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

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

Project Update: Mobilities of Grassroots Pan-Africanism

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 Mobilities of Grassroots Pan-Africanism After … Continue reading Project Update: Mobilities of Grassroots Pan-Africanism

Sandesh: The Emergence of Sweet Shops and the Cultural Transformation of 19th-Century Calcutta

In a recent exhibition entitled The Sweet Shop Owners of Calcutta and Other Ideas, the writer Amit Chaudhuri had on display a series of photographs---portraits of the founders of some of Kolkata's iconic sweet shops. An article in Scroll highlights the significance of these sweet shops in 19th century Calcutta, at a time when Bengal was … Continue reading Sandesh: The Emergence of Sweet Shops and the Cultural Transformation of 19th-Century Calcutta