12th International Burma Studies Conference
This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the Center for Burma Studies at Northern Illinois University. To commemorate, this year the Center will host the biennial International Burma Studies Conference, with the theme, “Traditions and Challenges,” at NIU in DeKalb, Illinois from October 7 to 9, 2016.
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 this exciting conference! We invite papers on all aspects of Burma/Myanmar Studies, broadly defined, including (but not limited to) anthropology, art history, environment, health, history, literature, linguistics, music, political science, popular culture, religions, sociology and area studies.
In addition to the academic conference, the Center for Burma Studies will also be hosting a series of cultural events.
We are accepting proposals for either individual papers or whole panels by April 30, 2016. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Accepted participants and panel organizers will be notified on or before May 15 2016.
As a result of the generosity of the Burma Studies Foundation, there is the possibility for reduced registration fees and partial travel assistance for some students and scholars otherwise unable to attend the conference due to limited resources. If you would like to apply for these concessions, please attach a separate letter detailing your situation.
Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to seeing you in DeKalb in October!
Jane M Ferguson (Conference Convener)
Australian National University
Catherine Raymond (Co-Convener)
Northern Illinois University
The conference will open for registration on Thursday evening October 6th and Friday morning, October 7th, with panels starting on Friday at noon, Saturday and Sunday morning, dinners on Friday and Saturday evenings with entertainment and a gala on Saturday night. More information will be forthcoming.