Southeast Asia Crossroads : a podcast of the CSEAS, Northern Illinois University
Cymbals, symbols and Burmese music is the subject of the newest conversation up on our Southeast Asia Crossroads podcast series. Hear also conversations with political scientist Duncan McCargo, art historian Catherine Raymond (with graduate assistant Carmin Berchiolly),and historian Shane Strate and Vietnamese American poet Hai-Dang Phan. Stay tuned every two weeks for more interviews with SEA experts, writers, artists and musicians from around the world.
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Cymbals & Symbols: Music in Burma publié il y a 15 jours
In this special episode we sit down with musicians and musicologists Naomi Gingold, Heather MacLachlan, Gavin Douglas and Michael McSweeney to explore a broad spectrum of music in Burma.
Podcast : Talking Indonesia sur le blog Indonesia at Melbourne
The Indonesia at Melbourne blog was launched in July 2015 to present analysis, research and commentary on contemporary Indonesia from academics and postgraduate students affiliated with the University of Melbourne. It aims to stimulate debate and provide a forum for exchange of information and opinion on current events in Indonesia.
The emphasis is on politics but the blog also covers law, anthropology, culture, history, economics, architecture and public health, reflecting the diversity of expertise on contemporary Indonesia at the university.
Indonesia at Melbourne is edited by Tim Mann. Professor Tim Lindsey, Director of CILIS, and Dr Dave McRae, from The Asia Institute, serve on the blog’s advisory board.
In 2017, the Talking Indonesia podcast is co-hosted by Dr Dave McRae from the University of Melbourne’s Asia Institute, Dr Jemma Purdey from Monash University, Dr Charlotte Setijadi from the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore and Dr Dirk Tomsa from La Trobe University. Look out for a new Talking Indonesia podcast every fortnight. Catch up on previous episodes here, subscribe via iTunes (link is external) or listen via your favourite podcasting app.
Talking Indonesia: Ahok, race, religion & democracy (part 2)
In the race for Jakarta’s next governor, Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama’s ethnic Chinese and Christian identity has become a controversial feature of the campaign. As Dave McRae discussed with Dr Nadirsyah Hosen in November, complaints from the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) about comments Ahok made on the campaign trail late last year sparked a series of mass protests opposing the governor. Charges of blasphemy were eventually laid against Ahok and he is now on trial.
Ahok is the first ethnic Chinese governor of Jakarta and one of very few ethnic Chinese Indonesians to have reached positions of high public office since the fall of New Order. But just how much is the controversy around Ahok related to his ethnicity and religion and how much is it about popular politics in Indonesia today? How has Ahok’s own political style played a part? What does racism look like almost 20 years after the fall of the New Order?
Jemma Purdey discusses these issues and more with Professor Ariel Heryanto, formerly professor at the School of Culture, History and Language of Australian National University and the incoming Herb Feith professor for the study of Indonesia at Monash University.
Le musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac propose chaque année des bourses doctorales et postdoctorales destinées à aider des doctorants et de jeunes docteurs à mener à bien des projets de recherche originaux et innovants.
Les disciplines concernées sont : l’anthropologie, l’ethnomusicologie, l’histoire de l’art, l’histoire, l’archéologie (à partir du néolithique), la sociologie, les arts du spectacle.
Les domaines de recherche privilégiés sont : les arts occidentaux et extra-occidentaux, les patrimoines matériels et immatériels, les institutions muséales et leurs collections, la performance rituelle, la technologie et la culture matérielle.
Les projets particulièrement susceptibles de tirer parti de l’environnement du musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac seront examinés avec la plus grande attention.
Au cours de l’année, les candidats sélectionnés présenteront un article destiné à être soumis à publication scientifique dans le cadre du séminaire interne du département de la Recherche et de l’Enseignement du musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac. Ils devront fournir au département de la Recherche et de l’Enseignement un rapport d’activité détaillé de leurs recherches au terme de la bourse.
The National Institute of Education (NIE) is among the world’s top education institutes, recognised for its excellence in teacher education and educational research. NIE has played a key and pivotal role in shaping and developing Singapore’s teaching profession and landscape through evidence-informed, practice-focused and values-based programmes and initiatives.
The Center for Southeast Asian Studies of Kyoto University is now accepting applications from scholars and researchers who work on Southeast Asia, on comparative and regional issues from a multi-area perspective, and are interested in spending time in Kyoto, Japan, in order to conduct research, write, or pursue other scholarly interests in connection with their field of study.
Seven fellowships will be awarded for 2017-2018 on a competitive basis. Fellowships are normally for a six-month duration, although in exceptional cases they can be extended for an additional six months.
Job vacancy: PhD candidate Cultural Antropology
Closing date: 21 February 2017
The Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology (Leiden University) and KITLV are looking for a PhD candidate Cultural Antropology. The PhD candidate will be doing research on a topic that combines the research interests of both the institutes CA-OS and KITLV. The candidate is expected to research a topic within the broad foci of the collaborating Institutes’ research programs. The duration of this PhD position is limited to three years. Given the limited amount of research and writing time available, the candidate should already have a fully elaborated research proposal equivalent to an NWO Toptalent grant application at his or her disposal. The PhD candidate will be supervised by senior scholars from both institutes. Graduation will take place in the Faculty of Social Sciences.
Situated at the nexus of several civilizational influences — including Indian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern — Southeast Asia, as a region, remains understudied in terms of its relevance to the theoretical and methodological study of religion. This neglect is in part due to the tendency to reduce Southeast Asian religious systems to the named “world religions” often identified with other regions. As a result, indigenous practices are not viewed in terms of their conceptual and other linkages — and in some cases the dynamic interactions between those practices and the religious practices brought over by different classes of immigrants are frequently overlooked. However, and especially in the last fifteen years, exciting materials addressing different religious cultures in Southeast Asia have emerged. Hitherto, there has been little scholarly conversation at the AAR on Southeast Asia. And, perhaps even less commonly, are Southeast Asian religious cultures (e.g., Buddhist, Islamic, Christian, Hindu, “animist,” Chinese, and Pacific) put into conversation with one another. In light of this need in the field, we strive to provide a context for this conversation as well as to foster critical thinking about Southeast Asia as a region.
The Journal of Lao Studies is seeking submissions for its upcoming edition.
We are now accepting submissions of articles, book review suggestions, review articles (extended reviews of major publications, trends in the field, or of political, social, or economic events). These submissions can cover studies on Laos (all ethnic groups), Lao residing in bordering countries (Northeast Thailand, Northeast Cambodia, Vietnam, China, and Burma), ethnic groups bordering Laos with a representation in Laos (e.g. Akha, Mien, Khmu, Hmong, Tai Lue, etc.), or studies in regards to Lao disapora outside of Asia (the Americas, Australia, France, Argentina, etc.).
Stone dragging and politics in Sumba by Jacqueline Vel, 10/02/2017, New Mandala
Jacqueline Vel takes a look at the revival of an extravagant and outdated burial tradition in eastern Indonesia, and why it may be a worrying sign for local democracy.
When I asked about the stone dragging, I was told that the person in charge of the huge event was Umbu Neka Jarawoli — the chairman of the district parliament in Central Sumba and member for the Democratic Party (Partai Demokrat). It would seem that stone dragging has become the bedrock of his politicking…
What we see happening here is a local prominent man mixing traditional and modern means and symbols as part of his strategy to obtain the office of district head. This office is very important in Sumba, because it is the most powerful position in providing access to state resources like subsidies and employment opportunities, of which more than 90 per cent derives from the national government…
CFP : 9th Annual International Asian Dynamics Initiative Conference, 26-28 June 2017, Asian Dynamics Initiative, University of Copenhagen : Asia in circulations
Deadline for submitting abstracts : 1 March 2017
The conference attends to the ways in which connected histories, flows and connections both within and beyond territoriality are taking shape. What kind of circulatory worlds are produced through these multiple connections forged across temporalities via commodity trade, investments, human migration, technology, tourism, religion, art, literature and other forms of cultural consumption? How has Asia historically circulated beyond its territorial boundaries? And how do these circulations shape the contemporary world?
We invite abstracts for paper presentations addressing Asian circulations and dynamics in a global context, but especially welcome perspectives relating to one of the panels listed below.