ASIAC annual conference – Rome, 25-26-27 October 2021 – Call for papers

On Monday 25, Tuesday 26, and Wednesday 27 October 2021, the Sapienza Università di Roma, will host the annual conference of the Italian Association for the study of Central Asia and the Caucasus (Asiac).

The aim of this edition of the annual conference is to foster the scientific dialogue between scholars working on these areas, from Italy as well as from abroad. The topics of the conference include, but are not limited to, such disciplines as history, linguistics, philology, literature, politics, sociology, archeology, and geography.

We strongly encourage participants to submit thematic sessions including participants from different universities or research institutions; the conference sessions will generally combine three or four accepted proposals, one moderator, and, in certain cases, a discussant.

All proposals should include a title and an abstract (around 500 words), affiliation, and contact information for each of the speakers and should be sent by June 15th 2021 to the following email address: [email protected].

Due to the global pandemic and its repercussions on travel, we will offer a hybrid format this year: Those able and willing to travel to Rome will convene at “Sapienza” – unless otherwise specified by university or government regulations – while the rest of the participants will be able to join remotely via e-conferencing tools.

A selection of papers will be considered for submission to Eurasiatica, the peer-reviewed academic series edited by Edizioni Ca’ Foscari at the University of Venice.

The working language of the conference will be English.

The notification of acceptance will be communicated by 25 June 2021.

Attendance is free, but all speakers have to register and pay the conference fee (50 euro for professors and academics, 25 euro for students or independent researchers); follow this link for payment details.


Deadline for proposals: 15 June 2021;

Notification of acceptance: 25 June 2021;

Registration and fee payment: 15 July 2021 (lack of payment will result in removal from the programme);

Publication of the final programme: 6 September 2021.

This conference is organised by professor Gabriele Natalizia of Sapienza Università di Roma and Asiac’s board of directors: Aldo Ferrari, Vittorio Springfield Tomelleri, Fabio Indeo, Gabriele Natalizia, Daniele Artoni, Paolo Sorbello, Elisabetta Ragagnin, and Anna Sirinian.