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www.asianborderlands.net and www.facebook.com/AsianBorderlands

 

Asian Borderlands Research Network
The Asian Borderlands Research Network has been developed with the intention of focusing particularly on the border regions between South Asia, Central/East and Southeast Asia. A conference is organised in one of these border regions in co-operation with a local partner every two year. The concerns of the Asian Borderlands Research Network are varied, ranging from migratory movements, transformations in cultural, linguistic and religious practices, to ethnic mobilization and conflict, marginalisation, and environmental concerns.

Asian Borderlands Research Programme
The purpose of the Asian Borderlands Research Programme is to encourage academic research on Asian border regions, including exchange between both local and foreign scholars from a wide variety of disciplinary backgrounds in the arts, humanities and social sciences. The concerns are varied, ranging from migratory movements, transformations in cultural, linguistic and religious practices, to ethnic mobilization and conflict, marginalisation, and environmental concerns. The aim of the Asian Borderlands Research Programme is to generate new knowledge and methodologies in order to better understand these transitional zones, and contribute to a reconfiguration of theoretical and methodological approaches to border regions in general. At present, the Asian Borderlands Study Programme primarily includes scholars who have been working on the transformation of culture and society in South and Southeast Asia.


ABRN Conferences
ABRN organises a conference in one of these border regions together with an Asian partner every two year.

2018
Borderland Spaces: Ruins, Revival(s) and Resources
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

2016
Dynamic Borderlands: Livelihoods, Communities and Flows
Kathmandu, Nepal, 12-14 December 2016
Co-organiser: Social Sciences Baha.


2014
Activated Borders: Re-openings, Ruptures and Relationships
Hong Kong, 8-10 December 2014
Co-organiser: Southeast Asia Research Centre at City University of Hong Kong

2012
Connections, Corridors, and Communities 
Singapore, 11-13 October 2012
Co-organisers: Asia Research Institute of the National University of Singapore and the Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS)

2010
Asian Borderlands: Enclosure, Interaction, and Transformation
Chiang Mai, Thailand, 5-7 November 2010

Co-organise: Regional Center for Social Science and Sustainable Development (RCSD) at Chiang Mai University, Thailand

2008 
First ABRN Conference
Guwahati, Assam, India, 16-18 January 2008
Co-organiser: Indian Institute of Technology in Guwahati, India.

 

Network partners:

  • IIAS (secretariat)
  • Leiden University
  • University of Amsterdam
  • Researchers from various institutions worldwide