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The History of Medicine in Southeast Asia
9-11 January 2014
Conference Host: Department of History, Ateneo de Manila University, Manila, The Philippines
All proposals on the subject of the history of medicine and health in Southeast Asia will be considered, but preference will be given to those on the following themes in Southeast Asia:
Please submit a one-page proposed abstract for a 20-minute talk, and a one-page CV, by 1 March 2013 to: Laurence Monnais: email@example.com
Please note that it may be possible to subsidize some of the costs of participation for scholars from less wealthy countries, and for graduate and postgraduate students.
The Indo-Pacific Review (IPR), www.indopacificreview.com is focused on strategic and cultural issues in Southeast Asia. IPR has a rapidly growing readership and seeks to become the premier e-magazine for analysis on the region.
IPR is currently in the process of establishing an independent contributor network of scholars, students and professionals who are engaged with issues important to Southeast Asia. I would like to extend an invitation to faculty and students at the University of Washington's Southeast Asia Center to submit their analysis or commentary to The IPR for publication. Contributions can be anything from a 400 word commentary to a full length article or report. IPR seeks to provide a comprehensive view of developments in the region, so we are interested in a broad range of topics. Contributor analysis and commentary will be featured prominently on both the website and the weekly newsletter.
Our editorial team is composed of seasoned international affairs professionals with extensive diplomatic, defense, and media experience. IPR is quickly developing a following of 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.
Cornell's 16th Annual Southeast Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference
Conference Dates: February 28 - March 2, 2014
We welcome submissions of abstracts from graduate students who have completed original research related to any of the areas in Southeast Asia. Submissions are welcome from all fields of study and on any topic or time period. The theme for this year’s conference is “Southeast Asia in the Disciplines.” Throughout the past few decades in many segments of academia, an emphasis has been placed on the concept of interdisciplinarity within the politics of knowledge production. While recognizing the importance of interdisciplinarity in Southeast Asian Studies, we would like to step back to better understand how scholars approach the study of Southeast Asia from within their respective disciplines. We are particularly interested in papers that reflect on the ways that a presenter's particular research engages with and/or critiques knowledge production from the vantage of their particular discipline, with a focus on research methods and methodologies, theoretical frameworks, and understandings of socio-cultural, political, environmental, and economic processes. The conference seeks to showcase new projects in Southeast Asian Studies and to encourage vigorous dialogue between graduate students and faculty.
Selected contributors will present their work as part of a panel, and paper abstracts will be included in the conference program. All the panels will have discussants, so presenters should be prepared to submit full papers of 5000-8000 words by February 15. All accepted papers will be rigorously reviewed for potential submission to SOJOURN: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia. If selected, we will work with you to further prepare the paper for submission.
For more information, please refer to the conference's website.
2014 Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA
March 27-30, 2014
The Association for Asian Studies (AAS) is pleased to invite colleagues to submit proposals for the 2014 Annual Conference, scheduled to take place at the Philadelphia Downtown Marriott, March 27-30, 2014 in Philadelphia, PA
We are accepting for consideration and review Organized Panel proposals, Roundtable proposals, Workshop proposals and Individual Paper proposals. All proposals should be sent electronically through the AAS website. Please make sure to review all instructions and guidelines carefully before submitting your proposals.
For complete details information on the Call for Papers please visit the AAS conference webpages at www.asian-studies.org/Conference/Call-for-Papers.htm.
Building Bridges, Forging Movements: Thirty-five Years of Asian American Studies, 2014 Association for Asian American Studies Conference, San Francisco, California
April 16-20, 2014
Given the historical location and milestones marked by our 2014 Meeting, we invite submissions that critically ask and examine: Where and how has Asian American Studies succeeded or struggled in the past 35 years? What threats have we encountered, and how can we rise to meet our new challenges? What promise does Asian American Studies hold for the twenty-first century, and what bridges can we build in service to forging new movements in Asian American Studies?
Past IASTE conferences have called on scholars to consider tradition’s relationship to development, utopia, and most recently, myth. In response, scholars have advanced multiple perspectives regarding the construction of traditions in space and place. These discussions necessarily involve the dimension of time. Utopia implies the construction of a future ideal, whether religious or philosophical, while myth attempts to discover the origins of history, whether in the imagination or in reality. While myth usually invokes an invented past and utopia imagines an alternative future, the dimension of time is paramount. Thus, traditions are revealed never to be the static legacy of the past, but rather a project for its dynamic reinterpretation in the service of the present and the future. To understand how traditions are tied to notions of time and space, it is thus important to consider their subjectivity, authorship, and power. Behind the construction or deconstruction of any tradition also lies the subject, whose interests in the present are often hidden. To reveal this process of agency, one may ask: tradition, by whom?
In examining themes of authorship and subjectivity, this conference will seek to uncover in what manner, for what reason, by whom, to what effect, and during what intervals traditions have been deployed with regard to the built environment. Our current period of globalization has led to the flexible reinterpretation of traditions via the mass media for reasons of power and profit. A proliferation of environments, for example, adopt traditional forms of one place and period in a completely different contextual setting, while new design traditions may privilege image over experience. At the same time, the advent of new mobile technologies with the power to compress and distort traditional configurations of space and time has allowed for the flourishing of new, empowering practices. Such practices have led to new traditions of urban resistance and uprisings that travel fluidly between such diverse locales as São Paolo and Istanbul, Madrid and Cairo, and give voice to certain populations previously excluded. Questions of power, the other, and changing configurations of time and space will open up discussions of the ways in which traditional practices shape the histories and futures of built environments.
As in past IASTE conferences, scholars and practitioners from architecture, architectural history, art history, anthropology, archeology, folklore, geography, history, planning, sociology, urban studies, and related disciplines are invited to submit papers that address one of the following tracks:
Track I. WHO: Power and the Construction of Traditions
Questioning ownership and authority of dominant traditions deployed in the making of space is an essential first step. The historical development of any tradition displays patterns of selection that either negate or celebrate certain forms and practices. Which narratives become privileged in spatial practices and to what end? What are the politics of ‘choosing’ traditions, manufacturing or creating them? Further, what is omitted, negated, or silenced in the interest of those in power at any moment? Thus, to understand the transmission of traditions between generations, it is essential to examine linkages between tradition, authority, and power. Papers in this track should address traditions that are ‘produced’ and transmitted or deployed across time and place. Papers should consider spaces and practices that have been created, adopted, or invoked by certain social groups and/or governments for specific purposes.
Track II. HOW: Place and the Anchoring of Traditions
In order to examine how traditions are manifest in space and time, it is important to consider which versions, particularities, or specificities of tradition emerge and are subsequently anchored in specific places. Understanding where traditions are established in built form and practice is equally as important as understanding whose traditions are privileged. For example, Southeast Asia and other parts of the world are witnessing a revival of urban agriculture which will no doubt influence the future urban form of our cities. How can new settlements incorporate the demands of food security and urban agriculture within their complex infrastructure and eco-systems? In Track II, papers should actively explore hegemonic spatial practices and their alternatives that either adopt or challenge and contest standard configurations of power and authority. For example, how have disadvantaged groups left out of dominant spatial traditions created their own traditions? How are such these spatial practices transmitted? And how do they subvert established norms, allowing new voices to enter and gain legitimacy? Papers in this track should explore how traditions are anchored in place.
Track III. WHERE: Mobility and the Reimagination of Traditions
In a rapidly changing postglobal world, traditions cease to be fixed or attached to given places for very long. The mobile nature of contemporary traditions can negate past forms of ownership and authorship that assumed a top-down power structure that privileged an elite. The celebrations and ways of one culture may be popularized through adoption by others. In many cases, this results in commodification and a loss of original referents. In others, a tradition common to neighboring geographies and communities may be strategically claimed by a distinct subaltern or minority group for political purposes.
Technologies of reproducibility, such as photography, radio, film, TV, and advertising, have undermined the placed-based nature of traditions, allowing flexible interpretations as well as the creation of new meanings. In fact, the mass media have created their own traditions. The advent of the internet and wireless media has further facilitated new interpretations of traditions, with flexible temporalities and places. Papers in this track should consider the emergence and establishment of new mobile traditions and their possibility for both disruption and foreclosure.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Program Committee for the AAS-in-ASIA conference seeks proposals dealing with all regions of Asia on subjects covering a wide range of scholarly disciplines and professional fields under the theme "Asia in Motion: Heritage and Transformation." Proposals addressing this theme are encouraged on topics as diverse as political and economic changes, literary and cultural expression, environmental sustainability, media and pop cultural production, food and energy policy, new models for Asian enterprise and business, as well as issues of globalization and urban growth.
Panels are welcomed from scholars throughout the field of Asian studies, wherever they may be based academically, and are especially encouraged from scholars representing academic communities that are relatively underrepresented in international meetings. One of the goals of this AAS-in-ASIA conference is to foster lines of dialogue and scholarly communication that cross the ordinary (often nation-specific) boundaries of academic networks. The program committee will strongly favor and give preference to proposals that include participants from two or more countries, whether the panel focuses on a single nation or culture or focuses on some comparative dimension. The program discourages panel proposals from a group of scholars coming from the same institution. Generally speaking, panels with diverse (gender, academic rank, national origin, disciplinary approach) participation will be favored over narrowly constructed panels. Panels that address topics of broad relevance will also be preferred.
The deadline for proposal submissions is October 31, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. EST. All proposals must be submitted electronically via the proposal submission website at http://www.aas-in-asia.org/2014-Call-for-Proposals-Main.htm
We are delighted to announce that the 12th Biennial Conference of Asian Studies in Israel will take place at the University of Haifa, on Sunday-Monday, May 25-26, 2014.
Priority will be given to thematic panels, but individual paper submissions will also be considered for inclusion into an appropriate panel. The deadline for submitting proposals for either organized panels or individual papers is December 31, 2013. The results will be announced by late January 2014. This year, the conference encourages papers submitted on the theme “Asia as an Idea/Asia as a Consolidating Unity.”
Within this theme, we particularly invite you to submit a proposal in the following domains:
Proposals for panels/papers, as well as further enquiries, should be submitted by email to both the conference's secretariat (ASI12Haifa2014@gmail.com) and the conference convener (email@example.com). The proposal should include the title of the panel or the individual paper as well as a short abstract (150-200 words). With the exception of round tables, panel proposals should also include the title and abstract for each of the papers. The conference will be bilingual (English or Hebrew). Abstracts can be submitted in English alone or in both Hebrew and English (for Hebrew presentations).
Conference participants will be able to stay in designated hotels in Haifa offering discounted rates which shall be announced separately. Priority in booking special rate accommodations will be given to foreign participants. The organizing committee will assist in the accommodation costs of a limited number of foreign participants as permitted by conference budget limitations. The conference is open to the public and participation is free of charge. We would be grateful if you could distribute this call for papers among your colleagues. We will announce more details soon (the conference website: http://asia.haifa.ac.il/ASI2014).
The 2014 International Burma Studies Conference is being convened August 1 – 3, 2014 in Singapore by the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) and the National University of Singapore’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. The theme of the conference is “Envisioning Myanmar: Issues, Images, Identities.” Conference organizers are accepting proposals for individual papers or whole panels; deadline for submission is December 31, 2013. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For preliminary details, see the conference website www.iseas.edu.sg/event_detail.cfm?event_id=D6829EB6-D9D1-D32C-114702772D713F26
4th Conference of the Asian Borderlands Research Network, Activated Borders: Re-openings, Ruptures and Relationships, Southeast Asia Research Centre, City University of Hong Kong
Application Deadline: February 1, 2014
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 shaped by them. During the 4th Asian Borderlands Research Conference in Hong Kong, we invite submissions that address continuities and transformations along routes and borders in Asia, broadly related to the theme “Re-openings, Ruptures and Relationships.”
Since one of the main goals of this conference is to spur collaboration and conversation across diverse fields in the hope of building up a more nuanced picture of the intersections and relationships across Asian borderlands, submissions are invited from scholars, writers, policy studies researchers, artists, filmmakers, activists, the media, and others from a wide variety of disciplinary backgrounds. We invite conceptually innovative papers, based on new research, in order to develop new perspectives in the study of Asian Borderlands.
Only a small number of individual papers will be selected. We therefore encourage you to submit a full panel proposal. We will consider proposals for panels and roundtables that have a thematic focus, are of a comparative character, and involve scholars or practitioners affiliated with different institutions.
The deadline to send in panel, roundtable and paper proposals is 1 February 2014.
Please visit http://asianborderlands.net/ to submit your proposal. Participants will be notified around April 2014.
Asia has been the site of the migration of peoples, texts, and cultures since pre-modern times. These flows have came largely from the “mother” civilizations of the Arabic, Indian, and Chinese peoples and, in the modern and the transmaritime periods, from the West. Yet the movements have also come from “within.” Intra-regionally, people and texts have navigated on the borderless seascapes of Asia; and within borders, especially in Southeast Asia, center and periphery have been defined in terms of river and hill cultures. In recent times, flows have been transmedial. The paradox of Asia, as of other regions, is that it is both bordered and borderless. It is, but it is not still. It is a reality in translation.
Given this context, the conference focuses on the translation of texts (but also their mistranslations or untranslatability, Rafael 2013), the migrations and diffusions of texts, and the discourses on translation and translational exchange in Asia. It will include “real” translations between discrete cultures and different semiotic systems (as classified by Roman Jacobson in 1959), but its larger rubric is cultural translation, in the sense that Clifford (1986, 1988) used it, encompassing the development of multiple and multilayered identities in the crossing or transgressing of borders in both physical and conceptual spaces.
The rationale for the ATT series is to challenge the Eurocentric emphasis of Translation Studies, which is largely due to the “unavailability of reliable data and systematic analysis of translation activities in non-European cultures” (Hung and Wakabayashi 2005). The ATT series was initiated by Professor Eva Hung of Hong Kong in 2002. A small but successful workshop was held in London that same year, followed by well-attended international conferences in India, Turkey, Hong Kong, and the United Arab Emirates. It is hoped that ATT6 will lead to theorizing on translation and developing methodologies on translation arising from the specific historical and contemporary contexts of Asia.
More info at http://asiantranslation6.up.edu.ph/
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The 6th Annual Khmer Studies Forum will be held at Ohio University, in Athens, Ohio, U.S.A. on Friday, March 14, Saturday, March 15, and Sunday, March 16, 2014. The Sixth Khmer Studies Forum (KSF) has as its theme, "Cambodia at a Crossroads.”
Cambodia has been changing at a rapid pace: urban development is astonishing, foreign investment extensive, environmental destruction staggering. Protests by dissatisfied factory workers and victims of land-grabbing show Cambodians’ increasing unwillingness to accept injustice; the recent dispute over the results of the national elections underlines their desire for reform. Yet this enthusiasm for change is accompanied by anxiety. What will become of Cambodia? Will these changes help or hurt Cambodia? Indeed, Cambodia stands at a crossroads, and these questions cannot easily be answered.
Scholars, artists, filmmakers, and community members are invited to submit abstracts for individual papers, panels, or roundtable discussion groups that explore the various ways in which Cambodia is currently changing and might further transform itself, and the possible consequences of the paths Cambodia and Cambodians may take.
Please submit abstracts to the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at email@example.com by November 15, 2013.
More information can be found here.
|Southeast Asia Center|
|University of Washington|
|303 Thomson Hall|
|Seattle, WA 98195|
|(206) 543-9606 tel|
|(206) 685-0668 fax|
|Laurie Sears, Director|
|Rick Bonus, Director of Graduate Studies|
|Sara Van Fleet, Associate Director|
|Tikka Sears, Outreach Coordinator|
|Molly Wilskie-Kala, Program Coordinator|
|Chris Grorud, Program Assistant|