Friday, May 19, 2017

International Conference on Performing and Visual Arts 9th to 11th January 2018,Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Call for Papers
The 2018 International Conference on Performing and Visual Arts is investigating the importance and relevance of regionalism in culture and the arts.
Although not new, the concept of regionalism has been eclipsed in recent decades by research on localism and globalism. However, protectionist nationalism has recently re-emerged in international political and popular narratives. In these, yet again, changing political and cultural relations, is there a place for regionalism or studies from a regional perspective in academia? If so, what are some productive approaches one can take (comparative studies, identifying shared cultural features, pinpointing idiosyncratic affiliations, questioning boundaries, trans-cultural analysis, etc.)? How helpful is the concept of Asia as a region, when it comes to the study of culture and the arts today?

We welcome topics on the Visual Arts, Music, Theatre, Dance, Cultural Studies, Asian Studies (including Southeast Asian Studies, East Asian Studies, South Asian Studies), Cultural Heritage, Museum Studies, Fine Arts, and any other area of study related to culture or the arts.

Guidelines for Submission of Abstract.
You first need to register to the UM conference system, by clicking on 'Registration online' and filling out the form. Only after registering to our Conference Management System and selecting a login ID, will you be able to submit your abstract. Registering to the Conference Management System and sending an abstract does not automatically mean that your paper will be accepted.
Once your abstract has been accepted (usually within 2-3 weeks), you need to confirm your attendance via email and make the appropriate payment (no later than December 1st) on our website. Only after payment will your registration be fully processed.
If you are a student and would like to avail yourself of the student registration rates, you also need to send us a copy of your student status via email. You can prove your status with a letter from your Registrar's Office, or an image of a valid student ID card. You will also be asked to present the appropriate document when arriving at the conference as well.

Deadlines for Submission
Deadline for submitting abstract: September 30th, 2017
Deadline for early bird registration: October 31st, 2017*
Deadline for regular registration: December 1st, 2017
Conference: January 9-10-11, 2018.

Details for submission
Abstracts should be between 200-300 words and be submitted in clear English of a quality suitable for publication. Your abstract should include the following:
1. Name(s) of authors, including affiliation. If there are multiple authors, the presenter is the first author
2. Email and complete mailing address of all authors. However the first author/presenter will be responsible for all communication with the ICPVA committee.
3. Title of paper
4. Abstract (maximum 300 words)
5. All documents should be sent using Microsoft word (.doc or .docx)
All abstracts should be uploaded to our website; we will not accept proposals sent via email.

Guidelines for presentations
Time allocated for each presentation is 20 min with an additional 5 min for Q&A. It is the responsibility of the panel Chair to keep track of time. Each room will be equipped with data projectors and sound systems. Panelists are encouraged to upload their presentations (if applicable) during tea breaks to facilitate smooth transition between panelists.

How to contact us
Cultural Centre, University of Malaya
1st Floor, Old Chancellery Building
University of Malaya
50603 Kuala Lumpur
You can also contact us via email