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Indiana University


Doctoral Student Research Seminar

Re-Framing Area Studies: An East Asian and Pan Asian Perspective

In tandem with the Indiana University Press and IU Center for the Study of Global Change Framing the Global Conference (FGC), the EASC and the ANU-IU Pan Asia Institute (PAI) will host an IUB-UIUC joint doctoral student seminar on Saturday, September 28. Students will present their Asia related research, explicitly focusing on its transnational relevance to Global Studies, in an intimate setting with faculty mentors from IU and UIUC.

Prior to the seminar, participants will also attend FGC open sessions, including a keynote presentation by Arjun Appadurai on Thursday, September 26. Participants must register for FGC by September 19. Registration is free and can be completed via the web at

Additionally, Bloomington’s 20th Annual Lotus World Music and Arts Festival which features superb artists from around the world, will be held September 25 – 28. The streets of Bloomington come alive in the evenings with music—especially invigorating after a day of intellectual engagement on topics of global significance.

Presentation Topics:
Students from across the disciplines who are conducting research on Asia (defined to include West Asia and the Pacific) are qualified to participate in the seminar. Students must focus their presentation on how their specific topis can inform global and transnational studies.

Seminar Schedule:
Saturday, September 28, 2013 (All times listed in EST)
Noon – 1:30 p.m. Lunch (generously provided by FGC)
1 – 1:30 p.m. Registration and check-in
1:30 – 1:45 p.m. Opening remarks and conference introduction
1:45 – 3:45 p.m. Presentation sessions
4 – 4:30 p.m. Closing remarks

Maximum Student Participants:
10 (5 University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, 5 Indiana University)

Nomination Procedure:
Faculty from IU and UIUC are asked to nominate one to two doctoral students who have done or are doing research related to the presentation topics. The maximum number of students accepted will be 10. In the event that more than 10 students are nominated, EASC will choose the final list of attendees from those nominated.

To nominate a candidate submit a recommendation with the following documents attached:

  • Student CV
  • Presentation abstract (max. 250 words, not including title and keywords)
  • Proposals for 15- or 20-minute presentations

Recommendations and supporting materials should be submitted via email to no later than 5:00 p.m., September 3.

Amenities provided by EASC:

  • Two-night’s lodging for selected UIUC student presenters
  • One dinner (Friday evening) for all faculty and presenters
  • Needed materials and supplies for the conference

Note: Students are required to arrange their own transportation to the Bloomington venue. As noted above, they are also required to register for FGC by September 19. Check-in for the conference begins promptly at 1 p.m. EST on September 26. The conference runs through lunch on Saturday, September 28. At that time we will convene our seminar. Registration for FGC entitles participants to free breakfast and lunch on Friday and Saturday, as well as the reception on Thursday evening.

East Asian Studies Center and ANU-IU Pan Asia Institute.