Graduate students and qualified undergraduates are invited to submit abstracts for the 25th Annual Columbia Graduate Student Conference on East Asia. This two-day conference at Columbia University in New York, February 26–27, 2016, provides students from institutions around the world with the chance to meet and share research with their peers.
Applications are welcome from students engaged in research on all fields in East Asian studies, including, but not limited to, history, literature, art history, religion, sociology, archaeology, law, environmental studies, media studies, anthropology, political science, and economics. Work that crosses national, temporal, and disciplinary boundaries is especially encouraged.
Participants can take part in the conference as presenters or discussants. Presenters deliver a talk no longer than fifteen minutes that summarizes research in progress. Discussants introduce the panelists, offer feedback, and facilitate the twenty-minute discussion session following the presentations. Please indicate on your application which role(s) you are applying for.
Presentations may take the form of a standard academic research paper, a Powerpoint presentation accompanied by a talk, or a work of documentary filmmaking. A documentary work should be fifteen minutes or less, but an entire panel slot can be devoted to showcasing a longer film.
The planning committee encourages applications from pre-arranged panels of three to four presenters organized around a specific research topic, such as a region, a discipline, or a theme. If you are applying as a pre-formed panel, please include a topic or tentative title for your panel on the application form. Preference will be given to such applications.
Applications are due November 30, 2015. Fill out the application on line at http://ealac.columbia.edu/graduate/gradcon/.
Presenter applications must include an abstract. Successful applicants will be notified in early January. Final Papers (5–7 pages maximum) are due January 16, 2016. Since presentations will be limited to fifteen minutes, full-length research papers or theses will not be accepted. Presentations in any other format will also be restricted to fifteen minutes (except in the case of a full-length work of documentary film).
For further information
Graduate Student Conference on East Asia
Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
407 Kent Hall, Mail Code 3907
New York, NY 10027