Asia-Europe Encounters conference in Singapore CFP
The International Institute of Asian Studies (IIAS) in Leiden, the Netherlands; the Asia-Europe Foundation; the Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre, ISEAS, and the Asian Civilisations Museum in Singapore, jointly organise an international conference on ”Asia-Europe Encounters: Intellectual and Cultural Exchanges, 1900-1950”. The conference will be held 7 – 8 December 2012 at the Asian Civilisations Museum in Singapore. The purpose of the conference is to explore the intellectual and cultural flows between Asia and Europe which occurred during, and in part were formative of, the political and social changes over the first half of the 20th century. Aside of post-colonialism, the conference will encourage an exploration of the intellectual and cultural currents of this age and an investigation into how the two ends of Eurasia interacted in these spheres through (new) cosmopolitanism and other novel ideologies which affected both European and Asian societies. Young scholars from Asia and Europe are encouraged to apply. Abstracts of 300 – 400 words and a short biographical sketch of the proposer are to be submitted by 30 May 2012. All participants will be provided with three nights accommodation in Singapore. Requests for assistance with airfare, especially from Asian countries, will be sympathetically considered. More information and full call for papers.