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October 2017

October
02
2017
Call for panels

For this upcoming 6th Asian Borderlands conference in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, we invite panels and papers that address the following questions: How are borderlands in Asia creating alternative spaces for heritages, self-definition and the extraction of resources? How can these cases serve to rethink social theories of various kind?

October
05
2017
IIAS lecture

Through a selected set of images, Stéphanie Benzaquen, will give an overview of the representation of the Khmer Rouge regime in the arena of justice over the past forty years. Drinks afterwards.

October
06
2017
IIAS Lunch Lecture

Victora Ten studies the social phenomenon of ki suryŏn 氣修練 (氣修練 ki-training) as an invented tradition and examines how it functions within Korean society. Mind-body practices referred to as qigong in China and ki suryŏn in Korea are re-constructed in modernity on the basis of ancient East-Asian traditions. Utilising the practice of GiCheon developed in the 1970s as a case study, Ten investigates the experience of ki suryŏn, as understood and articulated by practitioners.

October
10
2017
IIAS Lunch Lecture

This presentations aims to show the postcolonial Indonesian Art and its historiography related to the modern. In particular, it will focus on whether the process of colonisation experienced by Indonesian art historians has impacted their perception of art history based on a Indonesian-centric approach, on the modernity in art, and on how the notion of modern art fits within the current conditions.

October
12
2017
UKNA - Urban Asia presentation series

We live in a crucial and game-changing moment in history, in the middle of a crisis of inequality and facing immanent climate change. Considering the shape of the 21st century world, what, in the end, is an 'appropriate development' for today? Stephen Read will illustrate with cases of historical and contemporary urban development, first in Europe and today in Shenzhen and close with a proposal for the ‘appropriate development’ of a small coastal city in South Africa.
Drinks afterwards.

October
16
2017
Roundtable

Nineteenth and twentieth century notions of South Asia borrowed from shared imperial circulations, nationalist interlinkages, and developmental timelines. It is less clear in the twenty-first century if South Asia remains a meaningful analytical optic with which to understand salient solidarities and strategies in the region. The participants of this roundtable, spanning the humanities and social sciences, will discuss South Asia's relevance as a continued and coherent arena of study.

October
17
2017
IIAS Lunch Lecture

Since 1985, the fishing sector in Morocco has been profoundly transformed by the Japanese cooperation. The improvement of infrastructure, fishing techniques and human resources have made Morocco less dependent on Europe and gained them more negotiating power over the fisheries agreements. Also, the development of the artisanal fishing sector helped the fishermen acquire advanced fishing techniques and hygiene standard for their merchandise, which made their product competitive in the international market.

October
19
2017
Modern South Asia Seminar Series

In this lecture, Dr. Sanjay Barbora (Tata Institute for Social Science, Guwahati, India) draws from fieldwork conducted in Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Nagaland (in India) and partly in Bhutan, to look at the ways in which a new discourse of entrepreneurship has become so important for understanding social and economic transformations in the uplands of Northeast India. Drinks afterwards.

October
24
2017
IIAS Lunch Lecture

Professor Michael Laffan (Princeton University, USA) talks about the complicated life and legacy of the Indonesian exile Abdallah of Tidore, popularly known as Tuan Guru (Master Teacher), who is said to to have been imprisoned on Robben Island by the Dutch for over a decade after his arrival in 1780, and to have profoundly energized the Muslim community at Cape Town after his release.

October
31
2017
UKNA lunch lecture

Since Timor's independence in 1999, followed by the destruction of most of the country's infrastructure by the retreating Indonesian army, the capitol of Dili has been a mirror of the social, legal and economic problems of the country. Through a number of different case studies, this presentation will debate how the interaction of different elements plays out in reconstruction and urban change in a context such as the Timorese.