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 organises a conference in one of these border regions together with an Asian partner every two year.
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
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)
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
First ABRN Conference
Guwahati, Assam, India, 16-18 January 2008
Co-organiser: Indian Institute of Technology in Guwahati, India.
- IIAS (secretariat)
- Leiden University
- University of Amsterdam
- Researchers from various institutions worldwide