Reminder: panels seeking participants and other tips for AAS 2020 submissions

Dear PSG Folks, A few quick reminders about AAS 2020 Boston:

  • Marco Garrido has asked me to re-circulate his call for participants in a panel on Dutertismo (see below)–pls contact him by July 31.
  • The last day to post something to AAS’s “sessions seeking participants” forum is July 30, so if you’ve got a panel idea and not yet a full panel, consider posting something there today.  As you work toward panels, you may find it helpful to broaden the theme for a SEA or “border-crossing” panel, to include more possible participants, and you should also check the “participants seeking sessions” listings for others who may fit.
  • Likewise, you have a paper idea and are looking to find your way onto a panel,  check existing postings on the above forums, and consider posting before the July 30 cut-off.
  • As you prepare your panel proposal, remind yourself of AAS program committee’s submission rules and criteria, including their diversity requirements for panel proposals.
  • If you are a session organizer, remember when you submit your proposal to apply for funding for one of your panelists if they are a citizen of and work in the Philippines (or another eligible country), via the AAS’s “International Exchange Travel Grant” program.  Only one such application is allowed per panel.  That program is separate from PSG’s travel grant program, which much later this year will invite eligible applicants for more modest funding, and is also separate from AAS’s graduate student stipends, for which no application is needed.
  • Last but not least: Remember AAS’s submission deadline is Aug 6, 5pm Eastern Time!

–Megan

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Proposed panel topic for AAS 2020:

Toward a Thick Understanding of Dutertismo

Despite his controversial administration, Rodrigo Duterte’s approval rating remains sky high. Why? How do we explain his appeal? Easy generalizations—frustration with elite democracy, for instance—won’t suffice. We need a “thick” understanding of “Dutertismo,” one deeply embedded in the historical, social, and cultural context of the Philippines. The aim of this panel is to approach such an understanding. We welcome papers on topics aligned with this aim, including Duterte’s political performance, the social bases of his appeal, the historical conditions for his ascent, the cultural context of his emergence and popularity, and international sources of support.

If you’re interested in participating in this panel, please contact me, Marco Garrido garrido@uchicago.edu, by July 31 (the AAS deadline is Aug 6). In your email, include a couple of sentences describing your proposed paper.

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corrected date–sponsorship deadline extended

(Apologies for the error in my message of just a minute ago.  The deadline is indeed in 48 hours on Monday July 29 10am PDT, not in November! –Megan)

CORRECTED: The deadline for applications for sponsorship by PSG of panel proposals for AAS 2020 has been extended until Monday (10am Pacific Daylight Time, meaning basically 48 hours from now).  If you missed the deadline but could pull it together by Monday, please do!  Original notice with updated deadline below:

If you’re organizing a panel for the 2020 AAS meeting in Boston and would like it to be considered for Philippine Studies Group sponsorship, please submit your panel’s complete proposal by attachment to an e-mail, subject line “PSG sponsorship application” addressed to Megan Thomas (mcthomas@ucsc.edu) by Thursday July 25  Monday July 29, 10am PDT (Pacific Daylight Time).  As always, the PSG sponsorship request is independent of the AAS submission process; endorsement of a selected panel does not guarantee acceptance by the AAS conference committee but is acknowledged as an expression of support from a community of peers.

panel sponsorship deadline extended

The deadline for applications for sponsorship by PSG of panel proposals for AAS 2020 has been extended until Monday (10am Pacific Daylight Time, meaning basically 48 hours from now).  If you missed the deadline but could pull it together by Monday, please do!  Original notice with updated deadline below:

If you’re organizing a panel for the 2020 AAS meeting in Boston and would like it to be considered for Philippine Studies Group sponsorship, please submit your panel’s complete proposal by attachment to an e-mail, subject line “PSG sponsorship application” addressed to Megan Thomas (mcthomas@ucsc.edu) by Thursday July 25  Monday July 29, 10am PDT (Pacific Daylight Time).  As always, the PSG sponsorship request is independent of the AAS submission process; endorsement of a selected panel does not guarantee acceptance by the AAS conference committee but is acknowledged as an expression of support from a community of peers.

Reminder–PSG sponsorship deadline July 25

Just a reminder that the deadline to apply for PSG sponsorship for your panel proposal for AAS 2020 is coming up in a couple of days.  Original post follows below.  –Megan
If you’re organizing a panel for the 2020 AAS meeting in Boston and would like it to be considered for Philippine Studies Group sponsorship, please submit your panel’s complete proposal by attachment to an e-mail, subject line “PSG sponsorship application” addressed to Megan Thomas (mcthomas@ucsc.edu) by Thursday July 25.  As always, the PSG sponsorship request is independent of the AAS submission process; endorsement of a selected panel does not guarantee acceptance by the AAS conference committee but is acknowledged as an expression of support from a community of peers.

Reimagining Bangsamoro panel, inviting paper proposals

Ethan Hawkley, who is currently teaching in Chengdu, China, is interested in putting together a panel proposal for AAS 2020 on re-imagining Bangsamoro pasts and presents, and asked me to circulate the below call.  Please read below for more information, including how to contact Ethan.  Thanks to Ethan for organizing!  –Megan   

AAS 2020 Call for papers:

Making Peace: Reimagining Islamic Pasts and Presents in the Philippines

After decades (even centuries) of turmoil between Bangsamoro separatists and the state, the division between Muslims and Christians in the Philippines sometimes appears to be insurmountable. Many assume that these groups are in fact two conflicting nations. Is this indeed the case? Can an Islamic minority identify with and thrive in a nation so dominated by Christianity? Is lasting peace possible? This panel seeks to address these questions by reimagining the Bangsamoro past and present. News and academic outlets often associate Muslims in the Philippines with conflict and violence. We are searching for papers that challenge this perception. We invite submissions (related to any period in Philippine history) that critically examine peace building efforts, Islamic contributions to Philippine society, and/or examples of Muslim-Christian cooperation. We especially welcome papers that can lead to a fruitful discussion of the Bangsamoro Organic Law and its implementation.

Those interested in participating may contact me, Ethan Hawkley, drethanhawkley@gmail.com, by July 31. Please include a description of your proposed paper. The AAS deadline is August 6.

Duterte panel, inviting paper proposals

Marco Garrido (Chicago, Sociology) is putting together a panel proposal on Duterte and has asked me to circulate the below message so others may propose to join.  Please read on for more information, including how to contact him.  Thanks to Marco for organizing!  –Megan

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Proposed panel topic for AAS 2020:

Toward a Thick Understanding of Dutertismo

Despite his controversial administration, Rodrigo Duterte’s approval rating remains sky high. Why? How do we explain his appeal? Easy generalizations—frustration with elite democracy, for instance—won’t suffice. We need a “thick” understanding of “Dutertismo,” one deeply embedded in the historical, social, and cultural context of the Philippines. The aim of this panel is to approach such an understanding. We welcome papers on topics aligned with this aim, including Duterte’s political performance, the social bases of his appeal, the historical conditions for his ascent, the cultural context of his emergence and popularity, and international sources of support.

If you’re interested in participating in this panel, please contact me, Marco Garrido garrido@uchicago.edu, by July 31 (the AAS deadline is Aug 6). In your email, include a couple of sentences describing your proposed paper.

 

Reminder: AAS proposal deadline August 6

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Just a reminder that AAS’s deadline for proposals for the 2020 meeting in Boston is coming up!  I just now circulated a separate note about how to apply for PSG sponsorship; that deadline is even earlier. 

If anyone has panel ideas/wants to put out a call to others, feel free to send me a message and ask me to circulate it here–I haven’t yet received any such messages.  If you are interested in organizing or joining a themed panel with scholars who aren’t working on the Philippines, check out the AAS’s “sessions seeking participants” and “participants seeking sessions” fora.  Also, please take note of submission requirements, AAS’s diversity requirements for panels, the guidelines for requesting an “AAS International Exchange Travel Grant” for someone on your panel (a citizen of and who works in the Philippines or another non-OECD Asian nation), the one-appearance rule, and other AAS requirements and guidelines, all on the AAS’s call for proposals website:  https://conference.asian-studies.org/conference/program/call-for-proposals/

Let me know if you have any questions or if I can assist in any way! 

–Megan (Megan Thomas, PSG Country Chair, mcthomas@ucsc.edu)

 

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Association for Asian Studies
2020 Annual Conference – Boston, MA

We are pleased to invite colleagues in Asian studies to submit proposals for Organized Panels, Roundtables, Workshops, and Individual Paper proposals.

Additionally, new for 2020, the AAS is also now accepting roundtable, workshop and Lightning Session Presentation proposals in Digital Technology.

The program committee seeks sessions that will advance knowledge about Asian regions and, by extension, will enrich teaching about Asia at all levels. AAS Membership is not a requirement for the submission of a proposal or participation.

The 2020 AAS Annual Conference will take place in Boston, Massachusetts from March 19-22 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel and the Hynes Convention Center.

Proposal Submission Deadline:  
Tuesday, August 6, 2019, 5:00pm EDT

All proposals should be submitted via the online abstract submission application link posted on the AAS Call for Proposals webpage. Please make sure to review ALL instructions and guidelines carefully before submitting a proposal.

For complete and detailed submission instructions, including Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) and information on how to submit a ‘seeking panelists/panels’ posting, please visit the AAS Conference website.