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Towards a ‘Rice-scapes’ Syllabus: Notes on the Asian Rice-Scapes Panel at the Borderland Spaces Conference, Bishkek

At the 6th Conference of the Asian Borderlands Network, held in Bishkek between 13-15 August, members of HaB held a double panel entitled Asian Rice-Scapes: Topographies, Tastes and Technologies. Erik de Maaker and Dharitry Narzary, two of the panelists, provide here a recap of the papers presented at the conference, as well as notes on the … Continue reading Towards a ‘Rice-scapes’ Syllabus: Notes on the Asian Rice-Scapes Panel at the Borderland Spaces Conference, Bishkek

Workshopping HaB Syllabi: Mid-Term Humanities across Borders Meeting in Amsterdam

20–21 October, 2018 Amsterdam On the heels of the Fifth ACGS Conference in Amsterdam on 18–19 October 2018, members of the HaB network will convene to discuss the creation of HaB syllabi along the four key sites of knowledge/meaning: Food, Place, Word and Practice. On the first day of the meeting, after an introductory note by Aarti … Continue reading Workshopping HaB Syllabi: Mid-Term Humanities across Borders Meeting in Amsterdam

Global Critical Pedagogies: ACGS Conference Programme

The fifth conference of the Amsterdam Centre for Globalisation Studies (ACGS), organised in cooperation with the Humanities across Borders network of the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS), focuses on critical global pedagogies. It does so along the lines of four interrelated themes: 1. Pedagogies beyond the classroom 2. Decolonizing knowledge and worlding pedagogies 3. … Continue reading Global Critical Pedagogies: ACGS Conference Programme

Event: Academic Research in a Decolonizing World—Towards new ways of thinking and acting critically?

Workshop Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV) / Leiden University 8-9 October 2018 Introduction What do concepts of ‘de/coloniality’ and ‘postcolonial’ mean for current critical scholarship? During this two-day workshop, organized by the KITLV and Leiden University, we will explore why and how this question matters to scholars today. Together with … Continue reading Event: Academic Research in a Decolonizing World—Towards new ways of thinking and acting critically?

Project Update: A Shared Locale—Towards University–Community Co-operation in Amarapura, Mandalay

There are, at present, 171 higher education institutions in Myanmar responsible for producing human resources who possess the required qualifications for the socio-economic development of the country (National Education Strategic Plan 2016–2021). However, the quality of these institutions, in terms of both research and teaching capacity, is currently an issue. Less than 50% of the … Continue reading Project Update: A Shared Locale—Towards University–Community Co-operation in Amarapura, Mandalay

Project Update: Living in and with the Forest in Northern Thailand

In February 2018, 17 members of the youth group of Huay Hin Lad Nai, aged between 14 and 27, started to conduct in-depth interviews with community elders on different topics in, such asthe historical background of the community, family and kinship structures, the villagers’ local knowledge on forest classification and natural resource use as well … Continue reading Project Update: Living in and with the Forest in Northern Thailand

Memories of Japan in the Dar es Salaam Fish Market: A Photo Essay by Yoko Inoue

On the last day of her visit to Dar es Salaam for the Asia in Africa conference, HaB principal investigator Yoko Inoue explored the fish market complex in Dar es Salaam, where she encountered several fascinating sights. For Yoko, the scenes at Dar es Salaam today hark back to the Tokyo fish markets of yore. … Continue reading Memories of Japan in the Dar es Salaam Fish Market: A Photo Essay by Yoko Inoue

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