AAS-in-Asia deadline extended

The AAS has extended their deadline for submitting panel proposals for AAS-in-Asia to October 31, 5pm EST:



looking to join a panel for AAS-in-Asia?

If you’re interested in joining a panel proposal for AAS-in-Asia pls. read on for info on two panel ideas/proposals in-the-making, and about how to find out about more.  If you have a panel idea and want me to circulate it, please write to me: mcthomas@ucsc.edu.
1) Roundtable organizers are seeking additional participants for:
“Studying and Teaching the International: A Roundtable Discussion with the Philippine International Studies Organization (PHISO)”
“Established in 2015, the Philippines International Studies Organization (PHISO) serves as a platform for developing a new generation of Filipino students, scholars, and professionals in the field of International Relations or International Studies. This roundtable discussion seeks to narrate, debate or challenge our thinking, teaching, and doing research of the ‘international’ in the Philippines, while drawing on the experiences of similarly-situated academics and institutions in Asia. It aims to determine which publication goals, theoretical pursuits and networking opportunities can arise from shared experiences, material, and ideational forces with other Asian countries – strengthening potential epistemological and ontological ties between International Relations and Area Studies. Furthermore, it examines the dynamics of external and internal flows by identifying not only how prevailing interpretations of the international are revised, reinforced or disputed by context and experience, but by exploring the how the prevailing interpretations of the Philippines and other states in Asia may influence our understanding of the ‘international’. It is hoped that this RTD encourages participants from the Philippines and other Asian countries to develop eclectic approaches, drawing important lessons from Area Studies, in understanding and responding to international issues that resonate at local levels – from their own communities to the academic research agenda at their home institutions. As the panel is open to multi-disciplinal approaches, it is not limited to those taking up IR or International Studies. Asia, and the Philippines in particular, is a product of diverse historical, economic, cultural, political, media, military, policy, religious or humanitarian forces that are of global proportion.”
If you are interested in joining, please contact Nassef Manabilang Adiong:

2) As per a much earlier post (I’ll just remind you here), Carin Gonzalez is interested in putting together a panel on food security and climate change.

“The panel that I am hoping to organize would hopefully be consisted of works on food security in the Philippines in the context of climate change. Essentially, the panel will present discourses on the link between Food Security and Climate change, localized experiences of vulnerability and coping strategies, and the varying factors that provide context to the Philippine experience.

“Keywords may include: food security, climate change, coping strategies, uncertain ecologies, agriculture futures”

If you are interested in joining, please contact Carin Gonzalez: <magonzalez@ust.edu.ph>

3) The AAS website has a forum: “Sessions seeking Participants/Authors seeking Sessions” to help connect potential panelists with each other.

reminders & updates: upcoming deadlines/events

If you want to ask the PSG to sponsor your panel proposal for AAS-in-Asia, please e-mail me the full draft panel proposal by Oct 10–in one week.  (See my previous post about AAS-in-Asia for more info; my e-mail is mcthomas@ucsc.edu).

AAS’s deadline for panel proposals for AAS-in-Asia is Oct 22.

The full program for November’s Philippine Studies Conference in Japan (PSCJ) is now available on their website.  (PSCJ is not affiliated with PSG or AAS, but the conference will be of interest to many of us, including those of us who can’t attend it but may be trying to identify potential panelists for an AAS-in-Asia proposal.)

–Megan Thomas



FYI: Philippine Studies Conference in Japan, November 17-18, 2018

“Three Decades of the Post-EDSA Philippines: Continuity, Discontinuity, and Emergence” is the theme of the fourth Philippine Studies Conference in Japan, to be held at Hiroshima University the weekend of November 17-18.  The flyer below/attached has more information about the conference’s exciting keynote and plenary. Though the Philippine Studies Conference in Japan is not affiliated with the AAS or PSG in any formal way, active PSG members are part of this project too, and I’m grateful that Yoshiko Nagano is kindly sharing this information with us.  –Megan

Update as of Oct 3: The full program is now available.

flyer PSCJ2018



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)

AAS-in-Asia panel on food security and climate change?

Last week I shared an announcement about AAS-in-Asia.  Carin Gonzalez of UST has suggested a possible panel on food security and climate change.  Please read on, and contact her if you are interested.  Thank you, Carin! –Megan

“The panel that I am hoping to organize would hopefully be consisted of works on food security in the Philippines in the context of climate change. Essentially, the panel will present discourses on the link between Food Security and Climate change, localized experiences of vulnerability and coping strategies, and the varying factors that provide context to the Philippine experience.

“Keywords may include: food security, climate change, coping strategies, uncertain ecologies, agriculture futures”

Submitted by Carin Gonzalez: magonzalez@ust.edu.ph

AAS-in-Asia: Bangkok, July 1-4 2019 CFP now open! Proposals due Oct 22


It’s time to plan for 2019 AAS-in-Asia!  The Association for Asian Studies’ annual Asia meeting will take place in Bangkok, July 1-4 2019.  Proposals are due Oct. 22.  The website with full information is here:


Please circulate the call broadly to your networks; I hope we see a lot of Philippine studies in the conference program!

A few additional notes about preparing to apply for AAS-in-Asia 2019:

–Please note that for this conference, no individual paper proposals will be considered, only panel proposals and roundtable proposals will be considered. (Full details are in the call for proposals; see link above.)

–I am happy to circulate via this venue messages from those seeking to form a panel or roundtable with others.  If you have an idea for a panel or roundtable and are seeking one or more panelists to join, let me know if you’d like me to circulate a message here about it.  Also feel free to send me a message if you have a paper that you’d like to try to fit on a panel with others. Do not feel obliged of course–this is simply one of the many ways you might try to connect with others.  You can reach me at: mcthomas@ucsc.edu

PSG sponsorship of proposals: If you would like the PSG to consider sponsoring your panel or roundtable proposal, please send a full draft proposal to me by October 10 (before AAS’s deadline).  PSG sponsorship is not a guarantee of acceptance, and does not substitute for applying directly to the AAS by its deadline, but PSG sponsorship is an expression of support from a community of peers, which the program committee takes that into consideration when making its decisions.  If you have any questions–or if you are ready to send a proposal for consideration for PSG sponsorship–please e-mail me at mcthomas@ucsc.edu.

Travel Subsidies from AAS:  All panel and roundtables proposals are eligible to request travel subsidies from AAS for a single panelist; these requests must be made at the same time the proposal is submitted to the AAS on Oct 22; no late requests will be considered.  For more information please see this webpage: http://www.asian-studies.org/Conferences/AAS-in-ASIA-Conferences/Thailand-2019-Home-Page/Call-for-Proposals-AAS-in-Asia/Travel-Stipends

Let me know if you have any questions.  Happy panel- and roundtable-forming!

–Megan Thomas (Country Chair, Philippine Studies Group)