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8th International Burma Studies Conference
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, Illinois, USA
3-5 October 2008

Call for Papers

The Board of Trustees of the Burma Studies Foundation, the Burma Studies Group and the Center for Burma Studies cordially invite you to participate in the 8th International Burma Studies Conference, at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois from October 3-5, 2008.

Established at Northern Illinois University in 1986 by the Burma Studies Group, within the Association for Asian Studies, the Center will also be hosting a series of cultural events in conjunction with the Conference.

We invite papers on all aspects of Burma Studies, including, anthropology, art history, environment, health, history, literature, linguistics, music, political science, popular culture, religions, and area studies. Panels and papers would be devoted primarily to new research, including recent events in Burma.

Interested participants are asked to organize and submit panel proposals with 250-word abstracts by April 15, 2008. Please provide your name and affiliation, your address, a title for your paper, list of equipment that you need for your presentation, time required for presentation of your paper (15-20 minutes) and an email address.  Send this information to:

Center for Burma Studies
520 College View Court
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115

Or via email: bsc2008@niu.edu

For further information regarding the conference visit our website: www.grad.niu.edu/burma

Tel: (815) 753-0512
Fax: (815) 753-1776

Sponsored by the Center for Burma Studies, the Graduate School and the College of Visual and Performing Arts of Northern Illinois University.

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