South Asian Review, the refereed journal of the South Asian Literary Association, is a representative international scholarly forum for the examination of South Asian Languages and Literatures in a broad cultural context. The journal is published three times a year: the Special Topic issue (June/July); the Regular issue (October); and the Creative Writing issue (December).
Pre-20th-Century Continental European or Asian History, Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech
The History Department and the interdisciplinary doctoral program ASPECT (Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought) at Virginia Tech seek an innovative, theoretically engaged cultural or intellectual historian with research and teaching interests that focus on pre-twentieth-century Continental Europe or Asia and emphasize issues of race, gender, or ethnicity. Applicants whose research engages global/transnational perspectives, who are committed to using new media and emerging technologies in teaching and research, and who will contribute to one of the department's emerging areas of inquiry (Identity, Politics, and Power; Science, Technology, and the Environment; Knowledge Production and Transmission) are especially encouraged to apply. This position is part of a cluster hire in ASPECT, although the tenure home will be in the History Department.
The successful candidate for this tenure-track appointment will contribute to the undergraduate and graduate educational missions of the department by teaching a variety of introductory survey courses, upper division courses, and graduate courses, including ASPECT courses. The ability to successfully mentor doctoral students in this program and a commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and research are a must. The potential for excellence in teaching and research is also required, as is the commitment to work effectively with a diverse campus population in support of Virginia Tech's "Principles of Community."
Located in the mountains of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech is the largest state-supported university in Virginia. Blacksburg was voted by Outside Magazine as one of the ten best places to live in the United States. The Carnegie Foundation classifies Virginia Tech as a university with "very high research activity." The normal teaching load in the History Department is two courses per semester. Virginia Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and encourages applications from women, people of color, veterans, and people with disabilities.
Candidates must apply on-line at listings.jobs.vt.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=194241 and upload a letter of application, CV, a short (1-2 pp.) research précis that stresses the applicant's theoretical contributions, a short (1-2 pp.) statement of teaching philosophy that stresses the applicant's ability to teach and mentor doctoral students in an interdisciplinary social theory/humanities program, and an article-length writing sample.
Please have three letters of recommendation sent to:
History/ASPECT Search Committee
Department of History (0117)
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Screening of applications begins on October 31, 2011.
Post Doctoral Fellowships in South Asian Studies (Humanities and Social Sciences), Yale University
The South Asian Studies Council (SASC) at the MacMillan Center invites
applications for post- doctoral positions at Yale University for AY
2012-2013. The Council expects to make one appointment with the
possibility of a one-year renewal. Candidates must have research and
teaching experience relevant to modern and contemporary South Asia, in
the humanities or social sciences. Candidates with a PhD in South Asian
History and other Humanities including Cinema, Literatures, Music and
History of Art are especially encouraged to apply.
All applicants should have in-depth knowledge of at least one SA-related
language and fluency in English; and must have completed the PhD by the
time of appointment. The post-doctoral fellow will teach one course in
each of two terms related to his/her interests, pursue his/her own
research, and participate in the activities of the South Asian Studies
Council. Applicants should submit a cover letter, one-page description
of research plans; a draft of a course syllabus and a title and brief
summary of a second course; a CV; two letters of reference which also
attest to your teaching abilities (and please ensure that referees
contact information is included). Compensation includes an annual salary
of $55,000 - $60,000, depending on rank and seniority of the selected
individual, and health coverage.
We will accept applications immediately with review beginning on
January 9, 2012 and continuing until the selections are final.
Yale is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
All information from the applicant should be submitted electronically
through Academic Jobs
On-Line. Uploaded PDF copies of signed reference letters will be accepted but signed hard copies should
be mailed to the address below.
Ms. Kasturi Gupta, Program Manager, South Asian Studies Council, The
Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies,
34 Hillhouse Avenue, P.O. Box 208206 New Haven, CT 06520-8206 USA.
CAORC Multi-Country Research Fellowship
The Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) Multi-Country
Fellowship Program supports advanced regional or trans-regional research
in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences for U.S.
doctoral candidates and scholars who have already earned their Ph.D.
Preference will be given to candidates examining comparative and/or cross-regional
research. Applicants are eligible to apply as individuals or in teams.
Scholars must carry out research in two or more countries outside the
United States, at least one of which hosts a participating American
overseas research center. Approximately nine awards of up to $12,000 each
will be given.
Deadline: Tuesday, January 17, 2012
For more details and application, please see www.caorc.org/programs
CAORC fellowships for multi-country research are funded by a grant
from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United
States Department of State.
GETTY FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL GRANT
Foundation has awarded CAA a generous one-time $100,000 grant
to support the attendance and participation of international art historians
Annual Conference and Centennial Celebration, taking place February
22–25, 2012, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in California.
The goal of the Getty Foundation International Travel Grant Program is
to increase international participation in CAA, to expand international
networking and the exchange of ideas, and to familiarize international
participants with the conference program, including the session participation
Grant recipients will be expected to attend the conference throughout
its duration and participate in mentoring activities and other events planned
in connection with the grant. Members of CAA’s International
Committee have agreed to host the participants, and the National
Committee for the History of Art will also lend support to the
Twenty applicants will be chosen by a jury. CAA will notify all applicants
about their status by November 15, 2011. Applicants who are CAA members
may also apply for the CAA
International Member Conference Travel Grant but can only receive
a single award; graduate students may not apply for the Getty grant. Applications
- A completed application
- A two-page version of the applicant’s CV
- A letter of recommendation from the chair, dean, or director of the
applicant’s school, department, or museum
- A one-page statement explaining how attending the conference will benefit
the applicant’s professional career
Please send all application materials to Lauren
Stark, CAA manager of programs. Deadline: September 23,
Faculty Development Workshop: Tools and Resources for Study of Women
in South Asian Islamic Societies: Call for Applications
The American Institute of Indian Studies, the American Institute of Pakistan
Studies, the American Institute of Bangladesh Studies and the University
of Chicago South Asia Language and Area Center will hold an all-day workshop
on Friday December 2, 2011 that will provide tools and resources for promoting
the study of women in Islamic Society in South Asia. The focus would be
to provide a complex and nuanced overview of women and the impacts of women’s
political participation in South Asian Muslim societies. It will emphasize
their pro-active efforts at community organizing, educational reform, anti-corruption,
human rights, and public health.
Who is Eligible to Participate? Thirty faculty members
will be selected to participate in the workshop. The workshop is targeted
at faculty at community colleges, small liberal arts colleges, religious-affiliated
colleges, minority-serving colleges, and small public colleges in the greater
Chicago area and northern Illinois.
How to Apply? Please go to southasia.uchicago.edu/outreach/islam_workshop.shtml and
fill out the simple application which will require a brief statement of
purpose about your goals for attending the workshop and how you would like
to use the tools and resources that will be discussed. The deadline for
applications is October 15, 2011. All applicants will be informed about
whether they have been selected no later than October 31, 2011.
New Fellowship for Women Scholar-Practitioners from Developing Nations
The School for Advanced Research (SAR) is pleased to announce the new
Campbell Fellowship for Women Scholar-Practitioners from Developing
Nations, made possible with a generous three-year grant from new SAR
board member Vera R. Campbell’s family foundation.
The Campbell Fellowship will support a female social scientist from a developing
nation, either pre- or post-doctoral, whose work addresses women’s
economic and social empowerment in that nation. The goal of the fellowship
is twofold: to advance the scholarly careers of women social scientists
from the developing world, and to support research that identifies causes of
gender inequity in the developing world and that proposes practical solutions
for promoting women’s economic and social empowerment.
In addition to a stipend, and housing and office space on the SAR campus, the
Campbell Fellow receives travel, shipping, and library resource funds; health
insurance; and the support of a mentoring committee of established scholar-practitioners.
The fellowship term runs from September 1 through February 28, 2011. The
application deadline is November 1st. Application instructions are available
in the website’s Resident Scholar Fellowship section at http://campbell.fellowship.sarweb.org/
Book notice: A Sociolinguistic Survey of Punjab, Pakistan
Published by the National Institute of Pakistan Studies, Quaid-i-Azam
University and Summer Institute of Linguistics, May 2011. Authors: Lars
O. Dyrud, Carla F. Radloff. A Sociolinguistic Survey of Punjab, Pakistan is
Volume 10 in the Studies in Languages of Northern Pakistan series published
jointly by the National Institute of Pakistan Studies at Quaid-i-Azam University,
Islamabad, Pakistan, and the Summer Institute of Linguistics.
Part 1 of this book presents the results of a sociolinguistic survey conducted
in 2007 in Punjab province, Pakistan. Word lists were collected in the
local language varieties in 18 locations, and 539 sociolinguistic questionnaires
were administered in 17 locations. The results provide an overview of the
current language situation in Punjab and answers questions such as 'How
similar are language varieties in Punjab to each other and to Urdu?', 'What
are speakers' perceptions about those varieties?', and 'What are their
domains of use?'. Language varieties in the book include major varieties
like Punjabi, Saraiki, Potohari, and Hindko, as well as lesser-known varieties.
Part 2 consists of an annotated bibliography of sources related to the
language varieties found in the province. Included are works in English
as well as those written in local language varieties. It is hoped that
this work will be used to inform language planning efforts and the development
of education policy. ISBN 978-969-8023-33-1, 377 pages.
Professor J. Mark Kenoyer Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Some of the world’s most accomplished leaders from academia, business,
public affairs, the humanities, and the arts have been elected members
of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences,
and joining them this year is UW-Madison professor Jonathan
Basant: The Spring Kite-Flying Festival
2-5 PM, Friday April 15, 2011
Far West Fields (near UW Hospital)
Free food, Henna, and music. More information
Exhibition: Clothing and Culture in South Asia
From the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection
Koehnline Museum of Art
February 10-March 25, 2011
Clothing and culture are inextricably intertwined in South Asia. Dress
reflects gender, ethnicity, religion, occupation, social status, and wealth
in addition to individual taste. Because of the subcontinent's size and
the artistic richness of its cultures, what people wear is tremendously
varied, visually engaging, and meaningful. The Helen Louise Allen Textile
Collection at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is especially strong
in ethnographic material from South Asia. This exhibition showcases some
of the HLATC's best and most unusual examples of textile art for the body
from India and Pakistan. While it is by no means a comprehensive survey-an
impossible undertaking-it does attempt to convey something of the extraordinary
masala (spice mixture) of South Asian clothing as an expression of the
lives of the people who make it and wear it.
The Choices Program at Brown University has produced a teaching resource
about the Floods
in Pakistan. Its aimed for high school students in the US,
but perhaps also useful elsewhere.
Agreement To Restore Sheikhupura Fort Signed
Islamabad, November 3, 2010 - In a ceremony at the Pakistani
National Council of the Arts today, U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan
Cameron Munter and Minister of Culture Pir Aftab Hussain Shah
Jilani signed an agreement to work in partnership to restore
the 400 year-old Sheikhupura Fort in Punjab. Federal Secretary
of Culture Moin-ul-Islam Bukhari and the Ambassador Munter's
wife, Ms. Marilyn Wyatt, also attended. Work to restore, conserve,
and protect the national monument will take place over the
next three years. The fort, which is currently closed to the
public, will open as a tourist attraction when the work is
"The Sheikhupura Fort is unique as a symbol of both Mughal
and Sikh culture," said Ambassador Munter. "This project will
save one of Pakistan's most important historical buildings
and strengthen academic and cultural ties between U.S. and
In addition to the architectural preservation, the grant provides
funds for historical research, conservation technology, and
joint U.S. and Pakistani academic outreach and scholarship.
In the final phase of the renovation, experts will promote
the site through illumination, landscaping, and the development
of tourist facilities. The project will increase awareness
of cultural heritage in Pakistan, provide local training and
education, and contribute to the economic development of the
This project is funded out of the U.S. Ambassador's Fund for
Cultural Preservation, a world-wide initiative to promote cultural
heritage. The $850,000 grant is the U.S. Embassy's largest
historical restoration project in Pakistan to date. The Government
of Pakistan will contribute $190,000 towards the renovation.
The U.S. Ambassador's Fund for Cultural Preservation has previously
funded 17 renovation projects in Pakistan.
Call for Papers: Conference on States, Development, and Global
Organized by The Research Collaborative on Remaking the Developmental
State, UW Madison (Gay Seidman, John Ohnersorge, Aseema Sinha, and
Papers are invited for a two-day conference on States, Development
and Global Governance to be held at UW-Madison on May 6-7, 2011.
The state is back yet again. We are witnessing the revival of state
intervention both at the ideological and practical levels in many
countries. While we are seeing an intensification of state action
in many spheres, this is happening in a very different context than
what prevailed during the heyday of the classical developmental state.
Globalization and attendant domestic changes have redrawn the boundaries
of state action across policy areas and sectors. The private sector
plays many new roles, public-private partnerships have emerged and
global standards affect the public and private sectors equally.
How can we understand these developments and the revival of interest
in the state? Are these interventions new or a re-assertion of old
vested interests? How has the nature of the state and state-society
relationships changed by their transition through the neoliberal
decades? How does the nature of the global-national interactions
transform our understandings of the nature of the state? Is there
a counterintuitive effect of globalization on state regulation so
that the trends toward globalization could, under some circumstances,
strengthen national states and public agencies? How is social policy
affected by the larger trends towards capital mobility? The Research
Collaborative on Remaking the Development State seeks to examine
these issues in India, China, Brazil and South Africa.
We invite papers for a two-day Conference that addresses any of
the above questions in these countries. The conference will be organized
by the Research Collaborative on May 6-7, 2011. We hope to publish
selected papers in Politics and Society subject to the review process
of the journal. The deadline for submission of abstracts is: January
15, 2011. Complete papers from those selected are due on April
15, 2011. Please email your abstracts (not more than 500
words) to Sumudu Atapattu (firstname.lastname@example.org)
by the deadline. Late submissions will not be accepted.
All Hands Together: A Fundraiser for Pakistan Flood Relief
Featuring culturally rich performances of music, dance, spoken word and much more!
Friday, October 15, 2010
Mills Hall Auditorium
Students and Children 6-12 years = $5
Non students = $10
Children under 6 years = FREE!!!
Our beneficiary: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
To obtain tickets, please contact:
Ayeshah: 608-512-5651, email@example.com
Bilal: 608-320-6053, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vasishta: 732-543-6763, email@example.com
Tickets are also available at: Bombay Bazaar, India House, Stop 'N' Shop Grocery (501 State Street), Maharani.
Formed in July 2010, The PashTones are a collaboration of two American
zadaka'onke (students) of Pashto language, who were then studying at the
University of Wisconsin's South Asian Summer Language Institute. They adapt
and perform Pashto folk songs in American folk/acoustic styles. In performing,
they wish to expand current modes of engagement and exchange between Afghanistan,
Pakistan, and the West by opening into the register of poetry and music.
The PashTones Official Web Site
Check out a video of The PashTones performing
Visit The PashTones facebook page
Run to Pakistan, Run for Relief. Red Cross 5k and 8k Walk/Run in Madison, WI
Please join the South Asia Forum, Pakistan Students Association, Indian Graduate
Students Association, and Muslim Students Association raise funds for the
Red Cross. All funds will go towards flood relief efforts in Pakistan.
The recent floods in Pakistan have affected over 20 million people, killed
livestock, damaged crops and destroyed livelihoods. The combined effects of
these floods have been reported as greater than the 2004 tsunami, the 2005
Kashmir earthquake and the recent Haiti earthquake.
We need your support!
Register for the 5k and 8k walk/ run as volunteers or participants.
When: Saturday, September 25th 2010.
Sign-up @ 6:45 am. Run starts @ 7:00 am.
Where: Memorial Union lakefront (next to entrance of Union Theatre).
Registration: $5 (for 5K Run& 5K Walk); $10 (for 8K Run)
Route: Starts at MU lakefront (Aid Station available) - Lakeshore path -
Entrance to Picnic Point (3K mark, Aid Station available) - University Bay Dr
- Oxford Rd - U.turn @ 4K mark - retrace path back to Picnic Point entrance
(5K) or Memorial Union (8K).
Register now to be sent reminder and updates
View the event on facebook
Want to donate, but can't participate? Email us firstname.lastname@example.org
THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS:
The UW Center for South Asia
Reprise Hair Studio
Call for Papers
4th SSEASR Conference on Mountains in the Religions of South and Southeast Asia: Place, Culture, and Power
30 June - 3 July, 2011
Royal University of Bhutan
Tashi Delek from the Kingdom of Bhutan, the Land of Thunder of the Dragon!
We have the pleasure of extending to you with this E-mail the information
of our forthcoming 4th SSEASR Conference on Mountains in the Religions
of South and Southeast Asia: Place, Culture, and Power. This international
Conference of South and Southeast Asian Association for the Study of Culture
and Religion (SSEASR) is co-sponsored as a Regional Conference by the parent
body, International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR), Member
of CIPSH, an affiliate organisation of the UNESCO.
We are also delighted to inform you that the scholars with their papers
accepted for presentation at our SSEASR Conference have been specially exempted
from the regular per day visa fee of US$ 200 .The Conference would be held
at Thimphu, capital of Kingdom of Bhutan from June 30 to July 3, 2011 in
collaboration with Royal University of Bhutan.We invite you to contribute
a paper on any subject covering the scope of the Conference (as suggested
in the poster attached
here).However, please note, papers on
any research field on South Asian and/or Southeast Asian culture and religion
are equally welcome. The information can be seen also at www.sseasr.org and
the Pre-registration form can be filled in online.
If you have any query, please write to email@example.com.
AIIS BOOK PRIZE
In order to promote scholarship in South Asian Studies, the American Institute
of Indian Studies (AIIS) announces the award of two prizes each year for
the best unpublished book manuscript on an Indian subject, one in the humanities, "The
Edward Cameron Dimock, Jr. Prize in the Indian Humanities" and one in the
social sciences, "The Joseph W. Elder Prize in the Indian Social Sciences".
Indiana University Press has the right of first refusal for any prize winner,
with manuscripts being published in the Indiana University Press/AIIS series Contemporary
Indian Studies. Only junior scholars who have received their
PhD from institutions located in the U.S.A. within the last eight years
(2002 and later) are eligible. A prize committee will determine
the yearly winners and can chose to designate no winner in any given year
if worthy submissions are lacking. AIIS will provide a subvention to Indiana
University Press for all prize manuscripts.
Unrevised dissertations are not accepted. We expect that the applicants
will have revised dissertations prior to submission. Starting
in 2009, AIIS has been sponsoring a one-day workshop (on Thurs.) at the
Madison South Asia Conference on turning your dissertation into a book.
Contact AIIS or S. Wadley for details about applying to participate.
Manuscripts are due October 1 each year, with an announcement of the awardees
at the spring meeting of the Association for Asian Studies. Send
manuscripts, postmarked no later than October 1, 2010, to the following:
Publications Committee Chair
Susan S. Wadley
Syracuse, NY 13244
Queries can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joyce Flueckiger, Emory University
Pika Ghosh, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Brian Hatcher, Illinois Wesleyan U.
David Lelyveld, William Paterson U.
Priti Ramamurthy, U. of Washington
Susan S. Wadley, Syracuse U.
Steven Wilkinson, Yale University
Call for Papers
South Asia and the West: Entwined, Entangled and Engaged
The popular mind tends to focus on the differences between South Asia
and the West, yet throughout history there has been constant
interchange, with each side learning from and impacting the other. In 2010
the South Asia Studies Association (SASA) wishes to examine the intertwined
nature of East and West, beginning with Alexander the Great's conquests
in Northwest India and continuing through the first use of a decimal zero
in the Lokavibhâga, Columbus' search for a sea route to the Indies, Thoreau's impact
on Gandhi/Gandhi's on M.L. King, and concluding with today's bidirectional
globalization and the explosive South Asian diaspora. We particularly invite
papers which explore cultural and religious interchanges, entertainment
cross-fertilization, economic globalization, and the diaspora experience.
Regardless of the theme, however, we welcome papers from all academic disciplines
and all periods of time that address the rich tapestry that is South Asia's
past, present and future.
For more information please visit the conference
2011 AAS / ICAS Conference
Honolulu, Hawaii March 31- April 3, 2011
On behalf of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) and the International
Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS), we would like to invite colleagues to
submit proposals for a special jointly organized conference in celebration
of the AAS' 70th anniversary.
The 2011 Joint Conference will be held at the Hawaii Convention Center in
Honolulu, Hawaii, March 31-April 3, 2011. The AAS/ICAS host hotel for this
special conference is the Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa.