International University Symposium on Humanities and Arts 2020

Universitas Indonesia’s (University of Indonesia) Faculty of Humanities will hold its annual international symposium, International University Symposium on Humanities and Arts 2020, under the theme “The Humanities in The Time of Crisis”.

This year’s symposium will be held virtually from 29 September to 2 October 2020. Both undergraduate and graduate students are invited to participate, and there will be no registration fee for international participants.

More information on how to register and how to submit an extended abstract can be looked up at You can also contact the organizers by email at

CFP: Sending State Regimes and International Skilled Migration: Asian Perspectives in the Age of Global Migration (Deadline Mar 31, 2020)

This workshop is organized by the Asia Research Institute at the National University of Singapore, with funding support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Grant at Wilfrid Laurier University. The event will be held August 26-28, 2020 at ARI.

Paper proposals should include a title, an abstract (250 words) and a brief biography (150 words) for submission by 31 March 2020. Abstracts should include clear statements explaining the conceptual and methodological bases of the paper in addition to summarizing the paper’s key arguments and findings.

You can submit your proposal to Ms Kristel Acedera at, and the submission form can be downloaded here. Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by end of April 2020, and participants will be required to send in a completed draft paper (about 6,000 words) by 31 July 2020.

For more information including the list of possible paper topics, please visit the event page:

Call for Papers: Ethnic and Community Identity in Southeast Asia (Deadline: Jan 20, 2020)

The Center for Southeast Asia Studies at UC Berkeley and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at UCLA have announced a Call for Papers for their joint conference on the theme Ethnic and Community Identity in Southeast Asia, to be held April 24-25, 2020, at UCLA.

Possible paper topics might touch on any of the following: state ethnic labeling policies and their implications; contestation centered on competing ethnic identities and terminologies; identities or communities formulated in terms of gender or sexual orientation; identities defined in terms of religious affiliation or organizations; academic, state, or public discourse surrounding racial or ethnic identities; ethnic or identity politics that cross national boundaries and complicate state narratives.

The two centers invite submissions for presentations from scholars and graduate students conducting original research in the social sciences and humanities that address the primary theme of the conference. Abstracts (up to 500 words) should be emailed to UCLA CSEAS ( by Monday, January 20, 2020. Abstracts should also include your name, affiliation and discipline and contact information (including e-mail address).

For more information, visit the CFP page:

USINDO Summer Studies (deadline: Jan 24, 2020)

USINDO Summer Studies is an intensive 10-week Indonesian language & culture studies fellowship held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens, aged 18-30 years old, and university juniors or seniors, or graduate students, currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate degree program. They may also be recent graduates (within 6 months) of any accredited U.S. college or university.

Applications and required documents must be received by USINDO no later than January 24, 2020 to be considered for the Summer Studies 2020 program. More information can be found here: