CALL FOR PAPERS (Deadline: NOVEMBER 15, 2015, Sunday)The 19th Annual Harvard East Asia Society Conference: [Re]imagining Asia

Date and time: February 20-21, 2016
Venue: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA

 The Harvard East Asia Society (HEAS) invites currently enrolled graduate students working across all disciplines to submit papers for its annual conference. The theme of this year's conference is "[Re]imagining Asia" and will be held from February 20-21, 2016. *Participants should plan to arrive on or before February 19, 2016.

 The HEAS Conference Board invites papers examining Asia from fresh perspectives that go beyond conventional frameworks. Whether it is an expansion of geographical boundaries, discoveries of silenced histories or a redefinition of cultural norms, we seek to encourage a re-imagination of what Asia means and encompasses. Preference will be given to papers which engage with the conference theme. The HEAS Graduate Student Conference is an annual event which provides an interdisciplinary forum for graduate students to exchange ideas and discuss current research on topics related to East Asia. The conference allows young scholars to present their research to both their peers and to renowned scholars in East Asian Studies. All panels will be moderated by Harvard University faculty. The conference will also allow participants to meet others in their field conducting similar research and to forge new professional relationships.

 Interested parties can apply via the online application form:

 The application entails entering basic personal information, a 100-word bio, and 300-word abstract. The application deadline is November 15, 2015. Decisions will be made and successful applicants informed by mid-December. Successful applicants will be required to submit the final draft of their papers by February 1, 2016. The HEAS Conference Committee regrets that we are unable to provide travel stipends for participants.

 Eligibility and Application Guidelines:
 1. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a program of graduate study
  ("postgraduate" in British degree classification systems).
 2. Papers must be related to East Asia, Inner Asia or Southeast Asia.
 3. Abstracts must be no longer than 300 words, and bios no more than 100 words.
 4. Deadline for abstract submission: *NOVEMBER 15, 2015 (Sunday).*

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