Call for Papers
We are now accepting submissions
Deadline to Submit: April 30, 2021
Contact the conveners at: email@example.com
The ravages of the global COVID pandemic, followed by Tatmadaw General Min Aung Hlaing’s military coup d’etat present grave concerns for the present wellbeing and political future of people in Myanmar and beyond. Because of these issues, we also feel it is crucial to continue our research, academic discussion and support educational endeavors as best we can under the circumstances. For the dates of September 16-19, 2021, we will hold the 14th International Burma Studies Conference, either hybrid or fully online. Our goal is to provide an interdisciplinary space where students and researchers of the country and region can come together and share their findings, debate ideas, and discuss controversial issues. We fully acknowledge that the political circumstances are changing quickly, and we strive to be inclusive, and will update any organizational changes on the website as circumstances warrant.
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 or multi-media presentations on all aspects of Burma/Myanmar Studies, broadly defined, including (but not limited to) anthropology, art history, environmental studies, health, history, literature, linguistics, music, political science, popular culture, religious studies, sociology and urban planning.
We welcome individual participants to submit their proposed paper in the form of a title and 200 max. word single-paragraph abstract/summary, pasted into the webform by April 30, 2021. For the conference itself, we will gather individual papers into thematic panels. For individual presenters, please see this panel participation as an opportunity to explore diverse topics and forge new connections; scheduling needs and the variety of submissions can sometimes preclude thematic cohesion of papers. Please include your location of participation for the online conference so we can be sensitive to time differences for panel scheduling
Accepted participants will be notified on or before May 30, 2021.
Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to seeing you in September!
Jane M Ferguson (Conference Convener)
Australian National University
Catherine Raymond (Co-Convener)
Northern Illinois University
Featured painting: Brang Li, detail from “Yangon City Hall,” 2014, 36” x 60”. BC2019.03.10. Burma Art Collection at NIU. Donation from the Thukhuma Collection.