CfP Women in Asia Conference 2017, University of Western Australia (Sept 26-28)

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Call for Papers
January 1, 2017 to March 31, 2017
Subject Fields: 
Japanese History / Studies, Korean History / Studies, Sexuality Studies, Southeast Asian History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies

We are pleased to announce that the Call for Papers for the 11th Women in Asia Conference is open.

This Conference was an initiative of the Women’s Caucus (now Women’s Forum) of the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) in 1981. In 2017, the Conference will be held at the University of Western Australia, 26-28 September.
Women in the Asian Century: Challenges and Possibilities
With a particular thematic focus on 'Gender-Based Violence', the 2017 WIA conference aims to draw together scholars and activists working on this issue in Asia and Australia, to foster a discussion on the various challenges and strategies involved in addressing Violence Against Women in different contexts.
We also welcome presentations on issues outside the conference theme, on issues relating to women in Asia, including (but not limited to): work; health; media and popular culture; politics and social movements; social relations; life stages and transitions and sexuality.
WIA 2017 will include a postgraduate workshop and will offer limited travel bursaries to postgraduate students (see
We welcome papers and panels from scholars and practitioners from Asia, as well as local and domestic participants from the community sector, academia and government.
Deadline for submissions: 31 March 2017

Notification of acceptance: 30 April

Contact Info: 

For queries, please email the WIA 2017 Conference Organising Team: or contact Laura Dales