Event: Academic Research in a Decolonizing World—Towards new ways of thinking and acting critically?

Workshop Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV) / Leiden University 8-9 October 2018 Introduction What do concepts of ‘de/coloniality’ and ‘postcolonial’ mean for current critical scholarship? During this two-day workshop, organized by the KITLV and Leiden University, we will explore why and how this question matters to scholars today. Together with … Continue reading Event: Academic Research in a Decolonizing World—Towards new ways of thinking and acting critically?

Rice-scapes across Borders: On the Asian Rice-scapes Panel at the 6th Asian Borderlands Networks Conference

The 6thconference of the Asian Borderlands Network was held at the American University of Central Asia in Bishkek, between August 13–15. The central theme, “Ruins, Revival(s) and Resources,” inspired the panel convenors to propose a broad array of topics covering the different corners of Asia. The detailed program is still accessible online here. Our double … Continue reading Rice-scapes across Borders: On the Asian Rice-scapes Panel at the 6th Asian Borderlands Networks Conference

Teaching the Neighbourhood: Notes from the Methodology Workshop

Last Thursday, on 30 August, LASPAD in association with Gandiol-based NGO Hahatay conducted a methodology workshop on the theme 'neighbourhood', at the Aminata Cultural Centre in Gandiol, Senegal. The workshop was attended by around 20 participants. Introduction The session began with a few words from Abdourahmane Seck (Gaston Berger University) and Médoune Diop (Hahatay), thanking … Continue reading Teaching the Neighbourhood: Notes from the Methodology Workshop

Teaching the Neighbourhood: A Methodology Workshop in Gandiol, Senegal

A Humanities across Borders (HaB) Methodologies Workshop in Senegal organised by LASPAD, Gaston Berger University in association with Hahatay son Risas de Gandiol (Hahatay, the smile of Gandiol)   30 August, 2018 at the Aminata Cultural Centre, Gandiol About Universities are confronted with a double challenge in relation to communities. On the one hand, they seem isolated … Continue reading Teaching the Neighbourhood: A Methodology Workshop in Gandiol, Senegal

Asia Beyond Boundaries: Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Primary Sources from the Premodern World

Leiden University 27- 31 August 2018 at Museum Volkenkunde Steenstraat 1 2312 BS Leiden The 5-day international conference Asia Beyond Boundaries: Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Primary Sources from the Premodern World will unite a wide range of scholars—working in the fields of history, archaeology, religion, anthropology, art history, classics, and philology—in an effort to explore new perspectives and … Continue reading Asia Beyond Boundaries: Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Primary Sources from the Premodern World

Call for Papers: (Re)Thinking Fashion Globalization

Seminar co-organized by The Transboundary Fashion Seminar & the Research Collective for Decolonizing Fashion Bunka Gakuen University Tokyo 15-16 February 2019 CALL FOR PAPERS There are few histories as entangled as ‘global fashion’ in terms of crafting identities, negotiating change, developing technologies and making communities. Diverse ‘world’ fashion histories have often remained largely undocumented, outside … Continue reading Call for Papers: (Re)Thinking Fashion Globalization

Roundtable: Resource Management and Political Power: Comparison between Africa and Asia

Institutional roundtable by the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies and the Institute of Developing Economies – Japan External Trade Organization (IDE-JETRO) at Africa-Asia, A New Axis of Knowledge – Second Edition 20– 22 September, 2018 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Convenor and Chair Shinichi Takeuchi, Director, African Studies Center - Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (ASC-TUFS) … Continue reading Roundtable: Resource Management and Political Power: Comparison between Africa and Asia

Indigo Traditions and Itineraries: Towards a Syllabus for Humanities across Borders

A Humanities across Borders (HaB) Methodologies Workshop at Taipei National University of the Arts (TNUA), Taiwan, organized in association with IIAS. October 25-27, 2018 Indigo was the ‘cross-over’ color par excellence: from the Orient to the European ruling classes, from a color-filled world of the wealthy and the churches in the West until the late … Continue reading Indigo Traditions and Itineraries: Towards a Syllabus for Humanities across Borders