AAS 2023 Conference News: Calls for Session Chairs, Mentors, and Films

Call for Chairs

The AAS Program Committee is seeking session chairs for the 2023 Annual Conference. Please consider volunteering as a session chair for an Individual Paper Session. Volunteer opportunities are available for both in-person and virtual sessions! Click the button below for details.

Application Deadline: November 7, 2022

Call for Mentors

We are now accepting sign-ups for mentors willing to devote 60 minutes for group mentoring sessions on a variety of topics. 

The AAS Conference Mentor Program connects early-career Asianists with advanced scholars, teachers, and professionals to both build their professional network and seek advice and informal guidance within a structured setting. Mentors will lead an open-ended discussion with a group of no more than nine individuals at the Annual Conference in Boston. Click the button below for a list of suggested topics and details on becoming a mentor.

Application Deadline: December 1, 2022

Call for Films

Established as an Association for Asian Studies (AAS) conference program in 2011, AAS Film Expo is curated and organized by the Asian Educational Media Service (AEMS), a program of the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Documentary and independent films on issues reflecting contemporary life in Asia will be programmed and projected in a dedicated screening room Thursday through Saturday on conference dates. The film expo also provides an in-person, on-demand screening area to allow additional viewing opportunities for attendees unavailable for scheduled screening times.

Selected films may include short, post-screening Q&A sessions with filmmakers and film representatives attending the conference or via online video conferencing.

We welcome the submission of films related to Asia produced by scholars and independent filmmakers. Criteria utilized in the selection process include timeliness, broad appeal to the scholarly community, and examples of new field work. In considering your submission, please note that attendees viewing films may be seeking titles for classroom use or for their institutional libraries.

Approximately twenty to twenty-five films will be selected for screenings.

Submission Deadline: December 16, 2022