Monash University | Chinese Indonesians: Identities and Histories (Deadline May 15, 2019)

Monash Herb Feith Centre Conference 2019, Monash University

1-3 October 2019

Monash University has announced a Call for Papers for an interdisciplinary conference, “Chinese Indonesians: Identities and Histories“.

This conference will explore the following key questions:

  • Have recent developments in identity politics and populism in Indonesia and globally, affected common understandings of race and ethnicity in place since the colonial period? If so, how? If not, why not?
  • Two decades after the fall of the New Order, has there been a shift in the dynamics of racial politics among the diverse networks or communities of Chinese Indonesians, and between members of such communities with the broader mix of people? If so, in what ways?
  • What are some of the new features or trends in the studies of Chinese Indonesians, and how do they compare to recent studies of ethnic minorities elsewhere?
  • What have been the new discoveries in the field in the past 30 years or so? What research questions have been raised? Why have they been asked in some areas and not in others?

The keynote lectures will be given by Dr Karen Strassler, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Queens College and CUNY Graduate Center, USA, and Dr Hilmar Farid, Director General of Culture, Ministry of Education and Culture, Republic of Indonesia.

For more information on the Call for Papers, please visit the Conference website.

The submission deadline is Wednesday, 15 May 2019. Successful applicants will be notified by Friday, 7 June 2019.

For any questions, please email Arts-HFCentre@monash.edu.

NUS ARI CFP | Migrant-led Diversification and Differential Inclusion in Arrival Cities across Asia (Deadline Apr 30, 2019)

Organized by Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, and supported by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Paper proposals might respond to the following questions in the context of arrival cities across Asia:

  • How do strategies of state actors and institutions sort, regulate, constitute, and set the terms of diversity?
  • How do these strategies constitute the politics of everyday coexistence in shared spaces?
  • What do these modes of migrant and diversity management mean for the figure of the migrant?
  • How do migrant groups respond to these wider state and/or municipal policies?
  • What form does difference take in the diversifying Asian city? What does different-making look like in the diversifying Asian city? Where are the borders located?
  • What are the implications of differential inclusion for belonging and citizenship?

SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS

Submissions should include a title, an abstract of no more than 250 words and a brief biography including name, institutional affiliation, and email contact. Please note that only previously unpublished papers or those not already committed elsewhere can be accepted. By participating in the workshop, you agree to participate in the future publication plans of the organizers. The organizers will provide hotel accommodation for three nights and a contribution towards airfare for accepted paper participants (one author per paper).

Please submit your proposal using the provided template to Ms Tay Minghua at minghua.tay@nus.edu.sg no later than 30 April 2019. Notifications of acceptance will be sent out in mid May 2019. Participants will be required to send in a completed draft paper (5,000-8,000 words) by 31 July 2019.

For more information, visit the ARI website: https://ari.nus.edu.sg/Event/Detail/1d37771d-f672-4bf2-8c40-54a4df26e8de

Singapore Graduate Forum on Southeast Asian Studies (Deadline: Feb 22, 2019)

The Asia Research Institute (ARI) of the National University of Singapore (NUS) invites applications from graduate (master’s and PhD) students who are engaged in research on Southeast Asia to attend the 14th Singapore Graduate Forum on Southeast Asian Studies on 22-26 July 2019.

The first two days of the Forum will be dedicated to Skills Based Sessions during which senior scholars will address various topics such as:

  • How to get published in peer-reviewed journals,
  • How to apply for international grants,
  • How to deal with negative reviews,

Besides that there will be sessions on various research methodologies, academic rankings and statistics, as well as planning career trajectories.

During the final three days, graduate students will be giving the opportunity to present their work in sessions organized thematically. Graduate students working on topics related to Southeast Asia are invited to submit abstracts based either on work in progress that is at an advanced stage (i.e. already completed data collection and analysis), or on completed work. NUS students are encouraged to take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity to interact and exchange ideas with students from ASEAN as well as those from other regions whose interests focus on Southeast Asia.

Partial or full funding may be available for students whose proposals have been selected. Funding will cover board and lodging for the duration of the five-day forum, and a contribution towards air travel to Singapore by the most economical means.

This event coincides with the Asian Graduate Student Fellowship Programme 2019, which brings some 28 graduate students to ARI for a six-week period. These students will also participate in the Graduate Forum.

SUBMISSION OF PAPER PROPOSAL

Graduate students should submit a 300-400 words abstract of their proposed paper to Ms Tay Minghua at minghua.tay@nus.edu.sg no later than 22 February 2019. Please click here for the Application Form. The abstract should clarify the substantive issues which your paper will address and be firmly grounded in your own research project. Please include information on objectives, methods, and findings, as well as explain the original contribution the research makes to the field of study. One letter of recommendation from a supervisor should also be forwarded along with your form by the same date.

Successful applicants will be notified by early April 2019. Those selected will have to submit full-length papers, of around 4,000-5,000 words in length, by 20 June 2019.

Call for Applications: 2019 Penn State Global Asias Summer Institute “Digital Asias”

Penn State University invites applicants for its annual Global Asias Summer Institute, to be held June 3-7, 2019. This year’s Institute, co-directed by Joseph Jonghyun Jeon (UC-Irvine) and Jonathan E. Abel (Penn State), focuses on the topic of “Digital Asias.”

Institute participants spend a week reading and thinking about the annual theme, as well as significant time workshopping their work in progress. Particularly strong work will be considered for publication in an upcoming special issue of the award-winning journal, Verge: Studies in Global Asias.

Penn State will cover housing and meals, and offer an honorarium to help defray travel costs. Applicants must have completed their PhDs no earlier than June 2014, or be advanced graduate students who are completing their dissertations.

You can find more information here: https://networks.h-net.org/node/22055/discussions/3292861/call-applications-2019-penn-state-global-asias-summer-institute-

Indonesia Art and Culture Scholarship (Deadline Nov 1, 2018)

The Indonesia Arts and Culture Scholarship (IACS) has been running since 2003, and 848 alumni from 74 countries have completed the program. It does not grant degrees.

Scholarship recipients are hosted by an art center in Indonesia. The centers are located in Bali, West Sumatera, East Kalimantan, East Java, South Sulawesi and Yogyakarta. Awardees learn about Indonesian art and culture, while living within or around the assigned center and enjoying the opportunity to experience the local culture and interact with the community.

The scholarship is for three months, beginning on April 7 and ending on July 16, 2019.

Canadian students or international students residing in Canada should send their applications to:

Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia
Attn. Social and Cultural Affairs
1630 Alberni Street, Vancouver, V6G 1A6

The applications are due November 1, 2018.

For more information about the scholarship and the application process, please visit the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Vancouver website: http://indonesiavancouver.org/wp1/index.php/2018/09/20/2018-indonesian-arts-and-culture-scholarship/

Bali Democracy Students Conference, 6-7 December 2018 (Deadline Oct 31, 2018)

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia is organizing the Bali Democracy Students Conference (BDSC) as part of the 11th Bali Democracy Forum (BDF). The BDSC is a conference among students to transfer and share knowledge on the issues of democracy. It will be held in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, on 6-7 December 2018, parallel to the 11th BDF.

Eligibility

  1. Students majoring in various fields of study, preferably undergraduate students in Social Sciences, Political Science, Law, Communications, Cultural Studies, Linguistics, and Economics;
  2. Good oral and written communication skills;
  3. Interested in socio-political issues, especially democracy;
  4. Active in student organizations and/or the social community;
  5. Active on social media.

The application package should include:

  1. Cover letter;
  2. Curriculum Vitae (CV);
  3. Letter of recommendation from the University;
  4. Photocopy of passport;
  5. A recent photograph (4x6cm, in colour); and
  6. A Statement letter stating willingness to participate in the whole program of BDSC in Bali from 5 to 8 December 2018.

The BDSC committee will cover the costs associated with the participation in the conference such as local transportation, hotel accommodation, and meal expenses for the duration of the event from 5 to 8 December 2018.

Registration can be done by sending all of the required documents by email to the BDSC committee at publicaffairs@indonesia-ottawa.org (Attn. Social Cultural Affairs) before 31st October 2018.