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CfP: ASAA Conference in July 2018


Vollzeitstelle einer/eines Akademischen Rätin / Akademischen Rates an der Universität Passau

An der Universität Passau ist am Lehrstuhl für Vergleichende Entwicklungs- und Kulturforschung mit Schwerpunkt Südostasien (Professorin Dr. Martina Padmanabhan) ab 1.September 2017 die Vollzeitstelle einer/eines Akademischen Rätin / Akademischen Rates auf Zeit für die Dauer von drei Jahren und mit eventueller Verlängerung um weitere drei Jahre zu besetzen. Die Tätigkeit wird am 1. September 2017 beginnen und nach der Besoldungsgruppe A 13 vergütet.

Mehr Infos gibt es hier.

Student Southeast Asian Conference in Frankfurt

After a very successful “1st Student Southeast Asian Conference” (Studentische Südostasien Konferenz – SSK) in Hamburg in November 2016 the interdisciplinary
“2nd Student Southeast Asia Conference”

will be held from 19 to 21 May 2017 at the Campus Westend, Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main.

The aim of this interdisciplinary conference is to give Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD students in the field of Southeast Asian Studies — as well as other subjects with a focus on Southeast Asia — the opportunity to present their research in front of an academic audience and to network with other fellow students. Two keynote speakers are also planned to give presentations.

Registration is mandatory which you are asked to do via until 5 May 2017.

Registration fee is 5€ and shall be paid on arrival at the welcome desk.

For detailed information please visit

The organising team is looking forward to welcoming you at the conference in May.

Public Lectue in Vienna on the Impacts of Climate Change in Thailand

The Club of Vienna is pleased to announce a public lecture on

“Impacts of Climate Change in Thailand”
Dr. Chirapol Sintunawa

Monday, 13 March 2017, 6 p.m.
Cafe Griensteidl, Karl Kraus Saal, Michaelerplatz 2, 1010 Wien

As many countries in the world Thailand recognized the significance of global warming and climate change and therefore ratified several international documents on climate change. A major event of climate change that Thailand has been facing almost every year is flooding, which has long been seen as the most damaging and costly natural hazard in many countries. Due to global climate change and rapid urbanization in the floodplains, the frequency of devastating floods tends to be higher and the loss of human lives and property show no sign of decreasing.
In the first ever evaluation of its kind, the OECD ranked 136 coastal cities with populations greater than one million people by the impacts they would experience from a major flood. Right now, approximately 900,000 people in Bankok are at risk from flood events, increasing to more than five million by 2070, the report said.  In taking Thailand as a prime example, the lecture wants to shed light on the dynamics, actions and further challenges of climate change.

Dr. Chirapol Sintunawa studied Technology of Environmental Management and made his Ph.D. in Energy System Analysis, Faculty of Engineering, University of Strathclyde, UK. He is currently Assistant Professor at Mahidol University in Thailand. He also serves as the Vice President and Secretary General of the Green Leaf Foundation. He is a member of numerous scientific boards and organisations, e.g. the Balaton group. He is the leading person to bring sustainability into practical use in companies and tourism in Thailand.

For registration please send an email to

Talk: Development and New Challenges of Regionalisms in Asia

The Diplomatic Academy of Vienna and the Embassy of Japan in Austria are pleased to announce a talk on


Mie Oba is currently Professor at the Tokyo University of Science, Faculty of Engineering, Liberal Arts Section, specializing in International Relations, Politics in the Asia-Pacific Region, Regionalism in Asia and Theories of Regional integration and regionalism. Her publications include:

  • “Asia as a multi-layered region: In search for co-existence in conflicts”,
  • “The Invention of the Asia Pacific Region: A History of Regionalism and Search for Identity by Japan and Australia as Liminal Nations”,
  • and the ASEAN Study Group Report “ASEAN’s External Relations and the Changing Regional Structure in East Asia: Can ASEAN Stay in the ‘Driver’s Seat’?”.

Alfred Gerstl, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Vienna

Wednesday, 1 March 2017, 4.00 pm
Musikzimmer of the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna
Favoritenstraße 15a, 1040 Wien (Underground station: U1 Taubstummengasse)

Please register via the registration form on


Doctoral Scholarships in Transcultural Studies at Heidelberg University

The Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies of the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context” at Heidelberg University welcomes applications for up to six doctoral scholarships beginning in the winter semester 2017/18.

The three-year programme offers a monthly scholarship of 1.200 Euro. It further supports its members in framing their research through advanced courses as well as individual supervision and mentoring. Half of the scholarships are reserved for young scholars from Asia.

Applicants are expected to propose a doctoral project with a strong affiliation to one of the four research areas of the Cluster (Governance & Administration, Public Spheres, Knowledge Systems, Historicities & Heritage). They must hold an M.A. or equivalent in a discipline of the humanities or social sciences with an above-average grade and provide proof of advanced language skills in English.

Applications, including a CV, a letter of intention, a project proposal, a schedule for the dissertation, and two letters of recommendation are submitted through an Online Application System.

Deadline for applications is March 15, 2017.

For more information about the Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies and the application process see If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the University at

Call for Applications for Master’s Programme at Heidelberg University

Heidelberg University welcomes applications for its 2-year Master’s Programme in Transcultural Studies. Across disciplines and national borders, students from around the globe can explore the dynamics of cultural exchanges. The emphasis lies on Asian, predominantly East and South Asian, and European cultures.

The M.A. Transcultural Studies is a research-oriented, interdisciplinary programme in the humanities and social sciences with a transregional focus. It offers a wide range of courses within an international research environment and is taught completely in English. Students are trained in transcultural theories and methods as well as in the study of cross-cultural exchanges in past and present, specifically between Asia and Europe. They specialise in one of three study foci: “Society, Economy, and Governance”, “Visual, Media and Material Culture”, or “Knowledge, Belief, and Religion”. They will learn to critically evaluate research tools and methodologies from different disciplines in order to arrive at a set of methods and theories, which is framed according to the specific research question and material.

Students are encouraged to spend their third semester abroad on study exchange or conducting a research oriented internship. They can benefit from partnerships with Tokyo and Kyoto University, the University of Hyderabad and Seoul National University that also include funding programmes. A study exchange to other Asian, as well as European countries is also possible.

Applicants must hold a B.A. or equivalent (minimum three years of study) in a discipline of the humanities or social sciences with an above-average grade. Furthermore, proficiency in English and two more languages is required

The application deadline for international students is June 15, 2017.

For more information on the programme as well as the application, requirements and process please visit

Universität Bonn sucht wissenschaftliche/n Mitarbeiter/in

Die Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn sucht für die Abteilung für Südostasienwissenschaft zum 1.4.2017 einen

Wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiter (m/w), 50 %

Die Stelle ist befristet für die Dauer von 3 Jahren.

Das Aufgabenprofil umfasst unter anderem Lehre im Fach Südostasienwissenschaften und ermöglicht eigene wissenschaftliche Qualifizierung. Zudem wirkt der/die Mitarbeiter/in bei der Vorbereitung von Forschungsanträgen mit.

Mehr Infos in diesem pdf.

Visiting Professorship and postdoctoral position at University of Passau

The  Chair  of  Comparative  Development  and  Cultural  Studies  with  a  focus  on Southeast  Asia  of  the  Faculty  of  Arts  and  Humanities  (Professor  Martina Padmanabhan) invites applications for  an

interim/visiting professorship (full-time) for 12 months

from  1  September  2017  until  31  August  2018,  covering  the  academic  year 2017-18  (winter  semester  2017-18  and  summer  semester  2018).
Remuneration for this professorship, which is a German civil service post, is in line with pay grade W2 of the German salary scale for professors.

Moreover, applications for a

postdoctoral position, available immediately,

are also welcome.

Please, click on respective position in to obtain further information.



Cambridge University Southeast Asian Conference 2017

CUSEAC is run by a group of passionate ASEAN students at Cambridge University and aims to create awareness about the challenges in the region among the wider Cambridge community. The theme for the conference is “Stepping up to ASEAN Challenges: Catalysing Youth Collaboration” and the focus is on promoting the exchange of ideas and encouraging constructive collaboration within the ASEAN youth community by providing participants the opportunity to work as a team and propose their ideas on how to tackle challenges facing this region. The conference will take place on Saturday, 4 March 2017.

The organising team is currently looking for PhD candidates and postdocs whose work pertains to Southeast Asia to be Mentors for CUSEAC 2017. There will be two workshops during the conference, where delegates will collaborate in groups of eight to discuss current ASEAN issues and formulate an action plan to address them. Mentors are responsible for facilitating discussion of a group in the Workshops and giving guidance to the delegates when developing solutions. There are no restrictions on the topics that can be discussed, but we will prepare briefing documents on Economic, Political and Social issues in ASEAN for the delegates. Prior to the event a briefing and practice session will also be organised for all selected Mentors. Mentors across all disciplines are gladly welcomed as long as their area of expertise is related to Southeast Asia.

If you are interested in becoming a Mentor, please kindly complete this form: by 22 January 2017. This will be an excellent opportunity for you to share your work relating to Southeast Asia, network with other passionate researchers and students from this region as well as shape the conversation around the future of ASEAN. The CUSEAC delegates would highly benefit from any insights you could offer!

To give you a clearer idea about what the event entails, click here for the event proposal. For  any further questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch (