CFP: Re-Thinking Globalisation in the Ancient World

From the 8th to the 10th May 2018, there will be multi-disciplinary and international conference at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Lampeter entitled:

“Re-Thinking Globalisation in the Ancient World”

The aim is to explore approaches to the theme of ‘globalisation’ across the ancient world, c.500 BCE to 700 CE, from a methodological, cultural, and economic perspective. Methodological issues relating to the theme of ‘globalisation’ will be analysed in different contexts, notably the application of this concept in different regions and different periods of the ancient world. For example, one can scrutinise such a concept in the multi-ethnic Seleukid Empire, study concepts of local identities in the ‘global world’ of the Roman Empire or ancient China, consider concepts like ‘Mediterranisation’ and ‘Oikoumenisation’, or explore interaction and cultural exchange between the Roman world, Africa, Southern Asia and China.

We are inviting papers that will broadly fit one or more of the following themes for any region across the ancient world and from any disciplinary perspective. We will also consider significant methodological papers from other periods.

Proposed sessions so far:

1) Globalisation in Antiquity – a valid approach?

2) Empires and the concept of Globalisation

3) Migration and diaspora

4) Shaping local identities in a ‘global world’

5) Individual and regional responses to globalisation across the ancient
world

6) The Indian Ocean and the movement of goods, ideas and peoples

7) How connected was the Afro-Eurasian world?

Deadline for proposals: 1st January 2018. Please send a short abstract of no more than 400 words for your paper, plus a short CV, to the session organisers. If you wish to propose a session, please send us an abstract and a list of potential speakers by the end of November. The time allocated for each paper will be approximately 20 minutes, plus 10 minutes for discussion. And of course we intend to publish the papers in an edited volume.

Conference fee to cover tea, coffee, reception and lunch: £45 (£30 for
students and speakers; free for UWTSD students)

We have applied for funding to reimburse speakers’ expenses (e.g., accommodation and travel expenses), but we cannot promise you any reimbursement at the moment; we will keep you posted.

Organisers and contact details:

– Dr Matthew Cobb – m.cobb@uwtsd.ac.uk

– Assoc.-Prof. Ralph Haeussler – r.haeussler@uwtsd.ac.uk

Place: Lampeter campus, Academy of Cultural Heritage, University of
Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD), Lampeter, SA48 7ED, Wales, U.K.

Further details will be circulated in due course.

CFP: Asian Studies Association of Australia Conference

Asian Studies Association of Australia Conference, 3-5 July 2018, University of Sydney

Proposal submissions are now open for the 22nd biennial Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) Conference 2018. This conference will bring together academics from across disciplines with a shared interest in Asia. The conference is open to scholars, students and community members wishing to share their research and hear about the latest developments in Asian studies. We particularly encourage multi-country or multi-disciplinary representation, as well as gender balance and the inclusion of established and junior scholars, in all panels.

You can propose a panel, an individual paper, or a workshop. We will also be hosting a number of roundtables on topical issues such as Asian Cities, Climate change, Securing Asia, Pandemics and emerging diseases, and Asia’s heritage challenges (suitable applicants are invited to apply).

Proposal submissions close 1 November 2017.

ASAA conference 2018 will also include a dedicated postgraduate workshop on 2 July 2018. The workshop is open to all postgraduate members of the ASAA. Postgraduates wishing to attend the workshop are strongly encouraged to attend the conference. Bursaries will be available.

If there are any questions please feel free to contact Natali.Pearson@sydney.edu.au

IPPA 2018

From Ian Lilley, IPPA Sec-Gen

Dear IPPA Community,

On behalf of the co-Presidents of the 2018 IPPA Congress, Prof. Nguyen Giang Hai and Dr. Phan Thanh Hai, I would like to open the call for sessions and papers. The Congress will open on Sunday 23 September and sessions will run on Monday 24, Tuesday 25, Thursday 27 and Friday 28 September. Following IPPA tradition, we will keep Wednesday 25 September free for rest and local tours in and around Hue, where there is plenty to do and see. Vietnam has an excellent tourist industry, so all tours (including pre- and post-Congress tours) will be the responsibility of individual IPPA delegates, not the conference organisers.

Program space will be limited. Scheduling priority will be given to sessions rather than individual papers. There will be four 90-minute session blocks each day, with parallel sessions running in each time-block as required. A standard single session will be 90 minutes, ending in a coffee or lunch break. Sessions may take up more than one 90 block as required, but only in whole blocks. The session format is up to session organisers (ie standard group of presentations, discussion panel, forum etc). Individual papers that are not part of an organised session will be aggregated in unthemed sessions as program space permits.

Individual delegates may have their name on any number of sessions or papers but to keep the organisation of the program manageable each delegate will be limited to two (2) presenting/speaking roles only (such as presenter/speaker, discussant, panel member, forum member, facilitator, moderator, chair).

Please have your suggestions to me by no later than 30 November 2017. Acceptance of late submissions cannot be guaranteed.

Formal letters of invitation will be provided by the Vietnamese conference hosts as required after sessions and papers have been accepted. Funding assistance will be very limited, with priority given to currently-enrolled students.

Please also note that the Vietnamese annual national archaeological conference “New discoveries in Archaeology 2017” will be held in Hue on Saturday 29 September, immediately following the IPPA meeting.

CFP: Archaeology of the Seaports of Manila Galleon and the History of Early Maritime Globalization

Conference Announcement
Calling for papers of the international conference on “Archaeology of the Seaports of Manila Galleon and the History of Early Maritime Globalization”
July 2123, 2017Amoy, Fujian, China

 

During 16-19 century, the Spanish navigators established and operated the Manila Galleon maritime route which connected eastern Asia and New Spain in the American continent. The galleons sailed via the hub seaports and trade centers of Manila in the Philippines and Acapulco in Mexico, being a prosperous route for more than 200 years. This pioneering navigation of pan-Pacific regions promoted early global maritime trade and can be regarded as a new maritime Silk Road between the East and the West.

The Manila Galleon Navigation is an interesting academic theme which had been investigated and researched by multi-disciplines as archaeology, history, anthropology, marine navigation, oceanology, and etc. in last half century. The seaport sites and shipwrecks underwater are respectively 2 important types of cultural heritage contributing to archaeological reconstruction of galleon navigation history. An international academic workshop of “Early Navigation in the Asia-Pacific Region” was carried out at Harvard University in summer of 2013. Maritime archaeologists from United States, Mexico, England, Philippine and China met to discuss the early pan-Pacific maritime trade history focusing on the perspective of shipwreck archaeology of galleons (Wu, C. editor, Early Navigation in the Asia-Pacific Region: A Maritime Archaeological Perspective, Springer Press, 2016)

A further dialogue on the galleon and related history of maritime cultural interaction between the Eastern Asia and New Spain will be carried out at Amoy on July 21-23, 2017. The meeting calls for papers focusing on the newest developments in the archaeology of the Manila Galleon connecting seaports of Manila in Philippines, Acapulco and San Blas in Mexico, Hagatna in Guans, Haicheng (Amoy), Macao in China, Nagasaki in Japan. A dozen of presentations respectively on different seaports archaeological fieldworks will be welcome. We hope these archaeological discoveries on galleon seaports will open a new window for sighting and understanding the social cultural exchange on the new maritime Silk Road of pan-Pacific region in last 500 years.

 

Proposed topics:

1, New archaeological discoveries of Manila Galleon Archaeology and related seaports such as Manila in Philippines, Acapulco and San Blas in Mexico, Hagatna in Guans, Haicheng (Amoy), Macao in China, Nagasaki in Japan

2, Maritime cultural heritage of harbors, historical city architecture, maritime folklore and population of different Manila Galleon related seaports.

3, Transportation between Manila Galleon related harbors, and origin of the cargo such as the kilns of the ceramic industry.

4, Trade, merchants, business organizations and navigation, related to the Manila Galleon.

 

Conference information:

1, Time: July 21-23, 2017

2, Place: Xiamen University, Xiamen (Amoy), Fujian, China

3, Financial support: The organizer is the Center for Maritime Archaeology of Xiamen University. It will pay the authors’ air travel to and from Xiamen, accommodations and a field trip in Xiamen, during the conference if the complete submit paper is accepted by the organizers before the conference.

4, Conference contact:

Dr. Miao Liu, Associate Professor of CMAXMU, liumiao@xmu.edu.cn

Euraseaa 2015: Call for Papers

The panels have been announced for the Euraseaa conference in Paris next year and proposal for papers are now open. See the full list of panels here. Paper proposals close 9 Feb 2015.

EurASEAA 15 announcement

Registration and paper proposals are to be made online through the Euraseaa 15 website. To propose a paper, click here.

CFP: SEASREP 20th Anniversary Conference 2015

Readers may be interested in this conference, with some themes pertinent to archaeology.

Celebrating 20 Years of SEASREP and Southeast Asian Studies
University of Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
4-5 November 2015
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Call for Papers: New Research on Ceramics in Cambodia

This year’s Siem Reap Conference focuses on ceramics. Submissions are due on September 16.

People, Pots and Places: New Research on Ceramics in Cambodia
Siem Reap Conference on Special Topics in Khmer Studies
Date: 6-8 December 2014
Venue: Siem Reap, Cambodia.

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Call for Papers: Environmental Archaeological Approaches in Southeast Asia (SAA2015)

This is a call for papers for the Society for American Archaeology conference in April, 2015. The conference will be held in San Francisco, California (USA). Please see below for the session details:

Environmental Archaeological Approaches in Southeast Asia

Organizers: Hannah G. Van Vlack and Cyler Conrad

Abstract: The aim of this session is to report on recent environmental archaeological approaches to understanding human behavioral adaptations in Southeast Asia (mainland and island). We aim to survey the various ways that environmental conditions affected hunter-gatherer and agricultural societies throughout the late-Pleistocene and Holocene. Paper topics of this session may include research of subsistence regimes, technological change and/or development, forager efficiency, paleoecology, transition into agriculture, and any relevant research involving these themes. We welcome novel research, papers involving meta-analysis, or historical reviews.

Discussant: Rasmi Shoocongdej, Associate Professor of Archaeology, Silpakorn University

For anyone interested in participating in this session, please send your name, contact email and preliminary paper title to Hannah (hgvanvlack@gmail.com) or Cyler at (cylerc@unm.edu). Please let us know no later than September 1st, and do not hesitate to write us with any questions you may have! Details about the conference can be found here. Feel free to share this information.

[CFP] Taiwan: The View from the South

A Taiwan-centric conference scheduled for next year at the Australian National University, with suggested panels for archaeology and indigenous studies. Paper proposals should be in by 1 September 2014.

Taiwan: The View from the South
6-8 January 2015
The Australian National University, Canberra

The Australian Centre on China in the World invites submissions for an international conference on all aspects of the study of Taiwan to take place in its award–winning new building. The conference aims to bring together scholars from Taiwan and around the world to discuss research on Taiwan, pre-historically, historically and in the contemporary world, as well as from all disciplinary backgrounds. Suggested fields include, but are not limited to:
History, memory and heritage
Social movements and informal politics
Taiwan’s literature, cinema, art, pop culture and its museums
The history and practice of religion in Taiwan
Indigenous studies
Archaeology and pre-history
The Taiwanese overseas
International relations, in particular with the Pacific, South-east Asia and Africa
Political relations in its region, including with the PRC
Economic relation, including Taiwanese in China and Chinese in Taiwan
Critical Taiwan studies
A screening of Tsai Ming-liang’s 2013 prize-winning film Stray Dogs 郊遊 will take place on the evening of January 7, preceded by a discussion with the director. Two of Tsai’s recent short films will also be shown during the conference.

An exhibition of the photography of Long Chin-san 郎靜山 at the Australian Centre on China in the World gallery, generously lent by the National Museum of History, Taipei, will be opened during the conference.

Keynote Speakers
Dr Lung Ying-tai 龍應台 (Minister of Culture, Republic of China (Taiwan))
Mr Tsai Ming-liang 蔡明亮 (Film Director​)
Professor Huang Fu-san 黃富三 (Institute of Taiwan History, Academia Sinica)
​Professor Michael Hsiao Hsin-huang 蕭新煌 (Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica)
Emeritus Professor Bruce Jacobs (School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics, Monash University)
Dr Mark Harrison (School of Humanities, University of Tasmania)

Submission Details
Abstracts (maximum 400 words) are to be submitted to twconf2015@gmail.com by Monday 1 September 2014. Please include in your abstract the paper title, presenter’s name, email address, and institutional affiliation. Abstracts may also be submitted for panels of three speakers.

Important Dates
Abstract submission deadline: 1 September 2014
Abstract acceptance notification: 1 October 2014

Financial Support
The conference organisers will provide accommodation for participants whose papers are accepted for the conference for the nights of 5 – 8 January 2015. We are, however, unable to provide funds for travelling to and from Canberra.

For Taiwanese participants, there are funding opportunities offered by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Republic of China (Taiwan) for international conference attendance.

Enquires
Nancy Chiu
twconf2015@gmail.com
http://ciw.anu.edu.au/events/2015/taiwanconference/​

Call for Papers: Sixth International Conference on Austroasiatic Linguistics 2015

First call for papers for the Sixth International Conference on Austroasiatic Linguistics. Deadline is on 28 Feb 2015.

Sixth International Conference on Austroasiatic Linguistics
Venue: Siem Reap, Cambodia
Date: 22-24 July 2015
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