updated AAS panel list

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Dear PSG Folks, Please find attached an updated list of panels and roundtables at the AAS meeting of likely interest for PSG members.  I missed several exciting-looking ones in my first too-hasty scan, so ditch that file and use this one instead. Thanks, and I’m looking forward to seeing many of you at our meeting Friday, 7:30pm, Park Tower 8212, Lobby Level.  –Megan

updated 2018 AAS panels of PSG interest

AAS Panel Update: Dr. Maria Ela L. Atienza, University of the Philippines, Diliman, will no longer be attending the conference. Her presentation “Local Challenges, Disasters and Human Security: Local Communities, Governments and Human Security during and after Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)” will not be included in the panel, Disaster and the Asian Society.

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Grad Student Paper Prize–apply by March 25

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If you are a grad student presenting at this week’s conference in DC please read the below and consider submitting your paper for the competition.  If you aren’t a grad student presenting at this week’s conference, but know someone who is, please urge them to apply!  –Megan

Dear SEAC Council Members and SEAC Country Group Chairs,

Please circulate the call for the Pattana Kitiarsa Prize to your group
listservs/Facebook groups. Any graduate student who presents a paper
in Washington is eligible to apply — but they must do so before the
end of the conference.

Thanks,
Tyrell

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THE PATTANA KITIARSA SEAC PRIZE FOR BEST GRADUATE STUDENT PAPER

The AAS Southeast Asia Council’s annual prize recognizes emerging
scholarship in the field of Southeast Asian studies, from any
disciplinary perspective. Graduate students at any stage, enrolled at
the time of submission, are eligible and welcome to apply. The
committee invites papers that fit the definition of “conference
papers,” i.e. of a length and scope that can be presented on an AAS
panel, and that make an intellectual and/or methodological
contribution to the study of Southeast Asia.

The prize honors the memory of Pattana Kitiarsa who was Associate
Professor in the Department of Southeast Asian Studies, National
University of Singapore. He was born in the northeastern Thai province
of Nong Khai and maintained his roots in this Lao-speaking region. As
a scholar, teacher, and friend he touched many people’s lives. Sadly,
Pattana passed away from cancer at the age of 46. With his passing the
field lost one of its leading scholars of Southeast Asian labor,
religion, class, and media.

Please submit your 2018 conference paper, proof of current doctoral
program registration, and panel abstract in PDF format up until March
25, 2018 to Oona Paredes and Michele Thompson at
seacpaperprize@gmail.com. Submissions should be up to 10,000 words
maximum. Papers received after March 25, 2018 will not be considered.
Any questions regarding the prize can be sent to the same email
address. The award of $500 and a certificate along with up to $400 in
travel funds to attend the AAS Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado
in 2019 will be presented at the 2019 AAS Annual Conference in Denver,
Colorado.

Philippine Studies at the 2018 AAS

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Dear PSG Folks, I’ve scanned the program for the 2018 AAS meeting in DC and made a preliminary list of panels and roundtables with some Philippine Studies content.  I hope this might be helpful; if I’ve omitted anything I’d like to correct it.  If you are on a panel, will you do me the favor of checking my list to make sure your panel is included with the correct information?  Please e-mail any additions or corrections to me (mcthomas@ucsc.edu).  Finally, just a reminder that our PSG group meeting is on Friday evening of the conference, 7:30, in Park Tower 8212, Lobby Level.  I’m looking forward to seeing many of you there!  –Megan

2018 AAS panels of PSG interest

AAS Panel Update: Dr. Maria Ela L. Atienza, University of the Philippines, Diliman, will no longer be attending the conference. Her presentation “Local Challenges, Disasters and Human Security: Local Communities, Governments and Human Security during and after Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)” will not be included in the panel, Disaster and the Asian Society.

PSG travel grant deadline extended: Monday Feb. 19

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The deadline for applications for a PSG travel grant has been extended!  Please send your applications by Monday, February 19 to me (mcthomas@ucsc.edu).  See below for more information-it’s my earlier post, with the date changed as indicated.  –Megan

Dear PSG Members, If you’re a grad or recent Ph.D. presenting at the AAS or AAS-in-Asia this year, please be sure to send your application for the PSG travel award to me by the deadline of February 19.  Also please help us spread the word and forward this message to relevant contacts you have.  Original announcement follows below. Thanks!  –Megan

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 fifth year.

The PSG invites applications from individuals who will present a paper on the Philippines at the 2018 AAS Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. or the AAS-in-Asia Conference in New Delhi. 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. 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 (2016 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 19, 2018. 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 use the email subject line “PSG Travel Award 2018.” Award decisions will be announced by March 1; recipients will be presented with their awards during the PSG Section Meeting on Friday March 23, 2018 at 7:30 pm.

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!

Reminder: PSG travel award deadline Feb 15

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Dear PSG Members, If you’re a grad or recent Ph.D. presenting at the AAS or AAS-in-Asia this year, please be sure to send your application for the PSG travel award to me by the deadline of February 15.  Also please help us spread the word and forward this message to relevant contacts you have.  Original announcement follows below. Thanks!  –Megan

PSG-TRAVEL-AWARD-2018

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 fifth year.

The PSG invites applications from individuals who will present a paper on the Philippines at the 2018 AAS Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. or the AAS-in-Asia Conference in New Delhi. 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. 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 (2016 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 15, 2018. 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 use the email subject line “PSG Travel Award 2018.” Award decisions will be announced by March 1; recipients will be presented with their awards during the PSG Section Meeting on Friday March 23, 2018 at 7:30 pm.

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!

FYI: Philippine Lit in Spanish symposium (Antwerp), CFP

This CFP came to my e-mail inbox today; it is not a PSG or AAS event but I thought that it might interest other PSG members, especially those based in Europe.  –Megan

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I have the pleasure to announce the opening of the Call for Papers for participating in the International Symposium “Philippine Literature in Spanish in the Context of Hispanic-Asian Studies” that will take place between 3rd and 5th December 2018, at the University of Antwerp (Belgium). https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/conferences/filipino-literature/

This symposium aims to contribute to the consolidation of the field of Philippine writings in Spanish, as a central subject within the emerging area of Hispanic Asian Stuides. It is being organized by the Department of Literature from the University of Antwerp, and by the Université Clermont-Auvergne from France, with the support of IHRIM LyonCenter of Mexican Studies from the University of AntwerpInstituto Cervantes and Asociación BETA for Early Career Doctors in Hispanism. Proposals can be submitted by e-mail to rocio.ortuno@uantwerpen.be and axel.gasquet@uca.fr until 30th May 2018

We think that it will be a unique opportunity for scholars in Philippine studies to gather, and we are sure that it will be a very fruitful meeting. That is why we encourage all of you to participate and to share this CfP with anyone that you might think that might be interested in the topic(s) proposed. We have also opened a call for applications for a participation grant of 500€.

All the information has been uploaded to our website: call for papers, inscription, grant, addresses… As you will see, Antwerp is 35 minutes away by direct train from Brussels Airport (Zanventem) and 56 minutes away from Amsterdam-Schiphol airport. If you might have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

With all the best wishes from the organizing committee.

2.1 Call for Papers Conference on Philippines (UA-UCA) 2018