Archaeology, History, Culture, Languages and Religions on the Silk Roads

The College of Humanities (HSS) of National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, will organize its first International Conference on Silk Road Studies in December 2022. The conference covers all aspects of the history of the pre-modern Silk Roads, which ranged from East Asia to Europe and to the East Coast of Africa. All scholars and students carrying out research on the archaeology, history, culture, languages, or religions on the
Silk Roads are cordially invited to submit an abstract for this conference. Due to the possibly continuing travel restrictions the conference will be held in a hybrid form to allow all speakers to participate. The essential information regarding the conference can be found below:

1. Date and venue: The conference will be held at the College of Humanities (HSS) of National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, from Thursday, December 1 to Saturday, December 3, 2022.

The online venue will be announced in due time and a link will be sent to all participants of the conference.

2. Call for abstracts:

a) Abstracts in English, or Chinese are invited for 30-minutes presentations and for posters on all aspects of Silk Road Studies, including archaeology, history, culture, religion, and language.
b) To facilitate the reviewing process, please identify in a few keywords below the abstract the primary domain of your research (e.g. archaeology, history, culture, religion, language, art, murals, paintings, temples, Chinese, Sogdian, Tocharian, Uighur, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Manichaeism, Dunhuang, Turfan, manuscripts, collections, etc.)
c) Abstracts must be on a single A4 page, single spaced, 12-point type (or ‘small 4’ for Chinese), with one inch (2.5cm) margins (top, bottom, sides).

Please send two copies of the abstract as attachments by e-mail, one of which should
have the name of author(s), affiliation(s), and e-mail address as a Word document;
the other one (for anonymous review), identified by title only, as a pdf document to
the following address:

3. New deadline for receipt of abstracts: July 15, 2022
4. Notification of acceptance: August 30, 2022.
5. Organizers of the Conference:
The responsible organizers of the conference are:
CHEN Shufen 陳淑芬
MAU Chuan-Hui 毛傳慧
Barbara Meisterernst 梅思德
Alexei VOLKOV 琅元


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