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Call for Applications: Southeast Asian Studies Archives Fellows

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    Brian Bernards

    The University of Washington Libraries invites applicants for our Southeast Asian Studies Archives Fellowship Program funded by the Henry Luce Foundation.  We invite recent Ph.D. graduates, or finishing doctoral candidates across all disciplines in the arts, humanities and social sciences to apply for one of three one-quarter long full time paid fellowships in the 2021-22 academic year.

    Fellows will spend a quarter in one of the leading Southeast Asian Studies library collections in the country, and have the opportunity to learn about library and archival practice while working with Southeast Asia Librarian, Dr. Judith Henchy. We seek candidates able to engage with one or more of the themes of our Luce grant: the ethics and aesthetics of care and community restitution in archives and libraries; interpreting the archival traces of authoritarianism; new pedagogies and research to bridge Southeast Asian and Southeast Asian American Studies.

    Fellows will work on projects that build on their existing scholarly interests, and country or language of research, while engaging with one of the unique collections at the University of Washington Libraries.  Preference will be given to applicants with an interest in working with the following collections: the Elizabeth Becker Collection of documents on Democratic Kampuchea; the Adrian Cowell Collection of archival film footage on the Shan State drug trade and secessionist war; the Tristuti Rachmadi wayang manuscripts collection from New Order Indonesia; the Bob Jones Collection of books and journals on Indochina, 1900 to 1975; and the colonial-era Philippine materials in the University of Washington Libraries and Burke Museum, including those from the 1909 Alaska Yukon Exposition.

    Fellows are expected to give a lecture or seminar addressing the way their research intersects with a Luce grant theme. Their work while in residence will address one or more themes of the UW Luce grant in the form of publication, expanded dissertation investigation, or a collaborative outreach project that brings Southeast Asian, or Southeast Asian American communities into dialog with archives. Fellows must be in residence in Seattle during the 12 week fellowship period.

    UW Libraries is hosting a webinar on February 26 from 7 to 8:30 AM PST to showcase the library collections relevant to these fellowships.

    View the provisional program here, and follow the link to attend.

    No registration required.

    View the complete job posting here

    Application deadline: April 1st, 2021 or until filled

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