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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 (

Post-doc position in Germany: Organic farming in Indonesia

At the University of Passau the  Chair  of  Comparative  Development  and  Cultural  Studies  with  a  focus  on Southeast  Asia  of  the  Faculty  of  Humanities  (Professor  Martina  Padmanabhan),  and the Chair of Development Economics of the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics (Professor Michael Grimm), invite applications for:

One postdoctoral and two doctoral researcher positions

Please, click on the link above for further details and disregard deadline dates.


Bali International 2017 Winter School: “In Search of Southeast Asia”

Applications are now open for

Bali International 2017 Winter School: “In Search of Southeast Asia”

This Winter School held at Udayana University in Bali, Indonesia, from 8-21 January and 5-18 March 2017 will offer superb two weeks of learning, sharing, cultural immersion, networking and connecting!

You can find more detailed information here: or click here for the booklet.

Bali International 2017 Winter School is designed particularly for students of various social sciences disciplines, namely International Relations, Politics, Sociology, Journalism, Media and Communication, as well as Economics and Business Studies, who want to learn – by using interdisciplinary approach – about the contemporary developments and political, socio-economic and security challenges facing Southeast Asia and the wider Asia-Pacific region.

Ausschreibung Indonesisch-Lektor/in an Universität Passau

Das Sprachenzentrum der Universität Passau sucht zum 01. April 2017, vorläufig befristet für
zwei Jahre, eine/einen Lektorin/Lektor für die indonesische Sprache. Umfang: 50% der Arbeitszeit.

Näheres finden Sie hier.

Stellenausschreibung: Akademische/r Mitarbeiter/in an der Universität Heidelberg

Am Institut für Ethnologie an der Universität Heidelberg ist eine befristete Vollzeitstelle als

Akademische/r Mitarbeiter/in

für drei Jahre ab dem 01.03.2017 zu besetzen.

Die Aufgaben sind schwerpunktmäßig Lehre (insbesondere grundständige Lehre sowie forschendes Lehren) und die Betreuung von Studierenden im BA Studiengang Ethnologie. Des Weiteren umfasst das Aufgabengebiet eigene wissenschaftliche Tätigkeiten, wie die Erarbeitung eines Projektantrags, und Mitarbeit bei administrativen Aufgaben.

Erwünschte Qualifikation ist eine abgeschlossene Promotion im Fach Ethnologie. Bevorzugte Schwerpunkte in Lehre und Forschung sollten sein:

  • Südostasien
  • Ozeanien
  • Mensch-Umwelt-Beziehungen, Ökologie
  • Islam

Mehr Details finden Sie hier.