IIAS-CSEAS Winter School 2016 in conjunction with the CSEAS Southeast Asian Seminar

For whom

The Winter Programme on Mapping the Aesthetics of Urban Life in Asia: A Dialogue with the Arts is meant for PhD Students and students following a combined PhD art, sound and/or sound art track. This means that we do not accept students other than PhD researchers.


It is no longer possible to apply for the Winter School.

Selection procedure

The programme allows a maximum of 20 participants. All applicants, who registered before the deadline, will be informed about the selection before 31 August 2015. We will not correspond about the outcome of the selection procedure.

Registration fee

Participants should pay the following registration fee: € 250.


Half-board accommodation (breakfast and lunch) for seven nights is included for the selected participants.

Travel costs

Selected participants are expected to fund their own travel expenses. Limited (partial) scholarships are available. For more information, please see Financial support. We recommend that you try to raise funds to cover your transportation and/or other expenses as early as possible.


After you have received the confirmation of your participation, you will receive further information about the payment of the registration fee. You can pay with credit card (Master or Visa) and via bank transfer.  

Cancellation policy

Participation in the Winter School can be cancelled free of charge until 60 days before the start. If cancellation occurs within 60 days prior to the start of the programme, the fee will not be refunded.


Participants can receive a certificate for the Winter School. 

Who organizes the Winter School?

The 2016 Winter School on Mapping the Aesthetics of Urban Life in Asian Cities - A Dialogue with the Arts is organized by the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), Kyoto University, Japan

The International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) is a research and exchange platform based in Leiden, the Netherlands. IIAS encourages the multi‐disciplinary and comparative study of Asia and promotes national and international cooperation, acting as an interface between academic and non‐academic partners, including cultural, social and policy organisations. The main research foci are Asian cities, dynamics of cultural heritage, and the global projection of Asia. These themes are broadly framed so as to maximise interactions and collaborative initiatives. IIAS is also open to new ideas of research and policy‐related projects.

In keeping with the Dutch tradition of transferring goods and ideas, IIAS works both as an academically informed think tank and as a clearinghouse of knowledge. It provides information services, builds networks and sets up cooperative programmes. Among IIAS activities are the organisation of seminars, workshops and conferences, outreach programmes for the general public, the publication of an internationally renowned newsletter, support of academic publication series, and maintaining a comprehensive database of researchers and Asian studies institutions. IIAS hosts the secretariats of the European Alliance for Asian Studies and the International Convention of Asian Scholars. In this way, IIAS functions as a window on Europe for non‐European scholars, contributing to the cultural rapprochement between Asia and Europe.

The Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) Kyoto University, is Japan’s premiere research Center for Southeast Asia. Based in Kyoto, the Center has a history spanning 50 years. Following historical and contemporary developments in the region, CSEAS works closely with partner institutions, scholars and intellectuals in Asia as well as in Europe and USA to develop a unique form of area studies: one based in fieldwork in the human and ecological landscapes of the region and engaged with the challenges facing these societies. CSEAS researchers carry out detailed and long-term studies to understand and explain the dynamic complexities of this diverse region.