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July 8, 2013 10:57 AM

Amy Bhatt

Upcoming Public Lectures or Conference Papers:

1."Labor Migration, Households and
Reproducing the "Transnational Housewife"), to be presented at UMCP
as part of their Transnational South Asian series on November 15, 2013.

2.Dr. Bhatt is running a workshop on Feminist Oral
Histories at the University of Washington in January 2014.

3."Community Memories, Cultural Histories:
Life in the Pacific Northwest through South Asian Stories." Lecture to be
presented at the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience on
Jan 18, 2014.

4."Reflections on Immigration, History, and
Community Formation in the Pacific NW." Lecture based on Dr. Bhatt’s book,
Roots and Reflections: South Asians in the Pacific Northwest,  at the Search
For Meaning Book Festival in Seattle on February 15, 2014.

5.Invited panelist on a workshop entitled
"Using the Digital Archive in the Classroom," at the Association for
Asian Studies Conference, March 2014.

Irene Chan

To see a complete list of Irene Chan's current and upcoming events:

Devin Hagerty

Public Lecture: "Indian Security Across the Conflict
Spectrum," Joint FAO Program Asia Pacific Course, Near East South Asia
Center for Strategic Studies, Washington, D.C., September 16, 2013.

David Mitch

The Faculty of Educational Sciences at the University of Uppsala, Sweden, recently announced that David Mitch, Professor of Economics at UMBC, as been selected to receive an honorary doctorate in recognition of his scholarship on the economic history of education. The conferment ceremony will occur in January of 2014.

Anna Shields

Public Lecture: "Set in Stone? Posthumous Biographies,
Funerary Inscriptions, and the Building of Mid-Tang Literati Reputations,"
delivered at Harvard University's China Humanities Seminar on April, 2013:

Essay published in an edited volume just released from the
University of California Press, Idle Talk: Gossip and Anecdote in Traditional

Contract received from Harvard University's Asia Center for book
manuscript, "One Who Knows Me": Friendship and Literary Culture in
Mid-Tang China. Publication is expected in 2014.

Manil Suri

On LGBT issues in India:

Public Appearances for The City of Devi at various book
  • Outwrite LGBT Book Fair, Washington, DC, July 3
  • Decatur Book
    Festival, Atlanta, GA, July 31
  • National Book
    Festival, Washington, DC, Sep 21
  • Fall for the Book
    Festival, GMU, VA, Sep 27
  • Asian American
    Writers' Workshop, Brooklyn, NY, Oct 5
  • Texas Book Festival,
    Austin, TX, Oct 26
Recent Interviews dealing with Asian issues:

Constantine Vaporis

An EAA Interview with 2013 Franklin R. Buchanan Winner Constantine Vaporis.” Education About Asia, vol. 18, 3 (January 2014), pp. 68-69. 

Performance, Display, and the Spectacular: The ‘Great Peace’ and Samurai Culture in Tokugawa Japan.” Invited lecture presented to the Friends of the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD, December 17, 2013.

Published article titled "Alternate Attendance as Performance," in the National Museum of Japanese History's bi-monthly magazine "REKIHAKU." It was the lead article in the magazine's special edition on processions. December 1, 2013.

Awarded UMBC Presidential Research Professor, 2013-16.

Completed National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Institute, “India's Past and
the Making of the Present.” New Delhi, India, June 30-July 27, 2013. 

Book published: Voices of the Shogun’s Age. Contemporary
Accounts of Daily Life in Tokugawa Japan, 1603-1868. Westview Press, July 2013.
Paperback edition, Westview Press, July 2013. Winner of Franklin R. Buchanan
Prize (of the Association for Asian Studies) for Curricular Materials. 

Lecture published (in Greek): “Οι Σαμουράι στο Έντο και ο
Πολιτισμός της Πρώιμης Σύγχρονης Ιαπωνίας” (The Samurai in Edo and the State in
Early Modern Japan). Athens, Greece: Hellenic-Japanese Center, 2013 (ISBN:

Conference paper delivered: “Performance, Display, and the
Spectacular: The ‘Great Peace’ and Samurai Culture in Tokugawa Japan.” Invited
paper delivered at the Congreso Internacional de Asociación Latinoamericana de
Estudios de Asia y África (ALADAA), National University of La Plata, La Plata,
Argentina, August 14, 2013.