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IIAS Events

November 2018

October
30
2018
Other

From 30 October to 2 November, presenters from various Taiwanese organisations will show how they work to regenerate urban areas by engaging local communities in practical craft and place making activities, using vernacular culture and urban heritage as a resource. The program consists of workshops, presentations, documentaries and an exhibition.

November
01
2018
Call for submissions

The International Institute for Asian Studies offers an annual award for the best master’s thesis in the broad field of Asian studies, written at a Dutch University.

November
06
2018
IIAS Lunch Lecture

Thanks to surviving narrations, it is possible to coherently trace the history of the scholarly family of the Ḍiṇḍima poets, who served the empire of Vijayanagara (1336-1565) for more than two centuries. David Pierdominici will give an overview about the available attestations, which come from very heterogeneous realms, mostly connected to the epigraphical, literary and historical ones in Sanskrit, Tamil and Telugu languages. He will also address the formation of the literary identity and auto-perception of these poets who unhumbly referred to themselves as Sārvabhaumakavis, “the Emperors among Poets”.

November
20
2018
IIAS Annual Lecture
This year's Annual Lecture of the International Institute for Asian Studies will be delivered by Ruben Terlou. 
November
23
2018
Film screening

Film screening and discussion with the visiting director, Arif Yousuf. Drinks afterwards.

'Blockade' is an American perspective on the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971, when Bengalis in the Eastern wing of Pakistan demanded independence. A humanitarian crisis and an international war swept the Bengal Delta, while a military dictatorship cracked down, leading to the birth of a new nation: Bangladesh.

November
27
2018
Buddhist Studies Lectures

Lecture by Vincent Tournier, Maître de conférences at the École française d’Extrême-Orient (EFEO), Paris, France. Drinks afterwards

November
29
2018
Symposium

Three-day symposium (29 Nov-1 Dec 2018). Most cities in Asia are coastal delta cities or cities along major river systems or water bodies. Current policy discourses on water in cities—in Asia and worldwide—tend to treat water narrowly as a threat and as an element to engineer against and overcome (in the case of floods) or (in the case of scarcity) as a resource to be better managed and regulated. What is missing in this rather uni-dimensional and technocratic approach to water is an appreciation of the multiple engagements between human beings and water, in historical context.