[Nwsanet] NWSA Net Bulletin 11.13.2007
antaara at u.washington.edu
Tue Nov 13 14:29:31 PST 2007
1. Pakistan's New Crisis . November 13. 7:00-9:00 PM. 102 Johnson Hall.
Speaker: Ethan Casey, Nasar Aziz, Keith Snodgrass, Cabeiri Robinson and Asad Faizi. Pervez Musharraf's November 3rd suspension of Pakistan's constitution and sacking of Supreme Court justices threw Pakistani politics into turmoil. What is likely to happen in the immediate future in Pakistan? What actions might the US take to influence events? Join the speakers in a roundtable discussion of these and other issues. Cosponsored by the South Asia Center, the Pakistan Association of Greater Seattle, UW Pakistan Students' Association, and Pakcast.com. For more information, please call 206-543-4800, or email sascuw at u.washington.edu.
2. Life Brown Bag Event: Wednesday, November 14, 11:30 -12:30. Miller 423 A
Building a learning community for Himalayan Sustainability. Presentatio and Documentary.
The Mountain Project is a research, outreach, and educational project to help foster and study environmental education and sustainable living in the Himalayas through technology-supported village-to-village communication and ecosystems-based educational activities in local schools and community centers. This presentation, including a documentary made by the children in these villages, will portray part of the ongoing journey that the adults and children undertook in this dialogue. http://www.dolcelab.org/mountain
3. Forum for Urban Studies in Asia presents a talk by Dr. Vikramaditya Prakash, Professor, Architecture
Friday November 16, 3:30 pm. Gould 208 J.
A talk on India's cities and urbanism, by Professor of Architecture Vikramaditya Prakash.
Join Dr. Vikramaditya Prakash, Professor of Architecture, UW, as he talks about the explosive growth of South Asian cities in his talk :
"Harnessing Growth: Towards Graphing the Future of India's Cities".
There will be a small reception after the event.
This talk is under the aegis of the Simpson Center Research Cluster "Forum for Urban Studies in Asia".
For more details see http://depts.washington.edu/uwch/projects_saurban0708.htm
4. Friday-Saturday, November 16-17, Book Sale!
11 AM - 4 PM each day, Thomson Hall 317, UW Campus http://www.washington.edu/home/maps/northcentral.html?THO
The South and Southeast Asia Centers are joining forces for a book sale on November 16-17 to help raise funds for our programs. If you've enjoyed South and Southeast Asia Center receptions or other social events hosted by the Centers, please bring your friends and support this sale, and consider making a contribution of books, artifacts, baked goods (delivered on the day of the sale) or your volunteer time to help us make this event a success. Bags or boxes of books should be labeled "South Asia Book Sale" and dropped off here at the Center prior to Thursday, November 15.
We already have almost 1000 books gathered--some are rare or out of print. Some are considered classics in South and Southeast Asian studies. So please stop by and bring a friend (or two), and help us to make this the most successful book sale to date.
5. Pakistan Student Association presents Ghazal and Qawwal Night. Sunday, November 18, Kane 130. 7:30 pm.
Pakistan Student Association, University of Washington, presents Mahfil-e-Sama and Ghazals by Amjad Sabri.
Tickets: Students $15, Regular $25, Special $35.
1. India Association of Western Washington Fellowships
For the Study of South Asia
for 2008-2009 academic year
The South Asia Center is pleased to announce the sixth annual competition for the awarding of the India Association of Western Washington Scholarships.
This competition is open to all University of Washington students who are South Asia majors or who have demonstrated an interest in South Asia as defined below.
Two awards will be made, each in the amount of $1000, for support of the awardee's studies during the 2008-2009 academic year. For more information visit http://jsis.washington.edu/soasia/IAWWSchol.shtml
2. Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship:
Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS) available for the study of Hindi, Urdu, and Bengali. These fellowships are awarded by the United States Department of Education under the Title VI Program for International Studies. The South Asia Center of the Jackson School of International Studies will be offering these fellowships.FLAS Summer awards pay tuition up to $4,000, plus a $2,500 stipend. Graduate appointee health insurance is paid out of the tuition amount. Travel money up to $1,000 is usually available, but is not guaranteed.
Academic year awards grant tuition up to $12,000, plus a $15,000 stipend. Graduate appointee health insurance is paid out of the tuition amount.
For more information visit http://jsis.washington.edu/advise/catalog/flasapp.html
3. The American Institute of Indian Studies welcomes applications for its Summer 2008 and academic year 2008-2009 language programs in India.
Programs to be offered include Hindi (Jaipur), Bengali (Kolkata), Tamil (Madurai); Marathi (Pune), Urdu (Lucknow), Punjabi (Chandigarh), Telugu (Vizag), Malayalam (Trivendrum) and for the summer only Sanskrit (Pune) and Pali/Prakrit (Pune).
We will offer other Indian languages upon request. All academic year applicants should have the equivalent of two years of prior language study. For regular summer Hindi and Sanskrit, we require the equivalent of two years of prior study; for summer Bengali, second-year Hindi and Tamil we require the equivalent of one year of prior study. For summer Urdu we require the equivalent of one year of either Hindi or Urdu. We can offer courses at all levels, including beginning, in other Indian languages for the summer.
The second-year summer Hindi program will be geared to both undergraduates and graduates, and will be appropriate for students who may not necessarily be interested in an academic career.
The regular summer and academic year programs, however, are geared towards graduate students, although very highly motivated undergraduates are also welcome. The regular language programs are also designed for students who are committed to an academic career. Summer students should apply for FLAS (graduate students). Funding for summer Bengali, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu may be available through the U.S. State Department's CLS Program (see www.caorc.org). AIIS has some funding available to assist students who can't get their own funding. Academic year students are eligible to apply for an AIIS fellowship which would cover all expenses for the program.
Application Deadline: January 31, 2008.
Applications are available at the AIIS office, Foster 412, 1130 E. 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637. Phone: 773-702-8638.
Email: aiis at uchicago.edu. Applications can also be downloaded from the AIIS web site at http://www.indiastudies.org.
4. American Institute of Pakistant Studies Fellowships 2008-2009
Fellowships are now available.
Application deadline on February 1, 2008.Applications are invited for research fellowships at the pre- or post-doctoral level for projects lasting two to nine months. Awards will include international travel expenses and stipends (subject to availability of funds). The amount of the stipends will be comparable to Fulbright Awards and will be determined by the Fellowships Committee based on availability of funds and current rates as defined by the U S State Department. (Total fellowship support can range from $3000 to $25,000). Funds may be used for research on materials relating to the history and culture of Pakistan in any country EXCEPT Pakistan and the US.
See http://www.pakistanstudies-aips.org/English/fellowships.htm for more details.
1. Lehman College, CUNY
Lehman College is pleased to announce a tenure-track appointment in Asian history (including South and East Asia) at the rank of assistant
or associate professor for the academic year commencing September 2008.
Candidates must possess a PhD by the appointment date, present strong evidence of scholarly potential, and demonstrate a commitment to
teaching undergraduate and MA-level courses. Salary offers will be
commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should submit by
December 10 a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a description of their
research accomplishments and goals, a description of teaching
philosophy, and three letters of reference to: Professor Timothy Alborn,
Chair, History Department, Lehman College, 250 Bedford Park Boulevard
West, Bronx, NY 10468. Review of applications will continue until the
position is filled. Lehman College is an EEO/AA/Immigration Reform and
Control Act/Americans with Disabilities Act Employer.
2. Stanford University - Sociocultural Anthropology
The Department of Anthropology at Stanford University invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track faculty appointment in sociocultural anthropology. The appointment is open as to rank. Applicants with a broad range of interests will be considered, but preference will be given to applicants with strength in the geographical area of South Asia. The term of appointment will begin on September 1, 2008.
Stanford University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. We actively encourage applications from women and minorities. The deadline for applications is December 7, 2007, but we strongly urge candidates to apply before November 9, 2007, so they can be screened for possible interviews at the AAA Meetings in Washington, DC, November 28 - December 2, 2007. Send vita, letter describing qualifications and interests, and one example of written work to Professor James Ferguson, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, Building 50, Main Quad, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-2034. Assistant Professor candidates should also submit the names of three referees.
Visiting Scholar Announcement
Short Term Visiting Scholars for 2008 to UW Invited to Apply. Details at http://jsis.washington.edu/soasia/employ.shtml
1. Study Abroad Program :
South Asia Program & Program on the Environment is sponsoring a study abroad program: Ecology & Society in the Indian Himalayas in Spring, 2008.
This program was inaugurated in Autumn 2006 with 18 students traveling to the state of Uttaranchal in North India, to learn about development, sustainability, forest ecology and local culture.
Initial application for preferred review is November 9, 2007. Final application deadline for the program is Dec. 15, 2007. The program website provides much more detail on what to expect in the student living environment as well as extensive information on all aspects of this study abroad program.
for more information see http://jsis.washington.edu/soasia/ecologyprogram/Nainitaldesc.html
2. New Perspectives in South Asian Research
The Fifth Annual South Asia Graduate Student Conference
The University of Chicago
The fifth annual South Asia Graduate Student Conference at the University of Chicago will be held on April 11th and
The aim of this conference is to encourage discussion regarding the current state and future trajectories of South
Asian studies, particularly in the wake of interventions made by the Subaltern Studies group. To this end, the diverse
range of concepts and themes that are being investigated by current South Asianist graduate students in both the
Humanities and the Social Sciences suggest some broader questions.
Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes in length. Please
send abstracts and/or proposals of no longer than 250 words
to Dwaipayan Sen (sen at uchicago.edu) by November 15th, 2007.
Please include the following details: department, university, and status in respective doctoral programs. Students will be notified regarding the outcome of their applications by
February 1st, 2008.
3. Diaspora Reporting:
The Hindustan Times has asked Priyanka Joshi- local Indian-American journalist- to send them a story on the diaspora each month. Priyanka is inviting people to pitch her stories about their accomplishments, their lives in Seattle, issues that matter to their families, humor, art, culture, food, and social sciences. Topical issues will be given priority.
Pls contact her at: quantumjourno at gmail.com or through her Seattle PI blog: Monsoon Masala @ http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/monsoonmasala/
The South Asia Center Bulletin is published by the South Asia Center, Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington.
For more information please write to sascuw at u.washington.edu or Keith Snodgrass at snodgras at u.washington.edu
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