Hello from the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, UW-Madison!

Here are some recent job announcements, fellowships, conferences and other opportunities that may be of interest. Please scroll down to view complete information.

Volunteer/Internships/Jobs

  1. Director of Marketing and Development, Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre, Luang Prabang, Laos

Fellowships/Scholarships/Grants

  2. Reminder: Scott Kloeck-Jenson Fellowship (for Summer 2014)
  3. Kaete Hamburger Fellowships for Research on (Trans-)Formation of Religious Traditions, Bochum University, Germany
  4. ASIANetwork-Luce-Foundation Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Southeast Asian Studies

Conferences/Calls for Papers/Courses/Information Sessions

  5. Kawi International Summer School, 4-29 August, University of Heidelberg, Germany
  6. Call for Papers: Illiberal Pluralism in Southeast Asia's Economic Reform Experience, University of Brighton, 12-14 September 2014
  7. Call for Papers: 9th Singapore Graduate Forum on Southeast Asia Studies, National University of Singapore, 25-27 June 2014


1. Director of Marketing and Development, Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre, Luang Prabang, Laos

Application deadline: 14 February 2014
More Information: http://www.idealist.org/step/discover/share/jr/view/job/WGDgCnDgtpw4/

The Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre (TAEC) is seeking a dynamic, culturally minded and dedicated individual to be part of a small team increasing the organization's presence within Luang Prabang, online, and among the museum, fair trade, and cultural heritage fields.

The Director of Marketing and Development will have two broad areas of responsibility:
- develop and implement comprehensive marketing plan that includes assessing current product, pricing, product distribution, and promotion
- diversify sources of unearned income for TAEC's special programmes


2. Reminder: Scott Kloeck-Jenson Fellowship (for Summer 2014)

Application Deadline: 24 February 2014
More information: http://global.wisc.edu/skj/apply.htm

The Scott Kloeck-Jenson Fellowship (SKJ) is now accepting applications from Graduate Students for Summer 2014 awards.

Two different types of awards are given annually:
- International Internship Fellowships to support graduate students interested in undertaking practitioner internships abroad
- International Pre-Dissertation Travel Fellowships to support overseas travel to potential field research sites for doctoral students planning to conduct preliminary dissertation field research

The program is open to graduate students of any nationality enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

3. Kaete Hamburger Fellowships for Research on (Trans-)Formation of Religious Traditions, Bochum University, Germany

Application Deadline: 15 March 2014
More information: http://www.khk.ceres.rub.de/en/news/all/en-20140128-cfa-tradition-fellowships/

The Kaete Hamburger Kolleg "Dynamics in the History of Religions between Asia and Europe" at Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, invites applications for research on (trans-)formation of religious traditions in the context of intra- and interreligious contact during the academic year October 2014 through September 2015.

What we can offer:
- time and space for research in an interdisciplinary environment
- up to 70,000 EURO (= about $95,000) either as a grant or as a salary for the fellow's substitute at his or her home institution
- good infrastructure (libraries etc.); travel expenses related to research activities
- means for organizing congresses or workshops

What we would expect:
- research on process of shaping and condensation, invention and narration of religious traditions in the context of intra- and interreligious contact
- your presence during the fellowship term
- substantial research results in form of publications

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, a current CV including a list of publications, and an expose of the intended research of about 5 pages. Application materials should be submitted by e-mail. Please send your applications before March 15, 2014 to Brigitte Guthmann (brigitte.guthmann@rub.de).

4. ASIANetwork-Luce-Foundation Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Southeast Asian Studies

Corrected Application Deadline: 28 February 2014
More information: http://apply.interfolio.com/24405

The Asian Studies Program at Hendrix College, with the support of the ASIANetwork-Luce Teaching Fellow Program, invites applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in Southeast Asian Studies, beginning in August 2014.  This position is designed for those who have earned a Ph.D. from a North American university within the past three years in a Southeast Asia-related field. (Applicants who are ABD may be considered, provided that they have a scheduled completion date prior to the beginning of the fellowship year.) The country of research specialization and historical period are open. Disciplinary training may be in anthropology, art history, literature and/or film, history, politics & international relations, or religious studies. Candidates prepared to participate in interdisciplinary programs and to teach comparatively about Asia are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants should submit a letter of application; a draft of a course syllabus along with brief descriptions of two additional proposed courses; evidence of effective undergraduate teaching; a one-page description of research plans; a CV; graduate transcripts; and three letters of recommendation. Applications should be submitted online at apply.interfolio.com/24405. Inquiries may be sent via email to Michael Sprunger, Chair of the Asian Studies Program: sprunger@hendrix.edu. Review of applications will begin on February 28, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. Selected candidates will be contacted for Skype interviews.


5. Kawi International Summer School, 4-29 August, University of Heidelberg, Germany

Application Deadline: 4 May 2014
More information: http://www.eth.uni-heidelberg.de/institut/summerschool.html

Old Javanese - known in Bali as Kawi, the language of the poets - artfully integrated lexemes, poetic meters and figures of speech from the world of Sanskrit into an Austronesian linguistic base. It played a crucial role in the artistic, ritual and sociopolitical life of pre-modern Java and Bali and spread its influence over a large area of the Malay-Indonesian archipelago. However, Kawi is not merely of historical interest; today it is a distinct linguistic code within Balinese and Javanese that is crucial for understanding how ethical and aesthetic ideals and the dynamics of ritual practice are shaped by the textual and oral traditions of Kawi.

Contact: summerschool@eth.uni-heidelberg.de

6. Call for Papers: Illiberal Pluralism in Southeast Asia's Economic Reform Experience, University of Brighton, 12-14 September 2014

Application Deadline: 28 February 2014
More information: https://www.southeastasianstudies.uni-freiburg.de/activities/news-events-of-the-project-1/callforpapers0114

The 28th Annual Conference of the Association of Southeast Asian Studies in the UK (ASEASUK) will take place from September 12-14, 2014 in Brighton. The conference provides a first class opportunity to share research and network with established and early career scholars of South East Asia from across a wide range of academic disciplines. As a part of the conference the panel "Illiberal Pluralism in Southeast Asia's Economic Reform Experience", convened by Thomas Jandl, has a call for papers until February 28.

Send abstracts of up to 500 words to Thomas Jandl (tjandl@american.edu).

7. Call for Papers: 9th Singapore Graduate Forum on Southeast Asia Studies, National University of Singapore, 25-27 June 2014

Application Deadline: 28 February 2014
More information: http://www.ari.nus.edu.sg/events_categorydetails.asp?categoryid=6&eventid=1504

The Asia Research Institute (ARI) was established as a university-level institute in July 2001 as one of the strategic initiatives of the National University of Singapore (NUS). It aims to provide a world-class focus and resource for research on the Asian region, located at one of its communication hubs. ARI engages the social sciences broadly defined, and especially interdisciplinary frontiers between and beyond disciplines.

Graduate students should submit a 300-400 word abstract of their proposed paper to Mr. Jonathan Lee (jonathan.lee@nus.edu.sg) using this form.


 

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