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

Colour as Word, Virtue and Vehicle

Linguistic Dynamics and Aesthetic, Economic and Therapeutic Potentialities of Indigo This project explores indigo as a relevant topic encompassing practices in India and other countries in Asia, three countries of the West African platform (Ghana, Burkina Faso and Mali) and connections with Switzerland. The country project will involve research collaboration as well as scientific co-production. … Continue reading Colour as Word, Virtue and Vehicle

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

The Cotton Spring: Revisiting the Guwahati Workshop

Rakhee Kalita Moral, the principal investigator in the project India's Northeast: Where Women Make Up Another Tribe, revisits the HaB workshop on Feminist Methodologies that took place in April this year for the IIAS newsletter.  The two-and-a-half-day workshop was “a liberating exercise”, as one women’s studies scholar and teacher remarked, filled with lively conversations with … Continue reading The Cotton Spring: Revisiting the Guwahati Workshop

A shared locale: Towards university-community cooperation in Amarapura, Myanmar

  The research area is Taungthaman village tract, Mandalay City where the Yadanabon University is located. There are four villages, namely Taungthaman, Htantaw, Simihtun and Obo in this village tract.  Before 2000, the dwellers of these four villages were living off the land through farming, fishing, toddy climbing, weaving etc. In 2000, Yadanabon University was … Continue reading A shared locale: Towards university-community cooperation in Amarapura, Myanmar

An Academy of Failure: Pedagogies for the Unsuccessful

Rationale It is a truism that China is changing very rapidly. While this is by and large perceived in terms of progress, if not a miracle, the flipside is generally obscured. The rapid growth not only causes increased inequalities, it also results, like elsewhere in the world, to a much greater pressure on the environment. … Continue reading An Academy of Failure: Pedagogies for the Unsuccessful