Academiegebouw, klein auditorium

Rapenburg 73, Leiden


Leiden University Institute for Area Studies

13 September - Leiden Asia Year Graduate Conference: De-bordering Asia

The conference celebrates 2017, Leiden Asia Year, by bringing together Master’s and PhD students from across Leiden’s many disciplinary boundaries to spend a day looking at, around, over and through Asia’s borders. With its sights set firmly on the shifting tangible and intangible borders of ancient and modern Asia, the conference invites submissions from researchers studying the myriad flows of people, capital, commodities, cultures, ideas, power, and technologies that have defined Asia in the past and that make the continent so dynamic today.


The conference will take place on 13 September 2017 in the Small Auditorium, Leiden University Academy Building (Rapenburg 73, Leiden), from 09:00-17:30. There is no registration fee. Food and drinks will be provided.


Call for abstracts

Submissions are now open for the Leiden Asia Year Graduate Conference.


We invite Leiden University MA and PhD students to submit abstracts of a maximum of 200 words to, before 6 June 2017. In addition to briefly introducing the proposed conference paper, all abstracts must include name, departmental affiliation, correspondence email address, and four keywords that best situate your research. These keywords will be used to help place successful applicants in four panels.