International Institute for Asian Studies

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Deadlines IIAS

Call for papers
3 October 2018
Call for proposals
10 October 2018
Call for applications
1 November 2018
IIAS Events

September 2018


Building on the multiple encounters, interactions and dialogues initiated at the 1st Africa-Asia Conference (Accra, Ghana, 2015), the 2nd international Conference ‘Africa-Asia, a New Axis of Knowledge’, to be held from 20-22 September 2018, in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), seeks to deepen the explorations of new realities, and long histories connecting Africa and Asia.

IIAS Lunch Lecture

In this talk, Saraju Rath will explain how a close look at some of the characters used in various mercantile scripts, and those used in the better-known scripts such as Nāgarī and Śāradā, can help establish a reliable history of these script.

Indian Ocean Lecture Series

As the Academic Year begins, so does our new Indian Ocean Lecture Series.

Our first speaker of his year will be Dr Salah Punathil (University of Hyderabad). He is an anthropologist working on the communal clashes among Muslim-Christian fishing communities in coastal south India and currently a visiting fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen, Germany.