PSG Conference Award deadline extended to 2/8/23

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Apply here by February 8, 2023.

In support of excellence in scholarship on the Philippines and of opportunities for early-career 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 Conference Award (formerly known as the Travel Award) for the ninth year.

PSG invites applications from individuals who will present a paper on the Philippines at the 2023 AAS Conference, which will be held in a hybrid format in Boston and online.  This year, we expect to make several awards of up to $250 to assist eligible individuals in covering the costs of conference registration or travel. In order to receive awards, recipients deliver their presentations either virtually or in person and submit documentation afterward. 

The PSG Conference Award committee will select awardees using the following criteria:

  • Eligibility: Graduate students and recent PhDs (2018 on) are eligible to apply, with priority given to current PhD students and contingent/independent scholars.
  • Merit: Only those whose papers have been reviewed and accepted into the conference program are eligible. Scholarly merit will be the deciding factor among applicants who are otherwise of equal priority. Applicants may indicate additional measures of scholarly merit not otherwise indicated in the paper abstract, such as a related publication/exhibition/other media.
  • 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 in the title and abstract as published in the conference program.
  • Impact: The award is not intended to cover all costs of conference participation, but instead to help defray customary conference expenses. Applicants are asked to briefly state other funding sources applied for and received, if applicable, such as Registration Grants or Financial Assistance from AAS, institutional funds, grant support, etc. 

Applications must be submitted through this form by February 8, 2023.
On behalf of the PSG Conference Award committee, including Kerby Alvarez, Adrian De Leon, and Lynne Milgram, thank you for your interest and support!

Save-the-date for annual business meeting: 3/16/23, 2pm

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AAS has assigned PSG a time slot and location for our annual business meeting, which will take place during the upcoming conference in Boston. Save-the-date information is below, with further details forthcoming in the new year.

Date:   Thursday, March 16, 2023
Time:   
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Meeting Venue:  
Sheraton Hotel
Room Assignment:  
Dalton

Sharing new publications in Philippine studies in 2021, 2022, and beyond

At our 2022 business meeting, it was proposed that PSG help publicize and celebrate new publications in the field. We are now pleased to share this list of work published in 2021 and 2022. The list includes only what authors have self-reported or reported on behalf of others. Still, it’s quite impressive and speaks to the vibrancy and dynamism of the field. Congratulations to all of the authors!

This is an ongoing initiative, so please click here to add your new Philippines-related publications for 2023 (and any we missed from 2021-2). And please encourage more authors to report their work – or just report it on their behalf. We plan to update and share the list on a quarterly basis.

Many thanks to PSG Advisory Board members Jorge Bayona and Ruth de Llobet for giving generously of their time to make this happen!

Reminder: PSG Conference Award applications due 2/1/23

Apply here by February 1, 2023.

In support of excellence in scholarship on the Philippines and of opportunities for early-career 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 Conference Award (formerly known as the Travel Award) for the ninth year.

PSG invites applications from individuals who will present a paper on the Philippines at the 2023 AAS Conference, which will be held in a hybrid format in Boston and online.  This year, we expect to make several awards of up to $250 to assist eligible individuals in covering the costs of conference registration or travel. In order to receive awards, recipients deliver their presentations either virtually or in person and submit documentation afterward. 

The PSG Conference Award committee will select awardees using the following criteria:

  • Eligibility: Graduate students and recent PhDs (2018 on) are eligible to apply, with priority given to current PhD students and contingent/independent scholars.
  • Merit: Only those whose papers have been reviewed and accepted into the conference program are eligible. Scholarly merit will be the deciding factor among applicants who are otherwise of equal priority. Applicants may indicate additional measures of scholarly merit not otherwise indicated in the paper abstract, such as a related publication/exhibition/other media.
  • 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 in the title and abstract as published in the conference program.
  • Impact: The award is not intended to cover all costs of conference participation, but instead to help defray customary conference expenses. Applicants are asked to briefly state other funding sources applied for and received, if applicable, such as Registration Grants or Financial Assistance from AAS, institutional funds, grant support, etc. 

Applications must be submitted through this form by February 1, 2023.
On behalf of the PSG Conference Award committee, including Kerby Alvarez, Adrian De Leon, and Lynne Milgram, thank you for your interest and support!

PhilS4 webinar with Allan B.I. Bernardo: “Social cognitive and psychological dimensions of the Philippine education crisis” – 1/27/23

Did you miss the last PhilS4 seminar with Shelley Tuazon Guyton? Good news: you can always watch it and other past PhilS4 seminars on YouTube.

The next seminar will feature Professor Allan B.I. Bernardo (De La Salle University) for a rich discussion of student learning and education reform in the Philippines.

The Philippines participated in the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2018 “…to measure learning outcomes vis-à-vis other countries and provide information to evaluate the country’s progress in improving math, science, and literacy and build evidence for policy development and decision-making.” (NEDA, 2020, p. 173). While being mindful of limitations and criticisms of the PISA assessment system, the results revealed factors related to Filipino students’ poor learning achievement that are not typically addressed in the discourses and programs to reform Philippine education.
The results of our studies using machine learning approaches focused on the social and psychological variables that identify the poorest-performing students in science, mathematics, and reading in English. Collectively the results suggest that low-achieving Filipino students experience a range of negative social processes in schools that pose as threats to their sense of self-worth and that motivate their disengagement from learning activities. Such negative social experiences are also related to how students may perceive schooling as disjoint from the experiences in their families and communities. The implications for the hard task of addressing the learning poverty in young Filipinos will be discussed to call attention to reform efforts beyond the typical focus on curriculum, instruction, and resources.

When: Thursday, 26 January, 5pm PT / 8pm ET
             Friday 27 January, 9am PHT / 9am SGT / 12pm AEDT 
Where: Online via Zoom
Register here.

See the full event schedule on the SEAC website and follow PhilS4 on Facebook to be kept informed of upcoming events!

Please note registration is essential. Should you have any questions or wish to discuss accessibility requirements, please feel free to email: sseac@sydney.edu.au

Gosling-Lim Postdoctoral Fellowship in Southeast Asian Studies

Forwarded from AAS:

The Gosling-Lim Postdoctoral Fellowship in Southeast Asian Studies has been made possible by a generous gift from L.A. Peter Gosling and Linda Yuen-Ching Lim. This fellowship is focused on capability-building in Southeast Asian Studies among scholars who are Southeast Asian nationals based in Southeast Asia and at Southeast Asian institutions. Its goal is to enable such scholars to concentrate on publishing their dissertation research, and/or embark on new post-dissertation research, without the distraction of having to teach, consult, or shoulder administrative burdens, and with the opportunity to expand their scholarly networks and expertise. The intent is that fellowship recipients will develop their careers in Southeast Asia, helping to advance the field of Southeast Asian Studies within the region.

Details here .

AAS 2023: Call for Late Breaking Sessions now open, proposals due 1/9/23

The AAS 2023 Annual Conference will be presented in two formats: 
Join us virtually, February 17-18, 2023, or
In-person in Boston, MA, March 16-19, 2023

We are now accepting proposals for Late-Breaking Sessions. Organizers may indicate on the proposal application the preference for an in-person or virtual presentation format.  All participants accepted to present on an in-person session must be physically present in Boston. Late-breaking sessions are an opportunity to engage the full membership and Asian Studies community in the discussion of trending topics. Late-breaking organized panels and roundtables provide a forum for engaging in dialogue on current events that affect our perspectives on and work in the Asian region.
While the Program Committee encourages proposals on all timely topics, it especially encourages sessions that will discuss:Feminism and gender politicsRace and systemic racismThe pandemic in AsiaU.S. political impact on the regionGaming and addictionMigration and displacementPollution and health in the regionShifting demographics in the regionOther late-breaking topics
We will consider only organized panels or roundtable sessions (no individual papers, please). All sessions will run 90 minutes in length. Organized panels should include no more than four papers, and roundtables should include no more than five discussants and a chair. Individuals already on the program are welcome to participate in a late-breaking session.
Proposal Submission Deadline:  January 9, 2023, 11:59p.m. (Eastern Time)
View the Call for Late-Breaking Sessions.

Further clarification and final call for Grant Goodman Prize

With thanks to former committee chair, Paul Rodell, we have been able to upload prior nominations from the past three cycles of the Grant Goodman Prize. This means that prior nominations do NOT need to be resubmitted to be considered in this cycle. Per PSG guidelines adopted in 2020, each cycle’s committee will automatically consider prior nominations from the prior three cycles along with new nominations. I regret and take responsibility for any confusion caused by our earlier communications about renominations. – Noah Theriault, PSG Chair

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Final Call for Nominations:

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 new nominations and supporting material is December 1, 2022.

The Prize was established in 1990 with the 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, Michael Cullinane, Mina Roces and Caroline Hau.  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 new nominations for the Prize, which will be awarded at the next AAS meeting to be held in March 2023.  Previous nominations from the prior three cycles will automatically be reconsidered.  Each nomination must include:

  • A brief statement (250-300 words) by the nominator about why the nominee merits the Prize
  • The nominee’s current curriculum vitae
  • The nominee’s name, institutional affiliation, and contact information

Nominations should be submitted through this form. The deadline to receive nominations is December 1, 2022.

PSG Conference Award applications due 2/1/23

Apply here by February 1, 2023.

In support of excellence in scholarship on the Philippines and of opportunities for early-career 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 Conference Award (formerly known as the Travel Award) for the ninth year.

PSG invites applications from individuals who will present a paper on the Philippines at the 2023 AAS Conference, which will be held in a hybrid format in Boston and online.  This year, we expect to make several awards of up to $250 to assist eligible individuals in covering the costs of conference registration or travel. In order to receive awards, recipients deliver their presentations either virtually or in person and submit documentation afterward. 

The PSG Conference Award committee will select awardees using the following criteria:

  • Eligibility: Graduate students and recent PhDs (2018 on) are eligible to apply, with priority given to current PhD students and contingent/independent scholars.
  • Merit: Only those whose papers have been reviewed and accepted into the conference program are eligible. Scholarly merit will be the deciding factor among applicants who are otherwise of equal priority. Applicants may indicate additional measures of scholarly merit not otherwise indicated in the paper abstract, such as a related publication/exhibition/other media.
  • 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 in the title and abstract as published in the conference program.
  • Impact: The award is not intended to cover all costs of conference participation, but instead to help defray customary conference expenses. Applicants are asked to briefly state other funding sources applied for and received, if applicable, such as Registration Grants or Financial Assistance from AAS, institutional funds, grant support, etc. 

Applications must be submitted through this form by February 1, 2023.
On behalf of the PSG Conference Award committee, including Kerby Alvarez, Adrian De Leon, and Lynne Milgram, thank you for your interest and support!

PhilS4 webinar with Shelley Tuazon Guyton: “Surviving Typhoons with Disaster Media Infrastructures in Tacloban, Philippines” – 11/23/22

Did you miss the last PhilS4 seminar with Sharmila Parmanand? Good news: you can always watch it and other past PhilS4 seminars on YouTube.

The next seminar will feature Dr Shelley Tuazon Guyton (National University of Singapore) discussing the role of technology and media infrastructure in reducing communities’ vulnerability to disaster in the Philippines.

An estimated 10,000 people died during Supertyphoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in 2013. This amount of loss was not due to high winds and flying debris, as might be imagined, but rather to sudden and inescapable storm surges of seawater that deluged coastal areas across the central Philippine islands. The storms surges proved the deadliest aspect of the typhoon, yet it was the least communicated threat prior to landfall. A repeating sentiment from affected people was that if the storm surge had been effectively communicated, many lives would have been saved.
In this talk, Dr Shelley Tuazon Guyton will show how technologies and infrastructures for disaster communication that are meant to save can actually impede peoples’ ability to survive the disaster. Drawing on field work conducted in Tacoblan three years after Typhoon Yolanda, she will review some of the conditions surrounding low-income coastal residents’ experiences navigating disaster information through different communal, city and national infrastructures for communicating disaster media.

When: Wednesday 23 November, 6pm PST / 9pm EST           
Thursday 24 November, 10am PHT / 10am SGT / 1pm AEDT
Where: Online via Zoom
Register here.

See the full event schedule on the SEAC website and follow PhilS4 on Facebook to be kept informed of upcoming events!

Please note registration is essential. Should you have any questions or wish to discuss accessibility requirements, please feel free to email: sseac@sydney.edu.au