Asia: Global Challenges, Regional Conflicts, and National Logics

The next German Association for Asian Studies’ (DGA) biannual Conference on Contemporary Asia will be held April 3–5, 2019 in Würzburg, Germany. The conference languages will be German and English.


Important dates

September 11 Call for papers
October 7, 6:00pm (CET) Deadline for submission of paper abstracts
October 22 (update: Nov 16) Notification of acceptance/rejection of paper suggestions
October 22  (update: Nov 28) to February 28 Conference registration
November 15 (update: Nov 25) Deadline for conference registration for panel organizers and paper presenters
November 30 Publication of conference programme
March 15 Deadline for full paper upload
March 1 to April 3 late conference registration (fees increase by EUR 15)
April 3 to 5 Conference

Conference fees (registration until February 28, 2019)*


DGA regular members EUR 60
DGA student members (includes Ph.D. students) EUR 35
Non-members, regular EUR 175
Non-members, students (includes Ph.D. students) EUR 100
Conference dinner (participation optional) tbd

*Conference fees increase by EUR 15 starting March 1.

Please note that DGA membership fee is EUR 110 for regular members and EUR 55 for students.

The conference fees cover access to all panels, key notes, and the welcome reception, as well as printed conference materials, lunches and refreshments.

For the time being, the DGA will not offer any travel subsidies or conference fee waivers. Should funds become available at a later date, we will publish this information accordingly.

Travel and Accommodation

We are negotiating with selected local hotels in order to offer a choice of accommodation at preferential rates for conference participants. We will post relevant information here as soon as possible along with travel advice.