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)

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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.

AAS-in-Asia panel on food security and climate change?

Last week I shared an announcement about AAS-in-Asia.  Carin Gonzalez of UST has suggested a possible panel on food security and climate change.  Please read on, and contact her if you are interested.  Thank you, Carin! –Megan

“The panel that I am hoping to organize would hopefully be consisted of works on food security in the Philippines in the context of climate change. Essentially, the panel will present discourses on the link between Food Security and Climate change, localized experiences of vulnerability and coping strategies, and the varying factors that provide context to the Philippine experience.

“Keywords may include: food security, climate change, coping strategies, uncertain ecologies, agriculture futures”

Submitted by Carin Gonzalez: magonzalez@ust.edu.ph

FYI: ICAS 2019; UNITAS journal website

FYI, below are are two separate opportunities that I’ve been asked to share with PSG members, FYI. (Neither is affiliated with the AAS or PSG, but I appreciate that Paul Rodell and Lulu Reyes are keeping PSG members abreast of these opportunities.)  –Megan

–Paul Rodell is interested in organizing a panel on the Philippines for the International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS) in Leiden in July next summer.  Paul would be especially interested in hearing from folks whose papers make a connection between Europe and the Philippines which would fit into the theme of the conference.  Please see the attached message from Paul, and be in touch soon if you are interested, as the deadline for proposals to ICAS is October 10. (Paul’s message is here: ICAS Call for Panel Participants.)

UNITAS Journal, of UST, has launched its new website http://unitasust.net/ where we can see the current issue, past issues, and read about the publication and its events.  Editor-in-Chief Reyes particularly encourages graduate students to submit pieces to the journal for consideration, as the journal hopes to encourage the publication of emergent scholars in its pages more prominently.

Advice for those proposing panels & papers

Are you preparing a panel or individual paper proposal for AAS 2019 in Denver, or still considering trying to do so? Please read these words of encouragement and advice (below) sent to us by one of the program committee members. –Megan

—– Forwarded message ———

From: Maitrii Victoriano Aung Thwin
Dear SEAC Country and Committee Chairs
Please remind your colleagues that the AAS Call for Papers/Panel proposal deadline is August 1st 2018.  Southeast Asia is traditionally under-represented in the conference program so it is important that we submit excellent proposals that also meet AAS’s efforts to promote diversity.
As colleagues (and first-timers) are usually scrambling at this point to get their panel proposals together, please circulate amongst your groups the following general guidelines:
Panel Proposal Abstracts
 
  • Panel organizers need to make sure that the panel and presentation abstracts are edited and clearly written
  • Panel abstracts should state clearly how the topic of the panel is relevant to Southeast Asian Studies (and other relevant fields)
  • Panel abstracts should give a sense of how the panel’s individual presentations work together in relation to the main theme/focus
  • Panel participant abstracts should also demonstrate how they relate to the broader panel focus/theme
  • The panel line-up should ideally demonstrate diversity via gender, rank, and institution (ex. a panel of grad students will unlikely make the cut)
  • We recommend that first-time panel organisers seek a more experienced colleague to vet their panel proposal materials
Individual Paper Abstracts
 
  • Individual paper abstracts need to be clearly written and edited
  • Individual paper abstracts should state clearly how their topic is relevant in broad terms (intellectually) to Southeast Asian Studies (if accepted, this enables us to include your paper with others to form a panel)
  • Individual paper abstracts might suggest how their topic is relevant to sub-fields within Southeast Asian Studies or other fields/disciplines of study that help us understand the region in novel ways
  • Individual paper abstracts should be clearly written to express the main questions, theories or ideas that the presentation will be addressing
  • Individual paper abstracts should state the main argument or idea of the presentation
  • Paper abstracts might state how this research is original (new evidence, new approach, new interpretation, etc.)
Just to reiterate, these are guidelines only and meeting every bullet point doesn’t necessarily guarantee acceptance either.  So if anyone has any questions about the process, please feel free to email me directly at (hismvat@nus.edu.sg).
As Denver offers us a conference venue that (in theory) provides SEAC with more panel slots, this is a good opportunity to get your panel in, so please encourage your country group members to submit a panel proposal.
Best wishes for the coming academic year and the conference,
Maitrii
(AAS Program Committee)

Philippine Studies Conference in Japan CFP: Deadline July 13!

With apologies for the extremely late post, which is entirely my fault not that of the conference organizers, please see below the CFP for the Philippine Studies conference in Japan 2018 (Hiroshima).  Philippine Studies in Japan is not an AAS affiliate or a PSG project, but it is important for many of our members.  I’m grateful to the organizers for inviting PSG members to participate and apologize that I’m forwarding the notice with the deadline only a few days away.  –Megan

Dear Colleagues:

Greetings from Hiroshima!

We are pleased to inform you that the 4th Philippine Studies Conference
in Japan will be held at Hiroshima University, Japan, on November 17 and 18,
2018. The call for papers is now open. The deadline of submission of
abstracts is July 13, 2018. We welcome proposals for panels and individual
presentations on a broad range of topics from academics, practitioners
and students. We would be very grateful if you could circulate the following
call for papers with your relevant colleagues and students.

Call for Papers:
https://philippinestudiesinjapan.wordpress.com/call/

About the schedule, conference venue, invited speakers, registration
fees and contact information, please visit the link below:

https://philippinestudiesinjapan.wordpress.com/

If you have any inquiries, please feel free to contact the secretariat:
pscj2018 (at) gmail (dot) com

Kind regards,

Koki Seki & Itaru Nagasaka
Hiroshima University