5th BAAS Conference in Tallinn 2022

We are happy to inform you that the 5th BAAS conference, “Asia in Transition / Tradition as the Source of Change”, will be held at Tallinn University on September 23-25, 2022.

The 5th BAAS conference aims to bring together scholars studying different regions of Asia and the Middle East and representatives of all academic fields and methodologies. The aim is for a better understanding of the dynamism that is joining the old and the new in Asian societies and cultures. Both topics refer to change. Aspects of contemporary transitions include the interplays of local, national, international or global influences in the region. The study of traditions as the source of changes addresses the specifically Asian ways of introducing innovative social, cultural and political practices through the invocation of examples from the revered past. Both topics should be regarded in the widest possible scope. 

We will keep you updated on additional information and the dates for paper and panel proposals. We have decided to have a call for papers and panels together and all the abstracts, even within panel proposals, will be assessed separately.

We hope that the slight postponement of the conference will allow us to meet again in person in 2022 at Tallinn.