize – deadline: 15 October 2014

The ICAS Book Prize (IBP) was established by the International Convention of Asia Scholars in 2004. It aims to create an international focus for publications on Asia while increasing their worldwide visibility. The biennial ICAS Book Prize is awarded for outstanding English-language works in the field of Asian Studies.

The five awards are: Best study in the Humanities; Best study in the Social Sciences; Best dissertation in the Humanities; Best dissertation in the Social Sciences and the Colleagues’ Choice Award. In addition to the Awards, the Reading Committee can award Accolades to publications with particular merit.



Participants are expected to fund their own travel and accommodation.

For more information on ICAS 9 and requirements for participation, please visit

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