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Archive for the month “January, 2017”

School of Pacific & Asian Studies Conference 2017

>> Call for Papers:
– Theme: “Bridging the Gaps: Conceptualizing Asia through an Interdisciplinary Lens”
>> Conference Dates: 22-24 March 2017
>> Conference Venue: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
>> Abstract Submissions Due: 20 January 2017
>> A limited number of travel grants will be available.
>> More information, please visit:

The Migration Industry: Facilitators and Brokerage in Asia

>> Call for Papers:
– “The Migration Industry: Facilitators and Brokerage in Asia”
Conference Date : 01 Jun 2017 – 02 Jun 2017
>> Conference Venue : National University of Singapore
>> Proposal Deadline : by 30 January 2017
>> The organizers will provide hotel accommodation for three days and a contribution towards airfare for workshop participants.
>> More information, please visit:


>> Call for Papers:
“Debating Democracy in Japan”
>> Conference Venue: University of Wollongong, Australia
>> Conference Date: 26-30 June 2017
>> Date for submission of proposals: 13 January 2017
>> More information, please visit:

The Tenth Global Studies Conference

>> Call for Papers:

  • Theme 1: Economy and Trade
  • Theme 2: Politics, Power, and Institutions
  • Theme 3: Society and Culture
  • Theme 4: Resources and Environment

>> Conference Date: 8-9 June 2017
>> Conference Venue: National University of Singapore, Singapore
>> Proposal Deadline: 8 March 2017
>> More information, please visit:

Waterloo Political Science Graduate Conference

>> Call for Papers:
“Politics of Change: Shifting Democratic Priorities in the 21st Century”
>> Conference Venue: University of Waterloo, Ontario
>> Conference Date: 10 March 2017
>> The deadline for abstract submissions: 22 January 2017
>> Selected papers will be published in Inquiry & Insight.
>> More information, please visit:

South China Sea: Emerging Scenario Conference

Here’s a conference venue with which IDAS has a long history: it’s in Tirupati, India. This year (24-26 July) the focus is on the South China Sea, so hopefully many of you will be interested.

Here is the call for papers:

and here is the main portal.

Hope to see you there!






Beall’s List

Since all IDAS students have to publish, and there are a number of predatory publishing mills out there taking advantage, I thought I would share this website which lists dodgy journals:


If you ever get approached (mostly via email) by a publisher offering to publish your latest conference paper, then hit delete. At least look them up on this list.

Hint: these days the ones I see still use a few dozen font colours — a good hint they are not operating at the height of professionalism. But they’ll wise-up before long and get better at hiding themselves.

So be careful out there!




UPDATE: The original site has been taken down for mysterious reasons, but for the time being at least, here is an Internet archive snapshot of the list from Dec 2016:





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