New Video Series Available: “Top Ten Things to Know about East Asia in the 21st Century”

The National Consortium for Teaching About Asia and Asia for Educators have launched a new “Top Ten” video series which begins with 7 programs on the Top Ten Things to Know about East Asia in the 21st Century. The video series is an efficient way to gain essential information about this most important world area directly from area experts at Columbia University. Each program runs 40 to 60 minutes and delivers content and context on East Asia today. Once a video is released it stays active on the website – so you can view on your own time. View one program or the entire series and deepen your understanding of current world events while also accessing new classroom material. More information is available here.

Korea Today – with Charles Armstrong

Japan in the 21st Century – with Carol Gluck

China in the 21st Century – with Lu Xiaobo

Vietnam Today – with Duncan McCargo

Tibetan Civilization – with Gray Tuttle

Tibet Today with Robert Barnett

Japan’s Place in the World Today – with Gerald L. Curtis

How to Participate – View online video presentations any time after their stated release dates. Access to videos is completely free of charge, but educators must sign in or register on the program site www.asiaforeducators.org. Starting on each date listed, the presentations will remain available to view or screen.

Call For Papers: Area Studies & Outreach in the Social Sciences–Nov. 10-11, 2015

Area Studies & Outreach in the Social Studies Classroom
November 10-11, 2015

A working meeting sponsored and hosted by Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies. This meeting will highlight important themes of outreach across area studies while producing valuable insight into best strategies for engaging with the K-12 Social Studies community. The meeting will explore best practices and strategies for assessment, resource access, and travel and collaboration. All individuals working in educational outreach and area studies for the Social Studies classroom are invited to attend and/or present.

Call for Papers
Read the attached Call for Papers for more information on submitting abstracts. Presentation abstracts due June 19, 2015.

Papers should address one of the following themes:

*Evaluation and Assessment*
Assessment of Learning
Project Evaluation
*Innovative Resource Design and Access*
Distance Learning
New Technology
*Telling the Story*
Promotional Strategies
Outreach to K-16 Communities
*Travel & Outreach*
Collaborative Partnerships Abroad
Effective Professional Development Abroad
* Strategic Partnerships*
MSIs/Community Colleges
Teacher Education Programs

The meeting will take place before the annual National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) conference in New Orleans, LA November 13-15, 2015. Participants are encouraged to attend the working meeting and stay for the conference afterwards.

This meeting is funded through a Title VI U.S. Department of Education grant and sponsored by the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs, The University of Maine Canadian-American Center, The University of Texas at Austin Center for Middle Eastern Studies, The University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for South Asia, The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the Boston University Africa Studies Center. If your center is interested in sponsoring this meeting, please email me at dwolteri@tulane.edu.

REGISTER AT THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS: http://stonecenter.tulane.edu/go/outreachinsocialstudies

Travel Funding Opportunity
Funding for travel may be provided to those who submit a request for funding. Funding is limited so please apply early. Applications for funding can be made by filling out the form on the website and return it to LARC by email (crcrts@tulane.edu), fax (504.865.6719) or mail (Stone Center for Latin American Studies 100 Jones Hall, 6801 Freret Ave., New Orleans, LA 70118).

For more information, please contact Denise Woltering Vargas at 504-862-3143 or dwolteri@tulane.edu

http://stonecenter.tulane.edu/go/outreachinsocialstudies

Call for Papers: Area Studies & Outreach in the Social Studies Classroom- November 10-11, 2015

Call for Papers: Area Studies & Outreach in the Social Studies Classroom- November 10-11, 2015

A working meeting sponsored and hosted by Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies. This meeting will highlight important themes of outreach across area studies while producing valuable insight into best strategies for engaging with the K-12 Social Studies community. The meeting will explore best practices and strategies for assessment, resource access, and travel and collaboration. All individuals working in educational outreach and area studies for the Social Studies classroom are invited to attend and/or present.

Call for Papers
Read the Call for Papers for more information on submitting abstracts. Presentation abstracts due June 19, 2015.

Papers should address one of the following themes:

*Evaluation and Assessment*
Assessment of Learning
Project Evaluation
*Innovative Resource Design and Access*
Distance Learning
New Technology
*Telling the Story*
Promotional Strategies
Outreach to K-16 Communities
*Travel & Outreach*
Collaborative Partnerships Abroad
Effective Professional Development Abroad
* Strategic Partnerships*
MSIs/Community Colleges
Teacher Education Programs

The meeting will take place before the annual National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) conference in New Orleans, LA November 13-15, 2015. Participants are encouraged to attend the working meeting and stay for the conference afterwards.

This meeting is funded through a Title VI U.S. Department of Education grant and sponsored by the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs, The University of Maine Canadian-American Center, The University of Texas at Austin Center for Middle Eastern Studies, The University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for South Asia, The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the Boston University Africa Studies Center. If your center is interested in sponsoring this meeting, please email me at dwolteri@tulane.edu.

Summer 2015 Midwest Faculty Research Travel Grants–Applications Due May 1

The following resource is available to mid-west college faculty only.

Research Travel Grants, Summer 2015

The East Asian Studies Center at Indiana University (IU) will award a limited number of travel grants for summer 2015 to assist faculty at colleges and universities in the Midwest in their use of the East Asian Collection of the Herman B Wells Library, the special collections of the Kinsey Institute, the Lilly Rare Books and Manuscripts Collections, or other museums and libraries on campus. Grants of up to $300 will be awarded to help defray travel and living expenses.

The East Asian Collection houses more than 290,000 volumes in East Asian languages and subscribes to approximately 750 Chinese, Japanese, and Korean serials and newspapers and approximately 20 electronic resources focusing on East Asia. The general library collection includes approximately 221,000 volumes related to East Asian studies published in Western languages. The Kinsey Institute’s collections include rare books, scrolls, art, artifacts, photographs, and films on cultural and historical aspects of sexuality in East Asia. The Lilly Library houses the Charles Boxer Collection, which contains a unique set of manuscripts and documents on Japan’s early contact with the West.

All travel must be completed and receipts forwarded to the East Asian Studies Center for reimbursement within the summer term. (May 8th – August 21th) However, due to fiscal deadlines, it is encouraged that all receipts be submitted before August 7th, 2015. If specific questions, please contact Hye-Seung (Theresa) Kang.

Application Deadline
May 1, 2015

Interested applicants should submit each of the following:
One-two page description of research topic related to East Asian studies
Applicant’s curriculum vitae
Statement describing how applicant intends to use the library and/or museum collections
Budget of expected expenses, including a Mapquest printout showing one-way mileage to Bloomington, IN.
Application materials can be submitted by e-mail or postal mail.

Email application materials to:
easc@indiana.edu
Mail applications to:
Hye-Seung (Theresa) Kang, Associate Director
East Asian Studies Center
Indiana University
Memorial Hall West 207
1021 East Third Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
Questions? Address inquiries to:
Hye-Seung (Theresa) Kang, Associate Director
East Asian Studies Center, Indiana University
kang43@indiana.edu

Call for Papers: MCAA Conference at Wash. U. 10/16/2015 – 10/18/2015

CALL FOR PAPERS: MCAA Conference

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Washington University in St. Louis is pleased to host the 64th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs, October 16-18, 2015. The MCAA seeks to promote Asian studies both at the university and the secondary and primary levels and particularly to encourage scholarly interchange between Asianists located in the Midwest, though scholars from all regions are invited to participate.

Proposals are solicited for panels, roundtables, individual papers, posters, and “diamond presentations” in all fields dealing with East, South, and Southeast Asia, the Asian Diaspora, and topical and comparative panels. Faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, as well as independent Asianists, are encouraged to participate and attend.

Proposals are due May 31, 2015. Reviews of proposals will begin in June, and you will be contacted of the results by August 1, 2015, if not sooner. Persons presenting papers must be members of MCAA and should pre-register by August 31, 2015.

The MCAA also awards a number of student prizes at the graduate and undergraduate level. More information about the deadlines for these prizes is on our website: http://ealc.wustl.edu/mcaa/awards

For details on how to submit a proposal and for additional information about this meeting, please visit the 64th Annual MCAA website: http://ealc.wustl.edu/mcaa

Registration Open for Indiana U’s Institute for Curriculum and Campus Internationalization (5/17/15-5/20/15)

Registration is still open for INDIANA UNIVERSITY’S 5th Annual

INSTITUTE FOR CURRICULUM AND CAMPUS INTERNATIONALIZATION

Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Global Change, School of Global and International Studies

**Funded in part by U.S. Department of Education Title VI Programs

MAY 17-20, 2015

Attention, College & University Faculty, Staff, and Administrators –

If you work in a public or private university, research, Liberal Arts, minority-serving, or community college, by participating in this institute you will:

  • Learn how to internationalize your curriculum and campus
  • Understand comprehensive internationalization and the importance of collaboration and dialogue
  • Identify innovative pedagogies, technologies, and best practices
  • Explore the teaching and assessment of global learning objectives
  • Examine strategic planning and measurements of institutional success
  • Become a member of a network of international educators and administrators and much more …

 

WHY ATTEND ICCI?  This unique institute facilitates the internationalization of your campus or unit, curriculum, and/or individual course, to better prepare students, faculty, and staff to be effective scholars, practitioners, and citizens of the 21st century.

WHAT WILL YOU DO?  ICCI includes two distinctive tracks (Course Focus and Campus Focus), each with workshops. Whole group highlights include key presentations by national leaders, sessions to identify common ground among disparate campus audiences, an Innovative Internationalization Best Practices panel, a poster session,  a multi-regional cultural evening for networking, and a summative taking action session.

PRE-INSTITUTE WORKSHOP:  If you are new to internationalization, consider joining the optional pre-institute workshop The Increasingly Comprehensive World of Academic Internationalization: The Essential Context.

ICCI Alumni come from 60 different higher education institutions from around the world!

 Individuals and teams are welcome.     Registration now open.     Space is limited.

Deadline:  April 15, 2015

 Costs: Institute- $450 (includes all events, materials, all meals except 1 dinner); Pre-institute- $75 (includes materials & meals).

 Dates (Location): May 17-20, 2015 (in Bloomington, Indiana)

 Details/contact information:  globalinstitutes.indiana.edu

For Questionsicci@iu.edu

Illinois/Indiana and UCLA/USC National Dissertation Workshop: May 8-10, 2015/Deadline extended to April 5th

Illinois/Indiana and UCLA/USC National Dissertation Workshop

“Medieval East Asia”

Start Time: Friday, May 8, 2015

End Time: Sunday, May 10, 2015

Location: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (specific on campus location TBA)

Contact: Yimin Wang yimwang@illinois.edu

The application deadline is April 5th, 2015. Application materials consist of three items:

(1) a current CV

(2) a 4-6-page double-spaced dissertation proposal (including a description of the specific issues being addressed, the intellectual approach, and the materials being studied).

(3) a letter of support from a faculty member

Applications should be submitted by e-mail attachment to yimwang@illinois.edu. Applicants will be informed whether or not they have been selected for the workshop no later than April 15, 2015.