IPPA 2018

From Ian Lilley, IPPA Sec-Gen

Dear IPPA Community,

On behalf of the co-Presidents of the 2018 IPPA Congress, Prof. Nguyen Giang Hai and Dr. Phan Thanh Hai, I would like to open the call for sessions and papers. The Congress will open on Sunday 23 September and sessions will run on Monday 24, Tuesday 25, Thursday 27 and Friday 28 September. Following IPPA tradition, we will keep Wednesday 25 September free for rest and local tours in and around Hue, where there is plenty to do and see. Vietnam has an excellent tourist industry, so all tours (including pre- and post-Congress tours) will be the responsibility of individual IPPA delegates, not the conference organisers.

Program space will be limited. Scheduling priority will be given to sessions rather than individual papers. There will be four 90-minute session blocks each day, with parallel sessions running in each time-block as required. A standard single session will be 90 minutes, ending in a coffee or lunch break. Sessions may take up more than one 90 block as required, but only in whole blocks. The session format is up to session organisers (ie standard group of presentations, discussion panel, forum etc). Individual papers that are not part of an organised session will be aggregated in unthemed sessions as program space permits.

Individual delegates may have their name on any number of sessions or papers but to keep the organisation of the program manageable each delegate will be limited to two (2) presenting/speaking roles only (such as presenter/speaker, discussant, panel member, forum member, facilitator, moderator, chair).

Please have your suggestions to me by no later than 30 November 2017. Acceptance of late submissions cannot be guaranteed.

Formal letters of invitation will be provided by the Vietnamese conference hosts as required after sessions and papers have been accepted. Funding assistance will be very limited, with priority given to currently-enrolled students.

Please also note that the Vietnamese annual national archaeological conference “New discoveries in Archaeology 2017” will be held in Hue on Saturday 29 September, immediately following the IPPA meeting.

CFP: Making Southeast Asian Cultures: From Region to World

Papers are being sought for the the UB Berkely-UCLA Southeast Asian Studies conference, focusing on social sciences and the humanities. Southeast Asian Archaeology represent!

UC Berkeley-UCLA Southeast Asian Studies Conference
Making Southeast Asian Cultures: From Region to World

April 22-23, 2016
At UC Berkeley

Southeast Asia is inherently transcultural. Colonization and religious conversion and change have left an indelible mark. Over the centuries, the region has also been a hub connecting China to the rest of the world, while in the modern era popular culture links many Southeast Asian countries to Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, China and India. Because of the political, religious and cultural diversity of the region, the problem of whether there are cultural formations specific to Southeast Asia has been a central question of Southeast Asian Studies. To take an exemplary case, the theory of mandala interstate relations was crucial to O.W. Wolters’s argument that Southeast Asia was something more than just a geographical space between India and China, being historically characterized by cultural communalities and intra-regional relationships.

Culture also has an important role in the projected integration of Southeast Asia into an ASEAN Community. One of its three pillars, the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community, is entrusted with the task of building ASEAN identity and an ASEAN sense of belonging by “fostering greater awareness of the diverse cultures and heritage of the ASEAN region” in order to enable “ASEAN peoples to recognize their regional identity and relatedness”. The governments and policy-making bodies of Southeast Asian countries are, however, notably vague about what exactly constitutes ASEAN cultural identity and heritage or whether it is even appropriate to speak of an “ASEAN mindset”.

The aim of this conference, jointly sponsored by the Center for Southeast Asia Studies at UC Berkeley (Director: Prof. Pheng Cheah) and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at UCLA (Director: Prof. George Dutton), is to reopen this question of Southeast Asia’s culture both by looking back at the history of the region and at the dynamic transnational processes at work in contemporary globalization that actively make Southeast Asian cultures today.

For example, how have Indian Ocean trade and religious networks shaped various aspects of Southeast Asian culture and how has their localization in Southeast Asia in turn inflected these networks? In the field of contemporary art, are the different arts communities in Southeast Asia connected to and contemporary with each to other? Can we speak of a self-conscious regional identity among these communities so that visual artists from Burma who are relatively new to international art practices and discourses can be curated alongside artists from highly “globalized” Singapore in an international biennale? In the field of film studies, how have the Shaw and Cathay film empires, which were multilingual and multicultural, established a foundation for Southeast Asian film? In literary studies, has the public phenomenality of literary festivals and literature prizes such as the Man Asia Literary Prize or the Ramon Magsaysay Award in Journalism, Literature and Creative Communication Arts helped to create a body of Southeast Asian literary works?

The conference seeks to understand the production of Southeast Asian cultures by drawing on different humanities and social science disciplines such as art history, film and visual studies, literary studies, music, anthropology, history, geography, architecture and urban studies. By self-consciously adopting a world perspective and transnational frame in the study of Southeast Asia, the conference hopes to correct the normative Eurocentrism of the disciplines, their methodological nationalism, and the relative undertheorizing of Southeast Asia in Asian studies.

The organizers invite submissions for presentations from scholars and graduate students conducting original research in the social sciences and humanities that address the primary themes of the conference. Some travel funding is available, with priority for funding directed towards faculty and graduate students at UC and CSU campuses. The conference will be held at the UC Berkeley campus,

Abstracts (up to 500 words) should be sent to CSEAS at UC Berkeley by Friday, January 8, 2016. Abstracts should include your name, affiliation and discipline and contact information (including e-mail address).

Contact: CSEAS, 1995 University Ave., 520H, Berkeley CA 94720-2318
Tel: (510) 642-3609; Fax: (510) 643-7062; E-mail: cseas@berkeley.edu.

The Center for Southeast Asia Studies at UC Berkeley and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at UCLA form a consortium U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center for Southeast Asian Studies.

Euraseaa 2015: Call for Papers

The panels have been announced for the Euraseaa conference in Paris next year and proposal for papers are now open. See the full list of panels here. Paper proposals close 9 Feb 2015.

EurASEAA 15 announcement

Registration and paper proposals are to be made online through the Euraseaa 15 website. To propose a paper, click here.

Call for Papers: Environmental Archaeological Approaches in Southeast Asia (SAA2015)

This is a call for papers for the Society for American Archaeology conference in April, 2015. The conference will be held in San Francisco, California (USA). Please see below for the session details:

Environmental Archaeological Approaches in Southeast Asia

Organizers: Hannah G. Van Vlack and Cyler Conrad

Abstract: The aim of this session is to report on recent environmental archaeological approaches to understanding human behavioral adaptations in Southeast Asia (mainland and island). We aim to survey the various ways that environmental conditions affected hunter-gatherer and agricultural societies throughout the late-Pleistocene and Holocene. Paper topics of this session may include research of subsistence regimes, technological change and/or development, forager efficiency, paleoecology, transition into agriculture, and any relevant research involving these themes. We welcome novel research, papers involving meta-analysis, or historical reviews.

Discussant: Rasmi Shoocongdej, Associate Professor of Archaeology, Silpakorn University

For anyone interested in participating in this session, please send your name, contact email and preliminary paper title to Hannah (hgvanvlack@gmail.com) or Cyler at (cylerc@unm.edu). Please let us know no later than September 1st, and do not hesitate to write us with any questions you may have! Details about the conference can be found here. Feel free to share this information.

Call for Papers: Sixth International Conference on Austroasiatic Linguistics 2015

First call for papers for the Sixth International Conference on Austroasiatic Linguistics. Deadline is on 28 Feb 2015.

Sixth International Conference on Austroasiatic Linguistics
Venue: Siem Reap, Cambodia
Date: 22-24 July 2015
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Call for Papers: SAA 2015 Recent Advances in the Settlement Archaeology of Southwest China and Southeast Asia

Next year’s Society for American Archaeology meeting in San Francisco will have a panel on the Settlement Archaeology of Southwest China and Southeast Asia. Deadline for abstracts is 1 August 2014.

SAA 80th Annual Meeting
San Francisco, California
April 15-19, 2015
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Call for Papers: Hukay The Journal for Archaeological Research in Asia and the Pacific

Hukay is the Journal for Archaeological Research in Asia and the Pacific. It accepts articles on the archaeology, ethnoarchaeology, and heritage of the Asia and Pacific regions. Papers may be submitted throughout the year and are reviewed by three specialists from a pool of international scholars. Reviewers’ comments and suggestions are forwarded to the author(s), who should implement them in the final version of the paper.

Manuscripts may be submitted via email to Grace Barretto-Tesoro at mdbarretto@up.edu.ph or grabarr@cantab.net
for more information please visit the Hukay website http://www.upd.edu.ph/~asp/hukay

Call for Papers: Fourth Annual Khmer Studies Forum, Ohio University

The Center for Southeast Asian Studies at Ohio University is pleased to announce the Fourth Annual Khmer Studies Forum, which will be held April 27 to 29, 2012. We invite interested students, faculty, and community members to submit abstracts for papers. Deadline for proposals is 29 Feb 2012.

Fourth Annual Khmer Studies Forum
Ohio University, Southeast Asian Studies Program
27-29 April 2012
Deadline for proposals: 29 February 2012
Full details on the website or download the flyer here.

Call for Papers: UMAC 2012

Readers may be interested in the upcoming International Committee for University Museums and Collections 12th Annual Meeting to be held at the National University of Singapore this October. Paper proposals are open until May.

UMAC2012 Singapore
Encountering Limits: The University Museum
10-12 October 2012
Download the Flyer here.

Call for Papers: National Conference on Preservation and Promotion of Heritage

The call for papers has been extended to 31 July 2010.

National Conference on Preservation and Promotion of Heritage
Organised by the School of Social Sciences of Universiti Sains Malaysia and the Department of Heritage Malaysia
Date: 24-26 November 2010
Venue: Parkroyal Hotel, Penang, Malaysia
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