Collaborative Teaching between Cultures and Fields: Curation of the Photo Exhibition ‘Dilliwale’ in Shanghai

In May 2018, a HaB border-crossing collaboration between Fudan University and Ambedkar University, Delhi (AUD) took place in Shanghai, focusing on the idea of a city through the lens of the residents. The outcome of this collaborative teaching programme was a photo exhibition titled 'Dilliwalle'. The photos of Delhi, on display from 25 May to 9 … Continue reading Collaborative Teaching between Cultures and Fields: Curation of the Photo Exhibition ‘Dilliwale’ in Shanghai

Towards a ‘Rice-scapes’ Syllabus: Notes on the Asian Rice-Scapes Panel at the Borderland Spaces Conference, Bishkek

At the 6th Conference of the Asian Borderlands Network, held in Bishkek between 13-15 August, members of HaB held a double panel entitled Asian Rice-Scapes: Topographies, Tastes and Technologies. Erik de Maaker and Dharitry Narzary, two of the panelists, provide here a recap of the papers presented at the conference, as well as notes on the … Continue reading Towards a ‘Rice-scapes’ Syllabus: Notes on the Asian Rice-Scapes Panel at the Borderland Spaces Conference, Bishkek

Project Update: A Shared Locale—Towards University–Community Co-operation in Amarapura, Mandalay

There are, at present, 171 higher education institutions in Myanmar responsible for producing human resources who possess the required qualifications for the socio-economic development of the country (National Education Strategic Plan 2016–2021). However, the quality of these institutions, in terms of both research and teaching capacity, is currently an issue. Less than 50% of the … Continue reading Project Update: A Shared Locale—Towards University–Community Co-operation in Amarapura, Mandalay

Event: Delhi Dialogues

The Centre for Community Knowledge in collaboration with India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) will be organising Delhi Dialogues—an exhibition of photographs of everyday life in Delhi from the 1930s–1990s. Selected works of amateur photographers will be displayed under various themes that have emerged from the Delhi Visual Archive set up by the Centre for Community Knowledge. … Continue reading Event: Delhi Dialogues

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

Intra-Regional Mobilities, Seething Xenophobia And Grassroots Pan-Africanism: Implications For Ghano-Nigeria Relations

The authors of the blog request readers of the Humanities across Borders blog to share their opinions on this draft paper. The authors will be happy to read and respond to the feedback. Please feel free to post comments below or email me at thomas123manuel[at]gmail.com. As this is a draft paper, it is requested that … Continue reading Intra-Regional Mobilities, Seething Xenophobia And Grassroots Pan-Africanism: Implications For Ghano-Nigeria Relations

From Accra to Ambedkar University, Delhi

African and Asian scholars have had multiple trajectories of collaboration. But these links are conventional. They tend to, by structure of form or content, nudge conversations to revolve around either international relations or economic globalization. In the case of India, themes and agendas with African partners tend to be around strategic interests, Chinese policies or … Continue reading From Accra to Ambedkar University, Delhi

Neighbourhoods and Cities: SEANNET’s Surabaya Roundtable, December 2017

Instead of going to our hotel, we head straight from Surabaya airport to kampung Peneleh. At the kampung, we disembark at the house of Hadji Oemar Said Tjokroaminoto, an Indonesian nationalist. Tjokroaminoto was the leader of Sarekat Islam, a traders’ co-operative that developed into a wider political movement. From his home in Peneleh, Tjokroaminoto operated … Continue reading Neighbourhoods and Cities: SEANNET’s Surabaya Roundtable, December 2017