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CFP: 2022 Student Conference, Wisconsin Intensive Summer Language Institutes

Submission Deadline: June 21, 2022

Conference Date: July 9, 2022

This conference is open to students (both undergraduate and graduate) and independent scholars who are interested in presenting original research on various disciplines across Southeast Asia, South Asia, Central Eurasia, and the Middle East, as well as transnational Asian studies. All abstracts should describe in 250 words or less the research topic, methods, and argument, as panels will be created to accommodate submitted presentations. Submissions should include the title of the paper, abstract, three keywords pertaining to the paper, and a short bio of the presenter, including the institute they are attending.

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AIFIS-MSU Conference on Indonesian Studies

Conference Date: June 21-25, 2022

The American Institute for Indonesian Studies (AIFIS), in collaboration with Michigan State University (MSU) Asian Studies Center, will hold the 2nd annual Conference on Indonesian Studies from June 21-25, 2022. The Conference celebrates the academic study of Indonesia. It seeks to expand research dissemination and collaboration on Indonesian studies by connecting Indonesian scholars with international colleagues in a bilingual and virtual format. The 2022 AIFIS-MSU Conference on Indonesian Studies welcomes scholars with academic backgrounds and research expertise in history, culture, anthropology, sociology, language, and arts, and those advancing understandings of the ways that historical, sociocultural, economic, and political contexts shape contemporary and historical issues in Indonesia.

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2022 New York Conference on Asian Studies

Submission Deadline: June 30, 2022

Conference Date: October 7-8, 2022

In association with the New York Conference on Asian Studies (NYCAS), Syracuse University is hosting the 2022 NYCAS Conference in person on October 7 and 8 on the theme of “State and Society in Asia: Past and Present.” The conference invites submissions (individual paper, complete panel, roundtable or educator workshop) from scholars across all disciplines on all topics related to Asia and Asian Studies. Topics related to the main theme are of particular interest.

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CFP: 2023 Association for American Studies Annual Conference - Rising Voices Panel

Submission Deadline: July 15, 2022

Conference Date: March 16-19, 2023

The 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 “The Rights of Women and LGBTQ People in Southeast Asia” for the 2023 conference in Boston, MA. Rising voices are defined here as advanced graduate students (currently writing dissertations based on original field or archival research) or untenured faculty members (including tenure- track assistant professors, adjuncts, and lecturers, or the approximate equivalent based on the academic tradition from which the scholar is coming).

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CFP: Asia Pacific Dance Festival Conference Ulana-To Weave or Knit

Submission Deadline: Deadline Passed

Conference Date: August 12-14, 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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CLCS Southeast Asian and Southeast Asian Diasporic Forum: Southeast Asian History in Literature Submission

Submission Deadline: Deadline Passed

Conference Date: January 5–8, 2023

In the context of this indeterminacy rooted in overdetermination, what does the history of Southeast Asia look like from Southeast Asia? This panel seeks proposals that reflect on any of these questions to think about the ways in which Southeast Asian history gets narrated in literature from specific, if also emblematic, nations in the region. Focus on any genre of literature in the expansive sense (including not only the novel, the literary medium of the nation, but also, e.g., creative nonfiction, life writing, critical travel writing) is welcome. 

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ASEAN Heritage - Cultural Wisdom for Climate Action

Submission Deadline: Deadline Passed

Workshop date: August 8-11, 2022

Conference Date: January 11–14, 2023

The Southeast Asian Cultural Heritage Alliance (SEACHA) is convening a regional conference entitled “ASEAN Heritage: Cultural Wisdom for Climate Action” to take place from 11-14 January 2023 in Thailand. The objective of this conference is to explore Southeast Asian cultural heritage as a source of principles, paradigms and strategies for effective locally based climate action. SEACHA invites young activists from ASEAN nations to represent their own country by presenting their ideas with passion and focus. Prior to and after the conference, participating youth will work with their national SEACHA organizations to enhance awareness of the importance of local culture as a tool for climate resilience.

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CFP: Bandung-Belgrade-Havana in Global History & Perspective

Submission Deadline: Deadline Passed

Conference Date: October 20-27, 2022

The “trilogy” Dreams-Challenges-Projects is supposed to be the basic elements of planning at all levels of living-beings, individual as well as community and nation. In relation with Bandung, the conference is supposed to discuss cases of “dreams-challenges-projects”, analysed entirely or separately, at the level of community (e.g. ethnic, religious, gender group) or nation-state (e.g. country, state, region). The conference encourages the participation of scholars from a wide range of scientific disciplines and practitioners from diverse professional fields, as well as artists, writers, journalists and activists of social and solidarity movements, based in diverse geographical areas.

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Call for Abstracts: 22nd Congress, Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association

Submission Deadline: August 15, 2022

Conference Date: November 7-12, 2022

The Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association is inviting paper and poster contributions for the 22nd Congress (IPPA 22) to be held in Chiang Mai, Thailand, 7-12 November 2022.

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Funding and Job Opportunities

SEALC/GETSEA Language Conversation Groups

SEALC and GETSEA are hosting language conversation groups for students currently studying Vietnamese or Thai at a North American university. Tune in to practice with speakers from across the region! 

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Program Manager, Council of American Overseas Research Centers

Application deadline: July 6, 2022

CAORC seeks a motivated individual to implement and administer CAORC’s Faculty Development Seminars. In addition, the Program Manager will assist with other COARC programs, through responsibilities such as reporting grants to relevant funders and updating information on the CAORC website. Applications for this full-time position should be emailed to

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Senior Program Manager: Southeast Asian Studies, Yale University

This position will have a primary focus on Southeast Asia and will be responsible for overseeing the MacMillan Center Southeast Asia Studies Council’s many programs and events, as well as supporting key faculty in building out the council’s strategy. Additionally, this role will oversee the launch of the Program for Burmese Democracy & Federalism, which will host Burmese scholars and activists and collaborate with Burmese organizations (both in Myanmar and in exile). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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Myanmar Consultant, Freedom House

This full-time position will support the work of Freedom House’s Emergency Assistance Program namely providing financial assistance to at-risk human rights defenders (HRDs) and civil society organizations, including journalists and media groups, from Myanmar whether located in-country or in exile. This position will be based remotely in Asia. This is a temporary, full-time position for up to one year (this may be extended pending funding).

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Executive Director, Harpswell Foundation

Application deadline: Open until position filled

The Harpswell Foundation seeks a visionary and entrepreneurial Executive Director to extend the organization’s work in Southeast Asia. Harpswell is a US-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to equip outstanding young women in Southeast Asia with leadership skills, education, and a supportive network. Reporting to a board of directors, the Executive Director oversees a staff of 14 people based in Cambodia, Malaysia, and the United States.

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