Extended Registration Deadline: February 28, 2023

We are pleased to invite to the DGA Young Scholars Group conference 2023! This year’s conference will take place from the 12th to the 14th of May in Halle an der Saale. 

In a time of geological (‘Anthropocene’) and geopolitical transformations, scholars of Asian studies are faced with the challenges of assessing, explaining, and following often conflicting developments. Against this background, the 2023 edition of the biennial conference of the DGA’s Young Scholars Group seeks to decode some of these puzzles. 

By reflecting on past and present phenomena in Asian societies from a wide variety of perspectives, the conference decidedly moves towards an analysis of Asian agency and how the continent is actively shaping our world. 

Accordingly, our invitation is addressed to young and emerging scholars of Asian studies, who, in their research, contribute to questions on how the great geographical and cultural diversity we call Asia was, is and will become. We invite submissions from all kinds of Asia-related research fields, be it cultural studies, linguistics, social and political sciences, or other disciplines. 

The conference will take place in Halle from the 12th to the 14th of May 2023, right in the centre of Germany on the banks of the beautiful river Saale, where there will be time and space not only for scientific discussion, but also for social exchange. 

We would kindly ask you to submit an abstract with your registration by the 28th of February. We ask you to send the finished version of your paper to us by the 9th of April at the latest. Finished contributions should be between 2000 and 3500 words (excluding References) and presentations should take 10 minutes. You can of course register for and participate in the conference without submitting an abstract or paper! You don’t need to be a member of the YSG or the DGA to participate, but we would be happy to welcome you as a new member.

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