According to the organizers,
Most discussions about the Americas and Asia focus on trans-Pacific trade and migration, overlooking other circuits of movement and connection. We seek, instead, to bring scholars of the Americas into conversation with scholars of South Asia, East Asia, and Southeast Asia to consider global diasporas from each region in the context of labor migration, capitalism, and the emergence of both territorial empires and settler colonial nation-states in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Proposals should include a title, an abstract (250 words maximum), a description of the proposed primary source for the digital archive, and a brief (one-page) biography or CV. Proposals need not be for full papers; the organizers are looking to start new conversations, so prospective or early work is welcome.
Please send proposals via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 31, 2016.