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CfP: Jewish Communities in Asia


Asian Sphere Program Conference, University of Haifa, 23-25 April 2018

CfP Deadline: 15 October 2017

We are delighted to announce that the third annual conference of the Asian Sphere Program will take place on Monday-Wednesday, 23-25 April 2018, at the University of Haifa, Israel.

The Asian Sphere Program takes a fresh look at the continent of Asia as a concept and as a reality. It aims at exploring and analyzing the numerous interconnections that have tied its people, cities, and nations. Our third conference is devoted to a critical examination of Jewish communities in the Asian Sphere (exclusive of the Middle East region); their emergence and development; common and idiosyncratic characteristics; mutual connections; cultural contacts with host societies; similarities and differences with other foreign communities in the Asian Sphere; and relevance to broader theories with regards to minorities.

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CfP: AAS 2018, Washington DC

Association for Asian Studies 2018 Annual Conference, 22-25 March 2018, Washington DC

Deadline: 8 August 2017

The Association for Asian Studies is now accepting proposals for its 2018 annual conference, to be held March 22-25, 2018 at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C.

We are pleased to invite colleagues in Asian studies to submit proposals for Organized Panels, Roundtables, and Workshop sessions, in addition to Individual Papers. The program committee seeks sessions that will engage panelists and audiences in the consideration of ideas, information, and interpretations that will advance knowledge about Asian regions and, by extension, will enrich teaching about Asia at all levels. AAS Membership is not a requirement for the submission of a proposal.

The deadline for submission of all proposals and Late-Developing Countries travel grant requests is Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 5pm Eastern Time. All proposals must be submitted electronically via the AAS electronic submission application. We will not accept proposals submitted via email.

The full CFP, as well as the electronic application, can be found at the AAS website.

If you have any questions regarding panel participation that are not answered in this Call for Proposals or the FAQ's, please contact the AAS secretariat at

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Women in Conflict 1325 Fellowship Programme

Dates: Sunday 20th August to Sunday 27th August 2017

RECRUITMENT OPEN until 2nd August 2017

Please send a CV/Resumé and letter of motivation (maximum 2 A4 pages) to PROJECTS@BEYONDBORDERSSCOTLAND.COM


This programme builds upon two important elements, firstly the pilot programme run in 2015 with Syrian, Iraqi and Yemeni fellows, which established the need for a fellowship of this type, and also demonstrated the utility of bringing together female peacemakers from different conflicts. Secondly, it builds upon the recent programme held in partnership between the United Nations and the Scottish Government, supported by Beyond Borders Scotland, which brought 10 members of the Syrian Women’s Advisory Board of the Office of the Special Envoy to Syria to Scotland for four days of talks, including a two-day conference at the Scottish Parliament. This programme further established the utility for female peacemakers of sessions concerning inclusive politics and mechanisms of constitutional change.


Aims and Objectives

  • To bring together a team of women activists from a range of conflict affected countries to be trained in international best practice mediation, recovery and dialogue methodologies, with an emphasis on sustainable conflict resolution.
  • To explore methodologies for promoting the role of women in peace-building processes, and identifying and utilising entry points to those processes.
  • To provide the basis for research into barriers to women accessing peace-processes and leadership roles in conflict affected regions.
  • To facilitate the group of women in defining a model for collaboration with each other and with their existing networks, and to map a project plan for creating and
  • sustaining such a network.
  • To provide capacity building training in conflict resolution.
  • To provide shared experience models in relation to national dialogue processes, constitutional drafting, and representation of women in political and government institutions.


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CfP: PSA convention 2017

Postcolonial Studies Association Convention 2017

Senate House, University of London

18-20 September 2017

CfP Deadline: 28 February 2017

Confirmed keynote speaker:
Dr. Sharae Deckard (University College Dublin)

The special topic of the 2017 convention is Globalisation. Proposals for panels and papers on this theme are particularly encouraged.

Paper and panel proposals are invited from academics, scholars and postgraduates with research interests in any area of postcolonial studies from any disciplinary, cross- or interdisciplinary perspective.

Please send abstracts of no more than 250 words for 20-minute individual papers and 500 words for panels of three, along with a brief biographical note of participants (2-3 sentences max), to

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