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Call for papers


The CHAGS 12 Call for Papers is open until 15 January 2018. We invite interested participants to browse these pages and submit abstracts to one of the organised sessions. Quick links:


Full list of sessions (you must direct your proposal to a specific session)

Index of convenors (all session convenors and co-convenors, listed by last name)

Index of sessions (search for sessions by keywords)


Please read the information below, then proceed.


Who should propose a paper

Anyone intending to present at CHAGS needs to submit a proposal. This includes presenters who were recruited informally by session convenors.

Session convenors intending to present work at their own sessions should also submit abstracts, as we need to register your details to build the conference programme. For the same reason, those facilitating indigenous participation should submit a form for each participant.

Discussants not otherwise presenting work need not propose anything, but will be required to register for the conference.


Select a session

Please browse the list of sessions to find a session or plenary that fits your interests. Alternatively, you can search for sessions by convenors or keywords. You can also browse sessions using the "See also" links at the foot of each session description (blue box). This module links up sessions based on similarity of keywords, approaches, and topics.

If you don't find a session that you like, you can choose one of the open-themed sessions (multidisciplinary; all approaches welcome) but you must direct your proposal to a specific session.


How to submit a proposal


Submit a proposal using the PROPOSE A PAPER link at the foot of each session description. If there is no link, the session is not receiving proposals. Proposals must be submitted online; we will not accept proposals by email. 


Submission process step-by-step:

1. Click on the PROPOSE A PAPER link at the foot of the session page (the session where you plan to submit your proposal). This link will take you to EasyChair's login page for CHAGS 12.

2. Select "create an account" (if you don't have one yet). Follow instructions therein. 

3. After you've passed through the Captcha gauntlet, and entered your email address, click "continue". You'll be taken to the "Account application received" page with instructions to check your email for confirmation. Click on the link in the email to continue your registration. Click "Create my account." For the "address" field, we would appreciate if you use your work / institutional address (including your department or school), if you have one.

4. Now leave and go back to the login page for CHAGS 12. Log in with your username and password. Click on "enter as an author". 

5. Select a track (i.e., the session of your choice).

6. Follow instructions and fill in the form. Click "Submit."

7. The next page confirms your submission. Note that the black toolbar on top has changed: your submission is now on the toolbar menu (between "New Submission" and "CHAGS 12"). "If the paper is submitted successfully, it will appear on your menu when you are logged in as an author. If you have a single submission for this conference (say with number 27), you will see a menu tab "Submission 27". If you have more than one submission, you will see the menu tab "My Submissions"."

The brown box on the top-right corner lists a few things you can do now, or any time until the Call for Papers closes on 15 January: "update information" to edit the proposal; "update authors", or "withdraw." To submit a second abstract, just click on "New Submission".

At the same time, an automated message will be sent to your email address confirming your submission.


Proposal content



Short abstract: 35 words maximum

Abstract: 200 words maximum

Three keywords maximum. If you list more than three, we will only use the three keywords at the top of your list. Keywords can be single-word terms or short phrases. Keep them short and simple. 




1. Each person can submit a maximum of two proposals to two different types of sessions (see below).

2. Each submission must be made using a different form.

3. A proposer (lead author) of one paper can be a co-author (secondary author) of another paper, but the second paper must be proposed by its lead author.


Session formats are marked by the session number (P05, L01, etc.). 

"P" sessions, which include lightning talks, dialogues and roundtables, are panels focused on presentation of written work in different ways, usually with a maximum duration of 5–15 minutes per speaker

"L" sessions are interactive activities which may or may not include some presentation of written work 

"M" sessions are plenaries

Thus you can propose a paper to a P-session and a presentation to an L-session, but not two papers to two different P-sessions. Some exceptions will be made for plenary speakers: please discuss concerns with the plenary convenors.


Evaluation process


Papers which are not rejected but marked for "transfer" from the sessions they were proposed to will be re-reviewed to see where else they can fit. Sessions that have fewer than four contributions each will be closed and the accepted papers will be moved to other sessions. We hope to send out final notifications by 26 January.


Closing date: 15 January 2018 (11:59 PM Kuala Lumpur time)


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12006687 10153178754826947 8431879737772865384 o Closing plenary at CHAGS XI, Vienna, 2015. Photo © Daniel Dick