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1. Will the AAS-in-ASIA conference in Delhi take the place of next year's AAS Annual Conference?

No. The AAS-in-ASIA conferences will not take the place of the AAS Annual Conference held each spring in North America. The AAS-in-ASIA conference is a smaller gathering of approximately 60-80 panels and 300-600 participants.

The AAS Annual Conference in 2018 will be held in Washington, D.C. in March 2018.

2. Is the Call for Proposals and schedule for AAS-in-ASIA the same as for the AAS Annual Conference?

No, each conference will have a separate a submission process and schedule.

The Call for Proposals for the 2018 AAS-in-ASIA conference will opens on August 31, 2017 and closes on November 15, 2017.

Online registration will open in November 15, 2017.

3. Do participants in the AAS-in-ASIA conference have to be members of the AAS?

No. The conference is open to all. One does not need to be a member of AAS to submit a proposal or attend the AAS-in-ASIA conference.

4. If I want to submit a proposal for the AAS-in-ASIA conference, what are the differences from the submission procedures for the AAS Annual Conference?

(a) For AAS-in-ASIA, we will accept only full organized panel and roundtable proposals, not individual paper submissions.

(b) We encourage panels with multinational participation, ideally including scholars based in various parts of Asia, as well as scholars based outside of Asia.

5. Can I submit a proposal to both the AAS-in-ASIA conference and the AAS Annual Conference in the same year?


6. How is the program committee for AAS-in-ASIA constituted?

The program committee for each AAS-in-ASIA conference will include roughly equal numbers of scholars appointed by the host institution and by the AAS.

7. Does the Dehli conference focus on South Asian topics only?

No, the Dehli conference is not limited to topics on South Asia. It is open to any topic on Asian studies. We encourage panels that bring together scholars working on topics that can be viewed across the various cultures and sub-regions of Asia, either through comparison or through the lens of regional or interregional interactions.

8. What is the language for the AAS-in-ASIA conference?

English. Non-English speaking presenters are welcome; however, it is expected that panel organizers will make arrangements to provide translation or a summary in English for the audience.

9. How much is the registration fee and what is the cost for accommodation?

Details of the registration and accommodation will be announced soon. There will be a reduced registration fee for students and a variety of choices for accommodations.

10. Is there travel support for participants in the AAS-in-ASIA conference?

A limited number of travel subsidies will be available to members of the AAS based in North America, Europe, and Asia. Applications for travel subsidies should be made at the time that panel proposals are submitted.