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ICAS 12 goes virtual!
24-28 August 2021

The ICAS Secretariat and Kyoto Seika University, together with all its partners, warmly welcome you to the first virtual edition of ICAS!

The International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS) is a biennial meeting platform for academics, cultural and civic actors from all over the world to discuss and share new insights on Asia and in ‘Asian Studies’ in a multidisciplinary, transsectorial context. ICAS events embrace a wide range of topics in Asian Studies research and Asian affairs in general. They draw from a humanistic social science interest that can include other areas and forms of knowledge, including the arts as well as scientific, policy and practitioners’ experiences.

ICAS’s first-ever virtual meeting is expected to bring together over 1,500 international participants who are eager to exchange ideas, discuss innovative and emerging fields of study, and develop collaborations in the field of Asian Studies.

Join and connect with participants from around the world!
This virtual ICAS 12 is available at your fingertips to access multiple presentations, panel and roundtable discussions, poster presentations, documentaries, cultural activities and networking opportunities. We would like to give you a glimpse of the online conference platform that will be used for the live experience, Elevent.ly. To get an impression of the variety of possibilities on the platform, please view this impression flyer that we have prepared for you. The platform will be fully customized and transformed to give an ICAS 12 Kyoto look and feel.

Take a virtual dive with us and join our online adventure in the immersive virtual ICAS 12 world where you will have the opportunity to present your work, meet and engage in discussions with your colleagues during panel/roundtable sessions and informal meetings, establish new connections and enjoy arts- and crafts events and documentaries on Asia.

Call for Late-Breaking Submissions ICAS 12 
ICAS 12 is now accepting a limited number of Late-Breaking paper, panel and roundtable proposals for inclusion at ICAS 12. 

The ICAS 12 Organising Committee would like to invite proposals in the Late-Breaking track on new research, recent developments and trending topics in Asian Studies that have arisen during the one-year period prior to ICAS 12. This Late-Breaking track offers an opportunity for discussion and exchange on novel and high profile research for which timeliness of sharing this research with the Asian Studies community is important. All topical areas spanning the Asian Studies filed are encouraged to submit, including cross-cutting topics and those that reach beyond disciplines traditionally represented at ICAS. 

Proposals should be submitted in our online proposal system before Monday 31 May 2021, 23.59 JST

We warmly welcome you to be part of the ICAS 12 spirit!

For more information on ICAS 12, please visit the ICAS 12 website: site2.convention.co.jp/icas2021