Interdisciplinary Myanmar Conference, Kraków
25. – 27. May 2021
2021 marks ten years since Myanmar initiated reforms which seem under question now, following the recent coup. In 2011 a process of transferring power to a nominally civilian government began, to the surprise of many observers. After the remarkable win of the 2015 elections, the NLD took over the government. Nonetheless, times remained tumultuous for Myanmar and within the shortness of the past ten years, it turned from pariah to darling of the international community – only to be condemned again for its atrocities against one of the minorities, the Rohingya. Now, after the recent coup the transition is in serious danger.
The term „transition” is frequently used in this context and refers to a very ambiguous process. As the title of the conference indicates, neither the genesis nor the outcomes of the complex and fascinating recent period of Myanmar’s history can be clearly defined.
Myanmar-Institut Conference in Kraków 2021
Puls Azji, The Jagiellonian University of Kraków & Myanmar Institut invite scholars from all fields of Myanmar studies to present their research, and to share their knowledge and expertise in discussions about various aspects of Myanmar’s transformation. This year’s conference will be particularly unique and interesting. Following conferences organized by the Myanmar Institute in Bonn, Zürich, Konstanz, Passau and Stuttgart in the continuity of the conferences in Zürich and Berlin, this will be the first conference beyond the German-speaking countries at a very special place: The Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland. Founded in 1364, it is one of the oldest universities in Europe.
Call for Papers
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, this conference will be organised as a hybrid as the last conference was in Stuttgart. Abstracts of papers and panel proposals – no more than 300 words, in case of panel proposals up to 500 words – are to be submitted together with a short (biographical) note about the contributor(s) until April 1, 2021 to Michał Lubina (email@example.com). Please indicate your preference for video or physical participation in the conference in your abstract. For participants who will attend in person there may be a symbolic conference fee (25 Euro), depending on the pandemic situation as it affects various aspects of the organisational process.
We warmly welcome you to Kraków this May – either physically or/and virtually!
The organisers will update all interested participants in due course as the pandemic situation clarifies. We will give a first general update on April 1, 2021 and a second one in early May. If the situation worsens we may consider rescheduling the conference for October. However, for now we still hope we will be able to meet in Kraków in May.
For more about Myanmar-Institute, see: http://myanmar-institut.org/en/