Call for Papers – International Conference on Asian Art, Culture and Heritage Colombo, Sri Lanka 21st-23rd August 2013

Important Dates

Submission of Abstracts April 20, 2013
Acceptance of Abstracts May 10, 2013
Submission of Full Papers June 15, 2013
Conference August 21-23 2013

The Centre for Asian Studies of the University of Kelaniya is pleased to announce the “International Conference on Asian Art, Culture and Heritage” organized in collaboration with the International Association for Asian Heritage (IAAH) and the Ministry of Culture and the Arts  which will be held from 21st to 23rd of August 2013 at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, Colombo , Sri Lanka. All interested academics are invited hereby to submit the abstracts of their research papers on or before 20th April 2013 on the following themes to be considered for presentation at the conference.

1′         Recent studies in Archaeology

2.         New perspectives in History

3.         Trends in Heritage Management, Museology and Tourism

4.         Critical studies in Religion, Language and Literature

5.         Aspects on Arts, Culture and Society

The abstracts should be between 250-500 words in font size 12 Times New Roman and should contain the title of the paper, name of the author, the text and a few Keywords. A brief CV not exceeding one page including educational qualifications and institutional affiliations should also be sent along with the abstract.

Abstracts and all other correspondence should be channelled through which is exclusive for this conference.  Acceptance of abstracts will be notified case by case till 10th May 2013. Full papers of the accepted abstracts are required on or before 15st June to be considered for publishing.


All participants should be registered before attending the conference by paying the registration fee according to the category they belong to. Registration fee includes the conference kit, food and beverages during the conference.

Sri Lankan South Asians  Non- South Asians
Students Rs. 500 $ 20 $ 30
IAAH Members Rs. 1000 $ 50 $ 100
Others Rs. 2500 $ 100 $ 150



Basic accommodation will be provided for foreign students and IAAH members.  Request for accommodation for other participants may be considered according to the availability of hostel facilities at the Sri Lanka Foundation where the conference will be held. Accommodation will be arranged on first come first served basis and therefore payment of the registration fee at the earliest is encouraged to secure accommodation.


Post Conference Tour:

All foreign Participants are invited to attend the Post Conference Tour to the historic city of Galle on

the final day of the conference. The Galle Fort is the best preserved Dutch Fort in Asia and a good example of living heritage site in the country. An additional fee of $15 from students and $30 from others will be charged for the tour.

Anura Manatunga,

Director/ Centre for Asian Studies,

University of Kelaniya,

Sri Lanka.



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