October 2018
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Where in SEA?

The answer to last week's Where in SEA?

Pariaman is a town located in West Sumatra province, Indonesia. Shortly after Indonesia declared its independence, Pariaman was once a naval headquarters for Central Sumatra. The picture was taken during Tabuik Festival, a Shia-influenced tradition which is celebrated in the city every 10 Muharram. The celebration is held in remembrance of the slain grandsons of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad. 


This week’s Where in SEA?

It was once the capital of the Kingdom of Siam in the 13th century. Located about 265 miles north of Bangkok, it was designated as a UNESCO world heritage site in 1991. The ornament in the picture is said to originate from this town. 

Submit your answers to seac@uw.edu!


Featured Article

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


Seminar: Palu Earthquake and Tsunami 

Last Monday UW PhD students from Indonesia held a seminar/webinar about the Palu earthquake and tsunami as part of a seminar series recorded for distribution to government, research, and educational institutions in Indonesia.  Read more about the event and watch the recording here

2019 Indonesia Summer Studies Program

2019 Indonesia Summer Studies Program is an intensive ten-week language and cultural studies fellowship held in Yogyakarta and Jakarta, Indonesia. The program will take place from May 23 to August 1, 2019. 

In order to be eligible for this program, participants must be:
1. U.S. citizens, aged 18-30 years old;
2. University juniors or seniors, currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate degree program; or
3. Recent graduates (within 6 months) of any accredited U.S. college or university.

For more information, visit the official Summer Studies Program webpage.

2019 Indonesia Summer Studies

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.


Harapan: A New Page in Malaysian Politics?


The Centre of Southeast Asia Resarch at the University of British Columbia is hosting an event about the "Pact of Hope" coalition and its role in transforming Malaysian Politics and Society. 

Time and Date: November 6th, 2018, 4 PM - 7 PM
Location: CK Choi Room 120, The University of British Columbia

More information can be found here.

Filipino Christmas Lantern Workshop

PNW Filipina Collective is hosting a Filipino Christmas Lantern Workshop next week. The lanterns, also called parols, are popular christmas decors that often resemble stars. The admission is $35 per-adult.  More information can be found here.

Time and date: Saturday, November 10, 2018, at 5 PM - 7 PM
Location: 662 South King Street, Seattle, Washington 98104



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


Directorship at Mount Holyoke College

Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts is accepting application for the Director of McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives. The directorship is a five-year appointment with the possibility of a one-time renewal. Ph.D. degree and experience in a leadership position as well as living and working abroad are required for this position. 

For more information about this position, follow this link


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


FLAS Fellowships 

Interested in studying a foreign language and learning about different cultures? The application is now open for Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships, which award $7,500-$33,000 to UW students studying foreign languages.  Applications are dueJanuary 31, 2019 at 5 PM PST.

(Available to current and incoming undergraduate, graduate and professional UW students who are U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents).

For more information, visit jsis.washington.edu/advise/funding/flas/

Simpson Center for the Humanities

The Simpson 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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