AAS Digital Dialogues

AAS Digital Dialogues are online webinars on issues related to professional development and the field of Asian Studies. All AAS Members enjoy free registration for live Digital Dialogue sessions, which include the opportunity to ask questions of speakers. Non-members may view webinar recordings, which are posted at the AAS website and added to the association’s Vimeo channel following the event.

If you would like to propose an AAS Digital Dialogues topic, please contact Digital Media Manager Maura Elizabeth Cunningham, mcunningham@asianstudies.org.

Upcoming AAS Digital Dialogues

Meet Your Council: South Asia Council Open House

November 13, 2020, 7:00pm Eastern Time

The South Asia Council invites its members to join us for an open house informational meeting to discuss what the council does, the structure of AAS governance, and how the SAC can support you. LEARN MORE

Past AAS Digital Dialogues

Preparing Your #AAS2021 Proposal

June 24, 2020, 3:00pm Eastern Time

AAS 2021 Program Committee Chair Brian Hatcher, past Program Committee Member Miriam Kingsberg Kadia, and Conference Manager Robyn Jones review the Call for Proposals process and explain how the Program Committee carries out its work. WATCH EVENT VIDEO

Asian Studies and Black Lives Matter

July 22, 2020, 7:00pm Eastern Time

AAS President Christine Yano moderates a discussion among scholars William H. Bridges IV, Keisha A. Brown, Yasmine Krings, and Marvin D. Sterling about how we can address concerns regarding diversity in Asian Studies programs and research. WATCH EVENT VIDEO

Meet Your Council: CIAC Open House

July 31, 2020, 6:00pm Eastern Time

Join members of the China & Inner Asia Council for an informational meeting about what the council does, the structure of AAS governance, and how members might get involved in CIAC. LEARN MORE

Preparing Your Book Proposal

August 5, 2020, 7:00pm Eastern Time

Allison Alexy, a cultural anthropologist focused on Japan; Stephanie Chun, an acquisitions editor at the University of Hawai’i Press; and Sungyun Lim, a historian of Korea, will discuss how to craft a book proposal for an academic press. WATCH EVENT VIDEO

AAS Governance and You

August 25, 2020, 3:00pm Eastern Time

Presented by AAS Executive Director Hilary Finchum-Sung and Digital Media Manager Maura Cunningham, this webinar aims to enhance member understanding of the overall processes and procedures underscoring the day-to-day operations of the Association as well as provides fundamental information essential to understanding the function of our annual elections. WATCH EVENT VIDEO

Promoting Gender Equity and Fair Practices in Asian Studies

October 14, 2020, 5:00pm Eastern Time

AAS Executive Director Hilary Finchum-Sung will moderate this roundtable with scholars Kathleen Cruz Gutierrez, Laura Lee Junker, Colleen Laird, and Enhua Zhang, about possible shifts in practices and methods to address systemic gender inequalities in our field and at our institutions.  We will focus on ways in which we can work together to promote equitable and fair practices in professional development and mentoring in Asian Studies. LEARN MORE

AAS Digital Dialogues are made possible with generous support from the Henry Luce Foundation.

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