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IIAS Events

February 2017

February
07
2017
IIAS Lunch Lecture

The ecologically unstable landscape of the Bengal delta created havoc for Benjamin Lacam’s project to build a harbor. His failed infrastructural venture to connect Calcutta to the delta brings to light the entangled relation between property, environment and law. A presentation about the formation of land rights in this Indian delta area by Debjani Bhattacharyya. Lunch is provided.

February
07
2017
Film screening

Focusing on transgender issues in Indonesia, the first screening of the 'Framing Asia' film series will feature two short films, 'Renita, Renita' and 'Accross Gender', followed by discussion with filmmaker Anouk Houtman and Intan Paramaditha, Indonesian author and lecturer in media and film studies at Macquarie University, Sydney.

February
14
2017
IIAS Lunch Lecture

Dr Yanliu Lin (KU Leuven) will discuss how internet technologies shape new patterns of urban transformation in China

February
21
2017
Film screening

A four-day film festival (21-24 Feb.) of nine films by master auteurs from India. The festival will close with a masterpiece by Sri Lankan neo-realist James Lester Peries and an Expert's Panel. Drinks afterwards (pls. let us know if you intend to come).

February
28
2017
IIAS Lunch Lecture

In this lecture, Dr Radu Leca will illustrate recent theoretical developments from global history and cartographic studies to maps of Japan held in the Leiden University Libraries. By studying seals, inscriptions and other cartographic paratexts preserved on the maps, we can recover their social and material agency. This approach contributes to the decentering of the Eurocentric narrative by acknowledging the synchronicity and intermeshing of multiple ‘movable centers’.