Call for Papers : EUROSEAS 2017


Call for Papers : EUROSEAS 2017, 17-18 august 2017, Oxford

The European Association for Southeast Asian Studies (EuroSEAS) invites scholars to present papers at the EuroSEAS conference in Oxford, 16 to 18 August 2017. For the accepted panels please see below.

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If you want to participate in a panel, please send your paper abstract directly to the panel conveners until 15 May 2017 at the latest. EuroSEAS will not accept paper proposals that are not part of a panel.
If your paper is accepted by a panel convener, your registration and payment have to be effected by 31 May 2017 to be part of the programme.

Accepted panels, laboratories and roundtables
Please find the list of accepted panels, roundtables and laboratories here:…/list-approved-panels-roundtables-and-…

1 February 2017: Deadline Early Bird fee
15 May 2017: Deadline submission paper proposals.
31 May 2017: Overall registration & payment deadline when organizing a panel and/or presenting a paper.
After 31 May 2017 it is still possible to register and finalize the payment if you wish to join the conference without presenting a paper (spectator).

Conference Registration
Online registration for the conference will start next week. A separate email will be sent inviting you to register.


After a Decade of Listening, a Khmer Pronunciation Guide

After a Decade of Listening, a Khmer Pronunciation Guide by Michelle Vachon and Van Roeun, 26/10/2016, Cambodia Daily

After nearly a decade of painstakingly listening to Cambodians —from people in cafes in casual conversation to academics opining in their fields—a pair of linguists has produced a definitive guide to Khmer pronunciation.

For good measure, Jean-Michel Filippi and Hiep Chan Vicheth have also captured Phnom Penh’s unique colloquialism, where a bowl of noodle soup is katieu, not kuytieu, and a population of 2 million has impacted spoken Khmer in myriad ways.

The “Khmer Pronouncing Dictionary,” which offers a guide to enunciating both formal and informal Khmer—specifically that variation spoken in the capital—is being made available today on the website for Unesco, the U.N. agency dedicated to cultural protection.

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Postdoctoral fellowship in Asian Borderlands, Aarhus University


Postdoctoral fellowship in Asian Borderlands, Aarhus University

The Department of Anthropology, School of Culture and Society, Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship. The appointment begins on 1 September 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The position
The position is affiliated with the AUFF Starting Grant research project “The Rise of Special Economic Zones in Asian Borderlands – RisezAsia” ( Theoretically the project wishes to develop tools for critical engagement with the unique forms of exclusion and marginalisation in borderlands instigated by special economic zones (SEZs). Secondly, in addition to its contribution to theoretical framings of borderland political economy, the research attempts to document the processes through which Asian borderlands are currently experiencing some of the largest land-grabs in modern history. Through the creation of new SEZs, millions of hectares of land are being annexed by mining and plantation companies for industrial exploitation, and remote borderlands are being populated by thousands of labour migrants. These large-scale acquisitions of land, population movements and the infrastructure projects they result in have a large impact on these ecologically vulnerable border zones and their populations.

Applicants must propose a country and a borderland research site and describe how the research priorities of the RisezAsia project will be relevantly addressed in the subproject. Fieldwork is envisaged.

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South East Asia Research, vol. 24, no. 4 (december 2016)


South East Asia Research, vol. 24, no. 4 (december 2016)

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Table of contents

  • Dreaming about the neighbours: Magic, Orientalism, and entrepreneurship in the consumption of Thai religious goods in Singapore by Andrew Alan Johnson
  • Air crafting: Corporate mandate and Thai female flight attendants’ negotiation of body politics by Arratee Ayuttacorn
  • ‘To build a generation of stars’: Megachurch identity, religion and modernity in Indonesia by Jeaney Yip and Chang-Yau Hoon
  • Transition into marriage in Greater Jakarta: Courtship, parental influence, and self-choice marriage by Ariane J. Utomo, Anna Reimondos, Iwu D. Utomo, Peter F McDonald and Terence H. Hull
  • Unpacking the figure of the backpacking neighbourhood Phạm Ngũ Lão in the making of Hồ Chí Minh city by Marie Gibert and Emmanuelle Peyvel

Book Reviews



Call For Papers : Verge : Studies in global Asia : Indigeneity


Call for Papers : Verge : Studies in global Asia, vol. 4, no. 2 : Indigeneity

A new journal that includes scholarship from scholars in both Asian and Asian American Studies published by the University of Minnesota Press

Submission deadline : 15 juin 2017

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Edited by Charlotte Eubanks (Penn State University) and Pasang Yangjee Sherpa (The New School)

In this special issue, we are interested in charting the interactions between notions of indigeneity and Asian-ness. Possible topics include, but are not limited to: conversations between Asian American and First Nations peoples, and tensions between identity, land, and language; indigenous activism in response to climate change and international development (whether in the Himalayan region, the Gobi desert, or the littoral zones of Pacific islands); the place of indigenous cultural production vis-a-vis the/a State (e.g. the circulation or suppression of Chukchee literature in Eastern Siberia, the questions of ownership over cultural property in Vanuatu, the display of native artifacts in national museums, and so on); practices of resistance and policies of assimilation, both historical and contemporary (Ainu in Japan and Eastern Russia, aboriginal groups in Taiwan, the Orang Asli in peninsular Malaysia, designated ‘national minorities’ in the PRC, the Dravidian/Aryan divide in South Asia, etc); historical encounters of indigenous groups with expanding states and empires; the many problematics, demographic and otherwise, of categorizing Pacific Islanders with Asian Americans; practices of indigenous knowledge in Asia and Asian America; the human geography of settler and indigenous communities (i.e. the displacement of Hawaiians by Asian settlers, the legal rubric and social position of ‘Asians’ in East Africa and ‘overseas Chinese’ in South-East Asia vis-a-vis ‘local’ communities, claims to biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand); the creation of land reservations for indigenous peoples (in the Philippines, for instance); the international politics of indigenous rights; archeology and the deep histories of indigenous artwork and artefacts; the digitalization of indigenous ‘ways of knowing’; and so forth.

We welcome approaches from across the qualitative social sciences and the humanities and especially encourage papers grounded in a particular discipline, time, and place but which speak to questions, concerns, and topics of debate that are of relevance to a wide range of scholars.


Call for papers : ASIAN REVIEW

ASIAN REVIEW: Call for papers.

Asian Review, the blind-peer reviewed journal of the Institute of Asian Studies at Chulalongkorn University, celebrates its 30th year of publication in 2017. The journal, now published twice a year, is committed to interdisciplinary approaches to the study of Asia, and publishes articles from a wide range of academic disciplines in the humanities and social sciences to promote an understanding of contemporary Asia. Areas of special concern include cultural studies, ethnicity, development, economics, foreign affairs, language, literature, migration, politics and religion.

From 2017, the journal will publish one thematic issue and one general issue. Papers for the general issue may be sent to

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Call for papers : The value of life : measurement, stakes, implications

Call for papers – panel session(s) at the International Conference:
The Value of Life: Measurement, Stakes, Implications
Wageningen University, The Netherlands
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Date:               Tuesday 28-30 June 2017
Place:               Wageningen, the Netherlands
Organisers:      Bram Büscher (Wageningen University) and Philip Fountain (Victoria University of Wellington)

« From just a dollar a day… »: Life, Death and Development

NGO development fundraising campaigns have long drawn direct links between giving donations and matters of life and death. Such appeals have an undeniable affective power, in no small part because of the logics of responsibility that are implied for potential donors by granting them the obligation to adjudicate over the fate of distant others. The immediacy implied in such campaigns is clearly mythical in that it occludes attention to the plethora of intermediary dynamics that shape gift trajectories and, relatedly, because it erases broader political and economic contexts impinging on the desired outcome. But such advertising remains potent for analysis precisely because they invite critical investigations into the ways in which development and humanitarianism impinges on questions of life and death, and the ethics that underlie these disparate interventionary projects. This panel takes up the task of assessing the intersections of life, death and development in diverse sites, and how this might change our ideas about (bio)power, politics and political economy.

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Poste : Project Officer EU SHARE at DAAD Regional Office in Jakarta


PROJECT OFFICER – EU SHARE at DAAD Regional Office Jakarta The EU SHARE Project at the DAAD Regional Office in Jakarta is seeking at the soonest a qualified candidate for a position of Project Officer for the EU Support to Higher Education in the ASEAN Region (SHARE) project. The main task is to support the administrative and financial management of events and activities (workshops, trainings, high-level conferences, etc.) to harmonise higher education in ASEAN in SHARE result area 2a and 2b. The activities will take place throughout the ASEAN region.
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Musée : Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

iamm1-300x200The Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia (IAMM) is one of the world’s youngest museums. As such, it is invested with vigour and a strong sense of purpose. There are few institutions in Asia committed to giving this level of exposure to different Islamic cultures.

The IAMM is in a constant state of renewal: the collection keeps growing and our displays try to keep pace with this expansion. The look of the galleries has been changing and will no doubt continue to do so, until we have achieved the unachievable – a setting that truly does justice to some of mankind’s finest and most diverse works of art.

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Call for Papers : Simas: Histories, Practices, and Politics

Call for Papers : Simas: Histories, Practices, and Politics

Jason A. Carbine, Whittier College,
Erik Davis, Macalester College,

Prompting critical reflection across disciplinary boundaries (e.g., religious, historical, legal, political, art, economic, and ritual studies), as well as regional (e.g., South and Southeast Asian) and global distances, this collection addresses the topic of simas. Common in the Theravada and Sasana Buddhist cultures of Sri Lanka and mainland Southeast Asia, simas are traditionally consecrated boundaries for ordinations and other monastic rituals. Simas are thought to legitimate lineage, and function in many other social, religious, cultural, and political ways. The focus of a growing body of scholarly inquiry (from the seminal studies by Petra Kieffer-Pülz, to essays, dissertations, masters theses, etc.), a great deal of research remains to be done on this crucial, “local” category of Buddhist thought and practice. Papers may adopt any disciplinary or interdisciplinary method and mode of analysis (e.g., text-comparative, historical, ethnographic, art-historical, and political-analytical methods), and examine simas anywhere in the world, past or present. Papers that address ordination structures other than simas, such as kaidans, would also be welcome for consideration.

Postdoctoral Fellowships Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences – Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


Deadline: January 18, 2017

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The Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences in the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences invites applications for postdoctoral/research fellowships for the Academic Year 2017. Applications are welcome for the following research themes listed below: Global Asia; Health and Society; Science, Technology, and Society; Water Research; Humanities and Social Sciences.

Postdoctoral Research Position – Cham Studies Durham University, UK



Deadline: 2 January 2017

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Opportunity for a post-doctoral research associate to work together with Dr Claire Sutherland (Durham University, UK) and Dr Edyta Roszko (University of Copenhagen) on a project entitled ‘Reframing centuries of Cham forced displacement: Connections, interactions and networks across the South China Sea’. Start date: April 2017.

Academic Position : Global Studies – Lesley University (Cambridge, MA)





No specific deadline.  Job originally posted 7 November 2016

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The social sciences division of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences is seeking a faculty member to teach in the interdisciplinary field of global studies. Area of specific disciplinary background is open, but the division seeks in candidates with training in one or more of the following fields: human/world geography, political science, sociology, anthropology or women’s studies, who have had international or transnational research experience. Area of geographic specialization is open.

Academic Position Human Geography (Mainland Southeast Asia focus) – University of Colorado-Boulder





Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2017

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The Department of Geography invites applications for a non-tenure track full-time instructor position in Human Geography with a regional specialization in mainland Southeast Asia.  In partnership with the Center for Asian Studies (CAS), this position is partially funded by a grant to build capacity in Southeast Asian Studies on campus.  Preference will be given to candidates with strong field research and teaching experience, including language training, in mainland Southeast Asia, and a research specialization complementing the Department’s existing strengths in development studies, cultural, political, and population geographies, as well as political ecology.