Event dates: Monday, 26th September 2005 09:00 AM to Wednesday, 28th September 2005 17:00 PM

Location: Sydney, Australia Contact: Events
 
8th Women in Asia Conference
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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.

For more information, contact:

Dr. Lola Sharon Davidson
Women in Asia Conference
Indian Ocean Project
Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Technology, Sydney
Box 123 Broadway
NSW 2007
Ph + 61 2 9514 2213

The University of Technology Sydney is hosting the eighth biennial Women in Asia Conference, to be held from the 26th to 28th September 2005.

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 Indonesia
Ms Ellene Sana who works with Philippine migrant women

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


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