Oct 6, 2014

SEARC Weekly Announcements (up to 6 Oct)

We have gathered information related to recent and upcoming academic activities about Southeast Asia.
Cornell Southeast Asian Program PRESSHUB Launched:
SEAP has just launched a new section, the PressHub, on its official website on Oct. 1st! This Online PressHub is a platform dedicated to facilitating SEAP interaction with journalists searching for SEA experts and think tanks with similar interests within the region. We work to provide you with the most up to date information available about our core faculty, their expertise, current research, and contact information.
Wanting to get connected to our SEA experts and attend the conferences?  Thinking of interviewing on issues related to Southeast Asia? Hoping to explore a broader Southeast Asia network beyond through SEAP?
Come and check out our PressHub: http://seap.einaudi.cornell.edu/presshub_home
Burma/Myanmar Research Forum: Critical Scholarship & the Politics of Transition
Dates of Conference: October  24-26, 2014
The forum is envisaged as the first of its kind, bringing together Burma/Myanmar scholars from across the US and internationally, to facilitate dialogue on new and emerging research, and to foster exchange between senior and emerging scholars.  The conference will feature an opening conference plenary with presentations from senior scholars, and discussion-intensive workshops of research in progress, with plenary speakers serving as discussants.  The forum will also serve as a platform for work in the performing and media arts, including a video installation and live performance art, as well as curated screenings of the latest independent films from Burma/Myanmar.
Registration to attend workshops of research-in-progress is now closed for non-Cornell affiliates.
While the review process for paper submissions has been completed, Cornell affiliates interested in attending the workshops may express their interest in participating toburmamyanmarresearchforum@gmail.com by October 1st. Due to the discussion-intensive nature of the workshops, these affiliates will be required to read and comment on papers before the conference, as well as commit to attending the full conference (workshops on Saturday 9-3pm and Sunday 9-1pm).
All are welcome to attend the following public events of the Research Forum. Please RSVP toburmamyanmarresearchforum@gmail.com by October 15th.
Friday, October 24th
Opening Conference Plenary
3-5 pm, Kahin Center for Advanced Research on Southeast Asia
From the Jetty
Curated Screenings of Burma/Myanmar’s Independent Films
7-9 pm, Film Forum, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts
Saturday, October 25th
Performing Modernity: Video Installation 
Live Performance by Chaw Ei Thein
3:30pm, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art

The 12th Northeast Conference on Indonesia
Date of Conference: October  25, 2014
The Cornell Indonesian Association invites submission of abstracts for the 12th Northeast Conference on Indonesia, hosted in cooperation with the Yale Indonesian Forum. We welcome abstracts for oral presentation on Indonesian studies for these four areas of study:
1.     Science and Technology
2.     Sociology, Anthropology and History
3. Economics and Politics
4.     Language, Arts, Culture and Religion
Keynote Speaker: Abby Cohn, professor at Department of Linguistics, Cornell University
Title of the talk: The risk of language endangerment: Indonesia as a case study
Abstracts should be submitted in English and should be no more than 500 words. Authors may submit no more than one individual and one joint (co-authored) abstract. All abstracts will be submitted for blind peer reviews by a committee of graduate students of the corresponding areas of study. To submit an abstract, please send it in a PDF file to: cia-conference@cornell.edu with the title of your paper as the name of the file. The abstract should not include author’s name and affiliation.
Each presenter will have 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for question and answer session. Presentation can be in English or Indonesian but not both of them. Should you decide to present in English, you should complement your presentation with a PowerPoint display in Indonesian. Similarly, a presentation in Indonesian should be accompanied by an English PowerPoint display. This is done to promote the use of Indonesian for academic purposes.
 If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at cia-conference@cornell.edu
Supported by the Cornell Indonesian Association Executive Board

Job Opportunities and Funding

Call for Applications - Research Funding  American Institute for Indonesian Studies
AIFIS/CAORC Grants for Research in Indonesia - October 15
AIFIS Henry Luce Foundation Grants for Research in Indonesia - November 15
The American Institute for Indonesian Studies (AIFIS) invites applications from scholars who wish to conduct field research in Indonesia.Two different grant opportunities are available to scholars for travel, accommodation and support of research activities in Indonesia (or America for Indonesian scholars). These small grants are designed to foster new collaborations between Indonesian and US-based scholars and to raise existing collaborations to a new level by stimulating small cooperative projects in all fields of Indonesian studies, including the sciences, agriculture, history, the arts, U.S.-Indonesian relations, etc.
For complete information or to submit an application, please consult our website (aifis.org) or contact the American Institute for Indonesian Studies (AIFIS), Kahin Center for Advanced Studies on  Southeast Asia, 640 Stewart Avenue, Ithaca, NY 14850 or email: aifisfellowships@gmail.com.

Student Internships at the Intersection of Urban Sustainability and Planning in Surakarta (Solo), Indonesia 
DEADLINE: March 1, 2015
Students will work on projects that focus on the intersection between urban sustainability and community based planning. There will be opportunities to look critically at household and community access to potable water and sanitation services, poverty and informality. Students will work directly with Yayasan Kota Kita (YKK), a non-governmental organization, in Surakarta (Solo), Indonesia. YKK is well known for collecting spatial data and making GIS maps available to local government and communities for participatory planning. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR WANT TO APPLY, PLEASE CONTACT Victoria A. Beard, Associate Professor of City & Regional Planning or John Taylor, Founder and Director of Yayasan Kota Kita
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.
34th Hawai'i International Film Festival Announces Screening Lineup for October 30-November 9, 2014!
The screening includes: Yasmine, Brunei (2014), Jalanan, Indonesia (2013), The Journey, Malaysia (2014), (M) Mother's Maiden Name, Philippines (2014), Quick Change, Philippines (2013), Shunned, Philippines (2014), Third is My First, Philippines (2014), Where I Am King, Philippines (2014), Banting, Singapore (2014), Sayang Disayang, Singapore (2013), A Teacher's Diary, Thailand (2014), Gentle, Viet Nam (2014), Nuoc 2030, Viet Nam (2014)
Funding/Job Opportunities 
Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) Program
Application Deadline: October 15th, 2014
Website: http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/dpdf-fellowship/
 The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship Program is an interdisciplinary training program that helps early-stage doctoral students in the humanities and social sciences formulate dissertation research proposals for their academic departments or funding agencies. The program seeks students who can strengthen their proposals through exposure to the theories, literatures, methods, and intellectual traditions of disciplines outside their own. To that end, the program offers workshops, exploratory summer research, and writing opportunities guided by faculty mentorship and peer review.
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 Award
ISEAA 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 Announcement
The 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. 
FACULTY POSITION: Southeast Asian History NYU Abu Dhabi 
NYU Abu Dhabi is currently inviting applications for a tenured or tenure-track appointment at any level (assistant, associate, or full professor) for its History Program. Applicants should offer a special area of research and teaching dealing with any historical period concerning Southeast Asia.
Review of applications will begin on October 15th, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.
Call for Papers/Conferences
IIAS Call for papers & art projects: Artistic Interventions. Histories, Cartographies and Politics in Asia. Deadline 15 November 2014
This call for papers and art projects is for PhD students and artists to submit their abstract for a two-day workshop to be held at Hong Kong Baptist University. The workshop is part of the research network Rethinking Asian Studies.
15 November 2014
Workshop dates
30 & 31 March 2015
Hong Kong Baptist University
Scope of the call for papers and art projects
The workshop aims to move beyond the traditional paradigms of western scientific representation by re-examining the fundamental concepts of time and space in the construction of knowledge of and from Asia. During the first day of the workshop, leading scholars in the field of history and cultural studies, and artists from different localities in Asia, including Hong Kong, Japan, Indonesia and South Korea, will interrogate the politics of history and cartography and explore new possible forms of knowledge. 
This call for proposals concerns the second day, during which PhD students and artists are invited to present and discuss their work with these scholars. Limited funding for travel and accommodation is available for them. The workshop will be free of charge.
How to apply
Applications should include: 
  • an abstract of your paper, max. 300 words
  • a one-page CV, including contact details of two referees
Applications should be sent by 15 November 2014 to Ms. Miyan Cheung c/o Dr. Chow Yiu Fai at miyancheung@gmail.com. Selected candidates will be notified by 15 December 2014.
The workshop
The Artistic Intervention workshop aims to critically interrogate prevailing categorizations of the history and cartography of Asia as institutionalized in Western humanities and open up alternative and new forms of knowledge and practices. During two days we will discuss the fundamental concepts of time and space in the construction of knowledge of and from Asia. While area studies continue the endeavors of knowledge production, its inevitably intricate connections with national histories and geographies are increasingly foregrounded. Knowledge of Asia is still very much constructed by temporal narratives as vigorously and imaginatively as by spatial fixations: in other words, by their histories and geographies. Given that national histories are often deeply entrenched in authoritative discourses that maintain the imagined boundaries of the nation-state, and thereby erase or silence other possible histories and geographies, Prasenjit Duara’s call to rescue history – and geography, we add – from the nation remains as urgent as ever. 
We think of the arts, the role of artists, artist-activists and artist run spaces, as a potential rescue tool, capable of moving beyond traditional paradigms of Western scientific representation. The workshop aims to question how artistic practices can help reimagine both time and space in the context of Asia, when put into an intimate dialogue with area studies and related methodologies and disciplines, such as anthropology, art history, cultural studies and so on. The alleged “rise of Asia” feeds into different nationalisms in the region and beyond, making such reimaginations even more urgent. Its dependency on a meta-discourse on development and modernity are resonances of concepts that are deeply entrenched in social Darwinism, making this discourse on “the rise of Asia” all the more complicated, especially in its denial of human complexity and a human craving for aesthetic and political aspirations.
The workshop seeks to probe into artistic and activist practices that proffer alternate histories, as well as processes that present different mappings of the world, the country or the city; these will be put in dialogue with area studies knowledge production that also seeks to destabilize existing cartographies and historical accounts. A transnational and diasporic remapping of Asia, in conjunction with exploring its multiple histories, holds the potential to question if not undermine emerging nationalisms and prevailing reifications of the idea of “national cultures.”
Confirmed speakers
  • Dr. Zheng Bo (Assistant professor at the School of Creative Media, specializes in socially engaged art, City University of Hong Kong)
  • Zoe Butt (Executive Director and Curator of  Sàn Art, Ho Chi Minh City)
  • Tiffany Chung (Artist, Ho Chi Minh City) 
  • Xing Danwen (Artist, Beijing)
  • Gridthiya Gaweewong (Artistic director of the Jim Thompson Art Center, Bangkok)
  • Edwin Jurriëns (Lecturer in Indonesian Studies at the Asia Institute, Faculty of Arts, the University of Melbourne)
  • Dr. Anson Mak (Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University and artist)
  • Prof. Eva Man (Acting Director of Visual Arts and Professor in the Department of Humanities and Creative Writing at Hong Kong Baptist University)
  • Tozer Pak Sheung-Chuen (Conceptual artist, Hong Kong)
  • Dr. Y-Dang Troeung (Assistant professor, specializes in contemporary literature, film, and cultural studies in English, City University of Hong Kong)
  • Dr. Sadiah Boonstra (International Institute of Asian Studies, Leiden University)
  • Dr. Yiu Fai Chow (Department of Humanities and Creative Writing, Hong Kong Baptist University)
  • Prof. Jeroen de Kloet (Amsterdam Centre for Globalisation Studies, University of Amsterdam)
  • Dr. Việt Lê (Visual Studies Program | Visual + Critical Studies Graduate Program, California College of the Arts )
The International Institute for Asian Studies/Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Amsterdam Centre for Globalisation Studies, and Hong Kong Baptist University. 
More information
For questions, please contact Ms. Miyan Cheung at miyancheung@gmail.com
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

ICAS Book & Dissertation Prize
The ICAS Book Prize (IBP) was established by the International Convention of Asia Scholars in 2004. It aims to create an international focus for publications on Asia while increasing their worldwide visibility. The biennial ICAS Book Prize is awarded for outstanding English-language works in the field of Asia Studies. Also prizes will be awarded to the best dissertation in the Humanities and the Social Sciences. 
Deadline: 15 October 2014
Call for Proposals - The AAS-in-Asia 2015 Conference:
Asia in Motion: Ideas, Institutions, and Identity
Academia Sinica - Taipei, Taiwan
Extended Deadline: 31 October 2014

Funding/Fellowship/Job  Opportunities

Junior Professorship (Assistant Professor, W1) in Southeast Asian Studies 
The  Faculty of Linguistics, Cultures and Arts, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany, invites applications for the following position:  Junior Professorship (Assistant Professor, W1) in Southeast Asian Studies
Application Deadline: Oct. 10, 2014
We are looking for a candidate with expertise in one or more of the following fields: the languages, literatures, media, or modern and contemporary history of insular Southeast Asia (mainly Indonesia and /or Malaysia).  We expect an outstanding doctoral thesis, methodologically sound expertise on modern insular Southeast Asia evidenced by relevant publications and teaching experience, very high proficiency in Indonesian / Malay, English, and ideally German as well as the willingness to engage in cooperative research and teaching activities within the Interdisciplinary Center of East Asian Studies (IZO) at Goethe University.
The initial appointment is for three years and can be renewed for another three years upon positive evaluation. The designated salary for the position is based on "W1" of the German university scale. Goethe University is an equal opportunity employer which implies that applications from women are specifically encouraged. For further information regarding the general conditions for professorship appointments, please see: www.vakante-professuren.uni-frankfurt.de .
Qualified academics are invited to submit their applications including a CV, a list of publications, and a copy of the doctoral diploma up to 10th Oct. 2014 to the Dean of the Faculty of Linguistics, Cultures and Arts, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, D-60054 Frankfurt, E-Mail: Dekanat-FB09@em.uni-frankfurt.de

Indonesia Overseas Program (American Councils for International Education) provides an intensive semester or academic year overseas immersion experience in Malang, Indonesia at theUniversitas Negeri Malang (University of Malang). The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students as well as working professionals.
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/
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IASTE 2014: Whose Tradition? - Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Conference 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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