CFP How to Rule with an Iron Fist: Legitimating Authoritarianism in Southeast Asia at ASEAS Conference, University of Leeds, 5-7 September 2018

Authoritarianism has been a political feature of many governments in Southeast Asia. After World War II the region undertook decolonization and these countries, one after the other, gained independence. ‘Strongman rule’ reigned in the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore while brutal military dictatorships ruled in Burma and Thailand. In former Indochina, communist regimes swayed in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.

Grants for Researchers and Research Groups at the Truman Institute

Dear Colleagues,

The Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is offering research grants for individual researchers and for research groups for one semester, one academic year, or two academic years, 2018-2020


For research on the themes of:

1. The advancement of peace, with emphasis on: The peace process in the Middle East • Peace economics • Religion, conflict and peace

2. The contemporary Middle East

3. The contemporary Global South (Africa, Asia and Latin America) 

CFP: Envisioning Global Asia, ASPAC 2018 Conference, June 8-10, 2018 at Washington State University

The Asia Program at Washington State University (Pullman campus) invites college and university faculty, K-12 schoolteachers, independent scholars and graduate and undergraduate students with an interest in Asian or Asian diaspora studies to submit proposals for organized panels, roundtable discussions, individual papers or poster presentations on historical or contemporary topics in the humanities, arts, social sciences, education, health, law, business, environmental sciences or other disciplines relat

Breaking History Podcast: Episode 19, Indonesia - Living Through Dictatorship and Resistance, Part 1 of 3. An Interview with Kemal Taruc


My name is Matthew Bowser and I am an ABD PhD Candidate at Northeastern University studying Myanmar and the British Empire in World History. My dissertation will focus on discerning the origins and nature of anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim xenophobia in British Burma in the 1930s, so if anyone is doing something similar or would otherwise like to discuss, feel free to reach out!


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