deadline tomorrow: Travel Award

One last reminder that applications for the PSG Travel Award are due Feb. 8.  The call is further below these two quick notes:

  • If you are presenting in Denver and are otherwise eligible to receive the AAS graduate student stipend, you may also apply for PSG Travel Award funding, i.e. they are separate programs, and it is possible to receive both.  See the AAS’s website for more information about their graduate student stipends and who is eligible to receive them, keeping in mind that for these purposes, a PSG Travel Award should not be considered to be an AAS source of funding.
  • In your application for a PSG Travel Award, when you list other funding received or expected, please include not only the source but also the amount (e.g. “AAS graduate student stipend, approx. $200”).

–Megan

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Philippine Studies Group Travel Award (2019)

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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 sixth year.

The PSG invites applications from individuals who will present a paper on the Philippines at the 2019 AAS Annual Conference in Denver or the AAS-in-Asia Conference in Bangkok. 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. Award amounts may be higher, funds permitting. 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 (2017 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 8, 2019. 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 any other funding received or expected.  Please use the email subject line “PSG Travel Award 2019.” Award decisions will be announced by February 20; recipients will be presented with their awards during the PSG Section Meeting Friday, March 22, 7:30-9:30pm.

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!

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[2nd notice] 2019 Travel Awards

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Clarification/updates on PSG Travel Award applications: 

  • If you are presenting in Denver and are otherwise eligible to receive the AAS graduate student stipend, you may also apply for PSG Travel Award funding, i.e. they are separate programs, and it is possible to receive both.  See the AAS’s website for more information about their graduate student stipends and who is eligible to receive them, keeping in mind that for these purposes, a PSG Travel Award should not be considered to be an AAS source of funding.
  • In your application for a PSG Travel Award, when you list other funding received or expected, please include not only the source but also the amount (e.g. “AAS graduate student stipend, approx. $200”).

Remember applications are due February 8.  If you have any questions please let me know: mcthomas@ucsc.edu.       –Megan

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Please see below and attached this year’s call for PSG Travel Award applications.  Junior scholars presenting either at AAS (Denver), or AAS-in-Asia (Bangkok), are eligible to apply.  Please apply for a PSG Travel Award only after you’ve been notified that your proposal has been accepted (I understand those of you who applied to AAS-in-Asia are still awaiting the result).  Our deadline is February 8 which I hope allows you plenty of time to apply receiving notification of acceptance, regardless of whether it’s to Denver or Bangkok. 

–Megan

***

Philippine Studies Group Travel Award (2019)

psg-travel-award-2019

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 sixth year.

The PSG invites applications from individuals who will present a paper on the Philippines at the 2019 AAS Annual Conference in Denver or the AAS-in-Asia Conference in Bangkok. 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. Award amounts may be higher, funds permitting. 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 (2017 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 8, 2019. 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 any other funding received or expected.  Please use the email subject line “PSG Travel Award 2019.” Award decisions will be announced by February 20; recipients will be presented with their awards during the PSG Section Meeting Friday, March 22, 7:30-9:30pm.

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!

Travel Award 2019

Please see below and attached this year’s call for PSG Travel Award applications.  Junior scholars presenting either at AAS (Denver), or AAS-in-Asia (Bangkok), are eligible to apply.  Please apply for a PSG Travel Award only after you’ve been notified that your proposal has been accepted (I understand those of you who applied to AAS-in-Asia are still awaiting the result).  Our deadline is February 8 which I hope allows you plenty of time to apply receiving notification of acceptance, regardless of whether it’s to Denver or Bangkok. 

–Megan

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Philippine Studies Group Travel Award (2019)

psg-travel-award-2019

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 sixth year.

The PSG invites applications from individuals who will present a paper on the Philippines at the 2019 AAS Annual Conference in Denver or the AAS-in-Asia Conference in Bangkok. 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. Award amounts may be higher, funds permitting. 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 (2017 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 8, 2019. 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 any other funding received or expected.  Please use the email subject line “PSG Travel Award 2019.” Award decisions will be announced by February 20; recipients will be presented with their awards during the PSG Section Meeting Friday, March 22, 7:30-9:30pm.

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 2019 Denver schedule announced

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Mark your calendars! The PSG meeting at AAS 2019 in Denver will be held Friday, March 22, from 7:30-9:30pm.  I look forward to seeing many of you there.

Please also check out the rest of the schedule for AAS 2019 in Denver, which is now available. Find your own panels and papers and others that might be of interest to PSG folks, and, if you would, send me an e-mail letting me know what those are so that I can compile and circulate that list to this group.  Last year I tried just to do it myself using keywords and I missed a lot of important papers and panels, so I’d like to try crowdsourcing it this year.  So if and when you do browse the program and find yourself/other papers, panels, and/or films with Philippine Studies themes, please make just some quick notes about those, in whatever format is easiest for you and send it to me at: mcthomas@ucsc.edu.  (I don’t necessarily need full info–I can look things up and get the full info myself, but I need to know what to look up/search for.) Thank you!

Grads and recent Ph.D.’s: PSG’s call for travel fund applications will be circulated/posted here within the next couple of weeks. This will be for travel to present either at AAS 2019 – Denver, or AAS-in-Asia 2019 – Bangkok.  More details forthcoming in call.

–Megan

GRANT GOODMAN PRIZE IN PHILIPPINE HISTORICAL STUDIES (third and final posting)

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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 (rodell@georgiasouthern.edu) Chair, with an electronic “cc.” to the Committee members,

Nicanor Tiongson (adarnatucat@yahoo.com) and

Michael Cullinane (mmcullin@wisc.edu)

Cherubim Quizon (quizonch@shu.edu)

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)
nec34@cam.ac.uk

Anthony D. Medrano, Ph.D.
Department of History & Center for the Environment
Harvard University (USA)
anthony_medrano@fas.harvard.edu

GRANT GOODMAN PRIZE IN PHILIPPINE HISTORICAL STUDIES (2nd posting)

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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 (rodell@georgiasouthern.edu) Chair, with an electronic “cc.” to the Committee members,

Nicanor Tiongson (adarnatucat@yahoo.com) and

Michael Cullinane (mmcullin@wisc.edu)

Cherubim Quizon (quizonch@shu.edu)

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)