updates and upcoming conferences

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.



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