The Real Tastemakers: Portraits of Farmers and Spice Porters in India

An exhibition of portraits by Sarah K Khan, titled In/Visible: Portraits of Farmers and Spice Porters of India, is currently on display at New York University's Kimmel Windows Galleries. Khan, a Pakistani-American multimedia artist and scholar with a practice focused on food, culture, women, and migrants, shot the images over the course of a year, from … Continue reading The Real Tastemakers: Portraits of Farmers and Spice Porters in India

Myanmar through Food

  As part of a six-day intensive course on Myanmar, first-year students of the new South-East Asian Languages and Cultures programme at the National Chengchi University in Taiwan engaged in a student-led discovery project. Using the methodology developed under the Humanities across Borders project and with the guidance of Professor Tharaphi Than, they explored Huaxin … Continue reading Myanmar through Food

Event: New Traditions–Influences and Inspirations in Indian Textiles, 1947-2017

Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur presents an exhibition which traces an evolution of aesthetics in Indian handmade textiles from the country’s independence In 1947 till now. Reflecting the fields of art, design, fashion and craft, it presents paintings on cloth, tapestries, sculpture, carpets and rugs, saris, garments and other forms of creative expression in fabric. Together, … Continue reading Event: New Traditions–Influences and Inspirations in Indian Textiles, 1947-2017

Community Knowledge and a Pan-African Curriculum: Notes from the Methodology Workshop

12 June, 2018 The Methodology Workshop under the Mobilities of Grassroots Pan-Africanism project took off today in Takoradi, in the Western region of Ghana. In his opening address, Dr. Kojo Opoku Aidoo said this workshop is a historic and pioneering one. It seeks to generate community knowledge in the production of curricula. He pointed out that the rationale behind … Continue reading Community Knowledge and a Pan-African Curriculum: Notes from the Methodology Workshop

Shared Taste Conference

14th century banquets, British Empire influences on Asian food practices, ancient Indus foods, Jesuit tastes, Indian cheeses, pickles, Nyonya cooking and plenty of sweet things in China and Japan: this conference will give you a great taste of what modern scholars are working on in the field of Asian food. The Shared Taste Conference takes place between … Continue reading Shared Taste Conference

Day Two of the Academy of Failure, Beijing

26 May 2018, Beijing After listening to the ‘failure’ presentations on Day One, today's agenda involves visiting two so-called ‘urban villages’ on the city’s outskirts. Most of the village inhabitants are migrant workers whose home towns are thousands of kilometers away from the big cities. Relegated to the periphery, migrants have kept China’s economy humming, … Continue reading Day Two of the Academy of Failure, Beijing

Mobilities of Grassroots Pan-Africanism: Integrating Community-Generated Knowledge into a Pan-African Curriculum

The University of Ghana, Legon, and IIAS present the Humanities across Borders (HaB) Methodologies Workshop at Ahenfie Hotel, Takoradi, Western Region, Ghana 12–13 June 2018 Convener: Kojo Opoku Aidoo, Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana One-world epistemology is catastrophic, reduces difference and evacuates reality from non-dominant reals. —John Law The pan-African project initiated ‘from … Continue reading Mobilities of Grassroots Pan-Africanism: Integrating Community-Generated Knowledge into a Pan-African Curriculum

Modalities of Displacement in South Asia

Date: 14-15 June 2018 On June 14-15, 2018, the Asian Modernities and Traditions project 'Postcolonial Displacement' will organize a two-day international conference - Modalities of Displacement – at Leiden University. The conference will bring together experts from across disciplines, geographies and institutes to initiate conversations about ‘displacement’ in its multiple vectors, modalities and possibilities. The displacement … Continue reading Modalities of Displacement in South Asia

Erik de Maaker

Erik de Maaker (PhD, Leiden) is a researcher and lecturer at the Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology of Leiden University in the Netherlands. He studied anthropology in Amsterdam and Leiden and wrote a PhD dissertation that takes changing religious practices among the Garo as a starting point for an analysis of social and … Continue reading Erik de Maaker