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May 31, 2013

UK Association for Buddhist Studies Annual Conference

The UK Association for Buddhist Studies Annual Conference 2013

Friday 12th July 2013, 9.15am-5.30pm, Khalili Lecture Theatre, School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H.0XG.

Registration fee: £10 (£5 unwaged) for UKABS members; £25 (£15 unwaged) for non-members.

Further Information: UKABS Secretary, Dr. Cathy Cantwell (catherine.cantwell@orinst.ox.ac.uk).

Registration: To pre-register, please contact UKABS Treasurer and Membership Secretary, Naomi Appleton (naomi.appleton@ed.ac.uk), so that we have accurate numbers for refreshments. Payment (by cash or cheque) will be on the door.

Featuring lectures by:
Professor Stefano Zacchetti, Numata Professor of Buddhist Studies, University of Oxford, the author of several studies, including the monograph In Praise of the Light (International Research Institute for Advanced Buddhology, Soka University, Tokyo 2005). His research focuses on early Chinese Buddhist literature (particularly translations and commentaries), and the history of the canon.

Dr Elizabeth Harris, Liverpool Hope University, the author of Theravada Buddhism and the British Encounter: religious, missionary and colonial experience in nineteenth century Sri Lanka (Routledge 2006) and What Buddhists Believe (Oneworld 1998). Her research interests are Buddhism and Conflict, Buddhism in Sri Lanka, the encounter between Buddhism and the West, particularly in the 19th Century, and Buddhism and religious plurality.


Registration from 9.15 a.m.

9.50 President's Welcome.

10.00-11.00 Professor Stefano Zacchetti (University of Oxford) The dream of a thing: some reflections on the nature, functions, and formation of the Buddhist canon in China.

11.00-11.30 Coffee break.

11.30-1.00 Postgraduate Panel:

11.30-12.00 Anastasia Gritsenko (Goldsmiths College, University of London) On Buddhist Happiness and Aristotle?s eudaimonia: A Paradoxical Account?

12.00-12.30 Chris Jones (University of Oxford) The tatha?gatagarbha as a?tman in the Maha?ya?na An?gulima?li?ya Su?tra.

12.30-1.00 Caroline Starkey (University of Leeds) The Crossing and Dwelling of Ordained Buddhist Women in Contemporary Britain. 1.00 -2.15 LUNCH (in the SOAS canteen).

2.15 -3.00 UKABS AGM

3.00-4.00 University of Durham Research Project Presentation: S?a?stravid: A New Electronic Research Tool for Studying Indian Philosophical Texts (Dr Jan Westerhoff; European Research Council funded project).

4.00-4.30 Tea break.

4.30-5.30 Dr Elizabeth Harris (Liverpool Hope University) Buddhism, Space and Conflict in Colonial and Postcolonial Sri Lanka.

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May 30, 2013

Council on Thai Studies

We would like to invite you to present a paper at the Council on Thai Studies meeting - 2013, in DeKalb, Illinois.
Conference date: October 18-19, 2013.

Information is available here : www.thaistudies.org

Please note that our COTS committee has recently offered some subsidies to make it easier for US-based graduate students to attend.

We hope to see you in DeKalb, Illinois, this fall...

Grant Olson
Foreign Languages & Literatures
Northern Illinois University
(815) 753-6455

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May 24, 2013


University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
May 25-26, 2013
Stollery Executive Development Centre 5-40A


The international conference “Taiwan in Dynamic Transition,” hosted by the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Alberta, will take place on May 25-26. At the conference, distinguished scholars from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and the United States will present original research on some of the most salient aspects of Taiwan’s social, political, and cultural transformation in the 20th and 21st centuries.

The experts participating in this interdisciplinary conference represent a range of academic disciplines in the social sciences and humanities. Their presentations pertain to such topics as the influence of political discourse and education on the imagination of Taiwanese history and identity; democratization and political reform at local and national levels; cultural, racial, and gender tensions as seen through the lens of popular literature; Taiwan as a provider of foreign aid and developmental expertise; the influence of global norms on Taiwanese society and political institutions.

For the full conference program, see

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Buddhist Meditation: Tradition and Transformation

*Buddhist Meditation: Tradition and Transformation*

2013 Buddhist Studies Graduate Conference
at the University of Virginia
September 13-15, 2013

The Buddhist Studies Group at the University of Virginia is pleased to
announce an interdisciplinary graduate student conference to be hosted onthe UVA Grounds in Charlottesville, VA on September 13-15, 2013 on the theme of "Buddhist Meditation: Tradition and Transformation." The
conference will include panels and paper presentations by graduate students from across North America and lectures by a number of the world?s foremost Buddhist Studies scholars (lineup TBA). This conference is designed to be a collaborative forum in which young scholars can test new approaches, bridge disciplines in creative ways, and expand the scope of sources that we bring to our studies.

*Call for Paper Proposals*

Along the lines of this year?s theme, we are looking for paper proposals from students currently enrolled in M.A. or Ph.D. programs - not only in Buddhist Studies, but also in other disciplines, including sociology, anthropology, and history - that speak directly to the study of Buddhist meditation. The papers selected for presentation will be organized into panels, each chaired by a faculty respondent. Presentations will not exceed twenty minutes.

We strongly encourage proposals that stretch received boundaries and
challenge the way we think about and study Buddhist Meditation in its many forms and contexts. We encourage papers that approach Buddhist meditation from a diverse range of methodological approaches - literary, historic, ethnographic, sociological, political, and educational/pedagogical, to name a few.

We are particularly interested in the following topics:
- Problems in the *historical study* of Buddhist meditation.
- Innovative *Interdisciplinary* investigations into contemplative
practice in Buddhist societies (e.g.: historically-informed ethnography)
- How *the body* has been conceptualized and represented within specific Buddhist contemplative systems
- The role of *creativity and innovation* vis-à-vis lineage and
- *Therapeutic* and instrumental* (vs. soteriological) applications of Buddhist meditation *in Buddhist societies*.
- Institutional and pedagogical frameworks.
- The role of *the literary* in Buddhist meditation traditions (e.g.: biographical literature, meditation manuals, philosophical literature, etc)

Paper Proposal Submission Guidelines

Please submit an abstract of your paper of *not more than 500 words*,
along with your name, university and department affiliation, and a brief bio, to gradbuddhismconf2013@gmail.com by *June 15, 2013.* You will be notified by the end of June of the status of your proposal, after which we will publish a detailed schedule of the conference.

University of Virginia may potentially be able to provide funding to cover the costs of lodging and meals for students presenting papers. Travel funds, however, should be obtained from the students' home institutions or other sources. We also warmly welcome and encourage non-presenting students to attend at their own cost. Regrettably, we cannot provide letters of invitation to international observers for visa purposes because we are not equipped to take legal responsibility for international observers.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of the
conference organizers:
Eric Fry-Miller: ef6ab@virginia.edu
Christopher Hiebert: ch7wt@virginia.edu
Naomi Worth: nw3ca@virginia.edu

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Fifth International Graduate Students Conference Graduate School of University of Gadjah Mada

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The Fifth International Graduate Students Conference
Graduate School of University of Gadjah Mada

The MDGs to 2015 and Beyond: Successes and Challenges in Developing Localized Strategies and Self Reliance


The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are time-bound quantitative goals to decrease selected aspects of human poverty by 2015. These goals are results of the Millennium Declaration, agreed upon by 189 Heads of States and Governments during the Millennium Summit in 2000. The MDGs are analytically framed with the human development and the human rights paradigm. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) provide a new consensus for development towards 2015. They aim to "address the problems of extreme poverty in its many dimensions - income poverty, hunger, disease, lack of adequate shelter, and exclusion, while promoting gender equality, education, and environmental sustainability"(UN Millennium Project 2005:1). More specifically, the goals are to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger; achieve universal primary education; promote gender equality and empower women; reduce child mortality rates; improve maternal health; combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases; ensure environmental sustainability; and develop a global partnership for development. The first seven goals are meant for developing countries while the eighth goal is for the developed countries to meet their obligations (IDB, 2011).

Poverty has is a stubborn problem and the MDGs address it in a comprehensive manner. This has been the strongest point of the MDGs. They tackle both income and non income poverty such as healthcare, education, food, environmental sustainability and work. The most critical and contentious issues in development are environmental degradation and inequality. However, they are often absent in development discourse, or if they appear at all, they are only lip service. Global inequalities have reached "grotesque" levels (UNDP 2003: 39). Regional, national and sub-national inequalities are all on the increase.

Achieving the Goals cannot be done by merely infusing money at the problems in sector programs (Kabeer, n.d.). Financial support from donor, labelled by some as a “Big Push” (Easterly, 2006) has proven to be ineffective in tackling issues of inequality. Meetings the Goals will require strategies that are locally owned and developed, with full participation from all relevant constituents, including CSOs, the private sector, and other key stakeholders (Lowres, n.d.). In other words, self reliance, along with sense of ownership, play a pivotal role in the success of the achievement of the MDGs

Throughout the years, the world has seen initiatives at global, regional and country-levels to achieve the MDGs. The Goals have been incorporated as long-term objectives in a number of national development plans and poverty reduction strategies; policies, strategies. The MDGs in Indonesia have been a key priority and in the latest National Medium-Term Development Plan (RPJMN) 2010-2014 of the Government of Indonesia (GoI) and the corresponding sectoral Strategic Plans (Renstra, Rencana Strategis. The MDGs achievement in Indonesia has been mixed. Indonesia demonstrated improvement in primary education, increased gender equality and decreased child mortality rates. However, Indonesia is lagging behind the goals to achieve the fifth MDG, on maternal health; the sixth MDG, on HIV/AIDS and other public health issues; and the seventh MSG, on environmental sustainability (Jakarta Post, May 31, 2010)

The roads to MDGs achievement have been bumpy. There has been rapid economic growth in some South East Asian countries, including Indonesia, but the economic achievement was derailed by economic shock. There are other types of shocks, such as food, energy and financial shock. Achievement of the MDGs seems to be more difficult in most countries; countries which have been on track, now seem to be off-track. Resource flows from the developed to the developing world are shrinking and market access is not expanding (IDB, 2011). Meanwhile the 2015 deadline is fast approaching. Hence, it is very timely to discuss about the success, challenges and lesson learned from the MDGs, particularly those that are related to localized strategies and self reliance.

The list of topics for the conference will include the following. The list serves as a guidance only, and other topics pertinent to the theme are welcome.
Development, industrialization, environmental and climate changes
Situational analysis and policies on tropical diseases and HIV/AIDS
Women, education, employment and maternal health
Fulfilling children’s rights in time of peace and conflict
Income/non income poverty and inequality
International development: between theories and praxis
Culture, arts and human development
Resilience, and localized strategies, to achieve MDGs

Keynote Speakers
1. Dr. Iwu Dwisetyani Utomo (Australian National University, Australia)
2. Prof. Dr. Saville Kushner (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
3. Prof. Dr. Sofian Effendi (Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia)
4. Prof. Dr. Nila Moeloek (special envoy of the President to the MDGs, Indonesia)

Date and Venue
The conference will be held in the Graduate School of Gadjah Mada University (Sekolah Pascasarjana UGM), Jalan Teknika Utara Pogung Yogyakarta 55281on 30th -31st of October 2013.

The Graduate School of Gadjah Mada University invites all of the participants to attend the cultural night that will be held on the 30th of October 2013. This activity is free of charge.

The conference will be held in English. Only those who submit their abstracts and papers in English would be considered.

Please submit your abstract with a maximum of 300 words to the organizer. The deadline of the submission is on the July 12th 2013. A full paper is required and has to be sent to the organizer on the 30th of August 2013. The articles will be published in the conference proceedings which will be available on the day of the conference. The proceeding is free for all the presenters.

This conference includes a registration fee. The fees are as follow:
Indonesian Presenters : IDR. 500.000
Foreign Presenters : USD 100.00
Indonesian Participants (non-presenters) : IDR 250.000
Foreign Participants (non-presenters) : USD 50.00

The presenters and participants from outside Indonesia should make their payments during the conference but are required to register by sending the Registration Form before the 30th of September 2013.

The participants from Indonesia have to send the payment through the bank account. The schedule arrangement will be based on the complete registration, including the bank payment. Please send your payment through this bank account: Direktur Sekolah Pascasarjana UGM, BNI Branch UGM Rek. No. 0039227315

The organizers will provide the seminar kits, certificates, coffee breaks and lunch for the 2 conference days and one dinner on the 30th of October 2013 during the cultural night.

The participants are required to pay their own transport and accommodation of any mobilization they make during their stay at Yogyakarta. Yogyakarta is one of the cheapest cities in Indonesia and you could easily find cheap and delicious foods as well as the cheap hotels and accommodation for your stay here. For more detail information about the hotels, the organizers would recommend the guest houses of the universities and the hotels close to the university. We recommend the guest houses below since they are cheap and located close to the conference venue:
1. Wisma MM UGM (http://housing.mmugm.ac.id Telp (+62) 274 557 988
2. Wisma UC UGM (http://www.ugmclub.com. Telp (+62) 274 557216
3. Wisma Kagama http://kagama.ugm.ac.id/wisma/ Telp: 0274-560142 Fax. 0274-560186 - email: pphkagama@ugm.ac.id
4. Wisma ICRS-Yogya ( www.icrsguesthouse.ugm.id, icrs@ugm.ac.id Telp: +62 274 565 425 or +62 (0) 85215334393)
5. Indraloka homestay (http://www.yogyes.com/id/yogyakarta-hotel/budget/indraloka-homestay/ Telp (+62) 274 544428)

For more detail information please contact:
Batari Oja Andini
E-mail : igcindonesia@gmail.com/ igsci@ugm.ac.id
Telp / Fax : +62 274 564239
Mobile Phone : +62 8152567902
Website : http://igsci.pasca.ugm.ac.id

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May 21, 2013


14-19 JUNE 2014
Udayana University, STIKOM Bali
Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia

We are pleased to announce the 3rd Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Performing Arts of Southeast Asia (PASEA) and offer this call for Abstract proposals to be submitted by 15 OCTOBER 2013. This symposium will focus on the themes noted below, which will form the basis of the presentations and discussions.

The hosts and local arrangers for this symposium comprise a collaborative effort by the Udayana University and STIKOM Bali (College of Information Management and Computer Technology) in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia.

Tentative Schedule:
June 14 (Saturday): Registration & opening of symposium in conjunction with opening of the Bali Arts Festival, and sessions begin at Udayana University, Denpasar campus
June 15 (Sunday) Sessions at Udayana University, Denpasar campus
June 16 (Monday) Excursion: gong foundry, kecak workshop and performance, and other events
June 17 (Tuesday) Sessions at STIKOM campus, Denpasar
June 18 (Wednesday) Sessions at STIKOM campus, Denpasar
June 19 (Thursday) Sessions at STIKOM campus, Denpasar, closing ceremony, departure of participants
Interculturalism and the Mobility of Performing Arts in Southeast Asia
Throughout the history of Southeast Asia, people have moved across the region, bringing with them their music, dance and theater. Trade, colonialism, religious evangelization, and transnationalism have promoted the diverse flow of the arts, for example, the circulation of
Muslims and associated music/dance genres in Southeast Asia, early exchanges between the courts of Yogyakarta and Siam, the presence of gong chime ensembles throughout insular Southeast Asia, the current pop music scene, and so on. Southeast Asian music and dance have
also been displayed in world's fairs in Europe, North America, and other countries. What happens when the performing arts move across the regions or continents? What are the reception and the impact of the performing arts in question in their new cultural space? How do people, musicians, dancers and other artists represent cultural difference and appropriation? These are some of the pertinent questions that would challenge us to explore the kind of transformations that take place when the performing arts travel outside their home country, in the past and the present.
Sound, Movement, Place: Choreomusicology of Humanly Organized Expression in Southeast Asia
This theme opens a platform for a rich description of the various aural and visual elements involved in Southeast Asian performing arts. Cross-modal relationships between sound and movement have deep implications for the way we perceive objects, moving bodies, color and
sonic events among others. The interactions between sound and movement are not always congruent even though the two mediums may cohabit the same space. Analyzing the convergence and divergence of sound, movement, and place is crucial to an understanding of the
emotional, perceptual, and affective features of humanly organized expression. In music, dance, puppetry, and other movement arts, the variable relationships between sound and movement reveal characteristics of performance traditions housed in culturally organized social contexts. This theme brings attention to multisensory experience, the interactions between sound and movement, the field of metonymic relationships between music, dance, and space in Southeast
Asian societies.
New Research

English is the official language of this symposium, however, the official language of the host country is Indonesian and papers may be presented in Indonesian with English language Powerpoint and Abstract, and a detailed Outline of the presentation in English to be handed out at the time of the session. The proposal Abstracts are to be submitted in English for review and selection purposes.
1) The Chair of the Program Committee, Prof. Dr. Tan Sooi Beng,
Email: sbtan2@gmail.com
AND to the Co-Chairs of the Local Arrangements Committee:
2) Assoc. Prof. Made Mantle Hood, Local Arrangements Co-Chair,
Email: made.hood@gmail.com
3) Prof. Dr. Mohd. Anis Md. Nor, Local Arrangements Co-Chair,
Email: anisnor55@gmail.com
If sending your proposal by hard copy and on CD, please send to:
Prof. Dr. Tan Sooi Beng, School of Arts, Music Department, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Penang, MALAYSIA.
Please note that when your emailed proposal has been received, you will receive an email acknowledgment within 4-5 days. If you do not receive an acknowledgement within this time, please contact the Chair of the Program Committee (email address above). All proposals will undergo peer review, and notification of acceptance will be announced no later than early January 2014.
Proposals are invited in the following formats:
1. Individual paper, 20 minutes long and followed by 10 minutes for discussion; a 20-minute paper is about 8 or 9 type-written pages, double-spaced using 12 point font
2. Organized panel, 90 minutes long for 3 presenters, OR 120 minutes long for 4 presenters OR 3 presenters and a discussant (each presentation is 20 minutes with 10 minutes for discussion)
3. Forum/Roundtable, up to 90-120 minutes long with 3 or more presenters on a given topic, entirely organized and run by a given Chair of the Roundtable, with discussion among the presenters and the audience
4. Participatory Workshop, informal, interactive hands-on session on one topic for a maximum of two hours, completely run by the workshop organizer/presenter
5. Film/Video, recently completed or in-progress films, video programs or excerpts thereof, each presentation about 20 minutes in length including some discussion on the film/video
6. ‘Lightning’ papers of 10-15 minutes in length to focus on reports of current research by graduate students and others. The format of the lightning paper may also be a ‘pecha kucha’ presentation in the form of showing 20 slides on your given topic with a 20-second
commentary on each slide, the timing of commentary and changing of slides is controlled by the Chair of the Session. The entire slide presentation by an individual is a total of 6 minutes & 40 seconds, with 2-3 minutes for Questions/Answers, making a grand total of 9-10 minutes per presenter.

Please submit an abstract for your individual paper, panel, round table discussion, film/video, workshop or 'lightning paper' presentation along with a very short biographical note (100 words or
less) about the presenter. The abstract should be a maximum of 300 words. Organizers of panels and roundtables must submit a statement on the focus and central concern of the panel/roundtable along with an abstract from each presenter on his/her presentation (each abstract is limited to 300 words and biographical notes are strictly limited to 100 words).
Please send your proposal by email. The text should be pasted in the body of the email and also sent as a Word file (.doc or .docx) or Rich Text Format (.RTF) attachment to your email to assure access. If you are unable to send your proposal by email, you may send a hard copy and an electronic version on a CD to the Chair of the Program Committee (see email address above). Please label all communications clearly with your full electronic and postal contact details.
The Program Committee reserves the right to accept only those proposals that, in their opinion, fit best into the scheme of the Symposium, and that can be scheduled within the time frame of the
For those of you who are interested in starting a sub-study group focusing on a specific theme or topic, you will need to select a chair or spokesperson and write up a brief description of your proposed sub-study group, noting the rationale and any projects that can be earmarked by the group at the time of your proposal. Submit your proposal for the particular sub-study group to the Chair of this Study Group at email: pmatusky@gmail.com Your proposal will be included at the Study Group Meeting for discussion and approval.
Please note that all presenters must register as a member of the International Council of Traditional Music directly with the ICTM Secretariat before attending the Study Group Symposium. The email
contact is: secretariat@ictmusic.org Those visitors who wish to attend this Symposium as nonmembers will be able to do so under a special registration fee, as will students. All registration fees and other information will be forthcoming from the Local Arrangements Committee.
The Program Committee for this Symposium is Tan Sooi Beng, Chair (Malaysia), Lilymae Montano (Philippines), Ako Mashino (Japan), Sumarsam (USA), R. Anderson Sutton (USA), Bussakorn Binson (Thailand), Tan Shzr Ee (UK), Paul Mason (Australia).
SUBMISSION INFORMATION (please complete and copy onto the head of your Abstract proposal and Biographical note)
Name of submitter:
Institutional affiliation:
Mailing address:
Phone/Fax number:
Email address:
Confirm if a current member of the ICTM?
Type of presentation (please identify):
Individual paper, Theme 1, 2 or New Research
Panel (how many presenters?), Theme 1, 2, or New Research
Roundtable or Forum (how many presenters?) Topic
Workshop, Topic
Film/Video, Topic
Lightning session, Type of presentation: individual paper or ‘pecha kucha’ slide show
Technical equipment requests:
PC or Mac (for Powerpoint or other projection),
Audio requirements (specify)
Visual or spatial requirements (specify)
Other technical needs

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Citizenship Projects in Transnational Asia: Gender, Belonging and Care


Citizenship Projects in Transnational Asia: Gender, Belonging and Care

Panel Convenors: Adelyn Lim and Bo Kyeong Seo

This panel explores the expansive, multifaceted, and sometimes
contradictory conceptions of citizenship in transnational Asia. In
anthropological scholarship on citizenship, the political significance
of cultural differences, legal regulation on migration, and neoliberal
rationalities of labour and markets have been extensively analysed.
However, political mechanisms of inclusion and exclusion often fail to
acknowledge the affective dispositions of citizenship. Drawing on the
2013 AAA conference theme of “The Human in the World, the World in the
Human”, this panel focuses on citizenship as articulated and
represented by agency, subjectivity, and embodied struggles. By
engaging with concrete and everyday experiences, we emphasize the
dialogical and relational dimensions of citizenship in Asia through
the lens of gender, embodiment, health, reproduction, care, and

We welcome papers that address these themes, including but not limited
to the following questions:

- What kinds of aspirations, desires and sensibilities are enmeshed
within contemporary citizenship formation and other forms of belonging
in democratising or post-democratic Asia?
- How does the gendered dimension of citizenship mediate ideas of
domesticity and normativity?
- How does the biological and social reproduction of citizen and
non-citizen subjects reflect state technologies of belonging?
- What might we learn from the feminist ethics of care (Nira
Yuval-Davis 2011) to navigate new modes of political being?
- How do notions of care, hospitality, humanitarianism, and sympathy
intertwine with contemporary practices of liberal democratic

Together, we aim to contribute not only to enriching our understanding
of Asia in its various aspects of citizenship formation, but also to
the scholarship on citizenship by emphasizing Asia as the embodiment
of global and local forces through particular historical trajectories,
regulatory practices, socio-cultural norms, and forms of resistance.


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Emerging Philippines: New Frontiers, Directions, Contributions

Call for Papers
Emerging Philippines: New Frontiers, Directions, Contributions

February 28 - March 1, 2014
Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
Submission deadline: June 30, 2013

This conference aims to highlight the diversity of perspectives, debates, and practices that go into thinking about, and rethinking, Philippine politics, economy, society, and culture in historical, contemporary, comparative, regional, and transnational terms. We welcome individual paper and panel proposals on topics ranging from state (including theories of the state), security, economic transformation, culture and society, the arts, popular democracy, transnationalism, governance, business process outsourcing, demography, and finance to migration, religion and spirituality, the rise of China and territorial disputes, urbanization, informal sector, poverty, environment issues, regionalism and regionalization, and others. Keynote speakers: Prof. Resil Mojares and Prof. Cayetano Paderanga, Jr.

Please observe the following format when submitting your finalized individual paper or panel information: 1. Title of Individual Paper or Panel, 2. Paper/Panel Abstract (no more than 250 words), 3. Individual presenter/list of panel members (including organizer - include name, affiliation, complete mailing address, and e-mail address of each member), 4. Abstracts of the individual papers (no more than 250 words) included in the panel. Inquiries and proposals should be sent to all three e-mail addresses: Prof. Hiromu Shimizu (shimizuh@cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp), Prof. Caroline Hau (hau@cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp), Dr. Mario Ivan Lopez (marioivanlopez@cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp).

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New Research in Southeast Asian History

Call for Papers
New Research in Southeast Asian History

Graduate Student Conference, Yale University
October 18-19, 2013
Submission deadline: July 1, 2013

The Council on Southeast Asia Studies at Yale University invites submissions of abstracts for its inaugural graduate student history conference, “New Research in Southeast Asian History.” The conference aims to establish a forum at Yale dedicated to the exchange of graduate-level historical work that spans Southeast Asia.

For information and updates, see conference website: www.yale.edu/seas/SEAHistoryConf

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May 07, 2013

Ecologies of Urbanism in Asia II: Cities, Towns, and the Places of Nature

Call for Papers
Ecologies of Urbanism in Asia II: Cities, Towns, and the Places of Nature

June 9-12, 2014
Hong Kong
Application deadline: July 15, 2013
Convenors: Anne Rademacher (NYU) and K. Sivaramakrishnan (Yale)

The organizers seek submissions for a conference to investigate urbanism, nature, and ecological sustainability in Asian cities and towns. The papers will engage cases grounded in South Asia, Southeast Asia, and south China in the following thematic areas: the political ecology of the city, urban environmentalism, nodes and networks, and the social lives of infrastructure. Paper proposals of no more than 300 words (1 double spaced page) and a two-page author's CV showing current institutional affiliation with postal and email addresses, should be sent via email attachment as pdf documents, to Sahana Ghosh, sahana.ghosh@yale.edu. All selected participants will be provided RT economy airfare to Hong Kong and up to six nights' accommodation. This conference follows on Urban Ecologies in Asia held in Hong Kong in 2010.

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Theorising Mobilities in/from Asia

Call for Papers
Theorising Mobilities in/from Asia

November 14-15, 2013
Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore
Proposal deadline: June 14, 2013

While mobilities have long been a staple in Asian societies and a force of social transformation throughout history, a greater need/desire for mobility in recent years has impelled new ways of being on the move in Asia. Yet the mobilities literature has remained rooted in the Anglo-American context. This conference invites scholars to explore ways of retrieving lost knowledges of mobilities through a deliberate (re)turn to Asia. In particular, the region is taken as a collective of centers for re-understanding and re-theorizing mobilities in their plurality and, especially, how migration and transport have compelled new social outlooks and modes of organisation in Asian contexts. Conference convenors: Prof. Brenda YEOH, National University of Singapore and Weiqiang LIN, University of London. See the ARI website for full details and for submission information www.ari.nus.edu.sg/events_categorydetails.asp?categoryid=6&eventid=1425.

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Penang and the Hajj

Call for Papers
Penang and the Hajj

August 17-18, 2013
George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Keynote address by Prof. Eric Tagliacozzo (Cornell)

From the 18th century until the 1970s, Penang was a port of embarkation for aspiring pilgrims travelling by ship to the holy lands. The conference organizers seek papers for a workshop on the Penang and the Hajj, for example: the businesses of Penang Sheikh hajis/pilgrim brokers especially Hadhrami operators and the service industry at the port cluster; religious, social and cultural change stimulated by Hajj returnees; colonial regulations on hajj travel; travel preparations for the pilgrimage; socio-economic dimensions of hajj travel. Paper proposals should consist of an abstract of 300-500 words and short biographical information (100-150 words) and should be sent to Abdur-Razzaq Lubis at namorasende@gmail.com. Abstracts should be submitted by May 6, 2013. The workshop is organised by Penang Heritage Trust www.pht.org.my/ and Think City www.thinkcity.com.my/.

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Sites of Knowledge: Space, Locality, and Circulation between Asia and Europe

Call for Papers
Sites of Knowledge: Space, Locality, and Circulation between Asia and Europe

Heidelberg, Germany
August 4-8, 2013
Application deadline: May 31, 2013

The Cluster of Excellence for Asia and Europe in a Global Context at Heidelberg University Summer School 2013 is intended for graduate students with an interest in theories and practices of knowledge production in Asia and Europe. The academic program combines informal lectures with more interactive elements such as reading groups and writing workshops. Confirmed speakers include Christian Jacob (Paris), Dhruv Raina (Delhi), Ruth Rogaski (Vanderbilt), Stephan Günzel (Berlin), Fan Fa-ti (Binghamton) Henrique Leitao (Lisbon), Martin Dusinberre (Newcastle), Eric Hayot (Penn State) and, from Heidelberg University, Frank Grüner, Rui Magone and Joachim Kurtz. For application information see the website www.asia-europe.uni-heidelberg.de/en/students/summerschool.html.

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Vietnam and World History

Call for Papers
Vietnam and World History

Hanoi, Vietnam, December 29-31, 2013
Deadline for submissions: August 15, 2013
Web announcement: www.thewha.org/files/conference_2013/Hanoi-Call-for-Papers.pdf

The World History Association, in association with the University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Hanoi, the Vietnam History Association and Hawaii Pacific University, and the Vietnam Center and Archive, is issuing an initial Call for Papers for a Symposium on Vietnam in World History.

The program committee can help find a panel chair, if necessary. Individual panelists should then proceed to submit their individual papers to this panel and indicate that it is part of this panel where indicated. Submit via the WHA website link on the organized panel submission site: thewha.org/abstract-submission/hanoi/group.php

Individual paper proposals abstracts must include no more than a 250 word summary with the title of the paper, your name, your institutional affiliation, email address, phone number, and brief curriculum vitae, all submitted to the WHA website link on the individual paper submission site: thewha.org/abstract-submission/hanoi/individual.php

At the request of the conference hosts, the Vietnam National University, Hanoi, University of Social Sciences and Hmanities and the Vietnam History Association, a workshop for Vietnamese teachers on world history will be held immediately prior to the symposium.

Please contact thewha@hawaii.edu for further information or answers to any questions you may have.

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