15th Annual Conference on Asian Studies (ACAS) “Continuity and Change”

Online | Olomouc, Czech Republic
26–27th Nov 2021
Deadline: 30th Jun 2021

The Department of Asian Studies at Palacký University Olomouc is currently accepting individual paper, organized panel, and research poster proposals for its 15th Annual Conference on Asian Studies to be held on November 26–27, 2021 in Olomouc, Czech Republic and online, using Whova, a conference (web)app.

The general theme of the conference this year is Continuity and Change. We invite contributions that concern any region or culture in Asia and address the conference theme from a variety of perspectives. We welcome both synchronic and diachronic approaches grounded in a range of disciplines, including anthropology, arts, cultural geography, history, international relations, linguistics, literature, philosophy, political science, religion studies, sociology, and other fields.

We look forward to contributions dealing with topics such as continuity and discontinuity in cultural, social, political, or linguistic systems, the agents, drivers, and catalysts of change, the motivations for and power to change or control of change, the attitudes and reactions to change, and more. In addition, we are also interested in proposals that focus on the impact of COVID-19 and the global pandemic on different aspects of public and private lives of citizens in Asia as well as on Asian studies around the globe.

We invite researchers, teachers, and postgraduate students to submit their proposals for individual oral presentations as well as organized panels comprising of three to four oral presentations dealing with a selected theme. We also invite students to submit their proposals for our Student Poster Session where they can showcase the results of their research.

The language of the conference is English. The proposals should be submitted in the form of abstracts by June 30, 2021. Please refer to the conference website acas.upol.cz for more information. Questions can be addressed to acas@upol.cz.

We look forward to your proposals.

The Organizing Committee of ACAS 2021

Download this announcement as PDF: CfP_ACAS2021