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September 2019

CFA: Two PhD positions in environmental citizenship

September 1, 2019

The Greenhouse has two PhD positions available under the theme environmental citizenship. Projects can be historical, literary, religious, or pedagogical (or any combination thereof). The positions are fully salaried for three years, with only research toward the PhD and coursework requirements, and start 1 January 2020. You must have a masters degree in hand before January 2020 to be eligible. See the full announcement here (in Norwegian): Stipendiat i Miljøhumaniora

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CFA: Associate Professor in Social Anthropology

September 10, 2019

The Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Bergen welcomes candidates to apply for a permanent position as Associate Professor in Social Anthropology. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the long term development of the research and teaching community at the Department, and participate in teaching, supervision and examination work at all levels and across most regular anthropological topics, as well as conducting administrative tasks and taking part in committee work. More information on the position and…

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The Canon Foundation in Europe Research Fellowships

September 15, 2019

The Canon Foundation in Europe offers Research Fellowships in Europe and Japan. Every year, about 15 Research Fellowships are granted to Europeans and Japanese postgraduates wanting to do research in Japan and Europe respectively.   Criteria Open to European and Japanese nationals. Non-nationals should have permanent citizenship in Europe or Japan. Applicants should hold a Master’s degree (at least) obtained in the last 10 years. Europeans are expected to do their research in Japan and Japanese should do their research…

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Asian Ethnicity (Routledge) invites papers for a special issue on modern Korean identity and minorities

September 15, 2019

Korea in the 21st century is a rapidly changing society with many different groups of people migrating there, but also more Koreans are migrating elsewhere. This means that there has been a great transformation taking place on a peninsula that often has been described as homogenous. Koreans have been forced to accept this inevitable change, encountering difficulties trying to cope with ‘multiculturalism’, while attempting to integrate (with varying degrees of success) various minorities from places in Asia such as China…

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October 2019

CFP: In­ter­na­tional work­shop on “The People’s Re­pub­lic of Chin­a’s Seven Dec­ades of For­eign Eco­nomic Re­la­tions”

October 31, 2019
University of Helsinki

The current standing of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) as a giant of the global economy and trade is undeniable. The PRC has the second largest economy in the world after the USA and is the dominant trading partner of numerous countries. The PRC has also become a major player in strategic investments in Africa and other parts of the world, including Europe. The leading role of the PRC has also been challenged, as demonstrated for instance by recent…

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CFP: International Journal of Taiwan Studies Topical Section: “The Politics and Poetics of Contemporary Taiwan Theatre”

October 31, 2019

This topical section for the International Journal of Taiwan Studies (IJTS) welcomes contributions that enrich discussions on how theatrical performances after the abolition of martial law responded to politicalised experience during the martial law period. They expect the introspection of politics through theatre not only as a historical experience but also as a strategy in form. The aim of the proposed topic is to explore how contemporary theatre (since the lift of martial law in 1987 to the present) has…

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November 2019

CFP: European Scholars of South Asian International relations (ESSAIR)

November 30, 2019

The European Scholars of South Asian International Relations (ESSAIR) are delighted to announce a Call for Papers for the Inaugural Annual Conference at the École Militaire, Paris on 10 July 2020. They welcome abstracts from established academics, emerging scholars and postgraduate students concerning their research on South Asia under the wide aegis of International Relations and History, including political science, security studies, foreign policy, IR theory, comparative politics, and institutionalism. Research can relate to any specific state, bilateral or multilateral…

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December 2019

Digital Asia Cultural, Socio-Economic, and Political Transformations

December 2, 2019 - 08:00-December 6, 2019 - 17:00

12th Annual Nordic NIAS Council Conference & PhD Course Asia has the largest Internet population in the world in absolute numbers, and it is also at the forefront of digital developments in many fields, including governance, entertainment, and e-commerce. The region, however, encompasses a diverse digital landscape that reflects divergent histories, cultures, and socioeconomic and political realities. Proposals should focus on how information and communication technologies (ICTs) are used by, and affect, individuals and communities in their cultural, socioeconomic, and…

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