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Oct 30, 2016
Job Opportunity – Assistant Professor of South Asian History

The Department of History in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in South Asian history. A PhD is required at the time of appointment, on August 1, 2017. The application deadline is December 15, 2016.

In addition to demonstrating a compelling and promising research profile, the historian selected for this position is expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate departmental courses, including those in the General Education curriculum, and to engage actively in efforts to enhance South Asian studies at USC.

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed, and background. The University particularly encourages women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available here.

Short-term Post-doctoral Grants for research in India

AIIS is pleased to announce the 2016 competition for short-term post-doctoral grants to be awarded in 2017-2018. The winter short-term competition of the American Institute of Indian Studies is open only to faculty members (including full year visiting appointments) and persons holding the Ph.D. who are receiving a salary on a regular basis from a member institution of the American Institute of Indian Studies.  It is one of the special perks of membership in the Institute.

Awards in rupees are contingent upon the extent of funding received by the Institute.  Short-term grant award periods range from 1 to 4 months and include maintenance stipend, research allowance, and international travel.  No dependent support or travel is possible under the short-term grants.  Awards are designed for support of research projects and will not be granted to applicants seeking travel funds for conference participation.

The deadline for applications is December 31.  Applicants use the regular application located on the website : 

Applications must be filled out in full to satisfy Selection Committee requirements. Application materials and recommendation letters must be submitted using the applications portal; paper applications are no longer accepted. A check or money order for $25.00, made payable to the American Institute of Indian Studies must be sent to AIIS to cover the processing fee.

Funds received by the Institute for support of its programs are granted by various agencies and are subject to unanticipated reductions.  All fellowship recipients must have received their certificate of affiliation with an Indian institution prior to commencing their fellowship. AIIS will obtain these certificates for fellows. We plan to notify all applicants about the Selection Committee’s decisions in the spring.  Fellowship funds will be available to complete the project during a 19-month period from June 1, 2017 to December 31, 2018.

Fellowships Available in Washington, D.C. in 2017

This fellowship supports scholars and analysts who wish to undertake research and writing on topics of relevance to contemporary US-Asia policy; in particular, proposals regarding key challenges in U.S.-Asia relations and possible responses and approaches to addressing those challenges.

The fellowship finances residencies for a period of three months in Washington, D.C. at the East-West Center in Washington. Residencies may begin as early as March 2017 and extend through September 2017.

Fellows will complete articles or a monograph and must give a seminar on their research topic. The fellowship includes a monthly stipend, round trip economy airfare to Washington, D.C., and reimbursement of any applicable visa fees.

The deadline for applications is January 2, 2017.

For detailed information and how to apply, please click here to visit  Visiting Fellowships web page.

Oct 3, 2016

The Center for South Asian Studies invites applications to bring scholars to UHM with an expertise in South Asian Studies or South Asia related topics as part of the Rama Watumull Collaborative Lecture Series. The award is aimed at supporting the interest in departments across the UHM campus in South Asia-related topics and perspectives. This year the center is exploring themes in South Asian literature, philosophy, and the arts. However, the call for proposals is open to all topics.

Our next committee meeting will be on the 17th of October, 2016  at which point we will consider the applications submitted till that point. If you are applying to bring a speaker this fall, contact the director Dr. Sai Bhatwadekar at

However, we will continue to accept applications after the deadline on a rolling basis to bring speakers in the Spring of 2016.

The Rama Watumull Collaborative Lecture Series awards will not exceed $1,500. This grant may be combined with other awards, if necessary.

The funds provided by the Center will cover reasonable costs of travel, lodging, and honorarium for invited speakers.  The responsibility for organizing and making arrangements for the visit and associated events, as well as for hosting the visiting scholar(s), will be that of the faculty/department receiving funds.


The invited speaker will:

–  Deliver a lecture on South Asia related research or material for a departmental colloquium series, and

–  Participate in a workshop with faculty and graduate students on the relationship between South Asia and/or South Asian Studies and the specific concerns of the discipline.

Departments and programs interested in making use of this opportunity should submit:

  1. the name of the prospective invitee
  2. a brief rationale for choosing the speaker and possibilities of co-sponsorship (include dates for the visit and topics proposed for the talk and workshop)
  3. a CV or other biographical information
  4. a budget.

We ask that you submit materials to Morsaline Mojid, CSAS Coordinator, via email ( by October 17, 2016.

Sep 28, 2016
IJBMC – Call for Paper

International Journal of Business Management and Commerce is an international peer-reviewed journal which accepts research articles, review papers, case studies, etc. in all fields of Business Management and Commerce. The core objective of IJBMC is to publish new knowledge and theories for the benefit of society from academics, researchers, professionals to industry practitioners. It also provides a venue for PhD scholars to submit on-going research and developments in these areas.

IJBMC publishes original papers, review papers, conceptual framework, analytical and simulation models, case studies, empirical research, technical notes, and book reviews. Special Issues devoted to important topics in Business Management and Commerce will occasionally be published.

The journal is published both in print and online versions. The journal publishes research papers in the fields of:

Business and Management:  business, management, human resource management, strategic management, e-business, services, information technology production & operations management, financial management and managerial economics, entrepreneurship development and so on. 

Banking and finance: economics, banking, accounting, commerce, human resources management, international business, finance, marketing, law, journalism and mass communication, corporate governance, cross-cultural studies, linguistics and so on. 

Social science and Humanities: Social Science, Humanities, Sociology, Social Welfare, Anthropology, Religious Studies, Public Administration, Psychology, Philosophy, hotel and tourism, development studies, population studies, international relations, Political Science, History, Education, Women Studies and so on. 

Send your manuscript to the editor at:

IJBMC is inviting papers for Vol. 1 No. 2 which is scheduled to be published on October 31, 2016.
Acceptance Notification will send within 5-7 days from the date of manuscript submission
 Last date of Submission October 05, 2016

ICAS 10 – Call for Proposals

ICAS 10 – Call for Proposals

The International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS) is the largest international gathering in the field of Asian Studies. ICAS attracts participants from over 60 countries to engage in global dialogues on Asia that transcend boundaries between academic disciplines and geographic areas. Since 1997, ICAS has brought more than 20,000 academics together at nine conventions.

Join us in Chiang Mai, famous for its rich cultural heritage; conveniently located within a five-hour flight from all major Asian cities and easily accessible from all other continents. Thailand offers visa-free entry for nationals from 52 countries.

ICAS 10 Chang Mai

ICAS 10 will be held at the Chiang Mai International Exhibition and Convention Centre (CMECC) from 20-23 July 2017. It will be organized by the Regional Center for Social Change and Sustainable Development (RSCD), with support from the Faculty of Social Sciences of Chiang Mai University (CMU), one of the best universities in Southeast Asia. 1250-2000 Asia specialists and representatives of civil society are expected to attend.

Call for Proposals – deadline: 10 October 2016

The submission deadline for proposals of Individual Abstracts, Panels, Roundtables, Book presentations and PhD Dissertation presentations is 10 October 2016.

Proposals for ICAS 10 may involve topics from all Asian Studies disciplines in the broadest possible sense. Proposals could range from (but are not limited to)Land grabbing issues in Southeast Asia to Urbanization in East Asia; fromPost-colonial Elites in Southeast Asia to Transnational Marriage; from Chinese poetry to Security Challenges in the Asia Pacific; from Nature Conservation toThe Impact of Christianity on East Asia; from The Influence of (New) Media on Society to ASEAN Trade and Investment; from Reassessing the Impact of the Cold War on Asia to Cross-border Education; and from the Politics of Heritageto Financial Regimes in Asia.
When submitting a proposal you will be asked to specify the region and theme of your proposal.

Please note that all abstracts and presentations should be in English. Submission of proposals can be made using ICAS 10 registration forms.

For more information visit online

Sep 20, 2016
Join us Honolulu Museum of Art to kick off a month of Japanese cinema

This monthlong spotlight on Japanese film brings the best of old and new. In honor of the Japanese filmmaking Honolulu Art Museum will be showcasing the Samurai Trilogy starring the inimitable Toshiro Mifune. Anime, a unique Japanese export, gets a spotlight with a Satoshi Kon Tribute . However individual tastes may differ, this month will showcase the worldwide appeal of Japanese cinema.

See More Japanese Movies from October 1-27, 2016 at Doris Duke Theater. For more Info Visit the Website .

                                                                                                        Samurai Triology ( Oct 7- 11)
              Our Little Sister ( Oct 16, 18, 20 , 11)
         Satoshi Kon Tribute ( 23- 27)

Sep 14, 2016
Graduate Certificate Program in South Asian Studies

The Graduate Certificate Program in South Asian Studies, offered by the Asian Studies Program, affords a structured way for graduate and professional students to gain cutting-edge knowledge of South Asia, augment their major field of study, and enhance future employment opportunities. With a wide variety of courses crosscutting many disciplines, students can tailor the certificate program to meet their academic and career goals. For further information, please see the Asian Studies Website.



Sep 7, 2016
Job Advertisement for Assistant Professor

The Asian Studies Program, School of Pacific and Asian Studies, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, seeks an Asianist to fill a 9-month, tenure-track, full-time assistant professorship (position number 0088773), to begin August 1, 2017, pending availability of funds. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The candidate must have a demonstrated expertise in South Asia or Japan/Okinawa, and the ability to teach interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate courses that cross area boundaries in Asia.

Duties and responsibilities include developing and teaching four Asian Studies courses per year, advising undergraduate and graduate students, maintaining an active agenda of scholarly research and publication; participating, as appropriate, in program-building and other service work for the University and academic community; and working collaboratively and collegially with diverse groups of students and faculty.

Minimum Qualifications: earned PhD (in hand at time of appointment) from a university of recognized standing in a humanities, social science or related interdisciplinary field with emphasis on South Asia or Japan/Okinawa. Research competence in a South Asian language or Japanese and evidence of active research agenda in Asia. Ability to develop and teach innovative inter-Asia courses at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Desirable Qualifications: we are particularly interested in candidates whose work addresses issues of concern in contemporary Asia, such as environmental issues, social and cultural movements, non-traditional security issues, or the arts.

Applications must be received no later than November 15, 2016. Electronic submission is preferred. Candidates for interviews will be notified by January 31, 2017.


To Apply Click Here



Aug 28, 2016
Workshop on Caste and Life Narratives

The Center for South Asian Studies (CSAS) is pleased to announce that a workshop on ‘Caste and Life Narrative’ is going to be held from Aug 31 to Sep 2, 2016. This is a special issue of Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly. The workshop not only includes twelve thought-provoking paper sessions on caste and narratives but also has open discussions.

Guest Editors

S. Shankar
Department of English, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, USA and

Charu Gupta
Department of History, University of Delhi, India

Program Schedule:

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Burns Hall, 1601 East-West Road, Room 4115

Thursday, September 1, 2016
Hawai‘i Imin Conference Center, 1777 East-West Road, Room 207

Friday, September 2, 2016
Center for Biographical Research, 1800 East-West Road, Room 325

CSAS is also proud to have the opportunity to co-organize the Thursday workshop. 

Download the Event Schedule

we look forward to your participation.

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