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

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

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

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