CFP: Asian Dynamics Initiative's 10th Annual International Conference

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Call for Papers
March 1, 2018
Subject Fields: 
Asian History / Studies, Social Sciences, Humanities, Area Studies

In 2018 the Asian Dynamics Initiative will host its 10th annual, international conference. The conference will take place at the University of Copenhagen on 18-20 June 2018.  

The overall conference theme for the plenary sessions is "Transition and Disruption in Asia". Keynote addresses on this theme will be given by three distinguished scholars:

Dr Faisal Devji, University Reader in Modern South Asian History, Director, St Antony's College Asian Studies Centre, University of Oxford

Professor Dr Hermann Kreutzmann, Chair of Human Geography, Department of Geography, Freie Universität Berlin

Professor Ran Wei, Gonzales Brothers Professor of Journalism, School of Journalism and Mass Communications, College of Information and Communications, University of South Carolina

Call for papers

The conference will feature panels and workshops on a wide range of themes. We invite abstracts for paper presentations addressing the panels listed below as well as the conference’s overall theme “Transition and Disruption in Asia”.

Your submission should include:

Name, affiliation, short bio
Abstract including title, argument and methodology (approx 250 words)
Intended panel (if applicable)


Call for panels

We also invite full panel proposals for Asia related themes not covered in the panels listed below. Your submission should include:

Name, affiliation and contact details of convener/contact person
Title and description of panel (up to 250 words)
Name and affiliation of 3-4 presenters in the panel, title of their presentations and abstracts (each approx. 250 words)


Deadline for submitting abstracts or full panel proposals is 1 March 2018.
Read more here:

Panels open for submissions

China in Europe: Chinese investment in Europe and the impact on labor relations
Convener: Sarah Swider, Dept. of Sociology, University of Copenhagen

Globalization, New Technologies and Knowledge Diffusion
Conveners: Morten G. Olsen and Jakob R. Munch, Dept. of Economics, University of Copenhagen

Feasting, drinking and banqueting: Politics and sociality of relating in Eurasia
Conveners: Edyta Roszko, Dept. of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies and Oscar Salemink, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen

Legal documents and identity construction in Muslim Central Asia
Conveners: Aysima Mirsultan and Ildikó Bellér-Hann, Dept. of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen

Religion in Consumer Society: Perspectives from Asia
Conveners: Trine Brox, Jane Caple and Elizabeth Williams-Oerberg, Dept. of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen

Researching Digital in Asia
Convener: Jun Liu, Dept. of Media, Cognition and Communication, University of Copenhagen

Panels closed for submissions

Cultural Heritage: Kulturarv or 文化遗产 - an attempt towards a one-word dictionary (closed for submissions)
Conveners:  Marie Roesgaard and Ingolf Thuesen, Dept. of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen

Partition Redux (closed for submissions)
Convener: Ravinder Kaur, Dept. of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen

Read more about the panels here:


Contact Info: 

Marie Yoshida
Asian Dynamics Initaitive, University of Copenhagen  

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