ICOPHIL deadline extended to Jan 31

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With apologies for sending a message earlier today that suggested otherwise, I’m writing now to share the happy news that ICOPHIL’s deadline has been extended to January 31!  Please see the attached revised CFP (Filipino, and English).  Thanks to Dr. Nita Churchill and others for sharing this updated information.

As before: If you’ve an idea for a panel and are seeking others to join, send me the information you’d like me to share via this venue.  You can reach me at mcthomas@ucsc.edu; all finished proposals should be submitted not to me, but to the program committee, as per the instructions in the CFP (see below).

–Megan

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ICOPHIL 2020: Dec 15 deadline

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The CFP for the International Conference on Philippine Studies 2020 (Alicante, Spain September 21-23) is now open!  Please see the English text below.  Both English and Spanish are available as attachments at the very end of this message; a Filipino version will follow shortly.  Note the Dec 15 deadline.  Also note that the word limit of 250-300 is per abstract (so a panel with e.g. 3 papers would have an abstract for the panel, plus an abstract for each paper).   –Megan

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PHILIPPINE STUDIES [ICOPHIL XI 2020]

21-23 September 2020

Aula Magna, Facultad de Filosofίa y Letras , Universidad de Alicante, San Vicente del Raspeig, Spain

Theme: Philippine Studies Across Borders, Across Disciplines: Collaborations, Interventions, Linkages

Philippine Studies as an academic field has expanded considerably in the last three decades, with regular conferences of Filipinists convened both in the Philippines and in the United States, Europe, and Australia. The initiative for institutionalizing regular periodic conferences in Philippine Studies has been undertaken by Filipino, American, European, and Australian academics with the aim of bringing together all scholars working on all aspects of Philippine studies in the various disciplines – in the social sciences and the humanities – gathering many foreign Filipinists and Filipino academics to present, share, and discuss with one another studies on Philippine society and culture.

A fruitful increase in collaborations and linkages among these scholars, enriched by the participation of academics from Japan, Australia, Southeast Asia, and Africa has at the same time expanded to multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary engagements. As in the past ICOPHIL conferences, which have been held alternately in the Philippines and elsewhere every four (4) years, ICOPHIL 11 aims to be the most inclusive international gathering in the field of Philippine Studies, transcending boundaries between/among academic disciplines and geographic regions.

Conveners:

  • Prof. Dr. Bernardita R. Churchill President emeritus, Philippine Studies Association, Inc. Chair, International Council for Philippine Studies Conferences
  • Prof. Dr. Pedro Aullón de Haro Director, Instituto Juan Andrés Director, Grupo de Investigación HUMANISMO-EUROPA (Universidad de Alicante)
  • Prof. Dr. Isaac Donoso Facultad de Filosofίa y Letras Universidad de Alicante

Secretariat:

  • Davide Mombelli (Universidad de Alicante)
  • Natalia Timoshenko Kuznetsova (Universidad de Alicante)

Sponsoring Institutions:

  • Universidad de Alicante
  • Philippine Studies Association, Inc.
  • International Council for Philippine Studies Conferences (ICOPHIL)
  • Philippine Studies Group (PSG) – Southeast Asia Council (SEAC), Association for Asian Studies (AAS) USA
  • Center for Philippine Studies, University of Hawai’i at Manoa
  • Instituto Juan Andrés de Comparatística y Globalización Grupo de investigación HUMANISMO-EUROPA (UA) Proyecto del Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades (Ref.: PGC2018-098126-B-100)

SUGGESTED THEMES FOR INDIVIDUAL AND PANEL PRESENTATIONS AND ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

  • Spain’s Golden Century (El Siglo de Oro)
  • The Philippines and the World: Entangled Histories
  • Five Hundred Years of Spain and the Philippines (1521-2021)
  • The Philippines in the Context of the 21st Century
  • Rethinking the Nation: Language, Culture, and Social Change
  • Philippine Literature in Filipino and Vernacular Languages, Spanish, and English
  • Filipino as a World Language
  • Islam in the Philippines
  • The Jawi Script in the Philippines
  • Mindanao and Peace-building in Southeast Asia
  • Anthropology and Ethnography of the Filipino Peoples
  • The Geopolitics of the West Philippine Sea/South China Sea
  • Identities from the Margins: Women, LGBTQ+, IPs, and IDPs
  • Media, Press Freedom, and the future of Democracy
  • Fundamentalisms and Ideological Shifts in the 21st Century
  • Climate change and ecology in the Philippine Archipelago
  • The Future is Asian. For the Philippines as well?
  • Diaspora and Citizenship

Conference Languages: English, Filipino, and Spanish

SUBMISSIONS AND REVIEW

All abstract proposals (250 – 300 words) should be submitted in doc or docx format to:

  • philstudiesassociation@gmail.com

cc:

  • Bernardita R. Churchill nitachurchill@hotmail.com
  • Isaac Donoso isaacdonoso@yahoo.es
  • Clement C. Camposano cccamposano@up.edu.ph
  • Elizabeth L. Enriquez elenriquez@up.edu.ph

DATES TO REMEMBER

  • 15 December 2019 Deadline for submission of paper and panel abstracts and proposals for roundtable discussions (RTDs)
  • 1 February 2020 Start of notification of acceptance of paper and panel abstracts and proposals for RTDs
  • 1 March 2020 – 30 June 2020 Early bird registration
  • May 31, 2020 Registration deadline for paper presenters and roundtable discussants. Please note that presentations and RTDs will be included in the program when payment of conference registration is received in full on or before the deadline.
  • 31 July 2020 Deadline for submission of full papers. Papers will be considered for publication in Filipinas: Journal of the Philippine Studies Association and the Universidad de Alicante.
  • 21-23 September 2020 Conference
  • 24 September 2020 Lakbay-Aral en Alicante (post-conference optional activity)

REGISTRATION

Early Bird Rate (1 March – 30 June 2020)

  • Participants based in the Philippines PhP 7,000 or US$135 or €120*
  • Participants based outside the Philippines US$180 or €162*

Regular rate (1 July – onsite at the start of the conference on 21 September 2020)

  • Participants based in the Philippines PhP 7,850 or US$150 or €130*
  • Participants based outside the Philippines US$200 or €180* Student with proof of current enrolment US$75 or €65*

* For payment made from outside the Philippines via PayPal or bank deposit, please add US$5 or €4.50 for remittance charges.

Payments may be made either through the following or on-site at the start of the conference:

  • Philippine National Bank: Account name: Philippine Studies Association, Inc. Account number: 108670009522 Bank address: #3 Apacible Street, UP Campus, Diliman, Quezon City SWIFT CODE: PNBM-PHMM
  • PayPal: philstudiesassociation@gmail.com

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reminder: AAS elections close Nov 5

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Please remember to vote in the AAS officer elections which close November 5, if you are a current member.  Though PSG does not formally endorse candidates, I thought many of you would be interested to know that former PSG chair Cherubim Quizon is among the candidates for the Southeast Asia Council and I’m sure I’m not alone in thinking that PSG would be fortunate if she is voted in.

If your membership has lapsed but you’ll be attending AAS 2020 in Boston, this would be a great time to renew your membership.    

If you think your membership is current and are searching for the e-mail invitation to cast your ballot, my most recent reminder arrived Oct 15 from dilozor@asianstudies.org with the subject line “Reminder – AAS Election Please Vote”.

Reminder: AAS-in-ASIA deadline Oct 31

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Dear PSG Members, Just a reminder that the AAS-in-Asia Hong Kong 2020 CFP closes at the end of October! you’ve a panel idea you’d like to circulate here, if you’d like to request PSG sponsorship for your panel, or if I can help in any other way, please let me know.  Thanks!  –Megan

Call for Proposals

Hong Kong 2020
June 22-24, 2020

The Association for Asian Studies (AAS) in partnership with The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), are pleased to invite colleagues in Asian studies to submit proposals for Organized Panels, Roundtables and Workshops for consideration for the upcoming AAS-in-Asia 2020 Conference scheduled to take place June 22-24, 2020 at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Asianists interested in participating at  AAS-in-Asia 2020 Hong Kong may submit proposals via the electronic application. No Individual Papers will be considered for this conference.  The program committee seeks sessions that will engage panelists and audiences in the consideration of ideas, information, and interpretations that will advance knowledge about Asian regions and, by extension, will enrich teaching about Asia at all levels. AAS Membership is not a requirement for the submission of a proposal or participation.

Proposal Submission Deadline:  Thursday, October 31, 2019

All proposals should be submitted via the online abstract submission application link posted on the AAS website.  Please make sure to review ALL instructions and guidelines carefully prior to submitting a proposal.

Call for Proposals

The 2020 AAS-in-Asia conference is Co-Hosted by:

AAS-in-Asia 2020 (Hong Kong) CFP

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Dear PSG Members, If you’re a current AAS member you’ll already have received this notice that the call for proposals for AAS-in-Asia 2020 (Hong Kong) is open.  Pls. see below for more details, and if you’ve a panel idea you’d like to circulate here, or if I can help in any way, please let me know.  Thanks!  –Megan

Call for Proposals

Hong Kong 2020
June 22-24, 2020

The Association for Asian Studies (AAS) in partnership with The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), are pleased to invite colleagues in Asian studies to submit proposals for Organized Panels, Roundtables and Workshops for consideration for the upcoming AAS-in-Asia 2020 Conference scheduled to take place June 22-24, 2020 at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Asianists interested in participating at  AAS-in-Asia 2020 Hong Kong may submit proposals via the electronic application. No Individual Papers will be considered for this conference.  The program committee seeks sessions that will engage panelists and audiences in the consideration of ideas, information, and interpretations that will advance knowledge about Asian regions and, by extension, will enrich teaching about Asia at all levels. AAS Membership is not a requirement for the submission of a proposal or participation.

Proposal Submission Deadline:  Thursday, October 31, 2019

All proposals should be submitted via the online abstract submission application link posted on the AAS website.  Please make sure to review ALL instructions and guidelines carefully prior to submitting a proposal.

Call for Proposals

The 2020 AAS-in-Asia conference is Co-Hosted by:

Reminder: AAS proposal deadline August 6

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Just a reminder that AAS’s deadline for proposals for the 2020 meeting in Boston is coming up!  I just now circulated a separate note about how to apply for PSG sponsorship; that deadline is even earlier. 

If anyone has panel ideas/wants to put out a call to others, feel free to send me a message and ask me to circulate it here–I haven’t yet received any such messages.  If you are interested in organizing or joining a themed panel with scholars who aren’t working on the Philippines, check out the AAS’s “sessions seeking participants” and “participants seeking sessions” fora.  Also, please take note of submission requirements, AAS’s diversity requirements for panels, the guidelines for requesting an “AAS International Exchange Travel Grant” for someone on your panel (a citizen of and who works in the Philippines or another non-OECD Asian nation), the one-appearance rule, and other AAS requirements and guidelines, all on the AAS’s call for proposals website:  https://conference.asian-studies.org/conference/program/call-for-proposals/

Let me know if you have any questions or if I can assist in any way! 

–Megan (Megan Thomas, PSG Country Chair, mcthomas@ucsc.edu)

 

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Association for Asian Studies
2020 Annual Conference – Boston, MA

We are pleased to invite colleagues in Asian studies to submit proposals for Organized Panels, Roundtables, Workshops, and Individual Paper proposals.

Additionally, new for 2020, the AAS is also now accepting roundtable, workshop and Lightning Session Presentation proposals in Digital Technology.

The program committee seeks sessions that will advance knowledge about Asian regions and, by extension, will enrich teaching about Asia at all levels. AAS Membership is not a requirement for the submission of a proposal or participation.

The 2020 AAS Annual Conference will take place in Boston, Massachusetts from March 19-22 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel and the Hynes Convention Center.

Proposal Submission Deadline:  
Tuesday, August 6, 2019, 5:00pm EDT

All proposals should be submitted via the online abstract submission application link posted on the AAS Call for Proposals webpage. Please make sure to review ALL instructions and guidelines carefully before submitting a proposal.

For complete and detailed submission instructions, including Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) and information on how to submit a ‘seeking panelists/panels’ posting, please visit the AAS Conference website.

PSG panel proposal sponsorship – deadline July 25

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If you’re organizing a panel for the 2020 AAS meeting in Boston and would like it to be considered for Philippine Studies Group sponsorship, please submit your panel’s complete proposal by attachment to an e-mail, subject line “PSG sponsorship application” addressed to Megan Thomas (mcthomas@ucsc.edu) by Thursday July 25.  As always, the PSG sponsorship request is independent of the AAS submission process; endorsement of a selected panel does not guarantee acceptance by the AAS conference committee but is acknowledged as an expression of support from a community of peers.

SEAC Call For Papers: New Dimensions of Migration in Southeast Asia

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Deadline July 5:  Each year at the AAS meeting, the Southeast Asia Council (SEAC) sponsors a “Rising Voices in Southeast Asian Studies” panel; this year’s theme is “New Dimensions of Migration in Southeast Asia.”  Please consider applying if this theme describes your work, and you are a junior scholar from Southeast Asia (either an advanced graduate student currently writing a dissertation based on original field or archival research, or an untenured faculty member including tenure-track assistant professors, adjuncts, and lecturers, or the approximate equivalent based on the academic tradition from which you are coming). 

If you are accepted, you will be part of an impressive and well-attended panel, with an excellent discussant; in addition SEAC offers some travel subsidies for this panel’s participants, and particularly encourages scholars based in underfunded Southeast Asian institutions to apply.

For full details, please read the below notice, sent directly by AAS/SEAC, and follow the link to the website that has complete panel topic, eligibility, and selection criteria.  This is a great opportunity!  

Megan Thomas, PSG Country Chair

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Submission Deadline: July 5, 2019
The Southeast Asia Council (SEAC) of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) is seeking paper proposals from up-and-coming scholars to join a “Rising Voices” panel on the topic of “New Dimensions of Migration in Southeast Asia.” We seek to recruit early career scholars from Southeast Asian countries to form a panel for eventual inclusion in the 2020 Annual Conference of the Association for Asian Studies, to be held in Boston, Massachusetts from March 19-22, 2020. SEAC will provide partial financial assistance for presenters to attend the meetings.

For further details on this year’s panel topic, eligibility, and selection criteria, please visit the call for papers at http://www.asian-studies.org/SEAC-Rising-Voices.  Further questions may be addressed to this year’s panel organizers Drs. Wasana Wongsarawat and Eve Zucker at this address:aas2020.risingvoices@gmail.com

AAS 2020 call for proposals now open

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It’s time to plan your panel or individual paper proposal for AAS 2020 in Boston!  You may already have received the below notice directly from AAS.  Please notice the August 6 deadline.  

  • If you want to circulate a panel idea here to find others to join, please e-mail me: mcthomas@ucsc.edu and I’ll circulate your message here.  
  • I will circulate separately, within a week, a notice about how to apply for PSG sponsorship for your panel proposal, if you would like to do so.  PSG’s deadline will be earlier than AAS’s.

Let me know if you have any questions at all; I’ll do my best to answer them or find someone else who can.  –Megan Thomas, PSG Chair

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Association for Asian Studies
2020 Annual Conference – Boston, MA

We are pleased to invite colleagues in Asian studies to submit proposals for Organized Panels, Roundtables, Workshops, and Individual Paper proposals.

Additionally, new for 2020, the AAS is also now accepting roundtable, workshop and Lightning Session Presentation proposals in Digital Technology.

The program committee seeks sessions that will advance knowledge about Asian regions and, by extension, will enrich teaching about Asia at all levels. AAS Membership is not a requirement for the submission of a proposal or participation.

The 2020 AAS Annual Conference will take place in Boston, Massachusetts from March 19-22 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel and the Hynes Convention Center.

Proposal Submission Deadline:  
Tuesday, August 6, 2019, 5:00pm EDT

All proposals should be submitted via the online abstract submission application link posted on the AAS Call for Proposals webpage. Please make sure to review ALL instructions and guidelines carefully before submitting a proposal.

For complete and detailed submission instructions, including Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) and information on how to submit a ‘seeking panelists/panels’ posting, please visit the AAS Conference website.

AAS-in-Asia Bangkok 2019 Philippine Studies-related presentations

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Are you going to the AAS in Asia: Bangkok or are you just curious to know who’s presenting on Philippine Studies-related topics? I’ve done some keyword searches on paper and panel abstracts and came up with the attached listing.  The titles do not always clearly signal Philippines-related content, but the full abstracts do, available through AAS’s on-line program (where you, too, can search by keyword).

AAS-in-Asia 2019 PSG-related presentations draft May 25

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Please note this is just for reference and does not in itself suggest PSG endorsement.

Please also help by telling me when you find omissions or errors–I’m sure I’ve inadvertently made some. I’ll circulate updates/corrections a week prior to the meeting.

–Paul Michael L. Atienza, PSG advisory board member

Mina Roces awarded 2019 Grant Goodman Prize

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Friday, 22 March 2019
Denver, Colorado, USA

  • Mina Ostuni 2018Mina Roces, professor of history at the University of New South Wales, is the first woman to receive the Grant Goodman Prize.
  • Read the nomination letter comprised of testimonies from scholars across the humanities and social science. They credit Roces for her historical studies focused on gender, power, and social movements in the Philippines that inform and animate their own scholarship.

Announcement from Dr. Paul Rodell on behalf of the Grant Goodman Prize Selection Committee

The Philippine Studies Group of the Association for Asian Studies is please to award the Grant Goodman Prize for 2019 to Mina Roces for her substantial contributions to Philippine historical studies. Roces is a Professor of History in the School of Humanities and Languages at the University of New South Wales in Australia.

Professor Roces had her interest in history sparked while an honors student at the University of Sydney before she took up graduate study at the University of Michigan. Since receiving her doctorate in 1990, Professor Roces has held a leadership role in Philippine historical studies with increased focus on women’s history and studies of gender. Her first book, Women, Power and Kinship Politics: Female Power in Post-War Philippines appeared in 1998 in the United States with a subsequent printing in the Philippines two years later. This first major publication was followed by an expanded version of her dissertation under the title of Kinship Politics in Post-War Philippines: The Lopez Family, 1946-2000 by De La Salle University Press. These titles were followed by the 2012 University of Hawaii Press publication, Women’s Movements and the Filipina, 1985-2006. And her most recent manuscript Gender in Southeast Asia is contracted for delivery to Cambridge University Press this coming October. She has proposed original interpretations of the cultural construction of the feminine, the cultural side of the feminist movement and the politics of national dress and more recently on migration.

As one commentator has stated: “Her body of work unravels a nuanced take on the ways, gender, migration, and politics are intertwined thereby expanding the manner in which we look at current issues in Philippine society and beyond.” Dr. Jean Encinas-Franco, Political Science, University of the Philippines, Diliman.

In addition to these major publications she has co-edited a series of six books on topics Women in Asia (including women’s movements), Asian Marriage and Migration, and the politics of dress in Asia and the Americas. Additionally, she has published twenty-three book chapters and sixteen articles in major peer-reviewed journals. She has also served as a regional editor for the journal Asian Studies Review from 2008-2015. To support her ambitious research agenda, Professor Roces has receive major external grants and five visiting fellowships (in The Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, and Denmark) as well as being invited to give fully funded lectures on annual basis since 2010 in addition to her many presentations at academic conferences. In 2016, she was elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities in recognition of her contribution to the scholarship of gender and history.

Her forthcoming publications include: The Filipino Migration Experience, 1906-2017, a book length study on the history from the perspective of the Filipino migrant (currently under review), and a book on the history of Filipino women as consumers since 1946.

Were this outpouring of high quality scholarly studies and activities not enough, Professor Roces is an active member of her department and has received teaching awards at both her college and university levels. She supports the work of other Asian and Asian American studies scholars as Book Series editor of the Sussex Academic Press’s Sussex Library of Asian and Asian American studies book series.

The Philippine Studies Group is pleased to acknowledge the outstanding scholarly achievement that Professor Mina Roces has shown throughout her career and confer upon her the 2019 Grant Goodman Prize in Philippine History and Historical Studies. It is fitting that a gender studies scholar be the first woman to receive this award.

Paul A. Rodell
Chair, Grant Goodman Committee

The Grant Goodman Committee 2019 was chaired by Paul Rodell, with Michael Cullinane, Cherubim Quizon, and Nicanor Tiongson, members.

Follow the link to learn more about the Grant Goodman Prize and its past awardees.

20 panels in Denver

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Are you going to the AAS in Denver or are you just curious to know who’s presenting on Philippine Studies-related topics? I’ve done some keyword searches on paper and panel abstracts and came up with the attached listing.  The titles do not always clearly signal Philippines-related content, but the full abstracts do, available through AAS’s on-line program (where you, too, can search by keyword).

AAS 2019 PSG-related panels draft Feb 26

Please note this is just for reference and does not in itself suggest PSG endorsement (though the document does, of course, include our two fabulous sponsored panels!)

Please also help by telling me when you find omissions or errors–I’m sure I’ve inadvertently made some. I’ll circulate updates/corrections in a couple of weeks.

–Megan Thomas, PSG chair

[2nd notice] 2019 Travel Awards

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Clarification/updates on PSG Travel Award applications: 

  • If you are presenting in Denver and are otherwise eligible to receive the AAS graduate student stipend, you may also apply for PSG Travel Award funding, i.e. they are separate programs, and it is possible to receive both.  See the AAS’s website for more information about their graduate student stipends and who is eligible to receive them, keeping in mind that for these purposes, a PSG Travel Award should not be considered to be an AAS source of funding.
  • In your application for a PSG Travel Award, when you list other funding received or expected, please include not only the source but also the amount (e.g. “AAS graduate student stipend, approx. $200”).

Remember applications are due February 8.  If you have any questions please let me know: mcthomas@ucsc.edu.       –Megan

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Please see below and attached this year’s call for PSG Travel Award applications.  Junior scholars presenting either at AAS (Denver), or AAS-in-Asia (Bangkok), are eligible to apply.  Please apply for a PSG Travel Award only after you’ve been notified that your proposal has been accepted (I understand those of you who applied to AAS-in-Asia are still awaiting the result).  Our deadline is February 8 which I hope allows you plenty of time to apply receiving notification of acceptance, regardless of whether it’s to Denver or Bangkok. 

–Megan

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Philippine Studies Group Travel Award (2019)

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In support of excellence in scholarship on the Philippines, and to increase the participation of junior scholars, the Philippine Studies Group (PSG), a committee of the Southeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies, is pleased to announce the Philippine Studies Group Travel Award for the sixth year.

The PSG invites applications from individuals who will present a paper on the Philippines at the 2019 AAS Annual Conference in Denver or the AAS-in-Asia Conference in Bangkok. This year, we expect that up to four (4) awards of approximately $250 will be given to assist eligible individuals in defraying travel costs to the conference. Award amounts may be higher, funds permitting. Applicants must personally deliver their presentations at the conference to receive their award. The PSG Travel Fund committee will select awardees using the following criteria:

  • Eligibility: Current Ph.D. students are given priority; other graduate students as well as recent Ph.D.s (2017 on) are eligible to apply.
  • Excellence: peer review/acceptance of the paper by applicable AAS/AAS-in-Asia Conference Committee. Excellence is prioritized over financial need; accepted works that are part of organized panels are also prioritized over individual papers. Applicants may indicate additional measures of scholarly merit such as a related publication/exhibition/other media not otherwise indicated in the paper abstract.
  • Philippine themes/topics/issues: The entire paper or a significant portion must be devoted to Philippine material, regardless of discipline. For comparative works/case studies/multiple foci, the Philippine dimension must be evident, as demonstrated by title and abstract published in the AAS or AAS-in-Asia program.
  • Impact: the award should not be relied upon to cover all participant costs of travel but help defray customary conference expenses. Applicants are asked to briefly state other funding sources applied for and received, if applicable (such as the AAS Graduate Student Stipends, AAS LDC awards, AAS-in-Asia travel subsidy, own institutional or grant support, etc.). PSG’s travel awards have less restrictive residence requirements than the AAS Graduate Student Stipends.

Applicants are invited to send an email to the PSG country chair Megan Thomas (University of California, Santa Cruz) mcthomas@ucsc.edu by February 8, 2019. In your email, please include your name, your institutional affiliation, your residence (city), your rank (if a grad student, pls. tell us in what degree program; if a recent Ph.D., pls. tell us your degree date, position title, and whether it’s a tenure-track position), paper title, a copy of the abstract and panel information (session number, date and title), and any other funding received or expected.  Please use the email subject line “PSG Travel Award 2019.” Award decisions will be announced by February 20; recipients will be presented with their awards during the PSG Section Meeting Friday, March 22, 7:30-9:30pm.

On behalf of the PSG Travel Fund Committee Bernardita R. Churchill (University of the Philippines, Diliman), Barbara Gaerlan (University of California, Los Angeles), and Yoshiko Nagano (Kanagawa University, Yokohama), thank you for your interest and support!

AAS 2019 Denver schedule announced

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Mark your calendars! The PSG meeting at AAS 2019 in Denver will be held Friday, March 22, from 7:30-9:30pm.  I look forward to seeing many of you there.

Please also check out the rest of the schedule for AAS 2019 in Denver, which is now available. Find your own panels and papers and others that might be of interest to PSG folks, and, if you would, send me an e-mail letting me know what those are so that I can compile and circulate that list to this group.  Last year I tried just to do it myself using keywords and I missed a lot of important papers and panels, so I’d like to try crowdsourcing it this year.  So if and when you do browse the program and find yourself/other papers, panels, and/or films with Philippine Studies themes, please make just some quick notes about those, in whatever format is easiest for you and send it to me at: mcthomas@ucsc.edu.  (I don’t necessarily need full info–I can look things up and get the full info myself, but I need to know what to look up/search for.) Thank you!

Grads and recent Ph.D.’s: PSG’s call for travel fund applications will be circulated/posted here within the next couple of weeks. This will be for travel to present either at AAS 2019 – Denver, or AAS-in-Asia 2019 – Bangkok.  More details forthcoming in call.

–Megan

GRANT GOODMAN PRIZE IN PHILIPPINE HISTORICAL STUDIES (third and final posting)

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Please note this is the third (and final) call for nominations, due December 17.

The Philippine Studies Group (PSG) of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) is again pleased to request nominations for the Grant Goodman Prize, awarded every two years for outstanding contributions to Philippine historical studies. The deadline for the receipt of nominations and supporting material is Monday 17 December 2018.

The Prize was established in 1990 with a generous gift from the late Professor Grant Goodman of the Department of History at the University of Kansas. The first award was made in 1994 to Father John Schumacher, SJ. Recipients in subsequent award cycles have included John A. Larkin, Resil Mojares, Alfred W. McCoy, Vicente Rafael, Reynaldo Ileto, James Warren, Nicanor Tiongson and Michael Cullinane. The Prize is intended to recognize scholars who have during their academic career thus far made a substantial contribution to the field of Philippine history or historically related studies. There are no citizenship or residency requirements; it is open to all scholars, across academic disciplines, providing their work is innovative and incorporates a strong historical perspective. Recipients are chosen by a committee selected by the Philippine Studies Group.

The committee seeks nominations for the Prize, which will be awarded at the next AAS meeting to be held in Denver during the week of March 21-24, 2019. Nomination must include:

  • A brief statement by the nominator about why the nominee merits the award.
  • The nominee’s current curriculum vitae
  • The nominee’s name, institutional affiliation, and contact information

Nominations should be sent electronically and be received by Monday, 17 December 2018.

Submit to: Paul Rodell (rodell@georgiasouthern.edu) Chair, with an electronic “cc.” to the Committee members,

Nicanor Tiongson (adarnatucat@yahoo.com) and

Michael Cullinane (mmcullin@wisc.edu)

Cherubim Quizon (quizonch@shu.edu)

Re-nomination of previous nominees is encouraged but should be accompanied by an up-to-date curriculum vitae.

(Attached please find the same announcement, in pdf form: 2019 Goodman Call)

GRANT GOODMAN PRIZE IN PHILIPPINE HISTORICAL STUDIES (2nd posting)

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The Philippine Studies Group (PSG) of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) is again pleased to request nominations for the Grant Goodman Prize, awarded every two years for outstanding contributions to Philippine historical studies. The deadline for the receipt of nominations and supporting material is Monday 17 December 2018.

The Prize was established in 1990 with a generous gift from the late Professor Grant Goodman of the Department of History at the University of Kansas. The first award was made in 1994 to Father John Schumacher, SJ. Recipients in subsequent award cycles have included John A. Larkin, Resil Mojares, Alfred W. McCoy, Vicente Rafael, Reynaldo Ileto, James Warren, Nicanor Tiongson and Michael Cullinane. The Prize is intended to recognize scholars who have during their academic career thus far made a substantial contribution to the field of Philippine history or historically related studies. There are no citizenship or residency requirements; it is open to all scholars, across academic disciplines, providing their work is innovative and incorporates a strong historical perspective. Recipients are chosen by a committee selected by the Philippine Studies Group.

The committee seeks nominations for the Prize, which will be awarded at the next AAS meeting to be held in Denver during the week of March 21-24, 2019. Nomination must include:

  • A brief statement by the nominator about why the nominee merits the award.
  • The nominee’s current curriculum vitae
  • The nominee’s name, institutional affiliation, and contact information

Nominations should be sent electronically and be received by Monday, 17 December 2018.

Submit to: Paul Rodell (rodell@georgiasouthern.edu) Chair, with an electronic “cc.” to the Committee members,

Nicanor Tiongson (adarnatucat@yahoo.com) and

Michael Cullinane (mmcullin@wisc.edu)

Cherubim Quizon (quizonch@shu.edu)

Re-nomination of previous nominees is encouraged but should be accompanied by an up-to-date curriculum vitae.

(Attached please find the same announcement, in pdf form: 2019 Goodman Call)

GRANT GOODMAN PRIZE IN PHILIPPINE HISTORICAL STUDIES

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The Philippine Studies Group (PSG) of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) is again pleased to request nominations for the Grant Goodman Prize, awarded every two years for outstanding contributions to Philippine historical studies. The deadline for the receipt of nominations and supporting material is Monday 17 December 2018.

The Prize was established in 1990 with a generous gift from the late Professor Grant Goodman of the Department of History at the University of Kansas. The first award was made in 1994 to Father John Schumacher, SJ. Recipients in subsequent award cycles have included John A. Larkin, Resil Mojares, Alfred W. McCoy, Vicente Rafael, Reynaldo Ileto, James Warren, Nicanor Tiongson and Michael Cullinane. The Prize is intended to recognize scholars who have during their academic career thus far made a substantial contribution to the field of Philippine history or historically related studies. There are no citizenship or residency requirements; it is open to all scholars, across academic disciplines, providing their work is innovative and incorporates a strong historical perspective. Recipients are chosen by a committee selected by the Philippine Studies Group.

The committee seeks nominations for the Prize, which will be awarded at the next AAS meeting to be held in Denver during the week of March 21-24, 2019. Nomination must include:

  • A brief statement by the nominator about why the nominee merits the award.
  • The nominee’s current curriculum vitae
  • The nominee’s name, institutional affiliation, and contact information

Nominations should be sent electronically and be received by Monday, 17 December 2018.

Submit to: Paul Rodell (rodell@georgiasouthern.edu) Chair, with an electronic “cc.” to the Committee members,

Nicanor Tiongson (adarnatucat@yahoo.com) and

Michael Cullinane (mmcullin@wisc.edu)

Cherubim Quizon (quizonch@shu.edu)

Re-nomination of previous nominees is encouraged but should be accompanied by an up-to-date curriculum vitae.

(Attached please find the same announcement, in pdf form: 2019 Goodman Call)

AAS-in-Asia: Bangkok, July 1-4 2019 CFP now open! Proposals due Oct 22

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It’s time to plan for 2019 AAS-in-Asia!  The Association for Asian Studies’ annual Asia meeting will take place in Bangkok, July 1-4 2019.  Proposals are due Oct. 22.  The website with full information is here:

http://www.asian-studies.org/Conferences/AAS-in-ASIA-Conferences/Thailand-2019-Home-Page/Call-for-Proposals-AAS-in-Asia

Please circulate the call broadly to your networks; I hope we see a lot of Philippine studies in the conference program!

A few additional notes about preparing to apply for AAS-in-Asia 2019:

–Please note that for this conference, no individual paper proposals will be considered, only panel proposals and roundtable proposals will be considered. (Full details are in the call for proposals; see link above.)

–I am happy to circulate via this venue messages from those seeking to form a panel or roundtable with others.  If you have an idea for a panel or roundtable and are seeking one or more panelists to join, let me know if you’d like me to circulate a message here about it.  Also feel free to send me a message if you have a paper that you’d like to try to fit on a panel with others. Do not feel obliged of course–this is simply one of the many ways you might try to connect with others.  You can reach me at: mcthomas@ucsc.edu

PSG sponsorship of proposals: If you would like the PSG to consider sponsoring your panel or roundtable proposal, please send a full draft proposal to me by October 10 (before AAS’s deadline).  PSG sponsorship is not a guarantee of acceptance, and does not substitute for applying directly to the AAS by its deadline, but PSG sponsorship is an expression of support from a community of peers, which the program committee takes that into consideration when making its decisions.  If you have any questions–or if you are ready to send a proposal for consideration for PSG sponsorship–please e-mail me at mcthomas@ucsc.edu.

Travel Subsidies from AAS:  All panel and roundtables proposals are eligible to request travel subsidies from AAS for a single panelist; these requests must be made at the same time the proposal is submitted to the AAS on Oct 22; no late requests will be considered.  For more information please see this webpage: http://www.asian-studies.org/Conferences/AAS-in-ASIA-Conferences/Thailand-2019-Home-Page/Call-for-Proposals-AAS-in-Asia/Travel-Stipends

Let me know if you have any questions.  Happy panel- and roundtable-forming!

–Megan Thomas (Country Chair, Philippine Studies Group)

Reminder: AAS proposal deadline Aug 1; Deadline for PSG sponsored panel consideration July 23

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Just reminders here: The deadline to submit individual paper or panel proposals for AAS 2019  is August 1, 5pm EDT. See:

Association for Asian Studies 2019 Call for Proposals

If you are preparing an individual paper proposal and haven’t yet found a panel to be part of, do check the AAS conference website for panels seeking papers, or other paper presenters seeking a panel (perhaps you can put one together quickly!).  You can of course submit an individual paper proposal and many of us have presented at the AAS as a result of such a submission; often (though not always) panel proposals are more successful.

As you prepare your AAS panel proposals, please keep the AAS’s selection criteria in mind. In addition to evidence of quality research, coherence of the panel as a whole, and clearly-written, compelling titles and abstracts, a successful panel will include panelists who are diverse in gender, institutional home, and professional rank/role.  The AAS’s website has more information here and here.

If you’re organizing a panel for the 2019 AAS and would like it to be considered for Philippine Studies Group sponsorship, please submit your panel’s complete proposal by attachment to an e-mail addressed to all of the PSG panel sponsorship committee members (see below) by July 23.  As always, the PSG sponsorship request is independent of the AAS submission process; endorsement of a selected panel does not guarantee acceptance by the AAS conference committee but is acknowledged as an expression of support from a community of peers.  Many thanks to this year’s panel sponsorship committee members, who are:

  • Paul Michael Atienza: atienza2 (at) illinois (dot) edu
  • Carinnes Gonzalez: magonzalez (at) ust (dot) edu (dot) ph
  • Sharon Quinsaat: quinsaat (at) grinnell (dot) edu
  • Michael Baran: ikebar (at) hotmail (dot) com

updates and upcoming conferences

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I apologize that it took me so very long to compile announcements from the 2018 meeting–because it has, I’ve taken the liberty of omitting a few no longer timely, and adding a few that have since come to my attention.  If I left something out you’d like me to circulate, remind me: mcthomas@ucsc.edu.  Thank you!   –Megan

PSG Business:

The 2018-2019 PSG Advisory Board members are: Stephen Acabado (UCLA), Jade Alburo (UCLA), Aries Arugay (U Philippines Diliman), Paul Michael Atienza (U Illinois Urbana-Champaign), Michael Baran (Puget Sound CC), Rosa Castillo (Humboldt U, Berlin), Bernardita Churchill (U Philippines Diliman), Carinnes Gonzalez (U Santo Tomas), Maureen Justiniano (Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency), Ruth de Llobet (independent scholar), Sharon Quinsaat (Grinnell College), Ramon Santos (U Philippines Diliman), and Stephanie Santos (UCLA). Barbara Gaerlan (UCLA) is serving as Treasurer. As sitting Executive Secretary/Country Chair (me: Megan Thomas, U California, Santa Cruz) I’m very grateful for board members’ and the treasurer’s service!

The PSG advisory board is currently soliciting ideas for vice chair or co-chair, as the vice chair position is currently unfilled.  The vice-chair or co-vice-chairs would take over as executive secretary/country chair whenever feasible.  If you have ideas or are interested in finding out about what would be involved, please contact Megan (mcthomas@ucsc.edu).

Remember that 2019 the PSG will award the Grant Goodman Prize in Historical Studies.  The 2019 committee will circulate a call for nominations later this year. (Thanks to Paul Rodell, Nicanor Tiongson, Cherubim Quizon, and Michael Cullinane for agreeing to serve the PSG in this very important way) .

Upcoming AAS conferences:

  • Remember that proposals for AAS 2019 (Denver) are due to the AAS by August 1.  Applications for PSG panel sponsorship are due to the PSG selection committee July 23.  More information on preparing proposals and applying for PSG sponsorship can be found here. Note that PSG sponsorship is not required to apply to the AAS, nor is it a guarantee that one’s panel will be accepted.
  • At the SEAC meeting in DC, it was announced that AAS-in-Asia 2019 will be held in Bangkok, and in 2020 it will be in Hong Kong.

Other upcoming conferences:

Ongoing Speaker Series that PSG membership might keep in mind (not AAS affiliated):

Other announcements and opportunities (not AAS affiliated):

  • For Filipino language training for North America-based grads, remember SEASSI at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • New journal is out: Filipinas: Journal of the Philippine Studies Association Volume 1 (2017).
  • UNITAS is inviting proposals to guest-edit an issue.  More information is available here.

 

Preparing panel proposals and PSG sponsorship (July 23 deadline)

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As you prepare your AAS panel proposals, please keep the AAS’s selection criteria in mind. In addition to evidence of quality research, coherence of the panel as a whole, and clearly-written, compelling titles and abstracts, a successful panel will include panelists who are diverse in gender, institutional home, and professional rank/role.  The AAS’s website has more information here and here.

If you’re organizing a panel for the 2019 AAS and would like it to be considered for Philippine Studies Group sponsorship, please submit your panel’s complete proposal by attachment to an e-mail addressed to all of the PSG panel sponsorship committee members (see below) by July 23.  As always, the PSG sponsorship request is independent of the AAS submission process; endorsement of a selected panel does not guarantee acceptance by the AAS conference committee but is acknowledged as an expression of support from a community of peers.  Many thanks to this year’s panel sponsorship committee members, who are:

  • Paul Michael Atienza: atienza2 (at) illinois (dot) edu
  • Carinnes Gonzalez: magonzalez (at) ust (dot) edu (dot) ph
  • Sharon Quinsaat: quinsaat (at) grinnell (dot) edu
  • Michael Baran: ikebar (at) hotmail (dot) com

 

AAS 2019 CFP

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The call for proposals for AAS 2019 is now out!  Deadline August 1.  Current AAS members should already have received the below message directly.  –Megan

Association for Asian Studies 2019 Call for Proposals

Now accepting submissions

This is your opportunity to present at the leading Asian Studies conference of the year!

The Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference is the largest Asian Studies conference held in North America. With over 3,300 attendees, average of 375+ panel sessions, a book exhibition, and much more, the AAS Annual Conference is the must-attend event for anyone interested in the study of Asia.

The AAS Program Committee is accepting Organized Panel proposals, Roundtable proposals, and Workshop proposals, as well as Individual Papers for review and consideration. 

The 2019 AAS Annual Conference will take place at the  
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver, Colorado, March 21-24

Proposal Submission Deadline
Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 5:00pm EDT

All proposals should be submitted via the online abstract submission application link posted on the AAS Call for Proposals webpage. Please make sure to review ALL instructions and guidelines carefully before submitting a proposal.

For complete and detailed submission instructions, including Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) and information on how to submit a ‘seeking panelists/panels’ posting, please visit the AAS Conference website.

updated AAS panel list

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Dear PSG Folks, Please find attached an updated list of panels and roundtables at the AAS meeting of likely interest for PSG members.  I missed several exciting-looking ones in my first too-hasty scan, so ditch that file and use this one instead. Thanks, and I’m looking forward to seeing many of you at our meeting Friday, 7:30pm, Park Tower 8212, Lobby Level.  –Megan

updated 2018 AAS panels of PSG interest

AAS Panel Update: Dr. Maria Ela L. Atienza, University of the Philippines, Diliman, will no longer be attending the conference. Her presentation “Local Challenges, Disasters and Human Security: Local Communities, Governments and Human Security during and after Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)” will not be included in the panel, Disaster and the Asian Society.

Grad Student Paper Prize–apply by March 25

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If you are a grad student presenting at this week’s conference in DC please read the below and consider submitting your paper for the competition.  If you aren’t a grad student presenting at this week’s conference, but know someone who is, please urge them to apply!  –Megan

Dear SEAC Council Members and SEAC Country Group Chairs,

Please circulate the call for the Pattana Kitiarsa Prize to your group
listservs/Facebook groups. Any graduate student who presents a paper
in Washington is eligible to apply — but they must do so before the
end of the conference.

Thanks,
Tyrell

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THE PATTANA KITIARSA SEAC PRIZE FOR BEST GRADUATE STUDENT PAPER

The AAS Southeast Asia Council’s annual prize recognizes emerging
scholarship in the field of Southeast Asian studies, from any
disciplinary perspective. Graduate students at any stage, enrolled at
the time of submission, are eligible and welcome to apply. The
committee invites papers that fit the definition of “conference
papers,” i.e. of a length and scope that can be presented on an AAS
panel, and that make an intellectual and/or methodological
contribution to the study of Southeast Asia.

The prize honors the memory of Pattana Kitiarsa who was Associate
Professor in the Department of Southeast Asian Studies, National
University of Singapore. He was born in the northeastern Thai province
of Nong Khai and maintained his roots in this Lao-speaking region. As
a scholar, teacher, and friend he touched many people’s lives. Sadly,
Pattana passed away from cancer at the age of 46. With his passing the
field lost one of its leading scholars of Southeast Asian labor,
religion, class, and media.

Please submit your 2018 conference paper, proof of current doctoral
program registration, and panel abstract in PDF format up until March
25, 2018 to Oona Paredes and Michele Thompson at
seacpaperprize@gmail.com. Submissions should be up to 10,000 words
maximum. Papers received after March 25, 2018 will not be considered.
Any questions regarding the prize can be sent to the same email
address. The award of $500 and a certificate along with up to $400 in
travel funds to attend the AAS Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado
in 2019 will be presented at the 2019 AAS Annual Conference in Denver,
Colorado.

Philippine Studies at the 2018 AAS

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Dear PSG Folks, I’ve scanned the program for the 2018 AAS meeting in DC and made a preliminary list of panels and roundtables with some Philippine Studies content.  I hope this might be helpful; if I’ve omitted anything I’d like to correct it.  If you are on a panel, will you do me the favor of checking my list to make sure your panel is included with the correct information?  Please e-mail any additions or corrections to me (mcthomas@ucsc.edu).  Finally, just a reminder that our PSG group meeting is on Friday evening of the conference, 7:30, in Park Tower 8212, Lobby Level.  I’m looking forward to seeing many of you there!  –Megan

2018 AAS panels of PSG interest

AAS Panel Update: Dr. Maria Ela L. Atienza, University of the Philippines, Diliman, will no longer be attending the conference. Her presentation “Local Challenges, Disasters and Human Security: Local Communities, Governments and Human Security during and after Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)” will not be included in the panel, Disaster and the Asian Society.

PSG travel grant deadline extended: Monday Feb. 19

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The deadline for applications for a PSG travel grant has been extended!  Please send your applications by Monday, February 19 to me (mcthomas@ucsc.edu).  See below for more information-it’s my earlier post, with the date changed as indicated.  –Megan

Dear PSG Members, If you’re a grad or recent Ph.D. presenting at the AAS or AAS-in-Asia this year, please be sure to send your application for the PSG travel award to me by the deadline of February 19.  Also please help us spread the word and forward this message to relevant contacts you have.  Original announcement follows below. Thanks!  –Megan

In support of excellence in scholarship on the Philippines, and to increase the participation of junior scholars, the Philippine Studies Group (PSG), a committee of the Southeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies, is pleased to announce the Philippine Studies Group Travel Award for the fifth year.

The PSG invites applications from individuals who will present a paper on the Philippines at the 2018 AAS Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. or the AAS-in-Asia Conference in New Delhi. This year, we expect that up to four (4) awards of approximately $250 will be given to assist eligible individuals in defraying travel costs to the conference. Applicants must personally deliver their presentations at the conference to receive their award. The PSG Travel Fund committee will select awardees using the following criteria:

  • Eligibility: Current Ph.D. students are given priority; other graduate students as well as recent Ph.D.s (2016 on) are eligible to apply.
  • Excellence: peer review/acceptance of the paper by applicable AAS/AAS-in-Asia Conference Committee. Excellence is prioritized over financial need; accepted works that are part of organized panels are also prioritized over individual papers. Applicants may indicate additional measures of scholarly merit such as a related publication/exhibition/other media not otherwise indicated in the paper abstract.
  • Philippine themes/topics/issues: The entire paper or a significant portion must be devoted to Philippine material, regardless of discipline. For comparative works/case studies/multiple foci, the Philippine dimension must be evident, as demonstrated by title and abstract published in the AAS or AAS-in-Asia program.
  • Impact: the award should not be relied upon to cover all participant costs of travel but help defray customary conference expenses. Applicants are asked to briefly state other funding sources applied for and received, if applicable (such as the AAS Graduate Student Stipends, AAS LDC awards, AAS-in-Asia travel subsidy, own institutional or grant support, etc.). PSG’s travel awards have less restrictive residence requirements than the AAS Graduate Student Stipends.

Applicants are invited to send an email to the PSG country chair Megan Thomas (University of California, Santa Cruz) mcthomas@ucsc.edu by February 19, 2018. In your email, please include your name, your institutional affiliation, your residence (city), your rank (if a grad student, pls. tell us in what degree program; if a recent Ph.D., pls. tell us your degree date, position title, and whether it’s a tenure-track position), paper title, a copy of the abstract and panel information (session number, date and title), and use the email subject line “PSG Travel Award 2018.” Award decisions will be announced by March 1; recipients will be presented with their awards during the PSG Section Meeting on Friday March 23, 2018 at 7:30 pm.

On behalf of the PSG Travel Fund Committee Bernardita R. Churchill (University of the Philippines, Diliman), Barbara Gaerlan (University of California, Los Angeles), and Yoshiko Nagano (Kanagawa University, Yokohama), thank you for your interest and support!

Reminder: PSG travel award deadline Feb 15

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Dear PSG Members, If you’re a grad or recent Ph.D. presenting at the AAS or AAS-in-Asia this year, please be sure to send your application for the PSG travel award to me by the deadline of February 15.  Also please help us spread the word and forward this message to relevant contacts you have.  Original announcement follows below. Thanks!  –Megan

PSG-TRAVEL-AWARD-2018

In support of excellence in scholarship on the Philippines, and to increase the participation of junior scholars, the Philippine Studies Group (PSG), a committee of the Southeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies, is pleased to announce the Philippine Studies Group Travel Award for the fifth year.

The PSG invites applications from individuals who will present a paper on the Philippines at the 2018 AAS Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. or the AAS-in-Asia Conference in New Delhi. This year, we expect that up to four (4) awards of approximately $250 will be given to assist eligible individuals in defraying travel costs to the conference. Applicants must personally deliver their presentations at the conference to receive their award. The PSG Travel Fund committee will select awardees using the following criteria:

  • Eligibility: Current Ph.D. students are given priority; other graduate students as well as recent Ph.D.s (2016 on) are eligible to apply.
  • Excellence: peer review/acceptance of the paper by applicable AAS/AAS-in-Asia Conference Committee. Excellence is prioritized over financial need; accepted works that are part of organized panels are also prioritized over individual papers. Applicants may indicate additional measures of scholarly merit such as a related publication/exhibition/other media not otherwise indicated in the paper abstract.
  • Philippine themes/topics/issues: The entire paper or a significant portion must be devoted to Philippine material, regardless of discipline. For comparative works/case studies/multiple foci, the Philippine dimension must be evident, as demonstrated by title and abstract published in the AAS or AAS-in-Asia program.
  • Impact: the award should not be relied upon to cover all participant costs of travel but help defray customary conference expenses. Applicants are asked to briefly state other funding sources applied for and received, if applicable (such as the AAS Graduate Student Stipends, AAS LDC awards, AAS-in-Asia travel subsidy, own institutional or grant support, etc.). PSG’s travel awards have less restrictive residence requirements than the AAS Graduate Student Stipends.

Applicants are invited to send an email to the PSG country chair Megan Thomas (University of California, Santa Cruz) mcthomas@ucsc.edu by February 15, 2018. In your email, please include your name, your institutional affiliation, your residence (city), your rank (if a grad student, pls. tell us in what degree program; if a recent Ph.D., pls. tell us your degree date, position title, and whether it’s a tenure-track position), paper title, a copy of the abstract and panel information (session number, date and title), and use the email subject line “PSG Travel Award 2018.” Award decisions will be announced by March 1; recipients will be presented with their awards during the PSG Section Meeting on Friday March 23, 2018 at 7:30 pm.

On behalf of the PSG Travel Fund Committee Bernardita R. Churchill (University of the Philippines, Diliman), Barbara Gaerlan (University of California, Los Angeles), and Yoshiko Nagano (Kanagawa University, Yokohama), thank you for your interest and support!

Philippine Studies Group Travel Award (2018)

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PSG-TRAVEL-AWARD-2018

In support of excellence in scholarship on the Philippines, and to increase the participation of junior scholars, the Philippine Studies Group (PSG), a committee of the Southeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies, is pleased to announce the Philippine Studies Group Travel Award for the fifth year.

The PSG invites applications from individuals who will present a paper on the Philippines at the 2018 AAS Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. or the AAS-in-Asia Conference in New Delhi. This year, we expect that up to four (4) awards of approximately $250 will be given to assist eligible individuals in defraying travel costs to the conference. Applicants must personally deliver their presentations at the conference to receive their award. The PSG Travel Fund committee will select awardees using the following criteria:

  • Eligibility: Current Ph.D. students are given priority; other graduate students as well as recent Ph.D.s (2016 on) are eligible to apply.
  • Excellence: peer review/acceptance of the paper by applicable AAS/AAS-in-Asia Conference Committee. Excellence is prioritized over financial need; accepted works that are part of organized panels are also prioritized over individual papers. Applicants may indicate additional measures of scholarly merit such as a related publication/exhibition/other media not otherwise indicated in the paper abstract.
  • Philippine themes/topics/issues: The entire paper or a significant portion must be devoted to Philippine material, regardless of discipline. For comparative works/case studies/multiple foci, the Philippine dimension must be evident, as demonstrated by title and abstract published in the AAS or AAS-in-Asia program.
  • Impact: the award should not be relied upon to cover all participant costs of travel but help defray customary conference expenses. Applicants are asked to briefly state other funding sources applied for and received, if applicable (such as the AAS Graduate Student Stipends, AAS LDC awards, AAS-in-Asia travel subsidy, own institutional or grant support, etc.). PSG’s travel awards have less restrictive residence requirements than the AAS Graduate Student Stipends.

Applicants are invited to send an email to the PSG country chair Megan Thomas (University of California, Santa Cruz) mcthomas@ucsc.edu by February 15, 2018. In your email, please include your name, your institutional affiliation, your residence (city), your rank (if a grad student, pls. tell us in what degree program; if a recent Ph.D., pls. tell us your degree date, position title, and whether it’s a tenure-track position), paper title, a copy of the abstract and panel information (session number, date and title), and use the email subject line “PSG Travel Award 2018.” Award decisions will be announced by March 1; recipients will be presented with their awards during the PSG Section Meeting on Friday March 23, 2018 at 7:30 pm.

On behalf of the PSG Travel Fund Committee Bernardita R. Churchill (University of the Philippines, Diliman), Barbara Gaerlan (University of California, Los Angeles), and Yoshiko Nagano (Kanagawa University, Yokohama), thank you for your interest and support!

AAS-in-Asia submission deadline extended

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Current AAS members already received this e-mail directly from AAS.   –Megan

P.S. Please note these words of encouragement that AAS President Dr. Katherine Bowie sent us: “I would love to see more panels on the Philippines/Southeast Asia at the Delhi conference.  There is a link to help people find colleagues to form panels.  People don’t need to register until after they learn if their panel has been accepted (and don’t have to be members of AAS to register).” 

AAS-in-Asia 5-8 July 2018 New Delhi

Call for Proposals

Submission Deadline Extended: November 30, 2017
5:00pm Eastern Standard Time 

The Program Committee for the AAS-in-ASIA conference seeks proposals dealing with all regions of Asia on subjects covering a wide range of scholarly disciplines and professional fields under the broad theme: Asia in Motion: Geographies and Genealogies.

The Association for Asian Studies (AAS) and Ashoka University in India will host the the fifth AAS-in-ASIA Conference July 5-8, 2018 at India Habitat Centre in Delhi, India.

One of the goals of this AAS-in-ASIA conference is to foster lines of dialogue and scholarly communication that cross the ordinary (often nation-specific) boundaries of academic networks. Panels are welcomed from scholars in disciplines across the field of Asian studies, wherever they may be based academically, and are especially encouraged from scholars representing academic communities that are relatively underrepresented in international meetings.

Helpful Conference Details

1. Sessions Seeking Participants/Participants seeking Sessions Forum

Need assistance in reaching out to colleagues to form a session? Have a paper you would like to present on a session? Post your interest to participate in this public forum.

2. All proposals must be submitted via the online application. An AAS account is required to submit a proposal. If you do not already have an account, please create an account via the AAS website. AAS membership is not a requirement and there is no fee required to submit a proposal.

3. Conference Registration will open January 15. 2018. All participants must pay the conference registration fees as posted to obtain a conference badge and admittance.

The deadline for proposal submissions is November 30, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. All proposals must be submitted electronically via the proposal submission website.

We strongly urge submitting well before the deadline to ensure the AAS staff is available to assist with any submission questions or concerns as needed.

AAS-in-ASIA website: http://www.aas-in-asia2018.com/
Call for Proposals: http://www.asian-studies.org/Conferences/AAS-in-Asia-Conferences/India-2018-Home-Page/Call-for-Proposals

AAS Dissertation Workshop: Medicine, Science, and Technology in the Study of Asian Pasts and Presents

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Current AAS members would already have received this message directly from the AAS.  This is a great opportunity for grads.  –Megan

AAS Dissertation Workshop: Medicine, Science, and Technology in the Study of Asian Pasts and Presents.  March 19-22, 2018, Washington, D.C.

Interests in the interdisciplinary studies of science, technology, and medicine have expanded in the last twenty years, raising new questions in response to contemporary developments. Some studies have looked at ways in which foreign technology was adopted and adapted in Asia. Others have looked at how technical, scientific, mathematical, botanical, and medical knowledge from Asia has traveled across the globe. Some have traced the impact of Asian foods, traditional medicines, indigenous plant and animal species on global trade. Others have problematized interpretations of meta-categories like science, nature, health, and development. This workshop invites applications from PhD candidates working on the history, politics, ethics, and sociology of medicine, science, and technology. It will provide a venue for the interdisciplinary and comparative examination of these relationships, both today and historically.

The workshop will be limited to 12 students, ideally from a broad array of disciplines and working on a wide variety of materials and in various regions of Asia. It also will include a small multidisciplinary and multi-area faculty with similar interests.

The workshop is scheduled for the days immediately preceding the 2018 AAS annual conference in Washington, D.C. It will begin with dinner on the evening of Monday, March 19, continue for the next two and one-half days of intense discussion, and close with lunch on Thursday, March 22.

The AAS will be able to provide limited financial support for participants including three night’s accommodations, meals, and partial “need-based” travel funds. Students are encouraged to approach their home institutions for additional support. It is hoped that participants also will attend the AAS annual conference immediately following the workshop.

Applicants need not have advanced to candidacy but must have at least drafted a dissertation research proposal. Applications are also welcome from doctoral students in the early phases of writing their dissertations. Applicants do not have to be current AAS members to apply for the workshop, but if selected, must join or renew their membership to participate. Applications consist of two items only:

1) a current Curriculum Vitae, and
2) the dissertation proposal, or if the research and writing is well under way, 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 using standard-sized fonts. Application materials should be sent as email attachments to Michael Paschal ( mpaschal@asian-studies.org) no later than January 8, 2018. Please include “Dissertation Workshop Application” in the email subject box.

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 of Asia. Applicants will be informed whether or not they have been selected for the workshop later in January.

For further information about the workshop, or eligibility, please contact Michael Paschalmpaschal@asian-studies.org, or Justin McDaniel jmcdan@sas.upenn.edu. Faculty having related research interests who would be interested in serving as mentors for the workshop also should contact the organizers for details. Modest supplemental funding will be available to mentors to help offset related costs.

Call for Films – AAS 2018 Annual Conference

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Current AAS members received this directly from the AAS.  It would be great for the Philippines to be well represented among these films.  Pls. note the criteria noted in linked page given below: “Criteria utilized in the selection process include timeliness, broad appeal to the scholarly community, and examples of new field work.”   –Megan

CALL FOR FILMS

The Association for Asian Studies is now accepting films for consideration and inclusion on the 2018 Annual Conference Film Expo program.

The Annual Conference will take place in Washington, DC, March 22-25, 2018.

We welcome the submission of films related to Asia produced by scholars and independent filmmakers. All films selected to be screened at the Annual Conference are promoted in a special Film Expo Booklet which includes contact information for distributors or filmmakers who self-distribute. In addition to the main screening room, we will offer a ‘on demand’ room for attendees who miss scheduled screening times.

The deadline for submissions is November 10, 2017. Please visit the AEMS website for detailed instructions and submission form.

AAS Film Expo is curated by the Asian Educational Media Service (AEMS), a program of the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

We look forward to seeing you and your film in Washington DC!

Call for Proposals Open: AAS-in-Asia, India

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AAS members would have received this announcement directly from the AAS.  If you are interested in organizing a panel and would like to circulate something to PSG members, contact me.  –Megan (mcthomas@ucsc.edu)

Call for Proposals
Now Open
5-8 July, 2018 New Delhi, India

On behalf of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) and Ashoka University in India we are pleased to invite colleagues in Asian studies to submit proposals for organized panels and roundtables (no individual paper proposals accepted) to be presented at the fifth AAS-in-ASIA Conference to be held July 5-8, 2018 at India Habitat Centre in Delhi, India.

The Program Committee for the AAS-in-ASIA conference seeks proposals dealing with all regions of Asia on subjects covering a wide range of scholarly disciplines and professional fields under the broad theme: Asia in Motion: Geographies and Genealogies.

One of the goals of this AAS-in-ASIA conference is to foster lines of dialogue and scholarly communication that cross the ordinary (often nation-specific) boundaries of academic networks. Panels are welcomed from scholars in disciplines across the field of Asian studies, wherever they may be based academically, and are especially encouraged from scholars representing academic communities that are relatively underrepresented in international meetings.

The deadline for proposal submissions is November 15, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. All proposals must be submitted electronically via the proposal submission website.

AAS 2018 Annual Conference CFP Submission Deadline Just 1 Week Away – August 8!

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AAS members would have received the below reminder directly from the AAS.  Also note: If you’re compiling a panel proposal with a Philippine Studies theme but missed Monday’s deadline to request PSG sponsorship, be in touch with me (mcthomas@ucsc.edu) as it may be possible to consider late requests.  In any case, do take note of the AAS submission deadline.  –Megan

One week left before submission deadline
2018 AAS Annual Conference 

Don’t Miss Your Chance to Present at the Largest Asian Studies Conference

The AAS Annual Conference is returning to Washington D.C. for the first time in 16 yearsThe 2018 Conference will take place the Marriott Wardman Park hotel March 22-25, 2018.

The AAS Program Committee is accepting Organized Panel proposals, Roundtable proposals, Workshop proposals, and Individual Papers for review and consideration. If you have not already done so, log in now to start the process of submitting a proposal submission.

Questions? Email aasconference@asian-studies.org.

Proposal Submission Deadline:
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 5:00pm EST

For complete and detailed submission instructions, including Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) and information on how to submit a ‘ seeking panelists/panels‘ posting, please visit the AAS Conference website.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

CFP: AAS workshop “Asia and the Anthropocene”

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The AAS is pleased to invite applications to participate its workshop, Asia and the Anthropocene, which will take place August 23-27, 2018 at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.  Note that early career scholars (including doctoral students) and scholars based in Asia are especially encouraged to apply, and that all participants’ travel, room, and board will be covered.  The deadline to apply is October 2.  Here’s an excerpt from the CFP, available in full at http://www.asian-studies.org/anthropocene:

The purpose of this gathering is to explore the emerging concept of the Anthropocene through shared readings and collective conversations about how scholars of Asia might best respond to the scientific proposal of a new geological epoch. The selection committee seeks bold ideas and broadly framed research papers that grapple with the challenges posed by this new understanding of planetary conditions. Participants will present short papers (20-30 pages, double spaced, including notes) designed to further this new field of study, leaving ample time for discussion. We will also read and discuss certain key texts that are relevant to this emerging field. The workshop will include a field trip to a location to be determined.

The goal of this workshop is to explore a range of ways in which scholars in non-science fields might draw on their regional expertise to engage with the dramatic paradigm shift that sees human beings as a planet-changing species.

PSG sponsorship deadline extended

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The deadline to apply for PSG sponsorship for AAS 2018 panel proposals has been extended to July 31.  If you would like your panel to be considered for PSG sponsorship, send the complete proposal to Megan (mcthomas@ucsc.edu) by that date.  As always, the PSG sponsorship request is independent of the AAS submission process; endorsement of a selected panel does not guarantee acceptance by the AAS conference committee but is acknowledged as an expression of support from a community of peers. 

The rest of this message has reminders about developing proposals and submitting them to the AAS.

–AAS’s submission deadline is Tuesday, August 8.

–No one has yet asked me to circulate a panel idea on this list, but you are still welcome to do so if you have a panel idea or partially-complete panel and want to invite other participants.  Send the information you’d like to circulate to Megan (mcthomas@ucsc.edu).

–You may want to check out the “sessions seeking participants” and “participants seeking sessions” forum of the AAS conference website.  There are a couple there with SEA themes.

–As you consider how to organize yourself into a panel with others, remember that the LDC travel grant is available to help fund scholars from “late developing countries”.  See the full call for proposals for more information.  Only one LDC grant of a maximum of $2,000 is available per panel, and must be requested at the time of submitting the panel.  If you would be applying for an LDC grant, be sure to communicate this to your panel organizer and make sure both of you carefully follow the AAS’s instructions.

–Keep in mind the program committee’s criteria.  (The below text is copied from the full call for proposals.)

The Program Committee focuses on the following criteria when reviewing and scoring proposals:

     1.      Intellectual quality of the research (originality of material or interpretations, soundness of methodology, knowledge of the field, etc.).
     2.      Quality of the written abstracts, the overall panel abstract being of greatest importance (clear, jargon-free prose is especially valued).
     3.      Coherence of the papers to the overall panel topic and quality of paper abstracts.
     4.       Diversity in Gender, ethnicity, and institutional balance with a combination of junior and senior scholars.
     5.       Indication of a commitment to stimulating active discussion at panel sessions.
     6.      Attention to AAS guidelines (deadline, prohibition on more than one appearance, limits on number of presenters, etc.). 

AAS 2018 CFP now open

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The call for proposals is now open for the 2018 AAS meeting in Washington DC, March 22-25.  The submission deadline is August 8.*   (This message replaces my message of June 21 looking ahead to the call for proposals.  –Megan Thomas, PSG Country Chair)

–If you have an idea for a Philippine studies-themed panel and are seeking others to join, please let me know (e-mail me at mcthomas@ucsc.edu) and I can post an announcement here.

–If you’re interested in organizing a panel and having it be considered for Philippine Studies Group sponsorship, please plan to submit the complete proposal to me (mcthomas@ucsc.edu) by July 25,* which is 2 weeks before the AAS deadline; I’ll let you know at that point when you can expect to hear whether PSG would sponsor your panel.  As always, the PSG sponsorship request is independent of the AAS submission process; endorsement of a selected panel does not guarantee acceptance by the AAS conference committee but is acknowledged as an expression of support from a community of peers. 

–You may also want to check out the “sessions seeking participants” and “participants seeking sessions” forum of the AAS conference website.  You may well have other networks too, of course, but this is one way to connect with scholars you don’t already know for the purposes of putting together a panel.

–Junior scholars: Remember the SEAC Rising Voices panel on Environmental Issues and Human Health in SEA.  Proposals are due for this panel July 1.

–As you consider how to organize yourself into a panel with others, remember that the LDC travel grant is available to help fund scholars from “late developing countries”.  See the full call for proposals for more information.  Only one LDC grant of a maximum of $2,000 is available per panel, and must be requested at the time of submitting the panel.  If you would be applying for an LDC grant, be sure to communicate this to your panel organizer and make sure both of you carefully follow the AAS’s instructions.

–Keep in mind the program committee’s criteria.  (The below text is copied from the full call for proposals.)

The Program Committee focuses on the following criteria when reviewing and scoring proposals:

     1.      Intellectual quality of the research (originality of material or interpretations, soundness of methodology, knowledge of the field, etc.).
     2.      Quality of the written abstracts, the overall panel abstract being of greatest importance (clear, jargon-free prose is especially valued).
     3.      Coherence of the papers to the overall panel topic and quality of paper abstracts.
     4.       Diversity in Gender, ethnicity, and institutional balance with a combination of junior and senior scholars.
     5.       Indication of a commitment to stimulating active discussion at panel sessions.
     6.      Attention to AAS guidelines (deadline, prohibition on more than one appearance, limits on number of presenters, etc.). 

* These dates are 5 days later than I’d indicated in my June 21 post/e-mail; the AAS bumped back their deadline, and in turn I’ve adjusted the deadline for consideration for PSG sponsorship.

AAS-in-Asia June 24-27

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Get ready for Seoul!  AAS-in-Asia is coming up June 24-27, and many PSG members will be attending and presenting.  I’ve used keyword searches to compile a list of panels with papers that appear to relate to Philippine Studies in some way: Philippines panels AAS-in-Asia 2017.  (Pls. pardon the awkward formatting–I had a tough time with this but I hope it’s at least readable.) The on-line program, which allows you to view the full panel information including panel and paper abstracts, is available here:

https://admin.allacademic.com/one/aas/asia17/

[No one requested additions or corrections to the version I sent June 10, so that remains the latest version.]

It promises to be a great meeting!

–Megan Thomas, PSG Country Chair

SEAC Call for Papers

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Junior scholars, please note the below CFP from the Southeast Asia Council.  
–Megan Thomas, PSG Country Chair
Environmental Issues and Human Health in Southeast Asia
Rising Voices in Southeast Asian Studies
Deadline July 1, 2017

The Southeast Asia Council (SEAC) of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) is seeking paper proposals from up-and-coming scholars to join a “Rising Voices” panel on the broad topic of “Environmental Issues and Human Health in Southeast Asia.” We seek to recruit three early career scholars from Southeast Asian countries in order to form a panel for eventual inclusion in the 2018 Annual Conference of the Association for Asian Studies, to be held in Washington, D.C. from March 22–25, 2018.

Panel Topic Details:

For this year’s Rising Voices Panel, we seek to build a panel on the broad topic of “Environmental Issues and Human Health in Southeast Asia.” In addition to receiving financial support from the AAS/SEAC, this year’s Rising Voices Panel also has financial support provided by TRaNS: Trans-Regional and -National Studies of Southeast Asia ( http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=TRN).

The exact panel description will be developed and refined once panelists have been selected, but the theme is designed to be inclusive enough to solicit a wide range of applicants. Papers can discuss ways that transnational borderland identities are both formed and performed in various contexts, and may pursue the topic from any disciplinary angle, either contemporary or historical. Topics might include, but are not limited to:

  • Pollution and Human Health
  • The Wildlife Trade and Human Health
  • Environmental Degradation, Poverty, and Human Health
  • Government(s) in Southeast Asia, the Environment, and Human Health
  • The Anthropocene and Human Health
  • International Organizations, the Environment , and Human Health in Southeast Asia

The only restriction regarding proposed paper topics is that they must be about “Southeast Asia” and “Environmental Issues and Human Health in Southeast Asia.”

For further details on this year’s panel topic, eligibility, and selection criteria, please visit the call for papers at http://www.asian-studies.org/SEAC-Rising-Voices . Further questions may be addressed to this year’s panel organizer:thompsonc2@southernct.edu.

Mike Cullinane receives 2017 Grant Goodman Prize

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Cullinane (left) accepting the award from Rodell.

Michael Cullinane received the Grant Goodman Prize in Philippine Historical Studies at the Toronto PSG meeting.  We wanted to share the photo and the committee’s citation (below) with all, regardless of whether you were able to attend the event.

Congratulations, Mike!

The Philippine Studies Group of the Association for Asian Studies is pleased to award the Grant Goodman Prize for 2017 to Michael Cullinane for his substantial contributions to Philippine historical studies. Cullinane is the Associate Director of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison where he teaches as a Faculty Associate.

It was during his undergraduate days in California that Cullinane’s interest in Southeast Asia began. Afterward, his service in the Peace Corps introduced him to Cebu and since then he has channeled his considerable energy and intellect toward that island province, the country and even the Filipino diaspora. As a graduate student at the University of Michigan, Cullinane was a prominent member of a group of young social historians who explored local histories of the Philippines. His concentration on Cebu and its social-political elites bespoke his interest in the country’s wrenching turn-of-the-century transition from Spanish to American colonial rule. This interest became the focus of his dissertation and his influential book Ilustrado Politics: Filipino Elite Responses to American Rule, 1898-1908 published by Ateneo de Manila University Press in 2004, a unique and definitive account.

In addition to this major work, Cullinane has authored twenty book chapters and articles on a wide range of historical topics, periods and geographical areas. The most numerous of these publications explore Cebuano topics such as its Chinese mestizos, both the Spanish and American colonial periods, and prominent Cebuano leaders such as Sergio Osmena. His other publications have explored topics that include demography, transportation strikes, Manuel L. Quezon, basketball and culture, and Hilario Moncado and local Filipino history in Hawaii.

Cullinane has continued his productive service to Philippine history and in 2014 he published two more major works both based on his Cebuano research interest: The Battle for Cebu (1899-1900): Andrew S. Rowan and the Siege of Sudlon and Arenas of Conspiracy and Rebellion in Late Nineteenth-Century Philippines: The Case of the April 1898 Uprising in Cebu. As was the case of Ilustrado Politics, these recent titles were published in the Philippines which increase the availability of his work to the Filipino scholarly community. He has at least two forthcoming articles and is working on two on-going book projects that will further deepen his already extensive contribution to Philippine history.

All of these publications were produced despite demanding administrative responsibilities for the Southeast Asia programs at the University of Michigan and now in Madison as well as his work with the Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute programs on those two campuses. Of course he still has teaching responsibilities and has been involved in oral history and archival projects while presenting papers at a long list of international conferences.

The Philippine Studies Group is pleased to acknowledge his scholarship and leadership by conferring on him the 2017 Grant Goodman Prize in Philippine history.

FYI, Call for nominations, Filipino Studies Honors and Awards

Dear PSG Folks, Dr. J. Lorenzo Perillo (University of Illinois, Chicago) has asked me to share with all of you the call for nominations of the Filipino Studies Honors and Awards, administered by the Filipino section of the Association for Asian American Studies. Included is a poster for social media and also text for posts or emails. Please forward this info to your colleagues, students, and networks for immediate and wide circulation, and consider nominating good work that qualifies–your own included–to be considered for these important honors.  While the awards are not affiliated with the PSG or the AAS, I’m grateful to Lorenzo for sharing these opportunities w/PSG members.  –Megan

Call for Nominations – Filipino Studies Honors and Awards – 2020

The Filipino section of the Association for Asian American Studies invites nominations (including self-nominations) for the Filipino Honors and Awards, which support and recognize the most outstanding, unique, and impactful contributions to Filipino Studies, broadly construed.

The awards include a certificate and recognition at the annual Filipino section meeting at the Association for Asian American Studies Conference in March 2020. All are eligible, regardless of affiliation or rank, but awardees must be a current member of the Association for Asian American Studies by the conference. These awards are administered expressly by the Filipino section and not the Association for Asian American Studies.

The Filipino Honors

For category descriptions and submission guidelines, please complete the online application <https://forms.gle/AFKP9QfRkWpy5RHr6>.

Awards of Distinction

For category descriptions and submission guidelines, please complete the online application <https://forms.gle/yjr4kHpk3vxhxrkf9>.

Filipino Research Publication Awards – Award for Best Article

For submission guidelines, please complete the online application <https://forms.gle/Wt7k3AsMjdSBrSwu7>.

Filipino Research Publication Awards – Best Book Award

For submission guidelines, please complete the online application <https://forms.gle/1MNRBHBRjiuYn2wE6>.

Awardees will be notified in March 2020.

For general inquiries, contact Dr. J. Lorenzo Perillo <dr.lorenzoperillo@gmail.com>

The deadline for receipt of materials is 11:59pm PST on January 15, 2020.

Fil Awards Poster 2020

FYI history job + anthro fellowship

Dear PSG Folks, The below is not anything connected with the AAS or PSG, but is a notice about opportunities at my home institution of the University of California, Santa Cruz.  I hope some of you may be interested; please forward widely, especially to your history and anthropology networks.  Pls notice applications for the history job are due Nov 5–very soon.  –Megan

1) UCSC’s History Department is hiring Assistant Professor in Southeast Asian history, with special emphasis in environmental history. The job advertisement is posted online at https://recruit.ucsc.edu/JPF00752.  

2) We have a first-year fellowship to support one applicant from Southeast Asia to begin their PhD in Anthropology at UCSC 2020/2021. Applicants should seek additional funding for the rest of their study.  Please visit the UCSC and Anthropology Graduate program website (https://anthro.ucsc.edu/graduate/index.html) for more information and application instructions to graduate studies at UCSC. No additional application materials are needed to be considered for this SEACoast fellowship. For more information, please email BOTH Megan Thomas (mcthomas@ucsc.edu) and Anna Tsing (atsing@ucsc.edu) with the subject line “SEACoast Fellowship”.

These opportunities are connected with the newly-established Center for Southeast Asian Coastal Interactions (SEACoast) at UCSC, which will draw together scholars from the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences to explore the histories and ongoing transformations of Southeast Asian, and coastal interactions as a broad way to understand processes and connections linking places as disparate as upriver highlands, port cities, and the oceans or seas between them.