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September 26, 2013

CFP: Conference on Inter-Asian Connections IV: Istanbul (October 2-5, 2013)

Deadline: February 11, 2013

Conference on Inter-Asian Connections IV: Istanbul (October 2-5, 2013)

Deadline: Monday, February 11, 2013 Co-organized and co-sponsored by the Social Science Research Council, Yale University, the National University of Singapore (NUS), the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (HKIHSS) at the University of Hong Kong, Göttingen University and Koç University – collectively the “Conference Organizing Committee.”

The Inter-Asian Connections Conference Organizing Committee is pleased to announce an open call for individual research paper submissions from researchers in any world region, to participate in a 4-day thematic workshop at an international conference, Inter-Asian Connections IV: Istanbul.

To be held in Istanbul and hosted by Koç University, the conference will host seven concurrent workshops led by two or three directors and showcasing innovative research from across the social sciences and related disciplines. Workshops will focus on themes of particular relevance to Asia, reconceptualized as a dynamic and interconnected historical, geographical, and cultural formation stretching from the Middle East through Eurasia and South Asia, to East Asia. Six workshops were chosen competitively from among 43 applications while one was organized by the host institution. We are now accepting applications for all seven workshops.

The conference structure and schedule have been designed to enable intensive ‘working group’ interactions on a specific research theme, as well as broader interactions on topics of mutual interest and concern. Accordingly, there will be a public keynote and plenary sessions in addition to closed workshop sessions. The concluding day of the conference will bring all the conference participants together for the public presentation and exchange of research agendas that have emerged over the course of the conference deliberations.

Individual paper submissions are invited from junior and senior scholars, whether graduate students or faculty, or researchers in NGOs or other research organizations, for the following six workshops. For the full Calls for Papers and detailed descriptions of the individual workshops, click the links below.

(click to see full descriptions and calls for the individual workshops)

"After Neoliberalism?" The Future of Postneoliberal State and Society in Asia
Workshop Directors: Emel Akçali (Department of International Relations and European Studies, Central European University), Ho-Fung Hung (Sociology, Johns Hopkins University) and Lerna Yanik (Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Kadir Has University)

Asian Early Modernities: Empires, Bureaucrats, Confessions, Borders, Merchants
Workshop Directors: Kaya Sahin (Department of History, Indiana University) and Hendrik Spruyt (Department of Political Science, Northwestern University)

Contemporary Art and the Inter-Asian Imaginary
Workshop Directors: Alice Jim (Department of Art History, Concordia University) and Henry Tsang (Faculty of Culture + Community, emily carr university of art + design)

Inequalities in Asian Societies: Bringing Back Class Analysis
Workshop Directors: Deniz Yükseker (Sociology, Koç University), Ching Kwan Lee (Sociology, UCLA) and Can Nacar (History, Koç University)

Porous Enclaves: Inter-Asian Residential Projects and the Popular Classes from Istanbul to Seoul
Workshop Directors: John Friedmann (School of Community and Regional Planning, University of British Columbia) and Erik Harms (Anthropology and Area & International Studies, Yale University)

Rescuing Taste from the Nation: Oceans, Borders and Culinary Flows
Workshop Directors: Krishnendu Ray (Department of Nutrition, Food Studies & Public Health, New York University) and Cecilia Leong-Salobir (University of Wollongong)

The Sounds and Scripts of Languages in Motion
Workshop Directors: Jing Tsu (East Asian Languages and Literatures, Yale University) and Ronit Ricci (School of Culture, History and Language, College of Asia-Pacific, The Australian National University)

In order to apply, applicants must submit: (a) on-line application, (b) a 500-word abstract of research paper to be presented at the workshop, (c) a short statement (200-300 words) explaining how the paper fits the theme of the workshop, and (d) 1-2 page C.V. (academic qualifications and employment history; list of publications).
Participants will be selected by workshop directors in consultation with the Conference Organizing Committee.
Selection decisions will be announced in March 2013. Selected participants must confirm their decision to participate within 10 days of receiving the selection notification.

Posted by sarayu at September 26, 2013 02:03 PM