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Annual Conference of the European Association for Asian Art and Archaeology

Sept 25-27, 2014 Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech Republic

The Board of the EAAA is pleased to announce the call for paper for the 1st EAAA conference to be held at Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech Republic, between 25th and 27th September 2014.

The conference will be jointly organized by the EAAA and the Department of Asian Studies (KAS) at Palacký University. The conference is generously supported by Palacký University, as the 8th conference of cultural anthropology of South and Eastern Asia.

Palacký University in Olomouc is the second oldest university in the Czech Republic and one of the oldest in Central Europe. Drawing on more than 400-year tradition of higher education it is nowadays a renowned centre for teaching and research. Olomouc is the capital of the region of Central Moravia and belongs to the oldest cities of the Czech Republic. The city dates back to the ninth century, when it was a power centre of the Great Moravian Kingdom, the oldest Slavonic state. Today Olomouc has above 100,000 inhabitants and its long history makes it one of the most beautiful cities of the Czech Republic.

The purposes of the conference are to :

1. 1. Open a dialog between scholars of Asian art and archaeology and to offer a platform for the presentation and discussion of recent researches ;

2. 2. Highlight the significance of Asian art and archaeology researches ;

3. 3. Revise historical approaches that have been prevalent in the study and research of Asian art and archaeology ;

4. 4. Elaborate existing art theories and methodology ;

5. 5. Form new research approaches and methods in Asian art and archaeology.

The EAAA board invites papers on art and archaeology of China, Japan, Korea, South and Central Asia, as well as papers on art theory and methodology. Scholars of Asian art and archaeology from Europe and beyond are invited to submit proposals for panels, round table discussions, and individual papers. Proposals (including the author’s name, academic qualification, institutional affiliation, position, contact information – address, telephone number, e-mail, and a short abstract of no more than 250 words) should be sent to eaaa.conf.olomouc before November 15, 2013. Scholars who have submitted their proposals by this deadline will be notified of their inclusion in to the conference before February 28, 2014.

Official language of the conference is English. Accepted abstract will be published on the conference web page and in the Conference Abstracts.

All presenters should register and pay registration fee to participate in the conference. The registration fee which includes materials for the conference and coffee break refreshments is 40 Euros. All participants of the conference should be EAAA members. Membership fee is €20 (reduced €10). Further information related to payment of the registration and membership fees will be provided on the conference website. Letters of invitation will be sent to those who need them for obtaining visas.

Accommodation is available in hotels — from €50 per night, or hostels near the city centre (a list will be provided). Cheaper accommodation (€25 per night) will be provided for 20-30 disadvantaged participants, who should send detailed requests to eaaa.conf.olomouc

The conference website :

Any further questions are welcome. Please write to eaaa.conf.olomouc

Organizational committee :

Lucie Olivová (KAS, Palacký University & EAAA), Nataša Vampelj Suhadolnik (EAAA), Jarmila Fiurášková (KAS, Palacký University)

Important dates

  • Deadline for submissions : November 15, 2013
  • Notification of acceptance : February 28, 2014
  • Conference venue : September 25-27, 2014

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