Call for papers on identity of Asian culture, history and religion


THE Philippine Association for the Study of Culture, History, and Religion (PASCHR Inc.), which was established in the Philippines under the umbrella of the regional organization named South and Southeast Asian Association for the Study of Religion and Culture (SSEASR) based in New Delhi, will be conducting its first international conference at the Isabela State University, Cauayan City, Isabela, from January 28 to 30, with the theme, “Reaffirming the Identity of Asia in Culture, History and Religion.”

The conference is in preparation for the 2015 Asean Integration to uphold the identity and unity of every Southeast Asian country and to strengthen each region’s culture, history and religion. The primary objective of the conference is to promote academic and cultural exchanges that deal with culture, history and religion which establishes linkages with other countries that forge unification despite cultural diversity.

The conference organizers invite interested paper presenters (academicians, historians, researchers) both working at academic institutions (or NGO and PO) to submit a scholarly paper on the suggested sub-themes (majorly related with Philippines): language and literature, cultural songs and dances, architecture and engineering, religious rites and rituals, religious beliefs and practices, pre-colonial, colonial and post colonial history, healing practices, cosmology, and systems and social organization.

Initially, one is requested to submit an abstract consisting of 200 to 3,250 words.

The conference fee charges a minimal amount inclusive of certificate, meals and snacks, transportation from hotel to the venue and vice-versa, and post conference tour. Paper presenters will be charged with an additional amount of P700 for one year membership fee to PASCHR. Deadline for submission of abstract is September 30. Submission of full paper is one or before January 5.

Early registration (deadline on November 30, 2014) costs P4,000, late registration (January 15, 2015) P4,200, and on-site registration (January 28, 2015) P4,500.

For more information, visit; email isu_cauayan; or call 0905-6834141 (Dr. Gabriel Luna) or 09423839543 or (Dr. Esmeralda Sanchez).


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