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January 29, 2013

7th Singapore Graduate Forum on Southeast Asia Studies

CALL FOR PAPERS (Deadline: 25 March 2013)
7th Singapore Graduate Forum on Southeast Asia Studies
Organised by the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore
Date: 22 – 26 July 2013
Venue:
Faculty of Law, Block B, Level 4, 469 Bukit Timah Rd
National University of Singapore @ Bukit Timah Campus
Website:
http://www.ari.nus.edu.sg/events_categorydetails.asp?categoryid=6&eventid=1404

The Asia Research Institute (ARI) of the National University of Singapore (NUS) invites applications from postgraduate students who are engaged in research on Southeast Asia to attend the 7th Singapore Graduate Forum on Southeast Asian Studies on 22 – 26 July 2013.

This 3-day forum will be part of ARI’s 5-day Graduate Development Institute and Forum, which in addition to the forum will include two full days of sessions aimed to develop graduate student understandings of academia and relevant skills, through roundtable discussions with faculty, focused practical seminars and breakout group discussions.

This event coincides with the Asia Research Institute’s Asian Graduate Student Fellowship Programme 2013, which brings some 35 graduate students to ARI for a two and a half month period. These students will also participate in the Graduate Forum.

Postgraduate students working on Southeast Asia are invited to submit abstracts based either on work in progress that is at an advanced stage (i.e. already completed data collection and analysis), or on completed work. NUS students are encouraged to take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity to interact and exchange ideas with students from ASEAN as well as those from other regions whose interests focus on Southeast Asia.

This three-day forum, the seventh of an annual series of forums for graduate students who work on Southeast Asia, will be organised thematically. Themes broadly reflect (but are not limited to) the core research strengths of the Asia Research Institute, including the Asian dynamics of religion, politics, economy, gender, culture, language, migration, urbanism, science and technology, population and social change.

In addition to student presentations, experts from the region will also be invited to give keynote speeches, sharing their insights on challenges and issues facing contemporary social science scholarship.

Students whose proposals are selected for presentation at the forum will participate in the full 5 days of the Graduate Development Institute and Forum. Partial or full funding may be available for selected students. Funding will cover board and lodging for the duration of the forum, and in selected cases, air travel to Singapore by the most economical means.

SUBMISSION OF PAPER PROPOSAL
Graduate students should submit a 300-400 words abstract of their proposed paper using the attached form to Mr Jonathan Lee at jonathan.lee@nus.edu.sg no later than 25 March 2013. Find the Application Form on the website.

The abstract should clarify the substantive issues which your paper will address and be firmly grounded in your own research project. Please include information on objectives, methods, and findings, as well as explain the original contribution the research makes to the field of study.

One confidential letter of recommendation from a supervisor should also be forwarded along with your form by the same date. Successful applicants will be notified by 15 April 2013.

Those selected will have to submit full-length papers, of around 4,000-5,000 words in length, by 14 June 2013.

CONTACT DETAILS

Convenors:

Dr Michelle MILLER, Asia Research Institute, NUS (Chair)
Dr Jonathan BENNEY, Asia Research Institute, NUS
Dr Johan LINDQUIST, Asia Research Institute, NUS
Dr Kay MOHLMAN, Dept of Sociology, NUS
Dr Kumiko KAWASHIMA, Asia Research Institute, NUS
Dr LIANG Yongjia, Asia Research Institute, NUS
Dr Maria Wendy PLATT, Asia Research Institute, NUS
Dr Nausheen ANWAR, Asia Research Institute, NUS
A/P Titima SUTHIWAN, Centre for Language Studies, NUS
Dr ZHANG JUAN, Asia Research Institute, NUS

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January 27, 2013

Indonesia Council Open Conference 2013

Call for Papers
Indonesia Council Open Conference 2013

University of Tasmania

July 11-12, 2013

Deadline: 12 April 2013

The Indonesia Council Open Conference is a multi-disciplinary conference which provides a forum for the presentation of new and innovative work on Indonesia with particular emphasis on encouraging engagement between newer Indonesianists and established scholars. For conference information and abstract submission details, see the website asaa.asn.au/indonesiacouncil/icoc2013.php

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UW/UBC Graduate Student Asian Studies Conference

Call for Papers
UW/UBC Graduate Student Asian Studies Conference

University of Washington-Seattle

April 12-14, 2013

The Jackson School of International Studies China Studies Program at the University of Washington invites graduate students to submit papers for its annual conference co-hosted with the University of British Columbia. Research which explores modern political, social, linguistic, religious, economic and security developments in Asia is welcomed. Papers that focus on a broad Asian context and consider cultural, historical and political connections will be prioritized. The conference will also conduct a discussion roundtable for working papers. Graduate students may submit proper research papers to the traditional presentation forum as well as the working paper roundtable. Applicants must be currently engaged in graduate study and papers must be related to East, Central, South, Southeast and/or Southwest Asia. Applicants should submit abstracts of no more than 300 words, and a short bio of no more than 100 words by January 31, 2013 to uwubcasianstudies@gmail.com.

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Conference on Inter-Asian Connections VI

Call for Workshop Papers
Conference on Inter-Asian Connections VI: Istanbul

October 2-5, 2013

Koç University, Turkey

Deadline: Monday, February 11, 2013

Web announcement: www.ssrc.org/programs/pages/interasia-program/conference-on-inter-asian-connections-iv-istanbul-october-2-5-2013/

Co-organized and co-sponsored by the Social Science Research Council, Yale University, the National University of Singapore (NUS), the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (HKIHSS) at the University of Hong Kong, Göttingen University and Koç University – collectively the “Conference Organizing Committee.”

Workshop Topics:

-"After Neoliberalism?" The Future of Postneoliberal State and Society in Asia

-Asian Early Modernities: Empires, Bureaucrats, Confessions, Borders, Merchants

-Contemporary Art and the Inter-Asian Imaginary

-Inequalities in Asian Societies: Bringing Back Class Analysis

-Porous Enclaves: Inter-Asian Residential Projects and the Popular Classes from Istanbul to Seoul

-Rescuing Taste from the Nation: Oceans, Borders and Culinary Flows

-The Sounds and Scripts of Languages in Motion

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January 22, 2013

Beyond Borders: Building a Regional Commons in Southeast Asia

Beyond Borders: Building a Regional Commons in Southeast Asia

3rd International Conference on International Relations and Development (ICIRD 2013)
Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok
22-23 August 2013

Please submit to icird2013@icird.org by 1 March 2013. More information at www.icird.org and www.facebook.com/ICIRD

We welcome papers on the themes of development, international relations and human rights in Southeast Asia, in particular those that interrogate the various forms of 'commons' (norms, values, concepts and institutions), including from a multi-disciplinary perspective.

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January 17, 2013

Social Dynamics of Sustainable Development in Indonesia

Yale Indonesia Forum Council on Southeast Asia Studies

The 10th BIANNUAL NORTHEAST CONFERENCE ON INDONESIAN STUDIES
Call for Papers
Yale Indonesia Forum (YIF) and Cornell Indonesian Association (CIA) invite submissions for their 10th Northeastern Student Conference on Indonesia. This event will be held on March 29 - 30, 2013, with a workshop by invited scholars on the first day and a student conference at Henry R. Luce Hall, Yale University on the second day. (See http://www.yale.edu/seas/YIF-CIA_Workshop2013.htm for program information and updates)

We welcome submissions from graduate and undergraduate students at any stage engaged in original research related to Indonesia. The theme of the conference is ‘Social Dynamics of Sustainable Development in Indonesia’ and participants are encouraged to discuss the impact of development, broadly interpreted, on societies, environment, language, ideologies, public policy and other aspects. Papers related to a wide variety of subjects related to this theme are encouraged.

Interested participants should submit abstracts to the following email address: northeastconference10@gmail.com

All abstracts should be limited to 250 words and sent in MS Word format. Please name your abstract using your first initial and last name (for example, jsmith.doc for John Smith’s abstract). The subject of the message should specify “Abstract” and the body should include the following information:

• Author’s name(s), affiliation(s) and a primary email address
• Title of paper
• Paper topic and at least 2 keywords

Submission Deadline: February 22nd, 2013

The Yale Indonesia Graduate Committee will review the abstracts, select presenters, and organize sessions by theme. Selected authors will present their work as part of a panel at the conference and paper abstracts will be included in the Conference Program.

Notification of Acceptance: February 29th, 2013

Confirmation of Attendance: March 4th, 2013

We regret that no travel subventions are available for participants in the conference and encourage applicants to seek travel funding from their home institutions. YIF will provide presenters with one night’s accommodation in New Haven. Please contact the organizers at northeastconference10@gmail.com with any questions.

Sponsored by the
COUNCIL ON SOUTHEAST ASIA STUDIES, YALE UNIVERSITY

Conference Co-Coordinators:
Rauf Prasodjo, Corey Pattison and Faizah Zakaria, Yale University

See/bookmark
http://www.yale.edu/seas/YIF-CIA_Workshop2013.htm
for conference information and updates.

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Continuity, Change, and Contestation: Multidisciplinary and Transnational Perspectives on the Asia-Pacific

The School of Pacific and Asian Studies (SPAS) at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM) seeks papers, performances, and panel proposals for its 24th annual graduate student conference. The conference will be held on the UHM campus in Honolulu, HI on April 3-5, 2013. The theme this year is “CONTINUITY, CHANGE, AND CONTESTATION: MULTIDISCIPLINARY AND TRANSNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON THE ASIA-PACIFIC.” 

In particular, we are looking for papers that:

· Incorporate multidisciplinary approaches
· Challenge approaches based on a national or regional focus
· Engage new and emerging trends in Pacific and/or Asian Studies
· Involve any original research on Asia and/or the Pacific
· Present Asian and/or Pacific performance practices

As this year's theme indicates, we are interested in accepting papers, performances, and panel proposals that continue, change, and/or contest disciplinary and regional approaches to the study of the Asia/Pacific. With this goal in mind, we also encourage those with a background in the arts to apply with performance proposals.

We are happy to announce that we have two keynote speakers joining us this year: Dr. Naoki Sakai (Cornell University) and Dr. Barbara Andaya (University of Hawai'i at Manoa). More information about our keynotes will be added to our website soon.

Please submit the application form by February 1, 2013. When submitting the application, please rename the file from “2013 SPAS Abstract Submission Form.doc” to “Applicant’sLastName_Applicant’sFirstName.doc” and email it to gradconf@hawaii.edu by the submission deadline.

Additionally, all accepted papers/panels will have discussants, so presenters should be prepared to submit their papers by March 18, 2013.

Abstract submission deadline: February 1, 2013

For the submission form, please visit the 2013 SPAS Graduate Conference Website: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/spas/?page_id=881

Limited partial travel grants to the conference site may be available.

If you have any questions, please contact the conference planning committee at gradconf@hawaii.edu. For more information, please refer to our Facebook page, “2013 SPAS Graduate Conference.”

We look forward to receiving your abstracts!

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Center for Japanese Studies
School of Pacific & Asian Studies
University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Phone 808-956-2665
Fax 808-956-2666
http://www.hawaii.edu/cjs

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January 16, 2013

Southeast Asia Student Conference: Growth and Development

Call for Papers
Southeast Asia Student Conference: Growth and Development
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, Illinois
The Southeast Asia Club and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at Northern Illinois University cordially invite you to participate in this year's Southeast Asia Student Conference, held on Saturday,
April 13, 2013 at Altgeld Hall Room 315 from 8 am to 4:30 pm. Our keynote speaker this year is Allen Hicken, Director of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies and Associate Professor of
Political Science at University of Michigan.

We invite papers and presentations on all aspects of Southeast Asia, including anthropology, art history, environment, health, history, literature, linguistics, music, political science, popular culture,
religion, and area studies. This year's conference theme is "Growth and Development," but papers do not need to be related to the theme.
We are accepting proposals for papers by February 15, 2013.

Each abstract submission should be no more than 250 words. Please provide your name and affiliation, your status (graduate or
undergraduate), your field of study, your address, a title for your paper, and an email address. Send this information to our email: niuseaclub@gmail.com or to Nicole Loring, the conference coordinator, at naloring@hotmail.com. Full papers will be due March 15, 2013. Cash prizes will be awarded for the best graduate and undergraduate papers.

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January 15, 2013

How Global Migration Changes the Workforce Diversity Equation

Call for Papers
How Global Migration Changes the Workforce Diversity Equation

May 31-June 1, 2013
UCLA

Sponsored by the UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment and ADAPT, an Italian research center on workforce issues.

Web announcement: www.irle.ucla.edu/documents/Call-Globalmigration-Workforcediversity-DeadlineJan2013.pdf

IRLE and ADAPT invite professors, researchers, doctoral students, experts, practitioners and all those interested in the conference topics, from the perspectives of multiple disciplines - including, but not limited to, economics, history, sociology, political science, labor and employment law, industrial relations, and human resource studies - to submit papers focused on the issues of this conference. Deadline for abstract submission is January 31, 2013 via website moodle.adaptland.it/course/view.php?id=22. (You will need to go to the Login page and click on "Create a New Account"). We particularly encourage graduate students to submit papers, and anticipate organizing one or more panels especially for graduate students.

It is expected that the best papers among those selected for the conference will be published in a volume of ADAPT Labour Studies Book Series edited by Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Six scholarships of up to $1,500 for those traveling from outside the USA, $500 for those traveling within the USA, will be granted to abstract authors based on excellence of the abstract, representation of various regions of the world, and representation of doctoral students as well as more senior researchers.

For more information, write to uclairle@irle.ucla.edu with questions.

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Population and Reproductive Health U.S. Agency for International Development

Fellowship/Internship for BA Graduates
Population and Reproductive Health
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

The Population Reference Bureau (PRB) is now accepting applications for its International Programs Fellowship at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The Fellowship is a full-time position lasting for two years and will begin in summer 2013. The Fellowship is sponsored and managed by PRB and funded through PRB’s IDEA Project (Informing Decisionmakers to Act), a cooperative agreement between PRB and USAID. The Fellow will work within USAID’s Office of Population and Reproductive Health in Washington, D.C., which works to advance and support voluntary family planning and reproductive health programs worldwide. The Fellowship is intended for recent graduates with a B.A. or B.S.; candidates with advanced degrees are ineligible.

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Support the Senior Policy Advisor and members of office management.
• Respond to external and internal requests for information on U.S. family planning requirements and agency family planning activities.
• Support efforts to improve compliance monitoring of family planning requirements within the USAID program.
• Complete administrative duties as assigned.

Other duties and activities will be determined by the interests of the selected Fellow and the needs of the Office of Population and Reproductive Health.

REQUIREMENTS
• B.A., B.S., or other undergraduate degree by June 2013.
• Education and/or work experience related to international population/reproductive health policy or public health.
• Strong writing, analytical, and communication skills; ability to effectively manage time and work with diverse personalities.
• Skills in Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel and PowerPoint.
• Dedication to advancing family planning and reproductive health issues and programs in developing countries.
• Demonstrated ability to rapidly assume additional responsibilities and complete tasks with limited oversight.

In addition, experience living outside of the United States and foreign-language facility (especially French) is highly desirable. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or hold an appropriate work visa and will need to get a security clearance.

The PRB International Programs Fellowship pays a stipend of $35,000-$40,000 per year plus benefits. The position is subject to the availability of funds. The Fellowship may involve foreign travel.

HOW TO APPLY
Interested individuals should email a cover letter and resume directly to IPFellows@prb.org. The cover letter should describe the candidate’s professional goals, her or his interest in the field of population and international development, and why she or he is suited for the Fellowship. In addition, the candidate must arrange for two letters of recommendation from employers or professors to be sent by email to the same address.

All application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be emailed to PRB no later than February 25, 2013.

Selection of the PRB International Programs Fellow will occur by late spring 2013. All candidates will be notified of the selection decision by email.

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January 11, 2013

Friendship and the Convivial City

Date:5-6 September 2013
Venue: FASS Research Division Seminar Room (06-42)
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, National University of Singapore
AS7 Shaw Foundation Building, 5 Arts Link, Singapore 117570
Website:
http://www.ari.nus.edu.sg/events_categorydetails.asp?categoryid=6&eventid=1394


This workshop is jointly organised by Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity; Cities Research Cluster at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and Asia Research Institute of the National University of Singapore.

The study of diverse and multicultural cities has gained considerable interest in recent years, reflecting a growing concern with migrant populations and the implications of 'strangers' in crowded urban societies. In this literature, one of the key considerations centers around understanding how ethnically, linguistically and culturally diverse peoples "rub along" and live together in tight and dense metropolises. One strand of this research is interested in the quotidian encounter – ranging from the fleeting non-verbal to more sustained engagements over longer periods of time. In this research however, friendship as a form of social relation and interaction has been largely unexamined.

While research on friendship as a social phenomenon has been limited, our intention in this workshop is not to urge a general resurgence in the literature. Instead, we posit that friendship ties interrogated in conjunction with understandings of the diverse city, offer innovative ways to understand the urban politics of co-existence. Following Amin's (2012) recent work in Land of Strangers, we conceive of friendship networks as social ties that make possible a functioning, yet convivial, society of strangers. Friendships, in this sense, are seen as tangible ways in which the larger "urban unconscious" can be felt, linking the intimate sphere of private lives and relationships with a public urban commons.

We seek in this workshop to bring the geographical literature around the politics and spatiality of quotidian encounter together with more sociological understandings of relationships, networks and ties built on trust, respect and reciprocity. We do so in order to initiate a research agenda around the social and spatial configurations of friendship, which have implications for urban dwellers' experiences of city life, and in opening up potentialities for new ways of living together with diversity. We intend for the papers from this workshop to make contributions to contemporary understandings of everyday encounters in the diverse city, as well as further debates on the potential convivialities of dense urban spaces.

While we are most interested in friendship networks between migrant, 'strange' and marginalized Others, we are also open to readings of more traditional friendship affiliations. We are also particularly seeking papers based on empirical research on friendships in cities of the Global South. We urge contributions from scholars who have been working on issues raised here but have not explicitly articulated their work within the frames of friendship relations. All material submitted must not have been previously published as the papers will be collated for an intended publication. We seek paper submissions based on original unpublished research that reinvigorates the discussion around the social relations and spaces of friendship in cities, and their relationship to a larger urban commons.

Papers can address (but are not limited to) one or more of the following areas:
· How do ties of friendship and convivial relations characterize rapidly changing urban zones, especially in the 'Global South'?

· How do different migration and governmental regimes shape the formation and functioning of friendship networks?

· How does friendship across lines of ethnicity, class, religion and language populate the city and leave a mark on the 'urban unconscious'?

· How is 'convivial habituation' learned and communicated through friendship networks?

· When does friendship break down and how is the work of 'repair' carried out, and by whom?

· When and how do convivial relations generated through friendship networks provide possibilities to challenge dominant values and structures of power, and transcend differences in a city?

· Which types of spaces/ 'third places' in the city facilitate the formation and ongoing sustenance of convivial friendship relations?

· What are the various technologies and everyday geographies that enable and encourage the formation and maintenance of friendships and convivial relations between strangers?

· What are the affective registers, emotions and 'atmospheres' of place that characterize the spaces of conviviality and friendship?

SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS
Abstracts of 200 words, together with names, email addresses and affiliations of presenters, are to be submitted to kathiravelu@mmg.mpg.de no later than 1 March 2013.

Selected participants will be notified by the end of March 2013. Short papers of between 3,000-4,000 words are expected by mid-August 2013. Revised full papers incorporating insights from the workshop are expected by December 2013, as a condition of being funded to attend.

Workshop organizers aim to fund all travel for participants from the Asian region, and partial travel expenses for other participants. Accommodation for the duration of the workshop in Singapore will be provided for all workshop participants.

CONTACT DETAILS
Workshop Convenors:
Dr Laavanya Kathiravelu
Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity
Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore
kathiravelu@mmg.mpg.de

Assoc Prof Tim Bunnell
Department of Geography and Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore
geotgb@nus.edu.sg

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January 08, 2013

Negotiating Independence: new directions in the histories of decolonisation and the Cold War

Call for Papers
Negotiating Independence: new directions in the histories of decolonisation and the Cold War

3-4 May 2013
University of Cambridge
The advent of decolonisation shares more than a chronological partnership with the Cold War. While the general economic, political, social, and ideological connections between decolonisation and the Cold War have been acknowledged, a more detailed interrogation of the confluence of these two phenomena is now beginning to emerge. The ideological battle between communism and capitalism encompassed not only political systems of power but also contentious ideas about states’ social structures and economies. Both decolonisation and the Cold War were also imaginative projects. This conference will interrogate what role differing ideas about political, economic and social organization played in how individuals involved in decolonisation negotiated the bid for independence. The aim is to draw together Cold War and imperial historians in a scholarly discussion that is too often isolated into separate fields of study. It will bring together the latest research from young scholars and established academics who are leading the way in this new approach to twentieth century history that sees the Cold War and the end of empire not only as diplomatic phenomena but as ideologically driven political, economic and social projects as well.
This conference reassesses the impact of the Cold War on colonial administrators and anti-colonialists while further considering how Cold War leaders also were forced to wrestle with decolonisation’s outcomes. Anti-colonial nationalists negotiated a complex system of international relations complicated by distinct ideological binaries: their rhetoric and policies consequently assumed Cold War overtones as they struggled to define their place in the postcolonial world. Political leaders in the Soviet Union, the United States, and their allies also sometimes framed early Cold War tensions in terms of arguments for or against the continuation of Europe’s empires. Some questions the conference hopes to address include: To what extent did Cold War rhetoric dictate bids for independence? How did the politics of anti-racism and colonial solidarity fit into international relations dominated by an ideological battle between communism and capitalism? How did those involved in decolonisation decipher ways to employ the new world power alliances to their advantage? How did Cold War binaries influence postcolonial social and economic development and nation-building? In what ways did anti-colonial leaders attempt to resist the Cold War environment and develop independent identities for themselves and their countries? And how did decolonisation force the Soviets, Americans, and their allies to revise their own global strategies?
In particular, the conference aims to identify new themes and directions in scope, as well as different methodological approaches to studying decolonisation and the Cold War. A keynote address on methodology will be given by Matthew Connelly (Columbia University) and Caroline Elkins (Harvard University).
The deadline for submitting paper proposals is 4 February 2013. Proposals should include a title and an abstract of no more than 400 words, as well as the author’s name, address, telephone number, email address, and institutional affiliation, and should be emailed to el317@cam.ac.uk and l.e.james@lse.ac.uk.

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Intersecting Belongings: Cultural Conviviality and Cosmopolitan Futures

Call for Papers
Intersecting Belongings: Cultural Conviviality and Cosmopolitan Futures

May 24-26 2013
Osaka, Japan
Deadline: 1 February 2013
Contemporary contexts of the local, regional, national and global raise urgent questions about cultural conviviality and cosmopolitan futures across Asia. These are times when trans-cultural, trans-national and multicultural belonging are particularly being tested through environmental catastrophe, economic volatility, parochialism, fundamentalism, notions of cosmopolitan and multicultural exhaustion, and war. Belonging has become a fundamental dynamic of preservation, atavism, tradition and survival as well as hybridity, possibility, change and transformation. The aim of this conference theme is to open up discussion, exploration and analysis in Asian Studies about emerging social, economic, political and cultural trends formed at the intersection of multiple and multi-sited belongings.
The aim of this International Conference on Asian studies is to encourage academics, scholars and practitioners representing a exciting diversity of countries, cultures, and religions to meet and exchange research, ideas and views in a forum encouraging respectful dialogue. ACAS 2013 will afford the opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, and networking across higher education and beyond.
Web announcement: acas.iafor.org/

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Grant Goodman Prize in Philippine Historical Studies

Call for Nominations
Grant Goodman Prize in Philippine Historical Studies

The Philippine Studies Group (PSG) of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) is once again pleased to announce the request for nominations for the Grant Goodman Prize, awarded every two years for outstanding contributions to Philippine historical studies. The Prize was established in 1990 with a generous gift from Grant Goodman, Professor Emeritus, Department of History, University of Kansas, and was first awarded in 1994 to Father John Schumacher, SJ. Other recipients have been John Larkin, Vicente Rafael, Resil Mojares, Alfred W. McCoy, and most recently, Reynaldo Ileto.
The Prize is intended to recognize scholars who have made a “substantial contribution” to the field of Philippine history or historical studies. There are no citizenship or residency requirements; it is open to all scholars, across the academic disciplines, providing that their work is innovative and incorporates a strong historical perspective. Recipients are chosen by a committee elected by the Philippine Studies Group.
The committee now seeks nominations for the Prize, which we hope will be awarded at the next AAS meeting to be held in San Diego, California, March 21-24, 2013. Letters of nomination should include the nominee's name, institutional affiliation, curriculum vitae, and a brief statement about why he or she merits the award. Re-nomination of previous nominees is encouraged, but should be accompanied by an up-to-date curriculum vitae.
Nominations should be sent electronically by 1 February 2013 to: Vina Lanzona (vlanzona@hawaii.edu), Chair, Selection Committee, with copies to Norman Owen (ngowen@nc.rr.com), Susan Russell (srussell@niu.edu), and Resil Mojares (mojares.resil@gmail.com).

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Sustainable Island Futures

Call for Papers
Sustainable Island Futures

July 10-13, 2013
Tual, Kei Islands, Eastern Indonesia
The Asia-Pacific Islands Program (a joint venture of Southern Cross University, Australia and Universitas Pattimura, Indonesia) present a call for papers for ISIC 9, an international conference organised in collaboration with the Small Island Cultures Research Initiative (SICRI). Submissions for papers are invited on the following topics: management and development of sustainable tourism on small islands; maintenance and development of the cultural heritage of small islands in an increasingly globalised environment; or, social practice of food security through agriculture and fisheries. Details and contact information available at the SICRI websitesicri-network.org/.

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Hmong Across Borders

Call for Papers
Hmong Across Borders

October 4-5, 2013
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Sponsored by the Consortium for Hmong Studies
Submission deadline: April 15, 2013
This interdisciplinary, international conference will gather scholars around the globe who are interested in critical Hmong studies and related ideas. Although the central focus of this conference is on the Hmong, papers of a comparative nature that focus on the Hmong and other ethnic groups are equally welcome. Full details available at the Hmong Studies Consortium websitehmongstudies.wisc.edu/index.htm.

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

Call for Papers

May 16-19, 2013
Manila, Philippines
South and Southeast Asian Association for the Study of Culture and Religion (SSEASR)
This Conference covers various aspects of healing beliefs and practices in the cultures and religions of South Asia and Southeast Asia. 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.
For details, and registration, please visit the website www.sseasr.org or email us at SSEASRphilippines@yahoo.com
Important Deadlines:
• Early Registration Deadline: January 15, 2013
• Last Submission of Abstract: February 24, 2013

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Aceh and Indian Ocean Studies

Call For Papers

June 9-10, 2013
Malikussaleh University, Lhokseumawe, North Aceh, Indonesia
Submission deadline: January 18, 2013
The fourth ICAIOS conference is being organized in cooperation with the research project under Inter-University Partnerships for Strengthening Health Systems in Indonesia: Building New Capacity for Mental Health Care of Harvard University. While the third conference looked at consolidation and transformation processes in post-disaster and post-conflict regions, this conference will explore Social Recovery in broad terms. Unlike physical reconstruction, social recovery takes longer time to shape after a disaster or a conflict. ICAIOS invites submissions and panel proposals that address the psycho-socio-cultural dynamics of recovery following major disasters or conflicts. Themes, submission details and other information available at the conference websitewww.icaios2013.acehresearch.org/.

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Postdoctoral Fellowship Inter-Asia Program

Postdoctoral Fellowship
Inter-Asia Program
Yale University

Deadline: January 10, 2013
The Inter-Asia Program at the MacMillan Center, Yale University, invites applications for a postdoctoral position. This is a 12 month appointment with the possibility of extension for up to another 6 months, beginning no later than Sept. 1, 2013. Duties include 1) serving as primary programmatic liaison with Principal Investigators Helen Siu (East Asian Studies) and K. Sivaramakrishnan (South Asian Studies), the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) and the program's researchers around the world; 2) working with SSRC staff to document and analyze existing materials from completed and planned Inter Asia Connections conferences and the work of scholars and researchers associated with the Program since its inception in 2008; 3) promoting faculty and student interest in program activities and engaging and expanding program networks on campus. Web announcement: academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/2333.

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Research Fellowships on Indonesia

Research Fellowships on Indonesia
USINDO 2013 Sumitro Fellows Program

Deadline: January 15, 2013
The Sumitro Fellows Program is a $10,000 travel/study grant for postdoctoral scholars, Ph.D. candidates, senior academics, and otherwise professionally qualified candidates to engage in field research. One Fellowship is available for a United States citizen/permanent resident for research relating to the political economy of Indonesia. One Fellowship is also available for an Indonesian citizen with a project related to the Indonesian-U.S. relationship. See the USINDO website for application detailswww.usindo.org/grants-fellowships/sumitro-fellows.

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Summer Advanced Indonesian Abroad Program 2013

For U.S. Students, Teachers, Educational Administrators, and Independent Scholars
Program Dates: June 17 - August 8, 2013
Location: Language Center, Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana (UKSW) in Salatiga, Central Java, Indonesia
Web announcement: www.international.ucla.edu/cseas/news/article.asp?parentid=122827
Deadline: February 19, 2013
For non-native speakers of Indonesian who have completed at least intermediate level by June 2013.
Generous Fulbright-Hays fellowships are available for U.S. citizens and Permanent Residents. (Fulbright-Hays fellowships cannot be used in conjunction with FLAS fellowships, but students who are eligible for FLAS fellowships [or any other fellowships] from their home institutions are encouraged to apply for them as a back-up, since Fulbright-Hays fellowships are limited.)

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Critical Histories of Activism: Indonesia’s New Order and its Legacies

Call for Papers

UCLA Indonesian Studies Conference
April 13-14, 2013
Conveners: Jeffrey Hadler and Nancy Peluso (University of California, Berkeley)
Web announcement: www.international.ucla.edu/cseas/indonesia/article.asp?parentid=128788
Deadline: January 7, 2013
This conference will give scholars and activists an opportunity to reassess the emergence or resurgence of new forms of activism and protest during the New Order period in Indonesia. In the face of state violence and repressive actions towards large segments of the population political and cultural activists developed techniques of action and expression that survived policing or thrived in its constant presence. Some of these modes of action and activism lasted beyond the fall of Suharto but for others the new political era required different critical tactics.

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Continuity, Change, and Contestation: Multidisciplinary and Transnational Perspectives on the Asia-Pacific

Call for Papers

April 3-5, 2013
Web announcement: manoa.hawaii.edu/spas/?page_id=881
Deadline: January 15, 2013

The School of Pacific and Asian Studies (SPAS) at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa (UHM) seeks papers, performances, and panel proposals for its 24th annual graduate student conference. The conference will be held on the UHM campus in Honolulu, HI. Limited partial travel grants to the conference site may be available. If you have any questions, please contact the conference planning committee at gradconf@hawaii.edu. For more information, please refer to our Facebook page, “2013 SPAS Graduate Conference.”

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The History of Medicine in Southeast Asia

9-11 January 2014
Conference Host: Department of History, Ateneo de Manila University, Manila, The Philippines

All proposals on the subject of the history of medicine and health in Southeast Asia will be considered, but preference will be given to those on the following themes in Southeast Asia:

• The history of medical education
• Indigenous medical traditions
• History of military medicine
• Medical biographies
• Organising the medical profession
• Women’s health and family planning
• Medicine and social development
• Travel, contact, exchange, and circulation of medicine
• Colonial and national medicine
• Historical medical texts
• Medicine and religious practices
• Chinese and Indian medicine
• Early medical professionals

Please submit a one-page proposed abstract for a 20-minute talk, and a one-page CV, by 1 March 2013 to: Laurence Monnais: laurence.monnais-rousselot@umontreal.ca

Please note that it may be possible to subsidize some of the costs of participation for scholars from less wealthy countries, and for graduate and postgraduate students.

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