1. Academic Position: Asian Religions, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
2. Temporary Academic Position: Southeast or South Asian History, Franklin and Marshall College
3. Research Fellowships on Indonesia: USINDO 2013 Sumitro Fellows Program
4. Postdoctoral Fellowship: Inter-Asia Program, Yale University
5. Graduate Fellowship: Communication Fellows Program, Population Reference Bureau
6. Pre- and Post-doctoral Fellowships for Research in Japan: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
7. Call for Submissions: TRaNS: Trans -Regional and -National Studies of Southeast Asia
8. Call For Papers: Aceh and Indian Ocean Studies
9. Call for Papers: Healing, Belief Systems, Cultures and Religions of South and Southeast Asia
10. Call for Papers: Hmong Across Borders
11. Call for Papers: Sustainable Island Futures
12. Call for Nominations: Grant Goodman Prize in Philippine Historical Studies
13. Call for Papers: Intersecting Belongings: Cultural Conviviality and Cosmopolitan Futures
14. Call for Papers: Negotiating Independence: new directions in the histories of decolonisation and the Cold War
15. Summer Study Abroad in Laos (SAIL)
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies announces a full-time, tenure-track position in Asian Religions beginning August 21, 2013.
We seek a colleague with a record of excellence in undergraduate teaching and a research agenda that complements existing faculty expertise. Teaching load is 4/4. In addition to strengthening and growing the World Religions minor, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the department’s Liberal Studies program and advise its majors.
Specialization is open to any area in Asian religions; area of competence should include teaching the introductory course in religious studies, the survey course in Eastern religions, and the university’s General Education course in the humanities. Preference may be given to candidates who can teach the department’s current offerings in Eastern Religious Thought and Women in Religion; or introductory courses in Buddhism, Hinduism, or Islam.
Ph.D. must be in hand by the contract start date. Complete applications must include a cover letter, CV, evidence of teaching effectiveness and three letters of recommendation. Applications should be received by January 7, 2013 in order to receive consideration for preliminary interviews via Skype.
Only complete applications will be considered. Please submit materials via e-mail to: AsianReligions@uww.edu.
UW-Whitewater is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Names of applicants may be disclosed unless requested otherwise. Names of finalists will be released. A criminal background check is required for employment.
Temporary Academic Position
Southeast or South Asian History
Franklin and Marshall College
The Department of History www.fandm.edu/history at Franklin & Marshall College invites applications for a one-year visiting position in Southeast Asian or South Asian history, beginning Fall 2013. The rank will be Visiting Assistant Professor, if the successful candidate holds the Ph.D., or Visiting Instructor, if ABD. Teaching experience required. Teaching load is 3/2 and may include participation in the College’s general education requirement, “Foundations.” The successful candidate will teach a two-semester survey of Asian history as well as advanced courses in his or her areas of expertise. Candidates should submit the following materials as PDF files (searchable preferred) to Ann.Wagoner@fandm.edu: letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, three letters of recommendation, teaching statement, research statement, and teaching evaluation forms. Hard copies are also acceptable, and may be sent to Prof. Douglas Anthony, Chair, Department of History, Franklin & Marshall College, Box 3003, Lancaster PA 17604-3003. Deadline for applications is February 15, 2013.
Research Fellowships on Indonesia
USINDO 2013 Sumitro Fellows Program
Deadline: January 15, 2013
The Sumitro Fellows Program is a $10,000 travel/study grant for postdoctoral scholars, Ph.D. candidates, senior academics, and otherwise professionally qualified candidates to engage in field research. One Fellowship is available for a United States citizen/permanent resident for research relating to the political economy of Indonesia. One Fellowship is also available for an Indonesian citizen with a project related to the Indonesian-U.S. relationship. See the USINDO website for application detailswww.usindo.org/grants-
Deadline: January 10, 2013
The Inter-Asia Program at the MacMillan Center, Yale University, invites applications for a postdoctoral position. This is a 12 month appointment with the possibility of extension for up to another 6 months, beginning no later than Sept. 1, 2013. Duties include 1) serving as primary programmatic liaison with Principal Investigators Helen Siu (East Asian Studies) and K. Sivaramakrishnan (South Asian Studies), the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) and the program’s researchers around the world; 2) working with SSRC staff to document and analyze existing materials from completed and planned Inter Asia Connections conferences and the work of scholars and researchers associated with the Program since its inception in 2008; 3) promoting faculty and student interest in program activities and engaging and expanding program networks on campus. Web announcement: academicjobsonline.org/ajo/
Communication Fellows Program
Population Reference Bureau
The Population Reference Bureau (PRB) is now accepting applications for its 2013-2014 Policy Communication Fellows Program. The program is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). It is open to individuals from developing countries currently enrolled in academic institutions pursuing doctoral programs and who are between their 3rd and 5th year of studies.
Developing-country applicants may be in any field of study but their research focus should be related to one or more of the following:
• Family planning and/or reproductive health (FP/RH).
• Maternal and child health (MCH), specifically family planning/MCH integration.
• Contraceptive use/behavior.
• Population growth.
• Adolescent reproductive health.
• Poverty, health equity, and connections with reproductive health.
• Gender issues, specifically gender-based violence (GBV), early marriage, and
• male engagement in family planning.
• Population, health, and environment interrelations.
For more information visit: www.prb.org/EventsTraining/
Deadline: February 6, 2013
Pre- and Post-doctoral Fellowships for Research in Japan
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Research grants for U.S. citizens and Permanent Residents to do research in Japan on any social science or natural science project (including those on Southeast Asia) in collaboration with a Japanese faculty sponsor.
Deadline is January 25, 2013.
Web announcement: jspsusa.org/short-termWO.html
Call for Submissions
TRaNS: Trans -Regional and -National Studies of Southeast Asia
Co-Chair Editors: Yoon Hwan SHIN, Sogang University, South Korea; James C. SCOTT, Yale University, USA
Published By: Cambridge University Press
The Launch Issue: Volume 1 Number 1 January 2013: Movement, Motion, and the (Im-)Permeability of Boundaries
TRaNS aims to be a new flagship journal in the field of Southeast Asian studies.
TRaNS approaches the study of Southeast Asia by looking at the region as a place which is defined by its diverse and rapidly-changing social context, and as a place which resists conventional ideas of borders and ‘boundedness’.
TRaNS invites submissions covering political science, anthropology, sociology, history, geography, and in particular studies of transnational, regional and comparative perspectives or case studies spanning more than two countries of Southeast Asia and its neighbouring countries/regions.
TRaNS encourages writings on Southeast Asia that cross not only ideas about national borders or draw connections between Southeast Asia and other regions, but also those which cross disciplinary borders.
TRaNS is published twice a year (January and July).
For information on submitting papers, please email email@example.com
Call For Papers
Aceh and Indian Ocean Studies
June 9-10, 2013
Malikussaleh University, Lhokseumawe, North Aceh, Indonesia
Submission deadline: January 18, 2013
The fourth ICAIOS conference is being organized in cooperation with the research project under Inter-University Partnerships for Strengthening Health Systems in Indonesia: Building New Capacity for Mental Health Care of Harvard University. While the third conference looked at consolidation and transformation processes in post-disaster and post-conflict regions, this conference will explore Social Recovery in broad terms. Unlike physical reconstruction, social recovery takes longer time to shape after a disaster or a conflict. ICAIOS invites submissions and panel proposals that address the psycho-socio-cultural dynamics of recovery following major disasters or conflicts. Themes, submission details and other information available at the conference websitewww.icaios2013.acehresearch.
Call for Papers
Healing, Belief Systems, Cultures and Religions of South and Southeast Asia
May 16-19, 2013
South and Southeast Asian Association for the Study of Culture and Religion (SSEASR)
This Conference covers various aspects of healing beliefs and practices in the cultures and religions of South Asia and Southeast Asia. In an age of intolerance, religious tension, and cultural conflict, the 5th SSEASR Conference is dedicated to providing an academic platform for discussing the relationship between culture and religious healing through various scholars from all over the world.
• Early Registration Deadline: January 15, 2013
• Last Submission of Abstract: February 24, 2013
Call for Papers
Hmong Across Borders
October 4-5, 2013
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Sponsored by the Consortium for Hmong Studies
Submission deadline: April 15, 2013
This interdisciplinary, international conference will gather scholars around the globe who are interested in critical Hmong studies and related ideas. Although the central focus of this conference is on the Hmong, papers of a comparative nature that focus on the Hmong and other ethnic groups are equally welcome. Full details available at the Hmong Studies Consortium websitehmongstudies.wisc.edu/index.
Call for Papers
Sustainable Island Futures
July 10-13, 2013
Tual, Kei Islands, Eastern Indonesia
The Asia-Pacific Islands Program (a joint venture of Southern Cross University, Australia and Universitas Pattimura, Indonesia) present a call for papers for ISIC 9, an international conference organised in collaboration with the Small Island Cultures Research Initiative (SICRI). Submissions for papers are invited on the following topics: management and development of sustainable tourism on small islands; maintenance and development of the cultural heritage of small islands in an increasingly globalised environment; or, social practice of food security through agriculture and fisheries. Details and contact information available at the SICRI websitesicri-network.org/.
Call for Nominations
Grant Goodman Prize in Philippine Historical Studies
The Philippine Studies Group (PSG) of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) is once again pleased to announce the request for nominations for the Grant Goodman Prize, awarded every two years for outstanding contributions to Philippine historical studies. The Prize was established in 1990 with a generous gift from Grant Goodman, Professor Emeritus, Department of History, University of Kansas, and was first awarded in 1994 to Father John Schumacher, SJ. Other recipients have been John Larkin, Vicente Rafael, Resil Mojares, Alfred W. McCoy, and most recently, Reynaldo Ileto.
The Prize is intended to recognize scholars who have made a “substantial contribution” to the field of Philippine history or historical studies. There are no citizenship or residency requirements; it is open to all scholars, across the academic disciplines, providing that their work is innovative and incorporates a strong historical perspective. Recipients are chosen by a committee elected by the Philippine Studies Group.
The committee now seeks nominations for the Prize, which we hope will be awarded at the next AAS meeting to be held in San Diego, California, March 21-24, 2013. Letters of nomination should include the nominee’s name, institutional affiliation, curriculum vitae, and a brief statement about why he or she merits the award. Re-nomination of previous nominees is encouraged, but should be accompanied by an up-to-date curriculum vitae.
Nominations should be sent electronically by 1 February 2013 to: Vina Lanzona (firstname.lastname@example.org), Chair, Selection Committee, with copies to Norman Owen (email@example.com), Susan Russell (firstname.lastname@example.org), and Resil Mojares (email@example.com).
Call for Papers
Intersecting Belongings: Cultural Conviviality and Cosmopolitan Futures
May 24-26 2013
Deadline: 1 February 2013
Contemporary contexts of the local, regional, national and global raise urgent questions about cultural conviviality and cosmopolitan futures across Asia. These are times when trans-cultural, trans-national and multicultural belonging are particularly being tested through environmental catastrophe, economic volatility, parochialism, fundamentalism, notions of cosmopolitan and multicultural exhaustion, and war. Belonging has become a fundamental dynamic of preservation, atavism, tradition and survival as well as hybridity, possibility, change and transformation. The aim of this conference theme is to open up discussion, exploration and analysis in Asian Studies about emerging social, economic, political and cultural trends formed at the intersection of multiple and multi-sited belongings.
The aim of this International Conference on Asian studies is to encourage academics, scholars and practitioners representing a exciting diversity of countries, cultures, and religions to meet and exchange research, ideas and views in a forum encouraging respectful dialogue. ACAS 2013 will afford the opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, and networking across higher education and beyond.
Web announcement: acas.iafor.org/
Call for Papers
Negotiating Independence: new directions in the histories of decolonisation and the Cold War
3-4 May 2013
University of Cambridge
The advent of decolonisation shares more than a chronological partnership with the Cold War. While the general economic, political, social, and ideological connections between decolonisation and the Cold War have been acknowledged, a more detailed interrogation of the confluence of these two phenomena is now beginning to emerge. The ideological battle between communism and capitalism encompassed not only political systems of power but also contentious ideas about states’ social structures and economies. Both decolonisation and the Cold War were also imaginative projects. This conference will interrogate what role differing ideas about political, economic and social organization played in how individuals involved in decolonisation negotiated the bid for independence. The aim is to draw together Cold War and imperial historians in a scholarly discussion that is too often isolated into separate fields of study. It will bring together the latest research from young scholars and established academics who are leading the way in this new approach to twentieth century history that sees the Cold War and the end of empire not only as diplomatic phenomena but as ideologically driven political, economic and social projects as well.
This conference reassesses the impact of the Cold War on colonial administrators and anti-colonialists while further considering how Cold War leaders also were forced to wrestle with decolonisation’s outcomes. Anti-colonial nationalists negotiated a complex system of international relations complicated by distinct ideological binaries: their rhetoric and policies consequently assumed Cold War overtones as they struggled to define their place in the postcolonial world. Political leaders in the Soviet Union, the United States, and their allies also sometimes framed early Cold War tensions in terms of arguments for or against the continuation of Europe’s empires. Some questions the conference hopes to address include: To what extent did Cold War rhetoric dictate bids for independence? How did the politics of anti-racism and colonial solidarity fit into international relations dominated by an ideological battle between communism and capitalism? How did those involved in decolonisation decipher ways to employ the new world power alliances to their advantage? How did Cold War binaries influence postcolonial social and economic development and nation-building? In what ways did anti-colonial leaders attempt to resist the Cold War environment and develop independent identities for themselves and their countries? And how did decolonisation force the Soviets, Americans, and their allies to revise their own global strategies?
In particular, the conference aims to identify new themes and directions in scope, as well as different methodological approaches to studying decolonisation and the Cold War. A keynote address on methodology will be given by Matthew Connelly (Columbia University) and Caroline Elkins (Harvard University).
The deadline for submitting paper proposals is 4 February 2013. Proposals should include a title and an abstract of no more than 400 words, as well as the author’s name, address, telephone number, email address, and institutional affiliation, and should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Summer Study Abroad in Laos (SAIL)
June 27- July 31, 2013
Application Deadline: April 1, 2013
Undergraduate and graduate students, educators, and others are encouraged to apply.
Web announcement: www.laostudies.org/sail.
UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies
11274 Bunche Hall
P.O. Box 951487
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1487
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