October 2018
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Where in SEA?


The answer to last week's Where in SEA?

Cavite is a province in the Philippines located on the southern shores of Manila Bay.  In Rizal’s novel, an explosion at the home of a corrupt city official was to be the signal for the revolt against Spanish rule to begin, but one of the revolutionaries sacrificed himself by disposing of the bomb when he realized his true love was in the house to be destroyed. It was the cradle of the Philippine Revolution and was the site of the Philippine Declaration of Independence on June 12, 1898.


This week’s Where in SEA?

This photo was taken at a coastal city in Sumatera, Indonesia. In the 1500s, it was frequently visited by traders from western India and Europe. The picture shows a festival in which a monument is carried around the town. Later, the monument will be thrown to the beach to complete the procession. 

Where in Southeast Asia am I?

Submit your answers to seac@uw.edu!

Featured Article

Student Spotlight: Bernard Loesi

Bernard Loesi

This week, we are featuring our new PhD student Bernard Loesi, who is currently serving as an official at the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Office of the Directorate General of American and European Affairs.

Southeast Asia Center staff spoke with Bernard to talk about his interests and experience. Follow the full article here.

Get Involved: FIUTS CulturalFest 2019 Performance Showcase + International Expo


Performance applications are now being accepted from UW students, faculty, staff, scholars, and alumni who wish to audition to be a part of the Performance Showcase. The application is online and the deadline is November 4. Applicants should be available to audition November 13, 15, or 16. Selected individuals and groups will be invited to perform at Meany Hall on the evening of February 2. (Please note that community groups are welcome to audition, if at least one member is affiliated with the UW.)

For more information, please follow this link.


Callus November 1st Thursday Art Walk Ft. Andika Murandi

Image credit: Andika Murandi

Andika Murandi was born and raised in Indonesia. His love for drawing made him study architecture. He moved to the United States in early 2000s. Andika is currently working at an architecture firm in Downtown Seattle.

Some of his sketches will be exhibited at Callus November art Walk in Pioneer Square. This Thursday on November 1st, plan your trip to see some of his great works. 

Event details can be found here


The 2018 Sulawesi Earthquake and Tsunami: What happened and how to mitigate the impact in the future?

his event is a part of seminar series that have been held in Japan and Netherland. The outcome of this seminar is expected to be distributed as educational materials for government, research, and educational institutions in Indonesia. Open for public.

Monday, October 29, 2018
2PM–3:30 PM
UW Seismological Lab, ATG Building 146

Online Webinar will also be be available through PCI NU USA's Facebook page.

Rising SEAs

Interrogating ‘Security Roads’: Southeast Asia (Thailand, South Vietnam) and South Korea’s Nascent Construction Industry, 1954-1973

Wednesday, October 31
3:30-5:00 PM
Thomson #317

The Center for Korea Studies is hosting a visiting scholar Dr. John DiMoia from Seoul National University for a talk next Wednesday. The talk, titled "Interrogating ‘Security Roads’: Southeast Asia (Thailand, South Vietnam) and South Korea’s Nascent Construction Industry, 1954-1973" will be part of Center for Korea Studies Colloquium series. 

Symposium - Celebrating Charles Hirschman

Hirschman Symposium

Looking Back to Find the Future:
Reflections from Social Science for a Changing World

Friday, November 16, 2018
Walker-Ames Room, Kane Hall
Symposium 12:30-5:30pm
Celebration 5:30-9:30pm

Please join us for provocations and reflections with:

Deans Robert Stacey and Sandra Archibald

Distinguished Visitors Patrick Heuveline, Maria-Giovanna Merli, Alejandro Portes, Kenneth Prewitt & Marta Tienda

UW Professors Dan Chirot, Sara Curran, Mark Long, Celia Lowe & Katherine Stovel

Visit the event page for more information.

Rising SEAs

2018 Rising SEAs is a FREE one day conference organized by the Southeast Asian American Education (SEAeD) Coalition in collaboration with local, state, and national partners. The purpose of 2018 Rising SEAs is to civically engage, culturally empower, and educationally invest in the long term development of underrepresented Southeast Asian American communities. Registration is open to 8th-11th grade students. Transportation details will be announced as the date approaches.

DATE: Saturday, Nov. 17 2018
LOCATION: UW-Seattle Campus
REGISTRATION: tinyurl.com/2018RisingSEAs

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Outreach Lead by call/text at (206) 880-1669 or by email at seadcoalitionwa@gmail.com.

Rising SEAs


Georgetown seeks historian of 20th century Southeast Asian history

The Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University invites applications for an open-rank, tenure-line position in the history of twentieth-century Southeast Asia and/or South Asia. Apply here.

Application deadline: November 15th, 2018

Research Opportunity with IIAS in Leiden

The International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) in Leiden has recently launched a research project dedicated to the ’New Silk Road’ and to China’s Belt and Road initiative and is looking for people who wish to join the venture as researchers.  You can find more information about the project via this link.

Recommended Resources

Call For Papers

UW Graduate Student and Postdoc Networking Event: Climate Change Across Disciplines

Friday, November 16 2018, 3:30 – 5 pm

Husky Union Building (HUB) 332

The Population Health Initiative, Urban@UW, the Graduate School and the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship will be hosting a networking event for graduate students and postdocs from all schools and colleges across the UW who are engaged in scholarship around climate change. 

The event will feature lightning presentations from 5-7 students/postdocs on a specific area of climate research.

Students and postdocs interested in presenting should contact Meher Antia at pophlth@uw.edu


Special Issue of Religions: Reframing Islam in Southeast Asia 

Deadline for manuscript submissions: August 15th, 2019

Studying Republican Vietnam: Issues, Challenges, and Prospects

University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, Oct 14-15, 2019
Deadline for paper proposals: March 1st, 2019

1969: Vietnamization and the Year of Transition in the Vietnam War

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, Apr 25-27, 2019
Deadline for proposal submissions: February 1, 2019

Call For Proposals

2019 Indonesian Arts and Culture Scholarship

Indonesia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs is offering a non-degree arts and culture scholarship to US citizens between 21 and 27 years of age.  Th scholarship funds study at various arts institutions in Indonesia for three months, from 7 April to 16 July 2019.  Applications must be received at the Consulate on November 1st.

Simpson Center for the Humanities

The center is currently accepting proposals for fellowships and collaborative projects. Proposals due November 9, 2018

Center for Khmer Studies Research Fellowships 

Dissertation research, senior long-term and senior short-term fellowships available. Application deadline November 15th, 2018

CAORC Fellowships

National Endowment for the Humanities Senior Research Fellowship & Multi-Country Research Fellowship


We want to hear from you!

Do you have any questions, comments, or suggestions? Would you like your photo of Southeast Asia to be featured in SEA x SEA? We would love to hear from our readers! Please email us your queries at seac@uw.edu!

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