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  • What access difficulties does the pandemic present for fields dependent on site-based research (such as archeology, anthropology, art history, history, sociology, and more?) Are access difficulties specific to Asian studies that predated the pandemic being exacerbated by present conditions? What are strategies for redesigning or adapting research agendas in light of such considerations? How should this ​juncture​ prompt us to reconceive ​career markers and planning​?

     

    Roundtable speakers:

    • Tina Mai Chen, Distinguished Professor and Department Head, History; Acting Director, Asian Studies Centre; University of Manitoba
    • Wai Yee Chiong, Assistant Curator, Asian Art, RISD Museum
    • Sharon Domier, East Asian Studies Librarian, Amherst College, Smith College, and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst
    • Devin Fitzgerald, Curator of Rare Books and History of Printing, UCLA Library
    • Robert P. Weller, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Anthropology, Boston University

     

    This series of three webinars addresses the roles that scholars in the Asian/Pacific studies communities and allied fields can play in building a humanistic context for the current pandemic. They will address the urgent crises that public health, political, social, and economic conditions present to students and scholars in daily life, research, and work. The public is welcome; pre-registration required.

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  • Historians in Quarantine, Part II: On Digital History Teaching During and After COVID-19

    Monday, November 9th, 2020, 11 AM - 12 Noon Eastern Time

    featuring

    Dr. Cindy Nguyen  Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of History and Cogut Institute for the Humanities, Brown University

    Join Cindy Nguyen as she talks through concrete activities, tools, and materials, on remote digital teaching for history seminars. Drawing from her experience in critical pedagogy, inclusive design, and digital humanities, Nguyen will share three guiding principles (variation of modality, time management, and built in reflection) and how these approaches are built into the class structure and assignments. The session will conclude with time for Q&A and group discussion of challenges and experiences teaching during COVID.

    Moderated by Faiz Ahmed, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Advising, Department of History

    This is a live Zoom Event. Registration is Required.  To register for this event, please click the following link:

    https://brown.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwtd-igrTwjHNYsBEDxS2tD-ZWVHThxnPzG

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.

    All Brown University faculty, students, and staff are welcome to attend this event. For any questions on the Brown History Department’s What History Looks Like series and Digital History Forum of which this event forms a part, please contact the moderator, [email protected]

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  • Facing Precarity: Envisioning Careers in 2020 and Beyond

    What are resources for graduate students emerging into a collapsed academic job market? What kinds of skills and experiences should scholars in global Asian studies and other fields reliant on heretofore comparatively robust academic hiring adopt from extant programs and peers in other fields? What are the differences in hiring and work cultures outside the US? How should degree-holders prepare themselves for possible immigration and work restrictions in an age of economic austerity? And what are some ways that PhD holders have adapted their careers to shifting personal, intellectual, and economic circumstances?

     

    John Paul Christy, Senior Director of U.S. Programs, American Council of Learned Societies

    Ya-pei Kuo, Universitair Docent, University of Groningen

    Heather Ruth Lee, Undergraduate Coordinator of Humanities; Assistant Professor of History, NYU Shanghai; Global Network Assistant Professor, NYU

    Huwy-min Lucia Liu, Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology, George Mason University

    Emily Swafford, Director of Academic and Professional Affairs, American Historical Association

    Paul Vierthaler, Assistant Professor of Chinese Studies, William and Mary

     

    Webinar Series: Asian Studies (and beyond) for the Pandemic Age

    This series of three webinars addresses the roles that scholars in the Asian/Pacific studies communities and allied fields can play in building a humanistic context for the current pandemic. They will address the urgent crises that public health, political, social, and economic conditions present to students and scholars in daily life, research, and work. The public is welcome; pre-registration required.

    21st-Century PhD, Humanities