Please note this is the third (and final) call for nominations, due December 17.

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 nominations and supporting material is Monday 17 December 2018.

The Prize was established in 1990 with a 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 and Michael Cullinane. 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 nominations for the Prize, which will be awarded at the next AAS meeting to be held in Denver during the week of March 21-24, 2019. Nomination must include:

  • A brief statement by the nominator about why the nominee merits the award.
  • The nominee’s current curriculum vitae
  • The nominee’s name, institutional affiliation, and contact information

Nominations should be sent electronically and be received by Monday, 17 December 2018.

Submit to: Paul Rodell ( Chair, with an electronic “cc.” to the Committee members,

Nicanor Tiongson ( and

Michael Cullinane (

Cherubim Quizon (

Re-nomination of previous nominees is encouraged but should be accompanied by an up-to-date curriculum vitae.

(Attached please find the same announcement, in pdf form: 2019 Goodman Call)


FYI: edited volume CFP “Returning to the Region”

Dear PSG Folks, Nicole CuUnjieng Aboitiz and Anthony Medrano have asked me to forward this CFP on to our group.  It’s not an official PSG or AAS activity but I’m grateful to them for sharing this opportunity with us.  CFP is below, and attached.  –Megan

Call for Chapter Submissions for an Edited Book Volume

Returning to the Region:
Philippine History and the Contingencies of Southeast Asia

DGE Hall’s A History of Southeast Asia (1955) excluded the Philippines
from Southeast Asia, placing it instead within the Western hemisphere.
Philippine historiography, in turn, has largely displaced the context of
Southeast Asia, centering instead on its internal regions. This domestic
regionalism stems, in part, from A. McCoy and E. De Jesus’s Philippine
Social History (1982), which was a pioneering volume that inspired a
reframing of the Philippine past in interdisciplinary and dynamic ways.
Yet, the legacy of their publication has strangely reinforced——rather
than ruptured——the insularity of Philippine studies.

Building upon and paying homage to Philippine Social History’s regional
turn inward, this edited volume seeks to effect a regional turn outward,
examining the Philippines within the contingencies of Southeast Asia.
While recognizing Southeast Asian regionality as a political product as
well as a tangible biotic zone——stretching from the Bay of Bengal to the
Marianas Trench——this volume will show how ideas of Southeast Asian
regional space have existed in ways that complicate the ‘area studies.’
Excavating these spaces, this book seeks to return the Philippines to
its more fluid, regional context to locate the study of the Philippines
not at the edge of Southeast Asia but embedded within it.

If you wish to submit a chapter to be considered for inclusion in the
book, please send an abstract and short bio to the editors listed below.

Nicole CuUnjieng Aboitiz, Ph.D.
Faculty of History & Clare Hall
University of Cambridge (UK)

Anthony D. Medrano, Ph.D.
Department of History & Center for the Environment
Harvard University (USA)