Oct 17, 2014

SEARC Weekly Announcements (17/Oct)

SEARC Weekly Announcements

17 October 2014

Call for Paper and Conferences
CALL FOR PAPERS: Plaridel Special Issue, Locating Southeast Asian Horror
Issue editors: Katarzyna Ancuta & Patrick F. Campos
The unprecedented success of Japanese and Korean horror on international markets in the early 2000s increased the demand for the genre from the region, but also set a new standard against which these productions were judged. Encouraged by the enthusiastic reception of (the problematically labeled but widely accepted category) “Asian Horror” by commentators and the global fan community, Southeast Asian national cinemas began to revitalize their local horror genres, and distributors eventually turned to Southeast Asian horror as well. We invite contributions of academic articles that can further the discussion of the topic.
Manuscripts should be submitted via email to plarideljournal@gmail.com, on or before 1 DECEMBER 2014.
The Indo-Pacific Review (IPR) IPR is rapidly developing a following among influential organizations and individuals including the Asia Society, CSIS, and Rory Medcalf among others. Our mission is to serve as a knowledge base on Southeast Asia and accelerate understanding of regional dynamics through expert analysis and connecting engaged professionals on all sides of the Indo-Pacific.
Religious Pluralism, Magic and Sex/Gender Diversity in Southeast Asia (Berlin, from 22-25 January, 2015) This international workshop will investigate the increasingly prominent roles that male-to-female (m-t-f) and female-to-male (f-t-m) transgenders as well as homosexual men and women are playing in spirit cults, magical ritual, and ritual healing across mainland and island Southeast Asia. Please send draft paper titles and abstracts, and direct all inquiries, to: Peter A. Jackson (peter.jackson@anu.edu.au) Benjamin Baumann (benjamin.baumann@staff.hu-berlin.de)

ICAS 9 Adelaide:  Call for Proposals
The  International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS) is the premier international gathering in the field of Asian Studies. It attracts participants from over 60 countries to engage in global dialogues on Asia that transcend boundaries between academic disciplines and geographic areas. Since 1997, ICAS has brought more than 17,000 academics together at eight conventions. We are looking forward to receiving your proposal for ICAS 9.
Deadline for Submission: October 30th, 2014
Call for Proposals - The AAS-in-Asia 2015 Conference: Asia in Motion: Ideas, Institutions, and IdentityAcademia Sinica - Taipei, Taiwan
Extended Deadline: 31 October 2014

15th International Conference of the European Association of Southeast Asian Archaeologists (EurASEAA15)
6 -10 July 2015, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre la Défense
The conference will run for five days from Monday 6th July to Friday 10th July, 2015.  We invite panels on any topic or theme related to Southeast Asian archaeology. Papers on South Asia and China which are important for issues of long-distant contact and regional modelling will be considered if they related closely to Southeast Asian themes.
Please read the information on the Call for Panels page and then make your panel proposal using the online form. Proposals will be evaluated by the scientific and organising committee. The deadline for submission is 27 November 2014.

Activated Borders: Re-openings, Ruptures and RelationshipsDates: 8 - 10 December 2014
Venue: Southeast Asia Research Centre, City University of Hong Kong
Keynote speech: Prof. Brantly Womack, University of Virginia, USA
The conference
All over Asia, international borders condition encounters between diverse ethnic, linguistic, economic, religious, and political groups. Recently, many formerly disregarded borders have been ‘activated’. Some have become more permeable for people, goods and ideas. By contrast, elsewhere in Asia borders have actively hardened. Such border dynamics (which have a history of centuries) shape cross-border linkages and are in turn shaped by them. The 4th Asian Borderlands Research Conference in Hong Kong will feature papers and panels that address continuities and transformations along routes and borders in Asia, broadly related to the theme “Re-openings, Ruptures and Relationships.”

Fifth International Conference on Lao Studies: Lao PDR in the ASEAN Context
The Faculty of Liberal Arts, Thammasat University and the Center for Lao Studies (CLS) are pleased to announce that the Fifth International Conference on Lao Studies (ICLS V) will be held from July 8 to 10, 2016 on the Tha Phrachan campus in Bangkok, Thailand. The main objective of the conference is to promote Lao studies, broadly defined, by providing an international forum for scholars to present and discuss various aspects of Lao Studies.
When: Friday, 08 July 2016 to Sunday, 10 July 2016
Where: Thammasat University; Bangkok, Thailand
Funding/Job Opportunities
Careers at Pew Research Center Applicants should send a complete resume, cover letter (indicating where you learned of the opening) and salary expectations to: Human Resources Department, Pew Research Center 1615 L Street, NW, Suite 700 Washington, DC 20036. Responses can also be e-mailed to careers@pewresearch.org.

Bard Graduate Center Research Fellowship
The Bard Graduate Center invites scholars from university, museum, and independent backgrounds with a PhD or equivalent professional experience to apply for funded research fellowships, to be held during the 2015-2016 academic year.  The fellowships are intended to fund collections-based research at the BGC or elsewhere in New York, as well as writing or reading projects in which being part of the BGC’s dynamic research environment is intellectually valuable.  Eligible disciplines and fields of study include—but are not limited to—art history, architecture and design history, economic and cultural history, history of technology, philosophy, anthropology, and archaeology.
All materials must be received by November 1, 2014.  Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Brown University Assistant Professor of Asian Art and Architecture
The Department of the History of Art and Architecture at Brown University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Asian Art and/or Architecture to begin July 1, 2015. The department is open to any sub-field, including Chinese, Japanese, Korean or South Asian, as well as to scholars working cross-culturally. Interest in cross–disciplinary teaching with faculty in other fields of the humanities and social sciences, as well as collaboration with faculty and curators at the Rhode Island School of Design will be welcome.
Deadline: December 31st, 2014

Institute for Southeast Asian Archaeology Early Career AwardISEAA announces establishment of a new award of $1000 for early career Southeast Asian archaeologist. Nominees must have defended their dissertations and received their Ph.D. degree within the five year period from August 31, 2010 to September 1, 2015. For more information, please visit  http://www.iseaarchaeology.org/award-committee-announcement
Submission Deadline: December 1, 2015

2015-2016 IAF Fellowship Competition AnnouncementThe deadline for applications for the 2015-2016 Fellowship Cycle of the IAF Grassroots Development Ph.D. Fellowship Program is JANUARY 20, 2015.
Fellowships are available to currently registered students who have advanced to candidacy (by the time research begins) for the Ph.D. in the social sciences, physical sciences, technical fields and the professions as related to grassroots development issues. Applications for clinical research in the health field will NOT be considered.
Awards are based on both development and scholarly criteria. Proposals should offer a practical orientation to field-based information. In exceptional cases the IAF will support research reflecting a primary interest in macro questions of politics and economics but only as they relate to the environment of the poor. The Fellowship Program complements IAF’s support for grassroots development in Latin America and the Caribbean, and preference for those applicants whose careers or research projects are related to topics of greatest interest to the IAF.
Publications Internship - Fall 2014/Winter 2015
The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) is seeking an unpaid, volunteer, part-time Publications Intern (10–12 hours per week) to assist with formatting, proofreading, and copyediting, as well as the distribution of NBR publications. This entry-level internship position would be ideal for a candidate seeking to develop office skills and professional experience in publishing while also working at a nonprofit research institution. The internship, though volunteer, pays a nominal stipend. Students are also encouraged to apply for credit or funding through their home institution.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, submit the following to Kailani Cordell:
Application form: PDF or MS Word
cover letter that details your interests and availability
a brief writing sample on a topic related to your field of study
contact information of three references, including name, title, affiliation, relationship to you, phone number, email address
Please send applications by email to: Ms. Kailani Cordell, Director for Human Resources, email: employment@nbr.org, phone (206) 632-7370.
students and young scholars working on Thai studies or related disciplines.

To whom may concern
It is my pleasure to inform you that the project of Empowering Network for
International Thai Studies (ENITS) and The Empowering Network for
International Thai&Asean Studies, Institute of Thai Studies, Chulalongkorn
University,is offering the ENITS&ENITAS SCHOLARSHIPS 2015 for graduate
students and young scholars working on Thai studies or related disciplines.
Please find details and application form of the scholarship in the attached
files orhttp://www.thaistudies.chula.ac.th/. I would very much appreciate
your help in distributing this information to eligible applicants.
Best Regards,
  Suchitra Chongstitvatana
Institute of Thai Studies
Chulalongkorn University
Bangkok 10330
Rebuilding Civil Society in Cambodia (Global Service Corps) As a volunteer in Cambodia, you’ll be met with unending warmth, generosity and kindness – a national character that has endured through decades of brutal civil war and genocide. For more information, visithttp://globalservicecorps.org/site/cambodia-service-learning-programs/
Join GSC in Cambodia for your Service-Learning Semester Program of a Lifetime (Global Service Corps) In collaboration with the State University of New York (SUNY) and Pāññāsastra University of Cambodia (PUC), GSC’s 15-credit Cambodia Semester Program focuses on social development in post-conflict societies, Emotional Intelligence (EQ), Buddhism, and supporting the Cambodian NGO and civil society. This program combines an intensive three-week foundations course, nine weeks of field work, and a final three-week Capstone project.
The U.S. Economic Recovery and Its Impact on the Global and Indonesian Economies
Opening by: Dr. Arifin Siregar, Indonesia Co-Chair, USINDO Former Ambassador U.S. to Indonesia and Former Governor of Bank Indonesia
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 02:00 - 04:00 pm
Paramadina Graduate School, The Energy Building, 22nd Floor
SCBD Lot 11A, Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 52-53
Intensive Beginners Burmese Language Course, taught by Dr Justin Watkins of SOAS, University of LondonDate: Nov. 3 - 7, 2014
Location: Barcelona, Spain
If you are planning a visit to Burma (Myanmar), are fascinated by Burmese culture or would simply like to learn some of the fascinating Burmese language, Casa Asia offers a unique opportunity: Dr Justin Watkins, expert in Burmese language and linguistics of the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London will teach this intensive beginners' course in Burmese language.
IASTE 2014: Whose Tradition? - Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaConference Dates: December 14-17, 2014
Please refer to our website http://iaste.berkeley.edu/ for detailed instructions on abstract submissions. A one-page abstract of 500 words and a one page C.V. are required. For further inquiries, please email the IASTE Coordinator at iaste@berkeley.edu.


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