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CfP: Modes of Authority and Aesthetic Practices from South to Southeast Asia

Deadline: 30 September 2017

The French program Autoritas, a project funded by PSL (Paris Sciences & Lettres University), is focused on the study of the relationship between modes of authority and aesthetic practices from South Asia to Southeast Asia.

The project is conducted jointly by four French research units: The CASE (Center for Southeast Asian Studies), the CEIAS (Center for South Asian Studies), the LAS (Social Anthropology Laboratory) and the GSRL (Societies, Religions & Secularities Group). By opening a dialogue among historians, art historians, epigraphists and archaeologists on the one hand, and anthropologists and ethnomusicologists on the other, the EHESS, the EFEO, the Collège de France and the EPHE pool their resources to bring together research results coming from a multidisciplinary approach aimed at examining the relationship between the aesthetic phenomenon and authority.

The conference intends to think comparatively about the relationship between aesthetic phenomena and authority in a region, South and Southeast Asia, where the aesthetic dimension plays a particularly important role in the legitimation strategies of different types of authority, be they religious, political or artistic, and where the diversity of societies range from stateless communities to kingdoms and sultanates via various models of states.

Deadline for the submission of abstracts : September 30, 2017

Conference date : May 23-25, 2018

Conference venue : Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris

For more informations and submission of abstracts please visit our website : https://autoritas.sciencesconf.org/
 

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CfP: Jewish Communities in Asia

CULTURAL CONTACTS IN HISTORICAL AND COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES

Asian Sphere Program Conference, University of Haifa, 23-25 April 2018

CfP Deadline: 15 October 2017

We are delighted to announce that the third annual conference of the Asian Sphere Program will take place on Monday-Wednesday, 23-25 April 2018, at the University of Haifa, Israel.

The Asian Sphere Program takes a fresh look at the continent of Asia as a concept and as a reality. It aims at exploring and analyzing the numerous interconnections that have tied its people, cities, and nations. Our third conference is devoted to a critical examination of Jewish communities in the Asian Sphere (exclusive of the Middle East region); their emergence and development; common and idiosyncratic characteristics; mutual connections; cultural contacts with host societies; similarities and differences with other foreign communities in the Asian Sphere; and relevance to broader theories with regards to minorities.

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CfP: AAS 2018, Washington DC

Association for Asian Studies 2018 Annual Conference, 22-25 March 2018, Washington DC

Deadline: 8 August 2017

The Association for Asian Studies is now accepting proposals for its 2018 annual conference, to be held March 22-25, 2018 at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C.

We are pleased to invite colleagues in Asian studies to submit proposals for Organized Panels, Roundtables, and Workshop sessions, in addition to Individual Papers. The program committee seeks sessions that will engage panelists and audiences in the consideration of ideas, information, and interpretations that will advance knowledge about Asian regions and, by extension, will enrich teaching about Asia at all levels. AAS Membership is not a requirement for the submission of a proposal.

The deadline for submission of all proposals and Late-Developing Countries travel grant requests is Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 5pm Eastern Time. All proposals must be submitted electronically via the AAS electronic submission application. We will not accept proposals submitted via email.

The full CFP, as well as the electronic application, can be found at the AAS website.

If you have any questions regarding panel participation that are not answered in this Call for Proposals or the FAQ's, please contact the AAS secretariat at AASconference@asian-studies.org.
 

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Women in Conflict 1325 Fellowship Programme

Dates: Sunday 20th August to Sunday 27th August 2017

RECRUITMENT OPEN until 2nd August 2017

Please send a CV/Resumé and letter of motivation (maximum 2 A4 pages) to PROJECTS@BEYONDBORDERSSCOTLAND.COM

  

This programme builds upon two important elements, firstly the pilot programme run in 2015 with Syrian, Iraqi and Yemeni fellows, which established the need for a fellowship of this type, and also demonstrated the utility of bringing together female peacemakers from different conflicts. Secondly, it builds upon the recent programme held in partnership between the United Nations and the Scottish Government, supported by Beyond Borders Scotland, which brought 10 members of the Syrian Women’s Advisory Board of the Office of the Special Envoy to Syria to Scotland for four days of talks, including a two-day conference at the Scottish Parliament. This programme further established the utility for female peacemakers of sessions concerning inclusive politics and mechanisms of constitutional change.

 

Aims and Objectives

  • To bring together a team of women activists from a range of conflict affected countries to be trained in international best practice mediation, recovery and dialogue methodologies, with an emphasis on sustainable conflict resolution.
  • To explore methodologies for promoting the role of women in peace-building processes, and identifying and utilising entry points to those processes.
  • To provide the basis for research into barriers to women accessing peace-processes and leadership roles in conflict affected regions.
  • To facilitate the group of women in defining a model for collaboration with each other and with their existing networks, and to map a project plan for creating and
  • sustaining such a network.
  • To provide capacity building training in conflict resolution.
  • To provide shared experience models in relation to national dialogue processes, constitutional drafting, and representation of women in political and government institutions.

 

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