Dear PSG members:
On behalf of PSG, we are pleased to issue this Call for Proposals for a Designated Panel at the annual AAS conference to be held March 16-19 in Boston. For the first time, PSG will be able to designate one proposed panel for guaranteed acceptance into the conference program.
We invite colleagues in Philippine Studies to submit proposals for complete panels, consisting of a panel abstract, three or four paper abstracts, author information, chair, and (if applicable) a discussant. Proposals will be ranked according to overall scholarly excellence and the degree to which they make a meaningful intellectual contribution to Philippine Studies. Otherwise equally ranked panels will be distinguished by the degree to which they reflect PSG’s diverse membership in terms of discipline, institution, career stage, gender, regional focus, nationality, race, and ethnicity.
PSG will provide up to $500 to help defray conference-related costs for presenters in the Designated Panel (to be divided among panelists). Early-career scholars will also be eligible to apply for funding through the PSG Conference Award.
Proposals must be submitted by July 5, 2022, through this form. The Committee will review proposals and send a ranked list to the Country Chair. By August 1, the highest-ranked panel’s details will be communicated to SEAC/AAS to ensure the panel’s selection. The Country Chair will notify those whose panels were not selected for designation. Proposals that are not selected may be subsequently submitted for regular review by the AAS program committee. For this reason, proponents are urged to bear in mind AAS’ diversity requirements when composing their proposals.
Aries Arugay (chair), Carinnes Alejandria, and Jorge Bayona
PSG Designated Panel Selection Committee