CfP: 25th annual meeting of the Southeast Early China Roundtable (SEECR)

Date of event:   01/08/2021 − 01/08/2021

Format: In person
Duration: 22-24 October 2021
Deadline: 1 August 2021
Hosted by: University of Florida, Gainesville FL, USA

Founded in 1997, the Southeast Early China Roundtable (SEECR) is a group of scholars from the south Atlantic region who specialize or maintain an interest in the study of China, from the earliest period through the Tang dynasty. The purpose of the group is twofold — first, to provide a forum for specialist discussion of all aspects of early China studies through yearly meetings; and second, to promote the study of early China in the Southeast by sponsoring public non-specialist lectures. SEECR members typically host annual meetings at their academic institutions, providing meals, accommodations and meeting space for participants.

The Southeast Early China Roundtable (SEECR) is now accepting submissions of paper abstracts for the 25th Annual Conference, to be held at the University of Florida (Gainesville) from Friday evening on October 22 to Sunday noon on Oct. 24, 2021. The keynote speakers will be Stephen Bokenkamp (Arizona State University) and Robert Campany (Vanderbilt University).

We welcome papers on pre-Song China from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including anthropology, archaeology, art history, history, literature, philosophy, and religion. Please send short abstracts of individual papers (250 words) to Stephan N. Kory ( by August 1, 2021. For all abstract submissions, please mark the subject line as “SEECR Submission 2021.”

For more information about SEECR, please visit the SEECR website here.