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Lee Kong Chian Research Fellowship – Singapor

Lee Kong Chian Research Fellowship

The Lee Kong Chian (LKC) Research Fellowship aims to facilitate new research and publishing about Singapore and Southeast Asian culture, economy and heritage. This will enrich the Southeast Asia-centric collections and resources of the Lee Kong Chian Reference Library at the National Library of Singapore (NLS) and the National Archives of Singapore (NAS).

We welcome talented scholars and researchers to use our resources and services, and to collaborate with us on joint research projects to create new knowledge.

Research Area

Preference is given to the following fields of research for 2018:

  • Early printing history in Singapore – relating to Malay press and colonial history
  • Peranakan literary works – literature in Malay by the Straits Chinese of Singapore and Malaysia
  • Critical inquiry on Singapore contemporary literature/ writers (or any art genres) post 1965
  • Comparative studies between colonial and post-independence Singapore and/or Southeast Asia
  • Social history of Singapore from the mid-19th century to the early 20th century through legal documents of the Koh Seow Chuan Collection
  • Study of Japanese occupation through the Lim Shao Bin collection
  • Business history through the use of NLS’s donor collections
  • Early textbooks in twentieth century Singapore
  • Asian diaspora in the Southeast Asia with special reference to Singapore, Malaysia & Indonesia
  • Study of colonial governors and administrators in Singapore
  • Maritime development in early Singapore
  • Social history of early communities in Singapore
  • Early land transaction in Singapore
  • Singapore music
  • In-depth study or comparative study of early Singapore newspapers
  • Study of the Royal Air Force Seletar Association archives from the NAS collections
  • Research on Chinese dialect group using the oral history collection
  • Social history of Singapore through NLS’s photographs collection (from donors and private collections from NLS and NAS)

Who Can Apply?

The LKC Research Fellowship is open to both local and foreign applicants who are able to undertake prescribed research topics that raise awareness of our collections. Successful applicants should have scholarly and research credentials or their equivalent. Applicants could be curators, historians, academics or independent researchers who should preferably have an established record of achievement in their chosen field of research and the potential to excel further.

Terms of the Award

The award of the Fellowship is for a period of six months.

A stipend of up to a maximum of S$2,000 per month will be provided to help LKC Research Fellows meet living expenses, local transportation and photocopying expenses.

In addition to the stipend, overseas Fellows will be provided with a one-time relocation package of $1,500, a one-time return airfare of up to $1500 (reimbursement basis), and monthly accommodation allowance of up to $2,500 (reimbursement basis).

For foreign applicants, please click here to download a guide for overseas candidates.

For further information/How to Apply, please click here for more details.

Applications should be emailed to LKCRF@nlb.gov.sg or mailed to the following address by 27 April 2018.

Attn: The Administrator

Lee Kong Chian Research Fellowship
National Library Headquarters
National Library Board
100 Victoria Street,
#14-01
Singapore 188064

Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Notification of acceptance or rejection will be made known within 3 months of the closing date.

For further information about the Fellowship, please contact:

The Administrator, Lee Kong Chian Research Fellowship
Tel: 6718 3247
Email: LKCRF@nlb.gov.sg

Call for papers : « Civil Society and Authoritarianism in Cold War Southeast Asia » [Leeds, septembre 2018]

« Civil Society and Authoritarianism in Cold War Southeast Asia, »

at the United Kingdom Association of Southeast Asian Studies annual conference at the University of Leeds, from September 5 to 7, 2018.

Paper proposals on Vietnam are especially welcome, but please pass on this announcement to any colleagues working on relevant topics from any part of Southeast Asia.

Proposal abstracts of approx. 250 words should be submitted to Sean Fear at s.fear@leeds.ac.uk by May 31, 2018.

The recent history of Southeast Asia has long been understood in the popular imagination through the lens of the Cold War; indeed, even the term “Southeast Asia” itself became prominent as a strategic geographical designation by Allied forces during the Second World War and its aftermath. But although somewhat subsumed in English-language scholarship by events such as the U.S.-Soviet rivalry or the Vietnam War, the region’s postwar history has been characterised by complex relations between authoritarian governments and a range of civil society groups. Far from superpower proxies, both governments and opposition repurposed and exploited Cold War rhetoric and foreign intervention to pursue domestic political ends.

Growing access to local archives, however, has contributed to new research which challenges previous superpower-driven narratives, and highlights local agency. This panel builds on these  promising lines of inquiry by exploring the complex and evolving relationship between state and civil society in Cold War Southeast Asia. We welcome papers which focus on the impact of international or transnational networks; the mobility of people and information; the rise of grassroots political and religious movements; the role of authoritarian government; political journalism; or the impact of the environment on political and social change, among other themes.

The full panel outline is available here and information about ASEAS-UK and the Leeds conference can be found here.

A small travel stipend can be available for travel within the UK. Please feel free to contact Sean Fear for more information, or if you have any questions.

ASEAS Conference : Discourses of development in Laos

Here is an abstract for a panel co-convened by Phill Wilcox (University of London) and Sonemany Nigole (Université Libre de Bruxelles) at the ASEAS conference, which will be held at the University of Leeds on September 5-7 this year:

http://www.polis.leeds.ac.uk/events/2018/conference-of-the-association-of-southeast-asian-studies-aseas-southeast-asia-meets-global-challenges

Discourses of development in Laos

Sonemany Nigole, Laboratoire d’Anthropologie des Mondes Contemporaines, Université Libre de Bruxelles  sonemany.nigole@gmail.com
Phill Wilcox, Anthropology Department, Goldsmiths, University of London

phillwilcox@hotmail.com

What does it mean to be one of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in the world? This status, created by the United Nations (UN) in 1971, counts within its members the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, which has intended to depart from LDC status since 1996 (the new exit target is by 2030). Meeting the objectives of the UN Millennium Development Goals is a preoccupation of the Lao authorities and an often-repeated statement across the country in official discourse. To whom is this rhetoric addressed? Moreover, how to fulfill these objectives and at the same time meet the goals of other public or private institutions (ASEAN, Foreign Direct Investment from China, Vietnam and Thailand) in which Laos is similarly engaged?

Laos has been “under an Aid Regime” for numerous years, yet the LDC status also carries with it certain advantages such as receiving help for international trade, for debt reduction, and public assistance for development. Therefore, what does “development” mean for the actors of change (Lao State, officials, NGO and international cooperation members, funders, beneficiaries, etc.)? What does it produce in terms of legitimacy, national identity and policies?

This panel takes these broad themes as its starting point, exploring what is meant by development and modernity in Laos, agendas of development from different points of view, who the various actors and agents of change are, the uniqueness (or not) of the context, and the implications and consequences of development programs and initiatives within and beyond Laos.

Format for Abstracts: 

Please submit your abstracts as a Word document with the following format: Title of abstract, Your name, institution & email address, Body of abstract (max. 250 words).

If you are interested please contact us before the 15th of Maysonemany.nigole@gmail.com or phillwilcox@hotmail.com

 

CFP : Genocide after 1948: 70 Years of Genocide Convention

CFP : Genocide after 1948: 70 Years of Genocide Convention, 7-8 December 2018, NIOD Amsterdam / Utrecht University

On 9 December 1948, the United Nations adopted the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. Despite this commitment to prevent genocide and punish its perpetrators, several cases of genocide have occurred since, e.g. in Asia, Africa, and the European mainland itself. Millions of people have been categorically murdered on account of their real or perceived group identity – national, ethnic, racial, religious, political. What kind of impact(s) did the Convention have, and what type of changes were relevant in the postwar period? This multi-disciplinary conference will bring together historians, social scientists, and others, to explore the causes, courses, and consequences of genocide from a global perspective. The conference acknowledges the differences between genocide as a legal, historical, and social-scientific concept, and intends to include a variety of approaches.

We welcome papers on different cases across continents and decades, as well as critical issues that relate to mass violence, including, but not limited to, for example, the context of post-colonialism, the context of the Cold War and the contemporary context; the context of war, civil war and insurgency; intrastate power dynamics and political polarization; forms and institutions of violence; political economy, demography, ecology and geography; ideology, nationalism and identity politics; perpetration and individual perpetrators, victims and third parties; democratization; non-state actors.

The conference will consist of six main themes:

  • The concept of genocide and international law
  • (Civil) war and genocide
  • Perpetration
  • Genocide in Asia
  • Genocide in the Middle East
  • Genocide in Africa

We encourage both theoretical and empirical submissions. The conference will consist of a combination of formats, including pre-circulated paper sessions, public events, and book panels.

Abstracts for papers or panels (max 300 words) including a short biographical statement (max 100 words) can be submitted by 1 May 2018 to: genocideconference2018@niod.knaw.nl

Voir: https://networks.hnet.org/node/22055/discussions/1353629/cfp-genocide-after-1948-70-years-genocide-convention

CFP : Value, values and religion in the contemporary world

CFP : Value, values and religion in the contemporary world, 24-25 May 2018, The Center for Contemporary Buddhist Studies, University of Copenhagen

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 1 March 2018

This workshop seeks to engage with a seeming resurgence of interest in theories of value. In studies of religion, value has generally been used in the sociological sense of ideas about the good and desirable (religious/cultural values), a field of study recently revitalised by Joel Robbins. Value in the economic sense of ‘price mechanism’ (Graeber) has been employed analogically to uncover the economic workings of religion, for example in concepts such as symbolic value and the religious marketplace. However, economistic dimensions of religion are often assumed to be antithetical to religious values, particularly in analyses of religion and consumer society (Carette and King). We seek to question this assumption through discussion of the relationship between sociological and economic approaches to value in relation to religions and spiritualities in the contemporary world. Instead of understanding the commodification of religion as inevitably leading to a devaluation and lack of authenticity, we look at how commodification might also provide added value to local religious goods, ideas and lifestyles, as argued by Comaroff and Comaroff (2009) in relation to the commodification of ethnicity. For example, how has the marketing and branding of religion aided a process of growth and revitalization of religious institutions? What possible contentions and ambiguities arise within the nexus of religion and economics when religious or spiritual values become marketized and positioned within an economic value regime? How might discussion of value (economic) and values (sociological) open up ideas about the relationship between the individual (value as connected to strategy, agency, motivations, aspirations, interests, “homo economicus”) and the collective (values as moral, traditional, connected to socialization practices)?

We welcome papers from scholars working with value as a concept across a diversity of geographical and religious contexts, taking ‘religion’ in a broad sense to encompass a wide variety of beliefs, practices and spiritualities not limited to institutionalised religious traditions. We are particularly interested in ethnographically informed papers that analyse value and the relationship between value and values in practice. It should be noted that it is not the aim of the workshop to debate normative theories of religious ethics and their application in the contemporary world.

Pour plus d’informations, voir :

CFP : 13th International Burma Studies Conference

CFP : 13th International Burma Studies Conference :

Distant Past(s), Latest News : Scholarly Insights on Burma/Myanmar, 3-5 August 2018, Bangkok

Under the auspices of the Center for Burma Studies (Northern Illinois University, US)

Since Myanmar began its bumpy path to democratization,  the global media discourse has been dominated by actors from the business, political, and civil society spheres. Yet it is a more crucial time than ever for academic and scholarly voices to share their insights and knowledge and play a role in the Myanmar’s development.  With this purpose, the Board of Trustees of the Burma Studies Foundation, the Burma Studies Group, and the Center for Burma Studies cordially invite you to participate in the 13th International Burma Studies Conference in Bangkok from August 3-5, 2018.

Taking an inclusive and multidisciplinary approach, the conference will examine all scholarly aspects of Burma/Myanmar studies in the aim of presenting a multi-faceted approach of the country at this turning point in its history. Recent political and economic events -including ongoing conflicts in Rakhine and Kachin State- will be given due, as well as development in the arts and the sciences. Therefore, research papers in fields such as anthropology, history, archaeology, art history, heritage studies, international relations, political sciences, economy, religious studies, environment and development studies, public health, linguistics and literature, music are all welcome.

Submission details

We are accepting proposals for either individual papers or whole panels by April 15, 2018. Prospective participants must submit — via attached Word document (.doc .docx) or pasted in an email — a title and 150-250 word abstract for his or her paper, as well as the presenter’s name, affiliation, and contact information.

Panel organizers: please also submit a panel abstract in addition to individual abstracts for every participant on one continuous document. Send this information to 13ibsc2018@gmail.com

Accepted participants and panel organizers will be notified in mid-May 2018.

Pour plus d’informations, voir : https://www.13ibsc2018.com/call-for-papers.html

 

 

CFP : Religion in Southeast Asia

American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, 17 – 20 November 2018, Denver, Colorado, USA

The deadline for proposals is Thursday, March 1, 2018

Religion in Southeast Asia Unit

Statement of Purpose:

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.

Call for Papers: 

The Religion in Southeast Asia Program Unit at the American Academy of Religion invites proposals for individual papers, paper sessions, and roundtables. For those interested in proposing organized paper sessions, we would encourage you to consider a 90-minute session with pre-circulated papers. (This can be indicated in your panel proposal.) Continuing our effort to cultivate a greater inclusiveness in the range of topics and participants involved in the Unit’s activities, we will favor submissions from both underrepresented groups and those who have never before presented in this Program Unit. Topics of special interest for 2018 include:

• Religion, borders, and violence
• Religion as a critical category
• Southeast Asian scholarship on religion in Southeast Asia
• Contemporary ethnographies of religion

• Cinema in Southeast Asia
The Religion in Southeast Asia Unit is working with the Religion and Popular Culture Unit to organize a jointly sponsored session on cinema in Southeast Asia. The session will explore film as a site for debating issues — such as, e.g., historical memory and violence, LGBTQ rights, the place of religion in public life, changing ideals of romantic intimacy and personal accomplishment — that have proven difficult to discuss in other public arenas.

• Decolonization as Healing
With a wide range of other units, we plan to co-sponsor a session on the theme of decolonization as healing, recognizing that colonization in Africa and in other parts of our world has resulted in both historical and ongoing threats to health and wellbeing. We are looking for papers that address facets of this theme, including but not limited to: “Place, Land, and Environmental Degradation,” “Decolonization/Restoration of Identities,” “Vocabularies and Pragmatic Applications of Rituals and Ceremonies,” « Reclaiming the Past, Imagining the Future, » and “Tradition as Healer”. Co-sponsored with the Religions, Medicines and Healing; African Diaspora Religions, African Religions; Asian North American Religion, Culture, and Society; Body and Religion; Indigenous Religious Traditions; Latina/o Religion, Culture, and Society; Native Traditions in the Americas; Religions in the Latina/o Americas; Religion in South Asia, Religion in Southeast Asia; and Religion, Colonialism and Postcolonialism; and World Christianity Units. Successful proposals will clearly identify where the project fits within the Call for Papers, and will speak to its broader implications for African American religious history.
This session is a panel. Please submit a proposal for a paper or presentation. If your proposal is chosen, your paper will be circulated ahead of the conference and you’ll be asked to give a brief (5-7 minute) summary of the paper during the conference session.

Proposals may also be submitted on any other subject relating to religion in Southeast Asia.

Leadership:

Chair

Steering Committee

 

Call for Abstracts: The 22nd International Symposium for Malay/Indonesian Linguistics

Deadline: February 15, 2018
UCLA
May 10-12, 2018

ISMIL is an annual event whose goal is the advancement of scholarship in Malay/Indonesian Linguistics, through the bringing together of linguists from Malay and Indonesian speaking countries and their colleagues in other parts of the world.

Papers presented at ISMIL are concerned with the Malay/Indonesian language in any of its varieties. In addition to the standardized versions of Bahasa Melayu and Bahasa Indonesia, papers are particularly welcome dealing with non-canonical isolects such as regional dialects of Malay and Indonesian, contact varieties, and other closely related Malayic languages. Papers may be in any of the subfields of linguistics, and may represent variegated approaches and diverse theoretical persuasions. Presentations at ISMIL are delivered in English, as is befitting an international symposium.

Persons wishing to present a paper at the symposium are invited to upload a one-page abstract in electronic form (preferably pdf, but MsWord also acceptable). Potential participants who need more time for travel arrangements and visa applications may submit their abstracts at any time, and will receive early notification of acceptance/rejection. Limited funds are available for partial support of travel expenses for worthy applicants. If you wish to apply for such support, please check the appropriate box in the abstract upload application form online.

CALL FOR PAPERS  for a joint meeting of The Asian Society of the History of Médicine (9th meeting) and HOMSEA (History of Medicine in Southeast Asia) to be held in Jakarta, Indonesia, June 27-30, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS 

for a joint meeting of The Asian Society of the History of Médicine (9th meeting) and HOMSEA (History of Medicine in Southeast Asia)

to be held in Jakarta, Indonesia, June 27-30, 2018

Theme: Colonial Medicine after Decolonisation: Continuity, Transition, and Change

Deadline for submission: 1 February 2018

Notification of acceptance will be given by 1 March 2018.

 Guidelines for Submission: Submissions on all topics related to the history of medicine in Asia are welcome; submissions related to the conference theme are especially encouraged. Participants can submit full panels (2, 3, or 4 papers) as well as individual papers. Paper proposals (title, author, and an abstract in English of no more than 200 words) and a1-page curriculum vitae or panel proposals (a panel proposing of no more than 200 words with abstracts and 1-page CVs of all participants) should be sent by electronic mail to James Dunk (james.dunk@sydney.edu.au). The program committee reserves the right to suggest changes and revisions to abstracts and panel proposals.

 

Program committee: Dr Harry Yi-Jui Wu (Hong Kong); Dr. Ning Jennifer Chang (Taipei); Prof Laurence Monnais (Montreal); A/Prof Hans Pols (Sydney); Dr. Yu-Chuan Wu (Taipei); Dr. Por Heong Hong (Kuala Lumpur); and members of the Local Arrangements Committee.

 

Unfortunately, the ASHM cannot offer funds to defray travel expenses due to budget constraints. There is a range of affordable accommodation available near the conference venue. Participants are encouraged to apply for support from their home departments or institutions.

The conference will be hosted by the Indonesian Academy of Sciences, which is located in the new buildings of the Indonesian National Library in the centre of Jakarta.

Laurence Monnais

Professeur titulaire – Département d’histoire

Directrice – Centre d’Etudes de l’Asie de l’Est (CETASE)

Directrice scientifique – Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal (PUM) http://www.pum.umontreal.ca/

Chercheur – Equipe MEOS http://www.meos.qc.ca/ – Institut de recherche en santé publique de l’Université de Montréal (IRSPUM) http://www.irspum.umontreal.ca/

Call for papers ASHM HOMSEAUniversité de Montréal

C.P. 6128 Succ. Centre-ville

MONTREAL, QC, CANADA H3C 3J7

Tél : 514-343-6544

Appel à contributions : CFP Harvard Asia Review : Transmission of Knowledge in the Oceanic Asia

 

Harvard Asia Review is now accepting submissions for its 2018 issue on the theme ofTransmission of Knowledge in the Oceanic Asia.” As one of the oldest professional academic journals of Asian studies based out of Harvard University, Harvard Asia Review publishes works on multidisciplinary topics related to issues in East, South, Central, and Southeast Asia. Submission Deadline: January 15th, 2018.

link: https://www.facebook.com/Harvard-Asia-Review-2917394213187…/

#CfP #SSEAsia

Harvard Asia review accepte maintenant des communications pour son numéro de 2018 sur le thème  » transmission des connaissances en Asie de l’océan. » comme l’une des plus anciennes revues universitaires professionnelles d’études asiatiques basées à L’Université Harvard, Harvard Asia review publie des travaux Sur des sujets multidisciplinaires liés à des questions en Asie de l’est, du sud, du centre et du Sud-est. Date limite de soumission : 15 janvier 2018.

Lien : https://www.facebook.com/Harvard-Asia-Review-291739421318716/

CFP : 5th SYMPOSIUM OF THE ICTM STUDY GROUP ON PERFORMING ARTS OF SOUTHEAST ASIA

CFP : 5th Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Performing Arts of Southeast Asia (PASEA), 16-22/07/2018, Sabah Museum, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Deadline for the submission of abstracts : 01 December 2017

Thème I: Crossing Borders through Popular Performance Genres in Southeast Asia

Thème II:  Tourism and the Performing Arts in Southeast Asia

Thème III: New Research

Plus d’informations sur : https://sites.google.com/site/paseastudygroup/announcements/call-for-papers-2018-symposium

 

CFP : Migrations and New Mobilities in Southeast Asia

CFP : UC Berkeley – UCLA Southeast Asian Studies Conference : Migrations and New Mobilities in Southeast Asia, 27-28/04/2018, UC Berkeley

Conference chair: Prof. Nancy Lee Peluso (Environmental Science, Policy & Management, UC Berkeley)

The aim of this conference, jointly sponsored by the Center for Southeast Asia Studies at UC Berkeley (Director: Prof. Pheng Cheah) and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at UCLA (Director: Prof. George Dutton), is to look anew at issues concerning migration and Southeast Asia.

Migrations have characterized Southeast Asian lives and livelihoods in different ways in different eras; they have affected work, settlement patterns, resource use, small and large investments, religion, and culture. Migrations have formed and changed the composition of Southeast Asian societies and given rise to complex cultural, social, environmental, and political problems and opportunities. Past and present, migrations have been both forced and voluntary: forced to make way for certain kinds of development; triggered by violence and war; but also intentional and, at times, pioneering: to change lives, secure new livelihoods, or explore new ecologies.

Contributors to this conference will discuss continuities and changes in migration practices, patterns, and personnel, addressing a wide range of historical periods, disciplines, and themes. For this conference, we solicit papers on such topics as:

  • labor migration and remittances;
  • resource extractions, claims, and trade;
  • shifting policies governing international movements of people, resources and capital; human rights issues raised by transnational migration;
  • transformations in urban and rural spaces brought by domestic and transnational migrants;
  • cultural changes and cultural productions associated with migrant, resource, and capital flows;
  • the ways that mobilities have changed or are changing gender, generational, racial, and cultural relations in families, communities, and across nations.

The two centers invite submissions for presentations from scholars and graduate students conducting original research in the social sciences and humanities that address the primary theme of the conference. Abstracts (up to 500 words) should be sent to CSEAS at UC Berkeley by Friday, January 19, 2018. Abstracts should include your name, affiliation and discipline and contact information (including e-mail address).

The conference is open to all. Some travel funding is available for faculty and graduate students at UC and CSU campuses.

Contact: CSEAS, 1995 University Ave., 520H MC 2318, Berkeley CA 94704, Tel: (510) 642-3609; Fax: (510) 643-7062; E-mail: cseas@berkeley.edu

Voir : https://networks.h-net.org/node/22055/discussions/640298/cfp-migrations-and-new-mobilities-southeast-asia-uc-berkeley-april

CFP: Association for Asian Performance Adjudicated Emerging Scholars Panel

CFP: Association for Asian Performance Adjudicated Emerging Scholars Panel, 01-02/08/2018, Boston, Massachusetts

The Association for Asian Performance (AAP) invites submissions for its 24th Annual Adjudicated Panel to be held during the Association for Asian Performance annual conference in Boston, Massachusetts on August 1-2, 2018, which precedes the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) conference.

Selected papers will be strongly considered for publication in Asian Theatre Journal – an official publication of AAP.

Eligibility is open to all (current and recent graduate students, scholars, teachers, artists) provided they are: 1) early in their scholarly career OR new to the study of Asian performance; 2) have not published in Asian Theatre Journal; and 3) have not previously received an AAP Emerging Scholars Award. We welcome submissions from past applicants.

Papers (8-10 double-spaced pages) may deal with any aspect of Asian performance or drama. Preparation of the manuscript in Asian Theatre Journal style, which can be gleaned from a recent issue, is desirable. Up to three winning authors will be selected and invited to present their papers at the upcoming AAP conference. Paper presentations should be no longer than twenty minutes. A $100 cash prize will be awarded for each paper selected, to help offset conference fees. AAP Conference registration fees are waived for the winners, who also receive one-year free membership to AAP. Receipt of award is contingent upon attendance at the AAP conference. All paper submissions will receive written feedback from the selection committee.

Submission Instructions

Papers should be accompanied by a separate cover sheet detailing the author’s contact information: institutional affiliation and current title (if relevant), address, phone number, and email address (for both academic year and summer holiday). The author’s name should not appear in the paper.

Please send submissions electronically to Dr. Arnab Banerji, Assistant Professor of Theatre, Loyola Marymount University (arnab.banerji@lmu.edu).

Deadline for Submissions: January 15, 2018. Winners will be notified by April 15, 2018.

AAP is proud to sponsor this adjudicated panel. Not only is it a chance for students and emerging scholars to get exposure and recognition for their work, it also provides an opportunity to meet and make contacts with others who are interested in similar fields of research.

Please direct any inquiries regarding the Emerging Scholars Award panel to Arnab Banerji at (arnab.banerji@lmu.edu). To find out about the benefits of becoming an AAP member, please check out our website and consider joining us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/aaponline/

Voir : http://www.yavanika.org/aaponline/?p=628

CALL for proposals : AAS-in-ASIA 2018

Call for proposals : AAS-in-Asia 2018 : Asia in Motion: Geographies and Genealogies, 05-08/07/2018, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

On behalf of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) and Ashoka University, India we are pleased to invite you to submit organized panels and roundtable proposals (no individual paper proposals accepted) to be presented at the fifth AAS-in-ASIA Conference to be held between the 5th and 8th of July, 2018 at the India Habitat Centre in New Delhi, India.

Keynote speaker : James C. Scott, Sterling Professor of Political Science and Professor of Anthropology and co-Director of the Agrarian Studies Program at Yale University.

The Program Committee for the AAS-in-ASIA conference seeks proposals dealing with all regions of Asia on subjects covering a wide range of scholarly disciplines and professional fields under the broad theme: Asia in Motion: Geographies and Genealogies.  Derived from the Greco-Roman conception of the world, the concept of Asia has a perverse genealogy as Europe’s other.  Asians have thus experienced ‘Asia’ in ephemeral, uneven, and fleeting modes.  At its heart lie the limits of inherited geographical categories. Nevertheless, the concept of Asia retains great power in the political imagination. It serves as a critique of geography as a historical category and of the Asian nation-states that are today asserting themselves politically, economically, and geographically by invoking older and mythic forms of Asian culture and genealogies. We particularly invite proposals that interrogate received ideas of Asia and conceive of new spatial and temporal imaginings, and that explore, understand, and reassert those Asias that exist beyond conventional political geographies.

The Delhi venue of the AAS-in-Asia, is an opportune place to pose these questions as, being on the margins of Asia, the subcontinent has always confounded the geographic and genealogical imagination of Asia.  Panels are welcomed from scholars in disciplines across the field of Asian studies, wherever they may be based academically, and are especially encouraged from scholars representing academic communities that are relatively underrepresented in international meetings. One of the goals of this AAS-in-ASIA conference is to foster lines of dialogue and scholarly communication that cross the ordinary (often nation-specific) boundaries of academic networks. Please note: The program committee will strongly favor and give preference to proposals that include participants from two or more countries, whether the panel focuses on a single nation or culture or focuses on some comparative dimension. The program discourages panel proposals from a group of scholars coming from the same institution. Generally speaking, panels with diverse (gender, academic rank, national origin, disciplinary approach) participation will be favored over narrowly constructed panels. Panels with topics that make some link to the conference theme also will be favored. 

The deadline for proposal submissions is November 15, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. All proposals must be submitted electronically via the proposal submission website.

After submission, your proposal will be forwarded to the program committee for review. You will find detailed instructions for submissions below. You may also access detailed information about the conference (FAQs, venue, transportation, program, accommodations, etc.) on the full 2018 AAS-in-ASIA conference website.

If you have any question regarding panel participation that is not answered in this Call for Proposals or FAQ, (pre-submission questions concerning format, possible participants or relevance of a potential panel topic to the overall conference theme) please submit your questions to Dr. Krisna UK, AAS Director of Outreach and Strategic Initiatives, at krisnauk@asian-studies.org.

For technical assistance regarding use of the online application submission system, contact the AAS at aasinasia@asian-studies.org.

Plus d’informations sur : http://www.asian-studies.org/Conferences/AAS-in-Asia-Conferences/India-2018-Home-Page/Call-for-Proposals

Call for papers : Forest and society

Call for papers : Forest and society : Initiating a Southeast Asia Journal for Theoretical, Empirical, and Regional Scholarship

Call for paper: Special Section @ Power game and recentralization in Indonesian land use politics

This section invites scholars that use power theories, bureaucratic politics, including recentralization while decentralizing forest or other land use sectors in Indonesia. This could be a theoretical overview as well as an empirical examination of specific case in Indonesian land use politics landscape. This section is also open for particular policy case in Indonesia e.g. Forest Management Unit, Social Corporate Responsibility, and community forestry.

Posted: 28/07/2017

Call for paper: Special Section @ Agrarian transformation in Thailand – commodities, landscapes, and livelihoods

Over the last two decades, there have been extensive discussions about the priorities and processes of agrarian and rural transformation in Thailand. The production and value systems surrounding agricultural transformation involves the overall restructuring of a subsistence-oriented economy to a market-oriented one. Agricultural households are increasingly prioritizing and becoming more dependent on intensive and specialized production of cash crops. Rural livelihoods are also relying more on off-farm income generated by local urban centers or remittances sent back from migrant workers. Although outmigration and the remittance economy has supported rural households, there are also other consequences, most evident in the scarcity and changing labor practices in agricultural sectors. This transformation is affecting rural society in perplexing ways, such as the decline in poverty rates, the increasing levels of economic differentiation, improving access to education, and the perceived withering of community solidarity. These trends of agrarian transformation reflexively interact with broader developments in Thai society, related to an increasing population, processes of urbanization, public policy interventions, natural resources limitations, and changing societal values.

Posted : 29/07/2017

Voir : http://journal.unhas.ac.id/index.php/fs/index