Call for Papers is now open
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August 3-5, 2018
Deadline for abstract submission:
April 15, 2018.
Pullman Grande Sukhumvit
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Scholarly Insights on Burma/Myanmar
13th International Burma Studies Conference
under the auspices of the
Center for Burma Studies (Northern Illinois University, US)
August 3-5, 2018
Since Myanmar began its bumpy path to democratization, the global media discourse has been dominated by actors from the business, political, and civil society spheres. Yet it is a more crucial time than ever for academic and scholarly voices to share their insights and knowledge and play a role in the Myanmar's development. With this purpose, the Board of Trustees of the Burma Studies Foundation, the Burma Studies Group, and the Center for Burma Studies cordially invite you to participate in the 13th International Burma Studies Conference in Bangkok from August 3-5, 2018.
Taking an inclusive and multidisciplinary approach, the conference will examine all scholarly aspects of Burma/Myanmar studies in the aim of presenting a multi-faceted approach of the country at this turning point in its history. Recent political and economic events -including ongoing conflicts in Rakhine and Kachin State- will be given due, as well as development in the arts and the sciences. Therefore, research papers in fields such as anthropology, history, archaeology, art history, heritage studies, international relations, political sciences, economy, religious studies, environment and development studies, public health, linguistics and literature, music are all welcome.
We are accepting proposals for either individual papers or whole panels by April 15, 2018. Prospective participants must submit -- via attached Word document (.doc .docx) or pasted in an email -- a title and 150-250 word abstract for his or her paper, as well as the presenter’s name, affiliation, and contact information.
Panel organizers: please also submit a panel abstract in addition to individual abstracts for every participant on one continuous document. Send this information to email@example.com
Accepted participants and panel organizers will be notified in mid-May 2018.
Note: To protect the academic freedom of the conference along the Chatham House Rule, we invite international and local media and press to contact us prior registration.
The 13th International Burma Studies Conference is convened for the purposes of professional development and scholarly and educational interchange in the spirit of free inquiry and free expression. It reminds the conference participants that all professional academic ethics and norms apply as standards of behavior and interaction at these meetings and, particularly, discourages any disruption of academic exchange.