25 July 2007

CFP - 9th Women in Asia conference (29 Sept - 1 Oct 2008; University of Queensland)

Ninth Women in Asia Conference: "Transition and Interchange"
29 September-1 October 2008
School of Languages and Comparative Cultural Studies, University of Queensland

The University of Queensland is hosting the ninth Women in Asia (WIA) Conference, to be held from 29 September-1 October, 2008.

The WIA Conferences have been held regularly since 1981 and are supported by the Women's Forum of the Asian Studies Association of Australia. These are international conferences, with attendees from throughout Australia and the Asian regions, including those who are working on or in the region.

Participants include academics and students; representatives of NGOs and other organizations involved in aid and development; artists and performers; and interested members of the general public. The conference provides excellent opportunities for networking and getting to know others in the field.

The theme for the 2008 conference is Transition and Interchange, which we hope will stimulate discussion on temporal and geo-cultural changes and interactions that may be understood in any different ways and in many different contexts.

Call for Papers: Contributions are invited from a broad range of participants from various disciplines on a large number of themes concerning the lives of women in Asia. Participants are encouraged to submit proposals for panels (with 3-4 papers per panel). Individual proposals are also welcome. A conference website will be established in the coming months.

Immediate enquiries can be addressed to wia@uq.edu.au

Conference Organisers: Associate Professor Helen Creese, Dr Rosemary Roberts, and Dr Tomoko Aoyama, School of Languages and Comparative Cultural Studies, the University of Queensland.

The conference is supported by the University of Queensland and the Asian Studies Association of Australia.