[csaa-forum] women in asia conference

Devleena Ghosh Devleena.Ghosh at uts.edu.au
Thu Jun 2 12:25:03 CST 2005

SEPTEMBER 26-28, 2005

The University of Technology Sydney is hosting the eighth biennial 
Women in Asia Conference, to be held from the 26th to 28th September 

The Conference Directors are Dr Devleena Ghosh, Senior Lecturer, Centre 
for Transforming Cultures, Humanities Department, UTS and Dr Barbara 
Leigh, Head of Asia Pacific Studies, Institute for International 
Studies, UTS.

The Women in Asia Conferences have been held every two years since 1981 
and are supported by the Women's Caucus of the Asian Studies 
Association of Australia. These are international conferences, with 
attendees from throughout Australia and particularly from the Asian 
regions, including those who are working on or in the region.

Call for Papers: Contributions are invited from a broad range of 
participants from various disciplines on a large number of themes 
concerning the lives of women in Asia. Participants are encouraged to 
submit proposals for panels if they wish. Deadline for submission is 
June 30, 2005.

Participants include academics and students; representatives of 
non-government organizations and other organizations involved in aid 
and development; artists and performers; and interested members of the 
general public. The conference will allow opportunities for networking 
and getting to know others.

The Theme of this year’s conference is “Shadow Lines”, which has to do 
with movement across borders, borders that may be understood in many 
different ways and in many different contexts.

Our guest speakers are:
Dr Ananya Jahanara Kabir, a specialist on Kashmir
Dr Vera Mackie whose research focus is women in Japan.
Dr Harriet Evans, a specialist on China
Dr Nicole Constable, a specialist on Southeast Asia.
Ms Carla Bianpoen who specializes in contemporary women artists in 
Ms Ellene Sana who works with Philippine migrant women

 For information on registration and accommodation please consult the 
website <www.wia2005.net>

(Dr) Devleena Ghosh
Senior Lecturer
Writing Journalism and Social Inquiry
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Technology, Sydney

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