Call for Papers: The 13th Biennial Conference of Asian Studies in Israel

call for papers [150-2]Call for Papers

The 13th Biennial Conference of Asian Studies in Israel; (East, South and Central Asia); 18-19 May, 2016

We are delighted to announce that the 13th Biennial Conference of Asian Studies in Israel will take place at Tel-Hai College on Wednesday-Thursday, May 18-19, 2016. The conference framework remains unchanged; it will be a two-day event, with cultural activities held in the evening of the first day. Researchers are invited to submit proposals for panels and papers on Asia-related academic fields. To facilitate fruitful discussions, we encourage the submission of proposals for organized thematic panels. The submission of proposals for individual papers is also very much welcomed. Submissions for panels and individual papers are due via email to the conference, as well as to the conference convener, in PDF form and in Word file by November 30, 2015. Notification of acceptance will be sent in January 2016.

Proposals should include a title of the panel/paper and an abstract (250 words max.), and your name, email address, institutional affiliation, and a short bionote. Panel proposals should include the title and abstract of each paper. Conference languages are English and Hebrew (we will consider presentations in other languages as well). Proposals should be submitted either in English (for presentations in English) or in Hebrew and English (for presentations in Hebrew). Conference presentations should last 20 minutes. Q&A sessions will take place during a general discussion period at the end of each panel. There will be a computer and a projector in every conference room. If you need additional equipment, please note it in your proposal.

The conference is open to the public and participation is free of charge. Conference participants can book rooms in Kfar Giladi Hotel. Tel-Hai Hostel and a variety of other hotels are also available. Discounted rates will be announced separately.

We would be grateful if you could distribute this call for papers among your colleagues.

The conference website is now under construction; a notification will be forwarded when it is ready.

Questions and comments are welcomed at:


Conference Organizers: Dr. Gad C. Isay, Dr. Sophia Katz, Dr. Roni Sarig

Department of Asian Studies, Tel-Hai College


Steering Committee:

Gad C. Isay (convener), Tel-Hai College

Sophia Katz, Tel-Hai College

Roni Sarig, Tel-Hai College

Ronie Parciack, Tel-Aviv University

Rotem Kowner, University of Haifa

Gideon Shelach, Hebrew University

Alon Levkowitz, Bar-Ilan University


Tel-Hai College is one of the leading public academic colleges in Israel and the first among Israeli colleges to establish a Department of East Asian Studies (2012). It is located in the region of the Upper Galilee, famous for its beautiful scenery.

For more information about Tel-Hai College, see: About the region, see:

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