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September 22, 2013

Imagining Global Social Justice

Call for Papers
Imagining Global Social Justice

November 7, 8 and 9, 2013

The Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) is now accepting paper proposals for the 2013 CIES Western Regional Conference until September 27, 2013. Registration for the conference is also open. The 2013 Conference will be hosted by the University of California, Los Angeles and the Center for International Development in Education.

The Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) is a scholarly association dedicated to increasing the understanding of educational issues, trends and policies through comparative, cross-cultural and international perspectives. During the fall CIES holds its regional conferences where scholars come together and exchange their findings they may have.

Social justice is based on the values of combating inequalities, securing human rights, and empowering people to realize their fullest potential through education. These values are becoming universal imperatives, despite the often inherent difficulties associated with their widespread implementation This conference will be dedicated to imagining greater global social justice in international education.

Full details: www.cideucla.org/CIESWEST2013/conference.php
Questions? Email CIESWesternRegional2013@gmail.com

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France and the Asia-Pacific Region

Call for Papers
France and the Asia-Pacific Region

The 40th annual meeting of the French Colonial Historical Society (FCHS) will take place between the 25 and 28 of June 2014, in Siem Reap, Cambodia, known worldwide as the gateway for the Angkor temples region. The event will be hosted by the Center for Khmer Studies and Paññasastra University of Cambodia- Siem Reap campus. This year’s theme will be France and the Asia-Pacific region, but as usual, proposals on all aspects of overseas France will be considered. The Society encourages students, scholars, and educators, from all disciplines to submit proposals.

Individual paper proposals must include a 100-200 word summary with the title of the paper, name, institutional affiliation, e-mail address, and phone numbers, and a brief curriculum vitae, all integrated into a single file, preferably in MS-Word. Proposals for entire sessions or panels must contain the same information on each participant, as well as contact information and a short C.V. for the moderator if you suggest one. (The program committee can help find moderators, if necessary.) Please indicate in your proposal if you require audiovisual equipment for your presentation.

Individual or panel proposals should be sent to siemreapfchs2014@gmail.com, and will then be forwarded to the selection committee. Individuals wishing to moderate a session should send a statement of interest, contact information, and a brief c.v. as well.
The deadline for proposals is 15 October, 2013.

The FCHS depends on membership dues. All conference participants must be or become members at the time of acceptance (January 2014). Unfortunately, with two exceptions the FCHS does not have funds to subsidize scholars’ participation at the meeting. Graduate students who will be presenting a paper at the Siem Reap meeting are invited to apply for the William Shorrock Travel Award at the time they submit their paper proposals. Application instructions can be found on the society’s website (here). The Society is also waiving registration fees for a limited number of Cambodian scholars, students and faculty designated in advance by our hosts.

Additional information about the FCHS’s scholarly activities, fellowships, and past conferences is available at www.frenchcolonial.org.
If you have any questions about membership, please contact Jennifer Palmer at palmerjl@uga.edu. If you have any questions about conference logistics, please contact Michael Vann, Local Arrangements, mikevann@csus.edu.

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Dissertation Workshop: Theravada history and cultural practice among South or Southeast Asian communities

Call for Dissertation Workshop Proposals
Theravada history and cultural practice among South or Southeast Asian communities

The Theravada Civilizations Project is pleased to announce plans for an intensive dissertation workshop, which will be held on March 25,
2014 at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia (preceding the Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting).

Theravada Buddhism is practiced throughout the world with over 150 million practitioners settled primarily in Cambodia, Laos, Sri Lanka, Burma, Nepal, and Thailand. The South and Southeast Asian diaspora communities as well as the rise in global interest in vipassana meditation has led to the growth of Theravada Buddhism in the Americas, Australia, Japan, and Europe. The scholarly study of Theravada Buddhism began with the scrutiny of Pali literature, but now covers many disciplines including literature, ethics, anthropology, philology, philosophy, history, cultural studies, political science, urban studies, and art and material culture.

A description of the larger project can be found in Juliane Schober and Steven Collins, The Theravada Civilizations Project: future directions in the study of Buddhism in Southeast Asia, in the (on-line) Journal Contemporary Buddhism, vol. 13 (1), May 2012. Since project members and other scholars in the field are based at many different locations, graduate students preparing their dissertations do not have the opportunity to present and gain detailed feedback on their work from several experts in the field.

This workshop is intended to bring together doctoral students and/or post-doctoral academics in the humanities and social sciences who are
(1) developing dissertation proposals or are in early phases of research, dissertation writing, or revising dissertations for publications; and who are (2) engaging some aspects of Theravada classical and/or vernacular literature and/or researching aspects of Theravada history and cultural practice among South or Southeast Asian communities.

The workshop will be limited to 6 doctoral students and/or post-doctoral academics, ideally from a broad array of disciplines and working on a wide variety of materials in a variety of time periods on themes related to Theravada traditions and communities in Southeast Asia. It will provide a day of intense discussion, presentation, and close review of dissertation proposals, outlines, and/or draft review on March 25. 2014. Priority will be given to doctoral candidates at North American universities.

The Theravada Civilizations Project will be able to provide up to 1,000 US dollars in support for participants to help cover travel and accommodation. Meals will be provided at the workshop. Students needing additional funds to attend the workshop are encouraged to approach their home institutions for support.

Applicants need not have advanced to candidacy but must have at least drafted a dissertation research proposal to apply. Applications are also welcome from doctoral students in the early phases of writing their dissertations, as well as those in the later phases and recent post-docs. Applications consist of two items only:

(1) A current Curriculum Vitae, and
(2) A dissertation proposal, or a statement of the specific issues being addressed, the intellectual approach, and the materials being studied. Neither the proposal nor statement should exceed 10 double-spaced pages in length.

Application materials must reach Steven Collins at s-collins@uchicago.edu no later than January 1, 2014. Workshop participants will be selected on the basis of the submitted projects, the potential for useful exchanges among them, and a concern to include a wide range of disciplinary perspectives, intellectual traditions, and regions. Applicants will be notified by February 1, 2014. For further information about the workshop, or eligibility, please contact Prof. Collins at the above email address.

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September 09, 2013

Compassion:The Bridge Between Buddhism and Islam

International Conference: Compassion: The Bridge Between Buddhism and Islam

Organized by CRS International Center for Buddhist-Muslim Understanding, College of Religious Studies, (CRS) Mahidol University, Salaya Campus, Thailand

3-4 October 2013

Venue: College of Religious Studies, Mahidol University, Salaya Campus, Salaya, Thailand.

College of Religious Studies, Mahidol University,
Salaya, Phutthamonthol 4, Nakhorn Prathom 73170, Thailand.
Tel. (662) 800 - 2630 - 39 Fax. (662) 800 - 2659
Email: crwww@mahidol.ac.th

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September 06, 2013

Conference on Sexuality, Human Rights and Public Policy

The 3rd International Conference of the Transatlantic Research Group in collaboration with the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center and Women and Gender Studies Program, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, presents the Conference on Sexuality, Human Rights and Public Policy.

This conference draws on a broad range of academic fields—including anthropology, sociology, political philosophy, history, political science, and cultural studies—to investigate the dynamics of public policy, human rights, and sexuality as they relate to inclusion and exclusion globally.

Panels, papers, creative presentations, and roundtables that employ diverse, interdisciplinary and inter-generational perspectives are especially welcome in these areas:

Public policy, Law and Sexuality
Human body, Gender and Sexuality
Culture, Identity and Sexuality
Religion, Culture, and Sexuality
Christianity and Sexuality
Islam and Sexuality
Social Media and Sexuality
Sexual Orientation, Sexual/Gender Identity
Sexuality and Reproductive Rights
Human Body and Cultural Meanings
Human body, Stereotypes and Sexualities
Homosexuality, Homophobia, and Violence
The Female Body and Gender-based Violence
Heterosexuality and “Other” Sexuality

Abstracts should be around 300 words and include the paper title and the name and contact details of the presenter. Abstracts should be submitted by October 25, 2013. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Monday January 20, 2014.
Please send abstracts and papers to Chima Korieh, Marquette University: chima.korieh@marquette.edu


Cory Haala
Department of History
Marquette University

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September 05, 2013

FP ACLA 2014 Seminar: Gendered Circulations: Travel and Migration in Asia's Long 20th Century

FP ACLA 2014 Seminar: Gendered Circulations: Travel and Migration in Asia's Long 20th CenturyNew York, March 20-23, 2014,
From: Clara Iwasaki

CFP for ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) meeting, New York, March 20-23, 2014
Call for Papers
Seminar: Gendered Circulations: Travel and Migration in Asia's Long 20th Century

The long 20th century with its industrial global promises facilitated new and unprecedented forms of travel from labor migration to the increasing wide-ranging circulation of texts and capital. In such contexts, gender often emerges as a problem of power, class, voice and validation. This panel seeks to place manifestations of gender-influenced mobility within the regional context of Asia-Pacific with a particular focus on its unfolding in literature dating from late 19th century to contemporary times. The region has seen a number of crucial shifts all pertaining to matters of mobility and migration, whether voluntary or forced, transnational or inter-regional: from circulation and translation of Western texts at the turn of the century, refugee upheavals of World War II, the collection and appropriation of Asian tropes and literatures in Cold War America, to contemporary models of mobility such as Aihwa Ong’s “flexible citizenship” or the “goose fathers” phenomenon. We invite papers
dealing with migrant authors or texts which interrogate the ways in which gender informs or challenges these instances, particularly cross-regional submissions focusing on Asian-Pacific literature that situate the historical and/or aesthetic development of engendered voices and writings.

Topics may include but are not limited to transnational itineraries of
writers such as Hayashi Fumiko and Zhang Ailing (Eileen Chang), literary representations of female drifters or split families as evoked by the works of Xu Dishan, Ahn Jungyo, and others, as well as contemporary writing, by female labor migrants in Asian metropoles such as Hong Kong, Taipei and Singapore.

To apply to the seminar, please visit the ACLA 2014 conference website
http://acla.org/acla2014/. For any questions, contact seminar organizer Clara Iwasaki cciwasaki@ucla.edu

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