The Baltic Alliance for Asian studies (BAAS), Latvian Society for the Study of Religions and the Centre for Korean Studies of the University of Latvia invites both junior and senior scholars from a wide range of academic disciplines and professional fields dealing with all regions of Asia and Middle East to participate in the BAAS conference under the theme: “Dynamic Asia: Shaping the Future”.

Dynamic changing Asia confronts us with a number of issues: power rivalry and rising military tensions, territorial disputes, environmental degradation, economic inequality within and between nations, migration, marginalization, etc. By placing “Dynamic Asia: Shaping the Future” at the centre of attention, this conference intends to put a range of important issues on the agenda, for instance: role of Asia in shaping global political arena; social dynamics of the contemporary Asia; representations of Asia in the Baltic states: mass media, literature, arts; etc. 

Korean Religions Forum will be organized by the Centre for Korean Studies during the conference dates. Panels will be participated by a number of scholars distinguished in the field of Korean religion studies and anyone who is interested may freely take part in the discussion and Q&A sessions. The main topics will be: new aspects on Korean aboriginal religions, the history of Korean religiosity, the identity of Korean national religions and the perspective on religion studies in Korea etc. 

More about the conference

All presentations should last 20 minutes with 10 minutes for discussion.

Papers are invited in English.

Please send panel, round-table and individual presentation proposals by January 22, 2018 to: Marika Laudere

Registration form.

Panel proposal form