International Institute for Asian Studies

Submit your event to the global agenda. You have to be registered first.
Log in/Register
To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.

Deadlines Global Agenda

Call for papers
1 July 2017
Call for abstracts
1 September 2017
Call for papers
30 September 2017

Reports

IIAS Events

June 2017

June
06
2017
IIAS lecture

A lecture by Nobuo Takamori, Curator at Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan.

June
06
2017
LeidenGlobal lecture

Prof. Dr Wayne Modest will give a lecture on LeidenGlobal's central theme of this year: "Heritage on the Move". The lecture coincides with the launch of the LeidenGlobal photo exhibition on the same theme, by Prof. Dr Mark Rutgers, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities of Leiden University. After the lecture and the exhibition launch, everyone is warmly invited for drinks.

June
07
2017
Film screening

Please joins us on Wednesday evening for the screening of three short films shot in Indonesia, followed by discussion with the film makers and Q&A.

June
07
2017
IIAS lecture

In this talk, Hue-Tam Ho Tai will introduce two female spirit mediums who are believed to be able to channel Ho Chi Minh. As such, they enjoy the support of powerful men and attract followers from all walks of life. While they are careful to always assert that they “wholeheartedly follow Uncle Ho and the Party,” the belief that Ho Chi Minh speaks through them subtly challenges the state’s monopoly on the legacy of Ho Chi Minh and hence the moral authority it derives from being its inheritor.
Drinks afterwards. Please register.

June
08
2017
IIAS Lunch Lecture

Alcohol is extremely controversial on contemporary, Islamic, Java, and was an ambiguous substance even in pre-modern times. In this lecture, Jirí Jákl will discuss five selected themes pertaining to the use of alcohol in Java before 1500 CE. Adopting a modern perspective, he will also discuss the uses of alcohol on modern Hindu Bali, where palm wine and other fermented and distilled drinks continue to be consumed by many, and where alcohol has a great number of ritual uses, some traceable to pre-Islamic Java, some of a more local origin.

June
16
2017
Workshop

A workshop organised by Dr. Berthe Jansen, post-doc at the Leiden Institute for Area Studies, in the context of her NWO-funded VENI project “The interaction between religion and the law in Tibet”. Comprising six lectures and a special exhibition of Tibetan manuscripts, the workshop is open to a wider audience, consisting of students of Asian Studies and Religious Studies, Tibetan Buddhists (both Western and Tibetan), legal specialists, and the general interested public. Drinks afterwards, please register (required).

June
20
2017
IIAS Lunch Lecture

While a great deal of scholarly interest has been spent on the nationalist politics of the Tamil Tigers (LTTE), very few scholars have tried to understand the emic meaning of being a Tiger fighter. How did one become a LTTE fighter? During their exile how do the former fighters remember their time in the movement? Giacomo Mantovan will discuss how boys and girls were transformed by LTTE into soldiers who dedicated their lives to the struggle for independence. This research is based on a long-term ethnography (2008 – 2017) among the Sri Lankan Tamil community in Paris.

June
27
2017
UKNA - Urban Asia presentation series

An UKNA lunch lecture by Negar Sanaan Bensi (Delft University of Technology).
The bazaar is a complex notion and a loaded term. Not only it has implication in diverse disciplines, but also it carries various definitions. Depending on the context in which it is used, the bazaar (and its adjectival form: bazaari) might be depicted as a place, a form of economy, a social class or a way of life and thus it can embody the notion of an architectonic object, a city, a territory or it can even be expanded to the region known as Middle East or the Islamic world.