Call for Papers: 2nd International Conference on Burma/Myanmar Studies 16-18 February 2018
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Call for Papers

2nd International Conference on Burma/Myanmar Studies
16-18 February 2018
University of Mandalay, Myanmar

The 2nd ICBMS conference committee invites panel proposals as well as individual abstracts from interested academics, researchers, graduate students, professionals as well as practitioners with an interest in Burma/Myanmar. Panel proposals and individual abstracts can address the overall themes of transformations in any of the following topic areas:

1. Development & Transition in Myanmar
2. Agro-based Economy
3. Bio-diversity/Environment and Climate Change
4. Rural Transformation/rural Development/Poverty Alleviation
5. Cultural Heritage and Tourism
6. Media, Popular Culture and Communication
7. Governance, Social Security and Peace Process
8. Health Care
9. Population Change, Migration & Displacement
10. Urbanization/rural-urban relations
11. Food Security and Food Practice
12. Education and Development
13. Literature, Language and Society
14. History and Social Memory
15. Ethnicity and Gender Relations
16. Religion and Belief Systems
17. Resource Management

Abstract submission details
Individual abstracts and panel proposals should be submitted in English.  Individual abstracts should not exceed 300 words, and panel proposal descriptions not more than 500 words. Panel descriptions should contain abstracts of 300 words for each presenter.  A brief biography about 150-250 words for the author should also be included. Suggestions for roundtable discussion will also be considered. Forms for individual abstracts and panel proposals are attached below.  Deadline for submissions is 15 November 2017.   Submission forms can be requested from the secretariat and will be sent via e-mail.

Paper submission
The paper in English should be 3,000 – 4,000 words. For papers in Burmese, we expect around 10 pages with Win Inn Wa font, sized 16, 1.5 spacing.

Important Dates
Submission of abstracts: 15th November 2017
Notification of the result of abstract selection: 30th November 2017
End of registration: 10th December 2017.
Submission of papers: 15th January 2017.

For further details and to submit online, please visit the ICBMS website here 
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