Article(s) étiqueté(s) ‘Asie du Sud-Est’
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.
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.
Further information: https://www.soas.ac.uk/cseas/events/22jun2017-reframing-the-archive-the-reuse-of-film-and-photographic-images-in-postcolonial-southeast-.html
Research Fellow in the Project: “Every Immigrant is an Emigrant: Paths of Migration Policy across Countries”, GIGA, 23 February
The GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies / Leibniz-Institut für Globale und Regionale Studien is an independent social-science research institute based in Hamburg. It analyses political, social and economic developments in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, linking this knowledge to questions of global significance. It combines region-specific analysis with innovative comparative research on accountability and participation, growth and development, peace and security, power and ideas. The GIGA seeks to appoint a
to work under the lead of Dr. Luicy Pedroza on the research project “Every Immigrant is an Emigrant: Paths of Migration Policy across Countries” funded by the Leibniz Association. Applications are invited for a part-time position (65%), with a 3-year contract, starting 1 May 2017. The salary is commensurate with TV-AVH / TVöD EG 13. The GIGA strongly encourages concurrent work on a doctoral degree in line with the candidate’s work in the project.
The research project will look into how policies define the chances of migrants to be integral parts of their countries of origin and destination. It will study migration policy across American, Asian and European cases, using complementary strengths of various methods of analysis. In the first phase, available datasets on policies that define different stages of migration across countries will be gathered and analysed quantitatively; in a second phase, this will be complemented by in-depth case studies using qualitative methods, including multi-sited research and interviews with policy-makers.
The successful candidate will
- Work in a small research team through different project stages from conceptual development, methodological decisions, data collection, data analysis and writing of papers
- Be an active member of the GIGA, affiliated to one of its Regional Institutes and at least one Research Programme. Main place of work will be at the GIGA Berlin Office.
- Outstanding academic track record and excellent marks
- A completed MA/M.Sc. degree in social sciences or current enrolment in a PhD programme on political science or related fields
- Expertise on Asian cases, particularly, South-East Asia and corresponding language skills
- Experience in migration studies with multi-disciplinary approaches will be highly valued
- Excellent skills in the use and development of quantitative and qualitative methodologies and willingness to learn and experiment with different research methods
- A contributing, committed and responsible approach to high-quality team-work
- Self-reliance regarding balancing of team and individual research goals
- Readiness to conduct field research
Other than the proposed 65% position, different part-time options may be considered, if so desired by the successful candidate. The reconciliation of work and family life is of great importance to the institute. The GIGA promotes gender equality and actively encourages applications from women. Among equally qualified applicants, women will receive preferential consideration in those areas in which they are underrepresented.
Please fill out the GIGA application form (found at www.giga-hamburg.de/en/vacancies) and send it with your full application (Ref.-No. GIGA-17-02) including relevant supporting documentation (motivation letter, CV including list of language skills, list of publications, a statement on research methods skills and their application so far, diplomas/certificates, two letters of recommendation, max. two work samples – e.g. Master’s thesis, term papers or published works) to:
Stephanie Stövesand, GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies,
Neuer Jungfernstieg 21, 20354 Hamburg, Germany
Email: email@example.com (email applications are particularly welcome).
Screening of applications will begin on 23 February 2017.
Environment Cluster Seminar: Rubber and Land-cover and Land-use Change in Mainland Southeast Asia, 17 Jan, National University of Singapore (NUS)
The mountainous region of mainland Southeast Asia (MMSEA) harbors a wealth of natural resources, including globally important forests, multiple plant and animal species, and the headwaters of major rivers. For centuries, farmers in this region practiced diverse systems of shifting cultivation that produced a unique landscape mosaic combining small agricultural plots with secondary forests. Over the last few decades national policies have driven the expansion and upgrading of road, electricity, and telecommunication networks, and the commoditization of agriculture. Attracted by the opportunity to convert traditional farming areas into high-value commercial operations, outside entrepreneurs, corporations, and governments have sought to gain control of land in the region through schemes ranging from joint ventures with local farmers to outright dispossession. Some farmers have enhanced their income by switching to the intensive production of cash crops. Others have been forced into contracts with unfavorable terms or have lost their land entirely. While more intense agricultural production may pose a threat to fragile local environments, it is not possible to turn back the clock. Rubber plantations, in particular, have proven highly profitable. This talk will review findings from a recent NASA funded project that mapped land-cover change in MMSEA more accurately than had been previously accomplished. The presentation will also discuss land, income and labor implications of these changes at study sites in Northeast Cambodia and Southern Laos. Finally, the talk will discuss potential implications of the fall in rubber prices for land-cover change.
Speaker: Dr Jefferson Fox, The East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii
Date: 17 January 2017 (Tuesday)
Time: 4 – 6pm
Address: Earth Lab, Geography Department, Block AS2 (02-03/04), Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, NUS Kent Ridge Campus, Singapore
For more information, you may contact Clare at firstname.lastname@example.org or 6601 2306.
Jeudi 12 janvier 2017, 14h-16h
Maison de l’Asie – Grand Salon 1er étage
Séminaire organisé par Vanina Bouté, Béatrice David, Yves Goudineau, Denis Vidal
OLIVIER MORIN, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Iéna
POURQUOI L’ÉCRITURE EST-ELLE MOINS NATURELLE QUE LA PAROLE ?
Les langues orales ou gestuelles permettent partout aux êtres humains de communiquer sur à peu près n’importe quel sujet au moyen de signes dont le sens codifié fait l’objet de conventions partagées. Ces langues apparaissent spontanément, universellement, et sont acquises avec aisance. Curieusement, ceci n’est pas vrai des moyens d’expression «graphiques,» composés d’images permanentes. N’importe quel être humain peut, bien sûr, transmettre des informations avec des images ; mais il est difficile de codifier ces formes d’expression. On fera valoir que l’invention de codes graphiques expressifs, capables de remplir de multiples fonctions, et régis par des conventions partagées, est une rareté dans l’histoire humaine. On exposera une hypothèse permettant d’expliquer cela, étayée par quelques résultats expérimentaux.
Chine et Asie du Sud–Est Des cultures maritimes, des Voyages et leurs conséquences -Danielle Elisseeff, Gilles Chouraqui & Nicole Revel – Mardi 10 janvier – musée du Quai Branly
INALCO / EHESS « CENTRE CHINE »/
MUSÉE DU QUAI BRANLY
Nicole REVEL & Danielle ELISSEEFF
ANTHROPOLOGIE ET HISTOIRE Chine et Asie du Sud–Est Des cultures maritimes, des Voyages et leurs conséquences
Prolongeant la réflexion de l’année 2015-2016 sur les supports matériels et immatériels de la mémoire collective, et en abordant quelques exemples sur les territoires des îles et du littoral se déployant entre la Chine et l’Asie du Sud-Est continentale et insulaire ces trois journées proposent une réflexion anthropologique et historique sur les voyages et leurs conséquences dans des temps différents : les routes et les relations interculturelles, les échanges matériels et immatériels, le commerce et les conflits qu’ils ont pu susciter.
Le rythme de ces rencontres : 1 journée/trimestre avec 4 intervenants par séance. Musée du quai Branly, Salle de cours 1 .
1ère journée Mardi 10 Janvier 2017 : Voyages et Politique.
Matin de 10h à 12h30
Danielle Elisseeff (Centre Chine, EHESS): A propos de you 游 , le « voyage ». Typologie sommaire de pérégrins chinois du 2e s. av. J-C au 19e s.
Qiu Dandan (Université Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, UMR 8589 -LAMOP) L’empereur Sui Yangdi ( Reg.604 -618) et le Grand Canal .
Après-midi de 14h à 17h 30
Gilles Chouraqui (Ancien Ambassadeur): Deux voyageurs d’Occident en Asie : Magellan et Lord Macartney. Drame en trois actes. Réflexions sur la situation contemporaine à la lumière de ce passé.
Nicole Revel (CNRS-MNHN): Relations entre Palawanun ( Panimusan ) & Sama Dilaut & Bajau Laut, Nomades de la mer évoluant entre les Archiplels de Sulu et Tawi –Tawi, Sabah et le sud de Palawan
Please find the address of the research blog associated to the seminar Societies and Environments in Southeasth Asia : https://nature.hypotheses.org/
This blog will be used as a collaborative tool to restitute all sessions. I’ve already published the introductive session I’ve made to present Descola’s thought (part 1) and how it resonates in Southeast Asia (part 2).
The presentation of Stephane Rennesson on « Beetles contests in Thailand » is coming soon. I will soon send you an invitation to publish your own presentation on the blog.
Thank you to relay these publications in your online academic networks to enlarge the audience.
You can for exemple use the announcements made by Irasec in its Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/Irase
In order to announce your presentation thank you to send us :
– a picture linked to your subject of research
– a sort biography with a picture of you (few lines with your discipline, institutional affiliation, research interests and 1 or 2 main publications)
– a link to your institution
– a short abstact of your presentation (one month before)