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Early Career Workshop on “Mobilities, Itineraries, Circulations: Rethinking Asian Connections”


[Closed for applications. Selected participants will be contacted in mid-January. If you have not received an email confirming receipt of your application, please email ASAP.]

Early Career Workshop on “Mobilities, Itineraries, Circulations: Rethinking Asian Connections” 

Center for Asian Studies 
University of Georgia 

April 26, 2024 

The Center for Asian Studies of the University of Georgia invites early-career scholars (including advanced graduate students) to participate in an in-person one-day interdisciplinary workshop on the theme of “Mobilities, Itineraries, Circulations: Rethinking Asian Connections.” In recent years, there has been a wealth of scholarship from and about Asia on the movement of people, ideas, commodities, and objects through time and space; the politics, technologies, and infrastructures that allow or restrict these movements; and their representation in art, literature and film. This workshop seeks to bring together early-career scholars working on these topics to revisit and engage with the state-of-the-discipline(s), discuss their own contributions, share ideas and references, and receive feedback on works-in-progress in a small-group setting.

Participants will read pre-circulated papers in advance (20-30 pages), and the workshop time will be devoted to providing constructive feedback. 

Scholars from institutions in the southeast will receive preference. Because funding is limited,  selected participants will receive hotel lodging for one or two nights, but will be asked to take care of all other travel arrangements and expenses.  

Key Dates:
Abstracts (200-300 words) should be submitted by December 1, 2023 to Please include your name, affiliation, and preferred email address. The organizers will contact selected participants by January 2024.   
March 22: Pre-circulated papers due
April 26: Conference at UGA, Athens, GA 

Ari Levine, Horace Montgomery Professor of History
Kalyani Ramnath, Assistant Professor of History
Mi-Ryong Shim, Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and Intercultural Studies
Timothy Yang, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Center for Asian Studies

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