Colonial Experiences and 
Their Legacies in Southeast Asia
An NEH Summer Institute ~ June 10 - July 5, 2019 ~ Honolulu, Hawai‘i ~ Hosted by Asian Studies Development Program

Colonialism Experiences and
Their Legacies in Southeast Asia
                                                                                     An NEH Summer Institute ~ June 10 to July 5, 2019 ~ Honolulu, Hawaii ~ Hosted by Asian Studies Development Program

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Participant Expectations by ASDP


All of the faculty selected to participate in the Institute will be expected to draft a detailed course module, syllabus or research project reflecting Institute content and themes. Modules and syllabi should include draft bibliographies or assigned readings, as well as information about film or internet resources that will be used in teaching the module/course. The final two sessions in the Institute program will be devoted to sharing these projects and their plans for enhancing Asian studies on their home campuses.


Throughout the program, the Institute Director and key presenting faculty will be available to meet with participants individually and in small groups to assist in the formulating and developing these projects. The Institute Director will also schedule meetings small groups of participants early in the second week of the program to discuss their project ideas.

Links to completed projects will be placed on the Institute website and made available to former and future ASDP program participants, as well as other educators who are interested in creative methods of introducing content on colonialism in Southeast Asia into college and university courses.

NEH summer institutes are remarkable occasions for collaborative, communal learning and often have impacts that extend beyond the required curriculum projects. A number of past programs organized by ASDP have resulted in multidisciplinary books, edited by institute participants and published in by the University of New York Press, that are geared to the needs of undergraduate educators rather than research specialists. We hope that such a volume will emerge out of the institute on Colonial Experiences and Their Legacies in Southeast Asia.

Participant Expectations by NEH

Full-Time Study and Tenure:

NEH Summer Seminar/Institute stipend recipients are expected to attend all meetings and devote full time to the activities for which the stipend was awarded during the announced period of the project. A stipend recipient may not accept a teaching assignment or undertake another major activity during the tenure of the award. Those who, for any reason, do not complete the full tenure of the project will receive a reduced stipend.


Dismissal from the Program:

All NEH Summer Scholars are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times. This requires a respectful attitude toward fellow participants, faculty, guest lecturers, and others in all settings (program sessions, field trips, etc.). Unprofessional behavior will not be tolerated and egregious or repeated violations of this principle will be considered grounds for dismissal from the program at the discretion of the Project Director. Reasons for dismissal may include, but are not limited to, repeated absences from scheduled activities and disruptive or threatening behavior.


Consult the NEH Principles of Civility, here:



All NEH Summer Scholars are required to evaluate their experience and report on their activities and accomplishments under the award. Participants will report at the end of the seminar or institute on online forms provided by the Endowment.

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