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July 29, 2011

Kyoto University Fellowship for Visiting Scholars

CSEAS Fellowship for Visiting Scholars, 2011

The Center for Southeast Asian Studies of Kyoto University is now accepting applications from scholars and researchers who work on Southeast Asia, or on any one of the countries in that region, 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.

Five fellowships will be awarded for the second half of 2011 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. Successful applicants will receive an appropriate stipend to cover international travel, living expenses, travel, and research.

Application Deadline: September 30, 2011. Full details are available at:

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July 25, 2011

AAS 2011 Call For Papers:Blurred boundaries: Bureaucratic activists, grassroots experts, and emergent politics in Southeast Asia

Experts and expert knowledge have become critical to contemporary state craft in Southeast Asia. Increasingly, engineers, architects, community leaders, urban planners, and scientists – drawing both legitimacy and power from their claims to “expertise” – are not simply seen as technical consultants. Across the region experts are now involved with the administration of overtly political state procedures including planning and administering policies that claim to implement new practices of community, participation, justice, and environmental stewardship. These roles both problematize the analytically clear fields of “state,” on the one hand, and “civil society” on the other while also signaling important changes in the strategies of governmentality. Indeed, experts now find themselves in the center of an emerging form of politics that has created complex entanglements between fields of expertise and claims of justice. This panel questions these changes regionally by considering the implications of these transitions in multiple sites: What are the emerging roles of these experts in Southeast Asia? How have transformations in state forms led to the increased importance of expertise and expert labor? How are new forms of expertise tied to transformations in fields of governance in the region? What are the social, political, and economic implications of these new forms of governance for citizens, communities, social movements, and the environment?

We are seeking papers that critically examine these new forms of expertise from sites across Southeast Asia. Potential paper topics might include (but are not limited to): bureaucracies, NGOs, environmental/conservation planning, urban planning and urban governance, lawyers, human rights, scientists and new forms of knowledge, transnational activists, community leaders, or regional elites.

Please send abstracts to both Eli Elinoff, (PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology, University of California, San Diego) eelinoff@ucsd.edu and Vanessa Lamb (PhD Candidate, Department of Geography, York University, Toronto) vlamb@yorku.ca by July 31st.

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July 22, 2011


The Center for Khmer Studies, the American Overseas Research Center in Cambodia, invites applications from U.S. scholars in all disciplines, who wish to conduct research in Cambodia. Ph.D. fellowships are for a maximum of eleven months for doctoral dissertation research. Senior long-term (6 to 9 months) and short-term (4 to 6 months or less) fellowships are for scholars who already hold a Ph.D. The fellowship is open to U.S. citizens only. Application forms are available on the Internet at:

Application deadline: November 15th, 2011.

Center for Khmer Studies
Yem Yoeun
Publishing and IT coordinator
# 234 Street 450, Tuol Tumpung II, Phnom Penh
H/P : (855) 089 61 2003
Tel/Fax : (855) 023 991 937
E-mail : publishing@khmerstudies.org
Website : www.khmerstudies.org

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July 20, 2011

OPEN CALL for Entries Lifescapes Southeast Asian Film Festival Chiang Mai, Thailand

Lifescapes Southeast Asian Film Festival Chiang Mai, Thailand
2 - 5 February 2012

Submission Deadline: 31 October 2011

The South East Asian Institute of Global Studies (SEAIGS) at Payap University is proud to announce the second Lifescapes Southeast Asian Film Festival to be held 2-5 February 2012!

A lifescape is an expanse ? life, livelihood, and reality ? that can be seen in a single view. The Lifescapes Southeast Asian Film Festival screens contemporary films ? documentary, docu-drama, or dramatized ?
to showcase thoughtful work with a social conscience. The festival hopes to raise awareness of film culture and filmmakers of mainland Southeast Asia who make meaningful social commentary with their work ?
showing the beautiful without flinching from grim reality.

Selected films will explore regional issues and topics within mainland Southeast Asia: Cambodia, Lao, Burma/Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam.
The program will be interactive, offering directors, producers, media representatives, NGO representatives, and audience members the opportunity to join together in post-screening Q&A sessions, panel discussions, and evening social functions throughout the program.
Lifescapes is an all-inclusive experience and we are looking for inspiring films for its second run. Wherever you may be based, if you have a film focused on one of the 5 mainland SE Asian countries, we encourage your submission. In addition, this year we hope to include more work from filmmakers of the Mekong Sub-Region and highly encourage local submissions.

For more information, visit the Lifescapes website. The deadline for submissions is 31 October 2011.

For inquiries, please email lifescapes@seaigs.org. Feel free to distribute this announcement. We look forward to receiving and viewing your submissions!


The Organizing Team

Payap University
South East Asian Institute of Global Studies Pentecost Building, Rm 115 Chiang Mai 50000, Thailand Tel. +66.(0)53.851.478 Ext. 7231, 7240 Fax +66.(0)53.245.353 http://ic.payap.ac.th http://www.seaigs.org/

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July 19, 2011


The National University of Singapore (NUS) and Stanford University
(Stanford) are pleased to announce that applications are welcome between now and 1 September 2011 for the 2011-12 Lee Kong Chian NUS-Stanford Distinguished Fellowship on Southeast Asia. Interested individuals with backgrounds or positions in the social sciences or humanities are encouraged to apply. Candidates may be of any nationality or seniority.

Two candidates may be awarded fellowships to spend up to six months between 15 October 2011 and 30 June 2012, divided between residences at NUS and at Stanford, writing and conducting research on, or related to, contemporary Southeast Asia. Fellows will also have opportunities to speak and take part in seminars and workshops organized by relevant campus units. In determining the overall length of the fellowship and the sequencing and lengths of the stays at each campus, the preferences of the fellow concerned will be taken into account.

Each fellowship will cover air travel in the form of one roundtrip economy-class airfare from the fellow's country of residence to the two campuses, flight-related ground transportation, and a stipend of US$ 7500 per month during the fellowship period.

Applicants should submit the following six (6) items:

(1) a project statement (not exceeding three pages) that addresses the candidate's research project's central analytic question(s), explains its intellectual contribution to scholarship on Southeast Asia, and describes the writing and research envisaged during the fellowship. The statement should also clearly state the specific research outcomes envisaged.

(2) a schedule of the proposed fellowship period including dates of anticipated residence at NUS and at Stanford.

(3) a sample of published, English-language work by the candidate that is directly or indirectly related to the research project.

(4) the candidate's full curriculum vitae including a list of publications.

(5) full contact information, including email addresses, for three academic referees who are able, if asked, to evaluate the proposal and the candidate.

(6) full contact information for the applicant including an email address.

Applications should be sent simultaneously to both NUS and Stanford:
NUS - Lee Kong Chian NUS-SU Initiative on Southeast Asia, Division of Research and Graduate Studies, Dean's Office, FASS, National University of Singapore, The Shaw Foundation Building, 5 Arts Link, Block AS7, Level 6, Singapore 117570.

nusstanfordsea@nus.edu.sg; tel (65) 6516 7035, 6516 7386; fax (65) 6773 6878.

Website: http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/nusstanfordsea/

Stanford - Lee Kong Chian NUS-SU Initiative on Southeast Asia,
Southeast Asia Forum, Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Encina Hall E-301, Stanford University, 616 Serra Street, Stanford, CA 94305-6055, USA.

llee888@stanford.edu; tel: (650) 724 6403; fax (650) 650 723 6530.

Website: http://aparc.stanford.edu/fellowships/nus_stanford

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July 12, 2011

Competition for Burma Paper Prize 2011

The Burma Studies Foundation announces the 2nd Biennial Sarah M. Bekker Prize for an academic paper on a subject dealing with Burma/Myanmar.

Up to two awards of US$500 will be given for the best research paper, essay, or article of no more than 10,000 words on a subject dealing with Burma/Myanmar. The prize is open to students in any academic field, graduate or undergraduate, who are currently registered at a university or college; there are no citizenship or residence requirements.

To apply (three steps):
Mail one paper copy of your paper, before January 31st, 2012, to Julian K. Wheatley, Chair, the Burma Studies Foundation: 1427 Henry Clay Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118-6059, USA.
Send one electronic copy of your paper (in pdf format) to wheatley@mit.edu.
Have your academic advisor send an email to wheatley@mit.edu certifying that the paper submitted is original research. [This emailed note can simply be a few lines such as: “Maung Shwe You, a student working under my supervision, is submitting a paper based on original research for the Burma Studies Prize”, signed by your advisor.] Receipt of your paper and advisor’s certification will be confirmed by email.

Your entry should be written in English, and postmarked no later than January 31, 2012. The decision of the Prize Committee will be made by June 1, 2012.

The winner will be notified immediately, and the prize will be awarded at the 2012 Burma Studies Conference to be held in the Fall at the Center for Burma Studies, Northern Illinois University. The decision of the judges is final. The submission will be reviewed for publication in the Journal of Burma Studies (Northern Illinois University).

July 4, 2011. Queries to J. Wheatley: wheatley@mit.edu

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