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49th Annual Mid-Atlantic Region Association for Asian Studies Conference (MARAAS): Asia on the Move: From Grassroots to Global 

Submission Deadline: Deadline Passed

Conference Date: October 23-24, 2021

Villanova University and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Association for Asian Studies announce the call for papers for the 49th annual regional conference. As many campuses are preparing for in-person classes, we feel we can hold an in-person conference in October with certain safety protocols in place. Amidst the coronavirus epidemic and the various democratic movements that have rocked Asia from Hong Kong to New Delhi, the conference theme “Asia on the Move: From Grassroots to Global” aims to explore various interdisciplinary studies that combine perspectives from politics, environment, public health, territorial issues, migration, popular culture, gender, sexuality, religious practices, and more. We encourage proposals from any discipline and welcome participation from faculty, students, independent scholars, and professionals. We especially encourage panels with innovative combinations of individuals and fields.

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Call for Papers: Inaugural AMSEAS Biennial Conference 2021

Submission Deadline: Deadline Passed

Conference Date: November 29-30, 2021

The Association of Mainland Southeast Asia Scholars (AMSEAS) invites paper proposals for the inaugural biennial AMSEAS Conference 2021, to take place on Monday 29th – Tuesday 30th November 2021.The conference theme is: “Mainland Southeast Asia: Control and Resistance”. AMSEAS welcomes papers from the full range of disciplines in the Humanities and Social Sciences with a focus on the mainland Southeast Asia region: Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. Due to continuing uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, the AMSEAS Biennial Conference 2021 will be held online.

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CFP: The East-West Center's 21st International Graduate Student Conference (IGSC): Reimagining Our Shared Future

Submission Deadline: September 30, 2021

Conference Date: February 17-20, 2022

The East-West Center (EWC) has invited graduate students and young professionals from around the world to present their work relating to the Asia-Pacific region. This student-led conference is an opportunity for graduate students and young scholars to share interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary perspectives formally, through presenting and attending panel presentations and poster sessions, as well as informally, through networking with young scholars, professionals and community members across disciplines in the warm and collaborative environment of the EWC. The conference theme for this year is "Reimagining our Shared Future." While not limited to, we especially welcome interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary contributions, and research that applies non-Western, decolonial, post-colonial, and indigenous lenses. 

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CFP: 14th International Indonesia Forum Conference: Resolve and Perseverance, 

Submission Deadline: Deadline Passed

Conference Date: October 22-23, 2021

The 14th International Indonesia Forum conference will be held October 22-23 2021, using a hybrid online–offline format. It will be virtually hosted by Universitas Katolik Santo Thomas in Medan, Indonesia, and supported by Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages in cooperation with the 2021 Wenzao International Conference on Southeast Asian Studies, Taiwan, where the physical component will take place.

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CFP: Asia Pacific Dance Festival Conference Ulana—To Weave or Knit.

Submission Deadline: November 1, 2021

Conference Date: August 1-14, 2022

The Festival is offered in the summer of every other year (in odd-numbered years) and is a co-production of the East-West Center Arts Program and the University of Hawaiʻi Outreach College. Additional support is provided by the University’s Theatre & Dance Department.Performances are held at Kennedy Theatre on the campus of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Classes, workshops, and various outreach activities are held on campus, at the East-West Center, and in the community.Each Festival is built around a central theme that unites the various activities. The culture of Hawaiʻi is presented at each Festival, together with representatives from Asia and a region of the Pacific other than Hawaiʻi. Because the Festival acknowledges the importance of both older, or so-called “traditional” practices, as well as the continually evolving nature of these practices, Festival audiences have the opportunity to experience the traditional as well as the contemporary.

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Call for Papers – Xamada ba Artigus – Chamada de Comunicações

The Santa Cruz Massacre, 1991: Thirty Years On

An International Research Symposium

Submission Deadline: Deadline Passed

Conference Date: November 9-10, 2021.

Scheduled in the leadup to the thirty-year anniversary of the massacre, this two-day online symposium will bring together international researchers to discuss this critical event. The symposium is organized by the Timor-Leste Studies Association (TLSA), Australia, in partnership with the Centro Nacional Chega! (CNC), Timor-Leste and supported by the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA). We welcome papers covering, for example, the leadup to and significance of the 12 November protest, the East Timorese clandestine movement’s strategy, the Indonesian counterstrategy and responses, and the international dimensions of this event. Papers may be presented in Tetum, Portuguese, English or Indonesian.

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Association for Asian Studies New England Regional Conference (NEAAS)

Submission Deadline: Deadline Passed

Conference Date: December 6, 2021

A group of academic centers and institutes that support the study of Asia at Harvard University will jointly host the Association for Asian Studies New England Regional Conference via a virtual platform on December 6, 2021. We welcome both individual paper proposals and panel proposals from all disciplines and on all topics related to Asian Studies. Preference will be given to students and scholars based at colleges and universities in New England. 

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Politics of Human Rights in Southeast Asia

Submission Deadline: Deadline Passed

Conference Date: March 24-27, 2022

Rising Voices in Southeast Asian StudiesA SEAC/AAS InitiativeThe Southeast Asia Council (SEAC) of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) is seeking paper proposals from up-and-coming scholars – including graduate students – to join a “Rising Voices” panel on the topic of “Politics of Human Rights in Southeast Asia.” (See below for eligibility) We seek to recruit early career scholars from Southeast Asian countries to form a panel for inclusion in the 2022 Annual Conference of the Association for Asian Studies, to be held in Honolulu, Hawaii from March 24-27, 2022. SEAC will provide partial financial assistance for presenters to attend the meetings. In addition to receiving financial support from the AAS/SEAC, this year’s Rising Voices Panel also has financial support provided by TRaNS: Trans-Regional and -National Studies of Southeast Asia.

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3rd Annual SEASGRAD Conference: Southeast Asian De/Neo/Inter/Post-Colonialism

Submission Deadline: March 15, 2022

Conference Date: May 20, 2022

The University of California, Riverside will be hosting the 3rd Annual SEASGRAD Conference. This year's theme, "Southeast Asian De/Neo/Inter/Post-Colonialism(s)," aims to interrogate how Southeast Asian communities - both within the region and across Southeast Asian diasporas - encounter, interact with, and resist the ongoing violent machinations of colonialism. Submissions for panels, individual presentations, virtual performances and poster presentations are welcomed.

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CLCS Southeast Asian and Southeast Asian Diasporic Forum: Southeast Asian History in Literature Submission

Submission Deadline: March 15, 2022

Conference Date: January 5–8, 2023

In the context of this indeterminacy rooted in overdetermination, what does the history of Southeast Asia look like from Southeast Asia? This panel seeks proposals that reflect on any of these questions to think about the ways in which Southeast Asian history gets narrated in literature from specific, if also emblematic, nations in the region. Focus on any genre of literature in the expansive sense (including not only the novel, the literary medium of the nation, but also, e.g., creative nonfiction, life writing, critical travel writing) is welcome. 

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ASEAN Heritage - Cultural Wisdom for Climate Action

Submission Deadline: March 10, 2022

Workshop date: August 8-11, 2022

Conference Date: January 11–14, 2023

In the context of this indeterminacy rooted in overdetermination, what does the history of Southeast Asia look like from Southeast Asia? This panel seeks proposals that reflect on any of these questions to think about the ways in which Southeast Asian history gets narrated in literature from specific, if also emblematic, nations in the region. Focus on any genre of literature in the expansive sense (including not only the novel, the literary medium of the nation, but also, e.g., creative nonfiction, life writing, critical travel writing) is welcome. 

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Funding and Job Opportunities

Southeast Asia Digital Library Undergraduate Paper Award

Submission Deadline: May 2, 2022

The Southeast Asia Digital Library Undergraduate Paper Award seeks papers from undergraduates concerning original research in Southeast Asian Studies. The first place winner will receive their choice of two books from the Southeast Asia Program Publications catalog. Both first and second place winners will have their paper published on the Southeast Asia Digital Library (sea.lib.niu.edu).

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Administrative Supervisor, Echols Collection

The Echols Collection on Southeast Asia is seeking an administrative assistant IV. This individual will report to the Echols Curator and will provide general assistance and support to the department on a variety of levels. Responsibilities include: managing project activities and budgets, coordinating the student hiring process, supervising student employees, organizing Echols and/or Asia special events, preparing exhibits and ordering supplies.

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Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellowship, SE Asian Art and Archeology, Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago’s Department of the Arts of Asia is currently accepting applications for the Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellowship. Applicants should have a PhD in art history or a closely related field, with a strong research focus on the art and archeology of mainland Southeast Asia and adjacent areas. Fluency in French and proficiency in one or more Southeast Asian or Indian languages would be a particular advantage. Position begins in September 2022.

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SEALC/GETSEA Language Conversation Groups

SEALC and GETSEA are hosting language conversation groups for students currently studying Vietnamese or Thai at a North American university. Tune in to practice with speakers from across the region! 

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Funding for the 2022 Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference

Application deadline: March 3, 2022

The Thailand, Laos, Cambodia Studies Group has funds available for graduate students and contingent faculty presenting at the 2022 Conference of the Association for Asian Studies (March 24-27, 2022). Limited funding is available.

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Milton L. Barnett Scholarship for Malaysian Studies

Application deadline: March 9, 2022

Designed to promote Malaysian studies at Cornell, the Barnett scholarship is an award up to $3,000 to cover a research project, conference attendance, travel related to your academic program, or summer language acquisition in Malaysia. All students focusing their academic studies on Malaysia may apply.

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Freeman Awards for Study in Asia

Application deadline: March 30, 2022

A Freeman-ASIA award provides need-based funding to assist the recipient with the cost of the study abroad program and related expenses, including airfare, basic living costs, local transportation, and books. The program is sponsored by the Freeman Foundation. The Freeman Foundation's major objective include strengthening the bonds of friendship between the United States and countries of East Asia and Southeast Asia.

Eligibility: Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. For undergraduates only.

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Textual Microcosms: A New Approach in Translation Studies

Application deadline: March 31, 2022

The European Research Council (ERC) project Textual Microcosms: A New Approach in Translation Studies is offering Doctoral study scholarships and Post-Doc fellowships beginning in October 2022 at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. 

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Gosling-Lim Postdoctoral Fellowship

Application deadline: April 1, 2022

This fellowship is focused on capability-building in Southeast Asian Studies among scholars who are Southeast Asian nationals based in Southeast Asia and at Southeast Asian institutions. The fellowship provides US$50,000 of funding for postdoctoral research and writing, to be expended over 8-12 months, beginning on September 1, 2022, while the recipient is in residence or otherwise based at an academic institution, in Southeast Asia or abroad, other than their home institution and the institution at which their doctorate was obtained.

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