CONFERENCE ON INTER-ASIAN CONNECTIONS III: HONG KONG
JUNE 6-8, 2012
CALL FOR WORKSHOP PAPERS
DEADLINE: Friday, June 24, 2011
The Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (HKIHSS), the University of Hong Kong, the National University of Singapore (NUS), and the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) (the Organizers) are pleased to announce an open call for individual research paper submissions from researchers in any world region, to participate in a 3-day thematic workshop at an international conference entitled "Inter-Asian Connections III."
Following on successful conferences held in Dubai in February 2008 and Singapore in December 2010, this conference will be held in Hong Kong, June 6-8, 2012. The conference will host concurrent workshops, coordinated by individual directors and showcasing innovative research from across the social sciences and related disciplines. Workshops will focus on themes of particular relevance to Asia, re-conceptualized as a dynamic and interconnected historical, geographical, and cultural formation stretching from the Middle East through Eurasia, South Asia and Southeast Asia, to East Asia.
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 an 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:
• Anatomies of Knowledge: Medicine, Science, and Health in Asia
Workshop Directors – Angela Ki Che Leung (Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong) and Izumi Nakayama (The University of Hong Kong)
• Asian Crossings, 1789-1914
Workshop Directors – Ross Forman (National University of Singapore) and Julia Kuehn (The University of Hong Kong)
• Just Society at Last? Ideals and Projects of the Common Good across Asia
Workshop Directors – Syed Muhd Khairudin Aljunied (National University of Singapore) and Morgan Y. Liu (The Ohio State University)
• Networks o f Religious Learning and the Dissemination of Religious Knowledge across
Workshop Directors – Christophe Jaffrelot (Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches Internationales, Sciences Po) and Mirjam Künkler (Princeton University)
• Shifting Geopolitical Ecologies and New Spatial Imaginaries
Workshop Directors – Çağlar Keyder (Boğaziçi University) and Ravi Arvind Palat (State University of New York at Binghamton)
• Sustainability and Citizenship in Asian Cities
Workshop Directors – Anne M. Rademacher (New York University), K. Sivaramakrishnan (Yale University) and Billy Kee-long So (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
Please note that an individual cannot apply to more than one workshop.
Descriptions of the individual workshops and information on the application process, including required application forms, are available at http://www.ssrc.org/programs/pages/interasia-program/conference-on-inter-asian-connections-iii-hong-kong-june-6-8-2012/
Application materials are due by Friday, June 24, 2011. Selection decisions will be announced in August 2011. Accepted participants are required to submit a 20-25 page draft research paper by February 1, 2012; final papers are due by April 15, 2012.
Dr Ross G. FORMAN
Department of English Language and Literature
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
National University of Singapore
Blk AS5, 7 Arts Link
+65 6516 6127
Fax: +65 6773 2981
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