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

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

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

Call for Proposals: Climate Change in the Indian Ocean

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) announces support to convene researchers from any field whose work engages climate change in the Indian Ocean, a region extending from Durban and Mombasa to Karachi and Surabaya. The SSRC will offer funding to convene up to 12 scholars and practitioners to chart existing research on climate change adaptation … Continue reading Call for Proposals: Climate Change in the Indian Ocean

Mohomodou Houssouba becomes secretary of the ACALAN Vehicular Cross-Border Language Commission on Songhay

In accordance with the recommendations of the Synthesis Conference held in Addis Ababa in 2009, the African Academy of Languages (ACALAN) organised operational and planning workshops to launch its first batch of Vehicular Cross-Border Language Commission  (CVLCs). Our PI, Mohomodou Houssouba, attended the workshop from 26-29th March 2018 designed to establish cross-border vehicular language commissions … Continue reading Mohomodou Houssouba becomes secretary of the ACALAN Vehicular Cross-Border Language Commission on Songhay

Event: The 31st Annual Conference of The Japanese Association for South Asian Studies

Call for Papers Date: 29-30 September 2018 Venue: The Kanazawa Theatre 6-27, Shimohondamachi, Kanazawa city, Ishikawa Pref., JAPAN, 920-0993 http://www.kagekiza.gr.jp Deadline for proposals: 10 April 2018 The Japanese Association for South Asian Studies (JASAS, http://jasas.info/en/) invites paper and panel proposals for its 31st Annual Conference. The proposals from abroad are open to non-members of JASAS. … Continue reading Event: The 31st Annual Conference of The Japanese Association for South Asian Studies

Feminist Interventions and Methodologies: Custom, Law, Resistance

  Humanities across Borders (HaB) Methodologies Workshop at Cotton University, Guwahati, Assam India 2-4 April 2018 In India’s northeast, women have been perceived as being relatively more emancipated than counterparts in the rest of the country but are also often tied down by customary laws and sanctions that defy change and progress. Women who are … Continue reading Feminist Interventions and Methodologies: Custom, Law, Resistance

Panel: Neighbourhoods as if People Matter: Mobility, Memory and Livelihood in the Everyday Urban

Panel Proposal for the conference Africa-Asia, A New Axis of Knowledge – Second Edition, September 20 – 22, 2018 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania   Panel Title Neighbourhoods as if People Matter: Mobility, Memory and Livelihood in the Everyday Urban Panel Abstract Every city or town contains fragments of ecological and historic landscapes intimately linked with … Continue reading Panel: Neighbourhoods as if People Matter: Mobility, Memory and Livelihood in the Everyday Urban

CfP: Migrations and New Mobilities in Southeast Asia

Deadline: 27th April 2018 The aim of this conference, jointly sponsored by the Center for Southeast Asia Studies at UC Berkeley and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at UCLA, is to look anew at issues concerning migration and Southeast Asia. Migrations have characterized Southeast Asian lives and livelihoods in different ways in different eras; … Continue reading CfP: Migrations and New Mobilities in Southeast Asia