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CFP: Bollywood in Ohio! (Midwest Popular Culture Association)

From H-Net Announcements: http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=221314

Are you a fan of Bollywood?  What about the music of Yo Yo Honey Singh, the soap operas of Ekta Kapoor, or Karan Johar's talk show?

Any and all papers on topics related to Indian Popular Culture are welcome for the Midwest Popular Culture Association's annual conference in Cincinnati, OH the weekend of Oct. 1.

Call for Papers: Mid-Atlantic Region of the Association of Asian Studies Conference, October 9-11, 2015 at the University of Pittsburgh

Call for Papers

“Asia:  Conflict and Cooperation”

44th Annual Mid-Atlantic Region Association for Asian Studies Conference

October 9-11, 2015
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

DEADLINE FOR PAPER SUBMISSIONS: MAY 1, 2015

 

CFP Reminder: Dragon Tails conference on overseas Chinese history and heritage (Cairns, Queensland, Australia, 2-5 July 2015)

Following on from the success of the Dragon Tails conferences at Ballarat (2009), Melbourne (2011) and Wollongong (2013), we will be holding in tropical Queensland the fourth Dragon Tails conference on overseas Chinese history and heritage.

Conference theme: Jade Dragon in the Tropics
Location: Cairns Sheridan Hotel, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Conference dates: Thursday 2 July - Sunday 5 July 2015

Call for Papers - Working With Paper: Gendered Practices in the History of Knowledge (Workshop, MPIWG Berlin)

From H-Net Announcements: http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=221418

Call for Papers:

Working With Paper: Gendered Practices in the History of Knowledge

Workshop, January 6-8, 2016

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin

Call for Submissions: Mirror on the Veil

From H-Net Announcements: http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=221407

Dr. Nausheen Pasha-Zaidi, Assistant Professor of General Studies at the Petroleum Institute in Abu Dhabi, is collecting narratives on experiences with hijab/veiling and is seeking stories/personal essays from a variety of viewpoints for an anthology on this topic. She would like to collect writing from the following perspectives:

Pages

Recent Reviews

Author: 
Mahesh Rangarajan, K. Sivaramakrishnan, eds.
Reviewer: 
Michael Fisher

Fisher on Rangarajan and Sivaramakrishnan, 'Shifting Ground: People, Mobility, and Animals in India's Environmental Histories'


Mahesh Rangarajan, K. Sivaramakrishnan, eds. Shifting Ground: People, Mobility, and Animals in India's Environmental Histories. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. 308 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-809895-9.

Reviewed by Michael Fisher (Oberlin College)
Published on H-Asia (March, 2015)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Environmental History in India

Author: 
Christian K. Wedemeyer
Reviewer: 
Henrik Sorensen

Sorensen on Wedemeyer, 'Making Sense of Tantric Buddhism: History, Semiology, and Transgression in the Indian Traditions'


Christian K. Wedemeyer. Making Sense of Tantric Buddhism: History, Semiology, and Transgression in the Indian Traditions. South Asia across the Disciplines Series. New York: Columbia University Press, 2013. xx + 313 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-16240-1; $49.99 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-231-53095-8; $26.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-16241-8.

Reviewed by Henrik Sorensen (Independent Scholar)
Published on H-Asia (March, 2015)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Author: 
Ian Jared Miller, Julia Adeney Thomas, Brett L. Walker, eds.
Reviewer: 
Masami Yuki

Yuki on Miller and Thomas and Walker, 'Japan at Nature's Edge: The Environmental Context of a Global Power'


Ian Jared Miller, Julia Adeney Thomas, Brett L. Walker, eds. Japan at Nature's Edge: The Environmental Context of a Global Power. Honolulu: University Of Hawai'i Press, 2013. xiv + 322 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-3692-4; $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8248-3876-8.

Reviewed by Masami Yuki (Kanazawa University)
Published on H-Asia (March, 2015)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

An Environmental Turn in Japan Studies and History

Recent Threads

CFP: Bollywood in Ohio! (Midwest Popular Culture Association)

From H-Net Announcements: http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=221314

Are you a fan of Bollywood?  What about the music of Yo Yo Honey Singh, the soap operas of Ekta Kapoor, or Karan Johar's talk show?

Any and all papers on topics related to Indian Popular Culture are welcome for the Midwest Popular Culture Association's annual conference in Cincinnati, OH the weekend of Oct. 1.

Call for Papers: Mid-Atlantic Region of the Association of Asian Studies Conference, October 9-11, 2015 at the University of Pittsburgh

Call for Papers

“Asia:  Conflict and Cooperation”

44th Annual Mid-Atlantic Region Association for Asian Studies Conference

October 9-11, 2015
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

DEADLINE FOR PAPER SUBMISSIONS: MAY 1, 2015