International Institute for Asian Studies

October
31
2017

Call for proposals

Call for Workshop Proposals -- InterAsian Connections VI: Hanoi (2018)

CALL FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSALS
InterAsian Connections VI: Hanoi
December 4–7, 2018

Applications due October 31, 2017

Organizers: Social Science Research Council InterAsia Program, Duke University Global Asia Initiative, Göttingen University Global and Transregional Studies Platform, the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Hong Kong, Asia Research Institute at the National University of Singapore, Seoul National University Asia Center, Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences, and Yale University.

Hosted by Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences

InterAsian Connections VI: Hanoi is the sixth in a series of conferences showcasing innovative research from across the social sciences and related disciplines that explores themes that transform conventional understandings of Asia. Crossing traditional area studies boundaries and creating international and interdisciplinary networks of scholars working to theorize the intersection of the “global” and the “regional” in a variety of contexts, the conference reconceptualizes Asia as a dynamic and interconnected historical, geographical, and cultural formation stretching from West Asia through Eurasia, South Asia and Southeast Asia, to East Asia.

The 2018 Hanoi conference will be structured to enable intensive working group interactions on specific research themes as well as broader interactions on topics of shared interest and concern. Each workshop will have two directors with different institutional affiliations, preferably representing different disciplines.

Joint proposals are invited from scholars from any world region who are interested in co-organizing and codirecting a thematic workshop that addresses one of the following broadly conceived themes. All workshop directors must hold a PhD degree and have significant experience in conducting independent research, holding research workshops, and evaluating and commenting on a variety of research proposals.
• Sites of InterAsian Interaction
• Territorial Sovereignties and Historical Identities
• Transregional Religious Networks
• Environmental Humanities in Asia
• Rethinking Conceptual Frameworks for the Rise of Asian Cities
• Infrastructures and Networks

Selected directors will be expected to
• help recruit and choose ten to twelve international workshop participants (senior and junior scholars, graduate students, and other researchers) competitively from across relevant disciplines in the social sciences, humanities, and related fields;
• provide feedback and comments to all selected participants in advance of the conference; and
• run all workshop discussions over the course of the three-and-a-half-day event.

The conference organizers will cover all directors’ costs of participation, including economy-class airfare and accommodations. Workshop directors will each receive a $1,000 honorarium.
Workshop proposals must be submitted electronically and are due October 31, 2017.

The full text of the request for workshop proposals, including detailed descriptions of the workshop themes, information on the application process, the application form, and eligibility guidelines, as well as details on all previous conferences in the series, can be found on the InterAsian Connections Conference Series page: https://www.ssrc.org/programs/component/interasia-program/interasian-con...