Concourse: 05/26/17


Friday, May 26, 2017

International Conference Buddhism & Australia

1-3 February, 2018
Perth, Western Australia 

Call For Papers

It is our great pleasure to announce that the 7th International Conference Buddhism & Australia will be held on 1-3 February, 2018 in Perth, Western Australia. All Buddhists, scholars and members of the general public interested in Buddhism are invited to present their papers in this coming conference. Researchers across a broad range of disciplines are welcomed as well the submission of pre-formed panel proposals

The main themes 2018
  • Rituals
  • Rituals and the Image of Buddha
  • Silk Road Buddhism
  • Death of the Buddha
The organizers are open to proposals for contributions on Buddhist history, philosophy, texts as well for proposals on any related theme.

Important Dates
Deadline for Abstract Submission : 25 October, 2017 
Deadline for Full Paper Submission : 25 November, 2017
! Early Bird registration : 1 August, 2017
What to Send
Proposals may be in Word or RTF formats with the following information:
  • author(s);
  • title of proposal,
  • body of proposal; no more than 250 words,
  • up to 10 keywords.
  • CV max 2 pages
Proposals should be submitted to the following email:
We acknowledge receipt and answer to all proposals submitted. Please use another email ( if you have not received confirmation from us in 5 days.

Call for Essays on Buddhism

Those who have prepared for certain big task and who are able to put some sort of idea on certain topics, we have a proposal to compose an essay which needs to create a bridge back to the Buddha. Anyone, from any country, is free to apply. Selected essays will be published on the conference website.
  • Buddha for every home
  • Buddha versus Jesus
  • Who reads the teachings of the dead Buddha
  • Buddhism is in the way of economy
  • Buddhist monks - people with weak vitality and mentality
  • Buddhist cosmology and contemporary astronomy and astrophysics are not brothers
  • Virtual reality as the modern day Nirvana
  • Could Buddha turn on a computer?
  • Is virtual reality beyond our reality or not?

  1. The essay should be at least 800 words and not over 2300 words.
  2. All essays must be absolutely original and in your own words.
  3. Images are encouraged. You are free to use images but they must be copyright-free.
  4. Submissions are accepted only in Microsoft Word documents (doc or docx).
  5. The cover page of your essay must contain your complete details such as your full name, phone number and email.
  6. The essay must be written in English.

Conference Registration

Payment of the conference fee of 540 AUD should be made by December 1, 2017
Registration fee will include -participation in all sessions for 3 days and lunches & coffee breaks during the conference.
  • Early Bird registration fee of 460 AUD is possible until 1 August, 2017
To participate in the Buddhism & Australia 2016 please contact Marju Broder by the following email:

All of the accepted and presented papers will be included in the conference proceedings.
The time for paper presentation is 30 min including questions and answer time.
Papers to be presented in the conference will be published on conference website.
Papers must not have previously been published and, if accepted, cannot be published through other media.
Copyright owner for published papers will be Buddhism & Australia Inc.


Organizing Chair Marju Broder:
tel. +61 0 405549923

Conference International Federation for Research in Women's History 2018

Call For Papers: 

Date: July 1, 2017
Location: British Columbia, Canada

Theme:  Transnationalisms, Transgressions, Translations” 

The 12th Conference of the International Federation for Research on Women’s History/ Federation Internationale Pour la Recherche en Histoire des Femmes (IFRWH/FIRHF) will be held August 9-12, 2018 at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, Unceded Coast Salish Territory-Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, and Musqueam Nations.
The theme, “Transnationalisms, Transgressions, Translations: Conversations and Controversies,” probes the meanings of boundaries and frameworks, narratives and epistemologies, analytic terms and foundational categories, global, national and local understandings, interactions and power relations across time and space. We are open to proposals for complete panels (chair, commentator, three papers) as well as individual papers, roundtables, conversations, workshops, and non-traditional forms of presentation.


This sub-theme reflects the international turn in this era of globalization and the commitment of IFRWH/FIRHF to international histories and comparative panels in such areas as women’s and gendered movements, transnational organizations and global governance, state socialist and third world /global South manifestations, settler societies and Empires, imperialisms and colonialisms, anti-imperialism and anti-imperial uprisings, global labor, individual life trajectories, the traveling across space (and time) of ideas and objects, labor and sex trafficking, mobilities and immigration/migration, and related areas.


This sub-theme considers the ways various peoples over time and space define the transgressive from dominant and accepted norms of being, identity and behavior as well as the self-conscious transgressions against hegemonic gender in relation to other social factors. Papers might consider outlaws and criminalization, deviancy, rebelliousness, genderqueer and trans*gender identities and practices, witches, “bad” mothers, gender bending dress or labor, crossing race/ethnic or class/caste lines, revolutions and social movements.


How do terms of analysis travel across languages, disciplines, and time and space? What is lost in translation and how can we forge a transnational praxis when we cannot always speak well to each other? We are especially interested in the place of orality and how national historiographies and cultures of intellectual life (including the place of women’s and gender history and feminist and gender studies/theory) address concepts like gender, race/ethnicity, class, sexualities, agency, identity, power, (post)colonialism, globalization, feminisms, and development.

About the Organization:

Founded in 1987, IFRWH is affiliated with the International Congress of Historical Sciences/Comité Internationale des Sciences Historiques and consists of national affiliates from across the globe, which link scholars together in a transnational network. Beginning in 2020, it will award the Ida Bloom-Karen Offen Book Prize in Transnational Women’s and Gender History (named after two of the most active founders of the organization.) Though the language of the conference is English, and the languages of the organization are French and English, we will seek to have plenaries with translation into Spanish and from French and Spanish into English. But we want to problematize this issue and invite suggestions on how to make this component of the conference accessible. In addition, as funding permits, we will plan on having modest subventions for graduate students, and scholars from areas of the world or institutions without resources.


Our submission link is live. Originally, we accepted proposals until March 15, 2017. Due to the fact that we are relocating the conference to Vancouver, we are accepting another round of submissions.  Please submit using our form by July 1. Send inquiries to:

Contact Info: 
Sasha Coles, Conference Planning Assistant
Contact Email:

International Middle East Congress (Language, History and Literature)

International Middle East Congress (Language, History and Literature) 

30th to 31st October 2017 

Ankara, Turkey 
Deadline for abstracts/proposals: 30th June 2017 

Call For Papers

The conference titled “International Middle East Congress: Language, History and Literature” will be held in Ankara between October 30-31, 2017 by the Eastern Languages and Literatures Department under the auspices of Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University. The aim of this congress is to tackle the Middle East region, which has been a location of interest and life for several states and peoples throughout history, in the context of language, history and literature. Numerous civilizations, faiths and languages at different times established control over Middle East, which is a strategic region that connects the three continents of Africa, Asia and Europe. In addition to its geostrategic importance, the presence of rich natural resources has turned the region into a zone of conflict between various elements.

Enduring one of the most chaotic periods in its history with intertwined ethnic, religious, cultural and sectarian wars and conflicts, Middle East is a region that needs to be scrutinized concerning its languages, history and literature. For this reason, we regard that it is an important contribution to the academic literature to bring together academics of these issues and to tackle and discuss the historical, literary, cultural, sociological and philological aspects of the topics that include Language and National Culture; Effects of War and Invasion on Language; Imperialism, Religion, Politics and Society; War and Literature; Women in Literature; Gender and Identity; Literary Genres in Modern Middle East; Arab Spring. All those interested in these issues and the Middle East are invited to contribute to the congress.

  • Language and national culture in the Middle East.
  • Language, structure, dialects, and interactions with other languages.
  • Imperialism, the effects of wars and occupations on language.


  •  Religion, politics and society.
  •  The Arab spring in the Middle East and its regional effects.
  •  Imperialism and cultural reform.
  •  Turkish – Middle East relations in the historical and cultural context.

  • Migrant literature
  • War and literature.
  • Women, gender and identity in literature.
  • Modern Middle East and literary movements.
  • Arab spring in the middle eastern literature.
  • Prominent literary personalities in the modern Middle East.

Key Dates

16 May 2017 :Aplications for the congress begins.

30 June 2017 :Last date to apply.

15 July 2017 :Accepted abstracts are declared.

15 Sept 2017 :Last date to send in full papers.

30-31 Oct 2017 :Congress Days

Contact for further inquiries concerning the congress:

e-mail address:

Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University - Eastern Languages and Literatures Department Landline: +90 312 906 1445

Research Assistant Abdulmuttalip Işıdan GSM: +90 505 694 9585
Research Assistant Güneş Muhip Özyurt GSM: +90 531 245 2624