CSEAS Newsletter
September 8, 2017
Reminder: The new PBS series by Ken Burns on the Vietnam War begins Sunday, September 17 at 8:00 p.m. The NY Times recently previewed how one part of the series was constructed and edited - the 1964 battle of Binh Gia.
CSEAS Events

*NEW - Wednesday, September 20
Lecture
Climate Change and Migration in the Midst of Elusion: Insights from Cambodia
Sara Vigil, Research Fellow, Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research, University of Li├Ęge
4:00 p.m.
180 Doe Library
 
Drawing on case studies conducted in the Cambodian provinces of Koh Kong and Kampong Thom, this talk will analyse the complex interactions between climate change politics, land grabs, and migration.   
Campus Events

Tuesday, September 12
Lecture
Beads, Trade, and the Emergence of Complexity in Ancient Southeast Asia
Alison Carter, Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
370 Dwinelle Hall
7:00 p.m.
Organized by the Archaeological Institute of America
 
This talk will review stone and glass beads uncovered from 12 archaeological sites in Cambodia and Thailand and examine what they suggest about early trade networks, exchange, and use.
Fellowships

Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship
University of Wisconsin-Madison
 
The theme for 2018-2020 fellowships is "Truth, Fact, and Ways of Knowing," and applications are sought from scholars whose research addresses conceptions of truth (or lie), fact (or fiction) as well as questions of epistemology, representation, and evidence. See the website for more information. Deadline: November 1, 2017.
New Book

Blood and Silk: Power and Conflict in Modern Southeast Asia (Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2017) by Michael Vatikiotis
 
Michael Vatikiotis has been based in Southeast Asia for three decades, and is best known for his study, Indonesian Politics under Suharto (1993). This new book offers a personal account of the region as he sees it today. He received his undergraduate degree from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London and a doctorate from the University of Oxford. He is currently the Asia Regional Director of the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue based in Singapore, and was formerly a correspondent and editor for the Far Eastern Economic Review. 
Jobs

Assistant Professor, Anthropology
National University of Singapore
 
The department is particularly interested in an area specialization within Southeast Asia. See their website for more details. Deadline: September 30, 2017.
 
Assistant Professor, Asian Religions
Dartmouth College
 
The college seeks applications from candidates who specialize in Japanese, Tibetan/Himalayan, or Southeast Asian religions. Candidates whose applications are received by October 15, 2017, will be considered for a preliminary interview at the annual meetings of the American Academy of Religion. See the website to apply.
 
Assistant Professor, Film Studies
Seattle University

Candidates should offer an area of research expertise in one or more of the following areas: New media history and theory; national, transnational, diasporic or exilic film cultures, especially Asian, Latino, African or Indigenous; race/gender/sexuality/intersectional studies and visual culture. See the careers website to apply. Deadline: October 15, 2017.

Assistant Professor, Growth and Structure of Cities
Bryn Mawr College
 
The college seeks a social scientist specializing in urban society and culture, with a preference for Africa, Asia or Latin America. The candidate should have expertise in such areas as political economy, transnational flows, social movements and social change, housing, social justice and/or urban policy. See the website to apply. Deadline: December 5, 2017.
 
Assistant Professor, Critical Muslim Studies
UC San Diego
 
The Ethnic Studies Department seeks to hire an assistant professor working in the area of Critical Muslim Studies and its intersections with race, gender, sexuality, decoloniality, Islamophobia and/or critical theory. Deadline: October 6, 2017. See the careers website to apply.
 
Assistant Professor, History of Gender and Sexuality
UCLA
 
The Department of History expects to make an appointment for a tenure track position in the history of gender and sexuality, open to any field. Deadline: November 1, 2017. See the careers website to apply.
 
Assistant Professor, World Literature
Fashion Institute of Technology
New York
 
The FIT English and Communication Studies Department seeks a specialist in world literature with a regional specialization including, but not limited to, African, Caribbean, Latin American, Middle Eastern, Oceanic, or South/South East Asian literary traditions. See the careers website to apply.
Call For Papers

January 9-11, 2018
2018 International Conference on Performing and Visual Arts
Investigating the Importance of Regionalism and Culture
University of Malaya
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Although not new, the concept of regionalism has been eclipsed in recent decades by research on localism and globalism. However, protectionist nationalism has recently re-emerged in international political and popular narratives. With these changing political and cultural relations is there a place for regionalism or studies from a regional perspective in academia? See the website for more information. Deadline: September 31, 2017
 
February 15-17, 2018
17th East-West Center International Graduate Student Conference
Honolulu
 
This conference on the Asia Pacific region provides graduate students with an opportunity to share interdisciplinary perspectives. Deadline: September 23, 2017. See the conference  website for details.
 
March 22-24, 2018
7th Southeast Asian Studies Symposium 
What is Southeast Asia? Exploring Uniqueness and Diversity
University of Indonesia
Sponsored by Project Southeast Asia, University of Oxford
 
Submissions on all topics related to Southeast Asia are welcome. See the website for more information. Deadline: October 15, 2017.

May 17-18, 2018
Asian Extremes: Climate, Meteorology and Disaster in History
Asia Research Institute
National University of Singapore
 
The conference aims to explore the role of the weather in the history of anthropogenic Asia. It ties in with current historiographical trends that explore scientific history as a globally linked enterprise, one that crossed different national and imperial borders. Deadline: October 17, 2017. See the ARI website for more information.

June 1-2, 2018
Korea and Vietnam in the Modern and Contemporary Ages: Comparisons and New Connections
Asia Center
Seoul National University
 
The conference's heuristic purpose will be to (re)connect the two countries as subjects of History and articulate their trajectories diachronically, yielding changing perspectives on Vietnam and Korea. See the IIAS website for more information. Deadline: September 15, 2017