PSG panel proposal sponsorship – deadline July 25

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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.

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reminder: SEAC Rising Voices deadline July 5

A quick reminder: The deadline is fast approaching for paper proposals for those interested in joining SEAC’s “Rising Voices” panel for AAS 2020.   –Megan 

Submission Deadline: July 5, 2019
The Southeast Asia Council (SEAC) of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) is seeking paper proposals from up-and-coming scholars to join a “Rising Voices” panel on the topic of “New Dimensions of Migration in Southeast Asia.” We seek to recruit early career scholars from Southeast Asian countries to form a panel for eventual inclusion in the 2020 Annual Conference of the Association for Asian Studies, to be held in Boston, Massachusetts from March 19-22, 2020. SEAC will provide partial financial assistance for presenters to attend the meetings.

For further details on this year’s panel topic, eligibility, and selection criteria, please visit the call for papers at http://www.asian-studies.org/SEAC-Rising-Voices.  Further questions may be addressed to this year’s panel organizers Drs. Wasana Wongsarawat and Eve Zucker at this address:aas2020.risingvoices@gmail.com

SEAC Call For Papers: New Dimensions of Migration in Southeast Asia

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Deadline July 5:  Each year at the AAS meeting, the Southeast Asia Council (SEAC) sponsors a “Rising Voices in Southeast Asian Studies” panel; this year’s theme is “New Dimensions of Migration in Southeast Asia.”  Please consider applying if this theme describes your work, and you are a junior scholar from Southeast Asia (either an advanced graduate student currently writing a dissertation based on original field or archival research, or an untenured faculty member including tenure-track assistant professors, adjuncts, and lecturers, or the approximate equivalent based on the academic tradition from which you are coming). 

If you are accepted, you will be part of an impressive and well-attended panel, with an excellent discussant; in addition SEAC offers some travel subsidies for this panel’s participants, and particularly encourages scholars based in underfunded Southeast Asian institutions to apply.

For full details, please read the below notice, sent directly by AAS/SEAC, and follow the link to the website that has complete panel topic, eligibility, and selection criteria.  This is a great opportunity!  

Megan Thomas, PSG Country Chair

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Submission Deadline: July 5, 2019
The Southeast Asia Council (SEAC) of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) is seeking paper proposals from up-and-coming scholars to join a “Rising Voices” panel on the topic of “New Dimensions of Migration in Southeast Asia.” We seek to recruit early career scholars from Southeast Asian countries to form a panel for eventual inclusion in the 2020 Annual Conference of the Association for Asian Studies, to be held in Boston, Massachusetts from March 19-22, 2020. SEAC will provide partial financial assistance for presenters to attend the meetings.

For further details on this year’s panel topic, eligibility, and selection criteria, please visit the call for papers at http://www.asian-studies.org/SEAC-Rising-Voices.  Further questions may be addressed to this year’s panel organizers Drs. Wasana Wongsarawat and Eve Zucker at this address:aas2020.risingvoices@gmail.com

AAS 2020 call for proposals now open

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It’s time to plan your panel or individual paper proposal for AAS 2020 in Boston!  You may already have received the below notice directly from AAS.  Please notice the August 6 deadline.  

  • If you want to circulate a panel idea here to find others to join, please e-mail me: mcthomas@ucsc.edu and I’ll circulate your message here.  
  • I will circulate separately, within a week, a notice about how to apply for PSG sponsorship for your panel proposal, if you would like to do so.  PSG’s deadline will be earlier than AAS’s.

Let me know if you have any questions at all; I’ll do my best to answer them or find someone else who can.  –Megan Thomas, PSG Chair

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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.

AAS-in-Asia Bangkok 2019 Philippine Studies-related presentations

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Are you going to the AAS in Asia: Bangkok or are you just curious to know who’s presenting on Philippine Studies-related topics? I’ve done some keyword searches on paper and panel abstracts and came up with the attached listing.  The titles do not always clearly signal Philippines-related content, but the full abstracts do, available through AAS’s on-line program (where you, too, can search by keyword).

AAS-in-Asia 2019 PSG-related presentations draft May 25

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Please note this is just for reference and does not in itself suggest PSG endorsement.

Please also help by telling me when you find omissions or errors–I’m sure I’ve inadvertently made some. I’ll circulate updates/corrections a week prior to the meeting.

–Paul Michael L. Atienza, PSG advisory board member

Mina Roces awarded 2019 Grant Goodman Prize

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Friday, 22 March 2019
Denver, Colorado, USA

  • Mina Ostuni 2018Mina Roces, professor of history at the University of New South Wales, is the first woman to receive the Grant Goodman Prize.
  • Read the nomination letter comprised of testimonies from scholars across the humanities and social science. They credit Roces for her historical studies focused on gender, power, and social movements in the Philippines that inform and animate their own scholarship.

Announcement from Dr. Paul Rodell on behalf of the Grant Goodman Prize Selection Committee

The Philippine Studies Group of the Association for Asian Studies is please to award the Grant Goodman Prize for 2019 to Mina Roces for her substantial contributions to Philippine historical studies. Roces is a Professor of History in the School of Humanities and Languages at the University of New South Wales in Australia.

Professor Roces had her interest in history sparked while an honors student at the University of Sydney before she took up graduate study at the University of Michigan. Since receiving her doctorate in 1990, Professor Roces has held a leadership role in Philippine historical studies with increased focus on women’s history and studies of gender. Her first book, Women, Power and Kinship Politics: Female Power in Post-War Philippines appeared in 1998 in the United States with a subsequent printing in the Philippines two years later. This first major publication was followed by an expanded version of her dissertation under the title of Kinship Politics in Post-War Philippines: The Lopez Family, 1946-2000 by De La Salle University Press. These titles were followed by the 2012 University of Hawaii Press publication, Women’s Movements and the Filipina, 1985-2006. And her most recent manuscript Gender in Southeast Asia is contracted for delivery to Cambridge University Press this coming October. She has proposed original interpretations of the cultural construction of the feminine, the cultural side of the feminist movement and the politics of national dress and more recently on migration.

As one commentator has stated: “Her body of work unravels a nuanced take on the ways, gender, migration, and politics are intertwined thereby expanding the manner in which we look at current issues in Philippine society and beyond.” Dr. Jean Encinas-Franco, Political Science, University of the Philippines, Diliman.

In addition to these major publications she has co-edited a series of six books on topics Women in Asia (including women’s movements), Asian Marriage and Migration, and the politics of dress in Asia and the Americas. Additionally, she has published twenty-three book chapters and sixteen articles in major peer-reviewed journals. She has also served as a regional editor for the journal Asian Studies Review from 2008-2015. To support her ambitious research agenda, Professor Roces has receive major external grants and five visiting fellowships (in The Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, and Denmark) as well as being invited to give fully funded lectures on annual basis since 2010 in addition to her many presentations at academic conferences. In 2016, she was elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities in recognition of her contribution to the scholarship of gender and history.

Her forthcoming publications include: The Filipino Migration Experience, 1906-2017, a book length study on the history from the perspective of the Filipino migrant (currently under review), and a book on the history of Filipino women as consumers since 1946.

Were this outpouring of high quality scholarly studies and activities not enough, Professor Roces is an active member of her department and has received teaching awards at both her college and university levels. She supports the work of other Asian and Asian American studies scholars as Book Series editor of the Sussex Academic Press’s Sussex Library of Asian and Asian American studies book series.

The Philippine Studies Group is pleased to acknowledge the outstanding scholarly achievement that Professor Mina Roces has shown throughout her career and confer upon her the 2019 Grant Goodman Prize in Philippine History and Historical Studies. It is fitting that a gender studies scholar be the first woman to receive this award.

Paul A. Rodell
Chair, Grant Goodman Committee

The Grant Goodman Committee 2019 was chaired by Paul Rodell, with Michael Cullinane, Cherubim Quizon, and Nicanor Tiongson, members.

Follow the link to learn more about the Grant Goodman Prize and its past awardees.

20 panels in Denver

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Are you going to the AAS in Denver or are you just curious to know who’s presenting on Philippine Studies-related topics? I’ve done some keyword searches on paper and panel abstracts and came up with the attached listing.  The titles do not always clearly signal Philippines-related content, but the full abstracts do, available through AAS’s on-line program (where you, too, can search by keyword).

AAS 2019 PSG-related panels draft Feb 26

Please note this is just for reference and does not in itself suggest PSG endorsement (though the document does, of course, include our two fabulous sponsored panels!)

Please also help by telling me when you find omissions or errors–I’m sure I’ve inadvertently made some. I’ll circulate updates/corrections in a couple of weeks.

–Megan Thomas, PSG chair