CfP: SASA 2018; D/L January 19, 2017

Call for Papers South Asian Studies Association, 12th Anniversary Conference

S A S A  2 0 1 8

South Asian Studies Reimagined

Claremont McKenna College

Friday March 23 - Sunday March 25, 2018

2018-2019 MetCenter Grant Programs; D/L December 31, 2017

Applications for the 2018-2019 Metropolitan Center for Far Eastern Art Studies grant programs are now available for download, with an application postmark deadline of December 31, 2017. 

Founded under the auspices of the Harry G. C. Packard Collection Charitable Trust, the Center provides grants for Japanese and non-Japanese scholars of the arts of East Asia at advanced levels of achievement. Grants to non-Japanese scholars cover the categories listed below, with examples of typical projects.

Sheng Yen Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chinese Buddhism; D/L January 15, 2018

Sheng Yen Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chinese Buddhism

With the generous support of the Sheng Yen Education Foundation, the Center for Buddhism and East Asian Religions (C-BEAR) at Columbia University is pleased to invite applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship, with the likelihood of renewal for another year. The initial term of appointment is July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019.

2018-19 Fellowships in Japanese Studies at Harvard University




The Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies will offer several postdoctoral fellowships in Japanese studies to recent Ph.D. graduates of exceptional promise, to provide an opportunity to turn their dissertations into publishable manuscripts.


DEADLINE: January 5, 2018 (Friday)

Appointment: 10 months, beginning in September 2018


The 25th European Conference on South Asian Studies (ECSAS) is scheduled for 24-27 July 2018 at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, (54 and 105, Blvd. Raspail, 75006 Paris). It is organized by the Centre d’Etudes de l’Inde et de l’Asie du Sud (UMR 8564, CNRS-EHESS).

Participants may not present more than one paper during the 25th ECSAS conference. In addition to this one paper, each participant may chair one panel, or be a discussant in one panel.

Lecture series: Art and Archaeology of the Koguryo Kingdom by Ariane Perrin (Maison de l'Asie); 30 Nov - 14 Dec 2017

“Across the Yalu River : Art and Archaeology of the Koguryo Kingdom, 37 BC-AD 668” (Northeast China and North Korea)

By Ariane PERRIN, Art historian, UMR 8173 « China, Korea, Japan » CNRS-EHESS, Paris


Assistant Professor in the Arts of Japan (University of California); D/L December 15, 2017


The Department of Art History, University of California, Los Angeles, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor specializing in the arts of Japan, to start July 1, 2018. We seek a scholar whose work emphasizes methodological innovation as well as connections between Japan and other traditions, and who is interested in cross-field collaboration within the department and the university. Ph.D. in hand at time of appointment required. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

Swarthmore College – Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History: Asian Art; D/L December 15, 2017

Swarthmore College – Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History: Asian Art

The Department of Art and Art History at Swarthmore College invites applications for a three-year temporary position specializing in Asian art to begin Fall 2018 and extend through Spring 2021; an extension may be possible. We seek an art historian who can teach a broad array of courses in the history of Asian art, ideally both pre-modern and contemporary. We welcome candidates with research and teaching interests in cross-cultural encounters and interdisciplinary exchanges. The strongest applicants will be dedicated teacher-scholars with a well-developed primary field of specialization, an interest in developing courses with thematic, geographical, and temporal breadth, and a commitment to pedagogically-creative undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts context. We are particularly interested in candidates who can work effectively with students from diverse backgrounds.

SEAA Student Award Program; D/L January 15, 2018

Society for East Asian Archaeology -Student Award Program

The SEAA Student Award Program is designed to promote and reward quality research by beginning and junior scholars in the field of East Asian archaeology. Awards will be made to two undergraduate and two graduate students in conjunction with SEAA’s biannual worldwide conferences. Applicants are expected to submit papers which contribute to the discipline through the reporting of original field research, novel interpretations of published archaeological data, or thought-provoking theoretical and methodological perspectives on the practice of archaeology in East Asia. As a condition of the award, students are expected to present their papers at the SEAA conference which follows the announcement of awards.