CSAS Newsletter September 29-October 5, 2023


[In Person] Bharatanatyam Week

Co-sponsored by the Dance Program in the UHM Department of Theatre and Dance and the Edward A. “Skeep” Langhans Award. 

Please join us TODAY for the final day of the Bharatanatyam Week.

TODAY Friday, September 29: 9:30 – 10:45am Dance Building Studio Presentation Title: Rhythms of expression: Exploring the importance and inherent challenges of emoting with Dr. Anita Vallabh Event: Dance Workshop | Description: The workshop explores the importance of expression while moving to a song. We will practice a few lines of Hindi film songs, semiclassical and classical songs and identify the challenges of synchronizing rhythms of facial expression with movement and learn how such a practice can  enhance your emotional wellbeing. 

TODAY Friday, September 29: 4pm – 5pm Dance Building Seminar Room Presentation Title: Intersection of Yoga and Dance with Dr. Anita Vallabh Event: Seminar/Lecture Presentation | Description: In this workshop we will explore how expressing traditional/mythological narratives combined with the five yogic principles of Non-violence, Truth, Non-stealing, Moderation and Non-greed help us navigate layers of complex emotions within us so we become more tender and resilient.

Star Common Application for Scholarships Opens OCTOBER 1
Please check out some of the many opportunities that are available. 

DID you miss the CSAS Fall Gathering? You can still view the presentations done by our J. Watumull Scholarship awardees!
To view the presentations by Alia Jeraj and Kavya Bhagawatula visit our website


In order by upcoming deadlines.

Call for Papers: Workshop Political Violence in Democracies

The puzzle of political violence in democracies is the central theme of our workshop. We invite contributions on routine forms of violence that persist despite decades of experience with democratic politics.We invite interested colleagues to submit extended abstracts (2 pages, including a proposed research design), pre-analysis plans, or full papers.
For more information: https://evap.uva.nl/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/EVaP_WS.pdf
Submission Deadline TODAY: Friday, September 29, 2023. 
Submit your proposals here: https://forms.gle/MVg7uZV27QPNPqkS9

NIF Translation Fellowships

Round 2 of the the New India Foundation’s Translation Fellowships is open to applications aimed at bringing knowledge texts from Indian languages to English. In pursuit of fulfilling the NIF’s objective to foster scholarship around Independent India and to provide a wider audience for Indian-language texts, these Fellowships will be awarded from across 10 languages for the translation of non-fiction texts published from 1850 onwards.
Languages | Assamese, Bangla, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Odia, Tamil and Urdu.
For more information and to apply: https://www.newindiafoundation.org/nif-translation-fellowship
Submissions accepted starting in September. 

AIIS Book Prize

To promote scholarship in South Asian Studies, the American Institute of Indian Studies awards two prizes each year for the best unpublished book manuscript on an Indian subject:The Edward Cameron Dimock, Jr. Prize in the Indian HumanitiesThe Joseph W. Elder Prize in the Indian Social SciencesA book subvention of $2500 is open to junior scholars who have received the PhD within the last eight years (2015 and after). This must be the first book by the author.Application Deadline: September 30, 2023 | Learn more about the competition on our website.

The Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies Small Grants Program

The Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies (ANHS) is accepting applications for a flash small grant program. Proposed activities should support the broad mission of ANHS: The Association’s mission is to promote research, teaching, and outreach activities to increase the understanding of the Himalaya and adjacent mountain regions and to promote scholarly exchanges between the United States and citizens of countries in the region.
For more information: https://www.caorc.org/post/new-grant-program-from-the-association-for-nepal-himalayan-studies
Application guidelines and application form:https://anhs-himalaya.org/awards/small-grants
Application deadline: October 1, 2023

Mansfield-Luce Asia Scholars Network

The Mansfield-Luce program connects scholars of Northeast and Southeast Asia through training, senior mentorships, and networking opportunities, including a twelve-day study trip to Asia. The program also encourages scholars to participate in the U.S. policy-making process and contribute to a better understanding of U.S.-Asia relations
Application Deadline Extended: Oct 1, 2023. More infohttps://tinyurl.com/27a6vs54

South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA): Archival Creators Fellowship Program

SAADA’s Archival Creators Fellowship Program is inviting applications for the fifth cohort of SAADA’s Archival Creators Fellowship Program. This year’s fellowship theme is intersections. Three fellows will be selected for the 2024 cohort. This year’s fellowship is made possible with support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Fellows will each receive a $5,000 stipend, $1,500 project budget, and $1,000 advisory group budget, along with travel expenses for the in-person convening in Philadelphia.
Fellowship application deadline: October 1, 2023
For more information and to apply visit: https://www.saada.org/fellowships/acfp2024

LeadNext: Ambassadors for a Global Future

The Asia Foundation presents their dynamic new program focused on global citizenship for the 21st century. LeadNext builds a vibrant network of future leaders aged 18-25 from across Asia and the United States and supports their growth, impact, and capacity to address today’s greatest challenges. For more information about this virtual opportunity visit their website. Deadline: October 2, 2023 | More information: https://asiafoundation.org/what-we-do/exchanges/leadnext/

Call for Papers: International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Review (IJHSSR)

International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Review (IJHSSR) is a bimonthly online, peer-reviewed and open-access journal which is published by Research Institute for Progression of Knowledge.  The journal is committed to publishing the new scholarly research ideas and insights in the shape of research articles that have a significant impact on the Humanities and Social Science field as a whole. The journal welcomes researchers, scholars, resource persons and practitioners to come up with their ideas and new perspectives that can extend the existing body of knowledge of Humanities and Social Science Review discipline.
Send your manuscript to the editor at: editor@ijhssrnet.com or editor.ijhssr@hotmail.com
Please visit the website:  http://www.ijhssrnet.com/
Submission deadline: October 5, 2023

AAS Film Expo 2024 Call for Films

The Association for Asian studies (AAS) Annual Conference will take place March 14-17 in Seattle, Washington. We welcome the submission of films related to Asia produced by scholars and indeendent filmmakers. Criteria utilized in the selection process include, timeliness, broad apples to the scholarly community and quality of the filmmaking. In considering your submission, lease note that attendees viewing films may be seeking titles for reason, classroom use or for their institutional libraries. Approximately twenty to twenty-five films will be selected for screenings. 
For programming consideration in the 2024 Film Expo, please complete an ONLINE FILM SUBMISSION FORM. Our selection committee reviews films through Vimeo, YouTube and secured website links accessible in North America.
Film submission deadline: Friday, October 6, 2023.
For more information visit: https://ceaps.illinois.edu/news/2023-08-18/call-films-aas-film-expo-2024

2024 Cross-Border Reporting on Climate Change Workshop

The East-West Center is excited to announce a second cross-border journalism workshop and collaborative reporting series, January 7-13, 2024, in Kathmandu, Nepal for ten Pakistani and ten Indian journalists experienced in reporting on climate issues. 
Applications are due October 9, 2023.
More informationhttps://www.eastwestcenter.org/apply/2024-cross-border-reporting-climate-change-workshop

American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies: 2023 Community College Curriculum Development Grant Competition

The American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies (AISLS) announces a new round in its Community College Curriculum Development Grants competition. AISLS seeks proposals for developing instructional materials that include coverage of Sri Lanka and which are suitable for use in introductory classes in American community colleges. Modules may also be used in introductory courses at four-year colleges and universities. AISLS will award grants for the creation of online teaching modules. The modules should provide resources enabling community college instructors to integrate material on a Sri Lanka topic into one or two classes in introductory courses taught widely at US community colleges. These classes include Sociology of the Family, World History, Cultural Anthropology, World Religions, Comparative Politics, World Geography, World Literature, and Environmental Studies.DEADLINE: October 15, 2023. Applicants will be notified of the outcome by October 31, 2023.
Proposals, and informal enquiries, should be submitted to the AISLS US Director, John Rogers, at us.director.aisls@gmail.com

Luce Scholars Program

The Luce Scholars Program offers early career leaders immersive, professional experiences in Asia. The Program aims to forge stronger, more informed, more compassionate relationships across geographic borders by creating opportunities for young Americans across diverse sectors and interests to deepen their ties and understanding of the countries, cultures, and people of Asia. To learn more about the Luce Scholars Program visit: https://www.hluce.org/programs/luce-scholars/
Deadline for submission: October 16, 2023 at 5:00pm Eastern Time.
More about application procedures at https://apply-lucescholars.smapply.io/res/p/ApplicationProcedures/.

Call for Papers: 18th Annual Himalayan Policy Research Conference (HPRC) 

To be held Date: Dec. 2 & 3, 2023, This event will be online. Zoominar from  6am – 11am MST We are accepting abstracts now: https://lnkd.in/gAjQK3YJ We also invite special panel proposals. Please reach out directly to Dr. Prakash Adhikari (adhik1p@cmich.edu) with your proposed panel theme, along with anticipated panelists. Meeting registration REQUIRED: https://lnkd.in/g7NGF6Ay
DEADLINE: October 20, 2023.

Call for Papers: Contested Monuments

Submissions are invited for an online workshop series and eventual inclusion in an edited volume on Contested Monuments. The workshop aim is to critically examine new approaches to monumentality and whether and how they challenge, re-imagine, and transform wider issues of social justice, representation, identities, nation-building, reinterpretation of contested monuments, temporary and artistic responses to (contested) monuments, etc.. 
300-word abstract deadline is October 20, 2023.
For more information please contact Paul Baspaul.basu@uni-bonn.de, University of Oxford and Global Heritage Lab, University of Bonn or Sophia Labadis.labadi@kent.ac.uk, University of Kent and Global Heritage Lab, University of Bonn.

2024 AAS-in-Asia Conference: “Global Asias: Latent Histories, Manifest Impacts”

The theme of the conference is “Global Asias” as a new historical, conceptual, and methodological lens for exploring the multiplicity, complexity, and dynamics of Asia in its manifest and hidden connections within the region and with the rest of the world from antiquity to the present. With the 2024 AAS-in-Asia being held in Indonesia, where pluralism lives in its history, constitution, culture, languages, religions, and physical geography, the city of Yogyakarta will be well suited for our intellectual and cultural exchange on Global Asias. We therefore welcome all disciplinary and thematic approaches to Global Asias: history, literature, religion, cinema, law, politics, labor, economics, gender, archaeology, linguistics, sociology, anthropology, media studies, social movements, public health (pandemic) and the environment.
For more information visit: https://www.asianstudies.org/conferences/aas-in-asia/call-for-proposals/

Submission Deadline: October 30, 2023

Call for Papers: Research Workshop on Gender, Youth, and Media in Asia

The proposed workshop will focus on interdisciplinary approaches to gender and sexuality research, and invites papers from scholars whose work connects to disciplines such as geography, linguistics, anthropology, communications, and media studies. In particular, the workshop will highlight research within three key streams (Media and Discourse, Youth and Society, and Borders and Boundaries), with a particular focus on Asia and explore how these streams might intersect. Only original and previously unpresented/unpublished submissions will be accepted.
Paper title, 350-words abstract and short biography (up to 150 words) are to be submitted to gsrc@nus.edu.sg
Deadline: November 3, 2023

Cultural Heritage Funding: New MEAP Grants Available (2023-24)

The Modern Endangered Archives Program (MEAP) is a UCLA Library granting program. We fund projects that document, digitize, and make accessible endangered archival materials from the 20th and 21st Centuries. Collections focus on history, society, culture, and politics, with an emphasis on social justice, human rights activism, cultural production, indigenous experiences, and under-documented communities. Materials may include print, photography, film, audio, ephemera, and digital objects.
Increased Grant Amounts for all documentation and digitization awards.Planning Grants can now budget up to $20,000 for organization and inventory work; Project Grants up to $70,000 for digitization and metadata creation.
New Grant Opportunity. Regional Grants should be used to create digital collections that include cultural heritage materials from three or more institutions, families, or archival repositories but related to one theme, community or historical event.
Join us in the essential work of ensuring access to cultural heritage and communal memory. 
All details available at https://meap.library.ucla.edu/applicants/how-to-apply
Preliminary Applications due November 13, 2023

Fung Global Fellows Program

During the 10-month academic year 2024-25, the program theme will be “Colonial Residues.” Colonialism is frequently evoked today as a root cause of global inequity or, in some jarring instances, nostalgic celebration. In both the “new” states and the “old” ones that reluctantly let them go, colonialism’s many impacts are ubiquitous—its traces often tangible and measurable, shaping political regimes and socioeconomic wellbeing while also determining whose stories are told and by whom; whose achievements are celebrated and how; and whose resources are used, removed, or polluted. Even when not immediately visible, colonial residues are arguably present, much like the microplastics that now pervade air, water, and earth.
For information on submission materials and to apply, please visit their website: https://funggfp.princeton.edu/applications,
Submission Deadline: November 15, 2023 (11:59 p.m. ET).

AIIS Fellowships

The American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) invites applications from scholars from all disciplines who wish to conduct their research in India. Junior fellowships are given to doctoral candidates at universities in the U.S. to conduct research for their dissertations in India for up to eleven months. Senior long-term (six to nine months) and short-term (four months or less) fellowships are available for scholars who hold the Ph.D. degree. Scholarly/Professional development fellowships are available to scholars and professionals who have not previously worked in India. Creative and Performing Arts fellowships are available to practitioners of the arts of India. Eligible applicants include 1) U.S. citizens; and 2) citizens of other countries who are students or faculty members at U.S. colleges and universities (this rule does not apply to U.S. citizens).
Applications can be downloaded from the web site www.indiastudies.org. For more information please contact the American Institute of Indian Studies  (773) 702-8638. Email: aiis@uchicago.edu. Web site: www.indiastudies.org

Application deadline: November 15, 2023.

Library Treasure Scholarships

The University of Hawaiʻi Library at Mānoa invites applications for the 2023-24 Library Treasures Scholarships. The scholarships promote the use of the Library’s collections, raise awareness about the educational values of our library’s unique holdings, and make use of the expertise of subject specialist librarians. Students in any discipline and at any level of study are invited to submit proposals of projects that involve the use of the UHM Library’s collections, and whose final outcome will result in the production of a research or creative piece.  One may compete individually or form a team. In the case of a team, the scholarship will be split evenly among the team members. Scholarship: $500 per proposal.
Proposal submission deadline: Friday, November 24, 2023 (by midnight). Notification to scholarship recipients: Friday, December 15, 2023. Further information here.

Robert H N Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies

Launched in 2014, the Program in Buddhist Studies, administered by the American Council of Learned Societies, promotes the academic study of Buddhism and the dissemination of knowledge of Buddhism through support for dissertations, research, and writing, and by assisting institutions to establish new, tenure-track teaching positions.  Annual symposia foster networks and knowledge sharing amongst scholars. More Information | Deadline: November 30, 2023

CAORC Multi – Country Research Fellowship

The Multi-Country Research Fellowship is now accepting applications! This fellowship enables US scholars to carry out trans-regional and comparative research in countries across the network of Overseas Research Centers (ORCs), as well as other countries. The Multi-Country Research Fellowship has been running since 1993 and supports advanced research in the humanities, social sciences, and allied natural sciences for US doctoral candidates, who are ‘all but dissertation,’ and scholars who have earned their PhD or terminal degree. Scholars must carry out research in two or more countries outside the US, at least one of which must host a participating ORC. Applicants are eligible to apply as individuals or as teams and independent scholars are also eligble to apply. Twelve awards of $12,600 will be granted. 
Each year the highest ranking Multi-Country Fellowship applicant will receive an additional $1,000 toward travel expenses through the Mary Ellen Lane Multi-Country Travel Award. The award is named after CAORC’s founding director, Dr. Mary Ellen Lane. 

Minority scholars and scholars from Minority-Serving Institutions are encouraged to apply.
Deadline: December 6, 2023 | Apply here. | Questionsfellowships@caorc.org

Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellowship

APARC invites applications for our 2024-25 Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellowship. We welcome submissions from candidates studying evidence-based health or healthcare policy of high relevance to low- and middle-income countries in the Asia-Pacific region. Applications are due by December 1, 2023Deadline: December 31 | More infohttps://tinyurl.com/yukay7cj

AIIS Summer 2024 and Academic Year 2024-2025 Language Programs 

The American Institute of Indian Studies welcomes applications for its summer 2024 and academic year 2024-2025 language programs. Programs to be offered include Hindi (Jaipur), Bengali (Kolkata), Punjabi (Chandigarh), Tamil (Madurai); Marathi (Pune), Urdu (Lucknow), Telugu (Hyderabad), Gujarati (Ahmedabad), Kannada (Mysore), Malayalam (Thiruvananthapuram), Mughal Persian (Lucknow), Sanskrit (Pune) and Pali/Prakrit (Pune). We will offer other Indian languages upon request.
For more information: https://www.indiastudies.org/language-programs/
Application Deadline: January 31, 2024. Applications can be downloaded from the AIIS web site atwww.indiastudies.org. For more information: https://www.indiastudies.org/language-programs/  Email: aiis@uchicago.edu.

Stanford Next Asia Policy Lab (SNAPL) Fellowships

Stanford Next Asia Policy Lab is offering one or two postdoctoral fellowships (two years in length) to begin in fall quarter 2024. Applications for these fellowships are due by December 1, 2023.

The Lab is also offering two visiting scholar positions to researchers from Asia. Applications for these positions close on March 1, 2024More Information

Asian Development Bank Visiting Fellow Program

Our Visiting Fellow Program allows researchers and academics to share their ongoing or recently completed economic research at ADB headquarters in Manila. Women and applicants from ADB developing member countries are encouraged to apply. ROLLING DEADLINE. Learn more about the program: https://ow.ly/282A50Pymkt


[Online] TODAY Global South Arts Health Week (GSAHW)
Creative Nepal team members will also be presenting at the closing ceremony on Sat 30th Sept, from 11.55am (Cairo time) (11:55pm September 29, HST) Dr. Ranjita Dhita will presenting with Safal Kunwar and Kate Luxion “Creative participatory public health alcohol research in Nepal”Safal Kunwar and Stephanie Chang will show their film “Promoting mental health through creative practice in Nepal” Please see info below and click here for programme schedule and speakers

[In Person] 18th Annual Celebration: Mahatma Gandhi Day and International Day of Nonviolence

Events include: Spiritual invocation, chanting, meditation, cultural dance and keynote speaker Professor Prasad Gollanapalli. This event is Free and everyone is welcome.
When: Sunday, October 1 from 0am – 12 noon. | Where: At the Gandhi statue at Kapiolani Park, beachside of the Honolulu Zoo.

[Online] South Asia in Translation: Geography, Memory, and Textuality

A Collaboration between the Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute, Harvard University & National Translation Mission, CIIL, Mysore In this conference, we aim to study South Asia through these themes of translation, geography, and memory and place translation within the framework of the geographical settings in which knowledge and power were transacted. We will attempt to unravel the intertwined narratives of land, conquest, memory, and translation as found in the textual traditions of the subcontinentThis conference will also contribute to an understanding of translation as a key tool in studying the evolving geographies and ecologies of South Asia.Thursday, October 5, 2023;  2:00pm – 5:00pm EST
Friday, October 6, 2023; 9:30am – 4:30pm EST

Registration RequiredRegister for Zoom
For more information and list of events:

Pushpa Palanchoke Residency, October 31-November 1, 2023

The Center for South Asian Studies is pleased to host Pushpa Palanchoke from October 30-November 1, 2023 at the UH Mānoa campus.Pushpa Palanchoke is a charismatic vocalist and ethnomusicologist from Nepal who exhibits a dedication to community work, scholarship, history and revival. She grew up in a home in which music was part of a spiritual practice. In addition to her strong musicianship as a singer, Pushpa runs a community program called Folk Lok, where she creates collaborative modules which breathe new life into community music traditions. An applied ethnomusicologist, she uses her work to educate, support, and uplift other women within indigenous and traditional music spaces. Very few women are in her field and she is a standout as an activist and artist. Grounded in social awareness and community empowerment, Pushpa stands out as an activist and artist in fields with very few women leaders. Pushpa is inspirational in her dedication to promoting women in indigenous music, her depth of knowledge about traditional music, the way she draws inspiration from personal experiences and culture to compose new music, and her strong work with youth through Folk Lok.
For more information visit our website.


Tuesday, October 31, 12-1:30pm at Center for Korean Studies Auditorium (Livestream on CSAS YouTube Channel) Presentation: Folk Lok & the Dāphā Music Tradition.
Tuesday October 31, 6-7pm: at Orvis Auditorium Performance: Bhavanas from the Hills.
WednesdayNovember 1, 12-1:30pm: Singers’ Workshop: Dāphā Music & its Musicality.  Sign up for details at csas@hawaii.edu

[Online] 18th Tasveer Film Festival

Tasveer Film Festival (also known as Tasveer South Asian Film Festival -TSAFF), in its 18th year, scheduled from October 12 to 22 in Seattle. This year’s TSAFF is extra special as it attained the status of the only Oscar-qualifying South Asian film festival in the world.We would love to share some of these groundbreaking films from South Asia and its diaspora through our Virtual Film Fest, scheduled from Oct 16 to 22.Students and members receive discounted passes for our Film Festival. Check our Virtual Fest Pass and student discounts.
*Become a Tasveer Member and get an additional 25% off your pass price! Click here to Become a Tasveer Member


Positions open until filled unless otherwise noted.

Director of the India Center, University of Central Florida University of Central Florida is advertising for the position of Director of the India Center. More Information is available here.
Application review begins TODAY: Sept 29, 2023.

College of letters and science, University of Wisconsin- Madison The University of Wisconsin-Madison is advertising for the full-time position of Asst. Professor of Southeast Asian Studies and Social Justice.More information can be found here:  Job number 282866-fa: https://tinyurl.com/mufsjffc
Deadline: October 1, 2023 

Assistant Professorship in Islamicate South Asia, University of Chicago University of Chicago’s South Asian Languages and Civilizations department is advertising an Assistant Professorship in Islamicate South Asia. Details are available here: https://apply.interfolio.com/129027
Deadline: October 25, 2023

Professor in Hindi, University of Washington The Department of Asian Languages & Literature at the University of Washington seeks to appoint a full-time Assistant Teaching Professor in Hindi. More information can be found here:
Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/130043
UW: https://ap.washington.edu/ahr/position-details/?job_id=121417
Priority Given to applications received before November 1.

Assistance for Maui

 Our hearts go out to everyone affected by the fires on Maui.
The banyan tree in the background of the image above was a gift shipped from India 150 years ago, and is located in central Lahaina town. It still stands after the fires. 

Here are some verified ways to donate to relief funds:Hawaii Community Foundation MAUI STRONG FUND: https://www.hawaiicommunityfoundation.org/maui-strongHawaii Salvation Army: https://hawaii.salvationarmy.org/Kakoo Maui Fund: https://www.memberplanet.com/campaign/cnhamembers/kakoomauiAloha United Way: https://www.auw.org/Maui Mutual Aid: bit.ly/mauimutualaide      Maui Food Bank: https://mauifoodbank.org/

UH Foundation Urgent Student Relief: https://giving.uhfoundation.org/funds/12949504?appealCode=24AG6

UH Foundation Urgent Faculty & Staff Relief: https://giving.uhfoundation.org/funds/13035204?appealCode=24AG7Nearest Foodland:  https://foodland.com/store-locations/Hawaii Restaurant Association (assisting with evacuees on Ohau):https://hawaiirestaurant.org/

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