Deadline Approaching: Emerging Voices in the Study of Theravada Civilizations

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Call for Papers
December 15, 2021
United States
Subject Fields: 
Religious Studies and Theology, Asian History / Studies

The Theravada Studies Group Meeting, as part of the annual Association of Asian Studies meeting, is hosting a series of short presentations showcasing new research by recent PhDs and graduate students who are working on their dissertation. 

The TSG Committee Members are accepting proposals from recent PhDs and graduate students to present their meeting at the AAS meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii (March 24-27; Precise date to be announced). At this point, we are planning the meeting will be held in-person, but we will do our best to also accommodate virtual presentations.

We are interested in roughly 10-minute talks on any aspect of Theravada civilizations. The presentations may focus on recent field or archival work, or on a new critical framework of analysis for Theravada societies. Nominations of younger scholars by thesis advisors are welcome.

Please send a brief prospectus of no more than 200 words on your topic. Please also include a brief description of your current status (i.e., year of graduate study, ABD status, or recent PhD (last three years), and academic affiliation). Send inquiries to Brooke Schedneck <> and Jack Meng-Tat Chia <> and your proposals to

Deadline for proposals: December 15, 2021. You will be notified of the decision by January 5, 2022.