[Blueboard] Call for Papers, Inter-Asian Connections

lyjose at ateneo.edu lyjose at ateneo.edu
Fri Aug 17 13:26:01 PHT 2007

(Thanks for posting, and special thanks to Rowie Azada-Palacios for
calling my attention to this)

Social Science Research Council (SSRC)


DEADLINE: FRIDAY, September 14, 2007

International Conference on Inter-Asian Connections (Dubai, UAE:
February 21-24, 2008)

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is pleased to announce an
open call for individual research paper submissions from researchers in
any world region, to participate in a 4-day thematic workshop at an
international conference on "Inter-Asian Connections."

To be held in Dubai, February 21-24, 2008, the conference will host
concurrent workshops showcasing innovative research from across the
social sciences and related disciplines, on themes of particular
relevance to Asia, reconceptualized as a dynamic and interconnected
historical, geographical, and cultural formation stretching from the
Middle East through Eurasia and South Asia, to East Asia.

The conference structure and schedule has 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 to
all participants. Accordingly, there will be public keynotes, plenaries,
and roundtables addressing different aspects of Inter-Asian research in
addition to closed workshop sessions. The concluding day of the
conference will bring all the workshops together in a public
presentation and exchange of research agendas that have emerged over the
course of the deliberations in Dubai.

Individual paper submissions are invited for the following workshops:

> Sites of Inter-Asian Interaction

> Networks of Islamic Learning across Asia: The Role of International
Centers of Islamic Learning in Building Ties and Forging New Identities

> Distant Divides and Intimate Connections: Migrant Domestic Workers in

> Law-in-Action in Asian Societies and Civilizations

> Multiple flexibilities: nation-states, global business and precarious

> Neoliberal Globalization and Governmentality: State, Civil society and
the NGO Phenomena in Asia

> Initiatives of Regional Integration in Asia in Comparative
Perspective: Concepts, Contents and Prospects

> Border Problems: Theory, Culture, and Political Economy

> Post-collective Economic Lives and Livelihoods: Studies of Economy,
Institution and Everyday Practice in Post-socialist Eurasia and Asia

> Transnational Circuits: 'Muslim Women' in Asia

> Inter-Referencing Asia: Urban Experiments & the Art of Being Global

Descriptions of the individual workshops, along with information on the
application process, are available at:

Application materials are due on Friday, September 14, 2007. Junior and
senior scholars are encouraged to apply, whether graduate students and
faculty affiliated to colleges and universities, or researchers in NGOs
or other research organizations.

Selection decisions will be announced on October 19, 2007. Accepted
participants are required to submit a 20-25 page research paper by
January 14, 2008.

The SSRC will make every effort to subsidize the travel and
accommodation costs associated with attending the conference, and we
will issue a formal announcement about availability and levels of
financial assistance for individual participants in the coming months.
In the meantime, prospective participants are encouraged to seek out
alternative sources of funding that may be available from their home
institutions or other agencies.

For additional inquiries, please contact the SSRC at
intl_collaboration at ssrc.org.


Shabana Shahabuddin

Social Science Research Council

International Collaboration Program

810 Seventh Avenue, 31st Floor

New York, NY 10019

intl_collaboration at ssrc.org

Posted by Ateneo Center for Asian Studies (ACAS) executive director, Lydia
N. Yu Jose

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