Center for South Asia e-Bulletin
Monday, February 20, 2012
Sharing South Asia-Related Events with the UW Campus
In this issue:
41ST ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON SOUTH ASIA
We are happy to announce that the 41st Annual Conference on South Asia will be held on October 11-14-17, 2012 at the Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor's Club in Madison, WI. This year a plenary session will be organized around the theme of "Corruption and Culture." We especially welcome panels that similarly address questions of corruption and its cultural manifestations and understandings from a variety of disciplinary and evidentiary perspectives.
Thursday, February 23
STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM
Global Health in Bhopal, India Summer 2012
Financial Aid may apply! The UW-Madison Health and Disease in South Asia Field Experience is an intensive, four-week program that provides students in health-related disciplines the opportunity to learn about important health issues, particularly those resulting from the Union Carbide gas disaster of 1984. Students will live and work in the Sambhavna Clinic in Bhopal which is dedicated to helping the victims of the disaster. The Sambhavna Clinic carries out a range of interlinked activities: Medical Care, Community Health Work, Research and Monitoring, Documentation and Seminars and Training. Students will earn 1 credit for a spring course (beginning in March) to prepare for the experience and 2 credits of PHS 645 for the summer experience. Juniors and Seniors pursuing the Global Health Certificate are encouraged to apply.
The deadline has been extended to Friday, February 24, 2012.
Please visit www.studyabroad.wisc.edu or International Academic Programs Resource Center in 106 Red Gym for more information.
SCHOLARSHIP AND FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS
Scott Kloeck-Jenson (SKJ) Fellowship program
The Scott Kloeck-Jenson (SKJ) Fellowship program is accepting applications for Summer 2012 awards.
The deadline to submit applications is Monday, March 5, 2012.
Complete details on the Fellowship and application requirements are available online at: http://global.wisc.edu/skj/apply.htm
Questions about the SKJ Fellowship should be directed to Mark Lilleleht, Outreach Coordinator, Global Studies, by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone at 608.265.6070.
American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies Travel Stipends
1) AISLS Travel Stipends for the Tamil Studies Conference, Toronto
The American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies will make a travel grant of $300 to any graduate student who gives a paper concerning Sri Lanka at the 2012 Tamil Studies Conference, which will be held in Toronto on May 11-12, 2012. Applicants must have been individual members of AISLS for one year before the conference, or be enrolled at an institution that is a member of AISLS. Individuals living in the Toronto metropolitan area at the time of the conference are not eligible, but if participating in the program may request reimbursement for the registration fee. Eligible individuals whose papers are accepted for the conference program should contact John Rogers at email@example.com . Payment will be by post the week after the conference.
AISLS will make a travel grant of $300 to any graduate student who gives a paper or acts as a discussant concerning Sri Lanka at the 2012 Annual Conference on South Asia at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Applicants must be members of AISLS or enrolled at an institution that is a member of AISLS as of April 1st, 2012. Individuals living in Madison at the time of the conference and persons who have been awarded this grant on two previous occasions are not eligible. Eligible individuals whose papers are accepted for the conference program should contact John Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org . Payment will be made by mail the week after the conference.
3) Travel Grants for Participants in the "Dissertation-to-Book" Workshop, Madison, WI, 10-11 October 2012
The American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies (AISLS) will make travel grants of $300 to members who participate in the "dissertation-to-book" workshop organized by the American Institute of Indian Studies, which will be held in Madison on October 10-11, 2012 (the Wednesday/Thursday before the Annual Conference on South Asia). To be eligible, applicants must be individual members of AISLS on 15 June 2012, or have a current affiliation with an AISLS member institution. Their dissertation must also have a significant Sri Lanka component. Individuals with a tenure-track position in the 2012-13 academic year and those who live in the Madison metropolitan area are not eligible. Persons who are accepted for the workshop and who qualify for this grant should contact John Rogers at email@example.comPayment will be by post the week after the workshop. The workshop organizers welcome applications from recent PhDs whose work is on Sri Lanka. Visit the AISLS website at : http://www.aisls.org/
EVENT: Aa Dekhen Zara
LOCATION: Overture Center for the Arts on State Street, Madison
DATE: Saturday, February 25, 2012
Indian Student Association will be hosting Aa Dekhen Zara, a South Asian dance competition in Madison for its second year.
This is one of the few South Asian dance competitions in the Midwest and will be taking place at the Overture Center for the Arts on State Street. Teams from places such as Houston, Illinois, Washington DC and St. Louis are participating in this competition.Categories include bhangra, fusion and bollywood. Cash prizes will be awarded as well!.Pre- sale tickets are available online at www.aadekehnzara.weebly.com at reduced price of $12 for students and $15 for adults. After February 10th, all tickets will cost $20. For more details of the event email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IGSA presents ARADHNA in concert, a powerful melding of Indian classical melody, rhythm, and devotional lyrics woven with folk and rock.
LOCATION: Fredric March Play Circle, Memorial Union 800 Langdon Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53706
DATE AND TIME: Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 8:00 PM
Doors open at 7:30 PM . Tickets are available at a cost of $10.00 for University of Wisconsin - Madison students. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $15.00. Tickets will be available for $20.00 on the day of the concert.
CALL FOR PAPERS AND CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENTS
Call for Panel Proposals: Sixth Annual South Asia Legal Studies Pre Conference Workshop
The Global Legal Studies Center & South Asia Legal Studies Working Group are pleased to announce Call for Panel Proposals for the Sixth Annual South Asia Legal Studies Pre Conference Workshop to be held on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at Lubar Commons (7200 Law), University of Wisconsin Law School .
Panel proposals are invited relating to any aspect of the study of law in South Asia. Selected panels will be featured as a plenary session at the sixth annual workshop.
This call for panel proposals understands “law” in its broadest sense to encompass not only state law, but also norms emanating from non-state sources and actors. “Law” may, therefore, describe customary, religious and international normative orders, as much as rules produced by government institutions. Panel proposals are welcomed featuring speakers based in different countries, and from a diverse array of disciplines and career paths, including law, the social sciences, humanities, business, medicine and the sciences. Panels on current issues are particularly well received.
Priority will be given to panels that feature speakers at different institutions and stages of their careers, and who have not presented at previous pre-conference workshops. See past workshops
Panels should consist of four speakers and a chair. The chair may not be one of the speakers. Your submission should include the following:
Conference:The Presence of “America” in India: Where and How Does “America” Appear and What are the Effects?
DATES: April 5-7, 2012
LOCATION: : Levis Faculty Center – TBA
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) , 919 West Illinois Street, Urbana, Illinois
CONTACT: Anita Kaiser
SPONSOR: International Forum for U.S. Studies
During the last decade, the circulation of ideas, commodities, cultural practices, and cultural products perceived as coming from the U.S. and gaining traction in India has accelerated. We understand this process as a dialectical one, full of multiple transformations/translations/ and effects, and with a substantial history, where India is not merely a "receiving" region, but rather a complex set of national and subnational cultural and political groups actively involved in articulating relationships to "America." We use the term "America" advisedly as it does not presume to reference all of the Americas but rather to capture the sense of the U.S. as both a geo-political entity and a cultural imaginary, that is, not only as a political actor, mediating between Pakistan and India, but also as a cultural influence in many of the contemporary changes in Indian daily life and institutional structures. These include shifting practices of food consumption, modes of fashion, notions of secular democratic politics, the restructuring of Indian higher education institutions, the emphasis on "American" accents in English speech, employment in U.S. corporation customer service "call centers," the impact of the presence of the US business corporations (such as IBM), new developments in Indian agriculture and engineering, the migration of hip hop style dancing into Bollywood musicals, the much contested "brain drain" to the United States, and so on.
Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies – India Studies Fund, College of Business, College of Education, College of Liberal Arts, Department of Anthropology, Department of English, Department of Landscape Architecture, Department of Sociology, Hewlett International Conference Grant, International Programs and Studies, Program in Comparative and World Literature, Religious Studies, School of Social Work, UIUC Office of Public Relations, Vice Chancellor for Research.
Call for Papers: South Asia by the Bay Graduate Student Conference at Stanford University on May 9-11, 2012
As South Asia experiences rapid and unprecedented transformation, both scholarly and public interest in the region has grown dramatically in recent years. A large new generation of graduate students working on South Asia in the humanities and social sciences is in the process of rethinking approaches to the study of South Asian culture, society, politics, economics, law, history, literature, and the arts. South Asia by the Bay is a brand new initiative based in the San Francisco Bay Area. It aims to establish an annual forum where graduate students from across disciplines and institutions in North America, who work on South Asia, can meet to discuss their work with each other, and with South Asia affiliated faculty from the organizing institutions (Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Davis, and University of California, Santa Cruz).
South Asia by the Bay will cover the costs, up to $500 for conference presenters travelling to the conference from outside of California and $250 for those travelling within the Greater West Coast region of California, Oregon, and Washington State.
For local Bay Area participants, we will be able to cover gas mileage. Students who are interested in participating in the conference should submit a an abstract (approximately 200 words) and a one page CV to Bernadette White (email@example.com) with the subject line “South Asia by the Bay.”
Deadlines: For panels: March 15, 2012
Individual abstracts: April 1, 2012
For updates and further information, please see: southasia.stanford.edu
SOUTH ASIA RELATED JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Position Description: Baba Budha Eminent Scholar Chair in Global Understanding
UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IN HUNTSVILLE: Professor
The Department of Political Science in the College of Liberal Arts invites applications for the Baba Budha Eminent Scholar Chair in Global Understanding. This position is part of a broader strategic thrust by the University of Alabama in Huntsville to enhance global activities and partnerships and promote greater understanding of global issues by its students and in the broader community.
Candidates are expected to be at the mid-career to senior level and should have a focus in one or more of the following areas: Asian studies, Global Understanding, Effects of Globalization, Political Economy, Political Systems, and Policy Implications and should have specific expertise in Indian studies. The candidate will be expected to create and teach undergraduate and graduate-level courses and seminars for students across the campus.
The selected individual also will be expected to interact with a counterpart at a university in India and serve as a focal point for interaction for the university and broader community. The Eminent Scholar will work closely with the Department Chair, Academic Deans, and Provost in enabling the University’s growth and stature in this area.
A Ph.D. is required and the position is available immediately. Salary is competitive and dependent on experience. Applications will be reviewed beginning March 1, but will be accepted until the position is filled. A complete application must include a letter of application, a detailed curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations (if available), graduate transcripts, and contact information for at least three professional references. This material should be sent to: Search Committee Chair, Department of Political Science, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL 35899. Applications may be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions may be directed to Dr. Kathy Hawk, Chair, Department of Political Science, and she may be reached at 256-824-2315 or email@example.com. UAH is an AA/EEO employer. Women and minorities are strongly urged to apply.
EVENT: Zakir Hussain and Masters of Percussions
LOCATION: Pabst Theater, 144 E Wells Street, Milwaukee
DATE AND TIME: April 13, 2012 at 8:00 PM
For more information visit www.pabsttheater.org/zakir .