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April 24, 2012

Language Proficiency Testing in Less Commonly Taught Languages

The Sirindhorn Thai Language Institute (formerly The Sirindhorn Thai Language Center), Chulalongkorn University would like to invite you to join in a conference entitled The International Conference on Language Proficiency Testing in the Less Commonly Taught Languages which will be held from August 17-18, 2012 at the Imperial Queen’s Park Hotel Bangkok, Thailand.
For more detail, please follow the following link : http://www.stc.chula.ac.th/Conference.html
The abstract submission deadline has been extended to May 31, 2012

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CFP: Lao Studies

Call for Papers
Lao Studies

19 April 2013 to 21 April 2013
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Web announcement: www.laostudies.org/research-programs/icls

The Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Center for Lao Studies (CLS) are pleased to announce that the Fourth International Conference on Lao Studies (ICLS) will be held on April 19-21, 2013 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. The theme is ‘Lao Studies’ as well as ‘The diverse ethnic groups of Laos’. However, this conference intends to accommodate all academic scholarship in the social sciences and humanities related to Laos, and peoples linked either to identifying as Lao or to the country of Laos more generally, including people from all ethnic groups in Laos, and diaspora communities all over the world.

Please submit abstracts in English before October 31, 2012.

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CFP: Burma Studies

Call for Papers
Burma Studies

Conference: October 5-7, 2012, Northern Illinois University

The Burma Studies Foundation, the Burma Studies Group and the Center for Burma Studies invite papers on all aspects of Burma Studies. Panels and papers should be devoted primarily to new research, including recent events in Burma. Proposals accepted for either individual papers or whole panels by April 30, 2012. For more information visit the conference website at

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CFP: Thai Studies

Call For Papers
Thai Studies

Ohio University
October 26-27, 2012

The Council on Thai Studies invites students and scholars of Thailand and the broader Tai world to submit paper abstracts of no more than 300 words to Jeffrey Shane at shane@ohio.edu by August 3, 2012. The 2012 conference keynote speaker will be Dr. Charnvit Kasetsiri, distinguished Thai historian and former Rector of Thammasat University. Associate Professor Chusak Pattarakulvanit, Department of English Language and Literature, Thammasat University, will give a special guest lecture.

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Philologies across the Asias: the Translation, Transmission and Transformation of Knowledge in the Early Modern World

The Berlin-based Forum Transregionale Studien and the Center for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) in Delhi invite scholars to apply for an international Winter School to be held in Delhi from 10 -21 December, 2012 on the theme “Philologies Across the Asias: The Translation, Transmission and Transformation of Knowledge in the Early Modern World”.

The Winter School is organized in the framework of the project ZUKUNFTSPHILOLOGIE: REVISITING THE CANONS OF TEXTUAL SCHOLARSHIP and addresses postdoctoral researchers and advanced doctoral students from the field of language studies, history and cultural studies. The winter school aims to explore, from an intellectual and global history perspective, the role that textual practices, language studies and archival policies have played in the constitution of knowledge across Asia roughly since 1500.

Call for Applications:
Zukunftsphilologie Winter School 2012 in Delhi
10—21 December 2012, Delhi
(Deadline: 20 May 2012)

Within the framework of the research project Zukunftsphilologie: Revisiting the Canons of Textual Scholarship the Berlin-based Forum Transregionale Studien and the Center for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) in Delhi invite scholars to apply for an international Winter School to be held in Delhi from 10—21 December, 2012 on the theme


The winter school aims to explore, from an intellectual and global history perspective, the role that textual practices, language studies and archival policies have played in the constitution of knowledge across Asia roughly since 1500.

The winter school will be steered by a group of scholars including Manan Ahmed (Zukunftsphilologie/Freie Universität Berlin), Muzaffar Alam (University of Chicago), Rajeev Bhargava (CSDS, Delhi), Whitney Cox (SOAS, London), Islam Dayeh (Zukunftsphilologie/Freie Universität Berlin), Irmela Hijiya-Kirschnereit (Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School for Literary Studies/Freie Universität Berlin), Michael Lackner (Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen), Shail Mayaram (CSDS, Delhi).

The Delhi Winter School builds on the success of Zukunftsphilologie’s first Winter School held in Cairo, December 2010 on “Textual Practices Beyond Europe: 1500-1900”. The Cairo Winter School focused mainly on the recovery and recuperation of instances of marginalized textual practices beyond Europe at a time of vast European imperial expansion, formations of national canons and in the context of the disciplinary history of Orientalism. The 2012 Delhi Winter School, Philologies Across the Asias, will further this research programme by shedding light on the mobility of texts, languages and textual practices across the cultural geographies of Asia - focusing on Arabic, Syriac, Armenian, Turkish, Sanskrit, Persian, Urdu, Chinese, Japanese, Malay, Tamil, the vernaculars across India and East Asia, among other linguistic and cultural realms.

This particular emphasis on cross-Asian philological and intellectual relations is not to undermine European encounters with Asia, but rather to consciously provincialise it, and thereby to approach it as one among many historical experiences of Asia. The fundamental question that we ask is: how could a history of Asia without Europe as its single point of reference actually look like? How was, for example, seventh and eighth century Greco-Syriac-Arabic literary culture viewed by Indo-Persian intellectuals in the early modern period? What role did Arabic script or Arabic intellectual traditions play across various locations - from the Mediterranean to the Malay world - to help bring about a sense of intellectual cosmopolitanism. Looking at any exemplary Ottoman or Chinese literary scholar in the early modern period, what can we deduce about the linguistic tools and methodologies at their disposal. What theories and notions of history, of language, and of cultural heritage determined their vision of translation and transformation from one register to another? What was at stake, in these movements across Asia? Where modern scholarship has looked at ancient or early medieval forms of politico-linguistic encounters - in the Late Antiquity of the Near East or the Renaissance of tenth century Baghdad, we have yet to grapple with the ways in which texts, materials, and methodologies of philological encounters shaped the ideas of self and community in the early modern period. The rise of vernaculars and colloquial writing from the courtly cultures and urban spaces of such places like Vijayanagar, Aceh, Seoul, Istanbul and Damascus created new scribal practices, new imaginations of cultural spread and hegemonies, and new ways of opening the world to text and vice versa.

The role of these vernaculars in facilitating modes of translation in the philological practices across Asia will be a key concern of the Winter School. Our focus will be on the historical and cultural dimension of philological practices, to underline the ways in which textual culture (formation of archives, circulation of manuscripts, consolidation of expertise), political economy (rise of regional powers and patronly courts), and cultural imagination (a valence and value to the role of knowledge and knowledge systems) informed and governed Asian worlds prior to and during European colonial encounters.

By situating such practices in the larger context of the global histories of Asia and the complex geographies and polities that formed it, a doubly necessary discursive and historiographical move is intended: to disrupt any lingering notions of a monolithic Asia fabricated by western imperial imagination, and to challenge any assumption that philological knowledge originated in Europe and traveled - via the Colonial encounter - to Asia. Asias, in the plural, therefore, refers to the countless geographical locations, landscapes and seascapes, maps, boundaries and frontiers that make up territorial Asia, and it also refers to the countless number of representations, imaginations and historiographies that continue to shape its contours and delineate its differences.

The Winter School will engage in a transregional and historical perspective that transcends current national, colonial, religious and ethnic boundaries, real and imagined. This will be carried out by bringing together the expertise of scholars of various textual cultures to explore the ways in which Asia can be properly seen as a variegated, complex, and entangled whole. The Winter School aims to explore the early modern interconnections and entanglements of the Asias through an investigation of the philologies that connected them and also brought them apart.

Delhi from the eleventh century provided a nodal point linking histories and cultures across Asias - from China Sea to the Red Sea - via the polities that called it their Capital. The movement of intellectuals after the Mongol disruption linking the Western Asian world echoed in the linking of Cairo and Istanbul and Delhi during the early modern period. Similarly, the movement of Chinese, Tibetan and Sanskritic texts across northern Asia benefited greatly from the political lines stretching across Delhi. We hope that the choice of Delhi will enrich and continue the conversation we started at Cairo.

Conditions of Application and Procedure
The International Winter School is open to postdoctoral researchers (within 7 years of completion) and advanced doctoral students from the field of language studies, history and cultural studies, whose philological work promotes an inter-Asian perspective. Particular preference will be given to applicants whose proposals exemplify a conscious dovetailing of comparativist methodology and historiographical reflection. Before submitting an application, interested applicants are strongly advised to visit the Zukunftsphilologie website (www.zukunftsphilologie.de) for a description of the project and a list of previous events, including a report of the Cairo Winter School.

Participants receive a stipend covering travel and accommodation. They will be expected to give at least one presentation of their research, actively participate in discussion groups and seminars, and assist in chairing sessions. In order to create common intellectual ground and to ensure fruitful conversations, participants will receive a collection of preparatory essential readings in the form of an online reader, which they will be required to read carefully prior to their arrival in Delhi. These readings will be discussed extensively during the Winter School. Unlike similar events where the burden is on a team of tutors, the ultimate success of the Delhi Winter School however depends to a great extent on the engagement and contribution of all its participating members.

The researchers' work should be clearly relevant to the themes of the Winter School. The working language is English. The application should likewise be in English and consist of

— A research expose of no more than 5 pages, which includes an outline of your project, and states clearly why you think this Winter School is pertinent to your research, with a brief summary thereof (max. 200 words)
—‘relevant readings’, Please provide citation of one or two academic articles or works you find relevant to the overall themes and objectives of the winter school and would propose discussing at the Winter School
—Curriculum vitae plus a short biography (max. 150 words)
—The names of two university faculty members who can serve as referees (no letters of recommendation required)
— While we do not require official proof of English fluency, applicants whose native tongue is not English will be expected to have a strong command of the language

Send by e-mail as one pdf file or in one word document.

The application should be submitted in English and should be received by May 20, 2012 addressed to zukunftsphilologie@trafo-berlin.de.

Zukunftsphilologie aspires to support research in marginalized and undocumented textual practices and literary cultures with the aim of integrating texts and scholarly traditions from Asia, Africa, and the Middle East as well as from Europe itself. The project takes as its point of departure the increasingly growing concern with the global significance of philology and the potential of philology to challenge exclusivist notions of the self and the canon. Zukunftsphilologie endeavours to promote and emphasise primary textual scholarship beyond the classical humanistic canon by a critical recuperation of philology. In an age of advanced communication, intellectual specialisation and unprecedented migration of knowledge and people, the discipline of philology assumes new relevance. The project draws on the recent calls for a return to philology as particularly emphasised by Sheldon Pollock in his essay “Future Philology? The Fate of A Soft Science in a Hard World” and the late Edward Said's essay “The Return to Philology”.
More information: www.zukunftsphilologie.de

The Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS or Centre) is a premier institute of India in the social sciences and humanities. The Centre provides a unique institutional space which seeks to nurture intellectual interests and interdisciplinary modes of enquiry outside the entrenched boundaries of academic disciplines. Since its inception in 1963 the Centre has been known for its skepticism towards any one conception of modernity and received models of development and progress and has sought ways to make creative use of local traditions in the making of multiple and alternative modernities, much before these ideas become fashionable in intellectual discourse. The CSDS has always promoted conversations between and within cultures. It has tried to delink cultural resources from violent expressions of political identities and promoted the idea that dissent is crucial for creative conversation between cultures and societies. The CSDS has carved out a space for itself in the field of democratic politics and its futures, politics of culture and knowledge, contextually relevant political theory, media and urban experiences, critical discourse on science and technology and violence, ethnic diversity.
More information: www.csds.in

The Forum Transregionale Studien is a Berlin-based research platform designed to promote research that connects systematic and region-specific questions in a perspective that addresses entanglements and interactions beyond national, cultural or regional frames. The Forum works in tandem with already existing institutions and networks engaged in transregional studies and is supported by an association of directors of universities, research institutes and networks mainly based in Berlin. The Forum Transregionale Studien is funded by the Land of Berlin.
More information: www.forum-transregionale-studien.de

c/o Forum Transregionale Studien
Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin
Wallotstrasse 19
14193 Berlin

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1st Graduate Workshop on Language Contact in Asia and the Pacific

Location: University of Macau, Macau SAR, China
Start Date: September 3rd 2012 to September 5th 2012
Contact: Mário Pinharanda
Email: marioN@umac.mo
Meeting URL: lcap2012.blogspot.com

Description: The goal of this graduate workshop is to expose interested young researchers to up-to-date research and theories of contact linguistics with a specific focus on the Asia-Pacific region, an area of high linguistic diversity and a wealth of contact settings. This 3-day workshop consists of 3 intensive courses taught by invited external tutors, each one a renowned specialist in their field, and a local tutor from the University of Macau:

Session 1: Anthropology of Creole Languages. Tutor: Prof. Christine Jourdan (Concordia University)
Session 2: Language endangerment and language maintenance: working with communities Tutor: Prof. David Bradley (LaTrobe University)
Session 3: Portuguese in contact in Asia - Tutors: Dr. Hugo Cardoso (University of Coimbra) & Dr. Mário Pinharanda (University of Macau)

The topics of the three courses will allow the participants to broaden their knowledge of general issues in the research of language contact, as well as expose them to specific case-studies based on the tutors’ expertise. The workshop is geared towards graduate Linguistics students or advanced undergraduates. It is open to anyone; if, however, we receive more expressions of interest than we can accommodate, preference will be given to students of Asian-Pacific institutions and students researching or planning to research Asian-Pacific contact settings.

Registration of attendees to this workshop is now open until 31st May 2012. All those interested should e-mail their CV and a short paragraph introducing themselves, their course of study and their research interests to: marioN@umac.mo

The registration fee will be MOP 600.00 (+/- 75 USD; 57 EUR).

The workshop precedes the 1st Conference on Language contact in Asia and the Pacific (6-7 September 2012), which all participants are highly encouraged to attend and submit an abstract to.

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Language Contact in Asia and the Pacific

Location: Macau S.A.R.
Start Date: 6-Sep-2012 - 7-Sep-2012
Contact: Mário Pinharanda
Meeting Email: marion@umac.mo
Meeting URL: lcap2012.blogspot.com

Meeting Description:
1st Conference on Language Contact in Asia and the Pacific

University of Macau
Macau, S.A.R. (P.R.China)

6th – 7th September 2012

See http://www. lcap2012.blogspot.com for more details and regular updates

As highly multilingual and diverse regions, Asia and the Pacific have over time witnessed intense language contact. Though not new, scholarly interest on the subject has been gaining momentum in recent times. This two-day conference will be dedicated exclusively to studies of the multiple facets of language contact and multilingualism in Asia and the Pacific.

The conference will include keynote addresses by:
Jeff Siegel (University of New England, Australia)
David Bradley (Latrobe University, Australia)
Christine Jourdan (Concordia University, Canada)

The conference will be preceded by a graduate workshop for young researchers working on instances of language contact in the Asia-Pacific region, from the 3rd – 5th September, at the University of Macau. See separate announcement.

Call for Papers:
Call Deadline: 15th May 2012
We invite abstracts in the field of language contact and multilingualism in Asia and the Pacific for 20-minute talks followed by a 10-minute discussion period. The recommended length is 300 words, and no longer than 500 words (excluding references). The abstract should: (i) state the topic of the paper clearly; (ii) indicate the methodology; (iii) include the main findings; and (iv) indicate their relevance to the field.

Abstracts should be sent in an attachment .doc or .pdf document, no later than May 15th 2012, to marioN@umac.mo

Authors’ names must not be given in the abstract or the file name. In the email, authors are requested to include the following information:

Name of author/s
Title of paper
Postal & email address

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April 10, 2012

Salvage and Salvation: Religion, Disaster Relief, and Reconstruction in Asia

Organized by the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore

Date: 22-23 November 2012
Venue: Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore
Website: http://www.ari.nus.edu.sg/events_categorydetails.asp?categoryid=6&eventid=1290

What does it mean to offer salvation in the midst of catastrophe? What dynamics are in play at the intersection of religion and disaster relief in Asia? Over the past few years, Asia has witnessed frequent massive and high profile disasters, notably the Indian Ocean tsunami (2004), the Kashmir earthquake (2005), Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar (2008), the Pakistan floods of 2010, and most recently the 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disasters in northeast Japan. In the wake of these tragedies – and the numerous smaller-scale disasters that also afflict the region – religious organizations have played pivotal roles in disaster response initiatives. Millions of relief workers and billions of dollars in aid have been mobilized through their networks. However, despite having a profound impact on the lives of disaster victims, these initiatives have gone largely under-reported, and there has been no comprehensive attempt to present research on religion and relief in contemporary Asia. ‘Salvage and Salvation’ will be the first interdisciplinary conference to bring together researchers, humanitarian workers, and policy makers to address this theme.

Analysis of religion and disaster relief introduces practical and theoretical concerns. Understanding the full ramifications of disaster requires attention to specific religions involved in recovery and the different positions they assume. Additionally, it cannot be presumed that Asian states are religiously neutral. Disasters and relief efforts open new forms of communality among affected populations, thereby altering religion and politics and inspiring novel social and spiritual trajectories. Humanitarian actors and grassroots mobilizations are also deeply implicated in these shifts. Even self-consciously secular humanitarian organizations inevitably engage with the religious realities they encounter in their disaster responses through varying strategies of collaboration, accommodation, or exclusion of different religious activities. A region-wide comparative approach to disaster and recovery should be concerned with the broadest possible spectrum of what ‘salvation’ may comprise, whether associated with the state or non-governmental actors or whether designated ‘religious’ or ‘secular.’

We are seeking paper presentation proposals that will address the following topics (and related themes) as they relate to the Asian region:

• Analysis of the types of humanitarian work undertaken by Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Muslim, and other religious groups in response to disasters, including rescue operations, medical and post-traumatic care, fundraising, reconstruction, mitigation, proselytizing, spiritual counseling, and other interventions
• Doctrinal, ritual, clerical, and/or institutional innovations occasioned by religious disaster responses
• How do states and mainstream humanitarian organizations perceive religion and what logics adjudicate their assessments?
• Collaborations between religious organizations, state actors, humanitarian organizations, and community groups in disaster response initiatives
• Emerging transnational networks forged between religious groups, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), donor organizations, and other actors engaged in disaster responses
• Reconfigurations of local communities following religious and/or secular disaster relief initiatives
• Contrasting visions of ‘salvation’ offered in response to disasters and the ramifications of these visions

Papers from any field in the humanities or social sciences that employ any type of methodology are welcome. We are particularly interested in submissions that employ data from fieldwork. Analytical papers by development practitioners or representatives of religious institutions/groups drawing on field experience relevant to this topic are also encouraged.


Paper proposals must be for original, previously unpublished work. Selected papers from the conference proceedings will be compiled for an edited volume. Proposals should include a title, abstract (250-300 words), and a brief personal biography (150 words). For more detailed guidelines or questions regarding specific paper proposals, and for obtaining a Paper Proposal Submission Form, please contact the conference organizers.

Please submit all applications to Dr Philip Fountain (aripmf@nus.edu.sg) by 15 May 2012. Successful applicants will be notified by 15 June 2012 and will be required to send a draft paper (5,000-8,000 words) by 15 October 2012. Travel and accommodation support is available from the Asia Research Institute, depending on need and availability of funds.

Conference Convenors
Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore
North Carolina State University

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April 06, 2012

The International Journal for the Study of Humanistic Buddhism (IJSHB) Call for Papers

The International Journal for the Study of Humanistic Buddhism aims to become a high quality academic publication on Buddhist and Humanistic Buddhist studies. The content of the journal includes researches that account for the historical, philosophical, cultural, theoretical and methodological examination of various Buddhist schools from its traditional period up to the contemporary era. IJSHB concerns topics relating Buddhism with the society, politics, science and other current issues as well as the exploration of its relationship with modernization and globalization. We also encourage researches that integrate various Buddhist canons, doctrines with different historical courses.

The journal covers topics of the following categories:

1. Hermeneutic studies of Buddhist Canon in connection with the
theoretical foundation and practices of Humanistic Buddhism

2. Historical and philosophical studies of various Buddhist traditions
and schools

3. Theoretical and methodological studies

4. Case studies on topics relating Buddhism with the society,
politics, economics, charity and other current issues

5. Book and article reviews

IJSHB is published semiyearly in printed format. Calling for papers is continuous throughout the year. All submissions should be sent to JSHB@cuhk.edu.hk in Microsoft Word compatible format. Please include "Submission to *IJSHB*" in the subject title of your email.

Dr Tong Sau Lin
Executive Editor
Centre for the Study of Humanistic Buddhism The Chinese University of Hong Kong

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April 05, 2012

CFP: Marriage in Asia Trends, Determinants, and Implications

DEADLINE: 21 May 2012
Date :15-16 November 2012
Venue :Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore
Website :http://www.ari.nus.edu.sg/events_categorydetails.asp?categoryid=6&eventid=1291

This conference is jointly organised by the Changing Family in Asia Cluster, Asia Research Institute, the Family, Children and Youth Cluster, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore, & Scientific Group on “Marriage Transition in Asia”, Asian Population Association.

Asian countries have witnessed significant social, political, economic and technological changes over recent decades, albeit from widely differing starting points and at vastly different rates. While similar forces continue to shape changes in Asian societies, including the institution of marriage, sharp differences in marriage patterns and systems persist throughout the region. This conference aims to explore why these differences in marriage endure in light of similar forms of social change across the region. In doing so, the conference aims to foster a more in-depth analysis of marriage. Marriage here is understood to refer more broadly to union formation which can also include both cohabitation and unions which take place without formal marriage ceremonies.

This conference aims to enhance our understanding of the processes at work in marriage and their determinants. It also seeks to investigate changing trends in marriage and the implications they are having upon the societies in which they occur. We invite submissions of papers that consider changes in marriage patterns throughout the Asian region. It is anticipated that these studies will consider issues such as age at and timing of marriage; the arrangement of marriage (considering the spectrum of self-choice to fully arranged); barriers to marriage (including caste, educational homogamy, distorted sex ratios); the influence of technology upon spouse selection; labour market, kinship and other cultural factors that influence marriage. Studies which consider the often-neglected male perspective will be particularly welcome.

Participants are also encouraged to consider one or more of the following question in their paper presentations:

• What are the key forces leading to changing trends in marriage in Asia?
• What forces act to stabilise union formation and arrangement of marriage (including but not limited to kinship systems and cultural norms)?
• What role does cross border marriage play in both responding to and altering marriage patterns and gender relations in Asia?
• What are the implications of rising age at marriage?
• What underpins the persistence of very young age at marriage in some countries despite legal restrictions on minimum age at marriage?

We invite submission from both young and established academics across a range of disciplines, including demography, anthropology, sociology, geography, history and economics. We encourage submissions to consider empirical case studies as well as theorization of marriage trends in the Asian region.


Paper proposals should include a title, abstract (400 words maximum) and a brief personal biography of 150 words using the Paper Proposal Submission Form. Please send your form to Sharon at arios@nus.edu.sg by 21 May 2012. Successful applicants will be notified by 8 June and will be required to submit a draft paper (approximately 6,000-8,000 words) by 15 October.


Conference Convenors

Professor Gavin JONES
Asia Research Institute and Global Asia Institute, National University of Singapore

Dr LEE Hyunok
Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore

Dr Maria PLATT
Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore

Dr HO Jeong-Hwa
Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore


Miss Sharon ONG
Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore
#10-01 Tower Block,469A Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 259770
Email: arios@nus.edu.sg
Tel: (65) 6516 8784
Fax: (65) 6779 1428

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April 02, 2012

CFP: Healing, Belief Systems, Cultures and Religions of South and Southeast Asia

5th SSEASR Conference, Manila, 2013
May 16-19, 2013

Web announcement: www.sseasr.org/

Sub-themes (but not limited to these only) include:

* Health, Healing, and Healers in South and Southeast Asia
* Healing in South and Southeast Asian Transnational Communities
* Science and Traditional Healing Systems
* Sacred Sounds of South and Southeast Asia
* Traditional and Alternative Means of Healing
* Suffering and Penance Through the Bodily Practices
* Plants, Peoples, and Sacred Practices
* Belief Systems and Island Cultures
* Folk Christianity in South and Southeast Asia
* Pilgrimage and Spiritual Well-being
* Rites, Rituals and Sacredness in South and Southeast Asia
* Beliefs and Survival among South and Southeast Asian Diasporic Communities
* Routes as Carriers of Cultures and Religions
* Literature of Prayers and Invocations
* Indigenous Religions of South and Southeast Asia
* Festivals of the Ethnic Groups of South and Southeast Asia

Other papers are also welcomed covering the study of any area of culture and religion in the region.

Important Deadlines:
Show of Interest: November 24, 2012
Early Registration Deadline: January 15, 2013
Last Submission of Abstract: February 24, 2013

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