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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. Entry level Tenure-Track Appointment in Asian History, at Randolph-Macon College
  2. Assistant Professor of History, University of Arkansas - Monticello, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
  3. Assistant or Associate Professor of Modern China, University of Haifa Asian Studies Department
  4. Assistant Professor of 20/21 Century Literature, Yale University’s Departments of Comparative Literature and English
  5. Assistant Professor of Art History, University of Minnesota Duluth
  6. Peace
Corps Language Training Specialist position

Fellowships/Scholarships/Grants

  7. Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program: China
  8. Fellowships, CSEAS Fellowship for Visiting Research Scholars at Kyoto University
  9. PhD Scholarships in Manuscript Cultures of Asia, Africa and Europe at the University of Hamburg

Conferences/Calls for Papers

  10. CALL FOR PAPERS, PANEL 84 - RELIGION AND POLITICS IN CONTEMPORARY SOUTHEAST ASIA: NEW APPROACHES AND NEW PERSPECTIVES, 7th EUROSEAS Conference
  11. Conference, Asian Conference on Arts and Cultures 2013
  12.
Dissertation Workshop held by the Theravada Civilizations Project
  13. Field School in Hmong Community in Northern Thailand, May 24-Aug 9th, 2013
 


1. Entry level Tenure-Track Appointment in Asian History, at Randolph-Macon College


Posting Date: 10/25/2012
Closing Date: 12/14/2012

Institution Type: College / University
Location: Virginia, United States
Position: Assistant Professor

FACULTY POSITION
Asia: Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia seeks candidates for an entry level tenure-track appointment in the Department of History, beginning September 2013. Ph.D. required; teaching experience preferred. The successful applicant will have an understanding of, and a sympathy for, a coeducational, collegial, undergraduate, liberal arts environment. The annual seven course teaching load (4 in general education, 3 in the major) will require the ability to teach courses on any aspect of Asian history, except Japan. The ability and willingness to teach Chinese history is especially welcome. Secondary fields are open. Information about the History Department, its curriculum, and its faculty can be found at http://www.rmc.edu/academics/historv.aspx. Candidates should submit electronically a cover letter addressing teaching and research interests, a curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to Prof. Mark Malvasi c/o Ms. Mimi Wright at mimiwright@rmc.edu Review of applications will begin in mid­ December and will continue until the position is filled. Randolph-Macon College is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Contact: Prof. Mark Malvasi c/o Ms. Mimi Wright at mimiwright@rmc.edu
Website: http://www.rmc.edu/academics/historv.aspx
Primary Category: Asian History / Studies
Secondary Categories: Chinese History / Studies

Posting Date: 10/25/2012
Closing Date: 12/14/2012

2. Assistant Professor of History, University of Arkansas - Monticello, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Institution Type:  College / University
Location:  Arkansas, United States
Position:  Assistant Professor

University of Arkansas at Monticello
School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Assistant Professor of History
The University of Arkansas at Monticello (UAM) (www.uamont.edu/jobs) is seeking applicants for a full-time, nine-month faculty position in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. UAM, one of eleven campuses of the University of Arkansas System, is located in southeastern Arkansas approximately 100 miles south of Little Rock. UAM is a comprehensive, residential and commuter, undergraduate institution also offering selected master’s degree programs.

Responsibilities: Teaching load is twelve credit hours per fall and spring semesters.

Qualifications: Candidates should have a Ph.D. in African, Middle Eastern, or Asian history. A commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching, academic advising, and professional activities are expected. Preference will be given to applicants willing to participate in the University’s travel/study programs.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications including excellent fringe benefits.

Application Process: Send a letter of application, vita, copy of unofficial transcripts, and names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of three professional references (off-list references may be checked) to: William Shea, Chair, History Search Committee, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, P.O. Box 3619, Monticello, AR 71656. Email shea@uamont.edu.
Review of applicant data will begin November 1, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. UAM is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer and is subject to FOI requests.

Contact: Application Process: Send a letter of application, vita, copy of unofficial transcripts, and names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of three professional references (off-list references may be checked) to: William Shea, Chair, History Search Committee, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, P.O. Box 3619, Monticello, AR 71656. Email shea@uamont.edu.
Website: www.uamont.edu
Primary Category: African History / Studies
Secondary Categories: Asian History / Studies
Middle East History / Studies

Posting Date: 10/25/2012
Closing Date: 01/23/2013

3. Assistant or Associate Professor of Modern China, University of Haifa Asian Studies Department

Posting Date: 10/23/2012
Closing Date: 11/20/2012

Institution Type: College / University

Location: Israel

Position: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor
Main Category: Modern China
Secondary Categories: Anthropology, Business Management, Cultural Studies, Economics, History, International Relations, Political Economy, Political Science and Sociology.

The Department of Asian Studies at The University of Haifa invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant and Associate Professor level (Martze, Martze Bachir, Professor Haver) in Modern China Studies. We are particularly interested in applicants whose scholarship focuses on modern China in the disciplines of Anthropology, Business Management, Cultural Studies, Economics, History, International Relations, Political Economy, Political Science, Sociology and related fields. The successful candidate will be joining a young and vibrant department, which concentrates on modern Asia, has a vigorous research culture, and whose faculty and graduate students have made significant contributions to scholarship in a wide range of areas. The appointment will commence on October 1, 2013, subject to budgetary approval. For further information visit our website: http://asia.haifa.ac.il

Applicants must have a completed Ph.D., or be near completion (completed by autumn 2013), and demonstrate considerable promise in research, teaching, and scholarly publication. Applicants at a more advanced stage of their career are also invited to apply. Applicants should send: (1) a letter of application, (2) a full C.V., (3) evidence of teaching ability, (4) three letters of recommendation (which should be sent directly by the referees, not by the applicant), and (5) at least one published writing sample to:

Ms Adi Ophir-Lamdan
Administrator, Department of Asian Studies
asian-studies@univ.haifa.ac.il

For inquiries:
Phone: (972) 4-828-8501
Fax: (972) 4-828-8539

Applications should be received by 20 November 2012. Applications will be reviewed on December 17, 2012; the position will remain open until filled. In accordance with Israeli immigration requirements, this advertisement is directed in the first instance to Israeli citizens and permanent residents. Nevertheless applications by all qualified candidates are welcome. The University of Haifa is committed to the principles of employment equality.

Contact: Ms Adi Ophir-Lamdan
Administrator, Department of Asian Studies
asian-studies@univ.haifa.ac.il
For inquiries:
Phone: (972) 4-828-8501
Fax: (972) 4-828-8539
Website: http://asia.haifa.ac.il

Primary Category: Chinese History / Studies

Secondary Categories: Anthropology
Asian History / Studies
Business History / Studies
Cultural History / Studies
Economic History / Studies
Political Science
Sociology

Posting Date: 10/23/2012
Closing Date: 11/20/2012

 

4. Assistant Professor of 20/21 Century Literature, Yale University’s Departments of Comparative Literature and English

Posting Date: 10/23/2012
Closing Date: 12/01/2012

Institution Type: College / University
Location: Connecticut, United States

Position: Assistant Professor
The Departments of Comparative Literature and English Language and Literature intend to make a tenure track joint appointment beginning July 1, 2013. We seek comparatists whose work in 20/21C literary studies encompasses both English and at least one other national literature. Areas of interest include but are not limited to: poetry and poetics, modernism, translation, and literature in the digital era. Ph.D. by July 1, 2013 preferred. Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its staff, students, and faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and underrepresented minorities. Please submit a letter of application, your c.v., a brief dissertation abstract, recommendations, and a writing sample (25-page max) to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1870, directed to 20/21C Joint-Lit Search Committee. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2012

Contact: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1870

Website: http://complit.yale.edu/

Primary Category: Literature
African American History / Studies
African History / Studies
Asian American History / Studies
Asian History / Studies
Atlantic History / Studies
Black History / Studies
British History / Studies
Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies
Communication

Secondary Categories: Cultural History / Studies
Digital Humanities
East Asian History / Studies
Ethnic History / Studies
Humanities
Journalism and Media Studies
Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies
Native American History / Studies
Spanish and Portuguese History / Studies
Women, Gender, and Sexuality

Posting Date: 10/23/2012
Closing Date: 12/01/2012

 

5. Assistant Professor of Art History, University of Minnesota Duluth

Location: Duluth, MN

Category: Faculty - Fine and Applied Arts - Art History

Posted:10/23/2012

Application Due:Open Until Filled

Type:Full Time

Assistant Professor of Art History

The Department of Art and Design at the University of Minnesota Duluth invites applications for one tenure-track Assistant Professor position in global art history and contemporary art to begin August 26, 2013. We seek candidates with areas of specialization outside of the western tradition, especially modern American Indian culture, the arts of South or Southeast Asia, or postcolonial Mesoamerica. Candidates will also be required to teach courses in western and global contemporary art. Preference will be given to candidates who combine global study with critical methodologies. 

Required qualifications: 
- PhD in Art History or Visual Culture Studies from a regionally accredited institution by June 30th, 2013. 
- One year of college level art history teaching experience (graduate TA experience acceptable). 
- Engagement in research. 

Preferred qualifications: 
- Two years of college level art history teaching experience (graduate TA experience acceptable). 
- An ability to teach a course in a second non-western area. 
- A record of scholarly publications. 

Primary responsibilities include teaching courses in the candidate's area of specialization; in Western and global contemporary art; and a survey of non-western art. Additional responsibilities include course and curriculum development; student advising; pursuit of research and professional activities; and service to department, university and professional community. 
Salary is commensurate with experience. 

Appointment will be at the rank of assistant professor. Salary will be based on experience and qualifications.
Application Information

Contact: University of Minnesota Duluth

Online App. Form: http://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=107077

 

6. Peace Corps Language Training Specialist Position

Application Deadline: November 7, 2012

Peace Corps is seeking qualified US Citizens to apply for a language training specialist position, open through Nov. 7. The position is based at the Peace Corps headquarters in Washington, DC, and provides support for the language training the Peace Corps volunteers receive in their countries of assignment around the world. Additional information is available by clicking on the link to Agency Jobs on the Peace Corps website. The announcement # is DPC12-A0168A-KC.


7. Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program: China

Application Deadline: December 10, 2012

The U.S. Department of Education and the International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) office is pleased to announce a Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program opportunity for Summer 2013:

Seminar Title: History, Culture and Economic Development in China

Duration: Four Weeks; exact dates to be determined (typically beginning in late June)

Participants: U.S. K-12 educators, administrators, and media resource specialists who have responsibility for curriculum and instruction in the social sciences, humanities, foreign languages and area studies

Program Content: China’s increasing global influence presents a need for U.S. educators to fully understand its transformation into a worldwide economic powerhouse and related challenges. This Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program will provide a unique in-country study experience for U.S. educators and administrators to examine China’s history, culture, society, and economy.

The awards include: round-trip economy airfare, room and board, program-related travel within the host country. Participants are responsible for a cost share of $450, travel insurance and personal passports.
The application package will be available starting Oct 24, 2012 at www.G5.gov. For more information, please go to
www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpssap/elsecseminars.html.

8. Fellowships, CSEAS Fellowship for Visiting Research Scholars at Kyoto University

Application Deadline: November 30, 2012

The Center for Southeast Asian Studies of is now accepting applications from scholars and researchers who work on Southeast Asia, or on any one of the countries in that region, and are interested in spending time in Kyoto, Japan, in order to conduct research, write, or pursue other scholarly interests in connection with their field of study.

Since 1963, more than two hundred distinguished scholars have visited the Center for periods ranging from six months to one year. They have availed themselves of the Center's considerable scholarly resources and the invigorating atmosphere of scenic Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan and the main repository of the country's cultural treasures, to pursue their interests in Southeast Asian area studies. The Center's multi-disciplinary character and the diverse research interests of its faculty offer visiting research scholars an ideal opportunity for the exchange of ideas and the cultivation of comparative perspectives.
Seven fellowships will be awarded for the second half of 2012 on a competitive basis. Fellowships are normally for a six-month duration, although in exceptional cases they can be extended for an additional six months.

Successful applicants will receive an appropriate stipend to cover international travel and living expenses in Kyoto. Research funds will be provided to facilitate his/her work. Funds will also be allocated for domestic travel, subject to government regulations. Visiting Research Scholars are considered as employees of Kyoto University and are therefore subject to some of the University’s regulations. They will be expected to reside in Kyoto for the duration of their fellowship. They are expected to deliver a public lecture during their term at the Center and participate in conferences and other academic activities within Japan as representatives of the CSEAS. They are strongly encouraged to contribute to the Center's journal, Southeast Asian Studies, the online journal Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia, and other in-house publications, and contribute to expanding the CSEAS’ global alumni network.

Fellowships
Seven fellowships, including one librarian position, will become available on the following dates:
1) July 1, 2013
2) August 1, 2013
3) September 1, 2013
4) October 1, 2013
5) November 1, 2013
6) November 1, 2013 (librarian)
7) January 1, 2014

Eligibility
Applicants must be mid-career or senior researchers who will be under 65 years of age at the time of the commencement of the fellowship appointment. This fellowship is not available to individuals currently pursuing graduate degrees or post-doctoral studies.
Scholars who have previously held CSEAS fellowships must wait six years after the completion of their fellowships before reapplying.

Application Procedure
Applicants are encouraged to submit their application via e-mail. Email applications must have the following attached documents (A4 size in PDF or MS word format):

  1. a completed application form (can be downloaded from our website (http://www.cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp)
  2. a curriculum vitae (not exceeding 5 pages, must include research experience and a list of main publications)
  3. two referees
    Applicants must also contact their respective referees and request them to send their letters of recommendations to CSEAS via email. The letter should be written in their institution’s letterhead.

Email applications and letters of recommendations must be sent to this address: grants@cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp (Important note: please put “CSEAS fellowship” as the subject or title of the email message, otherwise your message will not reach us).
Applicants with no access to email may write to CSEAS to ask for an application form. They must then submit the above forms, as well as ask their referees to send their sealed letters of recommendation directly to:

General Affairs Section
Attention: CSEAS Fellowship
Center for Southeast Asian Studies
Kyoto University
46 Shimoadachi-cho, Yoshida
Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501
Japan

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that he or she has submitted all the necessary documents. Application materials will not be returned.

Application Deadline
Applications for the 2012 fellowship must reach us no later than November 30, 2012 regardless of the postmarked date. We regret that we cannot entertain individual queries or follow-ups about the results of selection by email, fax, or telephone. Applicants will be notified of their application status by the end of February 2013.

For more information and for updates, please see our website. (http://www.cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp/index_en.html)

9. PhD Scholarships in Manuscript Cultures of Asia, Africa and Europe at the University of Hamburg

Deadline: December 15, 2012

The Graduate School of the Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures (CSMC, Integriertes Graduiertenkolleg im Sonderforschungsbereich 950 Manuskriptkulturen in Asien, Afrika und Europa ) at the University of Hamburg invites applications for 2 Ph.D. scholarships (Graduate School Scholarship Programme of the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst – DAAD) The scholarships which are directly awarded to Ph.D. students by DAAD (starting April 1st 2013) will include the following benefits and payments:

- scholarship aid granted by DAAD for a period of up to three years, or even of up to four years in case of Ph.D. students from developing or threshold countries (the grant will initially be awarded for one year; an extension of the grant period will depend on whether the scholarship period is considered successful so far)
- scholarship amount of EUR 1,000 per month
- travel allowance depending on region
- combined health, accident and third-party liability insurance
- student and research allowance of EUR 460 per year
- rent or family allowance, if applicable
- funding for a language course (a preparative language course of at least two to six months should be generally envisaged).

The CSMC is a unique research centre for the historical and comparative study of manuscript cultures in Asia, Africa, and Europe building on decades of manuscript studies at the University of Hamburg. It was established with a generous grant from the German Research Association (DFG) in order to develop a comprehensive approach to manuscript cultures including disciplines such as philology, palaeography, codicology, art history, and material analysis.  Communication in the international research community of the Centre is conducted in English, Ph.D. (Dr. phil.) dissertations should be written in English or German.

First information can be found on the Centres webpage which will be continually updated:
http://www.manuscript-cultures.uni-hamburg.de/index_e.html. We are looking for highly qualified and highly motivated Ph.D. students with an M.A. or equivalent degree in all disciplines studying manuscript cultures regardless of region. Applications from candidates expecting to finish their degree until March 2013 are welcome. Applicants who have already stayed in Germany for more than fifteen months at the time of nomination for awards cannot be considered for DAAD scholarship. Supported by Applications including
- a research proposal compatible with the programme of the Centres objectives
- a full CV
- letters of recommendation of two professors of the applicants home university of which the date of issue should not exceed two years. The reviews should preferably be prepared by using the relevant DAAD form
(http://www.daad.de/imperia/md/content/de/foerderung/recommendation.pdf) but should in any case at least refer to the criteria stated on the form.
- a letter of motivation showing that the applicant has dealt with the subjects offered by the Graduate School of the Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures and has the necessary qualification
- copies of the school leaving certificate allowing university entrance in the applicants home country, of all university certificates concerning any annual examinations of the degree or graduation certificate including the final marks and an explanation of the grading system
- evidence of English language skills and/or German language skills
- evidence of internships successfully completed, if applicable
- a list of publications, if applicable must be sent to the Director of the Graduate School before December 15th 2012:

Prof. Dr. Oliver Huck
Fakult Geisteswissenschaften
CSMC
Edmund Siemers Allee 1
D-20146 Hamburg
Germany
oliver.huck@uni-hamburg.de


10. CALL FOR PAPERS, PANEL 84 - RELIGION AND POLITICS IN CONTEMPORARY SOUTHEAST ASIA: NEW APPROACHES AND NEW PERSPECTIVES, 7th EUROSEAS Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS, PANEL 84 - RELIGION AND POLITICS IN CONTEMPORARY SOUTHEAST ASIA: NEW APPROACHES AND NEW PERSPECTIVES, 7th EUROSEAS Conference

Lisboa, Portugal, 2nd-5th July 2013

Panel organizer(s):
Kikue Hamayotsu (Northern Illinois University), Eunsook Jung (Fairfield University), and Erik Kuhonta (McGill University)

Abstract:
In recent years, expanding scholarship in the sub-field of religion and politics has made considerable contributions to accumulation of new empirical and theoretical knowledge. What can Southeast Asian cases offer to the literature and scholarship of religion and politics in general? Can trajectories of political Islam in Indonesia help us to predict the future of new democracies in the Middle East? How should we situate the 2007 monk-led Saffron Revolution in Myanmar within the literature on democratization? Can comparisons of Islamic politics in Southeast Asia address wider themes of religious pluralism in the developing world? This panel invites discussion that will further the analytical and comparative potential of religion and politics in Southeast Asia and embed such studies into the larger theoretical literature. We are particularly interested in theoretical debates and questions in the following areas: (1) the role of religious organizations and ideologies in political mobilization and transformations; (2) state-religion relations; (3) religion, civil society, and pluralism; and (4) religious conflict and violence. Each paper should adopt an insightful methodological and/or theoretical approach to advance an original analytical perspective in order to gain a better understanding of increasingly complex and intriguing empirical realities many Southeast Asian nations are facing today.

Please direct all applications and inquires to the panel convenor no later than November 30, 2012.

E-mail: khamayotsu@niu.edu

For further information: http://www.euroseas.org/platform/en

11. Call for Papers for a panel on Everyday Politics of the Governed: Development and the Positive Facets of State-Society Relations in Contemporary Southeast Asia

7th EuroSEAS 2013 Conference (http://www.euroseas.org/platform/en)  
Lisbon, 2-5 July 2013

Convener:

The past two decades have seen governments in Asia improving the well-being of populations both directly and on behalf of international development agencies. Within this context, the political actions of ordinary people reflect positive facets of the state-society relations. Given the dominance of the ‘antagonistic’ framework of state-society relations in Asian studies (Brown 1994; Scott 1985 and 1998), these positive facets of political action demands more scholarly investigations.
In undertaking this task, some scholars had developed explanations drawing on ideas of ‘synergy’ and ‘collaborations’, though these approaches have been criticised for their inherent assumption of a  tension between state and society. Some recent studies draw particular attention to ‘accommodation’, ‘negotiation’ or ‘modification’ (Li 1999, 2002; Mosse 2005). This work focuses on how the everyday actions of the poor and the marginalised seek to benefit from development opportunities. These strategic actions are associated with an increasing dependence of rural villagers on state services and, on the other hand, the state and public recognition of the villagers’ capabilities to manage local resources (Walker 2012).
This panel invites submissions that address recent cases of the everyday politics of ordinary people in Southeast Asia. It will discuss two specific questions: (1) in what ways do alternatives to the notion of oppositional state-village relation enhances our understanding of agrarian politics in the region? and (2) how, through the implementation of state’s development programmes and regulations, do villagers pursue tactics of livelihood improvement within or beyond national boundaries. Submissions may be empirical, conceptual or comparative. Possible topics may include, but are not limited to:

Abstracts of max 300 words should be submitted by 17 November 2012 to   nutmaemo@gmail.com or soimart.r@gmail.com

12. Dissertation Workshop held by the Theravada Civilizations Project

The Theravada Civilizations Project announces:
Dissertation Workshop
To be held at Arizona State University, Tempe/Phoenix, Arizona, March 6, 2013

DEADLINE for proposals: November 30th, 2012.

The Theravada Civilizations Project is pleased to announce plans for an intensive dissertation workshop, which will be held in conjunction with the international meeting of the Theravada Civilizations Project in March 2013 in Arizona. Theravada Buddhism is practiced throughout the world with over 150 million practitioners settled primarily in Cambodia, Laos, Sri Lanka, Burma, Nepal, and Thailand. The South and Southeast Asian diaspora communities as well as the rise in global interest in vipassana meditation has led to the growth of Theravada Buddhism in the Americas, Australia, Japan, and Europe. The scholarly study of Theravada Buddhism began with the scrutiny of Pali literature, but now covers many disciplines including literature, ethics, anthropology, philology, philosophy, history, cultural studies, political science, urban studies, and art and material culture. The Theravada Civilizations Project is comprised of scholars from Arizona State University, Bowdoin College, the University of Chicago, Cornell University, the École Française d’Extrême-Orient, Harvard University, the University of Leeds, the University of London, the University of Louisville, Missouri State University, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Toronto, the University of Vermont, the University of Washington and the University of Wisconsin, and in consultation with scholars from a range of other Asian, Australian, and European institutions. A description of the larger project can be found in Juliane Schober and Steven Collins, “The Theravada Civilizations Project: future directions in the study of Buddhism in Southeast Asia,” in The Journal of Contemporary Buddhism, vol. 13 (1), May 2012. Since project members and other scholars in the field are based at many different locations, graduate students preparing their dissertations often do not have the opportunity to present and gain detailed feedback on their work from several experts in the field.

This workshop is intended to bring together doctoral students and/or post-doctoral academics in the humanities and social sciences who are (1) developing dissertation proposals or are in early phases of research, dissertation writing, or revising dissertations for publications; and who are (2) engaging some aspects of Theravada classical and/or vernacular literature and/or researching aspects of Theravada history and cultural practice among South or Southeast Asian communities. The workshop will be limited to 6 doctoral students and/or post doctoral academics, ideally from a broad array of disciplines and working on a wide variety of materials in a variety of time periods on themes related to Theravada traditions and communities in Southeast Asia. It will provide a day of intense discussion, presentation, and close review of dissertation proposals, outlines, and/or draft review on March 6, 2013. Priority will be given to doctoral candidates at North American universities. The Theravada Civilizations Project will be able to provide 1,000 US dollars in support for participants to help cover travel and accommodation. Meals will be provided at the workshop. Students needing additional funds to attend the workshop are encouraged to approach their home institutions for support. Applicants need not have advanced to candidacy but must have at least drafted a dissertation research proposal to apply. Applications are also welcome from doctoral students in the early phases of writing their dissertations.  Applications consist of two items only:

(1) A current Curriculum Vitae, and
(2) A dissertation proposal, or a statement of the specific issues being addressed, the intellectual approach, and the materials being studied. Neither the proposal nor statement should exceed 10 double-spaced pages in length.

Application materials must reach Ashley Thompson at a.c.thompson@leeds.ac.uk no later than November 30, 2012. Workshop participants will be selected on the basis of the submitted projects, the potential for useful exchanges among them, and a concern to include a wide range of disciplinary perspectives, intellectual traditions, and regions. Applicants will be notified in early January 2013. For further information about the workshop, or eligibility, please contact Dr. Thompson at the above email address.

Dr. Justin McDaniel
Associate Professor
223 Claudia Cohen Hall
249 S. 36th Street
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104
1-215-898-5846
jmcdan@sas.upenn.edu


13. Field School in Hmong Community in Northern Thailand, May 24-Aug 9th, 2013

Location: Thailand

I will be conducting another field school in a Hmong community in Northern Thailand this coming Summer (May 24-Aug 9th, 2013). We have changed the dates this year to coincide with university schedules in the Midwest (and elsewhere) where many Hmong students attend. I would appreciate your assistance in spreading the word about this program to your students and Study Abroad offices at your respective universities. We had two Hmong students on the program last year, and it was a rather meaningful experience for them.

This program is an opportunity to gain field research experience in a Hmong village in Northern Thailand and receive college (or graduate) credit at the same time. The emphasis on this program is teaching students principles of good research design and mentoring them as they participate in ethnographic research, which can be tailored to a wide variety of disciplinary and professional interests. We can customize the experience to meet the needs of various program needs (honors theses, graduate thesis research, or simply students who want mentored research experience for their professional goals). I expect that this program might be an attractive option to Hmong students with interests in various fields of study. We can accommodate the needs of students with interests in Hmong, Mien, Thai or other related groups in the area.

I have attached an information flyer, a generic 8.5x11 flyer that can be posted on a bulletin board (a higher resolution image can be provided), and an email that could be distributed on an email list. Please feel free to forward or post any of these wherever you feel appropriate to help advertise this program to potentially interested students at your university or in your departments. I appreciate your help in getting this word out to students who could benefit from this program. As described in the attached materials, you can see the following link for more information: http://fhssfaculty.byu.edu/jacobhickman/fieldschool.html

Regards,

Jacob R. Hickman
Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology
Brigham Young University
860 SWKT
Provo, UT 84602
(801) 422-9373 (office)
(773) 892-5886 (mobile)
jhickman@byu.edu
http://fhssfaculty.byu.edu/jacobhickman


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