Call for 2019 AAS proposals, sponsored by Manchu Studies Group (MSG)

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In anticipation of the 2019 Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference (March 21 – March 24 2019, Denver, Colorado), the Manchu Studies Group (MSG) solicits panel proposals for possible MSG sponsorship. Panels should be focused on some aspect of Manchu studies, broadly conceived. Proposals should include a panel title and abstract, the names of all presenters and the titles and abstracts of the papers that they plan to deliver, and contact information for the panel organizer.

Position, One-Year Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor - Japan, Western Washington University

For details, see https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=56838

One-Year Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor – Japan

Department of History



One-year Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor of History beginning on September 16, 2018, through June 15, 2019.  The position is open to historians of Japan.


CfP: JTH Special Issue: On the Rail for China

The China Center of the Technische Universität Berlin (www.china.tu-berlin.de) carried out a workshop on “Trends, Concepts and Challenges of China’s Innovative Railway Transport” in November 2017. Following up from this workshop, we now invite its contributors and any other interested scholars to submit articles to be published in a 2019 special issue of The Journal of Transport History.

Upcoming events at The Royal Asiatic Society, London

Dear All,

Here are some upcoming events over the next couple of weeks at the RAS, they are free and open to all (no need to register with us).

Thursday 7th June at 6.30pm - Lecture by Umberto Bongianino (Oxford University) entitled 'Like Sweet-Smelling Blooms: Arabic Calligraphy in the Islamic West'

Thursday 14th June at 6.30pm - Lecture by Professor Ornit Shani (Department of Asian studies, University of Haifa) entitled 'How India Became Democratic'.

CFP: LSE International History Research Seminar (HY509)

We are pleased to invite proposals for the Michaelmas term session of next year’s LSE International History Research Seminar (HY509).

The seminar welcomes presentations on any aspect of – or approach to – international, global and world history, broadly defined, with a focus on the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. The seminar is an ideal environment to present research at an early stage and meet LSE faculty members and other graduate students.

CfP for the 2018 Global Asia Workshop: ‘Challenges to Democratic Processes in Asia’

2018 Workshop: Challenges to democratic processes in Asia

Location: University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’

Date: 3 September 2018

Convenors: Elisabetta Basile (Sapienza University of Rome), Elin Bjarnegård (Uppsala University), Christine Lutringer (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva), Diego Maiorano (NUS Singapore)

Submit your abstract (300-400 words) by 15 June 2018 to: globalasia.eadi@gmail.com


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