Asian Geography

 

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The mission of the Asian Geography Specialty Group is to promote geographic research and to facilitate teaching the geography of Asia through professional meetings, publications and establishing contacts with Asian geographers, and developing an agenda for research and teaching grants. Members receive the Bulletin of Asian Geography edited by Todd Stradford, Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin-Plattville, Plattville, WI 53818 (e-mail: stradfot@uwplatt.edu).

Dues
Regular: $5
Student: $1

Chair
Jennifer Pomeroy
Assistant Professor of Geography
Department of History & Political Science
York College of Pennsylvania
Ph: (717) 815-1529

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  • Please Help AAG Survey!

    Dear AAG Specialty/Affinity Group Leader,

    We recently sent you the link to the survey requesting your feedback as we launch the search for the next Executive Director. Thank you so much to all who have provided your valuable input, and we’d still appreciate responses from those who have not yet completed the survey.

    At this time, we’d also greatly appreciate it if you would please forward the survey to your respective group lists and encourage their participation. The survey will remain open until Feb. 13. We really appreciate your help in gathering this information that will shape the direction of the search. Here is the link to the survey:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/ r/AAGExecDirectorSurvey Again, many thanks.

    American Association of Geographers - Executive Director Search Survey - surveymonkey.com
    www.surveymonkey.com

    The Search Committee welcomes your feedback as the American Association of Geographers begins its search for its new Executive Director. The following survey includes four primary questions and can be completed in 5-10 minutes.
  • AGSG Board Election - Call for Nominations

    Dear Asian Geography Specialty Group members,

    We are seeking nominations for three AGSG board positions, to be voted on in advance of the 2019 AAG meeting Nominees must be AGSG members. Each position is a two-year term, and self-nominations are welcome! The available positions are:
    • Secretary-Treasurer 
    • Southeast Asia Director 
    • East Asia Director
    The Secretary-Treasurer is responsible for taking meeting minutes at the AGSG business meeting, arranging conference sessions, and coordinating specialty group events (including elections and paper competitions. The Secretary-Treasurer becomes the AGSG President after completion of the 2-year term.

    Area Directors are responsible for arranging conference sessions, increasing interest in Asian geography, and assisting in administrative work for the specialty group.

    Please send your nominations (along with a brief bio) to me at glass@pitt.edu by February 20th, 2019 - voting will occur in March.

    Best,
    Dr. Michael Glass (Secretary-Treasurer, AGSG)
  • Call for Submissions - 2019 AGSG Awards

    Dear Members of the Asian Geography Specialty Group (AGSG):

    This is the first call for your submissions/nominations for the AGSG 2019 awards below, which include service awards, student paper and poster competitions, and travel awards for students. Faculty, please encourage your students to apply where relevant.

    Please note: Winners will be named via AGSG listserv, AGSG Knowledge Communities forum, and AGSG newsletter as soon as results are ready.

     Asian Geography Distinguished Service Award

    Nominations for the AGSG 2019 Distinguished Service Award are solicited from the membership.  The AGSG established the Distinguished Service Award to honor outstanding scholars in the field of Asian geography who have demonstrated notable scholarship and/or service to the specialty group or field.  Please send nominations, including a paragraph about the nominee, to AGSG Chair Dr. Jennifer Pomeroy (jpomeroy@ycp.edu) AND Secretary-Treasurer Dr. Michael Glass: glass@pitt.edu no later than February 15, 2019.

    AGSG Graduate Student Paper Competition
    The AGSG solicits submissions of single or co-authored papers with a focus on Asia. Preference will be given to papers by students only (although papers written in collaboration with faculty members are considered) and to unpublished, fully developed academic papers. Papers must not be submitted to any other specialty group paper competitions, and must not have won a prize in any previous AAG-related paper competition. The best student papers will be awarded $250. On occasion, a runner-up is selected, who receives $150. Please send submissions to AGSG Chair Dr. Jennifer Pomeroy(jpomeroy@ycp.edu) AND Secretary-Treasurer Dr. Michael Glass: glass@pitt.edu no later than February 15, 2019.

    AGSG Graduate Student Poster Competition
    The AGSG solicits submissions of single or co-authored posters with a focus on Asia. Preference will be given to papers by students only (although papers written in collaboration with faculty members are considered), and the poster must be displayed at the 2019 AAG meeting during the Asia Symposium on April 5th. The best student poster will be awarded $100. Please notify AGSG Chair Dr. Jennifer Pomeroy(jpomeroy@ycp.edu) AND Secretary-Treasurer Dr. Michael Glass: glass@pitt.edu that you will be presenting a poster no later than February 15, 2019.

    The A.K. Chakravarti Awards for Best Student Paper and Best Student Research Proposal on South Asia-(2 Awards)
    These awards were kindly established by (late) Dr. A.K. Chakravarti, Professor Emeritus, University of Saskatchewan, a noted researcher in the field of agriculture and nutrition focusing on South Asia. The awards are co-sponsored by the Asian Geography Specialty Group (AGSG) Regional Development and Planning Specialty Group (RDPSG). The Best Student Paper Award carries a $200 prize and the Best Student Research Proposal Award carries a $150 prize.

    There are no topical restrictions to the paper and proposal, but the geographic focus must be on South Asia. Manuscripts must not be more than 25 pages in length (double spaced), including references, tables and figures. The paper/proposal must be scheduled for presentation at the AAG Annual Meeting in 2019, thus the abstracts must have also been submitted to the AAG Annual Meeting by the conference registration deadline, although exceptions may be made in case of mitigating circumstances.

    Manuscripts should be fronted by a cover page comprising:

    (i)      Paper title,
    (ii)     Abstract of the paper (100 words),
    (iii)    Name(s) of the author/co-author, academic affiliation, mailing address, email address and phone number.
    (iv)    Specific award category (paper or research proposal)

    Manuscripts must be forwarded by the head or chair of the department or program, with a letter certifying that the student meets the eligibility requirements (i.e., author(s) have graduate student status, and have not submitted the same paper for other specialty group awards).

    PLEASE READ AND ADHERE TO ALL THESE REQUIREMENTS. Any departure from these will result in automatic disqualification of the paper.

    Deadline for final paper submission is February 15, 2019.  Please submit papers to AK Chakravarti Award Chair, Dr. Vandana Wadhwa (vandanaw@verizon.net), AND Co-Chair Dr. Nanda Shrestha (pokhara@yahoo.com).

    Student Travel Awards
    The AGSG provides student travel awards to facilitate and promote AAG Annual Conference attendance by students. Five $50 awards are made to students meeting eligibility criteria, which include:

     --Participation as presenter (paper/poster), panelist, or organizer at the AAG 2018 Annual Conference in Washington, DC; participation topic must relate to one or more of the Asian regions of Central Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, or Southwest Asia (one award per region).
     --Student membership of the AGSG, or a pledge to join membership (student membership is only $1)

     Applications should be electronic but sent through Chair or Advisor confirming your student status, and membership of AGSG (or pledge to join AGSG). Also include confirmation of your participation at the 2018 AAG Conference, as well as a simple budget outline showing any matching funds (personal/grants/departmental support).

    Submissions should be made by February 15, 2019 to the respective Area Directors:

    For Central Asia:              Vincent Artman at  vincent.artman@wayne.edu

    For East Asia:                     Stanley Toops at toopsssw@miamioh.edu

    For South Asia:                 Shrinidhi Ambinakudige at shrinidhi@geosci.msstate.edu            

    For Southeast Asia:         Marion Sabrie at sabrie.Marion@gmail.com      

    For Southwest Asia:        Nadia Abu-Zahra at nadia.abu-zahra@uOttawa.ca