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RA-235021-16
Long-Term Research Fellowships at American Overseas Research Centers sponsored by CAORC
Glenn Corbett, Council of American Overseas Research Centers

Grant details: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=RA-235021-16

A Geographer’s Field Notes: The CAORC-NEH Senior Fellow Experience in Senegal (Blog Post)
Title: A Geographer’s Field Notes: The CAORC-NEH Senior Fellow Experience in Senegal
Author: Karen Barton
Abstract: In this essay, CAORC-NEH Senior Research Fellow Karen Barton discusses her research experience in coastal Senegal, where locals meet large scale environmental changes with resilience and optimism.
Date: 11/8/2018
Primary URL: https://www.caorc.org/single-post/2018/11/08/A-Geographers-Field-Notes
Blog Title: A Geographer’s Field Notes: The CAORC-NEH Senior Fellow Experience in Senegal
Website: Council of American Overseas Research Centers

The Joola: The Geographical Dimensions of Africa’s Greatest Shipwreck (Blog Post)
Title: The Joola: The Geographical Dimensions of Africa’s Greatest Shipwreck
Author: Karen Barton
Abstract: This interactive article explores the untold histories and legacies of the 2002 Joola shipwreck in Senegal, which killed an estimated 1,863 people. Despite more casualties than the Titanic, there has been no academic attention to the wide-reaching impact of the Joola. This article explores the incident through a geographic lens and by doing so, allows the traumatic event and the thousands of people affected to be adequately memorialized.
Date: 11/2/2017
Primary URL: https://focusongeography.org/publications/articles/joola/index.html
Blog Title: The Joola: The Geographical Dimensions of Africa’s Greatest Shipwreck
Website: Focus on Geography

Under the Sovereignty of Lok Ta - Spirit Owners, Climate Change, and Collaborative Management in Cambodia’s Prey Lang Forest (Blog Post)
Title: Under the Sovereignty of Lok Ta - Spirit Owners, Climate Change, and Collaborative Management in Cambodia’s Prey Lang Forest
Author: Courtney Work
Abstract: In this essay, CAORC-NEH Senior Research Fellow Courtney Work discusses the intertwined economies of development and environmental conservation in Cambodia’s Prey Lang Forest.
Date: 05/14/2018
Primary URL: https://www.caorc.org/single-post/2018/05/14/Under-the-Sovereignty-of-Lok-Ta
Blog Title: Under the Sovereignty of Lok Ta - Spirit Owners, Climate Change, and Collaborative Management in Cambodia’s Prey Lang Forest
Website: Council of American Overseas Research Centers

“There Was So Much”: Violence, Sovereignty, and States of Extraction in Cambodia (Article)
Title: “There Was So Much”: Violence, Sovereignty, and States of Extraction in Cambodia
Author: Courtney Work
Abstract: Anthropologists debate the usefulness of an “Ontological Turn” in theory and practice as a way to confront the social and ecological disjuncture at the heart of the Anthropocene. Is it possible, scholars wonder, to validate rather than rationalize the idea that mountains, rivers, and trees are social interlocutors as well as arbiters of justice, resource access, and societal well-being? In a twist of monumental irony, previously market-independent Cambodians are facing, in an odious confluence of fear, need, and desire, an ontological turn toward the rationalized notion that trees, mountains, rivers and all their inhabitants are important primarily as commodities that can be converted to money. This paper explores part of that nexus of fear, need, and desire through accounts of social relationships with the “owner of the water and the land,” whose permission is sought for territorial access and resource use. Successful navigation of relationships with the original owner of the territory require respect, solidarity, conservation, and offerings of gratitude. In return people enjoy resource abundance, ritual/technical knowledge, and good health. Improper comportment results in illness, loss of access to forest and water resources, and knowledge loss. In yet another ironic twist, the Development State (defined within) promises poverty alleviation, education, and health care for all those who master the extractive market economy. The paper explores how different ontologies give rise to particular social, political, and economic possibilities, and demonstrates that the punishments of the Original owner of the water and the land are visited upon those who either will not or cannot successfully navigate the extractive market system.
Year: 2018
Primary URL: https://www.pdcnet.org/jrv/content/jrv_2018_0999_5_14_51
Access Model: subscription only
Format: Journal
Format: Other
Periodical Title: Journal of Religion and Violence
Publisher: Philosophy Documentation Center

Explorations in the Transmission of the Ramayana in Sri Lanka (Article)
Title: Explorations in the Transmission of the Ramayana in Sri Lanka
Author: Justin Henry
Abstract: To be added
Year: 2019
Primary URL: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/csas20/current
Access Model: subscription
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies
Publisher: South Asian Studies Association of Australia

Reclaiming Ravana: Tamil Perspectives on Ravana’s Apotheosis in Sri Lanka (Article)
Title: Reclaiming Ravana: Tamil Perspectives on Ravana’s Apotheosis in Sri Lanka
Author: Justin Henry
Author: S. Pathmanesan
Author: Krishantha Fedricks
Abstract: To be added
Year: 2019
Primary URL: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/csas20/current
Access Model: subscription
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies
Publisher: South Asian Studies Association of Australia

Ravana’s Mechanical Flying Peacock (Blog Post)
Title: Ravana’s Mechanical Flying Peacock
Author: Justin Henry
Abstract: In this essay, Justin Henry, a 2017-18 CAORC NEH Senior Research Fellow, discusses the origins and implications of Ravana's flying machine, a popular figure in Sri Lankan versions of the Ramayana epic.
Date: 06/10/2019
Primary URL: https://www.caorc.org/single-post/2019/06/10/Ravanas-Mechanical-Flying-Peacock
Website: CAORC


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