After the Harvest: The Koh Toh To Ceremony of the Karen in Huay Hin Lad Nai, Thailand

This report from the fields of Huay Hin Lad Nai comes from the research team at the Centre for Ethnic Studies and Development, Chiang Mai University, Thailand, as part of the project Living in and with the Forest in Northern Thailand. Members of the Karen youth community discuss the Koh Toh To ceremony, which signals the end of the harvest season among the Karen of Huay Hin Lad Nai.  https://vimeo.com/306969119 “Tho-B-Kha Pee-B-Syor Ma-Tha-Wee Tha-Tae-LeeOr-Ser-Kor-Me … Continue reading After the Harvest: The Koh Toh To Ceremony of the Karen in Huay Hin Lad Nai, Thailand

HaB Mid-Term Meeting in Amsterdam, October 2018: A Recap

On 20–21 October, the HaB group met in Amsterdam to discuss and workshop HaB syllabi on the themes of food, word, practice and place.  The day began with IIAS director Philippe Peycam welcoming the PIs and outlining the aims and modalities of the meeting. Following this, PIs Surajit Sarkar, Liling Huang and Abdourahmane Seck made … Continue reading HaB Mid-Term Meeting in Amsterdam, October 2018: A Recap

Blue Stories: Day 2 of the Indigo Workshop in Taiwan

Over the course of three days in October, students, craftspeople and researchers explored indigo from a variety of perspectives, as a methodological and pedagogical tool to surpass borders based on territorial, temporal and disciplinary categories in higher education. This methodology workshop, organised by the Taipei National University of the Arts (TNUA) in association with HaB and … Continue reading Blue Stories: Day 2 of the Indigo Workshop in Taiwan

Blue Stories: Glimpses of the Indigo Workshop in Taiwan, Day 1

Over the course of three days in October, students, craftspeople and researchers explored indigo from a variety of perspectives, as a methodological and pedagogical tool to surpass borders based on territorial, temporal and disciplinary categories in higher education. This methodology workshop, organised by the Taipei National University of the Arts (TNUA) in association with HaB and … Continue reading Blue Stories: Glimpses of the Indigo Workshop in Taiwan, Day 1

Snapshots from Taipei: HaB at the Taipei National University of the Arts

In preparation for the HaB Methodology Workshop, Indigo Traditions and Itineraries, which is to take place on 26–27 October, members of the HaB network have arrived in Taiwan. Here are a few snapshots of their first day at TNUA, taken by academic director Aarti Kawlra.   Some scenes from the Shilin Night Market:   All … Continue reading Snapshots from Taipei: HaB at the Taipei National University of the Arts

Collaborative Teaching between Cultures and Fields: Curation of the Photo Exhibition ‘Dilliwale’ in Shanghai

In May 2018, a HaB border-crossing collaboration between Fudan University and Ambedkar University, Delhi (AUD) took place in Shanghai, focusing on the idea of a city through the lens of the residents. The outcome of this collaborative teaching programme was a photo exhibition titled 'Dilliwalle'. The photos of Delhi, on display from 25 May to 9 … Continue reading Collaborative Teaching between Cultures and Fields: Curation of the Photo Exhibition ‘Dilliwale’ in Shanghai

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