Call for Papers: Annual Conference of the European Association for Asian Art and Archaeology

The Board of the EAAA is pleased to announce the call for papers for the 1st EAAA conference to be held at Palack University in Olomouc, Czech Republic, between 25th and 27th September 2014.

The conference will be jointly organized by the EAAA and the  Department of Asian Studies (KAS) at Palack University. The  conference is generously supported by Palack University, as the 8th  conference of cultural anthropology of South and Eastern Asia.

Palack University in Olomouc is the second oldest university in the  Czech Republic and one of the oldest in Central Europe. Drawing on  more than 400-year tradition of higher education it is nowadays a  renowned centre for teaching and research. Olomouc is the capital of  the region of Central Moravia and belongs to the oldest cities of the  Czech Republic. The city dates back to the ninth century, when it was  a power centre of the Great Moravian Kingdom, the oldest Slavonic  state. Today Olomouc has above 100,000 inhabitants and its long  history makes it one of the most beautiful cities of the Czech Republic.

The purposes of the conference are to:

1.     Open a dialog between scholars of Asian art and archaeology  and to offer a platform for the presentation and discussion of recent  researches;
2.     Highlight the significance of Asian art and archaeology  researches;
3.     Revise historical approaches that have been prevalent in the  study and research of Asian art and archaeology;
4.     Elaborate existing art theories and methodology;
5.     Form new research approaches and methods in Asian art and archaeology.

The EAAA board invites papers on art and archaeology of China, Japan,  Korea, South and Central Asia, as well as papers on art theory and  methodology. Scholars of Asian art and archaeology from Europe and  beyond are invited to submit proposals for panels, round table  discussions, and individual papers. Proposals (including the author’s  name, academic qualification, institutional affiliation, position,  contact information  address, telephone number, e-mail, and a short  abstract of no more than 250 words) should be sent toeaaa.conf.olomouc@gmail.com  before November 15, 2013. Scholars who have submitted their  proposals by this deadline will be notified of their inclusion in to  the conference before February 28, 2014.

Official language of the conference is English. Accepted abstract will  be published on the conference web page and in the Conference Abstracts.

All presenters should register and pay registration fee to participate  in the conference. The registration fee which includes materials for  the conference and coffee break refreshments is 40 Euros. All  participants of the conference should be EAAA members. Membership fee  is 20 (reduced 10). Further information related to payment of the  registration and membership fees will be provided on the conference  website. Letters of invitation will be sent to those who need them for  obtaining visas.

Accommodation is available in hotels — from 50 per night, or hostels  near the city centre (a list will be provided). Cheaper accommodation  (25 per night) will be provided for 20-30 disadvantaged participants,  who should send detailed requests to eaaa.conf.olomouc@gmail.com.

The conference website: www.kas.upol.cz/veda_a_vyzkum/konference.html

Any further questions are welcome. Please write to eaaa.conf.olomouc@gmail.com

Organizational committee:

Lucie Olivov (KAS, Palack University & EAAA)
Nataa Vampelj Suhadolnik (EAAA)
Jarmila Fiurkov (KAS, Palack University)

Important dates

Deadline for submissions: November 15, 2013
Notification of acceptance: February 28, 2014
Conference venue: September 25-27, 2014

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Paula lives in the vortex of academic life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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