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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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  • 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given to papers by students only (although papers written in collaboration with faculty members are considered) and to unpublished, fully developed academic papers.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

  • AGSG Board Election

    The voting slate for AGSG Board positions is now finalized. All current members of the Asian Geography Specialty Group are eligible to vote for the candidates. The voting period runs until 11:59pm on Sunday, April 8th.

    Thanks,

    Michael Glass, Secretary-Treasurer, AGSG
  • Final Call - AGSG Board Nominations

    Dear AGSG Members,

    At the close of the Annual Business Meeting (ABM) of the AGSG at the 2018 AAG Annual Meeting, the tenures of several of our current Board Officers will come to an end. Please send nominations for those who are willing to serve 2-year tenures (2018-2020) for the three positions below. Self-nominations are also welcome.

    Nominations should include the name, affiliation, and title of the nominee, and a brief (one paragraph) bio-sketch mentioning their credentials and other relevant information, such as their contributions to Asian studies and/or to the AGSG/AAG. If possible, please have the nominee add a line regarding potential plans for the AGSG if elected to the position. An accompanying photograph is desirable but optional.

    Please submit your nominations latest by March 23, 2018 to AGSG Chair Jennifer Pomeroy (jpomeroy@ycp.edu) and Michael Glass (glass@pitt.edu) for the following positions:

    1.     Southwest Asia Director: organizes and encourages sessions and scholarship on Southwest Asia, and is responsible for selecting the winner of the Student Travel Award for the Southwest Asia Region.

    2.     Central Asia Director: organizes and encourages sessions and scholarship on Central Asia, and is responsible for selecting the winner of the Student Travel Award for the Central Asia Region.

    3.     Student Representative: organizes and encourages sessions and scholarship on Asia, and is responsible for collaborating student participation.

    The electronic voting period for all three positions will begin on Monday, March 26th.