Call For Proposals

AAS 2023 CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Dear Colleagues:

On behalf of the Program Committee for the Association for Asian Studies, I am pleased to issue the Call for Proposals for the AAS 2023 Annual Conference to be held March 16-19, 2023 at the Hynes Convention Center and the Boston Sheraton Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts.

The AAS will additionally host a the virtual component of the annual conference, February 17-18, 2023; all sessions accepted for virtual presentations will be take place during the virtual event in February only.

We are pleased to invite colleagues in Asian studies to submit proposals for Organized Panels, Roundtables, Workshops, and Individual Paper sessions. The program committee seeks sessions that will advance knowledge about Asian regions and, by extension, will enrich teaching about Asia at all levels. Membership in AAS is not required to submit a proposal nor to present at the conference.

Please see the three-step guide below to start your submission process. The deadline for submission of all proposals and the International Exchange Travel Grants requests is Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time. All proposals must be submitted electronically via the AAS electronic submission application. We will not accept proposals submitted via email. The proposal submission application will be available beginning Thursday, June 30 through Thursday, August 11, 2022. Detailed instructions for completing the application can be found in the right-hand column of this screen.

If you have any questions regarding proposal submissions that are not answered in this Call for Proposals or the FAQs, please contact the AAS at AASconference@asianstudies.org.

We look forward to an exciting and intellectually stimulating conference in Boston.

Sincerely,

Mary Zurbuchen
Senior Advisor, Henry Luce Foundation

Program Committee Chair
2023 AAS Annual Conference

 

Proposal Preparation in Three Steps.

1. DECIDE ON YOUR PROPOSAL TYPE/FORMAT

a.) Proposal Types: Review this Call for Proposals and the information regarding the four (4) proposal submission types – Organized PanelRoundtables, Workshops, or Individual Paper.  

b.) Presentation Format: All presenters on sessions must agree to one presentation format either in-person presentations or virtual. The session may only be presented in one format. This decision will determine if the session will be scheduled to take place during the pre-conference virtual event, February 16-19, or at the in-person conference in Boston, March 16-19.

c.) Participation/application policies: Review the requirements of each proposal type, including the minimum/maximum number of participants, abstract word counts, etc. Individuals may participate in up to 2 sessions. A participant is anyone listed as a paper presenter, author, chair, or discussant. Session organizers are exempt from the one-appearance rule; organizer roles are not considered active participants.

d.) Diversity requirements: Review the AAS diversity and inclusion submission guidelines to ensure your preparations and final submitted proposal meet the AAS conference standards.

2. PREPARE SUBMISSION MATERIALS

a) Develop individual paper/presentation abstracts based on the submission requirements.  If submitting an organized panel proposal, the organizer is responsible for collecting and submitting ALL data and information from session proposal participants including paper titles/abstracts, names, and contact information for each participant on the session.

b) If applying for the AAS International Exchange Travel Grant on behalf of a participant, review the information to ensure the participant qualifies for this travel grant.

(c) Have questions? Find answers at our CFP Frequently Asked Questions section.

 

3. SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION BY THE POSTED DEADLINEAUGUST 11, 2022

a) Do not wait until August 11 to begin the submission process. You may begin the process and save a partially completed application. Once you save your work, edits can be made any time before August 11 at 5pm Eastern time.

b) Once you have filled in all of the required information, click the “Submit a Proposal’ button on this page in the right column.

c) Questions? Confused? Contact the AAS at AASConference@asianstudies.org

d.) Sit back and relax while the Program Committee carefully reviews and evaluates the submissions.