We are delighted to announce that the 14th Biennial Conference of Asian Studies in Israel (ASI18) will take place at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mt. Scopus Campus, on Wed-Thu, May 23-24, 2018.
We invite proposals on Asian-related topics (Central, South, East and South-East Asia). Priority will be given to thematic panels (3-4 papers + chair and/or discussant), but individual paper submissions are also welcome. The deadline for submitting proposals for either organized panels or individual papers is November 6, 2017.
The proposal should include the title of the panel or the individual paper together with a short abstract (150-200 words), as well as a short CV (1 page max) of the presenter/s. With the exception of roundtables, panel proposals should also include the title and abstract of each paper. Please indicate in your proposal what equipment, if any, will be required for your panel or lecture. The conference will be bi-lingual (Hebrew/English). Abstracts can be submitted in either English or Hebrew (preferably both).
Proposals for panels/papers, as well as all enquiries, should be submitted by email to the conference mail (firstname.lastname@example.org( with copies to the Frieberg Center (email@example.com) and to the conference’s convener, Prof. Michal Biran (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Conference guests are welcome to stay at the Beit Maiersdorf Faculty Club, located at the conference venue. Priority will be given to foreign participants. The Frieberg Center for East Asian Studies at the Hebrew University will help in covering the accommodation costs of foreign participants but will not be able to participate in the cost of travel.
Please distribute this call for papers among your colleagues and networks. Both Hebrew and Non-Hebrew speakers are most welcome.
On behalf of the organizing committee,
Prof. Michal Biran, Convener, The Frieberg Center for East Asian Studies
Dr. Nissim Otmazgin, Chair of the Department of Asian Studies, HUJI
Dr. Orna Naftali, Department of Asian Studies, HUJI
Dr. Eviatar Shulman, Department of Asian Studies, HUJI
Dr. Jooyeon Rhee, Department of Asian Studies, HUJI
The Department of Asian Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is the oldest in Israel and is one of the biggest departments in the Faculty of Humanities, home to over 300 students specializing in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Indian Studies. The department is characterized by its excellence in research and teaching, and it maintains an environment of cooperation between students and faculty in a wide array of extracurricular activities. To read more about the department, visit: http://asia.huji.ac.il/en