August 22, 2013
Call for Papers
A Pre-AAS Workshop at Temple University
March 26, 2014
The Association for Asian Studies conference will be in Philadelphia next March, and Temple University’s Center for Vietnamese Philosophy, Culture and Society proposes, with support from VSG (Vietnam Studies Group), to hold a pre-conference workshop at Temple (located a short train or subway ride away from the conference site). The primary aim of this workshop will be to permit graduate students pursuing research on some aspect of Vietnamese Studies to present their work.
With this goal in mind, we are organizing a loosely structured workshop, with four panels to be pulled together by the organizers. The topic – Vietnamese Identities – is designed to encourage scholars from a variety of disciplines, studying a variety of time periods, to submit proposals. We would like to receive your abstracts of from 200 to 300 words no later than October 15, 2013 along with a CV. Scholars not presenting at AAS will receive priority as we create the panels. Please send copies of your abstract and CV electronically to both David Biggs (Dbiggs@ucr.edu) and Sophie Quinn-Judge (firstname.lastname@example.org).
VSG can make travel awards to grad students and financially challenged individuals to attend. Our typical travel grant, a check not requiring receipts etc, i.e. a grant not a reimbursement, is $300 - $400. The Center for Vietnamese Philosophy, Culture and Society at Temple will be able to provide lodging for the Tuesday and Wednesday nights, preceding AAS. We will also provide meals to all paper presenters during the workshop.
VSG is NOT in a position to offer honoraria and AAS does NOT want to handle reimbursing travel or venture into booking. Those traveling from afar who need $$ (don't have travel funds, junior or senior scholars) can apply for a VSG travel grant. It is expected that they be members in good standing. We award those checks at the VSG Annual Meeting. It is expected that participants at AAS or the pre-conference Workshop make their own travel arrangements.
Posted by katemw at August 22, 2013 09:04 AM