International University Symposium on Humanities and Arts 2020

Universitas Indonesia’s (University of Indonesia) Faculty of Humanities will hold its annual international symposium, International University Symposium on Humanities and Arts 2020, under the theme “The Humanities in The Time of Crisis”.

This year’s symposium will be held virtually from 29 September to 2 October 2020. Both undergraduate and graduate students are invited to participate, and there will be no registration fee for international participants.

More information on how to register and how to submit an extended abstract can be looked up at www.inusharts.ui.ac.id. You can also contact the organizers by email at inusharts@ui.ac.id.

INUSHARTS 2020

Call for expressions of interest: Research for new UNHCR publication on forcibly displaced – EOI Deadline April 15, 2020

UNHCR (UN Refugee Agency) is currently working on a book, State of the World’s Forcibly Displaced (SOWFD- working title) to be published in 2021 marking the 70th anniversary of the 1951 Refugee Convention. It will focus on the potential of the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR). The GCR is a milestone in the 70 year history of the international refugee regime: setting a renewed direction in international refugee responses. Building on the capacities of a broad coalition of stakeholders, it firmly links refugee responses to advancing human development. Through its Programme of Action, States aspire to enabling refugees to live dignified and productive lives, ensure more opportunities for lasting solutions, and enhance support to hosting communities.

The SOWFD 2021, will focus on what will be required to deliver on these ambitions. This will include a reflection on the historic evolution of international responses to forced displacement of relevance to the GCR and how international responses will need to adapt to meet the aims of the GCR today and the anticipated displacement challenges of the future. In providing a holistic analytic overview the book is intended to be of interest to policy makers; academics; UNHCR and partner staff; researchers and students.

Research papers: UNHCR is seeking contributions on the research for this volume in the form of papers of 15-20 pages in length. Among the papers being solicited are ones that examine the history, current context and future engagement of:

  • Cities
  • NGOs (international and local)
  • Faith based groups
  • Academics (reflecting the exponential growth in literature beyond the traditional realms of political science and law)
  • Private sector
  • Innovation and technological development

Additionally, UNHCR is interested in commissioning papers on:

  • International responses to climate displacement
  • Proposals for holding states to account for the causes of forced displacement
  • Whether the international architecture for responding to forced displacement is appropriately designed to respond well to varied displacement situations of today and the future.

Material from these papers that are used in the book would be fully attributed to the authors, with possibilities to hyperlink the text to the papers in the electronic version.

Timeline: Research and background papers completed: June 2020-September 2020

Expression of interest: UNHCR welcomes receiving expressions of interest from qualified applicants to be sent by 15 April 2020 to kotulla@unhcr.org with the subject matter of proposed research indicated. Remuneration will be based on UNHCR guidelines and the scope of the research agreed.

CFP: Sending State Regimes and International Skilled Migration: Asian Perspectives in the Age of Global Migration (Deadline Mar 31, 2020)

This workshop is organized by the Asia Research Institute at the National University of Singapore, with funding support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Grant at Wilfrid Laurier University. The event will be held August 26-28, 2020 at ARI.

Paper proposals should include a title, an abstract (250 words) and a brief biography (150 words) for submission by 31 March 2020. Abstracts should include clear statements explaining the conceptual and methodological bases of the paper in addition to summarizing the paper’s key arguments and findings.

You can submit your proposal to Ms Kristel Acedera at arikafa@nus.edu.sg, and the submission form can be downloaded here. Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by end of April 2020, and participants will be required to send in a completed draft paper (about 6,000 words) by 31 July 2020.

For more information including the list of possible paper topics, please visit the event page: https://ari.nus.edu.sg/events/state-regimes/

Call for Papers: Ethnic and Community Identity in Southeast Asia (Deadline: Jan 20, 2020)

The Center for Southeast Asia Studies at UC Berkeley and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at UCLA have announced a Call for Papers for their joint conference on the theme Ethnic and Community Identity in Southeast Asia, to be held April 24-25, 2020, at UCLA.

Possible paper topics might touch on any of the following: state ethnic labeling policies and their implications; contestation centered on competing ethnic identities and terminologies; identities or communities formulated in terms of gender or sexual orientation; identities defined in terms of religious affiliation or organizations; academic, state, or public discourse surrounding racial or ethnic identities; ethnic or identity politics that cross national boundaries and complicate state narratives.

The two centers invite submissions for presentations from scholars and graduate students conducting original research in the social sciences and humanities that address the primary theme of the conference. Abstracts (up to 500 words) should be emailed to UCLA CSEAS (cseas@international.ucla.edu) by Monday, January 20, 2020. Abstracts should also include your name, affiliation and discipline and contact information (including e-mail address).

For more information, visit the CFP page: https://www.international.ucla.edu/cseas/article/209888

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/