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Call for Late-Breaking Submissions for ICAS 12 and Late submissions for EWV

General submissions for ICAS 12 are now closed, but ICAS 12 is now calling for late-breaking submissions and we are also accepting late submissions for EWV 12. Proposals should be submitted in this online proposal system before Monday 31 May 2021, 23.59 JST.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be part of the Twelfth International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS 12)! Join us on our online adventure and take a virtual dive with us in the immersive online ICAS 12 world where you will have the opportunity to present your work, meet and engage in discussions with your colleagues during panel/roundtable sessions and informal meetings, establish new connections and enjoy arts- and crafts events and documentaries on Asia.

The International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS) is a global platform enabling individuals and institutions from all over the world to come together to exchange views on a variety of issues pertaining to Asia. The Convention attracts participants from more than 65 countries to engage in global dialogues on Asia that transcend boundaries between academic disciplines and geographic areas. Kyoto Seika University, together with all its partners, and the ICAS Secretariat warmly welcome you to the first virtual edition of ICAS!

ICAS 12 will bring our global Asian Studies community virtually together from 24-28 August 2021 on a Kyoto-themed online conference platform. Join and connect with over 1,500 expected participants!

ICAS 12 is now accepting a limited number of Late-Breaking paper, panel and roundtable proposals for inclusion at ICAS 12. The ICAS 12 Organising Committee would like to invite proposals in the Late-Breaking track on new research, recent developments and trending topics in Asian Studies that have arisen during the one-year period prior to ICAS 12. This Late-Breaking track offers an opportunity for discussion and exchange on novel and high profile research for which timeliness of sharing this research with the Asian Studies community is important. All topical areas spanning the Asian Studies field are encouraged to submit, including cross-cutting topics and those that reach beyond disciplines traditionally represented at ICAS.

Only new submissions, which have not been submitted before for ICAS 12, will be considered for acceptance. All presentations will be pre-recorded in our user-friendly and secure online conference platform and made available to the participants as of 10 August until 15 October 2021. All sessions will be allocated a live one-hour time slot during the ICAS 12 conference dates. These live sessions aim to maximize the opportunity to go more into depth and will consist of short recaps of 3-5 minutes of each presentation, which will be followed by a longer lively discussion, exchange, collaboration and Q&A.

Panels should consist of 3-5 presenters, and roundtables of 5-8 participants. Individuals already on the programme are welcome to participate in a late-breaking session in addition to their own session (the ICAS 12 ‘one presentation’ rule does not apply for Late-Breaking sessions). If you organise a proposal for a Late-Breaking session, ensure that prospective session participants have agreed to participate in the session before submitting your proposal.

Following a review process, the decision is communicated to the submitters within a week after the submission deadline. Participants of accepted contributions in the Late-Breaking track will be given the opportunity to register at the early-bird rate until 15 June 2021.

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