Macau Winter School

Deadline for applications: Closed

Welcome to the webpage of the Macau Winter School, a programme set up by IIAS in collaboration with the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (FSH), University of Macau, and hosted in Macau.

Project Outline

The Macau Winter School is the third such programme in Asian Studies run by IIAS. It will be co-organized this time with the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Macau, and will take place in the historic Chinese port-city Macau from 16-20 December 2013. The Macau Winter School is meant to elicit and interrogate new theoretical paradigms of postcolonial urban hybridity that are informed by experiences emanating from various contexts in Asia and beyond. Participants will be required to assess critically their individual work through discussions led by co-conveners. They will also test their knowledge against the background of the urban setting of Macau where they will reside for the duration of the programme. The five days of interactive “Winter School” training will follow the lines of former IIAS Summer Schools, with up to 20 internationally selected PhD students and three internationally renowned scholars in the field as co-conveners.

The programme will be run by three world-renowned scholars in the fields of Asian postcolonial hybridity: Prof. Engseng Ho (Duke University), Prof. Akhil Gupta (UCLA) and Prof. Michael Herzfeld (Harvard University). Research specialists from various academic backgrounds (history, Asian studies, social anthropology, art history, media studies, etc.) will combine their expertise to provide participants with an intensive and interactive experience. The event will also feature outside scholars in the fields of postcolonial hybridity and Macau studies.