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March 19, 2013

8th Singapore Graduate Forum on Southeast Asia Studies

CALL FOR PAPERS (Deadline: 25 March 2013)

8th 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.


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. Click here for the Application Form.

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.


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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March 13, 2013

International Conference on Indonesian Development

The International Conference on Indonesian Development (ICID) 2013 is a conference designed to become a hub between the Indonesian scholars, policy makers (executive and legislative), professionals, and the public. It will be an exciting opportunity for Indonesian scholars to exchange their ideas through interactive and comprehensive
discussions. The conference aims to create a “blueprint” of an ideal Indonesian development. It will take place at the Institute of Social Studies (ISS) Erasmus University, The Hague, The Netherlands.

The conference committee invites researchers from relevant disciplines to submit and to present their scholarly works at ICID 2013. The main theme of the conference is “Innnovation-driven Economy as the Fundamental of the Indonesian Economic Growth”

Major topics to be included are (1) policy towards competitive economy and (2) innovation-driven economy from the perspective of social sciences, management, and technology. However, researches on overlapping and relevant topics are also accepted.

Abstract (max. 300 words) must be written in English and include background of the research, research questions, methods, findings, conclusions and keywords. Deadline for abstract submission is April 15th, 2013. The accepted authors should submit their full papers and register to the conference by June 30 th, 2013 in order for their
abstracts to be included in the final program. Abstracts and papers can only be submitted electronically through the conference website at http://icid.ppibelanda.org under “Abstract and Paper Submission” tagline.

The conference will feature 48 oral presentations and 24 poster presentations. In total, the conference will bring together 150 participants from all over the world, in their capacities as researchers, academicians, professionals, as well as Indonesian policy makers’ representatives.

We are looking forward to seeing you in The Hague, The Netherlands.

Best Regards,
Chairman of ICID 2013
M. Rihan Handaullah
Email: info@icid.ppibelanda.org.

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March 12, 2013

Asian Approaches to Heritage Conservation

Call for Papers
Asian Approaches to Heritage Conservation
Journal of Environment Design and Planning

Cultural heritage throughout Asia is under threat due to rapid expansion of urban development. Environmental, economic and social factors together have contributed to the degradation of the region’s valuable heritage. Heritage is increasingly being used as a resource in economic-driven industry and considered a commodity to serve modern demand. Conservation of heritage is challenged with a twofold task. On the one hand it is a mean for protecting cultural values, authenticity and integrity. On the otherhand, conservation is seen as a process for managing changes that response to community interests and economic needs.

Nakhara: Journal of Environmental Design and Planning invites papers that critically examine the challengesin striking a balance between the conservation of heritage value and the potential of cultural heritage toserve modern development. Papers are sought which raise issues on Asian concept and practice in builtheritage conservation, the intertwining of tangible and intangible heritage in Asian context, and integrated approach to heritage conservation that recognize the importance of local community in order to safeguard the built-heritage as well as traditional practices and ensure the cultural sustainability.

Manuscript Deadline: April 30, 2013
First enquiry to: jnakhara@chula.ac.th
Web announcement: www.aj.arch.chula.ac.th/en/index.php/CU

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Innovation in Teaching Languages and Culture

Call for Papers
Innovation in Teaching Languages and Culture

The conference will be held from July 17-18, 2013 at Suan Dusit Rajabhat University, Bangkok, Thailand.
Organized by : Institute of Language, Art and Culture (ILAC) of Suan Dusit Rajabhat University

Contact person : Ms. Lalita Poolsup poolsupl@hotmail.com
website: www.ilac.dusit.ac.th/conference/
Deadline: April 15, 2013

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Transformation towards the Future: Continuity versus Change in Indonesia

Call for Papers

Sunan Kalijaga University
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
August 21-22, 2013

Deadline for abstracts: March 31, 2013.
For details, see the website iif.or.id/.

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March 05, 2013

Maritime Frontiers in Asia: Indigenous Communities and State Control in South China and Southeast Asia, 2000 BCE – 1800 CE

Conference Announcement
Maritime Frontiers in Asia: Indigenous Communities and State Control in South China and Southeast Asia, 2000 BCE – 1800 CE

April 12-13, 2013
The Pennsylvania State University

This conference provides a platform for discussing maritime frontier zones in premodern China and Southeast Asia. Specialists from around the globe will convene to examine the historical and archaeological records of South China and Southeast Asia as part of a single cosmopolitan trade network, referred to by recent scholars as the “maritime silk road,” or the “Jiaozhi Ocean trade network.” In particular, this conference highlights techniques of state control in conjunction with local ways of avoiding, inverting, or adapting to such techniques in the regional cultures of the South China Sea. The main mega-group under examination will be the various peoples who inhabited the frontier zones of what is now China and Vietnam. Other peoples, such as Taiwanese (aboriginals and Min-nan), Japanese, Cham, Khmer, Indian, Muslim, and European peoples will also enter into our discussions, adding an even greater comparative, transnational perspective and demonstrating the strategic importance of this region throughout history.

Please contact Erica Brindley, efb12@psu.edu; or Kate Baldanza, ktb3@psu.edu for more information.

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Recent Advances in the Archaeology of East and Southeast Asia

Conference Announcement
Recent Advances in the Archaeology of East and Southeast Asia

March 15-16 2013
Assembly Room at the Madison Concourse Hotel (1 W. Dayton Street)
Madison, Wisconsin

This conference will highlight the recent archaeological discoveries in Southeast and East Asia that have begun to transform our understanding of prehistoric and proto-historic societies and cultural trajectories in these closely linked regions. It will bring together a diverse group of researchers from the US and other regions that work on a wide range of topics related to regional culture histories, anthropological theories, and modern-day issues of national identity and cultural heritage management. Paper topics will include discussions of subsistence practices, specialized craft production, emergent complexity and urban forms, inter-regional interaction and exchange, and the nature of ancient violence.

Please see our website for more details and a schedule with abstracts: coloavietnam.com/sea-archaeology-conference/
Or contact the conference organizer, Nam Kim, with any questions: nckim2@wisc.edu

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Council on Thai Studies

Call for Papers
Council on Thai Studies

October 18-19, 2013
Northern Illinois University

The Council on Thai Studies (or COTS) is an informal organization of scholars interested in all aspects of Thai studies. COTS annually provides scholars with a venue for reporting preliminary findings, opportunities to receive prepublication feedback and a forum to discuss field and archive challenges. Please consider giving a paper or gathering a small group for a roundtable discussion or panel. Graduate students are always encouraged to submit papers. Individual topics or groupings of papers are also welcome. An effort will be made to group individual papers into panel sessions around a common theme, issue, methodology or discipline.

Deadline for abstracts: July 1, 2013

Please send brief abstracts (including contact information and institutional affiliation) to Grant Olson: golson@niu.edu. Acceptance of paper proposals, information regarding scheduling of panels and assignment of panel moderators and discussants will be sent via email. A block of rooms will be held at the Holmes Student Center at Northern Illinois University for conference participants to make their own reservations (815-753-1444). These rooms will be held until September 27; please visit www.niu.edu/hsc/hotelinfo/index.shtml.
Please contact Julia Lamb, Center for SE Asian Studies, concerning logistical questions: jlamb@niu.edu

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The Study of Southeast Asia Today: Dialogue at NUS

Call for Papers
The Study of Southeast Asia Today: Dialogue at NUS

August 14-16, 2013
National University of Singapore

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences of the National University of Singapore invites submissions of abstracts for its inaugural conference from scholars working on any aspect of the cultures, societies, politics, and economies of Southeast Asia, past and present. We are looking for completed research as well as works-in-progress; we encourage the submission of research that offers new empirical findings as well as new interpretations of established scholarly positions. Papers that propose to compare this region with other parts of the world or that offer transnational perspectives on Southeast Asia are equally welcome. Our primary objective in this inaugural conference is to create an annual forum for scholarly exchange and debate among the Southeast Asian Studies community.

Paper titles and abstracts of no more than 250 words should be submitted to Mr. Marcel Bandur marcel@nus.edu.sg by April 15, 2013.

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