Thursday, January 16, 2014

CFP: Migration in Global History: Peoples, Plants, Plagues, and Ports

CFP: Third Congress of the Asian Association of World Historians

"Migration in Global History: Peoples, Plants, Plagues, and Ports"

Nanyang Technological University


29-31 May, 2015

The Asian Association of World Historians (AAWH) invites proposals for panels and papers at its Third Congress to be held May 29-31, 2015 at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Proposals must be submitted by October 1, 2014 in order to receive full consideration.

The theme of the Congress is *Migration in Global History: Peoples, Plants, Plagues, and Ports*. Understood in the broadest sense, "migration" brings into focus *questions about the movement of peoples, businesses, capital, ideas, goods, diseases, technologies, diverse forms of knowledge, artistic styles, ecologies, as well as medical and scientific discoveries and practices across global borders.* Ports such as Singapore's facilitated these movements, which enmeshed the globe in profound change. The 2015 AAWH Congress considers these subjects in their global, world, transregional, interdisciplinary, comparative, international, and big historical contexts, and welcomes proposals related to the Congress theme.

While the Congress committee welcomes panels and papers that address *Migration in Global History*, it will also consider proposals related to other topics on the history of the Asia-Pacific from global and world
perspectives, including (but not limited to) the interdisciplinary history of science, technology, medicine, business, and the environment. Proposals addressing the epistemology and methodology of teaching and writing global, world, transnational, and big history are also welcomed.

Panels should comprise three or four papers with a chair and commentator. Roundtables involving a chair and three to five participants are also welcomed. Alternative arrangements will be considered. All of these should be elaborated in the proposal, which should also include a 250-word rationale for the panel, an abstract of each paper not exceeding 500 words, and a 1-page CV of each presenter. Please include audiovisual requests, if you have any. 

All proposals should be submitted to, with the subject line "2015 AAWH Congress Proposal." If you wish to submit your proposal by postal service, it should be dispatched to:

2015 AAWH Congress Committee
History General Office
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Nanyang Technological University
14 Nanyang Drive
Singapore 637332
Republic of Singapore

The deadline for submissions is October 1, 2014. Decisions on participation will be made known in November 2014 and further instructions on registration will be given thereafter.


If you have questions about the program or anything else related to conference logistics, please contact the 2015 AAWH Congress Committee at


The Congress will be held at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. For information on how to get to the university campus, visit More information will be provided when registration begins in 2014. 


The organizing committee has secured a limited number of rooms for participants at the Nanyang Executive Centre. The centre is located amidst the tranquil settings and soothing greenery at the Yunnan Garden campus of Nanyang Technological University. For more information on the Nanyang Executive Centre, visit More information on alternative accommodation will be provided when registration begins in 2014.


Participants are eligible to apply for grants to subsidize the cost of attending the 2015 AAWH Congress. Priority will be given to scholars from late developing countries who receive no or limited financial support from their home institutions. The Congress organizers will reimburse the scholar upon submission of receipts. Funds will not be awarded unless the organizing committee accepts the applicant's panel or paper proposal.
Graduate students who are applying for financial support need to produce an official letter from their graduate advisors confirming the unavailability of institutional financial support for their attendance at the Congress.

For more information, pleasecontact the 2015 AAWH Congress Committee at and write in the subject line of the email:
"2015 AAWH Travel Assistance."

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