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  1. Lecturer in Global Creative and Cultural Industries, School of Arts, SOAS, University of London
  2. Assistant Professor, Immigration and Diaspora at Pratt Institute


  3. Postdoctoral Fellowship for Transregional Research program
  4. ACLS Public Fellows Program
  5. Fulbright U.S.-ASEAN Initiative: Guidelines for Specialist Project Applications
  6. Nalanda University seeking applications for its fellowship programme

Conferences/Calls for Papers

  7. Southeast Asian Studies Symposium 2013. March 9-10, Oxford, UK
  8. 3rd International Conference on International Relations and Development (ICIRD 2013)
Conference Announcement - Maritime Frontiers in Asia, Indigenous Communities and State Control in South China and Southeast Asiaa
  10. 5th International Conference on The History of Medicine in Southeast Asia (HOMSEA 2014) CALL FOR PAPERS

1. Lecturer in Global Creative and Cultural Industries, School of Arts, SOAS, University of London

£32,558 - £46,741 p.a inclusive of London Allowance

Applications are invited for a Lecturer to commence from September 2013. The successful candidate will be expected to convene the new MA, Global Creative and Cultural Industries, and to teach the core course, "Analytical Approaches to the Global Creative and Cultural Industries". They will also develop and oversee an internship component of the MA and will contribute more broadly to the growth of research and teaching in the School of Arts, offering courses in relevant subjects in one or more of the disciplinary areas (music, media, film, history of art and archaeology) and assuming normal administrative tasks.

The successful candidate is likely to complement the existing staff of the School of Arts and to have experience in the creative and cultural industries. Candidates are sought who have a strong research and publications record, proven expertise in one of more of the regions covered by SOAS (including diasporas), and experience of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and supervision.

Prospective candidates seeking further information may contact Keith Howard, Professor of Music, at kh@soas.ac.uk.

Interviews are provisionally scheduled for week commencing: 8 April 2013. SOAS values diversity and aims to be an equal opportunities employer.

Further details: http://jobs.soas.ac.uk/fe/tpl_soasnet01.asp?s=eziKhNSpCaRDiFfRax&jobid=61006,3245238752&key=32627070&c=024613548798&pagestamp=dbpkbrvjkdkhyvmtrl

2. Assistant Professor, Immigration and Diaspora at Pratt Institute


The Department of Social Science and Cultural Studies in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Pratt Institute invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor with expertise in the study and teaching of immigration and diaspora. Areas of specialization might include, but are not limited to, Memory, Trauma, Genocide, War Crimes, Stateless Peoples and Human Rights. This is a full-time, tenure-track faculty position available August 2013.

Pratt is an internationally recognized school of architecture, art, design, information science, writing, and critical and visual studies. Its strong programs in architecture, film, video, photography, computer graphics and other areas of art and design draw students from diverse cultural and geographical backgrounds. The Department of Social Science and Cultural Studies contributes to the students' core education and also has its own major in Critical and Visual Studies. The Institute is located on a 25 acre campus in the historic Clinton Hill section of Brooklyn.


- Teach six courses per year to students from a range of disciplines.
- Contribute to either the department's World History program and/or the Minor in Psychology.
- Develop curriculum in Social Science and Cultural Studies.
- Advise students.
- Serve on department, School and Institute committees.
- Provide outreach to other departments in the Institute.
- Complete individual research projects.
- Perform all other related activities as required.

SALARY is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.


The successful candidate will have a Ph.D in a core area of the social sciences, history, psychology or philosophy. ABD will be considered only for otherwise exceptionally accomplished applicants. While disciplinary field is open, preference will be given to candidates who can contribute to the Department's World History program or to building a departmental Minor in Psychology. Candidates must have at least one (preferably two) year's college level teaching experience in an institution other than the one in which terminal degree was earned. Strong evidence of future scholarly productivity is essential.


Please submit only your cover letter, resume/CV, and the names and contact information for three professional references. Review of application will begin on February 25, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.


Job Location
      Brooklyn, New York, United States
Position Type

For more information, please see: https://pratt-edu.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=311&company_id=16145&version=1&source=ONLINE&JobOwner=992641&startflag=1


3. Postdoctoral Fellowship for Transregional Research program

Preliminary proposals due March 29, 2013

The SSRC is pleased to offer continued support for its Postdoctoral Fellowship for Transregional Research program. Following on a successful pilot phase in which 19 individual fellowships were awarded, the SSRC plans to offer 15-20 fellowships in 2013-2014.

These fellowships are aimed at supporting transregional research under the rubric "Inter-Asian Contexts and Connections". Their purpose is to strengthen the understanding of issues and geographies that do not fit neatly into existing divisions of academia or the world and to develop new approaches, practices, and opportunities in international, regional, and area studies in the United States. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, these fellowships will continue to help junior scholars (those at the postdoctoral stage, one to seven years out of the PhD) complete first books and/or undertake second projects. In addition to funding research, the program will create networks and shared resources that will support Fellows well beyond the grant period. The Postdoctoral Fellowship for Transregional Research will thus provide promising scholars important support at critical junctures in their careers.

The intellectual thrust of the project will continue to be the re-conceptualization of Asia as an interlinked historical and geographic formation stretching from the Middle East through Eurasia, Central Asia, and South Asia to Southeast Asia and East Asia. Proposals submitted for the fellowship competition should bear upon processes that connect places and peoples (such as migration, media, and resource flows) as well as those that reconfigure local and trans-local contexts (such as shifting borders, urbanization, and social movements). The broad focus of the program is intended to advance transregional research as well as to establish structures for linking scholars across disciplines in the arts, the humanities, and the social sciences.

Applications and additional fellowship details, including a list of our current fellows and answers to frequently asked questions, are available on the program website at: http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/transregional-research-fellowship

Questions? Please contact: transregional@ssrc.org


4. ACLS Public Fellows Program

Application deadline: March 27, 2013, 6pm EDT

ACLS has opened its third competition of the Public Fellows program. The program will place 20 recent Ph.D.s from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector. Fellows will participate in the substantive work of these organizations and receive professional mentoring. The fellowship provides a stipend of $65,000 per year as well as individual health insurance.

Applicants must:

    1. possess U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status*;
    2. have a Ph.D. in the humanities or humanistic social sciences conferred between January 2010 and the application deadline;
    3. and not have applied to any other ACLS fellowship programs in the 2012-2013 competition year, including the New Faculty Fellows program.

    Please see the program website for more information: http://www.acls.org/programs/publicfellows/


5. Fulbright U.S.-ASEAN Initiative: Guidelines for Specialist Project Applications

The Department of State is piloting new awards for U.S. Fulbright Specialists that will support ASEAN initiatives. The objective of the U.S.-ASEAN Fulbright Initiative is to deepen people-to-people engagement and strengthen our educational ties, as referred to in Secretary Clinton's remarks at the US-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on July 11, 2012 (which can be found here: http://www.state.gov/secretary/rm/2012/07/194843.htm)

SUMMARY: The purpose of this initiative is to award grants to qualified U.S. faculty and professionals, in select disciplines, to engage in short-term collaborative two to six week projects at host institutions in ASEAN countries. International travel costs and a stipend are funded by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). Participating host institutions must cover grantee in-country expenses or provide in-kind services for food and housing.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be a U.S. citizen at the time of application. For academics, a Ph.D. or equivalent professional/terminal degree at the time of application plus a minimum of five years of post-doctoral teaching or professional experience in the field in which they are applying. Fulbright Specialists must be residing in the United States at the time they are approved for a grant and intend to return to their U.S. institution after the grant's completion. While no medical certification is required at application time, applicants must be in good health.

PROJECTS: Fulbright Specialist awards support activities such as: needs assessment, surveys, curriculum and faculty development; participation in seminars, workshop presentations and conferences; teacher training programs; and lecturing at the undergraduate and graduate level. They may not focus on personal research or study. Projects should be in the fields that will support ASEAN initiatives including but not limited to: Education, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Food Technology, Geography, Geology, Information Sciences, Journalism, Law, Life Science, Management Information Systems, Museum Studies, Political Science, Public Administration, Public/Global Health, Religious Studies, Social Work, Sociology, Statistics, and TEFL & Applied Linguistics. These programs and topics should also be of interest and relevance to the nominating country and commission.

AWARD TERMS: ECA provides travel and stipend support to the Specialist. The Host Institution is responsible for cost sharing in-country expenses such as housing, meals and in-country transportation during the duration of the project. No dependent support is available.

DURATION OF AWARD: Award periods are flexible and should be congruent with the needs of the project. The minimum period for an award is two weeks, the maximum period six weeks.

DEADLINE: The application deadline is rolling. Interested applicants are encouraged to reach out to the respective Embassy or Fulbright Commission for specifics.


1. Interested U.S. Scholars should first register with the Fulbright Specialist Roster: http://www.cies.org/specialists/Joining_the_Roster/Apply.htm. An independent, academic peer review panel of scholars in the same discipline reviews each scholar application and then recommends whether the specialist should be approved by the Fulbright Scholarship Board.

2. Prospective host institutions should contact the in-country Fulbright Commission or the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy. Note: applications should clearly indicate "U.S.-ASEAN Fulbright Initiative"as part of their project description. Contact information for each participating country can be found here:

Embassy of the United States of America
Simpang 336-52-16-9
Jalan Kebangsaan
Bandar Seri Begawan
Negara Brunei Darussalam
Phone: +673 238-4616
Fax: +673 238-4606
Email: EmbassyBruneiPAS@state.gov

U.S. Embassy Rangoon
110 University Avenue
Kamayut Township
Rangoon, Burma
Phone: +95(1) 505113, 505114, 505116
Email: RangoonUSECA@state.gov

United States Embassy Phnom Penh
#1, Street 96, Sangkat Wat Phnom
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Public Affairs Office
Akhara UY, Alumni Coordinator
Tel: 855 23 728683
Mobile: 855 68 999920
Email: uya@state.gov

American-Indonesian Exchange Foundation
CIMB Niaga Plaza, 3rd floor
Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 25
Jakarta 12920, Indonesia
Phone: 021-5296-1966 or 5296-1977
Fax: 021-5296-1962
Email: infofulbright_ind@aminef.or.id

U.S. Embassy Vientiane, Laos
Public Diplomacy Section
Phone: +856 21-26 7263
Fax: +856 21-26 7074
Email: lao_educationusa@state.gov

Malaysian-American Commission on Educational Exchange
18th Floor, Menara Yayasan Tun Razak
200 Jalan Bukit Bintang
50200 Kuala Lumpur
Phone: +60 3-2166 8878
Fax: +60 3-2166 1878
E-mail: coffmanjm@macee.org.my

Philippine-American Educational Foundation
10th Floor Ayala Life/FGU Center – Makati
6811 Ayala Avenue
Makati City 1226
Phone: +63 2-812-0919, 632-812-0945
Fax: +63 2-812-0822
Email: fulbright@fulbright.org.ph

Public Affairs Counselor
Office of Public Affairs
American Embassy Singapore
27 Napier Road
Singapore 258508
Phone: +65 6476-9240
Fax: +65 6476-9035
Email: Singaporefulbright@state.gov

Thailand-United States Educational Foundation (TUSEF)
Thai Wah Tower 1, 3rd floor,
21/5 South Sathorn Road,
Bangkok 10120, Thailand
Phone: +66 (2) 285-0581-2
Fax: +66 (2) 285-0583
Email: tusef@fulbrightthai.org

American Embassy
7 Lang Ha Street
Hanoi, Vietnam
Phone: +84 (04) 3850-5089
VU Nga
Email: vunq@state.gov

3. If a project proposes to use a scholar who is not on the Roster, that person must apply and be approved for the Roster before the project can proceed. If a host institution does not have a particular U.S. Scholar in mind, they may select one from the Fulbright Specialist Roster.

The processing of a Fulbright Specialist Project request typically takes two-three months, possibly longer for projects who name scholars not currently on the Fulbright Specialist Roster. Please take this timeline into account when planning your project submission.

CONTACT: Please contact Mark Howard in the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at HowardME@state.gov with questions or concerns.


6. Nalanda University Seeking Applications for its Fellowship Programme

The Nalanda University (http://www.nalandauniv.edu.in/index.html)is seeking applications for its fellowship programme. These fellowships are designed to encourage excellence in multi-disciplinary research in specific fields and they mainly relate to inter-Asian interconnections while also engaging with various aspects of building a unique University. The program will initially concentrate on the two inaugural Schools of Historical Studies and Environment and Ecology. One fellowship in Library Sciences is also available, for which requirements are listed separately.

The fellowship programme will support work determined to further existing knowledge in the above-mentioned areas, develop new methods to address them and inspire future scholars with newer directions of research. Finally, in accordance with the vision of the University, the program aspires to learn and teach simultaneously.

There will be three levels of fellowships, namely Junior Fellow, Fellow and Senior Fellow. A Fellowship in Library Science will also be offered.

The requirements for each level are listed at the URL noted below.

All fellows are required to complete a research paper/book on the proposed topic and give public lecture(s) or participate in work-in-progress seminars. They are also required to help develop and support the academic programmes for the schools of Historical Studies and Environment and Ecology at the Nalanda University.

A remuneration package commensurate with experience and ability will be provided. The fellowship will commence anytime from end February 2013. The fellowship submissions have be submitted by 15 March, 2013. The University reserves the right to invite people who may not have applied. It also reserves the right to not appoint fellows without assigning reasons for the same.

The term of the fellowship could be extended beyond the agreed upon term by mutual consent.

The Research Agenda
Applicants are invited to submit proposals for research in the following areas or a combination thereof:

School of Historical Studies
• Intra-Asian Interactions
• Trans-Regional History
• Heritage Studies
• Archaeology
• Epigraphy
• Art History
• Economic History
• The Silk Routes
• Global/World History
• Asian History

School of Ecology and Environment Studies
• Human Ecology
• Hydrology/ Hydro Ecology
• Disaster Management
• Agriculture
• Climate Change
• Ecology and Literature
• Archaeology and Ecology
• Religion and Ecology

Who is eligible?

Applicants from any country are eligible to apply. Applicants with a proven ability to conduct high quality independent research in inter-disciplinary areas are encouraged to apply. A good command over English and good social skills are necessary since Nalanda University is an international University which encourages exchange of ideas among scholars.

Length of appointment

The terms of appointment are flexible and are designed to meet the needs of scholars at different stages of their careers. The duration of fellowships could span a minimum of 3 to a maximum of 24 months. The tenure must be continuous. Scholars should propose to spend the bulk of their academic and professional time to research and writing in the areas described in their application. The preferred period for the fellowship should also be indicated.

Application process

Applicants are required to submit online applications which should include a Summary of their Research proposal (250 words); detailed proposal (not more than 6 pages) and two references in support of the academic background and potential of the applicant. The submission should also include a detailed CV with proof of last salary drawn. Those in employment should submit their applications with a “No Objection Certificate” (NOC) obtained from their employers.

All proposals will be reviewed by an interdisciplinary panel of experts by circulation or by interview if deemed necessary.

All applications are to be submitted by email to: fellowships@nalandauniv.in

Paper applications will not be entertained.

Further details are available at: http://www.nalandauniv.edu.in/nalanda-university-fellowships.pd


7. Southeast Asian Studies Symposium 2013. March 9-10, Oxford, UK

The 2nd Annual Southeast Asian Studies Symposium will be held in St Annes College, Oxford OX2 6HS on 9-10 March 2013. There are 22 panels with 105 papers spread over 30 sessions. There will be three roundtables on the future of Burma, on the environment in Southeast Asia, and on the future of Borneo/Kalimantan studies. Speakers and paper presenters come from over 20 countries, and represent a wide array of disciplines and expertise. The keynote will be delivered by Mark Pritchard MP, Member of Parliament for the Wrekin in Shropshire and Chair for the All-Party Group for ASEAN in the UK Parliament. Burmese performance artist, activist, and former political prisoner Htein Lin will be performing on Saturday evening.

Please visit http://projectsoutheastasia.com/academic-events/sea-symposium-2013/registration to register. Registration closes on 28 February 2013.

Registration is available for one or both days. The registration fee for students, OAP, and others eligible for concessions is 40 per day or 50 for two days; for professionals, 60 per day or 80 for two days. The registration fee includes a conference pack, refreshments, and lunch on both days.

The Symposium dinner will be held at 8pm on Saturday, 9 March 2013, at Balliol College, Oxford. The dinner will feature a speech by renowned zoologist of Southeast Asia the Right Honourable Gathorne Earl of Cranbrook, as well as a special Sarawak Cultural Show sponsored by the Sarawak Ministry of Tourism. The cost of the dinner is 29.

For more information, please visit our website at
We look forward to seeing you at the Symposium!

Inna Lazareva
Chief Co-Ordinator
Organising Committee
Southeast Asian Studies Symposium 2013
Email: inna@projectsoutheastasia.com


8. 3rd International Conference on International Relations and Development (ICIRD 2013)

“Beyond Borders: Building a Regional Commons in Southeast Asia” Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, 22-23 August 2013

Call for Panel Proposals and Abstracts
Please submit to icird2013@icird.org by 1st March 2013
More information at www.icird.org and www.facebook.com/ICIRD

Building on ICIRD 2011 and ICIRD 2012, the objectives of the conference are:
- From a theoretical and applied perspective, provide a forum for debate between scholars, practitioners, civil society and community representatives on current development, international relations and human rights trends in Southeast Asia, with a particular focus on the role of the commons.
- Create a deeper and wider understanding of ’the commons’ within Southeast Asia, including from a multi-disciplinary perspective, and understand how the process of deepening ASEAN integration articulates with the commons at the local, national, regional and global scales.
- Explore how the concept of the commons might create new insights and alternatives towards more sustainable, fairer and peaceful development in Southeast Asia.

We welcome papers on the themes of development, international relations and human rights in Southeast Asia, in particular those that interrogate the various forms of ’commons’ (norms, values, concepts and institutions), including from a multi-disciplinary perspective.
- Economic commons
- The common market: Regional economic integration and the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC)
- Regional economic governance, including corruption
- Globalization, trade liberalization and the influence of extra-regional powers
- Energy and energy security, including oil and gas reserves
- Social and societal commons
- Regional normative commons: Human Rights (including the role of AICHR); Human Security; statelessness and citizenship
- Democratization and the public sphere, including electoral integrity and political accountability
- Towards a people-centered ASEAN community?: Social movements, civil society and public participation
- Migration and migrants within an inter-connecting ASEAN - Nature and Natural Resource commons
- Community management of common pool land, forests, fisheries, wildlife and water, including role of institutions, ethnicity, class, gender and belief systems
- Enclosure and commodification of the commons: Land grabs and water grabs
- Regional environmental cooperation on transborder common pool resources, for example the Mekong River, Salween River and cross-border forests.
- Territorial claims and inter-state cooperation: Land and marine resources
- Cultural and Knowledge commons
- Copyrights and patenting, including intellectual property rights
- Public knowledge -
The ’creative commons’: commons-based peer production of knowledge
- Right to access to information and media freedoms
- Cultural commons and intangible cultural heritage including, traditions, language and religion
- The digital commons:
- Internet freedom
- Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D) and Peace (ICT4P)
- Web 2.0 applications (Twitter, wikis and blogs) in development, international cooperation and human rights


9. Conference Announcement - Maritime Frontiers in Asia, Indigenous Communities and State Control in South China and Southeast Asia

April 12-13, 2013, Pennsylvania State University

Organized by: Kate Baldanza and Erica Brindley

Keynote: Eric Taggliacozzo

Presenters: Francis Allard, Wu Chunming, Jiao Tianlong, Erica Brindley, Michael Puett, Eric Henry, Hugh Clark, James Anderson, Niu Junkai, Sean Marsh, Tansen Sen, Robert Antony, Greg Smits, Michele Thompson, Kate Baldanza, Liam Kelly, John Whitmore, Wing-Sheung Cheng, Billy So

Roundtable: Kate Baldanza, Erica Brindley, Magnus Fiskejö, Ronnie Hsia, Victor Mair, Stephen O’Harrow, Paul Smith

     This conference provides a platform for discussing maritime frontier zones in premodern China and Southeast Asia. Specialists from around the globe will convene to examine the historical and archaeological records of South China and Southeast Asia as part of a single cosmopolitan trade network, referred to by recent scholars as the “maritime silk road,” or the “Jiaozhi Ocean trade network.” In particular, this conference highlights techniques of state control in conjunction with local ways of avoiding, inverting, or adapting to such techniques in the regional cultures of the South China Sea. The main mega-group under examination will be the various peoples who inhabited the frontier zones of what is now China and Vietnam. Other peoples, such as Taiwanese (aboriginals and Min-nan), Japanese, Cham, Khmer, Indian, Muslim, and European peoples will also enter into our discussions, adding an even greater comparative, transnational perspective and demonstrating the strategic importance of this region throughout history.

Funded by: The American Council of Learned Society/Chiang Ching-kuo “Comparative Perspectives on Chinese Society” conference Grant, Penn State’s Asian Studies, and Penn State’s Center for Global Studies.

Please contact Erica Brindley, efb12@psu.edu; or Kate Baldanza, ktb3@psu.edu for more information


10. 5th International Conference on The History of Medicine in Southeast Asia (HOMSEA 2014) CALL FOR PAPERS

To be held at:
Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City Metro Manila, Philippines
9-11 January 2014

Conference Host:
Department of History,
Ateneo de Manila University

All proposals on the subject of the history of medicine and health in Southeast Asia will be considered, but preferencewill be given to those on the following themes in Southeast Asia:

* The history of medical education
* Indigenous medical traditions
* History of military medicine
* Medical biographies
* Organising the medical profession
* Women's health and family planning
* Medicine and social development
* Travel, contact, exchange, and circulation of medicine
* Colonial and national medicine
* Historical medical texts
* Medicine and religious practices
* Chinese and Indian medicine
* Early medical professionals
Please submit a one-page proposed abstract for a 20-minute talk, and a one-page CV by 4 March 2013 to: Laurence Monnais laurence.monnais-rousselot@umontreal.ca
Please note that it may be possible to subsidize some of the costs of participation for scholars from less wealthy countries, and for graduate and postgraduate students.



The Center for Southeast Asian Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison
207 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. 53706
Tel: 608.263.1755 / Fax: 608.263.3735
Website: http://seasia.wisc.edu/
E-mail: seasia@intl-institute.wisc.edu