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Fév
16

Religion in Southeast Asia, call for papers, American Academy of Religion

Statement of Purpose:

Situated at the nexus of several civilizational influences — including Indian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern — Southeast Asia, as a region, remains understudied in terms of its relevance to the theoretical and methodological study of religion.

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Appels à contributions
Fév
12

Appel à participation, journées doctorales du LESC : Anthropologie critique et critique politique, 22-23 juin 2017

Appel à participation : Journées doctorales du LESC – UMR 7186 22-23 juin 2017 Nanterre – Maison Archéologie et Ethnologie René Ginouvès – 308 F Anthropologie critique et critique politique

Résumé

“Identité”, “rapport à la nature”, “relativisme des cultures”, “théorie du genre”, “filiation”, “inégalités sociales”… si nombre de débats politiques contemporains manipulent des concepts au coeur des questions anthropologiques, peu d’anthropologues y participent sur la scène publique. La question de l’engagement et du rôle du chercheur ne font d’ailleurs pas consensus dans les cercles académiques. Partant de ce constat, ces journées doctorales ont pour but d’engager une réflexion autour des finalités de l’anthropologie, de la praxis du jeune chercheur sur les différents lieux de la production du savoir, et des liens entre connaissance anthropologique et engagement politique. Ces journées se veulent être un espace de discussion et de réflexion sur les potentialités critiques des recherches anthropologiques émergentes. « En se transformant en autocritique d’où tout souci pratique a disparu, la critique n’a plus alors de politique que le nom » : Cette remarque de J. Copans souligne la nécessaire interrogation politique que posent les liens entre réflexivité et pratique dans 1 la discipline. Comment, dès lors, intégrer à la critique réflexive une critique politique positive des mondes sociaux, sans perdre de vue la production de savoirs scientifiques ? Quelles formes peuvent prendre l’engagement du chercheur, sur son terrain comme dans sa propre société ? Dans quelle mesure un dialogue interdisciplinaire permettrait de nourrir ce débat au sein de la discipline anthropologique ? Plus largement, doit-on postuler que le projet anthropologique est intrinsèquement critique, ou tenter de construire une anthropologie proposant une critique sociale originale ?

Modalités de soumission des contributions :

  • Ces journées se voulant avant tout un espace ouvert aux questionnements de tout jeune chercheur, même non “spécialiste” des questions proposées, différentes possibilités de contributions sont proposées : exemple de cas fournissant une forme de critique politique ou ayant occasionné une prise de position (issu d’une recherche personnelle ou autre) ; examen “exploratoire” de sa propre recherche, ou d’une situation rencontrée, à l’aune des questions proposées ; présentation d’ordre bibliographique, d’ouvrages ou d’auteurs ayant marqué une réflexion personnelle ou pouvant nourrir le débat.
  • Les interventions pourront en outre prendre la forme d’un exposé classique, ou de participation à des tables rondes permettant de nourrir le débat. L’organisation précise du programme dépendra des réponses à cet appel.
  • Cet appel est ouvert à tous les doctorants, post-doctorants ou jeunes docteurs en SHS travaillant sur des questions anthropologiques ou donnant une visée critique à leur travail, et en particulier à ceux du LESC.
  • Les propositions sont à envoyer à l’adresse doctoraleslesc2017@gmail.com pour le 15 mars 2017 (résumé de 500 mots). Une réponse sera fournie durant la 1ère semaine d’avril. Les journées auront lieu à la Maison Archéologie & Ethnologie de Nanterre les 22-23 juin.
  • Sur la base des communications et des échanges qu’elles auront occasionnés, une publication de ces rencontres est envisageable, sous la forme d’un numéro thématique de revue par exemple.

Comité scientifique : Julie Cayla, doctorante Paris Nanterre, LESC (organisatrice) Arnaud Esquerre, CR, LESC Monica Heintz, MCF Paris Nanterre, LESC Violaine Héritier-Salama, doctorante Paris Nanterre, LESC (organisatrice) Carolina Kobelinsky, CR, LESC Brett Le Saint, doctorant Paris Nanterre, LESC (organisateur)

Appels à contributions
Fév
11

Call for papers, ‘Reframing the Archive: The Reuse of Film and Photographic Images in Postcolonial Southeast Asia’, 22-23 June 2017, SOAS University, London

We are inviting submissions for  ‘Reframing the Archive: The Reuse of Film and Photographic Images in Postcolonial Southeast Asia’, 22-23 June 2017, SOAS University, London.

Deadline for abstracts: 17th February 2017

In recent years, the decision to engage with colonial and postcolonial archives has become increasingly commonplace within Southeast Asian film, photography and visual culture. Whilst this renewed interest in archival materials has resulted in an increased awareness of the complexities of lens-based media, it has also allowed practitioners to challenge both the dominant narratives of colonialism and their neo- and postcolonial legacies. In the case of Cambodia and its diasporas, this archival impulse – and its accompanying modes of (re-) appropriation – is exemplified by films such as Rithy Panh’s La France est notre patrie [‘France is our Homeland’] and Davy Chou’s Golden Slumbers. Whereas the former offers an insight into the hypocrisies of French colonial rule, the latter takes its lead from the development of twentieth century Cambodian cinema. Yet despite differing in their aims and emphases, these projects share a number of common characteristics – namely, a desire to foreground the importance of preserving and revisiting archival materials: two imperatives which have acquired a particular significance in the aftermath of the Khmer Rouge regime.

Taking its lead from these recent developments, this symposium will explore the ways in which colonial and postcolonial film and photographic archives have been rearticulated within a range of Southeast Asian political and aesthetic contexts. How have artists and filmmakers sought to subvert existing power relations through the use of colonial images? To what extent have archival materials and technologies allowed for an investigation into the emancipatory potential of the lens? How have these techniques been utilised by diasporic populations? Though preference will be given to submissions which focus on Southeast Asia, we also welcome papers that draw comparisons with other postcolonial contexts. Possible lines of enquiry include:

  • The political and aesthetic implications of re-situating images
  • Hindu-Buddhist aesthetic conventions and their use/subversion in colonial and postcolonial lens-based practices
  • The ethics, politics and artistic innovations of documentary work
  • Contemporary artistic practices which explore the themes of space, place and home
  • The return of European filmmakers and photographers to the postcolony

The symposium will be accompanied by screenings of two feature-length films by Cambodian filmmakers and a series of short films by emerging filmmakers from Southeast Asia. This programme, we believe, will provide a further opportunity to address the themes raised by the symposium.

The conference and screening programme are organised by Dr Joanna Wolfarth, Dr Fiona Allen, and Annie Jael Kwan, independent curator, The Asia Projector.

To submit a paper, please send paper titles, abstracts of c. 500 words and a 2-page CV to reframingthearchive@gmail.com

Further information: https://www.soas.ac.uk/cseas/events/22jun2017-reframing-the-archive-the-reuse-of-film-and-photographic-images-in-postcolonial-southeast-.html

 

Appels à contributions, Colloques et séminaires
Fév
06

The Aesthetics of the Tropics, NTU Singapore, 23-24 June 2017

The conference “The Aesthetics of the Tropics” invites multidisciplinary papers that focus on the tropics as a location of cultural encounter and innovation, a trope of imagination, desire, and memory, or a site of knowledge production and social engineering. If the tropics loom large in the foundational writings of anthropology as an academic discipline, the melancholy embedded in Levi-Strauss’s Tristes Tropiques speaks unmistakably to the impossibility of authentic cultural encounter and the catastrophic result such encounters may cost the indigenous societies. In academic fields ranging from anthropology, history, to postcolonial studies, the tropics not only continue to function as a key site for the self-understanding of human culture and history, but are also inextricably entangled in a cultural logic that reinforces the north-south, self-other, colonizer-colonized demarcation and the struggle against it. While “the south” evokes in Chinese culture rich connotations such as the barbaric, the exotic, or the radical revolutionary, the boundary and the hierarchy between the center and the periphery is not less prominent. From the perspective of the outsiders to that of the indigenous, this conference seeks to revisit and reformulate the cultural, historical, gender, linguistic, geographical, environmental, medical, or technological discourses regarding the region.


Keynotes:

  • Professor David Damrosch (Director of World Literature Institute, and Ernest Bernbaum Professor and Chair, Department of Comparative Literature, Harvard University)
  • Professor Chen Sihe 陳思和教授 (Fudan University, China; Changjiang Scholar, China; International Advisory Panel member to Chinese program at NTU)

Language: English or Chinese
Venue: NTU Singapore
Date: June 23-24 2017

Organizer:
Literary and Cultural Studies Cluster and Chinese Programme of the School of Humanities

Sponsorship:
Center of the Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (HASS);
Centre for Chinese Language and Culture (CCLC, NTU)

Organizing Committee:
Uganda Kwan (Cluster Co-ordinator);
Yow Cheun Hoe (Chinese Programme Coordinator);
Sim Wai Chew (English Programme);
Ting Chun Chun (Chinese Programme)

Abstract Submission Deadline: 10th April
Selection Result Announcement: 30th April
Abstract Submission: RC-LITCULT@ntu.edu.sg

For enquiries, please contact conference secretary, Dr Woo Hyo Kyung (hkwoo@ntu.edu.sg)

 

Appels à contributions
Fév
02

IIAS Summer School. Asian Food: History, Anthropology, Sociology. Deadline 20 March 2017

Summer School
Asian Food: History, Anthropology, Sociology

Dates
25 – 29 September 2017

Application deadline
20 March 2017

Venue
Leiden University, Leiden, the Netherlands

Convenors
The international experts who will contribute include:
Nir Avieli (Ben Gurion University, Israel)
Anne Murcott (SOAS, London)
Katarzyna Cwiertka (Leiden University)
Anne Gerritsen (Warwick University / Leiden University).

The Summer School
The University of Leiden enjoys a world-wide reputation for its expertise on Asia and for its Asian Library collections. To coincide with the opening of the new Asian Library, the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS), LeidenAsiaCentre (LAC), and the Shared Taste Project at Leiden University are hosting a Summer School devoted to the academic study of Asian Food for MA/PhD students and early career scholars.

The aim is to highlight the wide range of resources for the academic study of Asian Food available in Leiden, present advanced methodological approaches and research techniques together with hands-on experience necessary for the analysis of historical documents and artefacts.

Via a combination of expert lectures, student-led discussions, individual supervision, and local field trips, this Summer School will provide participants with an insight into the growing interdisciplinary field of Asian Food Studies, which will include sessions in history, anthropology, sociology, and material culture studies.

The four senior academic leaders will provide guidance to help students navigate the burgeoning literature on food, establishing in dialogue with the students a good sense of the necessary anthropological, sociological and historical tools for the analysis of all aspects of food: from preparation to consumption, from shared dining and banqueting to individual eating practices, from visual representations of food practices to the material culture that is inextricably connected to food practices, today as in the past.

The lectures, discussion groups and individual research supervision will be combined with: hands-on research training; undertaking exercises in participant observation; handling objects in museums and private collections. All this will be supported by visits to Special Collections of Leiden University.

Application
We welcome applications from MA/PhD students and early career scholars (up to 3 years after the completion of the PhD). All applicants must be committed to or actively working on original research projects that engage with the Summer School theme. For additional details on eligibility criteria and how to apply, see our online application form.

Information and contact
Please visit our website for more information on the Summer School. For questions, please contact Ms Martina van den Haak at m.c.van.den.haak@iias.nl.

Appels à contributions, Cinéma
Jan
31

Call for submissions, « Framing Asia », Leiden University

Framing Asia

Deadline
Submissions are possible throughout 2017

Venue
Leiden University. Lipsius building, Cleveringaplaats 1, Leiden

Framing Asia
Framing Asia will be a monthly film screening during the Leiden Asia Year, organised by KITLV (Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean), IIAS (International Institute for Asian Studies) and the department CA-DS (Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology) of University Leiden.

Filmmakers, both students and professionals, are encouraged to submit. Please send an email with the title, a description (max. 300 words), a still and a link with the trailer to: steijlen@kitlv.nl and lisezurne@gmail.com.

From February onward, the screenings are planned to be held at Leiden University. Our program for the coming sessions will be distributed at the end of this month. Feel free to join us!

The first screening of Framing Asia will be held on Tuesday February 7. Our first meeting will focus on Transgender issues in Indonesia.

Information and contact
For enquires, please contact Dr Fridus Steijlen (steijlen@kitlv.nl) or Lise Zurné (lisezurne@gmail.com)

Appels à contributions, Colloques et séminaires
Jan
25

Symposium international d’histoire culturelle – « Asie du Sud-Est, Madagascar : L’odyssée d’une peuple de la mer… » – 28-30 nov. 2017 – Madagascar

2017 Appel aÌ comunications-1

Appels à contributions
Jan
20

Reframing the Archive: The Reuse of Film and Photographic Images in Postcolonial Southeast Asia (London, June 2017)

Reframing the Archive: The Reuse of Film and Photographic Images in Postcolonial Southeast AsiaSOAS University, London, June 2017

In recent years, the decision to engage with colonial and postcolonial archives has become increasingly commonplace within Southeast Asian film, photography and visual culture. Whilst this renewed interest in archival materials has resulted in an increased awareness of the complexities of lens-based media, it has also allowed practitioners to challenge both the dominant narratives of colonialism and their neo- and postcolonial legacies. In the case of Cambodia and its diasporas, this archival impulse – and its accompanying modes of (re-) appropriation – is exemplified by films such as Rithy Panh’s La France est notre patrie [‘France is our Homeland’] and Davy Chou’s Golden Slumbers. Whereas the former offers an insight into the hypocrisies of French colonial rule, the latter takes its lead from the development of twentieth century Cambodian cinema. Yet despite differing in their aims and emphases, these projects share a number of common characteristics – namely, a desire to foreground the importance of preserving and revisiting archival materials: two imperatives which have acquired a particular significance in the aftermath of the Khmer Rouge regime.

Taking its lead from these recent developments, this symposium will explore the ways in which colonial and postcolonial film and photographic archives have been rearticulated within a range of Southeast Asian political and aesthetic contexts. How have artists and filmmakers sought to subvert existing power relations through the use of colonial images? To what extent have archival materials and technologies allowed for an investigation into the emancipatory potential of the lens? How have these techniques been utilised by diasporic populations? Though preference will be given to submissions which focus on Southeast Asia, we also welcome papers that draw comparisons with other postcolonial contexts. Possible lines of enquiry include:

  • The political and aesthetic implications of re-situating images
  • Hindu-Buddhist aesthetic conventions and their use/subversion in colonial and postcolonial lens-based practices
  • The ethics, politics and artistic innovations of documentary work
  • Contemporary artistic practices which explore the themes of space, place and home
  • The return of European filmmakers and photographers to the postcolony

The symposium will be accompanied by screenings of two feature-length films by Cambodian filmmakers and a series of short films by emerging filmmakers from Southeast Asia. This programme, we believe, will provide a further opportunity to address the themes raised by the symposium.

The conference and screening programme are organised by Dr Joanna Wolfarth, Dr Fiona Allen, and Annie Jael Kwan independent curator, The Asia Projector.

To submit a paper, please send paper titles, abstracts of c. 500 words and a 2-page CV to reframingthearchive@gmail.com

Deadline for abstracts: 17th February 2017

Contact Info:

Dr Fiona Allen, Dr Joanna Wolfarth and Annie Jael Kwan

 

Appels à contributions
Jan
15

CALL FOR PAPERS | 12th Singapore Graduate Forum on Southeast Asian Studies, 3 March 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS DEADLINE: 3 MARCH 2017

This forum is organised by the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore; with funding support from the Henry Luce Foundation, USA.

The Asia Research Institute (ARI) of the National University of Singapore (NUS) invites applications from graduate (master’s and PhD) students who are engaged in research on Southeast Asia to attend the 12th Singapore Graduate Forum on Southeast Asian Studies on 24-28 July 2017.

This five-day forum, the twelve of an annual series of forums for graduate students who work on Southeast Asia, will be organised thematically. Themes broadly reflect (though not limited to) the core research strengths of the Asia Research Institute, including the Asian dynamics of religion, politics, economy, gender, culture, language, migration, urbanism, science and technology, population and social change. Keynotes will be delivered by professors Sunil Amrith (Harvard University), Tom Boellstorff (University of California) and Lily Kong (Singapore Management University).

The first two days of the Forum will be dedicated to Skills Based Sessions during which senior scholars will address various topics such as:

How to get published in peer-reviewed journals,
How to apply for international grants,
How to deal with negative reviews,
Besides that there will be sessions on various research methodologies, English academic writing and planning career trajectories.

During the final three days, graduate students will be giving the opportunity to present their work in sessions organized thematically. Graduate students working on topics related to Southeast Asia are invited to submit abstracts based either on work in progress that is at an advanced stage (i.e. already completed data collection and analysis), or on completed work. NUS students are encouraged to take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity to interact and exchange ideas with students from ASEAN as well as those from other regions whose interests focus on Southeast Asia.

Partial or full funding may be available for students whose proposals have been selected. Funding will cover board and lodging for the duration of the five-day forum, and a contribution towards air travel to Singapore by the most economical means.

This event coincides with the Asian Graduate Student Fellowship Programme 2017, which brings some 25 graduate students to ARI for a four/six-week period. These students will also participate in the Graduate Forum.
SUBMISSION OF PAPER PROPOSAL

Graduate students should submit a 300-400 words abstract of their proposed paper to Ms Tay Minghua at minghua.tay@nus.edu.sg no later than 3 March 2017. Please use the application form provided. The abstract should clarify the substantive issues which your paper will address and be firmly grounded in your own research project. Please include information on objectives, methods, and findings, as well as explain the original contribution the research makes to the field of study. One letter of recommendation from a supervisor should also be forwarded along with your form by the same date.

Successful applicants will be notified by early April 2017. Those selected will have to submit full-length papers, of around 4,000-5,000 words in length, by 15 July 2017.
CONVENERS

Dr Michiel BAAS, Asia Research Institute, NUS (Chair)
Dr Amelia FAUZIA, Asia Research Institute, NUS
Dr Bernardo BROWN, Asia Research Institute, NUS
Dr Celine CODEREY, Asia Research Institute, NUS
Dr HU Shu, Asia Research Institute, and Centre for Family and Population Research, NUS
Dr Michelle MILLER, Asia Research Institute, NUS
Dr Rita PADAWANGI, Asia Research Institute, NUS
A/P Titima SUTHIWAN, Centre for Language Studies, NUS

https://ari.nus.edu.sg/Event/Detail/b6568d71-b701-4d83-bcf9-314ed24800d0

Appels à contributions, Colloques et séminaires
Jan
10

Appel à communication – International Symposium Mapping Asia – Cartographic Encounters between East and West on 15-16 September 2017

Leiden University Libraries and The Commission on the History of Cartography of the International Cartographic Association (ICA) kindly invites you to attend the International Symposium Mapping Asia – Cartographic Encounters between East and West on 15-16 September 2017.

The central theme of the conference is the mutual influence of Western and Asian cartographic traditions. The focus will be on where Western and Asian cartographic history meet. Geographically, the topics will be limited to South Asia, East Asia and Southeast Asia with special attention to India, China, Japan, Korea and Indonesia.

Topics and questions which will be discussed are:

• What defines Asia? The arbitrary borders between Europe and Asia on the map
• Asian cartographic traditions
• Asian toponomy and cartography
• Cartography and intercultural contact
• Missionary and colonial cartographies of Asia
• Asian cartography in the collections of Leiden University Libraries
• Philipp Franz von Siebold and the cartography of Japan
• and all papers of merit

During the symposium Leiden University Library will expose several exhibitions.
The Asian collections of the special collections are internationally famous.
The Bodel Nijenhuis Collection has large numbers of historical VOC maps.
The Indonesia collection has many maps of the 19th and 20th century and includes the collections from the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) and the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV).
The Siebold collection contains a lot of Japanese maps and the collection of the Sinology Institute holds several Chinese maps.
The symposium is held within the framework of the Leiden Asia Year. Throughout 2017 Leiden will be the leading center for Asia in terms of research, teaching, collections and expertise. The Leiden Asia Year 2017 was prompted by the building of the Asian Library on the roof of the University Library. The Asian Library will be opened on 14 September 2017. Participants are kindly invited to attend the opening of the Asian Library, the day before the symposium starts.

The call for papers is open!

Deadline for call for papers is 15 February 2017.

Please submit your paper with this submission form: https://leidenuniv.eu. qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ e9fyLCnJQ3tlhZz

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