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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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Funding and Job Opportunities

Lecturer in Vietnamese Arizona State University: Office of the University Provost Tempe: The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: School of International Letters and Cultures

Position Starting Date: August 16, 2021

The School of International Letters & Cultures (SILC) Vietnamese Program at Arizona State University (Tempe campus) invites applications for a Lecturer with an anticipated start date of August 16, 2021. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible appointment made on an academic year basis (August 16 – May 15). Subsequent annual renewal is possible contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the university.The successful candidate will teach three classes per semester, including Vietnamese language at all levels and/or courses focusing on Vietnamese linguistics, cultural studies, and/or literature. The successful candidate will also administer content-based curriculum and supplementary online-based learning modules; engage in professional development; and perform appropriate university, professional, and community service.

Singapore Academies ASEAN Fellowship Programme

Application Deadline: November 30, 2021

The Singapore Academies ASEAN Fellowship Programme aims to attract bright postgraduate researchers from ASEAN countries to Singapore research institutions for a 2-year fellowship. The programme is administered by three academies in Singapore - the Singapore National Academy of Science (SNAS), together with the Academy of Medicine Singapore (AMS), and the Academy of Engineering Singapore (AES) - and funded by the National Research Foundation (NRF). It involves the participating host institutions, including Singapore universities and research institutions such as A*STAR, and candidates aligning to agreed fields of research (science, medicine, engineering, and computer science).

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Full/ Associate Professor of East Asian History | Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Application Deadline: December 31, 2021

The School of Humanities invites outstanding academics to apply for a faculty position in History at the rank of Full Professor or Associate Professor (with tenure). Candidates should possess a distinguished track record of publications in Asian Studies or History of Asia. The sub-region and time period of specialisation is open. Historical approaches with transnational and global dimensions are welcome.The successful applicant is expected to provide academic leadership in the subject area of History within the School of Humanities and to engage actively in research, teaching, and service. NTU’s comprehensive History programme has particular strengths in the history of science, technology, medicine, the environment, and business. It currently offers a Major and a Minor in History, and MA and PhD programmes.

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Yale University, History | Assistant Professor, Southeast Asia

Application Review: Begins October 1, 2021

Position Starting Date: July 1, 2022

The Yale University Department of History intends to appoint a tenure-track assistant professor in Southeast Asian history to begin on July 1, 2022. Applicants should have strong potential for achievement in scholarship, undergraduate and graduate teaching. We welcome applications from historians who already hold teaching positions, as well as recent PhDs and those who expect their PhD or equivalent degree by the time of appointment. Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, underrepresented minorities, protected veterans, and persons with disabilities.

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