March 2017
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Southeast Asia Center Graduate Student Conference


The Palimpsestic Past and Present of Southeast Asia: Rewriting Lives Beyond Boundaries

Do you plan on going to AAS this year? Or are you upset about not going and missing out? Are you interested to see what the current graduate students researching Southeast Asia are working on? Whatever reason, you are invited to the Southeast Asia Center's first graduate student conference here in Seattle! Our wonderful graduate student committee has prepared two full days of events featuring presentation panels, workshops (that anyone can participate in) and a mini film festival with films by our very own MA student Adrian Alarilla.

The papers that will be presented spread across Southeast Asia. We will have papers featuring Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Myanmar and Cambodia. Producing and recollecting early Indonesian history through performance, the shifting of influence of imperial authority in Malaysia, and nation-building for the thousands of islands and cultures through film in Indonesia are only just a few examples of the presentation topics we will have. Although they represent various disciplines and nation-states, all of the presenters have been deeply influenced by the work of Dr. Benedict Anderson.

We will have three discussant and workshop leaders as well. Graduate students (and community members) are encouraged to bring their works-in-progress to the workshops. Our discussants are:

- Charles Hirschman - University of Washington, Seattle

- Eric Tagliacozzo - Cornell Universit, Ithaca

- David Biggs - University of California, Riverside

On Friday night, we will be showing three films 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM. They are:

- Time Capsule Triptych (2006) by Adrian Alarilla

- Passabe (2006) by James Leong 

- To Manong Carlos (2014) by Adrian Alarilla

The event is free and open to the public. Food and refreshments will be provided. Check out the links on Facebook to receive more updates about what will be going on!

Graduate Student Conference and Mini Film Fest



Featured Event

If you are planning on going to the Association of Asian Studies (AAS) Annual Conference in Toronto next week, stop by the University of Washington reception hosted by our Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies. 

The AAS Conference in Toronto will be March 16 - 19 at the Sheraton Centre.

Our reception will be on March 17, 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM at the Pinnacle Room, 43rd floor. Come by for refreshments and friendly discussion with your peers!


Community Events

For the next two weeks, the university will be having finals week and Spring Break. However, we have a lot of exciting events coming up for Spring Quarter. Also, the UW Southeast Asian RSOs will be hosting their biggest events of the year. Leave your calendar open!



Conferences & Journals

- The University of Hawaii just released Volume 13 of Explorations: A Graduate Journal of Southeast Asia Studies. You can read it and past issues here for free. Our MA student alum Benjamin Moseley is one of the editors!

- CFP: The 15th Northeastern Conference (NEC) on Indonesia, April 21 - 22, Yale University - proposals due March 19

The United States - Indonesia Society (USINDO) Summer Studies Program, May 25 - August 3, Yogyakarta, Indonesia - applications due March 31

- Center for Lao Studies Summer Study Abroad in Laos (SAIL), June 17 - July 31, Lao-American College in Vientiane - applications due April 3

Funding & Fellowships

American Institute for Indonesian Studies (AIFIS) Research Grants: AIFIS CAORC Fellowship for 2017-2018 to research in Indonesia - deadline extended to March 31

Freeman-ASIA scholarships for undergraduate study abroad in East or Southeast Asia - Summer deadline March 1, Fall/Academic Year deadline April 4

- Fulbright Opportunities Across Asia webinar, March 15 @ 2:00 PM EDT - register here

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