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Call for papers

Young Scholars’ Symposium in Asian Art 2019

The Royal Society of Asian Art in the Netherlands (Koninklijke Vereniging van Vrienden der Aziatische Kunst, KVVAK) is pleased to announce the Young Scholars’ Symposium in Asian Art on 22 June 2019. The symposium is now open for abstract submissions from BA and MA students, PhD candidates, and early career researchers, affiliated to Dutch universities and research centres.

We welcome research papers (20 minutes, 2500 words) on any aspect of Asian art and the art and material  culture of exchange between Asia and Europe. The symposium will be held at the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, the home of the KVVAK’s collection.

Application should include:
• an abstract of no more than 400 words
• a short biography (200 words) or a one page CV
Please send your abstract and biography to info@vvak.nl

Application deadline:                          18 March 2019
Acceptance notification:                     30 March 2019
Full paper submission deadline:            3 June 2019

For all interested students, the KVVAK will organize an optional pre-event on June 7, 15:00 hrs, at the Asian Pavilion of the Rijksmuseum. On this event we will take  students on a tour through the collection of Asian art, offer the chance to meet the curators of the collection, and provide more information on the symposium on June 22nd.
If you are interested in joining this event, please send an email to info@vvak.nl


– Anne Gerritsen, Chair of Asian Art, Universiteit Leiden*
– Royal Society of Asian Art in the Netherlands (KVVAK)
– Ikigai (KVVAK young professionals network)
– Rijksmuseum
– Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen

*The Chair of Asian Art at Leiden University is sponsored by KVVAK, Hulsewé-Wazniewski Stichting, Isaac Ailion Foundation, Stichting tot bevordering van de studie van China aan de Universiteit Leiden, Jan Menze van Diepenstichting

More information
Rosalien van der Poel and Eline van den Berg (KVVAK and Ikigai)
Willemijn van Noord and Karwin Chi-on Cheung (Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen)