The next Asian Studies Association of Australia Conference will be held in Sydney on 3–5 July 2018. Co-organised by the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre, the China Studies Centre and the School of Languages and Culture, this conference will bring together academics from across the disciplines with a shared interest in Asia. The conference is open to scholars, students and community members wishing to share their research and hear about the latest developments in Asian Studies. The theme for 2018, Area studies and beyond, builds upon the traditional interdisciplinary fields of research within Asian Studies and seeks to move beyond them, to celebrate the full breadth and depth of interest in Asia across all fields of research. Proposal submissions are now open for panels, individual papers and workshops. The deadline for submissions is 1 November 2017. Professor Simon Butt and myself are organizing a series of law panels, so please contact us if you would like to present a paper.
Covid-19 is currently disrupting academic publishing in a number of ways. There are disruptions to the global supply chain for the manufacture and distribution of printed journals. The following publishers have halted journal printing until further notice: Cambridge University Press (from 25 March 2020) Taylor & Francis (from 10 April) S ome journal editors or editing boards have suspended or delayed the review or publication process for academic journals. On the other hand, some publishers are providing open access content for a limited period of time. See the following links from the UNSW library and the ANU library , or select publishers websites such as OUP . The University of California Press has opened free access to all its journals until the end of June 2020 Hart Publishing is currently offering free access for libraries to its online platform, Bloomsbury Collections , until the end of May. To enable access for your institution, email Hart at O