FYI: Philippine Lit in Spanish symposium (Antwerp), CFP

This CFP came to my e-mail inbox today; it is not a PSG or AAS event but I thought that it might interest other PSG members, especially those based in Europe.  –Megan


I have the pleasure to announce the opening of the Call for Papers for participating in the International Symposium “Philippine Literature in Spanish in the Context of Hispanic-Asian Studies” that will take place between 3rd and 5th December 2018, at the University of Antwerp (Belgium).

This symposium aims to contribute to the consolidation of the field of Philippine writings in Spanish, as a central subject within the emerging area of Hispanic Asian Stuides. It is being organized by the Department of Literature from the University of Antwerp, and by the Université Clermont-Auvergne from France, with the support of IHRIM LyonCenter of Mexican Studies from the University of AntwerpInstituto Cervantes and Asociación BETA for Early Career Doctors in Hispanism. Proposals can be submitted by e-mail to and until 30th May 2018

We think that it will be a unique opportunity for scholars in Philippine studies to gather, and we are sure that it will be a very fruitful meeting. That is why we encourage all of you to participate and to share this CfP with anyone that you might think that might be interested in the topic(s) proposed. We have also opened a call for applications for a participation grant of 500€.

All the information has been uploaded to our website: call for papers, inscription, grant, addresses… As you will see, Antwerp is 35 minutes away by direct train from Brussels Airport (Zanventem) and 56 minutes away from Amsterdam-Schiphol airport. If you might have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

With all the best wishes from the organizing committee.

2.1 Call for Papers Conference on Philippines (UA-UCA) 2018


FYI: PSA Annual Conference CFP

Dr. Churchill would like all PSG members to have this call for papers for the Philippine Studies Association annual conference to be held at the National Museum in Manila in late September 2018.  Paper and panel proposals are due March 5.  Thanks to Dr. Churchill for keeping PSG members informed of this opportunity.   –Megan

PSA 2018 - Call for Papers September 26-28, 2018 - POSTER

Philippine Studies Group 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) 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!