November 2018
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Where in SEA?

The answer to last week's Where in SEA?

Congratulations to Polly Jane Woodbury, Jeff Hodson, and Broman Barry who answered correctly! Sukhotai was one of the earliest capitals of the Kingdom of Siam. It preceeded Ayutthaya and located at the lower part of Northern Thailand. Both places were designated as UNESCO world heritage sites in 1991. The ornament in the picture was taken during the Long Krathong Festival. It was believed to have originated from Sukhothai. 


This week’s Where in SEA?

This ancient city is located in Myanmar. It was belived that kings of the old kingdom in Myanmar built over 10,000 stupas in this place between 9th and the 13th century. However, Mongol invasion destroyed the kingdom in the 13th century. 

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Photo credit: Jeremy Woodhouse/Getty Images

Featured Article

UW Scholar Adnya Sarasmita Awarded IASTE-Berkeley Prize for Best Paper at the IASTE Biennial Conference


Adnya Sarasmita, doctoral candidate from the Built Environment PhD program in the College of Built Environment recently presented her paper “Spatial theater: A contested informality in an Indonesian urban public space” at the 2018 Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments (IASTE). The paper analyzes the role of Alun-Alun Kota Malang in Indonesia as a contested public space, dating back to the Dutch colonial period. Adnya’s paper was awarded the IASTE – Berkeley Prize for Best Paper by a junior scholar.

Read more about the story 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.

Application deadline: February 8, 2019


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

2019 Indonesia Summer Studies


Symposium - Celebrating Charles Hirschman


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

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

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

21st Cornell SEAP Graduate Student Conference

Cornell University Southeast Asia Program is inviting submissions from scholars who are studying Southeast Asia region. This year's theme is Conformities and Interruptions in Southeast Asia.  Abstract submission deadline: December 15, 2018

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

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 due January 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

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


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