[Nwsanet] NWSA Net Bulletin 11.19.2007
antaara at u.washington.edu
Mon Nov 19 14:28:22 PST 2007
1. Tuesday, 20 November 2007, 7:30pm-9:30pm Walker-Ames Room, Kane Hall, University of Washington campus
In a talk titled Why ABC?, Prof. Salomon's investigations into the origins of the "Arapacana alphabet" of ancient Gandhara and Central Asia have led him to investigate broader issues concerning the logic underlying the various alphabetic ordering systems of Asia, the Near East, and the European world. In this lecture, he will introduce his findings about the principles underlying alphabetic order in different languages and scripts, and will address, in the context of these general principles, the mystery of the order of the familiar "Latin" alphabet.
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. All academic year applicants should have the equivalent of two years of prior language study.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.
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. 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.
See http://www.pakistanstudies-aips.org/English/fellowships.htm for more details.
1. Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Washington
The Department of Anthropology at the University of Washington, whose faculty engages in teaching, research and service, invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Sociocultural Anthropology. The position is full time, tenure-track, and begins Fall 2008. We seek applicants in one of the following fields: new media, critical environmental studies; science and technology studies; race and genomics. We are especially interested in applicants with research interests in South Asia, Mainland Southeast Asia, or the Middle East. A PhD is required by time of starting the job.
The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University and the Department of Anthropology are committed to building and supporting a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourage applications from underrepresented minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. Therefore, academic experience interacting with and mentoring students of under-represented groups, facility with a variety of teaching methods and/or curricular perspectives, engagement with innovative research methodologies, and interest in developing and implementing interdisciplinary and multicultural curricula are strongly valued. The University of Washington, a recipient of the 2006 Alfred P. Sloan award for Faculty Career Flexibility, is also committed to supporting the work-life balance of its faculty.
Interested individuals should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names only (no letters) of three referees. We must receive these materials by December 1, 2007 (receiving these by November 15 will facilitate our scheduling of interviews at the AAA meetings). Address all materials to Chair, Sociocultural Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, Box 353100, University of Washington. Seattle, WA 98195. Emailed and faxed materials will not be accepted.
2. Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature: South Asian Cinema, University of Washington
The Cinema Studies Program and the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Washington invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in the area of South Asian Film, beginning in September 2008.
Applicants must complete the Ph.D. in Cinema Studies or a related field by date of appointment. Preferred candidates will demonstrate the capacity to offer survey courses in film history, theory and genre, as well as courses in the cultural and aesthetic histories of one or more South Asian cinema traditions. They will also demonstrate an interest in cross-cultural comparisons, as well as in teaching a large lecture class. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.
By November 1 please send a letter of application, a c.v., and three letters of recommendation to: Cynthia Steele, Chair, Department of Comparative Literature, Box 354338, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-4338. We will request writing samples from some applicants and will be interviewing at the MLA convention. Address any questions to Yuko Mera: ymera at u.washington.edu. The University of Washington is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
3. 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.
4. South Asia Program Coordinator, University of Michigan
https://umich.cp.aspdeploy.com/cp/seeker.html The job posting number is 13147. Contact Prof. William Glover wglover at umich.edu for more information.
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
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.
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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