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January 31, 2012

Social Media and Cross-border Cultural Transmissions: Technologies, Policies, Industries

CALL FOR PAPERS (DEADLINE: 24 FEBRUARY 2012)
Organized by the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore

Date: 21-22 June 2012
Venue: Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore
Website:http://www.ari.nus.edu.sg/events_categorydetails.asp?categoryid=6&eventid=1252

This interdisciplinary workshop takes a transcultural approach to exploring newly emerging online practices of cultural transmission. Culture industries across Asia have been dynamically transformed during the past decades, and are significantly affected by multilayered economic, socio-political and technological turbulence occurring on both global and domestic levels. This workshop explores how social media, online consumer practices and transcultural pop flows have facilitated the emergence and development of new global cultural distribution avenues and transformed the cultural industry landscape, and how Asia is at the centre of this newly emerging global cultural economy. The workshop will focus on three specific areas:

1. Technologies: this workshop identifies key moments in the development of cultural distribution in the era of Web 2.0 technology. In particular, it focuses on the increased use of mobile social media in Asia, and its socio-politico-economic implications in the region—in both the positive and negative perspectives.

2. Policies: this workshop explores the relationship between changed consumer practices and market environments in Asia, and its influence on the re/formation of media cultural policies and governance in various Asian countries (such as policy-making around the copyright and online piracy issues).

3. Industries: this workshop expands current theorisations on the global cultural distribution dynamics, dynamics that were once predominantly centred on the Euro-American axis. Dynamics that are now empowered by Web 2.0-driven user participation on social networking sites (SNS), yet are still under the significant influence of dominant corporate media chains.

The primary intention of the workshop is to examine both positive and negative connotations of the impact of Web 2.0 technologies on cross-border cultural transmission and the transformation of cultural industries in Asia. This workshop aims to explore the following questions:

• How have contemporary cultural flows formed by particular combinations of globalisation dynamics and technological innovations, and how and why has Asia become the emerging hub of such a phenomenon?
• Who is at the centre of these changed cultural distribution dynamics, and how do they combine and appropriate old and new modes of cultural distribution?
• To what extent is such a newly emerging mode of cultural distribution still a tool employed by powerful groups (e.g., corporate media and state governments) attempting to support their control and domination of pop consumer groups?
• In what ways has web user participation, particularly online youth activities on social networking sites, shifted the mode of “transcultural flows” in the global cultural market environment?
• How have such shifts demonstrated the expansion of the dynamics of global cultural flows, considering they were once predominantly centred on the Euro-American axis?
• How have changes in these paradigms affected the cultural industries in Asia and elsewhere in the context of transformations in industry structure, technology, market development and policy-making?

The workshop is intended to be an intimate gathering of scholars across all social science fields and disciplines, both within and outside Asia. We invite the submission of theoretical and empirical contributions to the study of transcultural flows of Asian popular products in the era of Web 2.0 technology. In this, we encourage papers that reflect the diverse media cultural dynamics active within the different areas of creative industries and markets.


SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS

Paper proposals should include a title, an abstract (250 words maximum) and a brief personal biography of 150 words using the Paper Proposal Submission Form. Please send your form to Dr JUNG Sun at arijs@nus.edu.sg by 24 February 2012. Successful applicants will be notified by mid March 2012 and will be required to send in a completed draft paper (5,000 - 8,000 words) by 15 May 2012.

CONTACT DETAILS

Convenor:
Dr JUNG Sun
Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore
Email: arijs@nus.edu.sg
Tel (Office): 65 6516 8568


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January 30, 2012

Graduate Forum on Southeast Asia Studies

CALL FOR PAPERS (Deadline: 19 March 2012)

7th Singapore Graduate Forum on Southeast Asia Studies
Organised by the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore
Date: 16 - 20 July 2011
Venue: Faculty of Law, Block B, Level 4, 469 Bukit Timah Rd
National University of Singapore @ Bukit Timah Campus
Website: http://www.ari.nus.edu.sg/events_categorydetails.asp?categoryid=6&eventid=1257


The Asia Research Institute (ARI) of the National University of Singapore (NUS) invites applications from postgraduate students who are engaged in research on Southeast Asia to attend the 7th Singapore Graduate Forum on Southeast Asian Studies on 16 – 20 July 2011.

This 3-day forum will be part of ARI’s 5-day Graduate Development Institute and Forum, which in addition to the forum will include two full days of sessions aimed to develop graduate student understandings of academia and relevant skills, through roundtable discussions with faculty, focused practical seminars and breakout group discussions.

This event coincides with the Asia Research Institute’s Asian Graduate Student Fellowship Programme 2012, which brings some 35 graduate students to ARI for a two and a half month period. These students will also participate in the Graduate Forum.

Postgraduate students working on Southeast Asia are invited to submit abstracts based either on work in progress that is at an advanced stage (i.e. already completed data collection and analysis), or on completed work. NUS students are encouraged to take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity to interact and exchange ideas with students from ASEAN as well as those from other regions whose interests focus on Southeast Asia.

This three-day forum, the seventh of an annual series of forums for graduate students who work on Southeast Asia, will be organised thematically. Themes broadly reflect (but are not limited to) the core research strengths of the Asia Research Institute, including the Asian dynamics of religion, politics, economy, gender, culture, language, migration, urbanism, science and technology, population and social change.

In addition to student presentations, experts from the region will also be invited to give keynote speeches, sharing their insights on challenges and issues facing contemporary social science scholarship.

Students whose proposals are selected for presentation at the forum will participate in the full 5 days of the Graduate Development Institute and Forum. Partial or full funding may be available for selected students. Funding will cover board and lodging for the duration of the forum, and in selected cases, air travel to Singapore by the most economical means.


SUBMISSION OF PAPER PROPOSAL

Graduate students should submit a 300-400 words abstract of their proposed paper using the attached form to Mr Jonathan Lee at jonathan.lee@nus.edu.sg no later than 19 March 2012. Click here for the Application Form.

The abstract should clarify the substantive issues which your paper will address and be firmly grounded in your own research project. Please include information on objectives, methods, and findings, as well as explain the original contribution the research makes to the field of study.

One confidential letter of recommendation from a supervisor should also be forwarded along with your form by the same date.
Successful applicants will be notified by 9 April 2012.

Those selected will have to submit full-length papers, of around 4,000-5,000 words in length, by 18 June 2012.

CONTACT DETAILS

Convenors:
Dr Michelle MILLER, Asia Research Institute, NUS (Chair)
Dr Jonathan BENNEY, Asia Research Institute, NUS
Dr CHEE Heng Leng, Asia Research Institute, NUS
Dr Kay MOHLMAN, Dept of Sociology, NUS
Dr LIANG Yongjia, Asia Research Institute, NUS
Dr Maria Wendy PLATT, Asia Research Institute, NUS
Dr SUN Jung, Asia Research Institute, NUS
A/P Titima SUTHIWAN, Centre for Language Studies, NUS
Prof Thongchai WINICHAKUL, Asia Research Institute, NUS

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January 19, 2012

The Philippines and the World - 9th International Conference on the Philippines

28-30 October 2012
Michigan State University

The Ninth International Conference on the Philippines will be held at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan USA, October 28-30, 2012. Please note the change from the previously announced dates. Held at approximately four-year intervals since 1980, this conference seeks to bring together specialists in all academic areas concerning the Philippines or Filipinos anywhere in the world. Within the context of disciplinary and cross-disciplinary sessions
we aim to foster interdisciplinary conversations among academics, policy makers, and interested members of the global community that will bring about greater understanding of Philippine matters and address issues of importance for the future of the Philippines
and of Filipinos in the homeland and its diasporas. Some of the round-table sessions will be internet-based to incorporate presenters located outside the United States.

We seek proposals for full panels, individual papers, and poster presentations. Papers should be original works that have not been published or presented elsewhere. Most panels will run for 2 hours, including at least 30 minutes for audience discussion. Proposals for individual papers will be accepted pending the ability of the conference organizers to place them within an appropriate disciplinary or problem-centered session.

Additional opportunities are available for poster-presentations.
Papers and panels are sought in all disciplinary areas, including the traditional Philippine Studies areas, as well as applied and developmental areas. Participants with specialized knowledge are sought for round-table discussions on topics of continuing importance,
including the state of Philippine studies, the Philippine economy within the Pacific Basin, transparency in Philippine public life, and anticipated effects on the Philippines of global climate change.

The conference registration fee will be $100 for faculty and professionals and $50 for students. The banquet, which is subsidized, will be an additional $10. Registration forms, payment details, and travel and lodging information will be available on the conference web page, which may be accessed after November 15 through the web site of
the Asian Studies Center at Michigan State University: http://asia.isp.msu.edu/
In partnership with The Asia Foundation limited numbers of scholarships will be available to cover airfare, lodging, and meals for students enrolled at colleges or universities in the Philippines whose proposed presentations are judged superior and who would otherwise not have been able to afford to participate.

Panel and paper proposals from potential participants in the Philippines will be vetted by the Philippine Studies Association in Manila. Submit by March 1, 2012 to:
Bernardita R. Churchill
President, Philippine Studies Association
Tel: (02) 921-4575; Fax: (02) 926-1347
Mobile: 0919-4905371
nitachurchill@hotmail.com

Panel and paper proposals from potential participants outside the Philippines will be vetted by the program committee in the U.S. Submit by March 1, 2012 to:
ICOPHIL Committee
Asian Studies Center
Michigan State University
East Lansing MI 48824-1035
asiansc@msu.edu

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Social Media and Cross-border Cultural Transmissions: Technologies, Policies, Industries

Organized by the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore
Date: 21-22 June 2012
Venue: Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore
Website:
http://www.ari.nus.edu.sg/events_categorydetails.asp?categoryid=6&eventid=1252

CALL FOR PAPERS (DEADLINE: 24 FEBRUARY 2012)

This interdisciplinary workshop takes a transcultural approach to exploring newly emerging online practices of cultural transmission.
Culture industries across Asia have been dynamically transformed during the past decades, and are significantly affected by multilayered economic, socio-political and technological turbulence occurring on both global and domestic levels. This workshop explores how social media, online consumer practices and transcultural pop flows have facilitated the emergence and development of new global cultural distribution avenues and transformed the cultural industry landscape, and how Asia is at the centre of this newly emerging global cultural economy. The workshop will focus on three specific areas:

1. Technologies: this workshop identifies key moments in the
development of cultural distribution in the era of Web 2.0 technology. In particular, it focuses on the increased use of mobile social media in Asia, and its socio-politico-economic implications in the region-in both the positive and negative perspectives.

2. Policies: this workshop explores the relationship between
changed consumer practices and market environments in Asia, and its influence on the re/formation of media cultural policies and governance in various Asian countries (such as policy-making around the copyright and online piracy issues).

3. Industries: this workshop expands current theorisations on
the global cultural distribution dynamics, dynamics that were once predominantly centred on the Euro-American axis. Dynamics that are now empowered by Web 2.0-driven user participation on social networking sites (SNS), yet are still under the significant influence of dominant corporate media chains.

The primary intention of the workshop is to examine both positive and negative connotations of the impact of Web 2.0 technologies on cross-border cultural transmission and the transformation of cultural industries in Asia. This workshop aims to explore the following
questions:

How have contemporary cultural flows formed by particular combinations of globalisation dynamics and technological innovations, and how and why has Asia become the emerging hub of such a phenomenon?

a. Who is at the centre of these changed cultural distribution dynamics, and how do they combine and appropriate old and new modes of cultural distribution?
b. To what extent is such a newly emerging mode of cultural distribution still a tool employed by powerful groups (e.g., corporate media and state governments) attempting to support their control and domination of pop consumer groups?
c. In what ways has web user participation, particularly online youth activities on social networking sites, shifted the mode of "transcultural flows" in the global cultural market environment?
d. How have such shifts demonstrated the expansion of the dynamics of global cultural flows, considering they were once predominantly centred on the Euro-American axis?
e. How have changes in these paradigms affected the cultural industries in Asia and elsewhere in the context of transformations in industry structure, technology, market development and policy-making?
The workshop is intended to be an intimate gathering of scholars across all social science fields and disciplines, both within and outside Asia. We invite the submission of theoretical and empirical contributions to the study of transcultural flows of Asian popular products in the era of Web 2.0 technology. In this, we encourage papers that reflect the diverse media cultural dynamics active within the different areas of creative industries and markets.

SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS

Paper proposals should include a title, an abstract (250 words
maximum) and a brief personal biography of 150 words using the Paper Proposal Submission Form. Please send your form to Dr JUNG Sun at arijs@nus.edu.sg by 24 February 2012. Successful applicants will be notified by mid March 2012 and will be required to send in a completed draft paper (5,000 - 8,000 words) by 15 May 2012.

CONTACT DETAILS
Convenor:
Dr JUNG Sun
Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore
Email: arijs@nus.edu.sg
Tel (Office): 65 6516 8568

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January 12, 2012

Buddhist Traditions: New Directions

2012 North American Graduate Student Conference in Buddhist Studies
September 14-16, 2012

The Buddhist Studies Group at the University of Virginia is pleased to announce a conference to be hosted on the UVa Grounds September 14 -16, 2012. Our interdisciplinary graduate student conference, entitled “Buddhist Traditions: New Directions” (see conference website), seeks to elicit a robust diversity of approaches to Buddhist Studies. In addition to approximately 15 paper presentations, for which this announcement serves as a call for proposals, we will also host two special events — an introduction to UVa Buddhist Studies faculty initiatives in the digital humanities and a workshop on teaching Buddhism to undergraduates. UVa’s more than thirty graduate students in Buddhist Studies look forward to welcoming you to what promises to be an enriching collaborative experience.

Paper Proposals
We are seeking paper proposals from students currently enrolled in M.A. or Ph.D. programs in Buddhist Studies or related fields. The fifteen papers selected for presentation will be organized into panels, each chaired by a faculty respondent. Presentations will not exceed twenty minutes. Please submit your proposal of 500 words, along with your name, university and department affiliation, and a brief bio, to uvabuddhiststudies@virginia.edu by April 1, 2012. You will be notified in May of the status of your proposal, after which we will publish a detailed schedule of the conference.

Funding
University of Virginia entities have allocated generous funding to cover the costs of all lodging and meals for students presenting papers. Travel funds, however, should be obtained from the students’ home institutions or other sources. We also invite non-presenting students to attend at their own cost.

Contact
Please submit your proposals and any questions to uvabuddhiststudies@virginia.edu. Graduate students Manuel Lopez (mal5f@virginia.edu), Matt Zito (mjz3pm@virginia.edu), and Christie Kilby Robinson (cak9pn@virginia.edu) are the conference organizers whom you may also contact with questions.

--
Christina Kilby Robinson
Ph.D. Student, History of Religions
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia USA

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January 11, 2012

CFP: Militia, Religion and the Legitimation of Violence in Southeast Asia

Militia, Religion and the Legitimation of Violence in Southeast Asia 14-15 June 2012
Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore

Deadline for the abstracts and bio data is 13 FEBRUARY 2012.

Workshop website: http://www.ari.nus.edu.sgevents_categorydetails.asp?categoryid=6&eventid=1245

Militia and other forms of local non-state security arrangements across Southeast Asia typically emerge in response to state weakness and political instability. In such circumstances, it is not unusual for religious groups to implement their own law enforcement and security arrangements. Given that the state seldom encompasses the entire field of justice and security provision, it is important to examine the internal dynamics of non-state security groups and how they assert authority, resolve conflicts and re-establish order. In some cases, when responding to the social and political vacuum caused by state weakness, militias actually contribute to volatility and violence. However, security groups can also play an important role in local communities, and promote a sense of security that the police or other state instrumentalities are unable to offer. For instance, on the Indonesian island of Lombok many communities over the past decade felt they had no alternative with the collapse of the authoritarian government but to rely on local militia when faced with a perceived crime wave. The militia gave them some degree of comfort; however, these same groups elsewhere on the island were causing havoc (even attacking police stations). It is within this complex and often ambiguous law enforcement environment across the Southeast Asian region, within which the state has either vacated their responsibilities or provides limited support, to which this workshop will engage.

This workshop focuses on militia in Southeast Asia that are affiliated with religious groups or utilise religious iconography. An important consideration is how militia express their religiosity and what are the consequences for individual personal piety of participation in these groups. Interconnected with this is how do these groups use religion to recruit members, justify their behaviour and what kinds of religious practice and discipline underpin their activities. This workshop seeks papers that draw upon rich empirical and ethnographic research about these security groups that operate outside the boundaries of direct state control. A significant issue underpinning this workshop is an examination of the effect of these non-state security groups whether they be in the Philippines, Thailand or Indonesia. An essential part of this assessment is to review whether religious groups are, in fact, alternatives to formal state authority, and if they are, what are the consequences of this governance arrangement. This workshop intends to consider these issues from both historical and contemporary perspectives.

The key questions guiding the papers to be presented at this workshop are:
1. What is the rationale and political motivations for the development of militia? Are militias connected to religious educational institutions? If so, how does this relationship affect these educational institutions and their theology?

2. How do members of these groups experience their participation in militia and how does it influence their sense of religiosity? What kinds of religious practice, bodily discipline and training are practiced within these groups?

3. Militia in many parts of Southeast Asia have been accused of criminal behaviour and human rights violations, as a consequence, how has religiosity been used by militia to recruit or justify their actions? Are there other sources of legitimation of violence in the region? (such as nationalism, ethnicity, etc). Why is it that some militia are violent while others maintain a relatively peaceful role within the community? Is there any difference between “religious” militia and other types of militia in Southeast Asia?

4. How does the existence of non-state militia affect local community perceptions of state authority?

Dr Jeremy Kingsley
Asia Research Institute
National University Singapore
469A, Tower Block, Bukit Timah Road, #10-01, Singapore 259770
65-6516 1283 (DID) :: 65-6779 1428 (Fax)
arijjk@nus.edu.sg
www.ari.nus.edu.sg

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January 10, 2012

Thailand in the World: 12th International Conference on Thai Studies

University of Sydney
Sydney, Australia
Tuesday 22 - Thursday 24 April 2014

The University of Sydney is pleased to announce the dates of the
Twelfth International Conference on Thai Studies (ICTS12). The
conference will be held in 2014 during Easter Week, which is the week after Songkran and is a teaching break at most universities around the world.

Since 1981, ICTS has been held every three years at different universities in and outside Thailand. This will be the first ICTS to be held in a city outside Thailand that has a significant Thai population, and this will help define the over-arching theme of the conference. Thailand in the World also anticipates the ASEAN Community in 2015, recognizes the globalization of the Thai economy, and follows a longstanding interest of ICTS in the broader world of Tai cultures beyond Thailand?s borders. As previously, the conference will be also open to a wide range of themes in the field of Thai Studies.

The first full conference announcement and call for papers will be sent in August 2012. In the meantime, please ask to be put on the
ICTS12 email list and direct any other enquiries to brenda.kranz@sydney.edu.au.

The conference website will be launched in mid-2012.

We look forward to seeing you in Sydney in 2014!

Philip Hirsch
Professor of Human Geography, University of Sydney
ICTS12 Organising Committee Chair

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January 09, 2012

Religious Studies in Cambodia: Understand the Old and Trace the New

Conference
Siem Reap, 9th - 10th June 2012
http://www.siemreapconference.org

Call for paper
We are pleased to announce that following previous successful conferences on Epigraphy & Databases (2010) and Archaeometallurgy (2011), the Siem Reap Conference on Special Topics in Khmer Studies organised jointly by the APSARA, École française d'Extrême-Orient, Center for Khmer Studies and University of Sydney, will be dedicated, in 2012, to the History of Religions.

The epigraphical, architectural and iconographical material available to understand premodern Cambodia's society and history all attest to the centrality of religion. Despite this importance, however, very few studies have been dedicated exclusively to the topic of religion.
Indeed, the complexity held by this topic has many sources. The process once referred to as Indianization involved the transmission of the already composite system of Indian religions (?aivism, Vai??avism and Buddhism) into a barely known local system of beliefs. Recent discoveries from Buddhist studies - whether on discrepancies among texts and religious practices or on unveiled tantric texts and the wider recognition of tantric Buddhist aesthetic forms - add further layers to this complexity.

The aim of this conference is to take an interdisciplinary approach to the study of religion in order to render the richness of pre-modern Southeast Asian religions, and in particular, Khmer religion. By comparing pre-modern Southeast Asian civilisations, what can be understood of the common or characteristic choices of Indian religious features they each made? Consequently, what can be concluded about the local systems of beliefs followed at the time? How do contemporary religious systems reflect the strata of the Indian borrowings and reveal their own essence throughout their own evolutions?

The conference will bring together international specialists, colleagues and students from all the disciplines, who share a common interest in Cambodian and Southeast Asian religions, from prehistory to the modern period.

We invite submissions for topics on all aspects of religions in Cambodia, including History, Archaeology, Art History, Religious Studies, Anthropology, etc. Comparative papers on pre-modern Southeast Asian religions are also encouraged. By the collation of recent scholarship in multiple fields and the presentation of the latest theoretical works in Religious Studies, this conference will improve our understanding of Southeast Asian religions.

Colleagues who wish to participate in the Conference, to be held in Siem Reap on the 9th and 10th of June 2012, should submit the title of their paper and an abstract (around 150 words) by the 15th of February 2012.


The organising committee
Julia Estève, Damian Evans, Khoun Khun-Neay, Im Sokrithy, Dominique Soutif and Michael Sullivan.

For any questions regarding the Conference, please contact:
Julia Estève
École française d?Extrême-Orient; Phum Beng Don Pa, Khum Sla Kram, Siem Reap; PO Box 93300, Siem Reap; Cambodia Phone: (+855) 89 709 810; Fax: (+855) 63 964 226;
Email: esteve.julia@yahoo.fr

Damian Evans
The University of Sydney; Robert Christie Research Centre, 195 Phum Treng, Khum Sla Kram, Siem Reap; Cambodia Phone: (+855) 63 760 416; Fax: (+855) 63 760 416;
Email: damian.evans@sydney.edu.au

Khoun Khun-Neay
APSARA Authority, Siem Reap; Deputy Director General.
Email: kaqc2004@yahoo.com

IM Sokrithy
APSARA Authority, Siem Reap & Faculty of Archaeology, Royal University of Fine Arts, Phnom Penh.
Email: imsokrithy@hotmail.com

Dominique SOUTIF
École française d?Extrême-Orient; Phum Beng Don Pa, Khum Sla Kram, Siem Reap; PO Box 93300, Siem Reap; Cambodia Phone: (+855) 92 993 502;
Email: dominique.soutif@gmail.com

Michael Sullivan
Center for Khmer Studies; Wat Damnak, Siem Reap; PO Box 9380, Siem Reap; Cambodia Phone: (+855) 063 964 385; Fax: (+855) 063 963 035;
Email: msullivan@khmerstudies.org


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January 03, 2012

World Wide Asia: Asian Flows, Global Impacts

In August 2012, Leiden Global Interactions (LGI), Asian Modernities and Traditions (AMT) and the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) will host an international conference on the theme of ‘World Wide Asia’ to critically explore Asian migrations as a globalizing force.
Date: 31 August - 1 September 2012

Venue: Leiden, the Netherlands

Deadline for submissions: 1 February 2012


Confirmed Speakers:
Adam McKeown (Columbia University, USA)
Radhika Singha (Jawaharlal Nehru University, India)
Leo Lucassen (Leiden University, The Netherlands)
Call for Papers:
The theme of Asian migrations, in the broadest sense, touches upon a wide array of practices, infrastructures, social issues and configurations of power. The mobility and influence of Asian peoples and productions have been a driving force in reshaping global and local landscapes from ancient to modern times, as demonstrated, for instance, by the historical trade networks that facilitated European colonialism, the intensified global trajectories of commodities, ideas and technologies, and the redefinition of urbanization by processes emerging from the ‘Global South’.
This conference seeks to gain a nuanced understanding of Asia’s role in historical and modern articulations of the global. It seeks to explore the problematics of place, dislocation/connectivity, and culture from diverse Asian perspectives on travel, exchange, circulation, translation, identity, and global power. We are particularly interested in the following topics and issues with respect to Asia:
• Migration and the City
• Mobility, Markets & Human Capital
• Regimes of Identification
• Migrant Lives and Global Labor
• Borderlands
• Commodities and Migration
• Expanding Empires
• Disaster, Development and Aid
The conference will be preceded by a four-day master class on the same theme.
Submissions:
The deadline for submission of paper proposals is 1 February 2012. Please send an abstract of not more than 250 words, along with the proposed title, author’s name, affiliation and email to: worldwideasia2012@gmail.com. We will send out notifications in March.
Contact:
Carolyn Nakamura, Leiden University, P.O. Box 9515, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands
c.m.nakamura@hum.leidenuniv.nl, +31(0)71 527 26 55


LGI: http://www.research.leiden.edu/research-profiles/global/
AMT: http://research.leiden.edu/research-profiles/amt/
IIAS: http://www.iias.nl

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