Asia Beyond Boundaries: Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Primary Sources from the Premodern World

Leiden University 27- 31 August 2018 at Museum Volkenkunde Steenstraat 1 2312 BS Leiden The 5-day international conference Asia Beyond Boundaries: Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Primary Sources from the Premodern World will unite a wide range of scholars—working in the fields of history, archaeology, religion, anthropology, art history, classics, and philology—in an effort to explore new perspectives and … Continue reading Asia Beyond Boundaries: Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Primary Sources from the Premodern World

Call for Papers: (Re)Thinking Fashion Globalization

Seminar co-organized by The Transboundary Fashion Seminar & the Research Collective for Decolonizing Fashion Bunka Gakuen University Tokyo 15-16 February 2019 CALL FOR PAPERS There are few histories as entangled as ‘global fashion’ in terms of crafting identities, negotiating change, developing technologies and making communities. Diverse ‘world’ fashion histories have often remained largely undocumented, outside … Continue reading Call for Papers: (Re)Thinking Fashion Globalization

Roundtable: Resource Management and Political Power: Comparison between Africa and Asia

Institutional roundtable by the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies and the Institute of Developing Economies – Japan External Trade Organization (IDE-JETRO) at Africa-Asia, A New Axis of Knowledge – Second Edition 20– 22 September, 2018 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Convenor and Chair Shinichi Takeuchi, Director, African Studies Center - Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (ASC-TUFS) … Continue reading Roundtable: Resource Management and Political Power: Comparison between Africa and Asia

Indigo Traditions and Itineraries: Towards a Syllabus for Humanities across Borders

A Humanities across Borders (HaB) Methodologies Workshop at Taipei National University of the Arts (TNUA), Taiwan, organized in association with IIAS. October 25-27, 2018 Indigo was the ‘cross-over’ color par excellence: from the Orient to the European ruling classes, from a color-filled world of the wealthy and the churches in the West until the late … Continue reading Indigo Traditions and Itineraries: Towards a Syllabus for Humanities across Borders

Call for Participation: The All African Peoples Conference

The Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, is pleased to announce the celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the All African Peoples Conference (AAPC), and to issue this call for participation in the commemorative events. Hosted by Ghana in 1958, the first AAPC served as the rallying point for mobilizing ordinary Africans in the decisive struggles for liberation … Continue reading Call for Participation: The All African Peoples Conference

Event: My Journey on the Heritage Rice Trail—A Talk by Sheela Balaji

Organized by Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) Chennai Chapter Friday, 20 July 2018 6.30 p.m. At Amethyst, Whites Road, Royapettah, Chennai 600014 Sheela Balaji has successfully revived and cultivated over 103 varieties of heritage rice through the project ‘Spirit of the Earth’. On a 40-acre organic farm in Manjakkudi, Kumbakonam, they … Continue reading Event: My Journey on the Heritage Rice Trail—A Talk by Sheela Balaji

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