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PhD position in Non-European and Global History (4 years, full time, i.e. 30 hours), focus Asian Maritime History
PhD position in Non-European and Global History (4 years, full time, i.e. 30 hours), focus Asian Maritime History.
Duties and functions:
Scientific support in research and teaching in the field of Non-European and Global History; administrative functions, independent research including the writing of a PhD; after the 3rd year of employment 2 hours of teaching are required. Participation in the research project “The East Asian Mediterranean – The Indian Ocean World: The Making of the First Global Economy in the Context of Human-Environment Interaction” is required (visit this web link).
The successful candidate should possess a historical focus in the fields of inter-cultural relations, commercial, science and knowledge transfer, or inter-cultural environmental, technological or economic history of China between c. 500 and 1500.
Applications from candidates with a focus on the maritime history of China, Sino-Islamic relations, aspects of historical interaction between China and the Indian Ocean or Asia-Pacific worlds are especially welcome. The scholarship provides an opportunity to work in international and interdisciplinary network of scholars working on global history.
Required degree and qualification:
Diploma or Master degree in Global History or a comparable degree, best in sinolgy or East Asian Studies,with a focus on Global History. In addition, a very good command of modern and traditional Chinese is required.
The successful candidate should be open for new methodological approaches including the combination of textual and archaeological sources, possesses a strong knowledge of classical Chinese and at least one other language related to the topic of his/her research. Experience in the analysis of historical inscriptions (such as tomb inscriptions) would be helpful. Working language will be English and/or German.
Capacity for teamwork required.
Salary: EUR 1,997,40 gros monthly (14 (!) monthly payments annually; the exact sum may be higher depending on the individual situation of the applicant)
Applications should be addressed to the rector of Salzburg University, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Heinrich Schmidinger, and be sent in written form, indicating the number of vacancy (GZ A 0038/1-2015) with usual documents, cv, photo to the Serviceeinrichtung Personal, Kapitelgasse 4, 5020 Salzburg, Austria, and those in English additionally electronically via e-mail to:
Closing date for applications is 6 May 2015.
The Research Postgraduate Scholarship for the Study of the Tainan Region, 2015
Purpose of the scholarship
The purpose of the scholarship is to nourish interest in the Tainan region, to enhance knowledge about its past and present, and to prepare the new generations to future developments. The scholarship aims also to encourage M.A. and Ph.D. candidates to pursue their humanities or social science studies on the Tainan area.
- The Tainan Research Postgraduate Scholarship for the study of the Tainan Region is funded by the Cultural Affairs Bureau of Tainan City Government.
- Other institutions are collaborating to take care of the process: the International Center for Tainan Area Humanities and Social Sciences Research.
Applicants applying to the Tainan Research Postgraduate Scholarship must meet the following requirements:
- Must be either M.A. students or Ph.D. candidates in a university or a college in Taiwan or outside Taiwan
- Must write a M.A. dissertation or Ph.D. thesis on a subject relating to the Tainan area, in the humanities or social sciences
- Must complete the dissertation/thesis in two years (2017) after application
Number of recipients and amount of scholarship
- Two Ph.D. scholarships; each will be granted at NTD 100,000
- Five M.A. scholarships; each will be granted at NTD 50,000
- The scholarship will be divided into two portions and respectively be granted in two times: 2/5 in September 2015; 3/5 after the completion of the dissertation/thesis and the submission of the dissertation/thesis to the Cultural Affairs Bureau of Tainan City Government
- In order to encourage fieldwork research, the recipients are eligible to apply to stay at the International Center for Tainan Area Humanities and Social Sciences Research for short periods. In that case, they are required to submit to the Committee of the Research Center a localized fieldwork proposal.
Application deadline and period of selection
- Applications will be received between February 1st and April 30th, 2015. The envelope containing the application must be postmarked by the 30th of April, at the latest.
- The selection process will last until late August 2015(see appendix 1).
Applicants must include in their application the following items:
- Application form (see appendix 2), (three copies plus one electronic version on CD)
- Research proposal (three copies plus one electronic version on CD), including:
i) title of the proposed research and its problematic, including: importance of the research in its field, motivation and purpose of the research, related literature review, methodology
ii) estimate of the possible achievements and limits of the research
iii) research progress schedule
- Attestation of registration for the year (e.g. student card with the stamp of registration, or copy of school reports)
- Two recommendation letters (one letter must be from the applicant’s supervisor)
- The applications received by the Foundation will first be examined by a Pre-selection Committee to assess the prerequisites of the applicants and their topics. The research proposals are then externally evaluated. Finally, on the basis of the reviewers’ reports, a Selection Committee will determine the list of the scholarship recipients (see appendix 1)
- The Cultural Affairs Bureau of Tainan City Government will notify every scholarship recipient via letter
- Within three months after scholarship recipients complete their dissertation/thesis and pass their defense, they are required to submit four copies of their dissertation/thesis plus two electronic version on CD to the Cultural Affairs Bureau of Tainan City Government.
- The list of recipients will be announced September 1, 2015 and be posted on the Cultural Affairs Bureau of Tainan City Government and the International Center for Tainan Area Humanities and Social Sciences Research (ICTAHR) website.
- If scholarship recipients are unable to complete their dissertation/thesis, they must inform the Cultural Affairs Bureau of Tainan City Government. The Cultural Affairs Bureau of Tainan City Government has the right to withdraw the scholarship and to claim back the money already granted.
- The scholarship recipients must follow ethical and academic rules of conduct vis-à-vis the research or the writing of their dissertation/thesis; otherwise, the Cultural Affairs Bureau of Tainan City Government has the right to withdraw the scholarship and to claim back the money already granted.
- The recipients are required to acknowledge the support of the “The Tainan Research Postgraduate Scholarship for the study of the Tainan Region” in their dissertation/thesis and any subsequent publications or presentations based on their dissertation/thesis.
- The recipients are encouraged to submit an excerpt adapted from their dissertation to the journal Tainan Texts and Documents, published by the the Cultural Affairs Bureau of Tainan City Government.
- Scholarship recipients are encouraged, after they completed their fieldwork, to select and provide the International Center for Tainan Area Humanities and Social Sciences Research with a copy of the first hand field data they think could help other students or scholars in their research and constitute valuable archives for the study of the Tainan area.
- The Tainan Research Postgraduate Scholarship for the study of the Tainan Region is funded by the Cultural Affairs Bureau of Tainan City Government. Other institutions are collaborating to take care of the process:
the International Center for Tainan Area Humanities and Social Sciences Research.
- The application has to be sent by post to: the International Center for Tainan Area Humanities and Social Sciences Research. On the envelop please add the mention : “Tainan Research Postgraduate Scholarship for the Study of the Tainan Region – Application” to the following address: the International Center for Tainan Area Humanities and Social Sciences Research, No. 245, Liu-an Village, Jiali District, Tainan City, 72242, Taiwan. Tel: 886 (0)6 7212338, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact: Mr Wen Sheng-Chih
- The announcement of the Tainan research Postgraduate Scholarship can be found on the following websites: Cultural Affairs Bureau of Tainan City Government and International Center for Tainan Area Humanities and Social Sciences Research
For complete details and application form, click here.
Call for Paper: (In)Visible Taiwan. 12th Annual Conference of the European Association of Taiwan Studies (EATS), 2015
Call for Paper: (In)Visible Taiwan
12th Annual Conference of the European Association of Taiwan Studies (EATS), 2015
Deadline for submission: 31 October 2014
The 12th Annual Conference of EATS will take place at Jagiellonian University in Kraków, 8-10 April 2015. The main theme is (In)Visible Taiwan, which addresses issues about Taiwan and the field of Taiwan Studies that may appear paradoxical from interdisciplinary perspectives.
For example, while democratisation is arguably the most significant development in modern Taiwan, what are the hidden challenges that need to be identified and resolved? While some may praise Taiwan’s economic power, others may be disappointed in the lack of global recognition of Taiwanese brands. Is the perceived ‘problem’ a real problem? If so, why and are there any sensible solutions? Given the difficult international situation that Taiwan faces, how should we put Taiwan’s effort in claiming an international presence – politically and culturally, officially and unofficially – into context? How may we evaluate appropriately Taiwan’s (in)visibility? Moreover, how have the contributions of artists, writers, filmmakers and various cultural and creative workers sustained, enriched and articulated Taiwan’s vibrant and multi-faceted cultures? How may the scholarly communities of Taiwan Studies further engage with different disciplines and advance our understanding of Taiwan?
We welcome submission of individual abstracts which tackle the main theme of the conference from all disciplines of social sciences and arts and humanities. We also welcome submission of panels (3–4 abstracts per panel) which consider the issues of (in)visibility within or outside Taiwan from the viewpoint of a specific subject/topic. Furthermore, EATS will organize a MA panel for students to practice their presentation skills and to receive critical feedback. The MA panel is not confined by the theme of the conference, although it should be relevant to the broadly defined field of Taiwan Studies.
For individual submission, please write an abstract of 300–500 words, including 3–5 keywords listed by the EATS website. For the submission to the MA panel, please write an abstract of 300 words on a topic of your choice. For panel submission, please prepare a ONE PAGE description of the panel (including the title and rationale of the panel plus the titles of 3–4 proposed papers), together with all proposed abstracts of 300 words each. Please submit to the EATS website here and send a copy to email@example.com.
The deadline for submission is 31 October 2014. The EATS Website will be ready for accepting submission from 1 October 2014. After a double blind review process, we will announce the successful submissions by 31 January 2015.
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The European Taiwan Studies Young Scholar Award (YSA).
- MA students who present papers at regular EATS panels, Ph.D. candidates, Post-Doctoral researchers.
- Candidates currently based at European institutions.
- EATS board members are not eligible to apply.
Paper evaluation criteria: relevance to the field, originality, clarity of methodology, quality of the expression, clarity of source and respect for rules of quotation.
Papers should be written in English; only single-authored papers will be accepted. Papers should preferably be un-published; however, candidates may submit papers that are under review for publication in a scholarly journal at the time of the 2014 EATS conference. Each applicant may submit only one paper between 7000 to 9000 words (including bibliography and notes), with a one-page abstract. The copy should include the author’s full name, institution, and address.
The YSA review committee will nominate 3-5 finalists. Nominees will be invited to Portsmouth to attend the 2014 EATS conference where their papers will be presented during a special session in which the winners will be formally announced. The winners of the YSA will be honored with the award of a certificate and modest monetary prizes.
It is expected that candidates who submit papers for the consideration of Young Scholar Award are or will be regis-tered as EATS members by the time of the 2014 EATS conference.
The deadline for submission of abstracts is 15 December 2013. Please upload an A-4 ONE PAGE (500) word abstract here and mark the yes-option in the drop down menu “I want to apply for The European Taiwan Studies Young Scholar Award” and please send a copy of your abstract to the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org . By the end of February 2014 you will be notified if your abstract has been accepted. The full paper is then to be submitted by April 10 2014.
The European Association of Taiwan Studies (EATS) was established at SOAS in 2004 with the objective of developing Taiwan studies not only in the UK, but also in other European countries. By holding regular conferences we aim to increase the interaction between European based researchers working in Taiwan studies and to raise the profile of Taiwan Studies in Europe. The EATS Conference is held at a different European country each year and has now become the largest Taiwan Studies academic event in Europe. Conferences have been held in the UK, Germany, France, Sweden, Czech Republic, Slovenia and Spain. EATS is now an independent legally registered association managed by an international committee. The Association has been instrumental in the rapid development of Taiwan Studies research, teaching and publication over the last decade.
The European Association of Taiwan Studies has been supported by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation.
For up to date information about the European Association of Taiwan Studies and its annual conferences from 2011, please see its new website.
INTERNATIONAL AND INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE
Topic: Law, Culture and Morality: East and West.
Dates: October: 4-5, 2013.
Place: University of Illinois.
Abstract: 150 words.
Email to email@example.com.
Sponsored by the University of Illinois, Society for Indian Philosophy & Religion and Institute of Cross-Cultural Studies and Academic Exchange.
Date of proposal acceptance: Week after the proposal is submitted.
Subtopics: legal philosophy, Philosophy of Right, Morality and Law, Law and Marxism, Legal Positivism, Legal Realism, Virtue Ethics, Virtue and Jurisprudence, Utilitarianism, Deontology and Law, Dworkin and Interpretivism, Philosophical Approaches to Legal Problems, Justice and Globalization, International Law, Natural Law, Bentham, Austin and Dworkin, Natural Law and Natural Rights, Law, Authority and Morality, Law of the Land and International Law, Ancient Law, Laws of Manu and other Hindu Lawgivers, Confucius theory of Virtue, Islam and Law, Law and Human Rights, Post Modernism and Law, Virtue and Knowledge, Morality and Society, Confucius Ethics, Perfectionist and Situational Ethics, Moral Relativism, Humanism and Positivism, Ethnic Identity and Culture, Human Nature and Human Culture, Cultural Anthropology, Consumption and Morality, Politicizing Consumer Culture and Effects on Morality, Dynamics of Group Culture, Ethnic Boundaries, Constructing and Deconstructing Ethnic Identity, Cultural Transformation, Culture and Morality, Christian Ethics, Buddhist Ethics, Hindu Ethics, Jewish Ethics, Islamic Ethics and Global Ethics. The above list is suggestive and not exhaustive.
Advisory Board Members: Panos Eliopoulos (Greece), Yolanda Espina (Portugal),Gordon Haist (USA), Robin Kar (USA) Elizabeth Koldzak(Poland), Simi Malhotra (India), MariaMarczewska(Poland),Debkumar Mukhopadhyay( India), Rizwan Rahman(India) Ming Shao(China), Tommi Lehtonen (Finland) Andrew Ward(UK),Su-Chen Wu(Taiwan)
Papers from the Conference will be published subject to editorial review in Journal of International and Interdisciplinary Studies/Journal of Indian Philosophy & Religion (Website).
Contact: Chandana Chakrabarti, PhD.
Vice President Society for Indian Philosophy & Religion
Date: 31th July to 2nd August, 2013
Venue: International Hotel Nagoya, Nagoya City, Japan
In recent years, the boundary between supplier and consumer is becoming blurred. Many popular culture products are not only being consumed but also creating a new participatory culture. There are various distinctive examples, such as wearing costume for a party or an event or writing reviews about anime, games, comics and novels on the SNSs, review pages or video-sharing websites. The purpose of this conference is to discuss these situations from interdisciplinary viewpoints.
Topic of conference include, but not limited to:
- Cosplay Culture
- Anime Game Comic and Novel Culture
- Exhibition and Event Culture
- Fashion, Style & Popular Culture
- Music, live and concert Culture
- Gaming Research(ex. gambling and Casinos)
- Trading Card Game Industry Research
- Video-sharing site, Film and TV Culture
- Public Diplomacy and Popular Culture
- Cultural Tourism (ex. Seichi-Junrei)
Submission of Abstract 31th May
Notification of Acceptance 15 June
Registration Deadline 15 July
Proposal submission guidelines
Abstracts of no more than 200 words in English for presentations should be sent to our website alongside a short Bio(max 100 word.include name, current position and academic affiliation or graduate school) .
Registration fee (By 15 July 2013)
Authors 15,000 JPY
Observers 5,000 JPY (Observers are attendees who will not do presentation)
Registration fees is accepted by credit card.
Other Important Notice
- English will be the official language of conference, while oral presentations in Chinese and Japanese will be accepted for designated bilingual sessions.
- All abstracts will be peer-reviewed and successful applicants will be notified about acceptance of their papers.
- Proposal of panels(3-4 presenters) are welcome
Jin NAKAMURA (Japan Univ. of Economics)
Masahiro OKADA (Hiroshima Univ.)
Under the auspices of: World Cosplay Summit Exective Committe(applied for)
Call for Papers.
Years of Radical Change (2): SOAS Conference on Korean Screen Culture.
31 May–1 June 2013. Russell Square, School of Oriental and African Studies, London.
Organised by Centre of Korean Studies in collaboration with the Centre for Film and Screen Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, United Kingdom.
From the 1980s New Wave of South Korean directors to the big budget spectaculars of the 2000s, South Korean cinema is attracting worldwide attention like never before. The past few years have also seen an exponential growth in the popularity of South Korean screen culture in Asia and beyond. The recent ‘Korean Wave’ (hallyu) of television dramas (soap operas), cinema and popular music has generated a remarkable amount of interest in Korea and its ‘culture.’ North Korea also has a long-established cinematic tradition and is a rare example of a country that has been ruled by a filmmaker. In the wake of last year’s successful workshop on South Korean film, Years of Radical Change (1) held at SOAS, the Centre for Korean Studies in collaboration with the Centre for Film and Screen Studies will host a two-day conference that aims to examine critically some of the most important issues affecting Korean screen culture today; particularly cinema, television and music videos.
South and North Korean cinema past and present • Anime • Television dramas • Government policy towards cultural production • Film festivals • Video games • Intertextuality and the influence of Korean cinema on Hollywood • The Korean wave (hallyu) in Asia and beyond • Korean popular music videos •
Papers on other forms of Korean popular culture will also be considered.
Proposals (for individual papers as well as panel proposals) should include the name, institutional affiliation, the title of the paper, an abstract of 400 words, and a 100-word biography of the author. Please send proposals by January 31st 2013 to Andrew David Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Successful applicants will be required to send the complete paper of 5,500 – 6,000 words by April 20th, 2013.
For all enquiries, please contact Andrew David Jackson at email@example.com.
- The organizers will make an effort to secure funding for accommodation and economy travel expenses to presenters (from outside London) whose papers have been accepted.
- The organizers would like to publish outstanding papers from the conference, and will provide further details in due course.
Updated information will be posted on official webpage here.
Sponsored by the Academy for Korean Studies.
The International Journal of Asia Pacific Studies (IJAPS) cordially invites submission of manuscripts and papers for its two upcoming publications, Volume 9, No. 1 (January 2013) and Volume 9, No. 2 (July 2013).
All manuscripts submitted will undergo an evaluation process which includes double-blind peer reviews. Authors should undertake the necessary actions to ascertain that the submission adhere to the journal’s stipulated guidelines.
Submission is to be made using the journal’s online submission system, available here.