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June 25, 2012

A.L. Becker Southeast Asian Literature in Translation Prize

Call for Nominations
A.L. Becker Southeast Asian Literature in Translation Prize

Past Winners of the Becker Prize at www.asian-studies.org/publications/book-prizes-Becker.htm

The A.L. Becker Southeast Asian Literature in Translation Prize will recognize an outstanding English translation of a work of Southeast Asian literature from any country of the region (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Viet Nam).

Works translated from any Southeast Asian language are eligible. The Prize recognizes the importance of works of translation in teaching about the region. Any translation, published in any format, from a work that may be broadly defined as literature within the norms of the country of publication is eligible. The translator need not be a member of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS).

The Prize was established in 2011 and will accept for its inaugural competition in 2012 nominations for books with a copyright date of 2006–2011. Nominations for the prize must be received by each member of the selection committee listed below no later than AUGUST 1, 2012. The winner will be announced at the 2013 AAS meeting in San Diego. There are no citizenship or residence requirements for nominees. Nominations may be made by publishers or by any member of the Association for Asian Studies.

Becker Prize Committee:
• Judith Henchy, Head, Southeast Asia Section, Room 131, Suzzallo Library, Section Box 352900, University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, WA 98195
• Caroline Hau, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University, 46 Shimoadachi-cho, Yoshida Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501 JAPAN
• John Marston, CEAA, El Colegio de México, Camino al Ajusco No. 20, México DF 01000, MEXICO
• Michael Bodden, Dept. of Pacific and Asian Studies, University of Victoria, PO Box 3045 STN CSC, Victoria, B.C. CANADA

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June 04, 2012

CFP: Southeast Asia as Crossroads for Buddhist Exchange: Pioneer European Buddhists and Asian Buddhist Networks, 1860-1960

Web announcement buddhistcrossroads.wordpress.com/

University College Cork, Ireland
13-15 September 2012

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 9 July 2012, but abstracts will be considered as they are submitted from now on to facilitate your travel planning. If you hope to attend the conference we would appreciate an email indicating this a.s.a.p.

The recent discovery of the extraordinary life of ‘The Irish Buddhist’ U Dhammaloka (documented in the special issue of /Contemporary Buddhism/ 11:2, December 2010) has stimulated new avenues of research into numerous significant but neglected East-West and global Buddhist encounters. This conference focuses on forgotten or under-represented Buddhist pioneers, their connections and collaborations, and the contribution of these individuals and networks to the construction of Buddhist modernities.

We intend to produce a journal special issue or edited volume based on papers presented at the conference. Some limited financial support for postgraduates may be available. If you wish to apply for this, please submit your abstract by 2 July 2012 to Dr Phibul Choompolpaisal, email: phibulart [at] yahoo.com, indicating this.

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CFP: Historiography and Nation since Pasyon and Revolution (Philippines)

Call for Papers
Historiography and Nation since Pasyon and Revolution (Philippines)

Conference in Honor of Professor Reynaldo C. Ileto Organized jointly by Philippine Studies, Ateneo de Manila University; and Southeast Asian Studies, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University

To be held at the Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Philippines, 8–9 February 2013

The publication of Professor Reynaldo C. Ileto’s Pasyon and Revolution: Popular Movements in the Philippines, 1840–1910 by the Ateneo de Manila University Press in 1979 was a watershed event in Philippine historiography.

This defining moment has reshaped the contours and directions not only of Philippine history but also of many other disciplines. Professor Ileto’s ideas on the writing of “history from below” were trail blazing, inspiring an entire generation of Filipino historians to critically evaluate historical sources, interrogate long-held theoretical assumptions, and adopt fresh perspectives in the study of Philippine nationalism and social movements. Deservedly, Professor Ileto is one of the most awarded and recognized Filipino historians of the contemporary generation.

Beyond the Philippines, Pasyon and Revolution has been considered one of the most influential books on Southeast Asian Studies by the editorial team of Sojourn: The Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia. It is the only book written by a Southeast Asian scholar and published by a Southeast Asia-based university press that found inclusion in the prestigious list. Beyond Southeast Asia, the book has caused scholars specializing on other countries in other parts of the world to take notice of Philippine studies and its relevance to their own fields of scholarship.

Over three decades have passed since the publication of Pasyon and Revolution. This international conference aims to assess the influence of Professor Ileto in general, and of Pasyon and Revolution in particular, on Philippine historiography, on studies of nationalism and social movements, on theories of colonialism and postcolonialism, and on area studies and scholarship beyond the Philippines.

Scholars and academics with papers and panels related to, but not limited to, the following topics are invited to participate in this conference:

-Historiography: Theories and Concepts
-Nation, Nationalism, and Nation formation
-Language, Literature, and History
-Social Movements
-Asian, African, and Latin American Histories
-Histories from Below
-Religion and Popular Consciousness
-Symbolic Representations and Mass Movements
-Colonial, Imperial, and Postcolonial Histories
-New Methodologies and New Sources in Historical Studies
-Folk Traditions and Popular Narratives
-Revolutionary Texts and Radical Literature
-Heroes and Heroism
-Peasant Histories and Rural Social Movements

Selected papers that pass the refereeing system will be included in a festschrift in honor of Professor Reynaldo C. Ileto to be published jointly by Philippine Studies and Southeast Asian Studies. Other publications may also be planned.

Deadline for the submission of abstracts: 1 August 2012

Registration fee (inclusive of meals, refreshments, and conference materials)
For Philippine participants: Until 1 October 2012: P3,500. After this date: P4,000.
For overseas participants: Until 1 October 2012: US$85. After this date: US$100.

Inquiries as well as panel and paper proposals can be addressed to:

Dr. Francis A. Gealogo fgealogo@ateneo.edu; Philippine Studies Journal Office; Telephone (632) 4673656 • Telefax (632) 4266001 extn 4619
Dr. Caroline Sy Hau hau@cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp; Southeast Asian Studies Journal Office; Telephone (075) 7537344 • Fax (075) 7537356

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CFP: Healing, Belief Systems, Cultures and Religions of South and Southeast Asia

Healing, Belief Systems, Cultures and Religions of South and Southeast Asia

5th SSEASR Conference, Manila, Philippines
May 16-19, 2013
A Regional Conference of the IAHR, member CIPSH under the auspices of the UNESCO organised bySouth and Southeast Asian Association for the Study of Culture and Religion(SSEASR) hosted and organised by
National Museum of the Philippines.

Bodies, made up by different elements and substances, are sites of and vehicles for the expression of our existence. It is not surprising, therefore, that the peoples of South and Southeast Asia have long expressed the belief that religious practice can facilitate (and at times, hinder) healing. The diverse
beliefs systems and cultural practices of South and Southeast Asia offer many ways to reach this goal, but all reflect the premise that healing is related to spirituality. This is the philosophy of our life and belief in South and Southeast Asia. Coming under various names such as guru, albularyo, achariya, sages and sufi, the healers and their methods reflect the distinctive cultures of this region. Today, several healers come out to combat diseases and restore our health. However, does this process include the treatment to our body only? The answer is pure NO. For us, health and healing go beyond our mortal body. Healing, in this context, however, encompasses more than just the body; it also includes healing the mind, the conscience, the soul and the “essential self.” We South and Southeast Asians encompass the traditional, alternative ways and the conventional methods of healing. Our various beliefs systems and religions and cultures offer many ways to reach this goal.

This Conference covers various aspects of healing beliefs and practices in the cultures and religions of South Asia and Southeast Asia. The Philippines is a cultural playground of inter-ethnicity and an amalgam of hundreds of native belief systems that are spread over 7,113 islands. It is a place that displays ethnic harmony and showcases the cultural values of unity, humility, compassion, and peaceful co-existence. In an age of intolerance, religious tension, and cultural conflict, the 5th SSEASR Conference is dedicated to providing an academic platform for discussing the relationship between culture and religious healing through various scholars from all over the world.

The National Museum of the Philippines invites you to participate in this multinational conference. This 5th SSEASR Conference has been also declared as an IAHR Regional Conference for the year 2013, thus
attracting a large number of international experts on the subject.
Sessions and paper proposals dealing with the study of this phenomenon through various academic disciplines are invited. The papers to be submitted on the following suggested sub-themes (but not
limited to these only) include:
• Health, Healing, and Healers in South and Southeast Asia
• Healing in South and Southeast Asian Transnational Communities
• Science and Traditional Healing Systems
• Sacred Sounds of South and Southeast Asia
• Traditional and Alternative Means of Healing
• Suffering and Penance Through the Bodily Practices
• Plants, Peoples, and Sacred Practices
• Belief Systems and Island Cultures
• Folk Christianity in South and Southeast Asia
• Pilgrimage and Spiritual Well-being
• Rites, Rituals and Sacredness in South and Southeast Asia
• Beliefs and Survival among South and Southeast Asian Diasporic Communities
• Routes as Carriers of Cultures and Religions
• Literature of Prayers and Invocations
• Indigenous Religions of South and Southeast Asia
• Festivals of the Ethnic Groups of South and Southeast Asia
Other papers are also welcomed covering the study of any area of culture and religion in the region.
• The SSEASR operates under the policies and principles of the parent body International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR), which seeks to promote the activities of all scholars and affiliates that contribute to the historical, social, and comparative study of religion. As such, the IAHR is the preeminent international forum for the critical, analytical and cross-cultural study of religion, past and present. The IAHR is not a forum for confessional, apologetical, or other similar concerns.

• On 15th May 2013, the Philippines celebrates the “San Isidro Labrador Festival”, the annual event for the Filipinos to respect the patron of farmer prosperity. The festivity and watching of
ritual performance and parade connected to this Festival would be our pre-Conference one day tour for the participants. We are also working on post conference tours. Other details regarding the accommodation, the amount of registration fees and the mode of payment would be announced very soon. For details, and registration form online filling, please visit the website www.sseasr.org or email us at SSEASRphilippines@yahoo.com

Important Deadlines
• Show of Interest: November 24, 2012
• Early Registration Deadline: January 15, 2013
• Last Submission of Abstract: February 24, 2013

Dr. Amarjiva Lochan
Dr. Ana Maria Theresa Labrador
Jeremy Barns, CESO III
President Coordinator Co-Chair
SSEASR Organizing Committee Director IV, National Museum

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