Deadline ICAS 11 proposals
closed (was 10 October 2018)

Convention dates
16-19 July 2019

Convention location
Leiden, the Netherlands

ICAS 11 Leiden
The 11th International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS) is the most inclusive international gathering in the field of Asian Studies. ICAS attracts participants from over 75 countries to engage in global dialogues on Asia that transcend boundaries between academic disciplines and geographic areas. The meeting place for the eleventh edition of ICAS is Leiden, the Netherlands. The historic city of Leiden is home to one of the oldest universities, Leiden University, and several of the most renowned Asia research centers. Leiden University will be the main host of ICAS 11, partnering with the city, research institutions and museums, who share equally rich Asian and global connections.

Events will include: panels and roundtable discussions, keynote speeches, craft exhibitions, a film and documentary festival and the second Asian Studies Book Fair. With all these activities ICAS is contributing to the decentering of Asian Studies by including more ‘Asian voices’ while successfully convening a global space in which Asia scholars and social and cultural actors from the whole world can directly interact. Participate at ICAS 11 and enjoy the multitude of networking opportunities, possibilities to share your research and to meet with publishers.

ICAS 11 will be held at the Law Faculty Building and Lipsius Humanities Faculty Building of Leiden University from 16-19 July 2019. It will be organized by the International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden University, and GIS Asie (French Academic Network on Asian Studies). 1750 Asia specialists and representatives of civil society are expected to attend.

The special focus of ICAS 11 is Asia and Europe. Asia in Europe, but proposals for ICAS 11 may involve topics from all Asian Studies disciplines in the broadest possible sense. Topics could range from (but are not limited to) Eurasia; Citizen participation; Political economy; Heritage and Identity;  Connectivity; New Pedagogies; Foreign Workers; Mediascapes; Social Capital; Rethinking Education; Religious Transformation; Postcolonial; Democracy; Neoliberalism; Intellectual History; and Big Data.

Proposal applicants have been notified mid-December 2018 about the selection results. If you have received a notification email, please contact the ICAS secretariat at icas11@iias.nl
Further information about registration fees, accommodation, and logistics are provided on the ICAS 11 website.

Travel Fund
Participants of ICAS 11 are expected to fund their own registration fee, travel and accommodation. Limited financial support is available for selected PhD students, early career scholars (obtained PhD degree after 1 January 2016), registered members of GIS Asie, and scholars and panels of Leiden University. Please note that ICAS 11 operates on a limited budget, and will only be able to provide a partial grant to the selected recipients. Grant applications should also be received before 10 October 2018. It is no longer possible to apply for a grant. The selection results for the grant application will be announced before 15 March 2019.

ICAS Book and Dissertation Prize 2019
The ICAS Book Prize (IBP) was established by the International Convention of Asia Scholars in 2004. The IBP is awarded for outstanding publications in the field of Asian Studies. It has created an international focus for publications on Asia which has increased their visibility worldwide. For this eighth edition, books in Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Spanish/Portuguese will be eligible.

Submissions for the English, French, German and Korean editions are no longer possible.

The deadlines for the other language editions are:
Chinese Edition: 15 January 2019
Spanish/Portuguese Edition: 15 January 2019

For more information, please visit https://icas.asia/en/icas-book-prize.

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