RJSEAS: Call for papers

RJSEAS Regional JournalThe Southeast Asian Studies Regional Exchange Program (SEASREP) Foundation has launched the inaugural issue of its Regional Journal of Southeast Asian Studies (RJSEAS), an online, open access, peer-reviewed journal in English that aims to feature the work of scholars in the humanities and social sciences in the region.

For the past 21 years, SEASREP has worked with and supported the development of many scholars in the region as Southeast Asian specialists. By offering this journal, SEASREP hopes to make a more tangible contribution to the body of work on Southeast Asia. The journal is published twice a year (January and July) and features:

  • Papers based on current and latest research (6,000 to 8,000 words per paper including footnotes and references);
  • Abstracts of dissertations (200-250 words per abstract);
  • Bibliographic essays or commentaries on research projects/works about a given theme, national or regional; and
  • Announcements of conferences or conference reports.

The theme for the July 2016 issue of RJSEAS is Plural Identities in Southeast Asia. The journal may be viewed and downloaded from http://www.rjseas.org/current

We ask you to encourage your postgraduate students to submit abstracts and journal articles based on their research and dissertations. Inquiries and submissions may be sent to editor@rjseas.org.

Thank you very much for your support. We look forward to receiving contributions from the faculty and students of your institution.

Maria Serena I. Diokno
Professor of History, University of the Philippines
Editor, RJSEAS
SEASREP Foundation

First study abroad to the Philippines by Leeward students


On May 15, 2016, seven UH students (4 from Leeward and 3 from UH Manoa – 2 of whom are Leeward graduates) went to the northern Philippines for a two-week study. There, they engaged in cultural, historical, and ecological activities as well as experienced the local lifestyle in lowland and highland Philippines.  Dr. Raymund Liongson was the faculty coordinator.

The Consuelo Foundation and Philippine Airlines provided support to reduce the cost of travel for the students.

For details, see this Report .

Grace Nono in Honolulu

Photo credits: Asia Society.

Folks, you should not miss Grace Nono!

She is a music performing artist, cultural activist, and music and shamanism scholar from Mindanao. For this once in a life-time event, Grace will sing and speak about decolonizing voice and reclaiming cultural relations.

Date: June 6, 2016, 7:00pm-8:30pm
Venue: Doris Duke Theater, Honolulu Museum of Arts

(Free and open to the public, but donations are welcome at the door. Please reserve your Seat , first come first served.)

Jointly sponsored by the UH Center for Philippine Studies and community partners (Decolonial Pin@y and University of the Philippines Alumni Association of Hawaii).

For more details, please click HERE.