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

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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.