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The University of Auckland this year hosts the twentieth conference of the New Zealand Asian Studies Society. The conference will cover the full range of disciplinary and area studies approaches to East, Southeast and South Asia.
Keynote speakers: Geremie Barmé (Australian National University),
Amita Bhaviskar (Institute of Economic Growth, New Delhi),
David L. Howell (Harvard).
The University of Auckland, New Zealand's leading research university, is one of the top universities in the Asia-Pacific region. This will be the fifth time the University has hosted an NZASIA conference since the inaugural event in 1974. Modern Asian Studies in New Zealand is also celebrating fifty years.
Auckland, with a population of 1.5 million, ranks second after Toronto as the world's most culturally diverse city, with large communities of Asian and Polynesian heritages.
Website for further information: www.nzasia2013.org.nz
Crossing the boundaries of "Japan" and "the Japanese language", movements in search of networks within modern Japanese literature research are on the rise. Even if the objects of study are texts written in Japanese, the research itself is done in a variety of languages, and each research space also has its own unique character. Unfortunately, however, the regional and linguistic constraints on this research have also hindered the mutual exchange of ideas, leaving a situation in which research is stalled at the regionalist level. At this conference, we aim to make use of the Nihon Kindai Bungakukai as a space that will function as an interface for a diverse range of research on "modern Japanese literature". In so doing, the hierarchical structure of the Japan- and Japanese language-centrism inherent in the "Japan" vs "abroad" division may also be directly questioned. We are calling for active participation to create a space for open dialogue not constrained by the framework of traditional conferences.
- Both individual and panel presentations are to be given in Japanese (for panel presentations only, if presenters can provide their own Japanese interpreters, then any language will be accepted).
- Presenters may choose their own topics (provided they relate to modern Japanese literature or to literary studies).
- Individual or panel presentations will be accepted.
- Both members and non-members of Nihon Kindai Bungakukai may apply. However, if there are a large number of applicants, members will be given priority.
- Individual presentations are to be 30 minutes (plus 15 minutes for Q&A); panel presentations are to be a total of 2-2.5 hours for the entire panel (there is no limitation on the number of presenters in a panel; the number of participants and the structure of the panel is up to each panel to decide).
- There is no fee for presenting. However, presenters (including interpreters) are responsible for their own travel, accommodation, printing, and miscellaneous costs.
Please send applications between April 1 and May 31, 2013 (applications must be received by this date). Please send your completed entry sheet (found on the Nihon Kindai Bungakukai website: http://amjls.web.fc2.com/gakkai.html#international) and your abstract to the address below either by e-mail or by post. For individual papers, abstracts should be about 400 Japanese characters; for panels, please provide an abstract in Japanese for the panel as a whole in addition to the abstracts for each individual presenter, for a total of about 1500 characters.
Applicants will be contacted as soon as selections have been made. Please address any questions you may have to the address below.
Please send applications to:
Email: amjls_mail[at]yahoo.co.jp *change [at] to @
Post: Kaneko Akio's office, Nihon Kindai Bungakukai Jimukyoku
Department of Japanese Language and Literature
Nihon University College of Humanities and Sciences
Setagaya-ku, Sakurajōsui 3-25-40
Tokyo 156-8550 Japan
The 9th Asian Center Graduate Students Conference on Asian Studies
December 7, 2013, GT-Toyota Asian Cultural Center Auditorium
Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman, Manila, Philippines
Organized by AC Balangay, the graduate student organization of the Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman, the 9th Asian Center Graduate Students Conference on Asian Studies offers MA and PhD students a multidisciplinary forum where they can share their research findings, broaden their intellectual horizons, and interact with fellow students.
Participants are welcome to submit a research paper that pertains to Asia and covers at least one of the following topics:
Politics and Governance; Trade, Economy or Finance; Foreign Policy and International Relations; Regionalism; Identity; Security (Traditional or Non-Traditional); Migration, Diaspora and Transnationalism; Globalization in/and Asia; Media and Culture; Environment; Arts and Literature; Gender; Religion; History
Abstract should not exceed 300 words and must be submitted with a (1) curriculum vitae, (2) proof of enrollment as a graduate student and (3) a scanned image of government-issued identification card. Papers should be in English, 18-25 pages long (including notes and bibliography), 1.5 spaced, Times New Roman, and font 12. Send all documents to email@example.com.
Submission of Application Requirements: 2013 August 31
Sending of Acceptance Letters: 2013 September 15
Submission of PowerPoint presentations: 2013 November 22
Submission of Full Papers: 2013 November 22
Date of Conference: 2013 December 7
December 28–30, 2013, Banaras Hindu University, Varnasi, India
Conference Themes: Urban Dynamics, Environment and Health are three major interlinked areas in the fields of urban studies, urban geography, and urban planning, with all three strongly connected to social well-being. The interconnections of various elements of these three areas have great bearing on the life quality of people in space and time. The sequential arrangement of these three themes in this conference is an expression of priority action of the process of change in spatial, environmental and human context along with time. Papers outside of these themes but pertaining to Asian urbanization and Asian cities may also be submitted. The preliminary deadline for Abstract submisison is April 30, 2013. For further information, please visit https://sites.google.com/site/asianurbanization. Questions may be directed to George Pomeroy, AURA Secretary-General at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also find the Asian Urban Research Association on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/AsianUrbanResearchAssociationaura
CIEE, the world leader in international education and exchange, is excited to offer the 2014 International Faculty Development Seminar (IFDS) The Business of Bollywood in Mumbai, India, January 9–19, 2014.
Over the past decade, Bollywood has seen a significant increase in its popularity in the west and other parts of the world. As a gradual shift in audience has taken place—from domestic to international—issues prevalent in the country and exemplified in these films have become accessible to the world. During this seminar, you'll explore the evolution of Bollywood over the years, the business and social aims behind the industry, and the impact it has had on Indian society.
Lectures and discussions with experts from the Bollywood film industry, site visits to film and TV ad production sets, and cultural engagement opportunities will allow participants to:
- Experience and develop an understanding of Indian culture through the lenses of cinema and media production, dissemination, and consumption.
- Explore economic and cultural connections between Bollywood cinema and mass media advertising industries in present day India.
- Track the causes and effects of Bollywood's increasing popularity with international audiences.
Application deadline extended to October 29, 2013.
CIEE International Faculty Development Seminars: For more than 65 years, CIEE has been the world leader in international exchange, providing institutions with the highest quality programs that support their mission to internationalize campuses. Our 10- or 11-day International Faculty Development Seminars provide faculty and administrators with access to rich academics, diverse intercultural experiences, and innovative approaches to learning and problem-solving needed to enhance syllabi, internationalize curriculum, and increase global understanding on campus.
To learn more or apply, visit www.ciee.org/ifds.
The East-West Center invites graduate students from around the world to submit papers for the 13th annual International Graduate Student Conference (EWC-IGSC) on the Asia Pacific region, taking place in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA from February 13-15, 2014. The conference will provide an opportunity to share interdisciplinary perspectives formally, through presenting research papers and attending other panel presentations, and informally in the warm and encouraging environment of the East-West Center in Hawaii. Participation in the 2013 conference had broad representation of 82 graduate students from 24 different countries and territories, and 42 universities throughout the world.
Deadline for abstract submission: August 30, 2013
Abstracts up to a maximum of 500 words in length of proposed papers are invited from intending participants at this time. Submissions are encouraged from the array of disciplines focusing on the region. Fields represented in past conferences include (and are not limited to) anthropology, area studies, business, culture, education, economics, environmental studies, ethnomusicology, geography, governance, health, history, linguistics, philosophy, politics, population, sociology, and urban & regional planning.
For further information, please visit www.eastwestcenter.org/studentconference. Inquiries may be directed to email@example.com.
The Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Texas at Austin invites paper proposals for "Devouring Japan," a 2-day interdisciplinary conference on Japanese food and food cultures, to be held in Austin on February 21-22, 2014. Building on growing academic interest in food studies, the conference seeks to explore five themes that will serve as analytical frameworks for the proceedings: Production, Consumption, Circulation, Representation, and Identity. We seek to include innovative research that explores Japanese foods from a variety of perspectives including: the material culture of cuisine; histories of iconic foods, beverages or key chefs/restaurateurs; ethnographic and ritual practices involving foods; government policy and the regulation of food; representations of food in art, literature and film; globalization and/or transnational hybridization of foods; and how local, regional and national identities are shaped by foods.
The conference will include keynote lectures by Ken Albala (Professor of History, University of the Pacific) and Eric Rath (Professor of History, University of Kansas). It will culminate in a keynote roundtable discussion by Professors Albala and Rath, together with select panelists, to reflect upon the potentials for cross-disciplinary research between Food and Japan Studies.
In addition to presenting original research, invited scholars will be asked to actively participate in panel discussions by acting as respondents and in the culminating roundtable session. Participants will also be asked to submit a draft (12-15 pages) of their papers by January 25, 2014 for distribution to other conference participants. A select number will be invited to revise their papers by August 31, 2014 for publication in an edited volume.
Thanks to the generous support of the Japan Foundation and the Northeast Asia Council of the Association of Asian Studies, UT will cover all ground transportation, meal and hotel expenses in Austin. As befits the themes of the conference, participants will have several opportunities to sample some of Austin's best food offerings. Invited scholars, particularly junior scholars with little access to travel support,will also have an opportunity to apply for additional travel funding in fall 2013.
Interested scholars are asked to submit a short (max. 3 pages) CV and a paper proposal of max. 400 words to Dr. Nancy Stalker, firstname.lastname@example.org, by August 15, 2013.
Many scholars in the humanities have found fieldwork an indispensable tool, as we have, and have found that it transformed the practice and goals of our scholarship. Yet there exists in the humanities no public discourse on fieldwork, nor any formal training in how to conduct fieldwork. Far from fieldwork's being an institutionalized or at least institutionally recognized part of our work, we often have to fashion and improvise our own rough tools with which to conduct it. And we do this largely in isolation. This colloquium launches a conversation amongst humanities scholars doing fieldwork on the global south. It seeks to articulate, share, and develop our practices and understanding of fieldwork in the humanities.
To that end, on March 28-29, 2014, we will bring together a number of scholars from a range of humanities disciplines (including literature, cultural studies, ethnomusicology, media studies, theatre, and art history) and several areas in the global south: Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia, the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.
Participants will be asked to write working papers that reflect upon some of the guiding questions below through the lens of their own fieldwork-based scholarship. The working papers will be revised into essays of 8-10,000 words for publication in the peer-reviewed volume Theorizing Fieldwork in the Humanities, which we plan will go to press at the end of 2014 and appear in 2015.
• How do the histories and orientations of different disciplines in the humanities inflect their visions of fieldwork?
• How might fieldwork contribute to the goals of the humanities?
• How might it expand the topics and scope of humanities inquiry?
• What does current fieldwork in the humanities look like?
• What made you turn to fieldwork?
• How did it extend, shift, or transform your scholarship?
• In what ways did you break with traditional practices of your discipline?
• In what ways were the questions you asked enabled by, informed by, or grounded in your discipline?
• What have you found to be some of the most powerful examples of humanities-based fieldwork, to which you turned to help you?
• What are the gains and methods of fieldwork if the topic of investigation is not contemporary?
• How do you understand the relationship of your fieldwork to the practices and questions of social-science fieldwork? What are the similarities and differences?
• What forms of interdisciplinarity did you practice? What kinds of conversations between social science and the humanities were necessary or enabled by your project?
• What kinds of ethical dilemmas and protocols arose for you in the course of fieldwork?
• What forms of accountability might fieldwork facilitate that we might ordinarily not develop in the humanities?
• How can fieldwork contribute to the project and methodologies of a humanities-based comparative Area Studies?
Deadline for Bio and Abstract of up to 1,000 words: December 1, 2013
Deadline for working papers: March 1, 2014
Deadline for revised papers: October 1, 2014
For additional information please contact organizers Shalini Puri, Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Pittsburgh (email@example.com) and Debra Castillo, Professor of Comparative Literature, Cornell University (firstname.lastname@example.org)
A collaboration between the Imre Kertész Kolleg, University of Jena; the Centre for Area Studies, University of Leipzig; and the Centre of Imperial & Global History, University of Exeter.
In the post-war period, as decolonization accelerated, new linkages opened up, and existing ties were remade, between the so-called 'Second World' (from the Soviet Union to the GDR) and the 'Global South' (from Latin America to Africa to Asia). Contacts multiplied through, for instance, the development of political linkages; economic development and aid; health and cultural and academic projects; as well as military interventions. Yet these important encounters, and their impacts on national, regional and global histories, have hitherto only played a marginal role in accounts of late 20th century globalization, which have mainly focused on links between the West and former colonies, or between the countries of the 'Global South'. There is still little study of the interaction between these areas, where commonly shared – and contested – beliefs in the power of socialist modernization and anti-imperial culture opened up possibilities of meaningful transfers during the Cold War and its aftermath. This conference seeks to address this lacuna, by bringing together specialists working on different regions (such as Eastern Europe, the Soviet Union, Africa, Latin America, Asia) and on forms of exchange, intervention and subjugation. In doing so, it seeks to provide new insights into the global circulation of ideas during the Cold War, and explore 'the socialist world' as well as 'the Global South' as a dynamic hub of global interactions during the second half of the twentieth century.
Papers are welcomed on the following themes:
- 'DISCOVERY': How did these regions – East and South – or countries within them, 'discover' each other in the postwar period? How did countries or regions re-imagine the world, and their place in it? What groups and institutions were involved in facilitating these connections, and what impact did they have? How did concepts such as 'Second' and 'Third World', the 'world socialist system', 'national democracy' or 'non-capitalist paths of development' emerge, and how did the political imagination that underpinned these conceptions shape interactions? How were power relationships between these regions imagined, and how did these have an impact on forms of exchange, submission or domination?
- POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: How did political ideology, economic development, aid or medical assistance bring these regions into contact? What encounters did this enable, and how did these impact on national, regional or global debates about e.g. economic development, state formation, citizenship or rights?
- CULTURAL AND ACADEMIC EXCHANGE: How did cultural and academic exchange develop in areas such as music, theatre, cinema, mass media, schools and universities? What cultural encounters were facilitated, and how did these influence both sides?
- 'THE OTHER' BACK HOME: How was the culture and politics of the so-called 'Global South' appropriated in the 'Second World', and vice versa? How did these 'appropriations' shape local culture or politics (e.g. through solidarity movements or cultural projects)?
- COMPETITION AND EXCHANGE: How did competition for influence in the global South – whether from China, Cuba or the US – shape exchange between these regions? How did being in competition, or the object/ arena of competition, shape local, national or regional culture or politics?
- DECLINE AND AFTERLIVES: What role did exchanges between these worlds play in the evolution and decline of state socialism or statist modernization? What have been the legacies of this interaction in the post-Cold War world?
Papers addressing these issues on different scales – from regional interactions, to nation-nation interactions, and to case studies of groups that facilitated exchange – are welcome. We also invite whole panel proposals. A proposal and short CV should be sent to James Mark (email@example.com) by October 31st 2013. Financial assistance may be available for speakers. This conference is the second in a series: the first 'Post-war Decolonization and Its Impact in Europe' will be held at the University of Exeter on 2-3 December 2013.
Higher education enrolment in the People's Republic has quadrupled since the turn of the century. In the same period, educational migration has undergone a rapid increase and Chinese nationals today make up the largest group of international students globally. This traffic of talent is institutionally encouraged by the internationalisation of higher education abroad and by Chinese policies that are no longer driven by the fear of 'brain drain'. It is also encouraged by socio-historical ideas and trends specific to contemporary China. State welfare has largely been dismantled and the Maoist critique of individualism has become a thing of the past. In its place we today find a widespread assumption that the individual is personally responsible for his or her academic and financial success.
It has therefore become a crucial aspect of the generational destiny of young Chinese today that they are simultaneously facing seemingly limitless options for upwards mobility and an increasingly intense competition from gradually better educated peers. The generation of Chinese coming of age today is expected to be more 'global' than any of their precursors, and the vast majority of Chinese students abroad study in countries that they consider to be, on-the-whole, more 'developed' than China. But what are the consequences of this vast population movement for the individuals, families, local communities and countries involved?
In this workshop, we aim to bring together scholars working within and across the three phases of studies abroad: before, during and after. This will allow us to explore the reflections, strategies and institutional arrangements that propel the decision to study abroad; the importance of the cultural encounters that take place in the foreign setting; as well as the overall impact of student migration on Chinese society.
WE INVITE PAPERS EXPLORING
- how studying abroad becomes a viable choice for young Chinese
- the role played in this respect by China's state policies, educational market, educational ideals, and family expectations and strategies
- Chinese students' adaption to foreign learning cultures, labour markets, youth cultures and ways of life
- the impact of intercultural experience upon the worldviews of Chinese students
- the life and career trajectories of Chinese students after their studies abroad
- how returnees are reintegrated into Chinese society
- how the intercultural experience, networks and ideas of these students impact upon the future of Chinese society
Abstracts of approximately 500 words should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 November 2013. Upon acceptance, applicants will be asked to submit a conference fee of 70€. Final papers should be handed in by 3 March 2014.
The workshop is organised by professor Stig Thøgersen and postdoctoral fellow Anders Sybrandt Hansen, Asian Studies, Aarhus University. The organizers plan to publish selected papers as an edited book or a special issue of a journal.
A joint organizing committee of Stanford and UC Berkeley faculty announces the inaugural Stanford-Berkeley Graduate Student Conference on Premodern Chinese Humanities, to be held April 12, 2014, at the Center for East Asian Studies, Stanford University. We plan this as a regional and national annual meeting of graduate students specializing in premodern Chinese studies, alternating sites in future years between Stanford and Berkeley. The conference aims to bring together young scholars from geographically distant institutions to present and discuss innovative research on China.
The one-day conference will feature up to eight graduate student presentations of original research on any aspect of premodern Chinese humanistic culture, drawing on but not limited to the traditional disciplines of history, literature, religion, art, social sciences, and thought. We encourage proposals that explore new methodologies, utilize recent developments in digital technology, or reconfigure or cross disciplinary boundaries.
The conference will cover expenses for lodging and round-trip transportation (within North America) for the conference presenters. Other interested students, at Stanford, Berkeley and beyond, are encouraged to attend. Conference registration is free.
Papers will be selected by a joint faculty-student committee of China specialists at the two institutions. Local faculty will serve as discussants for the selected papers. Applicants are encouraged to present papers associated with ongoing or projected dissertation research.
To apply, submit a single-spaced 300-word paper proposal and short bio via our online submission system at
Deadlines: paper proposal and brief bio due December 10, 2013. Notification of acceptance by January 15, 2014. Full paper due March 20, 2014.
For inquiries, contact the Stanford organizers: Ronald Egan (email@example.com) and Yiqun Zhou (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The joint organizing committee of the Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Conference Modern Chinese Humanities invites currently enrolled graduate students to submit paper proposals for its meeting on April 18-19, 2014 at the Center for Chinese Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.
The conference will bring together a keynote speaker and approximately twelve graduate students to present innovative research on any aspect of modern Chinese cultural production, from early modern to contemporary, in any humanistic discipline. We encourage interdisciplinary scholarship within and between literary and cultural studies, cultural history, art history, film and media studies, musicology and sound studies, as well as the interpretative social sciences.
Conference registration is free; lodging in Berkeley will be provided by the Berkeley-Stanford organizing committee for all conference presenters.
Deadlines: Proposals/bios due November 15, 2013. Notification of acceptance by: December 10, 2013. Full papers due: March 31, 2014.
This is a reminder to people who are thinking of presenting an individual paper at ICTS12 to put together an abstract by September 1. Please do propose your individual paper and submit an abstract online by September 1, 2013 at http://sydney.edu.au/southeast-asia-centre/thai-studies-2014/submission-guidelines-form.php.
When we acknowledged receipt of papers already offered, we told the potential presenters that their offers of papers will be considered in the early part of September. We appreciate their patience in waiting for a response from the Convener of the Academic program. As planned, the Organising Committee has been dealing with panels in the lead-up to September 1.
We are pleased that there was an enthusiastic response to the call for panels. You can see the list of panels proposed elsewhere on the conference website.
It is worth repeating what was said in the first call for papers of the several themes suggested for papers and panels at that time. This was as follows (and note the last sentence):
Presentations to the conference will cover a wide range of areas of study: the humanities; the social sciences including economic, social and political disciplines; developments in medicine, science and technology; the fine arts, design and architecture; education; environment. This is not an exhaustive list.
The overall theme of the conference is Thailand in the World. The conference organisers particularly encourage the offer of contributions on various sub-themes:
- the global spread of Thai culture: pan- Tai-ism
- the Thai diaspora especially in Europe, North America and Australasia
- the world in Thailand: the expatriate impact on Thailand; institutional change from outside
- Thailand in the coming Southeast Asian economic, social, strategic and cultural communities
- Thailand's geo-political setting, with special reference to Myanmar, China and the Greater Mekong Sub-region
- Thailand within international communities of education, medicine and scientific and technological research.
Intending participants should not feel bound by this list of possible sub-themes, however, and should feel free to suggest other possibilities and to outline their corresponding offers.
The Asia Research Centre, Copenhagen Business School, is pleased to announce the first Green Asia Conference, to be held in Copenhagen, May 14–15, 2014.
Home to the world's biggest emitters and fastest growing economies including new energy companies, Asia poses both challenges and opportunities to itself and to the world. The Asia Research Centre of Copenhagen Business School is therefore excited to announce the first Green Asia Conference, to be held in Copenhagen on 15-16 May 2014. There are two major themes: climate governance and competitiveness of new energy industries. The first theme, climate governance in Asia, concerns how the issues of climate change, pollution and environmental protection are governed at national, regional, international and local levels. Governance can be approached through institutional, ideational, social, economic and political angles. The second theme, competitiveness of new energy industries in Asia, looks at how Asian companies and countries are developing and competing with Western ones in wind, solar, nuclear, geothermal, biofuel, hydrogen and other alternative energy sectors as well as non-fossil fuelled vehicles and facilities.
Abstracts of maximum 250 words should be sent to Associate Professor Yang Jiang (email: email@example.com) by 15 October 2013. There is no registration fee. Conference participants are encouraged to send in a full paper, and selected papers will be published as two special issues of peer-reviewed international journals. For more information: http://info.cbs.dk/gac
The study of Chinese history across the globe has matured significantly in the last few decades, as evidenced by the boom in scholarly publications in both Chinese and Western languages. Collectively, this body of historical scholarship has manifested important transformations in the intellectual paradigms that until the late 1980s dictated the research agenda in the field. Scholars of late have fruitfully applied novel methodologies and approaches in examining Chinese history, unearthed vast amount of new sources and asked many new questions that have never been explored before. Past misunderstandings have been laid to rest even as new ones are born. Dates and periodization schemes have undergone thorough reexamination. Technological developments have facilitated numerous digitization projects. Demographic shifts mark the emergence of new generations of Chinese historians trained in China, the US, and elsewhere. Meanwhile, ideological shifts and uncertainties have imbued the work of historians with even greater currency in the present. The time is certainly ripe for a "state of the field" review to both reflect on the path we have travelled and to develop a sense of future directions for students of Chinese history. For this purpose, the Chinese Historians in the U.S. and Eastern China Normal University will jointly organize a conference that focuses on the recent trends and developments in Chinese and Western historiography on China. The purpose of this conference is to bring together different generations of China historians, from various sub-fields and time periods, and working in various locations across the globe in order to critically examine the themes that dominate our field. Interested scholars are invited to submit proposals that discuss the following topics:
- What are some of the most notable trends in the historical scholarship on China in the last few decades?
- In what ways has the availability of hitherto inaccessible research materials and newly declassified archival sources challenged and revised conventional wisdom on key issues in Chinese history?
- Conversely, how have new research methodologies and theoretical perspectives brought scholars' attention to sources neglected in the historiography of the past?
- Are there fundamental differences between the ways in which historians inside and outside China approach the country's past? How have national identities and boundaries receded or gained in influence?
- What are the divergences and convergences between the Chinese and Western language scholarship? What are the best possibilities for more dialogue and collaboration?
CHUS is working with ECNU to ensure that members who participate in the conference as paper presenter, panel chair or discussant will have their room and board covered during the period of the conference.
Please send proposals for panels and individual paper presentation of no more than 500 words to Dr. LI Danke (DLi@fairfield.edu) before December 15, 2013. The conference program committee will make its selection by late January 2014.
Anne Rademacher and K. Sivaramakrishnan
We invite paper submissions for a conference to investigate urbanism, nature, and ecological sustainability in Asian cities and towns. We will explore the ways that urban social processes intersect with assessments of urban environmental order and disorder in specific cities by asking, how are relationships between urban environments and urban societies made, and made meaningful? How do biophysical properties, rules, and histories of nature matter in the city? How is the urban environment used to construct social identities and demarcate political spaces?
The papers will engage cases grounded in the cities and towns of South Asia, Southeast Asia, and south China. We seek submissions in the following thematic areas: the political ecology of the city, urban environmentalism, nodes and networks, and the social lives of infrastructure.
Paper proposals, of no more than 300 words (1 double spaced page), and a two-page author's CV showing current institutional affiliation with postal and email addresses, should be sent via email attachment as pdf documents. Applications must be sent in by July 15, 2013, and invitations to participate will be sent by August 15, 2013. Applicants should send their material to Sahana Ghosh (firstname.lastname@example.org).
All selected participants will be provided a round-trip economy airfare to Hong Kong, and up to six nights accommodation, as well as invitations to the conference dinner and associated field trips. Only those able to stay for the whole conference and field trips should apply; this would mean arriving Sunday, June 8, 2014, and staying through Friday, June 13, 2014.
This conference follows Urban Ecologies in Asia, which convened in Hong Kong in 2010 with the support of the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences. A detailed conference description and program from Urban Ecologies in Asia are posted here: http://www.ihss.hku.hk/conference/index.html.
The resulting book may be found at:http://cup.columbia.edu/book/978-988-8139-76-7/ecologies-of-urbanism-in-india
The 14th EAJS International Conference which will be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, August 27-30 2014.
The official website of the conference is http://aas.ff.uni-lj.si/eajs
Our Call for Papers invites a wide range of possible paper or panel proposals and we would be delighted if we could gain your interest in participating or attending our conference.
Please find all CfPs on the EAJS website: http://www.eajs.eu/index.php?id=654
The deadline for submission is November 30, 2013.
In case of any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the EAJS Office at email@example.com.
Venue: Govt of Maharashtra's Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Pune, India
Concept Abstract: International Conference on Fourth World Literature & Culture is organised by Higher Education and Research Society, a Navi Mumbai based Government Registered Educational Society. The conference renders a humble platform for deliberation upon the state policies and human endeavours to bridge the digital divide between the Fourth World and rest of the globe. It also problematizes the son-of-the-soil dynamics as one third of the ethnic civil wars could be labelled son-of-the-soil conflicts. The conference could rationalize reality of the ongoing marginalization of the Fourth World Nations by the imperial power under the banner of 'modernization', 'progress' and 'development'. It intends to initiate the investigation that accounts for both the process of integration on global scale and the process of self-identification on the local indigenous level. The distinct literary representation of the indigenous people is quite rare. Rather, it becomes their appropriation in the fold of mainstream culture eliminating their uniqueness. The conference not only encourages but makes a strong plea for voicing the silenced ethnic marginal. The Mainstream writers' literary representation of these ethnic minority groups often tends to be a romanticization, objectification or mere stereotyping. Hence there is an urgent need of a separate niche of the Fourth World Literature to be carved on the Literary Canon.
The CONFERENCE BROCHURE, REGISTRATION FORM and SUBMISSION GUIDELINES may be downloaded from www.litsight.com/conference.aspx
For any inquiries, contact Dr Sudhir Nikam (Organising secretary) on firstname.lastname@example.org
All over Asia, international borders condition encounters between diverse ethnic, linguistic, economic, religious, and political groups. Recently, many formerly disregarded borders have been ?activated?. Some have become more permeable for people, goods and ideas. By contrast, elsewhere in Asia borders have actively hardened.
Such border dynamics (which have a history of centuries) shape cross-border linkages and are shaped by them. During the 4th Asian Borderlands Research Conference in Hong Kong, we invite submissions that address continuities and transformations along routes and borders in Asia, broadly related to the theme "Re-openings, Ruptures and Relationships."
- Re-openings: Asia has witnessed many closed and then re-opened borders. What are the political, economic and cultural factors behind these dynamics? Who are the prime movers behind activated borders -- states, borderland communities, or others? What are the characteristics of the new connections, reunions and corridors that are being created in Asian borderlands - and how can we theorize them?
- Ruptures: The closing of borders may lead to networks, communities and pathways being reimagined and restructured. What does closure mean in practice? How permeable are officially closed borders? And are they easier to cross for some than for others? Does it make sense to assert the idea of the borderland" throughout political and historical ruptures?
- Relationships: Cycles of border activation impinge on the evolution of ethnic, family and gender relations; trade, investment and infrastructure; migration and tourism; the flow of information and technology; environmental issues; security concerns; and many more.
The physical presence of the state may wax and wane as borders open up and close down. How does this affect the relationships between state agents, borderland communities and border-crossing individuals?
Since one of the main goals of this conference is to spur collaboration and conversation across diverse fields in the hope of building up a more nuanced picture of the intersections and relationships across Asian borderlands, submissions are invited from scholars, writers, policy studies researchers, artists, filmmakers, activists, the media, and others from a wide variety of disciplinary backgrounds. We invite conceptually innovative papers, based on new research, in order to develop new perspectives in the study of Asian Borderlands.
Only a small number of individual papers will be selected. We therefore encourage you to submit a full panel proposal. We will consider proposals for panels and roundtables that have a thematic focus, are of a comparative character, and involve scholars or practitioners affiliated with different institutions.
The deadline to send in panel, roundtable and paper proposals is 1 February 2014.
Further information about registration fees, the venue, and logistics will be provided on the ABRN website once the panels have been accepted.
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