Chayan Vaddhanaphuti

Chayan Vaddhanaphuti received his BA from Chulalongkorn University, MPA from National Institute of Development Administration, MA in Anthropology from Stanford University and PhD in International Development Education with concentration in Anthropology from the same university.  He received the Honorary Doctorate in Social Anthropology from Goteborg University, Sweden, in 2004. His main interests include development studies, … Continue reading Chayan Vaddhanaphuti

Event: Delhi Dialogues

The Centre for Community Knowledge in collaboration with India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) will be organising Delhi Dialogues—an exhibition of photographs of everyday life in Delhi from the 1930s–1990s. Selected works of amateur photographers will be displayed under various themes that have emerged from the Delhi Visual Archive set up by the Centre for Community Knowledge. … Continue reading Event: Delhi Dialogues

Rice-scapes across Borders: On the Asian Rice-scapes Panel at the 6th Asian Borderlands Networks Conference

The 6thconference of the Asian Borderlands Network was held at the American University of Central Asia in Bishkek, between August 13–15. The central theme, “Ruins, Revival(s) and Resources,” inspired the panel convenors to propose a broad array of topics covering the different corners of Asia. The detailed program is still accessible online here. Our double … Continue reading Rice-scapes across Borders: On the Asian Rice-scapes Panel at the 6th Asian Borderlands Networks Conference

Teaching the Neighbourhood: Notes from the Methodology Workshop

Last Thursday, on 30 August, LASPAD in association with Gandiol-based NGO Hahatay conducted a methodology workshop on the theme 'neighbourhood', at the Aminata Cultural Centre in Gandiol, Senegal. The workshop was attended by around 20 participants. Introduction The session began with a few words from Abdourahmane Seck (Gaston Berger University) and Médoune Diop (Hahatay), thanking … Continue reading Teaching the Neighbourhood: Notes from the Methodology Workshop

Teaching the Neighbourhood: A Methodology Workshop in Gandiol, Senegal

A Humanities across Borders (HaB) Methodologies Workshop in Senegal organised by LASPAD, Gaston Berger University in association with Hahatay son Risas de Gandiol (Hahatay, the smile of Gandiol)   30 August, 2018 at the Aminata Cultural Centre, Gandiol About Universities are confronted with a double challenge in relation to communities. On the one hand, they seem isolated … Continue reading Teaching the Neighbourhood: A Methodology Workshop in Gandiol, Senegal

Colour as Word, Virtue and Vehicle

Linguistic Dynamics and Aesthetic, Economic and Therapeutic Potentialities of Indigo This project explores indigo as a relevant topic encompassing practices in India and other countries in Asia, three countries of the West African platform (Ghana, Burkina Faso and Mali) and connections with Switzerland. The country project will involve research collaboration as well as scientific co-production. … Continue reading Colour as Word, Virtue and Vehicle

Project Update:The Cultural Production of Dissent in Myanmar

Over the next few weeks, the blog will feature updates from our principal investigators on all the projects under the HaB umbrella. These updates will reflect the discussions and activities that took place over the past year, the connections forged, the challenges faced, and outlines for the future. Project Update The Cultural Production of Dissent … Continue reading Project Update:The Cultural Production of Dissent in Myanmar

Project Update: India’s Northeast: Where Women Make Up Another Tribe

Over the next few weeks, the blog will feature updates from our principal investigators on all the projects under the HaB umbrella. These updates will reflect the discussions and activities that took place over the past year, the connections forged, the challenges faced, and outlines for the future. Project Update India's Northeast: Where Women Make … Continue reading Project Update: India’s Northeast: Where Women Make Up Another Tribe