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June 25, 2013

Southeast Asia in Transition

3rd Annual Southeast Asian Studies Symposium 2014
"Southeast Asia in Transition"
22 - 23 March 2014
Keble College, University of Oxford

Proposals are invited for panels and papers for the 3rd Annual Southeast Asian Studies Symposium at Keble College, University of Oxford, 22-23 March 2014.

We are accepting proposals for Academic Panels, Roundtables, Workshops, and Cultural Events. Proposals should be sent through the Project Southeast Asia website (preferably) or via email to symposium@projectsoutheastasia.com. Please review all instructions and guidelines carefully before submitting your proposals.

In particular, panels which focus on contemporary Southeast Asian issues; transnational Southeast Asian studies; interdisciplinary approaches and collaborations; and methodological issues relating to Southeast Asian studies, are highly encouraged.

Please note that the deadline for proposal submission is 15 September 2013. Final details for all sessions are due by 15 December 2013.

For guidelines and complete details, please visit our website at
http://projectsoutheastasia.com/academic-events/sea-symposium-2014/call-for-panels
Email: symposium@projectsoutheastasia.com
Visit the website at http://www.projectsoutheastasia.com

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Engaging Violent Conflicts in the Asia-Pacific with Nonviolent Alternatives

Call for Papers
Engaging Violent Conflicts in the Asia-Pacific with Nonviolent Alternatives

November 12-14, 2013
Imperial Queen's Park Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand
Website: www.appra2013.net/

The Asia-Pacific Peace Research Association (APPRA) is delighted to announce a regional conference of scholars, educators and peace-builders. From a peace research perspective, the Asia-Pacific is rich with stories of peoples who choose to engage deadly conflicts with nonviolent alternatives. The APPRA 2013 in Bangkok, co-organized with Thammasat University, will mark the very first time APPRA peace researchers will explore peace research landscape with the theme of engaging deadly conflicts with nonviolent alternatives. We believe that by underscoring these nonviolent experiences in dealing with various types of deadly conflict, peace researchers could come up with a wealth of peace research knowledge that would meaningfully help mitigate deadly conflicts and foster peace in the Asia-Pacific. The following list is an example of sub-themes of the conference: border conflicts, ecological conflicts, ethnic conflicts, governance conflicts, nationalism and militarization, and just and peaceful regional order.

The length of the abstract should be less than 200 words. And the deadline for submitting the abstract is July 10, 2013. Please send your abstract to appra2013@gmail.com. Deadline for full papers will be identified at a later date.

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Thailand in the World

Call for Papers
Thailand in the World

International Conference on Thai Studies
22-24 April 2014
University of Sydney, Australia

Please do propose your individual paper and submit an abstract online by September 1 (2013) at sydney.edu.au/southeast-asia-centre/thai-studies-2014/submission-guidelines-form.php

Presentations to the conference will cover a wide range of areas of study: the humanities; the social sciences including economic, social and political disciplines; developments in medicine, science and technology; the fine arts, design and architecture; education; environment. This is not an exhaustive list.

The conference organisers particularly encourage the offer of contributions on various sub-themes:
• the global spread of Thai culture: pan- Tai-ism • the Thai diaspora especially in Europe, North America and Australasia • the world in Thailand: the expatriate impact on Thailand; institutional change from outside • Thailand in the coming Southeast Asian economic, social, strategic and cultural communities • Thailand’s geo-political setting, with special reference to Myanmar, China and the Greater Mekong Sub-region • Thailand within international communities of education, medicine and scientific and technological research.

Intending participants should not feel bound by this list of possible sub-themes, however, and should feel free to suggest other possibilities and to outline their corresponding offers.

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2014 Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference

Call for Papers
2014 Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference

March 27-30, 2014
Philadelphia, PA

The Association for Asian Studies (AAS) is pleased to invite colleagues to submit proposals for the 2014 Annual Conference, scheduled to take place at the Philadelphia Downtown Marriott, March 27-30, 2014 in Philadelphia, PA

We are accepting for consideration and review Organized Panel proposals, Roundtable proposals, Workshop proposals and Individual Paper proposals. All proposals should be sent electronically through the AAS website. Please make sure to review all instructions and guidelines carefully before submitting your proposals.

For complete details information on the Call for Papers please visit the AAS conference webpages at www.asian-studies.org/Conference/Call-for-Papers.htm.
The deadline for proposal submissions is Thursday, August 8, 2013, 5:00 pm EST.

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Second International Conference on Heritage/Community Languages

Call for Proposals
Second International Conference on Heritage/Community Languages

March 7-8, 2014
Covel Commons @ UCLA

Submission Deadline: August 31, 2013

Our conference will focus on heritage/community language studies as a multidisciplinary field. We seek submissions from disciplines including but not limited to anthropology, demographics, linguistics, sociology, applied linguistics, policy, psychology, bilingualism, education, and assessment. You are invited to submit a proposal for a poster, a paper, or a panel. (A panel submission can accommodate up to four individual papers under a common theme.)

Proposal submission is a 2-step process:
1) Please file your proposal for a poster, a paper, or a panel, here 2014conf.nhlrc.ucla.edu/default.aspx?cmd=default\home. Before submitting, you will be required to register and create a password, and then can log in to the system to submit your proposal.
2) In addition, to facilitate review and program organization, please complete an information form here forms.international.ucla.edu/ApplicationForm.aspx?Ev-x70LO46hTY9x4yOltT_Q2LlB7EEo3rfAYu8yUekM=. (Please make sure to complete both these steps. Proposals will go out for external review, and our database capacity does not allow us to have a single submission site that can simultaneously process submissions, reviews, and program organization.)

Conference Registration
Registration will open in November, 2013. Registration fees are as follows:
• Early registration (from opening through February 7, 2014): $225 for registrants other than graduate students; $125 for graduate students
• Registration after February 7: $275 for registrants other than graduate students; $150 for graduate students
• $75 to attend a pre-conference workshop on Thursday, March 6, from 4-7 p.m.: “Attending to the Needs of Heritage Language Learners in Mixed Classrooms.” Workshop registration will be available on the main conference registration site.

Sponsored by the National Heritage Language Resource Center.

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June 21, 2013

Codes, Kitsch, Camp: Genre in/and Southeast Asian Cinemas

Call for Papers
Codes, Kitsch, Camp: Genre in/and Southeast Asian Cinemas

8th Association for Southeast Asian Cinemas Conference
July 7 – 10, 2014
Thai Film Archive, Salaya, Thailand

Issues of genre have had long-term and continuing importance for the film studies field, but the concept has received little serious critical attention in the specific context of Southeast Asian film. The 8th Association for Southeast Asian Cinemas conference will therefore be interested in interrogating in the broadest terms the relevance and usefulness of the concept for the analysis of Southeast Asian cinema. We seek proposals both for papers that address concepts of genre, in a Southeast Asian context, from a theoretical perspective and for studies of specific Southeast Asian genre trends with industrial and/or textual emphases. Some possible topics for papers along these lines include the following (though the list is by no means intended as exhaustive):

-Relevance of “genre” for the Southeast Asian context (e.g., are theorizations of genre based upon Hollywood examples still viable, or do they need to be reworked or jettisoned altogether?) -Redefining the concept of genre for a Southeast Asian context -Transnational generic exchange or flow -Reworking of global (Hollywood, Bollywood, the kungfu comedy, etc.) genres in Southeast Asia -Genre evolution -Genre mixing -Economics of genre in Southeast Asia (e.g., how genre bears upon production, distribution, exhibition) -Case studies of specific genres, genre trends, genre films in Southeast Asia -Genres specific to Southeast Asia -Genre and nation -Genre and issues of identity (gender, class, ethnicity) -National or regional genre aesthetics -Genre and censorship

We also welcome submissions for the open call. Please check our website archives and conference programs for past paper topics as we are less likely to accept topics that have been covered before: seaconference.wordpress.com/

Abstract Submission Deadline: September 30, 2013

Please send an abstract (max. 300 words) and short bio (max. 100 words) to: Sophia Siddique Harvey (soharvey@vassar.edu), Khoo Gaik Cheng (gaik.khoo@gmail.com) and Katinka Van Heeren (cvanheeren@hotmail.com). We are currently attempting to get funding for travel subsidies and accommodations but cannot offer any as of yet.

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Islam, Law and the State in Myanmar

Call for Papers
Islam, Law and the State in Myanmar

January 23-24, 2014
Centre for Asian Legal Studies, National University of Singapore
This interdisciplinary workshop will explore the relation between Islam, law and the state in Myanmar from both an empirical and theoretical perspective. It seeks to provide an informed, scholarly response to contemporary issues facing the Muslim communities of Myanmar by furthering knowledge on the dynamics of, and the interaction between, the legal system, state institutions and the Muslim communities of Myanmar. Abstracts due: June 20, 2013. See the CALS website law.nus.edu.sg/cals/ for more information and for the abstract submission form.

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Global Cinemas

Global Cinemas, Midwest Modern Language Association, MMLA, Milwaukee, WI, November 7-10, 2013
DEADLINE July 3, 2013

The 55th Annual Convention will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from November 7-10, 2013 at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center

MMLA Film III Section: Global Cinema.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Call for Papers Date: 2013-07-03

Topic: Global Cinemas
The MMLA Film III Section is accepting proposals for papers on any aspect of Global Cinema. By global cinemas we are referring to films made outside of the U.S./Hollywood context. Papers can be related to the conference informal theme of Art and Artifice, but other themes are certainly welcome. We are interested in sparking broad discussions about the state of global cinema in the twenty-first century, though historical perspectives are welcome as well. Possible questions to trigger ideas include: Is the existing cultural and cinematographical intermediality between (inter)national cinemas giving way to a new definition of global film? Are adaptations, remakes, transfers, and/or metaphor ways of rearranging the cultural and cinematic traditions?

Please send 250-word abstracts by July 3 to Luis Guadano, lguadano@odu.edu and Caryn C. Connelly, connellyc1@nku.edu.
Chair: Luis Guadano, Old Dominion University
Dr. Luis Guadao
Assistant Professor of Spanish
Director Interdisciplinary Minor in World Cultures
Spanish Minor Advisor
Old Dominion University
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
Batten Arts & Letters, 4018
Norfolk, VA 23529-0085
lguadano@odu.edu
Telephone: (757) 683-5741
FAX: (757) 683-5659
Email: lguadano@odu.edu

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Siam then, Thailand now: Creating Thai Capitalism during Two Eras of Globalization

Asian Business History Conference
July 13-14, 2013
Thammasat Business School (Tha Prachan Campus),
Bangkok, Thailand.

Theme: "Siam then, Thailand now: Creating Thai Capitalism during Two Eras of Globalization"

Description:
National economies differ. The world anno 2013 is comprised of national economies with infinite number of distinct characteristics such as the role of the state in business, financial systems, the nature of firms, ownership regimes and mechanisms for the promotion of
innovation and entrepreneurship. Although much is known about the varieties of capitalism that developed in Europe, North America and Japan, historical research on those in emerging economies is still relatively limited. This conference entitled, "Siam then, Thailand
now: Creating Thai Capitalism during Two Eras of Globalization" will contribute to filling this gap in existing scholarship by addressing the many internal and external forces that shaped the development of Thai capitalism in the broader context of global business history.

In order to understand Thai capitalism today, it is necessary to start with its origins since the nature and dynamics of business and the institutional setting in Thailand can only be revealed through longitudinal, in-depth and systematic studies. This conference will
attempt to map a history of Thai capitalism by focusing on its main catalysts. It will therefore not trace all of the stages of the globalization process for the simple reason that some periods had a greater impact on Thai economic development than others.

The eras selected for discussion and debate during the conference will help to delineate the process of the formation of Thai capitalism. The transformations that took place during each era laid the groundwork for a path-dependent, enduring trajectory in the decades to
follow. The first era from the 1880s to the 1920s witnessed Thailand's early integration into the global economy that occurred thanks to the introduction of essential new technologies such as electricity and the
entry of modern multinationals from the West. The second era starting in the 1950s can be characterized by the acceleration in the globalization of the Thai economy via inward and outward foreign direct investment. The introduction of new managerial know-how
mainly from Japan changed the way local businesses operated and interacted. The interplay between internal and external forces-some of which sparked greater efficiency and growth while others caused devastating shocks-occurred throughout Thai business history and
continue to influence and redefine "Thai capitalism" in its ever-changing political and economic context.

The program can be found on the conference website:
http://tbsbusinesshistory2013.tbs.tu.ac.th

For further information, please contact me directly.
Julia Yongue
Hosei University
Tokyo, Japan
jyongue@attglobal.net

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Seaports in Transition. Global Change and the Role of Seaports since the 1950s

CFP: Seaports in Transition. Global Change and the Role of Seaports
since the 1950s - Hamburg 03/14

Dr. Christoph Strupp, Forschungsstelle für Zeitgeschichte in Hamburg (FZH)
13.03.2014-15.03.2014, Hamburg, Forschungsstelle für Zeitgeschichte in
Hamburg (FZH)
Deadline: 05.07.2013

Seaports have always been gateways of globalization. Their services are crucial for the world-wide mobility of raw materials, industrial
products, and consumer goods. In the second half of the twentieth
century, the rising volume and complexity of global trade flows
profoundly changed the way seaports operated. Major economic trends,
from the rise and fall of energy sources such as coal or oil, the
deregulation and geographical reorientation of global trade, the
establishment of just-in-time production processes and other new work
routines, or the evolution of the modern service economy, left their
mark on the ports.

Traditional trade ports evolved into industrial ports, distribution
hubs, and nodes of logistics networks. Shipping companies confronted the ports with ever larger cargo ships and new demands on port performance.

Business and organizational structures, work relations, and spatial
layouts changed dramatically and required constant financial
investments, as did technical improvements - from the pallets and fork
trucks of the 1950s and the containerization of general cargo in the
1960s to today's advanced electronic data management at the terminals.

Port authorities and political institutions at local, regional, and
national levels responded with a variety of political and financial
strategies. In a couple of cases prominent traditional ports - and port cities - could not maintain their status as major economic hub. New "players," especially in Asia, became integrated in global logistics chains.

The conference is supposed to take stock of research results on the
history of seaports since the 1950s, stimulate cooperation between
ongoing projects, and identify current research trends. The complexity
of ports with their macroeconomic, political, spatial, or environmental dimensions offers a variety of attractive perspectives.

Papers may discuss but are not limited to the following topics:
- Changes in port economy and logistics, including the organization of
labor;
- Consequences of technical innovations in shipbuilding and cargo handling;
- Changes in port governance and financing at transnational, national,
regional, and local political levels, including inter-port competition,
cooperation, and network-building;
- Conflicts of goals between port development and other policy areas
such as the environment;
- Changes in the spatial dimension of ports, including the advent of
offshore terminals, and the rehabilitation and utilization of former
port areas for other purposes;
- Consequences of political and economic turning points such as the
beginning of the Cold War, the economic crises of the 1970s, or the
watershed of 1989/90 for seaports;
- Changes in the public image, including the "festivalization" of ports and urban waterfronts.

Preference will be given to proposals addressing issues in a larger
historical context or from a comparative point of view even if engaged
in local or case studies. As far as possible, topics of maritime and
port history should be embedded in general economic and political
developments of the last decades. Proposals from scholars working on
broader topics of globalization, transnational history, urban history,
transportation history, etc. are encouraged. Papers from disciplines
such as economics, transportation studies, or geography with a distinct historical focus are welcome. We are interested in papers that do not only focus on Europe and the United States, but also pay attention to developments in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

Proposals for papers of 20 minutes (abstract of max. 300 words and a
brief C.V., including postal and e-mail address) should be sent by
e-mail to the convener at: strupp@zeitgeschichte-hamburg.de
no later than July 5, 2013.
The conference language is English. Draft versions of the papers will
have to be submitted to the panel moderators / commentators four weeks
in advance of the conference. Travel and accommodation expenses of the
participants will be covered by the FZH.

The conference is made possible by a grant of the Behörde für
Wissenschaft und Forschung der Freien und Hansestadt Hamburg (Hamburg
Ministry of Science and Research). It is part of the FZH's field of
activity on the history of Hamburg in the second half of the twentieth
century. The conference will be open to the public.

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Mobilities of Design: Transnational Transfers in Asian Architecture and Urban Planning, 1960-Present

CALL FOR PAPERS
Mobilities of Design:
Transnational Transfers in Asian Architecture and Urban Planning, 1960-Present

Dates: 20-22 November 2013
Venue: ETH Zurich Future Cities Laboratory, Singapore
Organizers: Max Hirsh (ETH Zurich) and Lukasz Stanek (Manchester Architecture Research Center, University of Manchester)

Deadline: 15 June 2013

This conference investigates the transnational transfer of architectural expertise to, from, and within Asia from 1960 to the present--as well as its consequences for contemporary conditions of urbanization in the region today. The goal of the event is to uncover the multidirectional exchanges in architecture, planning, engineering, design pedagogy, and building technology that have taken place in Asia over the past 50 years; and to show how this acquired knowledge has been developed, appropriated, mixed and modified in professional practice. Through academic research papers and the insights of practitioners, conference participants will examine a range of transnational interactions: including, but not restricted to, the training of South and Southeast Asian architects under Australia's Colombo Plan; Eastern European conservation and urban development schemes in Laos, Vietnam, and India; the dissemination of European design curricula in Mainland China; and the more recent circulation of Singaporean expertise across the region.

In so doing, the conference will focus on the agents, networks, and objects of knowledge transfer:

agents include governments, private and state enterprises, local and international institutions, and individual go-betweens crossing boundaries and cultures;
networks consist of economic ties and geopolitical dependences, but also development aid and traditional cultural exchanges;
objects include specific designs as well as new types of architectural commissions, such as type-designs, prefabricated systems, regulatory proposals, and teaching methods.

Ultimately, the conference has two goals. First, by investigating the interaction between local clients and foreign architects, planners, and engineers, the event will offer a heterogeneous genealogy of the current material, economic, and institutional conditions of urbanization in the contemporary Asian city. Second, through the development of an innovative historical framework, the conference aims to contextualize examples of cross-cultural knowledge transfer that are taking place in Asian cities such as Singapore today.

Paper proposals should include a title, an abstract of 300-500 words and a 1-2 page CV. Please send all materials to Max Hirsh (hirsh@arch.ethz.ch) and Lukasz Stanek (lukasz.stanek@manchester.ac.uk) no later than 15 June 2013.

Partial or full reimbursement of travel costs may be made to successful applicants depending on the overall availability of funding. However, we encourage applicants to seek travel funding from their home institutions.

For any inquiries, please contact Max Hirsh and Lukasz Stanek at the email addresses above.

Dr. Max Hirsh
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich)
Future Cities Laboratory Singapore
Email: hirsh@arch.ethz.ch
Visit the website at http://www.south-of-eastwest.net/index.php?id=12

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Southeast Asia in Transition

3rd Annual Southeast Asian Studies Symposium 2014

"Southeast Asia in Transition"
22 - 23 March 2014
Keble College, University of Oxford

We are pleased to invite proposals for Panels and Papers for the 3rd Annual Southeast Asian Studies Symposium at Keble College, University of Oxford, 22-23 March 2014.

We are accepting proposals for Academic Panels, Roundtables, Workshops, and Cultural Events. Proposals should be sent through the Project Southeast Asia website (preferably) or via email to symposium@projectsoutheastasia.com. Please review all instructions and guidelines carefully before submitting your proposals.

In particular, panels which focus on contemporary Southeast Asian issues; transnational Southeast Asian studies; interdisciplinary approaches and collaborations; and methodological issues relating to Southeast Asian studies, are highly encouraged.

Please note that the deadline for proposal submission is 15 September 2013. Final details for all sessions are due by 15 December 2013.

For guidelines and complete details, please visit our website at http://projectsoutheastasia.com/academic-events/sea-symposium-2014/call-for-panels

Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you to Oxford in 2014!


Organising Committee
Southeast Asian Studies Symposium
University of Oxford
Email: symposium@projectsoutheastasia.com
Visit the website at http://www.projectsoutheastasia.com

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June 11, 2013

CFP: Environmental History and Disaster STS

Call for papers, Environmental History and Disaster STS
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From: "Brown, Philip"

We would like to use the opportunity of the 2014 ASEH
conference to encourage and foster a stronger dialogue between Environmental History and the new emerging field of Disaster STS. The theme 'Crossing Divides' offers a wonderful opportunity to connect different disciplines as well as different geographical regions. In order to succeed in this task, we are looking for co-panelists who would be interested in discussing the following topics:

1 – How did earthquake emerge as seismic risk during the 19th and 20th
centuries along the Pacific Rim?
This session could bring together scholars from each side of the Pacific and several disciplinary fields (seismology, earth sciences, structural engineering, history, anthropology, urbanism, etc.…) to give a perspective on the relatively recent developments of sciences addressing different aspect of seismic risk and their impact on the understanding of dwelling, nature and environment. Ideally this session will gather one/two US/EU and two/three Asian Scholars.

2 – Nuclear disasters in comparative perspective
How have nuclear accidents affected how we think about disasters, risk, and resilience and response in the context of environmental history? How do specific accidents—including, but not limited to Three Mile Island, to Chernobyl, to Fukushima Dai-Ichi—as well as national conversations about the risk of nuclear accidents play into regional and global dialogues about sustainability and technological governance? We are interested in assembling a set of papers that explore these and related issues. The panel is intended to shed light on the ways how nuclear accidents have been interrelated, for example through memories of previous accidents that live on in debates about new occurring accidents, through transfer (or non-transfer) of knowledge, through actors that have shaped the debates about the impact of these accidents, etc.

3 – What is a disaster?
This session could bring together scholars interested in sharing
methodological and conceptual definition of risks and/or disaster through an historical perspective. Papers could address the question of memorialization – or the loss of memories – of risks and disasters and their impact on the constitution of various human environment: agrarian, industrial, urban, rural, etc. This session could be opened to a more diverse geographic areas.

The general ASEH Call for papers is provided below. If you’re interested, please send us a title and a brief (1-2 line) description of your talk. A brief abstract (150-300 words) can follow later (by June 23rd). (Please note that because of ASEH’s stated preferences for panels of mixed rank and geographic diversity, we may need to make appropriate choices to balance each panel, depending on the responses received).

Karena Kalmbach, European University Institute, Florence
Charlotte Cabasse, Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées
Atsushi Akera, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Please reply to: Karena.Kalmbach@EUI.eu;
charlotte.cabasse@gmail.com;
akeraa@rpi.edu

2014 ASEH Conference, "Crossing Divides"
San Francisco, March 12-16, 2014

Graduate students and faculty are invited to submit session proposals
(deadline July 1, 2013) for the annual meeting of the American Society for Environmental History (ASEH) to be held March 12-16, 2014 in San Francisco at the Parc55 Wyndham Hotel (Powell St. BART station). The meeting theme is "Crossing Divides." Proposals should ideally include participants from more than one institution. They should be submitted through the ASEH website (http://www.aseh.net). Graduate students who wish to assist with the registration and other conference tasks in exchange for complementary registration should contact Lisa Mighetto
(director@aseh.net) in Fall 2013.

ASEH CALL FOR PROPOSALS-2014 CONFERENCE IN SAN FRANCISCO
The program theme, "Crossing Divides," calls attention to new scholarship in environmental history that bridges geographical and disciplinary differences. We seek panel and roundtable proposals that engage with this theme in creative ways: studies in environmental history from comparative regional and cultural perspectives; investigations in such topics as food culture, urban and rural sustainability, labor and migration, bodies and toxicity, and the past and future of political ecology. The program committee seeks to further discussions that cross disciplinary or conceptual divides in new ways. We especially invite proposals that span gender, generational, and geographic differences among presenters as well
as topics. We see the location of the conference in San Francisco as a
special opportunity to encourage panels that study the wider Pacific
world, and we welcome proposals that involve non-historians with shared interests.
Submission Guidelines
The program committee invites panel, roundtable, individual paper, and
poster proposals for the conference. We strongly prefer to receive
complete session proposals but will endeavor to construct some sessions from proposals for individual presentations. Sessions will be scheduled for 1.5 hours. Please note that it is ASEH policy to allow at least 30 minutes for discussion in every session. No single presentation should exceed 15 minutes, and each roundtable presentation should be significantly shorter than that, as roundtables are designed to maximize discussion among the speakers and with the audience. Commentators are allowed but not required.

The committee invites proposals in formats beyond the typical paper
session where presenters offer something other than verbatim recitals of written papers. To maximize participation, we encourage session proposals with more participants giving shorter presentations (e.g., four presenters at 12 minutes each). Please note that individuals can be a primary presenter in only one panel, roundtable, or other session proposal, but can also serve as chair or commentator in a second session proposal.

Proposals can be submitted electronically beginning in late May 2013. See www.aseh.net "conferences".

[The Ohio State University]
Philip C. Brown, Ph.D.
Professor of Japanese and East Asian History
Graduate Chair, Interdisciplinary M.A. in East Asian Studies
College of Arts and Sciences Department of History
146 Dulles Hall, 230 West 17th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210-1234
6140292-0904 Office / 614-292-2282 Fax

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CFP: Chinese-Indonesians: Their Lives and Identities

Chinese-Indonesians: Their Lives and Identities

November 14-16, 2013
Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia
Organized by the Center for Chinese-Indonesian Studies (CCIS), Petra Christian University with Soegijapranata Catholic University Semarang and Maranatha Christian University Bandung

The past fifteen years, since the demise of the New Order regime in 1998, have witnessed a significant emergence of new perspectives on the study of the Chinese in Indonesia. The major objectives of this conference are to challenge the ways people study and write about the Chinese in Indonesia and re-examine the studies of Chinese Indonesian community in light of the tremendous changes that affect this community.

Papers can be written and presented in Indonesian, Mandarin or English (there will be three separate tracks based on language of presentation). Deadline for abstract submission: July 31, 2013. Email: ccis@petra.ac.id. There will be an optional study tour to the town of Lasem, believed to be an early site for Chinese settlement in Java. The town has preserved traditional Chinese architecture and traditions. See the full CFP on the CCIS website ccis.petra.ac.id/index.php/kegiatan/22-call-for-paper-english.

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Council on Thai Studies

Council on Thai Studies

October 18-19, 2013
Northern Illinois University

The Council on Thai Studies (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. Each person will have a maximum of 15 minutes for an oral presentation and should be prepared to field questions after the talk. Since the agendas of COTS meetings have grown over the past several years, we will try to adhere to these time limits. Scholars are free to distribute copies of their papers.

Traditionally, COTS has subsisted without collecting registration fees. We have depended on the goodwill of our institutions and the generosity of the Thai government. If you are inclined to donate to Thai Studies at Northern Illinois University, however, we will not refuse your gift.

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.

Please note, our COTS committee will be making a limited number of subsidies available to graduate students planning on attending COTS. If you are planning on attending and presenting a paper related to your dissertation work, please send us a one-page proposal. Include your institutional affiliation, travel plans and an abstract and title for your presentation. We will offer as many $200 - $300 subsidies as possible. (Students must be traveling from outside the Chicago area.)

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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Integrating Knowledge: The Multiple Ways of Knowing Vietnam

Integrating Knowledge: The Multiple Ways of Knowing Vietnam

December 16-17, 2013
Thai Nguyen University, Thai Nguyen Province, Vietnam
Conference website: www.engagingwithvietnam.com/

Deadline for Abstract Submission: 15 August 2013
For this 5th Engaging with Vietnam: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue Conference, we are encouraging participants to reflect on the issue of integration, particularly as it concerns the production of knowledge. What does it mean when we say that there is scholarly integration between Vietnam and the rest of the world? What is it that scholarship in Vietnam is integrating with? Is there only one form of “world scholarship” that can be integrated into? Or are there many? Are there some forms of knowledge that cannot be integrated into other ways of knowing? And finally, to what degree has the production of knowledge in Vietnam actually already become integrated with the production of knowledge in other parts of the world? Is the degree of integration the same across the disciplines?

These are some of the questions that the keynote speakers at the conference will be addressing. Participants are welcome to present on their own disciplinary research, but we encourage all participants to reflect on the issues that the conference seeks to address and to include their reflections in their papers and presentations.

Conference organisation partners: Monash University - Australia, Thai Nguyen University - Vietnam, The University of Hawaii at Manoa - USA, and University of Social Sciences and Humanities - Vietnam National University Hanoi

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Mobilities of Craft since 1900: Economics, Politics, Aesthetics

FP: Mobilities of Craft since 1900: Economics, Politics, Aesthetics
(proposed panel, AAS Meeting, Philadelphia, March 27-30, 2014)
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From: "Rebecca Brown Johns Hopkins University"

CFP: Mobilities of Craft since 1900: Economics, Politics, Aesthetics
(proposed panel, AAS Meeting, Philadelphia, March 27-30, 2014)

The twentieth century saw a heightened interest in the intersection
between craft, design and high art, both in Asia and elsewhere, with
productive intersections across national borders (such as American artists in residency in India and Japan), possibilities of (limited) cultural preservation through commercial distribution (e.g. Madhubani painting), and the means to shore up political relations (as in Southeast Asia during the Cold War). This panel investigates the mobility of craft in the context of twentieth and twenty-first century global flows of capital and asymmetrical power relations.

Focused on craft in relation to Asia (conceived broadly), we also seek
innovative scholarly approaches to questions of the movement of crafts and aesthetics, questions of authenticity, and engagement with commerce. Does the framework of Orientalist appropriation and romanticization as articulated by early twentieth-century scholars and critics such as Coomaraswamy and Yanagi remain useful? Or, do we require new methods to raise questions about the movement of craft objects and related processes of creation, distribution, display and use across the globe—in cultures of migration, as mobilized by varieties of transport, as outsourced goods in transnational export/import flows, as traded for cultural diplomacy, or as
contextualized in relations of aesthetic agency and constraint?

How has craft objects' mobility impacted craft’s participation in
economies and political orders? Does the circulation of craft preclude
other forms of visual and material culture? What expectations about the significance of its makers do craft demonstrations produce and reify? How do the locations where craft processes are demonstrated—rural areas, regional cities, national museums, festivals, (aspiring) cultural hubs in Asia and abroad—contribute to or limit craft's significance? Later in the century, the rise of "fair trade" movements seem to rework the role of craft. Did the rise of neoliberalism reshape the significance of craft materials and processes along with links to tradition and locality? Has attention to craft in its materiality overshadowed or potentially erased other, less physical modes of cultural expression such as dance, music, or storytelling? Does craft remain associated with folk or the vernacular along with discourses of authenticity and ethnic purity?

We welcome papers that address any of these trajectories at the
intersection of craft, commerce, and the movement of material culture and aesthetics around Asia and around the world, from a range of disciplinary perspectives.

Rebecca M. Brown, Johns Hopkins University, rmbrown@jhu.edu
Jennifer Way, University of North Texas, Jennifer.Way@unt.edu

Please send abstracts (250 words) and a short cv to both of the above
email addresses by July 15, 2013. We will be submitting a panel to the AAS Annual Meeting held March 27-30, 2014 in Philadelphia.

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June 06, 2013

State Policy and the Cultural Politics of Heritage-Making in East and Southeast Asia

CFP State Policy and the Cultural Politics of Heritage-Making in East and Southeast Asia, Singapore - Deadline: 15 July 2013
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IIAS - together with ISEAS and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
(NUS) - organizes a conference on cultural politics and heritage-making in East and Southeast Asia. We cordially invite you to discuss with us the role of the state and its international extensions (like UNESCO, Asian Development Bank, World Bank) in determining which cultural attributes are considered "legitimate" in the articulation, preservation and promotion of "heritage". We are looking forward to receive your paper proposal before 15 July 2013.

** State Policy and the Cultural Politics of Heritage-Making in East and Southeast Asia Deadline **

Application deadline: 15 July 2013.
Conference dates: 16 - 17 January 2014
Venue: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore
Keynote speaker: Michael Herzfeld (Harvard University)
Organizers: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore
International Institute for Asian Studies

Conveners:
Dr Hui Yew-Foong, Senior Fellow, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Dr Daniel Goh, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore
Dr Philippe Peycam, Director, International Institute for Asian Studies

The conference:
Heritage, though suggestive of an immanent sense of that which is
inherited, is not given. What is construed and articulated as heritage
is embedded in a cultural politics where different actors jostle to
determine which inherited objects, sites and practices are to be valued above others and represented as markers of identities. Very often, the actors involved in this process of heritage-making include the state, civil society and international organizations. The relationship between them can swing from constructive engagement and negotiation to contestation, though in most situations the state and social elites attached to it have the final say.

While we recognize that the making of "heritage" is embedded in
multi-vocality and the power of definition does not reside with the
state alone, the state and its international extensions, such as the
UNESCO, the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank and other inter-state agencies, remain key actors in the articulation, preservation and promotion of "heritage". This conference will focus on the multifaceted role of the state in determining which cultural attributes are considered "legitimate".

The relation of the state to heritage is thus an ambivalent and critical one. On the one hand, in being embroiled in the politics of representing the nation, the state is readily projected as guardian of the "official" narrative of the nation. Indeed, the preservation, curation, governance and promotion of heritage are largely dependent on the resources and legitimacy of the state. On the other hand, the state, in having to allocate space and resources to different developmental needs, may be inclined to subject heritage to an ideological system of values such as the current neoliberal sway in favor of the "market", with the corollary of creating a murky boundary between what is "public" and what is "private". Furthermore, heritage is itself a contested thing-in-the-making within the state. We do not see the state as a unitary actor, but as a set of institutions providing arenas for competing claims, into which non-state local and international actors enter to articulate and lobby their interests.

The multiple arenas of the state, where policies related to the
governance of heritage are debated, formulated, legislated and enforced, need therefore to be subjected to critical examination. For instance, what is the legal framework governing the preservation of heritage? How does the state bureaucracy(ies) frame and administer heritage sites -- material and immaterial (e.g. language policy)? Do governments have a penchant for privileging material heritage to the detriment of the socio-cultural life revolving around sites, leading to their gentrification and therefore social exclusion? Conversely, what is the meaning of the recent focus by numerous Asian states on "intangible" heritage (e.g. food, dance, etc.)? On a related front, while tourism contributes to the commercial sustainability of heritage, how does it augment its meaning in the national landscape as sanctioned by the state? In other words, we need to scrutinize state policies on heritage and ask if they are framed in a sustainable and socially accountable way. We also need to investigate the different modalities of state-centered politics that complicate policy framing and execution over time, as heritage itself evolves in the nexus of the competing claims of state and non-state actors, locally and internationally.

With these issues in mind, we invite papers looking into the following
themes:
- Neoliberalism, the state and heritage
- Heritage and representing the nation
- Heritage governance: legal framework and administration
- Policies and sustainability
- Tourism and heritage sites
- Memory and identity in vernacular landscapes
- Politics of language
- Heritage diplomacy

Papers can engage or compare the more general discursive contexts of
nation-states in East and Southeast Asia, or focus on the heritage
politics of major cities in these regions.

Requirements:
Paper proposals should include a title, name of author, institutional
affiliation, email address, an abstract (250 words) and a brief personal biography (150 words). The proposal should be submitted by 15 July 2013 to Dr Hui Yew-Foong (yfhui@iseas.edu.sg).
Successful applicants will be notified by 15 August 2013 and will be
required to send in a completed draft paper (5000 - 8000 words) by 15
December 2013.

Accommodations:
Accommodations will be provided for all participants. For participants
traveling from Asia, economy class airfare will be provided.
Participants traveling from beyond Asia may receive partial funding for air travel.

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Thomas Voorter
Communication Coordinator
International Institute for Asian Studies
+31-71-5272917 | www.iias.nl

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Southeast Asian Cinemas Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS

8th Association for Southeast Asian Cinemas Conference:
“Codes, Kitsch, Camp: Genre in/and Southeast Asian Cinemas”
July 7 – 10, 2014, Thai Film Archive, Salaya, Thailand.


Issues of genre have had long-term and continuing importance for the film studies field, but the concept has received little serious critical attention in the specific context of Southeast Asian film. The 8th Association for Southeast Asian Cinemas conference will therefore be interested in interrogating in the broadest terms the relevance and usefulness of the concept for the analysis of Southeast Asian cinema. We seek proposals both for papers that address concepts of genre, in a Southeast Asian context, from a theoretical perspective and for studies of specific Southeast Asian genre trends with industrial and/or textual emphases. Some possible topics for papers along these lines include the following (though the list is by no means intended as exhaustive):

-Relevance of “genre” for the Southeast Asian context (e.g., are
theorizations of genre based upon Hollywood examples still viable, or do they need to be reworked or jettisoned altogether?)
-Redefining the concept of genre for a Southeast Asian context
-Transnational generic exchange or flow
-Reworking of global (Hollywood, Bollywood, the kungfu comedy, etc.) genres in Southeast Asia
-Genre evolution
-Genre mixing
-Economics of genre in Southeast Asia (e.g., how genre bears upon
production, distribution, exhibition)
-Case studies of specific genres, genre trends, genre films in Southeast Asia
-Genres specific to Southeast Asia
-Genre and nation
-Genre and issues of identity (gender, class, ethnicity)
-National or regional genre aesthetics
-Genre and censorship

We also welcome submissions for the open call. Please check our website archives and conference programs for past paper topics as we are less likely to accept topics that have been covered before:
http://seaconference.wordpress.com/

Abstract Submission Deadline: September 30, 2013

Please send an abstract (max. 300 words) and short bio (max. 100 words) to:
Sophia Siddique Harvey (soharvey@vassar.edu), Khoo Gaik Cheng (
gaik.khoo@gmail.com) and Katinka Van Heeren (cvanheeren@hotmail.com). We are currently attempting to get funding for travel subsidies and
accommodations but cannot offer any as of yet.

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Crisis Group International Project Director Southeast Asia

Project Director, South East Asia

About Crisis Group:

Crisis Group is made up of highly motivated and dedicated individuals committed to the prevention and resolution of deadly conflict around the world. Our diverse staff population, currently over 130 full-time employees, is composed of 40 different nationalities and is capable of speaking almost 45 different languages.

Employment at Crisis Group provides challenging and intellectually stimulating opportunities whether based in the field or in one of our advocacy offices. Alongside colleagues from varied backgrounds, many of whom already have distinguished track-records in the academic and the public domain, the organisation provides a unique work environment. Staff members are supported and encouraged to enhance research and analytical skills, contribute to the development of policy recommendations, and through strategic advocacy initiatives be part of the debate in resolving some of the most intractable conflicts of our time.

Purpose of the role:

Reporting to the Asia Program Director, the South East Asia Project Director will supervise the work of a small team responsible for high quality research, analysis and report-writing on conflict and violence in South East Asia, and will carry out advocacy activities in the region and in donor countries. Travel within the region, sometimes under demanding conditions, will be required.

Specific responsibilities:
Conduct regular field research in the region and produce at least four reports per year or the equivalent in briefing papers;
Run a successful research and advocacy program designed to contribute to the objectives of conflict prevention, containment and resolution in the region;
Coordinate and supervise the research and analysis of team members to write high quality reports and briefings;
Provide professional leadership, vision and direction to the work of the South East Asia team;
Work closely and liaise with representatives of governments and international and local organisations in gathering information, seeking input and feedback, and supporting the distribution of Crisis Group reports and recommendations; and
Manage and oversee budgetary and administrative aspects of the project.
Requirements:
Extensive knowledge of the South East Asia region with experience in policy analysis and conflict prevention;
At least seven years professional experience in government, academia, international organisations, NGOs or journalism;
In-depth knowledge of politics and society in South East Asia with field experience in Indonesia, southern Thailand or the southern, Philippines;
Excellent writing, editing and analytical skills and ability to formulate well-targeted policy recommendations;
English language at native speaker level and fluency in Indonesian/Malay strongly preferred;
PhD or Masters degree in international relations, political science, journalism, sociology or equivalent through experience;
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including good public presentation skills, a strong capacity for effective teamwork and experience in a supervisory role;
Ability to work in a fast-paced and often demanding environment; and
Experience in overseeing budgetary and administrative matters, and management of a small team and field office.
Applications should be submitted in English and include a CV, cover letter, and contact details of at least 3 referees. In the cover letter (of no more than two pages in length) the candidate should briefly propose his or her own ideas on themes for one or two future Crisis Group reports or shorter briefing papers on the South East Asia conflicts. Please refer to Crisis Group's website (www.crisisgroup.org) to see previous reports and briefing papers.

Please send applications by email to open.positions@crisisgroup.org, including “South East Asia Project Director” in the subject line.

Crisis Group offers a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience.

Recruitment will remain open until the appropriate candidate is appointed. Please note that only candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted. No phone calls please.

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June 05, 2013

Postgraduate Conference on New Actors and Institutions in Development and the Governance of the Environment

Second Call for Papers: Postgraduate Conference on New Actors and
Institutions in Development and the Governance of the Environment

Held jointly by the Department of Social Sciences at Northumbria University in Newcastle and the Department of Political Science at National Taiwan University
Funded by the British Academy and the National Science Council
Venue and date: Northumbria University in Newcastle, 3 July 2013
The contemporary world faces a wide array of intractable social and
environmental problems that often transcend established social and
intellectual boundaries. Thus modern governance is marked by constant
attempts at reorganization and rescaling as well as further specialization in hope of finding optimal answers. This has resulted in the emergence of a host of new actors, including new forms of state-society relations, hybrid public institutions and networks of multi-sector partnerships, while questions of accountability and legitimacy remain unresolved. These developments necessitate a fresh look at the question of governance. Focusing on pressing issues in development and environmental governance, this postgraduate conference aims to create a space for interdisciplinary dialogues and critical methodological reflections, and to take stock of novel analytical approaches to new governance problems.

Postgraduate students from all relevant disciplines are encouraged to apply.

The organisers will consider all submissions for inclusion in the
conference. We particularly welcome papers that employ a conceptual
discussion and/or focus on South Asia, East Asia and Southeast Asia.

A number of bursaries are available to cover travel within the UK.

Deadlines: 15 June 2013 for paper proposals (200-word abstracts), 25 June 2013 for full papers.

To submit a paper proposal and to express your interest in a travel
bursary, please contact the joint organisers Dr Wang Ting-jieh (
tjw93@ntu.edu.tw) and Dr Oliver Hensengerth (
oliver.hensengerth@northumbria.ac.uk).

Dr Ting-jieh Wang
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Political Science
National Taiwan University

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June 04, 2013

Asian Studies Conference Japan

Asian Studies Conference Japan (ASCJ), June 29-30, 2013

All scholars of Asia are invited to attend the seventeenth annual meeting of the Asian Studies Conference Japan (ASCJ), which will be held on the Machida campus of J.F. Oberlin University, Tokyo, Japan, on June 29-30, 2013.

The Preliminary Program is posted on the ASCJ webpage. The conference
consists of 44 sessions on a variety of topics relating to Asian Studies. All sessions are in English. Professor Thongchai Winichakul, the President of the Association for Asian Studies, will deliver the keynote address: “Asian Studies across Academies.”

The program, registration details and other information are available on the ASCJ website: http://www.meijigakuin.ac.jp/~ascj/

Online registration for ASCJ 2013 ends on June 21. Online registration is encouraged. However, participants may register at the door on June 29 or June 30 and pay the onsite registration fee.

All persons interested in Asian Studies are welcome. Please address
inquiries to the ASCJ Secretariat: ascj20xx@gmail.com

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M. William Steele
International Christian University

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