An Inter-Community Dialogue on Rice as a Site of Knowledge and Meaning

on 5–6 January, 2019Science College, Kokrajhar, Assam A two-day roundtable will take place in Kokrajhar, Assam, on 5-6 January 2019, organized by Ambedkar University Delhi in collaboration with the HaB program of IIAS, Leiden and INTACH, Delhi, to initiate a dialogue on rice as a site of knowledge and meaning in the Kokrajhar region.  Co-Convenors Dharitri Narzary, School of Liberal … Continue reading An Inter-Community Dialogue on Rice as a Site of Knowledge and Meaning

After the Harvest: The Koh Toh To Ceremony of the Karen in Huay Hin Lad Nai, Thailand

This report from the fields of Huay Hin Lad Nai comes from the research team at the Centre for Ethnic Studies and Development, Chiang Mai University, Thailand, as part of the project Living in and with the Forest in Northern Thailand. Members of the Karen youth community discuss the Koh Toh To ceremony, which signals the end of the harvest season among the Karen of Huay Hin Lad Nai.  https://vimeo.com/306969119 “Tho-B-Kha Pee-B-Syor Ma-Tha-Wee Tha-Tae-LeeOr-Ser-Kor-Me … Continue reading After the Harvest: The Koh Toh To Ceremony of the Karen in Huay Hin Lad Nai, Thailand

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: Living in and with the Forest in Northern Thailand

In February 2018, 17 members of the youth group of Huay Hin Lad Nai, aged between 14 and 27, started to conduct in-depth interviews with community elders on different topics in, such asthe historical background of the community, family and kinship structures, the villagers’ local knowledge on forest classification and natural resource use as well … Continue reading Project Update: Living in and with the Forest in Northern Thailand

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