« Imagining Asia(s): Networks, Actors, Sites », 10–11 October 2016, ISEAS–Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore

Long perceived as a clearly defined geographical continent to the east of Europe, Asia has been conceptualised in more recent scholarship as a cultural entity produced through geographical imaginations located in specific historical contexts. Meanwhile Area Studies scholarship has divided the field of Asian Studies into seemingly self-contained units of West and Central Asia, South and Southeast Asia, and East Asia. These regional configurations speak more about the changing geopolitical and economic interests in these areas rather than the historical or cultural roots of such demarcations. Following the lead of recent scholarly critiques of these demarcations, this conference seeks to explore Asian societies and identities as interconnected formations through trajectories/networks of circulation of people, ideas, and objects in the longue durée. Moving beyond the divides of old Area Studies scholarship and the arbitrary borders set by late colonial empires and the rise of post-colonial nation states, this conference seeks to map critically the configuration of contact zones in which mobile bodies, minds, and cultures interact to foster new images, identities, and imaginations of Asia.

Date limite d’envoi des abstracts : 1er avril 2016

http://www.iseas.edu.sg/centres/nalanda-sriwijaya-centre/item/2669

« The Heritage of Ancient and Urban Sites: Giving Voice to Local Priorities », 14-15 mars, Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre

The workshop brings together heritage professionals, policymakers and grassroots organisations from six countries: Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore and Thailand. Speakers present their work with local, regional and global communities in voicing local priorities at ancient and urban heritage sites. Each country is at a critical juncture in relation to public awareness and commitment on issues of cultural heritage.

Discussion of ancient and urban sites in local, transborder and international contexts can highlight commonalities and differences in defining and effecting greater community participation. Speakers will present local experiences and expertise in an open and non-prescriptive manner. Selected papers will be published.

Le programme peut être téléchargé sur le site du Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre :

http://www.iseas.edu.sg/events/upcoming-events/item/2620-workshop-the-heritage-of-ancient-and-urban-sites-giving-voice-to-local-priorities

« Post-reformasi Indonesia : the challenges of social inequalities and inclusion », 6th International Symposium of Journal Antropologi Indonesia 26-28 July 2016, Kampus FISIP, Universitas Indonesia, Depok (Indonesia)

Presymposium : « The Ecopoetics of Social Life: The Legacy of James J. Fox », le 25 juillet 2016

4 thèmes :

1) Understanding the Structural Bases of Society: The Dynamics of Precedence

Cf. Les ouvrages de la collection Comparative Austronesian Project, School of Pacific and Asian Studies of the Australian National University et

Precedence: Social Differentiation in the Austronesian World, ed. Michael P. Vischer (Canberra: ANU ePress, 2009)

http://press.anu.edu.au/titles/comparative-austronesian-series/precedence/pdf-download/

2) Un/Recovering Structure through Language: Semantic Parallelism in Ritual Language, the Poetics of Performance, and the Linguistic Reconstruction of Socioecological Structures

Cf. To Speak in Pairs: Essays on the Ritual Languages of eastern Indonesia, Cambridge University Press, 1988

3) Ecology and Development: Traditional Adaptations, Emergent Impacts and Responses

Cf. Harvest of the Palm: Ecological Change in eastern Indonesia, Harvard University Press, 1977

4) Islam in Indonesia: Contemporary Practices, Sociohistorical Roots

https://simposiumjai.ui.ac.id/pre-symposium/

« Lost in Transition: Human Trafficking and Migrations in Myanmar », 17 mars 2016, Hart House Debates Room, 7 Hart House Circle, Toronto ON.

Organisée par BORDERLESS, une ONG de secours aux personnes déplacées et aux réfugiés.

Millions of Burmese civilians fall through the cracks as Myanmar slowly puts its conflict-ridden past behind it and moves into political and economic reforms. Whether they are displaced by violence or persecution, or are attracted to employment opportunities abroad, Burmese migrants face dangerous conditions and human rights abuses as they are trafficked around the region or work in exploitative environments. BORDERLESS presents three speakers who will shine light on this massive population upheaval that is overlooked by the world.

Speakers:
– Antonela Arhin, Executive Officer of Center for Diaspora and Transnational Studies, University of Toronto
– Nora Rowley, Human Rights Advocate for Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar
– Stephen Campbell, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Trent University

Moderator:
– Emile Dirks, PhD student in Political Science, University of Toronto

https://www.facebook.com/events/199383097093488/

Critical Asian Studies, vol. 48, no. 1 (2016)

A signaler :

Articles

– Payoffs, Parties, or Policies: “Money Politics” and Electoral Authoritarian Resilience by Meredith L. Weiss

– Why the Philippines Chooses to Import Rice by Jamie S. Davidson

 

Commentary

– The Myanmar Elections 2015: Why the National League for Democracy Won a Landslide Victory by Ardeth Thawnghmung

http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rcra20/current

Cette revue est disponible à la BULAC.

Philippine Studies, vol. 64, no. 1 (2016) : « City beautiful »

Sommaire :

– Modern Urban Designing in the Philippines, 1898–1916 by Ian Morley

– From Paris and Beijing to Washington and Brasilia: The Grand Design of Capital Cities and the Early Plans for Quezon City by Yves Boquet

– Urban Mobility and a Healthy City: Intertwined Transport and Public Health Policies in American-Colonial Manila by Michael D. Pante

– Longings for Manila: Projections of Imperialism and Decline in the Poems of J. Slauerhoff by Hidde van der Wall

 

Symposium

In Appreciation of Benedict R. O’G. Anderson, 1936–2015 (Introduction) by Filomeno V. Aguilar, Jr.

– Where Does the Laughter of the Noli Come From? By Caroline S. Hau

– Contingency and Comparison: Recalling Benedict Anderson by Vicente L. Rafael

– Negative Comparisons by Patricio N. Abinales

– Revolutionary Élan by Takashi Shiraishi

– Benedict Anderson: A Personal Tribute by Resil B. Mojares

– Benedict Anderson: A Great Inspiration by Ariel Heryanto

– Benedict Anderson’s “Strange Hierarchies” in Thailand by Pasuk Phongpaichit and Chris Baker

– Three Cheers for the Hare that Did Not Stop Running to Take a Nap: In Celebration of the Life of Benedict Anderson by Kato Tsuyoshi

http://www.philippinestudies.net/ojs/index.php/ps/issue/current/showToc

Cette revue est disponible à la BULAC.

 

Associated Senior Lecturer in the Study of Modern South-East Asia – Lund University, Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies

Lund University, Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies

Lund University was founded in 1666 and for a number of years has been ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 41 000 students and 6 900 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

The Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies was founded in 1997 as the result of a decision made in the Swedish parliament. The Centre’s task is to develop competence in and understanding of modern societal, political and economical developments in East and South-East Asia. The Centre has an educational programme at the Masters level and undertakes research.
More information about the Centre is available on the Centre’s web site: http://www.ace.lu.se

Job specification:
The post comprises teaching and research concerning modern South-East Asia, as well as a certain amount of teaching regarding East and South-East Asia in general. The post consists of fifty percent research and fifty percent teaching, including administrative duties. The successful candidate shall undertake research that results in international publications. The successful candidate shall teach and is expected to be able to take responsibility for the development and administration of teaching programmes and courses. The post includes the organization of research activities, such as workshops and conferences, as well as outreach activities. Additionally, the successful candidate is expected to strengthen contacts and cooperation between the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies and other institutions at Lund University, at other Swedish universities, and universities in other countries, principally those located in East and South-East Asia.

Eligibility requirements:
To qualify for appointment as an associate senior lecturer, applicants must have been awarded a PhD or have the corresponding research competence. Priority should be given to those who have been awarded a PhD or achieved the corresponding research competence within seven years prior to the deadline for applications.

Other requirements:

  • A PhD or corresponding foreign exam focusing upon a topic within the social sciences or a corresponding field related to one or modern countries in modern South-East Asia, or to South-East Asia in general
  • Documented pedagogical skills
  • Good knowledge of both written and spoken English

Assessment criteria:
As the position is meant to offer an opportunity for the holder to qualify for higher positions in her/his career, applicants who have completed their PhD within the past seven years will be given priority.

The criteria for assessment of applications are a good ability to develop and carry out research of high quality, together with good teaching skills. The ability to interact with society and inform others about their research and about societal developments in South-East Asia is also taken into account. A research profile that is connected with one of the Centre’s research areas is particularly desirable. Documented pedagogical skills in teaching about modern South-East Asia at the undergraduate and/or graduate level, as well as documented experience of interdisciplinary teaching are particularly desirable. Experience of course planning, examination and tutoring are other desirable qualifications. Teaching takes place in English, but certain administrative tasks require knowledge of the Swedish language. The Centre therefore expects non-Scandinavian speakers to be able quickly to learn Swedish to a high level of fluency.

Experience of activities related to research such as the organisation of workshops and conferences is another desirable qualification. Documented good collaborative skills, and experience and/or interest in conducting joint research projects are other desirable qualifications. Experience of residence at and/or international cooperation with universities in East and South-East Asia will also be taken into account. Good knowledge of a South-East Asian language will be taken into account.

Promotion:
An associated senior lecturer shall be promoted, on application, to an indefinite-term post as a senior lecturer if she/he is qualified for the post and is evaluated to be suitable in an assessment of the application in accordance with the eligibility and assessment criteria for promotion that are set up by the Faculty of Social Sciences and which are listed in the announcement/requirement profile. An associate senior lecturer may only apply for promotion once. The application shall be submitted to the Faculty of Social Sciences within three and a half years of the start of the candidate’s employment.

The general assessment criterion is that the applicant must demonstrate a strong progression in her/his ability to conduct teaching and research. Other requirements for promotion are that the applicant can demonstrate:

  • Well-documented research competence that is of significance to the subject and duties of the post. This includes well-documented national and international standing as a researcher. A documented ability to publish internationally will be given special weight.
  • Well-documented teaching competence. Particular weight will be given to documented skills in conducting teaching and supervision at different levels and that quality and breadth of teaching competence has developed over time.
  • At least five weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning.
  • Progression in academic leadership through an enhanced ability to develop, lead and implement education and research and/or demonstrated leadership/commitment to duties at the Centre.
  • Documented ability to write applications for external research funding.
  • Good ability to interact with society and inform others about research and developmental work.
  • Where appropriate, sufficient proficiency in Swedish to be able to be responsible for certain administrative duties.
  • Other personal qualities of importance — especially ability to cooperate.

Conditions:
The purpose of a position as associated senior lecturer is that the holder develops her/his independency as a researcher and teacher. The employment is temporary, set at a maximum of four years, according to the Swedish collective agreement: Lokalt kollektivavtal om meriteringsanställning — biträdande universitetslektor between Lund University, SACO-S, OFR/S and SEKO, dated 2013-06-26.

Application procedure:
Please use the link at the bottom of the announcement to apply for the post.

The application should be written in English and follow the instructions for applications for academic posts at the Faculty of Social Sciences, see:

http://www.ace.lu.se/sites/ace.lu.se/files/anvisningar_for_ansokan_2013_10_17_eng.pdf

In addition to the documents mentioned in the application instructions, candidates shall submit a research plan for the post (maximum four pages in length).

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. We welcome you to submit an application!

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Working hours Full time
First day of employment 2016-08-15
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2016/468
Contact
  • Roger Greatrex, +46462223042
  • Monica Lindberg Falk, +46462223744
  • Marina Svensson, +46462224068
Union representative
  • OFR/S:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62, st@st.lu.se
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds , 046-222 93 64, kansli@saco-s.lu.se
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66, sekocivil@seko.lu.se
Published 12.Feb.2016
Last application date 18.Mar.2016 11:59 PM CET

Call for Papers 2016 International Burma Studies Conference: Traditions and Challenges

Call for Papers

2016 International Burma Studies Conference: Traditions and Challenges

 

October 7 – 9, 2016

Northern Illinois University

Deadline: April 15, 2016

Web announcement: www.burmaconference2016.com/call-for-papers.html

 

The Burma conference invites proposals for individual papers or entire panels. Prospective participants must submit  a title and 150 – 250 word abstract via attached Word document or pasted into an email (include name, affiliation, and contact information). Panel organizers should submit abstracts and participant information. Email to burmastudies2016@gmail.com.

 

TraNS : trans-regional and –national studies of Southeast Asia, vol. 4, no. 1 (janvier 2016)

In memoriam Nicholas Tapp 1952 – 2015 pioneer in Hmong studies

« Student mobility within Southeast Asia »

 

Sommaire :

Introduction to the issue: Student mobility within Southeast Asia by Monika Lindberg Falk, Arndt Graf

– Malaysia’s niche in international higher education: targeting Muslim-majority, Commonwealth, and less-developed countries by Arndt Graf

– “Why don’t you think of Malaysia ?” – Narratives on educational migration, emotions, and social capital among transnational students by Marie Carlson, Bengt Jacobsson

– “I can give you money but there is no use. The best thing I [can] give you is education.” Negotiating educational migration and gender in a Chinese Malaysian family by Viola Thimm

– Transnational higher education strategies into and out of Singapore: commodification and consecration by Rebecca Ye

– Going far or staying close ? Transnational mobility among Southeast Asian students in Islamic studies by Ann Kull

 

Research articles

The last “friendship” exchanges between Siam and Vietnam, 1879-1882: Siam between Vietnam and France – and beyond by Junko Koizumi

– Thailand’s Kra isthmus and elusive canal plans since the 1850’s by Stephen Dobbs

– Wind, water, and risk: shaping a transnational history of the Western North Pacific by Greg Bankoff

appel à candidatures 2016 bourses Aires culturelles – ED 286

La formation doctorale Histoire vous annonce que l’appel à candidatures  2016  bourses Aires culturelles* – ED 286  est lancé. La date limite de dépôt des candidatures est fixée au 8 avril 2016.
(*) aides forfaitaires attribuées aux doctorants pour des séjours de terrain à l’étranger allant de 3 à 12 semaines.

Composition du dossier de candidature :

–  Le formulaire de candidature ci-joint dûment complété (voir doc. en PJ)
– 1 lettre de motivation avec budget prévisionnel
– 1 résumé du projet de thèse (maximum 3 pages)
– 1 plan de travail du séjour
– 1 lettre circonstanciée du directeur de thèse. Le cas échéant, 1 lettre d’invitation de l’établissement d’accueil
– 1 copie de la carte d’étudiant EHESS 2015/2016

Modalités de dépôt :

Dossier de candidature à transmettre complet au secrétariat de la formation doctorale (EHESS – Marie Calvary – bureau 704 – 190 av. de France – 75013 Paris – Email : marie.calvary@ehess.fr), par voie électronique (en un seul fichier PDF nommé  » NOM.Prénom.Aires.cultu.2016 « ) ou voie postale (1 exemplaire), au plus tard : le vendredi 8 avril 2016 dernier délai (cachet de la Poste faisant foi). Tout dossier réceptionné après cette date et/ou incomplet sera rejeté.

le Campus Condorcet vient de publier un appel à projets visant à financer des actions de coopération scientifique entre des établissements fondateurs du Campus

le Campus Condorcet vient de publier un appel à projets visant à financer des actions de coopération scientifique entre des établissements fondateurs du Campus.

Les huit axes de recherche du Campus Condorcet :

– Histoire des sociétés et intelligence du contemporain ;
– Aires culturelles dans la longue durée ;
– Études du religieux ;
– Érudition, tradition textuelle et histoire des textes ;
– Arts et littératures, images, création et communication ;
– Espaces, territoires, environnement ;
– Populations, santé ;
– Économie (migrations, famille, économie et politique internationale, santé et économie, culture et économie).
Les projets de colloque ne sont pas éligibles, mais il est possible de déposer des projets de journées réunissant des enseignants chercheurs d’au moins deux établissement fondateurs du Campus (« Les ateliers Condorcet ») ou d’organiser des journées de doctorants.
La date limite est fixée au 21 avril 2016 à 12h.
Les membres fondateurs du Campus Condorcet sont l’EPHE, l’Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, l’EHESS, l’Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3, l’École nationale des Chartes, l’InSHS du CNRS, l’Université Paris 13, l’Université Paris 8 Vincennes – Saint-Denis, l’INED et la FMSH.

Conférence Tania Murray Li de l’Université de Toronto Farmers, seeds and soil in highland Indonesia: the challenge of food sovereignty when capitalist relations take hold – 14 mars – EHESS – Paris

Agriculteurs, sols et semences dans la globalisation.

le 14 mars de 11 h à 13 h (salle 587, bât. Le France, 190-198 av de France 75013 Paris),

La professeure Tania Murray Li de l’Université de Toronto

Farmers, seeds and soil in highland Indonesia: the challenge of food sovereignty when capitalist relations take hold

A central figure in the food sovereignty movement is the « middle peasant », a cautious figure who balances food with cash-crop
production, guided by a strong aversion to ecological and market risk. Drawing on long-term field research in highland Sulawesi, Indonesia,
the seminar presentation explains why farmers switched from food to mono-crop cacao production, and a stable middle peasantry did not
emerge. It outlines their reasons for the switch, their struggles to make ends meet on small plots of poor-quality land, and the rapid
polarization that soon arose. Ironically, their farm-dependence increased their vulnerability. Unlike farmers in many parts of the
world who appear to be autonomous but are actually supported by statetransfers, remittances or wage work, these farmers were on their own.
Competitive capitalist relations quickly emerged and took on anespecially virulent, almost textbook form. These relations were
compulsory. Farmers with inadequate plots of land, and newly landless highlanders, could not opt out, challenging notions of food
sovereignty framed in terms of liberal notions of choice. Even when small-scale farmers are untouched by land grabbing or corporate
schemes, as in this case, expanding their capacity to exercise control over their food, their farms and their futures is still a huge
challenge.

Tania Murray Li is Canada Research Chair in the Political Economy and Culture of Asia in the Department of Anthropology at the University of
Toronto, and author of  Land’s End: Capitalist Relations on an Indigenous Frontier (Duke University Press 2014), Powers of Exclusion:
Land Dilemmas in Southeast Asia (with Derek Hall and Philip Hirsch, NUS Press, 2011), and The Will to Improve: Governmentality,
Development, and the Practice of Politics (Duke, 2007).