Thursday, June 29, 2017

National Seminar on Problematizing Sexuality and Violence: Deconstructing Institutions, Norms and Narratives in India-University of Delhi, 23-24th August, 2017

Organized by
UGC-SAP, Department of Political Science
Research Network on
Feminist Engagements with Law and the State (FELS)
University of Delhi, Delhi

Call for Papers
Research Network on Feminist Engagements with Law and the State is an innovative enterprise of the Department of Political Science, University of Delhi, wherein we seek to involve versatile inter-disciplinary feminist approaches. Under the aegis of the Network, we successfully held a Workshop on ‘Feminist Engagements with Law and the State’ on 29th March, 2017 dealing with issues like, bodies and rights, sexual violence and sexual harassment, and ‘honour’ crimes. The workshop was also important for identifying themes requiring focus, suitable methodologies to adopt and mechanisms to bring academicians, activists and survivors in the country and abroad to a common platform of deliberation and discussions. This National Seminar is the second in line which would deal with issues like, sexual desires, fantasies and expression, violence against sexual minorities and marginalised men. 

This Seminar is planned under the CAS/SAP theme of Democracy, Norms and Institutions. therefore, the interlinking between the state (democratic),norms (laws and regulations) and institutions (especially, the institutions belonging to the Indian Legal System) with the themes and sub-themes would be an ideal way to author and present the papers. The rationale for choosing this theme is that in the last two decades, sexual and gender based violence have increased globally. One of the reasons behind this is insurrection of the  marginalised sections of society for a dignified life. Multiple narratives are challenging hegemony of heteronormativity internalized and implemented by the institutions of the state. These narratives are also questioning social and cultural norms prioritizing a binary and hierarchical notion of sexuality. Questioning and coming-out is suppressed through violence.

Here the laws are double-edged sword, used both for exploitation and empowerment. This seminar is an attempt to discover varied experiences of sexual/gender categories and to highlight that divisions are more contradictory, fragmented, shifting and ambivalent than the dominant public definitions of these categories suggest. There is an urgency to disrupt binary logic and its hierarchical oppositional constitutive force in addressing issues of sexuality. In this respect, to understand the role of legal system in India is crucial. Thus this seminar focuses on deconstructing institutions, norms and narratives to democratize sexuality and its experiences in India.

In this National Seminar, we intend to focus on the following themes and sub-themes:
1. Sexual Desires, Fantasies and Expression
a. Legal understanding of sexual desires, fantasies and expression
b. Sexual desires, fantasies and expression in heterosexual relationships
c. Sexual desires, fantasies and expression in non-heterosexual relationships
d. Sexual Desires, Fantasies and Expression in Art and Literature
2. Violence against Sexual Minorities
a. Sexual Violence
i. Sexual Violence by known persons
ii. Sexual Violence by State Agencies/Institutions
b. Physical Violence
c. Cultural Violence
d. Economic and Social Violence: Livelihood, skill development and social security
e. Legal Violence: Non-recognition of identity, relationship and property
entitlements and Coming out as a political act
3. Violence against Marginalised Men
a. Sexual Violence
i. Sexual Violence by known persons
ii. Sexual Violence by State Agencies/Institutions
b. Physical Violence
c. Cultural Violence: Food, dress, cinema, religious beliefs, lifestyle and others
d. Systemic Violence of exclusion and discrimination
e. Economic Violence
Any other issue not mentioned in the sub-themes, but connected with the main themes may also be considered.

Important Dates and information
● Last date for abstract submission: 5th July 2017
● Confirmation of selection of abstracts: 15th July 2017
● Full paper submission: 16th August 2017
● Seminar on: 23rd and 24th August 2017
● TA to paper presenters will be given as per UGC norms

Submission: Abstract, paper and any communication in this regard should be made in electronic form and should be sent to
Please click here for concept note (

Contact :
Department of Political Science
IInd Floor, Faculty of Social Sciences
University of Delhi
Delhi 110 007
Ph. No. +91-11-27666670

Senior and Junior Fellowships at Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg for Social Sciences & Humanities, Germany

Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg (Institute for Advanced Study), Delmenhorst, Germany - Senior and Junior Fellowships

Call For Applications:

The Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg (HWK) in Delmenhorst, Germany is an Institute for Advanced Study in the Northwest of Germany. It offers outstanding scholars the opportunity to focus on research without the distraction of everyday routines in academia, to interact with colleagues from other disciplines, and to benefit from the wide range of academic traditions represented at the institute. The HWK awards Fellowships to highly qualified scholars of all career levels, from postdoctoral researchers to senior scientists.

The HWK is pleased to announce its annual call for applications for senior and junior fellowships in the research areas BRAIN, EARTH, ENERGY and SOCIETY. Excellent researchers with a Ph.D. from all disciplines (not only social sciences and humanities) and from all parts of the world are welcome to apply; we also accept applications involving experimental and lab research.

Fellowship duration ranges from 3 - 10 months. 

Residence at HWK is obligatory. 

Financial conditions are to be negotiated on an individual basis.

Detailed information on fellowship terms and on the application procedure is available at:

Please download and read our guide on how to apply and financial conditions carefully and contact the head of your respective program, if you have further questions.

The deadline is July 15, 2017, late applications cannot be considered.

Contact Info:
Research Managers:
Dr. Dorothe Poggel +49 (0) 4221 9160-109

Dr. Doris Meyerdierks +49 (0) 4221 9160-104

Wolfgang Stenzel +49 (0) 4221 9160-103

Dr. Susanne Fuchs +49 (0) 4221 9160-123

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Academic International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities - University of Oxford, - 2017

Conference Dates 17th-19th August 2017   

Research and discussion on key interdisciplinary social science issues affecting work and employment relations, psychology, sociology, anthropology, linguistics and literature, information sciences, religious studies, culture, law and international relations are encouraged in this conference. 

 We also highly encourage doctorate (PhD) and postgraduate students to present their research proposal or literature review or findings or issues in this conference with a very special registration fees. Case studies, abstracts of research in progress, as well as full research papers will be considered for the conference program for presentation purposes.

Conference Topics 

AICSSH encourage submissions within Social Sciences studies and Humanities and across a variety of related disciplines and fields. Papers may address, but are not restricted to, the main theme from any of the following sub-themes. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable.


Culture, Health and Illness
Medical, physical and psychological Anthropology
Women and Health: Anthropological and International Perspectives
Economics of Health care
Special need children and their families
Health Psychology
Sociology of Health care systems
Organisational anthropology
Human Rights: Anthropological perspectives
Anthropology of social movements
Urban anthropology Work and Employment Relations

Gender relations in comparative perspective

Race, Ethnicity and Nation: Anthropological Approaches to Collective Identity
Modern workplace and employment relationships
Employment and wages in the global economy
Culture, resources and power
Labour relations and labour market policy
Migrant labour and HRM strategies
Social partnership, HRM and employment
Workforce diversity, equality and intersectionality
Temporary work, mobility and crisis of worker representation (trade unions)
Transnational mobility and temporary staffing agencies
Migrant women’s empowerment
Relationship between paid and unpaid work
Informal economies Religious Studies

Contemporary religion and society
Ethnicity, race and religion
Islamic studies
Contemporary Judaism
Asian religions and traditions
Indigenous religions
Inter-religious relations Law and International Relations

Culture, Religion and World Politics

International Labour Law
International Human Rights Law
Environment and Climate Change Law
Public and Private International LawPsychology

Cognitive Psychology
Brain and Behaviour
Industrial and organizational psychology
Social, Community and Cross-cultural Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Experimental Psychology
Social Psychology of Health
Business/Occupational Psychology Sociology

Crime and Socio-legal Studies
Social stratification
Political sociology
Urban, Rural and Industrial Sociology
Stratification, work and labour markets
Sociology of the family, childhood and gender
Social stratification, social mobility and social class
Race and ethnicity
Childhood development and schooling
Immigration and ethnicity
Social Policy, Social Work and Social legislation Language, Linguistics and Literature

Relationship between linguistic and literary studies
Dialect and literature
Literature, Religion and Art
Bilingualism, Grammar and Word use
Phonetics and Phonology
Film and visual culture and linguistics Information Sciences

Theories of information

Information behavior
Informal information seeking serendipitous information and browsing
Information systems and their use in creativity and innovation
Information resources and technology
Human information behavior
Comics Studies, library and informational science
Historic development and adoption of Open Access publishing

The deadline for proposals is 17th July 2017 by which all interested participants are required to submit a provisional title, a short abstract (300-500 words) and an indication of your willingness to participate in the conference.

 Important Dates 
Conference Title :AICSSH 2017 Oxford
Conference Date :17th-19th August 2017
Abstract Submission :By 17th July 2017Notification of Acceptance :Within two weeks
Early Bird Registration :By 24th July 2017
FULL Paper Submission :By 31st July 2017
Late Registration :By 31st July 2017

For More Details: 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

6th Derrida Today Conference - Concordia University, Montreal, Canada May 23-26th 2018.

Call for Papers:

The Derrida Today Conference will focus on the ongoing value of either Derrida’s work, or deconstruction, to the political-ethical, cultural, artistic and public debates and philosophical futures that confront us.The conference will be broadly interdisciplinary and invites contributions from a range of academic, disciplinary and cultural contexts. We will accept papers and panel proposals in English or French on any aspect of Derrida’s work, or deconstruction, in relation to various topics and contemporary issues, such as: philosophy, phenomenology and other theoretical/philosophical thinkers, literature, psychoanalysis, architecture and design, law, film and visual studies, haptic technologies, photography, art, music, dance, embodiment, feminism, race and whiteness studies, politics, ethics, sociology, cultural studies, queer theory, sexuality, education, science (physics, biology, medicine, chemistry), IT and multimedia, the environment, technology, etc. We also accept papers that engage in the spirit of deconstructive thought (if not on Derrida or deconstruction itself). 

Venue: Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Date: Wednesday 23rd – Saturday 26th MAY 2018
Keynotes: *Tom Cohen (University at Albany, State University of New York, USA) *Drucilla Cornell (Rutgers University, USA) *Alexander Garcia-Düttman (Berlin University of the Arts, Germany) *Ginette Michaud (Université de Montréal, Canada) *Elizabeth Rottenberg (De Paul University, USA).
Conference Directors and Organisers: Matthias Fritsch (Concordia University, Montreal, Canada), Nicole Anderson (Editor, Derrida Today Journal; Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia), Stella Gaon (SaintMary’s University, Halifax, Canada). 

Individual Participants: submit two separate Word documents: 1) a 350 word abstract for a 20 minute paper, 2) a personal bio (no more than 200 words), with very importantly your affiliation and contact details (mailing address, email address, and phone). 

Panel Proposals: Panels will consist of 3 papers of 20 minutes delivery and 10 minutes discussion time each. Panel organizers should submit as separate Word documents, the following: 1) an overall panel proposal of 350 words 2) 3 individual abstracts of no more than 300 words for each paper, 3) personal bios and contact details of each member phone, email, affiliation, address

Due Date for Abstracts and Panel Proposals:  Extended upto 15 December 2017

Individual Abstracts & Panel Proposals should be sent as an attachment to: All enquiries about the conference, to this email address ONLY

The conference is based on the journal Derrida Today (Chief Editor: Nicole Anderson. The journal is published by Edinburgh University Press, ISSN: 1754-8500). 
EUP Website:

NB: Information about the Conference, Registration, Keynotes, etc., as well as the Journal, can be found at The 
Derrida Today Website: 

Monday, June 26, 2017

International Postgraduate Conference in Translation and Interpreting Heriot-Watt University 9-10 November 2017

Translation and Interpreting Technologies: a blessing or a curse?

New directions in Translation and Interpreting Studies
Centre for Translation and Interpreting Studies in Scotland

Call for Papers
Following the success of the 12th IPCITI Conference held at Dublin City University, HeriotWatt University is pleased to host the 13th IPCITI Conference, which will take place 9-10 November 2017. 
The IPCITI Conference is the result of a long-term collaboration between Dublin City University, Heriot-Watt University, the University of Edinburgh and the University of Manchester. IPCITI is designed to provide new researchers from all areas of Translation and Interpreting Studies with the opportunity to share their research with peers in a supportive and intellectually stimulating environment. It aims at promoting greater participation in Translation and Interpreting research by addressing salient issues in the field and hopes to foster a supportive environment in which researchers can exchange ideas on current themes and issues in the fields of Translation and Interpreting Studies.
Following up on last year’s theme, IPCITI 2017 will explore new directions in Translation and Interpreting Studies,but with a particular focus on translation and interpreting technologies and the ways these are shaping T&I practice, research and teaching.

Keynote speaker – Translation Technology:
Dr Ana Frankenberg-García (University of Surrey)

Keynote panel – Interpreting:
Prof Claudia Viviana Angelelli (Heriot-Watt University)
Prof Ursula Böser (Heriot-Watt University)
Prof Graham Turner (Heriot-Watt University)

Key dates:
Abstract submission deadline: Friday 14th July 2017
Notification of acceptance: Friday 8th September 2017
Registration deadlines and fees will be available shortly at

Abstract Submission:
Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the topics listed below:
  1.  Use of translation and interpreting technologies
  2.  Computer-aided translation and interpreting
  3.  Machine Translation and Post-Editing
  4. Technological advances in BSL Interpreting
  5. Subtitling
  6. Impact of translation technologies on the translation industry
  7. Impact of translation/interpreting technologies on translator/interpreter’s practice
  8. Use of translation and interpreting technologies in education
  9. New challenges in research and new methodological approaches
We particularly welcome papers which address the topics listed above, but submission of
abstracts from other areas of Translation and Interpreting Studies is encouraged, too.
IPCITI 2017 welcomes abstracts for paper and poster presentations.
Papers are allotted a 20-minute slot to be followed by a 10-minute QA and Feedback session
(30 minutes per presenter). Abstracts should be submitted in English and should not exceed
300 words.

Abstracts should include:
The presenter’s name
The presenter’s affiliation, academic status and current year of study
Title of the paper to be presented
Three keywords that best encapsulate the content of the paper to be presented
A brief description of the state of the art
An indication of the theoretical framework and/or research methodology employed
or to be employed
A summary of outcomes or pursued outcomes
A list of references
Please note that the presenter’s details, the title, keywords and bibliographical references
are not included in the word count.
Abstracts should be attached as a Word file and sent to

Info and contact details:
Further information about abstract submission should be directed
Enquiries concerning the conference should be directed to:
Information about Heriot-Watt University can be found at:
General information about Edinburgh can be found at:
Further information concerning accommodation and directions to the conference venue will be available shortly on our website (  

Sunday, June 25, 2017

International Seminar on The First World War: The Indian Context -St Aloysius College (Autonomous) Mangalore, India 5th-6th January 2018

Department of History
St Aloysius College (Autonomous)
Mangalore- 575003, Karnataka, India

The St Aloysius College plans to organize an international seminar on the theme The First World War: the Indian Context The College invites scholars in Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and in related fields to participate in the Seminar.

The Theme and the Context
It is 100 years since the First World War took place. As all of us know, though the Great War was the result of complex political developments of Europe, it had large influence on Indian society, economy and political life. It was mainly due to the fact that India was a colony of the British. The British too wanted the cooperation of Indians. Mahatma Gandhi who had returned to India after his African sojourn during the war had encouraged Indians to join the British forces.

Indians had immensely contributed to the British war efforts in the form of men and ammunitions as well as financial resources. The Princely states in India were often compulsorily made to contribute to the war efforts. Leaders of numerous communities and groups in India were made to lead the fund raising programmes such as collection of clothes and other materials which were sent to the war front.

Politically, India made a few gains after the war came to an end such as the Act of 1919, which gave a few concessions to the Indians in their long and bumpy road to self-determination.

The Department of History of St. Aloysius College Mangalore intends to study and document the entire history, literature and the accompanying trauma Indians faced during the war. A large amount of literature must be available on the topic as well as those times which must be lying unattended by the scholars in various libraries and archives and even in contemporary newspapers and journals. 

We propose to hold an international seminar on the subject involving scholars from Europe, USA and India. We will be making all efforts to publish the papers presented in the seminar after due review by reputed publishing house.

We request the academic community and Research Scholars to go through such a literature (it may be even in the form of books, folk literature, songs and so on.) and make a study and present them in the seminar.

Scholars from the following Universities will be delivering special lectures:
State University of New York (SUNY) Cortland, USA
University of Namur, Belgium

Important information:
Those intending to present papers can contact the Chief Coordinator at the earliest. They can also send their papers before 30th November 2017(along with an abstract). The contact details are given below.

International and invited scholars will be offered an honorarium. 

A detailed brochure with sub-themes would be sent to those who are participating and presenting the papers. It will be our pleasure to welcome you at St Aloysius College (Autonomous) campus at Mangalore on 5th -6th January 2018.

For further details, kindly contact: 

Chief Coordinator-

Dr Vishanz Pinto,
Dean, Faculty of Arts,
St Aloysius College (Autonomous), Mangalore-575003,
Karnataka, India
Phone: + 91 9480289560
Contact Email:

CFP: "Social Movements and Resistance", Critiquing Culture Conference- George Mason University-October 7th 2017

Event: Saturday, October 7th 2017 at George Mason University
Submission Deadline: July 1, 2017

Event and Theme:

The Cultural Studies Student Organizing Committee (SOC) at George Mason University invites paper proposals for our 11t​ h annual Cultural Studies Graduate Student Conference. 

The theme of this year’s conference of “Social Movements and Resistance” reflects the particularly potent political moment in which we are currently situated. To that end, we strongly encourage submissions that address, critique, or otherwise analyze contemporary and historical developments of, and responses to, activism and political uncertainty.

This year’s conference will feature a plenary panel addressing contemporary sites of social justice and activism, with details and a final list of speakers to be released closer to the event date. 

The Cultural Studies Program and Conference: 
The Cultural Studies program at George Mason University is committed to the analysis and critique of culture. Cultural Studies examines cultural objects as products of the wider social, historical, economic and political conditions. Thus its interests lay both in understanding processes of cultural production as well as discovering the effects of culture at sites of reception. In particular, Cultural Studies focuses on power relations and inequalities, which shape the horizon of possibilities for any cultural object at hand, be it a political discourse, an economic model, or a mass cultural product. Towards this project, we recognize the value of a range of critical approaches including Marxist political economy, poststructuralism, feminism, critical theory and postcolonial studies. While the objects of Cultural Studies vary widely, the field aims at political relevance and efficacy.

In an attempt to broaden the community of scholars working in precisely this interdisciplinary vein, the Cultural Studies Student Organizing Committee at GMU invites graduate students to submit research papers for a conference specifically oriented toward the examination of cultural objects, through a variety of critical lenses. 

We encourage the submission of papers related to the following broad themes:
  • Political Economy
  • Mass & Popular Culture
  • Gender & Sexuality
  • Race & Ethnicity
  • Visual Culture 

Abstracts of no more than 300 words and a current CV should be sent to by July 1st, 2017. 
Please include presentation title, presenter's name, institutional affiliation, contact information, 
A/V requests, and any special needs required in the email. 
Abstracts should be sent as .doc or .rtf file attachments. 

Contact Info: 
Kayla Keener
Natasha Sharma

Saturday, June 24, 2017

CFP- Second NA’AMAT USA Research Fellowship in Honor of Elizabeth J. Raider.

Call For Proposals:

NA’AMAT USA is pleased to invite proposals for the Second NA’AMAT USA Research Fellowship in Honor of Elizabeth J. Raider. A lifelong member of NA’AMAT USA, Ms. Raider is the organization’s immediate past national president. The fellowship was inaugurated in 2015-16 and previously awarded to Dr. Pnina Lahav (Boston University) for her work on “The Political Leadership of Golda Meir: Pioneer Women and the Campaign for Jewish Statehood.”


The 2017-18 theme of the fellowship program is “Jewish Women’s Contributions to Israeli Society.Scholars from all academic disciplines working on Jewish women’s activism, critical engagement, and/or leadership in varied arenas including art, medicine, culture, history, education, politics, etc. are encouraged to apply. 
The fellowship carries an honorarium of $2500.

Applicants must propose a serious research plan that will result in one of the following: 
(a) chapter and/or substantial part of a Master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation,            or 
(b) a scholarly study of publishable quality. 

The fellowship recipient must commit to delivering one public lecture based on his/her research, submit a completed draft of his/her scholarly study, and provide a version of his/her work to be adapted for a popular audience and published on the NA’AMAT USA website and/or in the magazine NA’AMAT Woman.

How to Apply

To apply, submit a cover letter with a research plan, a current CV, and two letters of support, preferably from academic colleagues. In the case of graduate and doctoral students, one of the two letters must be from the thesis/dissertation advisor. Preference will be given to applicants who are ABD and early career scholars.

The fellowship committee members are Dr. Karla Goldman (University of Michigan), Dr. Daniel Greene (Northwestern University), Dr. Shirley Idelson (Independent Scholar), Dr. Laura Levitt (Temple University), and Dr. Mark A. Raider (University of Cincinnati). The deadline for applications is July 31, 2017. An announcement about the award will be made in August 2017. All application materials should be sent electronically in the pdf format to: Prof. Mark A. Raider (, NA’AMAT USA Research Fellowship Committee Chair, c/o History Department, University of Cincinnati.


 The Zionist women’s organization NA’AMAT USA, the sister movement of Na’amat Israel, is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for women, children, and families in Israel, the U.S., and around the world. Founded in 1925, NA’AMAT USA (originally named Pioneer Women) has a rich and storied history. Over the course many decades, it has been instrumental in helping to create, build, and sustain the State of Israel.


Contact Info: 
Prof. Mark A. Raider, History Department, University of Cincinnati
Contact Email:

Friday, June 23, 2017

International Conference(With Travel Grant) -Harnessing Digital Technologies to Advance the Study of the Non-Western World by Digital Humanities Asia-April 26-29, 2018 Stanford University

Call for Proposals: 
Over the past decade, a powerful new suite of spatial, textual, and social network analysis tools – broadly understood as the Digital Humanities – has begun to reshape the methods that we as Humanists and Social Scientists bring to bear on our questions, and indeed the very questions we ask. Looking out over the terrain of Digital Humanities (DH) initiatives, the vista is a marvelous and dynamically changing one. At Stanford University alone, one can point to award-winning programs such as the Mapping the Republic of Letters project, myriad initiatives based at the Stanford Literary Lab, the Kindred Britain project, and the ORBIS Geospatial Network Model of the Roman World, to cite only a handful of examples. When we extend our view across the United States and worldwide, the roster of DH initiatives becomes ever more compelling and exciting.

At the same time, an impartial view of Digital Humanities scholarship in the present day reveals a stark divide between “the West and the rest.” With notable exceptions, such as the Markus platform, CText, the China Biographical Database Project, the Digital Islamic Humanities Project, and others, far fewer large-scale DH initiatives have focused on Asia and the Non-Western world than on Western Europe and the Americas.

This divide runs very deep, and is not primarily a question of scholarly interest or orientation. The “Asia deficit” within Digital Humanities is in no small part the outcome of more entrenched divides within the platforms and digital tools that form the foundation of DH itself. Digital databases and text corpora – the “raw material” of text mining and computational text analysis – are far more abundant for English and other Latin alphabetic scripts than they are for Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Sanskrit, Hindi, Arabic, and other Non-Latin orthographies. This deficit, in turn, derives in large part from the widespread unavailability of Optical Character Recognition (OCR) platforms, text parsers, and tokenizers capable of handling and processing Non-Latin scripts – not in any way due to the paucity of primary source materials. As a result, when we look at DH in Western Europe and the Americas, we find a vibrant intellectual environment in which even college and university undergraduates – let alone more advanced researchers – can download off-the-shelf analytical platforms and data corpora, and venture into new and cutting-edge research questions; while, in the context of Asian Studies, we find an environment in which many of the most basic elements of DH research remain underdeveloped or non-existent.

The objective of this multi-day conference is to advance a new era in Non-Western Digital Humanities by bringing together leading and emerging scholars of East, South, Southeast, and Inner-Central Asia working in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, and Engineering.

With support from the American Council of Learned Societies, the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange, and multiple departments, centers, and divisions at Stanford University, the conference will focus on four (4) areas of research that represent both the core of DH as a whole, as well as areas in which Asian Studies scholars have been underserved and under-resourced:
 (1) the Spatial Analysis of Asian Human Geographies, 
(2) Text Mining and Computational Analysis of Asian & Non-Latin Scripts,
(3) Network Analysis of Non-Western social formations, and 
(4) the development of Digital Humanities tools and platforms designed for the unique challenges of Asian Studies scholarship.
DHAsia is seeking paper proposals for its 2018 Summit Meeting focused on East, South, Southeast, and Inner/Central Asia.


The DHAsia 2018 conference will take place April 26-28, 2018 on the campus of Stanford University.

Scholars working on Asia, in all disciplines and time periods, are welcome to apply. We are particularly eager to identify early-career candidates, ranging from the advanced PhD level (post-comprehensive/oral examination) through Assistant Professor rank or equivalent. All ranks are eligible and encouraged to apply, however.

Confirmed Speakers during this 2018 DHAsia Summit Meeting include:

- A. Sean Pue, Michigan State University
- Anatoly Detwyler, Penn State University
- Elias Muhanna, Brown University
- Hilde De Weerdt, Leiden University
- Hoyt Long, University of Chicago
- Javier Cha, Leiden University
- Liu Chao-Lin, National Chengzhi University
- Matthew Thomas Miller, University of Maryland
- Michael Stanley-Baker, Max Planck
- Paul Vierthaler, Leiden University
- Ruth Mostern, University of Pittsburgh
- Tina Lu, Yale University


The deadline for applications is July 15, 2017.

 Materials should be submitted via email/attachments to Tom Mullaney ( with the subject header “DHASIA 2018 APPLICATION.” (This subject header is REQUIRED.)
Applications should include:
I. Cover letter summarizing field of study, research, and Digital Humanities experience
II. Title, 250-word Abstract of Proposed Conference Paper
III. CV (3-page)
IV. Two references including contact information (please do NOT request or provide letters of recommendation – but references may be contacted as part of application review process)


A limited number of travel stipends will be offered to help offset cost of travel to Stanford.

The Sahapedia - UNESCO Fellowships 2017

About the Fellowship

To provide enthusiasts, students and scholars an opportunity to engage with cultural heritage and follow their pursuit of the knowledge systems of India, Sahapedia is pleased to announce its Fellowship programme.

“Saha”, Sanskrit for “together with”, is an invitation to explore together the richness of our cultural landscapes. The Sahapedia – UNESCO Fellowship programme is an extension of this invitation to engage with the rich and diverse range of arts, heritages and cultures of India.

UNESCO’s Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage 2003 (referred to as UNESCO 2003 Convention hereafter), refers to “importance of the intangible cultural heritage as a mainspring of cultural diversity and a guarantee of sustainable development.” The Sahapedia - UNESCO Fellowships are a part of the efforts to raise -- at local, national, and international levels -- awareness of the importance of intangible heritage, and accessibility of the same to communities, groups and individuals. The content documented and curated as a part of this fellowship programme is expected to fulfill, in part, the aims and objectives of the UNESCO 2003 Convention.

Through this initiative, Fellows will be encouraged to carry out documentation and critical research in diverse areas of cultural knowledge, while interacting with and enhancing networks that contribute to the creation of the same. This research of the Fellows will be published on the Sahapedia web portal, contributing to the online resource.

The Fellowship programme offers two variants currently – the Sahapedia Project Fellowship and the Sahapedia Research Fellowship. This gives the applicant the option of participating either at the level of primary documentation or of the content curation process.


Sahapedia Project Fellow (SPF):
• The Project Fellow shall coordinate the contribution of different kinds of multimedia content revolving around a particular theme.
• The module to be created on the theme could be in the format of one core article, a couple of allied articles, an image gallery and/or video recording, interviews and quick facts, for instance. *
• The project taken up is expected to be fulfilled in the period of 12 weeks.

Sahapedia Research Fellow (SRF): 
• The Research Fellow position is meant for both academic engagement and primary field-work and documentation. The Research Fellow shall submit a minimum of three or four elements surrounding one or multiple topics.
• The deliverables for scholars and field-workers could involve, for instance, interviews with other scholars or practitioners, review of scholarship, interview discussing key issues of the topic, overview or introductory material or primary multimedia documentation on the topic. *
• Students and young researchers could potentially work on the documentation process (through field photos/videos, plans, sketches, and the like), transcription and translation of interviews, and/or compilation of quick facts (like filmographies, compositions, choreographies, etc.). *
• The tasks taken up are ideally to be completed in the period of 8 weeks.

A 400-word proposal has to be submitted during the time of application with details of the work the applicant aims to carry out and relevance of this work to Sahapedia, and a tentative list of deliverables specific to the assignment in question. Young scholars and researchers may enlist the guidance of teachers, professors or mentors, in this application, if required. The exact deliverables shall be discussed and fixed for each Fellow based on this proposal, on their being shortlisted.

*For pointers, find a list of links to different kinds of content on Sahapedia (Annexure – 1) and a note of ways to use the Representative List and Urgent Safeguarding List of the UNESCO 2003 Convention (Annexure – 2). We hope these will act as starting points for applicants to conceptualise their contribution to Sahapedia.


The Fellowship is available to post-doctoral scholars, doctoral candidates, post-graduates, and graduates (including those students due to graduate in the summer of 2017). It is expected that the area or domain being applied for by an applicant is their area of expertise, or that this area has been the focus of one of their pursuits. Fellows are free to work jobs or engage in professional or academic work, as long as they find sufficient time to finish the projects taken up as a part of the Sahapedia Fellowship.

The project taken up by the Fellow is expected to be completed in the time-frame of twelve weeks for the SPF and of eight weeks for the SRF.


The SPF shall be granted an award of Rs. 40,000 and the SRF an award of Rs. 15,000. Once the deliverables have been fixed for individual Fellows, a detailed plan is to be drafted for submission, including an expenditure plan. The first installment (20%) of the award will be paid after the approval of the plan. The subsequent installments shall be paid on completion of specific elements in the assignment plan.

Through this programme, Fellows shall receive an opportunity to work and conduct research in their area of interest, while receiving access to networks of scholars and professionals in the heritage sector. Their work will be made visible on the Sahapedia portal, making it accessible to wider audiences.

Application Guidelines
The following materials are to be submitted as a part of the application:
1. Resume or curriculum vitae;
2. A proposal of not more than 400 words; **
3. A writing sample (previously written essay).

Please find attached the terms and conditions, providing details of the contractual agreement (Annexure - 3), and a time-line of the process (Annexure -4) for your benefit.

**If the resources provided by Sahapedia are to be utilized for work already in progress, a note explaining this work with a brief description of how this will be developed into publishable material should be provided.

Application Closes on 15th July 2017.

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