UVic: Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives (CAPI) QES-AS Outbound Fellowship (Deadline Sept 15, 2019)

CAPI is currently inviting applications for one fellowship for a doctoral, post-doctoral, or early career (tenure-track) scholar to conduct research in Asia as part of our Regulating Globalization in South and Southeast Asia project. This project supports young global leaders to conduct interdisciplinary research on innovative governance and justice strategies to mitigate the harsher effects of economic globalization in Asia, specifically in Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Deadline is September 15, 2019. Click here to view the pdf with full details.

Conference details at a glance

Conference and dinner registration | La date limite d’inscription

  • Conference and dinner registration is available on-site (by cash or cheque) until 5pm on Thursday, 24 October 2019 in the Ballroom, Thomson House.
  • L’inscription aux conférences et aux dîners est disponible sur place (en espèces ou par chèque) jusqu’au jeudi 24 octobre 2019, à 17 heures, dans la salle de bal de Thomson House.

Conference programme | Programme de la conférence

  • The final version of the conference programme is now available here.
    Please consult this (final) version of the programme for information relating to the conference. Any conflicting information in previous versions of the programme is superseded by this (final) version.
  • Le programme final de la conférence est disponible here.
    Veuillez consulter cette version (finale) du programme pour des informations relatives à la conférence. Toute information en conflit dans les versions précédentes du programme est remplacée par cette version (finale).

CCSEAS conference guidelines | Lignes directrices de la conférence CCEASE

  • CCSEAS conference guidelines are available here.
  • Lignes directrices de la conférence CCEASE sont disponibles ici.

Conference Dinner | Souper-conférence

  • The conference dinner will be held on the evening of Friday, 25 October 2019 in the Best Western Hotel. The dinner will feature performances by PAMANA Ng LuzViMinda Philippine Folkloric Dance Company, led by Jorge Manuel Antonio. We hope you all will be able to join us. Register for the dinner until 5pm on Thursday, 24 October 2019 in the Ballroom, Thomson House.
  • Le souper de la conférence se tiendra dans la soirée du vendredi 25 octobre 2019. Une performance de PAMANA Ng LuzViMinda Philippine Folkloric Dance Company, dirigée par Jorge Manuel Antonio sera présentée au souper. Nous espérons que tous et toutes pourront se joindre à nous. Inscrivez-vous pour le dîner jusqu’au jeudi 24 octobre 2019, jusqu’à 17 heures, dans la salle de bal de la maison Thomson.

Call for Contributions: Handbook of disasters in the Philippines, 2000-2020: responses and challenges (Deadline Aug 1, 2019)

FIRST CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS

The Philippines is considered to be the third most disaster-prone country in the world. It is highly exposed to natural hazards, and is noted to have a medium index for lack of adaptive capacities (World Risk Report 2018). Situated along the Pacific Ring of Fire and the typhoon belt, the Philippines is vulnerable to earthquakes and typhoons in the region. The country has 23 active volcanoes (Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology) including Mount Mayon with the latest eruption in 2018. An average of 20 typhoons reach the Philippines, with Haiyan (local name Yolanda) as the strongest ever to hit landfall in recorded history in 2013 that brought massive destruction and death on its path. Landslides are another form of hazards in mountainous areas, with the most noted mudslide in Guinsaugon which buried 1,126 villagers in Southern Leyte in 2006 (International Recovery Platform 2011). Many other catastrophic events have occurred in varying scales since 2000 and are predicted to occur with severity under changing global climate conditions. As well, human-induced disasters have impacted the Philippines in the last two decades including the conflict in Mindanao, internal displacement due to insurgency, poor urban planning, fires, clogged drainage resulting to floods, and others. Despite the seeming normalcy of disasters in the Philippines, there is a lack of solid scholarly materials available for wider general circulation and knowledge production. Hence, this collection aims to create a handbook of original articles about how individuals, groups, communities, domestic and foreign organizations, governments, and other actors have responded to disasters and its aftermath, outlining the varied challenges that define or shape possible outcomes.

We invite contributions from scholars, practitioners, and policymakers from local (Philippines) and international perspectives about the responses and challenges to disasters in the Philippines that occurred since 2000 to 2020. All topics are welcome. Interested contributors must submit the following to bonifacioglenda@gmail.com on or before August 1, 2019:

  1. Title of proposed chapter
  2. maximum 500-word abstract
  3. one paragraph biography of authors/co-authors including current affiliation
  4. email address of corresponding author

Please observe the following technical requirements: 12-font, Times New Roman, Word document, and American spelling. Authors of accepted abstracts will be notified on September 30, 2019.

The book will be edited by Glenda Tibe Bonifacio (www.glendabonifacio.com) and Roxanna Balbido Epe, University of Lethbridge, Canada.

Call for Applications: CCSEAS Graduate Student Research Workshop on “Power in Southeast Asia”

The Canadian Council for Southeast Asian Studies (CCSEAS) is currently accepting applications for a Graduate Student Research Workshop on “Power in Southeast Asia: Methodological Perspectives.” Please distribute widely to graduate students who may be interested in participating.

This workshop will be run in conjunction with the 2019 biennial CCSEAS conference (24-26 October 2019). It will provide an opportunity for graduate students working in different disciplinary traditions to receive critical, engaged feedback on their work-in-progress from fellow students and faculty who share an interest in this region. It will also develop capacities for inter-disciplinary engagement.

Workshop Date: October 24, 2019

Applications Due:
June 30, 2019

Applications consist of:
1) A current curriculum vitae; and
2) A 500 word abstract of your research proposal, including a brief description of your methodology.

If selected for the workshop, you will need to submit your methodology chapter / work in progress by September 19, max 3000 words.

Workshop participants will be selected on the content of the submitted projects, the potential for useful exchanges among them, and the benefits of including a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches and intellectual traditions.

Send applications by email attachment to christine.gibb [at] utoronto.ca.

For more information, please click here (pdf)

Kind regards,

Christine Gibb and Stéphanie Martel, Workshop convenors

Call for Papers: New Dimensions of Migration in Southeast Asia (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.” They’re seeking 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 the panel description and proposal submission information, please visit the website: http://www.asian-studies.org/SEAC-Rising-Voices.

 

 

7th UIA Associations Round Table Asia-Pacific (Thursday 19 & Friday 20 September 2019 Royal Cliff Grand Hotel, Pattaya, Thailand)

The Union of International Associations (UIA) is an independent non-profit research institute founded in 1907 which documents and promotes the work of international associations. UIA shares its information on associations through its publications: the Yearbook of International Organizations, and the International Congress Calendar. UIA also promotes the work of associations by organizing educational activities, such as the UIA Associations Round Table.

Programme: Presentations on common challenges by peers working in international associations, with small group discussions to ask in-depth questions and to share and exchange knowledge and experience. See full programme below.

Fee: 2000 Thai Baht (ca. €60).

Thanks to the generous support of our host Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau, we are able to offer a high-level educational programme for a low fee. All other elements of the programme are complimentary! Delegates are responsible for their own travel and accommodation arrangements and expenses.

Participants: 100 participants working in and with (international) associations.

Registration:

  1. Go to https://uia.org/roundtable/
  2. Click on “register now” for Round Table Asia-Pacific
  3. Fill in your username G9419
  4. Fill in your password XWUCGQPD

You can register up to two delegates; each of your delegates will need to log in and register separately. Should you wish to send more than two delegates, please contact us: nancy@uia.org

Note: While you are logged in on the UIA website, you may also wish to check your association’s profile in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Programme

Thursday 19 September

Friday 20 September

9.00-12.00

Optional morning activities

12.30-14.00

Lunch, hosted by TCEB

14.00-15.30

Opening session “Why is civil society important to the world?” with keynote by Cyril Ritchie, President of UIA, followed by panel discussion with all speakers and group discussions

16.00-17.30

Case studies and discussion groups

  • “Association governance: a way of life, not a set of rules”, presented by Hemant Batra, SAARCLAW
  • “Contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals”
  • “Digital solutions for a (digitally) illiterate audience”, presented by Guruji Murugan Chillayah, World Silambam Association

18.00-21.00

Dinner, hosted by TCEB

 

9.00-10.30

Case studies and discussion groups

  • “Organizing a conference: who can help?”, presented by Jan Tonkin, IAPCO
  • “Association values versus Realpolitik: walking a fine line”, presented by Cyril Ritchie, UIA and CoNGO
  • “The Association of What Now? Building brand recognition for associations”, presented by Amelia Folkema, UIA

11.00-12.30

Closing session with panel discussion with all speakers, followed by group discussions.

12.30-14.00 

Lunch, hosted by TCEB

14.00-17.00

Optional afternoon activities

 

For more details, including optional activities on Wednesday 18 September visit:https://uia.org/roundtable/

 

Seventh International Conference on Asian Studies 2019

International Center for Research & Development, Sri Lanka and Unique Conferences Canada will host the Seventh International Conference on Asian Studies 2019 from 21-22 October 2019 at Hotel Himalaya in Kathmandu, Nepal.

The ICAS2019 is renowned for its thought-leading and cutting edge content, unrivaled networking opportunities and presenter friendly atmosphere. This research conference attracts more high profile Asian related researchers from around the world than any other event in the region.

This year’s theme is “Challenges & Issues in Asian Dream”

Important dates:

  • Abstracts deadline: 15 August 2019
  • Abstract acceptance: Within 5 Days
  • Full papers: 30 August 2019
  • Registration deadline: 15 September 2019

Send your abstract to abstract@asianstudy.info

Send your paper to papers@asianstudy.info

Questions regarding registration matters should be directed to registericrd@gmail.com.

To get in touch with the conference convener, please email Prabhath Patabendi.

Visiting Fellowships, ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute (Deadline June 14, 2019)

The Regional Social and Cultural Studies (RSCS) Programme and Indonesia Studies Programme (ISP) at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute (formerly Institute of Southeast Asian Studies) invite applications for the following Visiting Fellowships.

  • Visiting Fellow – Media, Technology and Society (6 months)
  • Visiting Fellow – Demographic Change (1 year)
  • Visiting Fellow – China and Mainland Southeast Asia (6 months)
  • Visiting Fellow – Decentralization and Indonesia (1 year)

Applicants should have a PhD degree in an area of the humanities or social sciences (especially political science/government, sociology, anthropology, demography, media studies, and science and technology studies). The successful applicant is expected to start no later than 2 January 2020 and must have completed all requirements for the PhD degree at the point of employment.

Fluency in English and at least one Southeast Asian language is preferred, along with good communications, networking and interpersonal skills. For position 4, fluency in Bahasa Indonesia is a must.

Applications should include a Cover Letter, a full CV, two Reference Letters, and a Research Plan (each plan should address the research question, methodology, timeline and expected output; 3 pages each, double-spaced).

Please submit your application materials to positions@iseas.edu.sg with the subject heading: “Application for Visiting Fellowship” and indicate the position that you are applying in the email. The closing date is 14 June 2019.

For more information: https://www.iseas.edu.sg/about-us/opportunities/career