The School of Pacific and Asian Studies (SPAS) at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM) seeks papers, performances, and panel proposals for its 24th annual graduate student conference. The conference will be held on the UHM campus in Honolulu, HI on April 3-5, 2013. The theme this year is “CONTINUITY, CHANGE, AND CONTESTATION: MULTIDISCIPLINARY AND TRANSNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON THE ASIA-PACIFIC.” In particular, we are looking for papers that:
· Incorporate multidisciplinary approaches
· Challenge approaches based on a national or regional focus
· Engage new and emerging trends in Pacific and/or Asian Studies
· Involve any original research on Asia and/or the Pacific
· Present Asian and/or Pacific performance practices
As this year's theme indicates, we are interested in accepting papers, performances, and panel proposals that continue, change, and/or contest disciplinary and regional approaches to the study of the Asia/Pacific. With this goal in mind, we also encourage those with a background in the arts to apply with performance proposals.
We are happy to announce that we have two keynote speakers joining us this year: Dr. Naoki Sakai (Cornell University) and Dr. Barbara Andaya (University of Hawai'i at Manoa). More information about our keynotes will be added to our website soon.
Please submit the application form by February 1, 2013. When submitting the application, please rename the file from “2013 SPAS Abstract Submission Form.doc” to “Applicant’sLastName_Applicant’sFirstName.doc” and email it to email@example.com by the submission deadline.
Additionally, all accepted papers/panels will have discussants, so presenters should be prepared to submit their papers by March 18, 2013.
Abstract submission deadline: February 1, 2013
For the submission form, please visit the 2013 SPAS Graduate Conference Website: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/spas/?page_id=881
Limited partial travel grants to the conference site may be available.
If you have any questions, please contact the conference planning committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, please refer to our Facebook page, “2013 SPAS Graduate Conference.”
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