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CFP DEADLINE EXTENSION - Sixth Annual South Asia Conference

The Ireland India Institute is pleased to announce that its sixth annual South Asia Conference, South Asia in Transformative Times, is now accepting abstract proposals until 16 December 2022. Details at https://irelandindia.ie/2022/11/04/call-for-papers-south-asia-in-transformative-times/

CFP - EXTENDED DEADLINE The 65th Annual WSSA Conference

 The World Social Science Association's Asian Studies section is happy to announce that the panel and paper proposals deadline has been extended to January 15th, 2023! 

 The conference will be held in Tempe, AZ, from April 12th through April 15th at Tempe Mission Palms. 

 The WSSA especially welcomes submissions from graduate students and early career scholars. 

 More information can be found here on the WSSA's conference homepage. 

Call for Proposals--JSAH Roundtable: Built Spaces, Landscapes, and Environments of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans (AAPI)

The  Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (JSAH) is a leading English-language journal on the history of the built environment. Below is a call for proposals for an upcoming roundtable on built spaces, landscapes, and environment of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans (AAPI). Below is a call for essay proposals for an upcoming roundtable to be published in JSAH. 

 

2023 Global Asias Summer Institute: “Archipelagic Asias” Call for Applications

Submission Deadline: March 3, 2023
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The Pennsylvania State University invites applicants for its annual Global Asias Summer Institute, to be held June 19–23, 2023. SI2023, co-directed by Nicolai Volland (Penn State) and Leo Ching (Duke), will focus on the topic of “Archipelagic Asias.”

Call for Papers—Heritage and Religion in South Asia and its Diasporas: Frictions, Entanglements and Reconfigurations—deadline 15 January

Call for Papers for a workshop organised by the South Asia Study Circle (CEAS) and the Anthropology of Religion Network (NAR) at the Centre for Research in Anthropology (CRIA), Lisbon, 29-30 June 2023.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Pratyay Nath
Reviewer: 
Divya Cherian

Cherian on Nath, 'Climate of Conquest: War, Environment, and Empire in Mughal North India'

Pratyay Nath. Climate of Conquest: War, Environment, and Empire in Mughal North India. United Kingdom: Oxford University Press, 2019. xli + 325 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-949555-9.

Reviewed by Divya Cherian (Princeton University) Published on H-Asia (October, 2022) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Author: 
Usha Sanyal
Reviewer: 
Gail Minault

Minault on Sanyal, 'Scholars of Faith: South Asian Muslim Women and the Embodiment of Religious Knowledge'

Usha Sanyal. Scholars of Faith: South Asian Muslim Women and the Embodiment of Religious Knowledge. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2020. 409 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-012080-1.

Reviewed by Gail Minault (University of Texas at Austin) Published on H-Asia (September, 2022) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Author: 
Christina Elizabeth Firpo
Reviewer: 
Johanna Ransmeier

Ransmeier on Firpo, 'Black Market Business: Selling Sex in Northern Vietnam, 1920-1945'

Christina Elizabeth Firpo. Black Market Business: Selling Sex in Northern Vietnam, 1920-1945. Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute Series. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2020. Illustrations, maps. xiii + 259 pp. $27.99 (e-book), ISBN 978-1-5017-5266-7; $42.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5017-5265-0.

Reviewed by Johanna Ransmeier (The University of Chicago) Published on H-Asia (August, 2022) Commissioned by Bradley C. Davis (Eastern Connecticut State University)

Recent Threads

CFP DEADLINE EXTENSION - Sixth Annual South Asia Conference

The Ireland India Institute is pleased to announce that its sixth annual South Asia Conference, South Asia in Transformative Times, is now accepting abstract proposals until 16 December 2022. Details at https://irelandindia.ie/2022/11/04/call-for-papers-south-asia-in-transformative-times/

CFP - EXTENDED DEADLINE The 65th Annual WSSA Conference

 The World Social Science Association's Asian Studies section is happy to announce that the panel and paper proposals deadline has been extended to January 15th, 2023! 

 The conference will be held in Tempe, AZ, from April 12th through April 15th at Tempe Mission Palms. 

 The WSSA especially welcomes submissions from graduate students and early career scholars. 

 More information can be found here on the WSSA's conference homepage. 

Call for Proposals--JSAH Roundtable: Built Spaces, Landscapes, and Environments of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans (AAPI)

The  Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (JSAH) is a leading English-language journal on the history of the built environment. Below is a call for proposals for an upcoming roundtable on built spaces, landscapes, and environment of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans (AAPI). Below is a call for essay proposals for an upcoming roundtable to be published in JSAH.