Lund: Ursula Rao holds SASNET lecture on Urban Spaces in India

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 16:00

Professor Ursula Rao, Director of the Institute of Anthropology at University of Leipzig, Germany, will give a SASNET lecture entitled ”Local Bodies/Global Cities” on Thursday 13 November. 

11/13/2014 - 13:15 to 15:00

UIO guest lecture: Gari Khana Deu - Let us Live! How transnational youth navigate a provisional Nepal

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 15:39
Guest lecture with Heather Hindman, Associate Professor at University of Texas, Austin, about the recently emergent social movements in Katmandu. Open for all.
10/29/2014 - 14:15 to 16:00

Current SUPRA students at NIAS

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 15:33
Virpi Kamppuri, MA, University of Turku
Topic: Charity in China
Manon Carle, MA, Lund University 
Topic: Refining ‘Southern’ development cooperation: Looking at national-level NGOs’ engagement in Thai and Malaysian bilateral assistance
10/27/2014 to 11/09/2014

Lecture: “Books promote culture - Dialogue encourages understanding”

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 11:55
Presentation of Books and Publications on Literature, Language, Geography, Science and Technology Published in China.
10/31/2014 - 12:30 to 14:00

Norwegian Prize for Best Master thesis 2013

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 13:27

In order to promote the quality of Norwegian Asia research, the Network for Asia Studies has founded a yearly prize for the best Master thesis on Asia.


The thesis has to be judged by an Norwegian University or College in 2013, and should belong to the department of social science or humanities.

Those who wish to participate must send 3 copies of the thesis before the 15th of November, to Asianettverket, Senter for Utvikling og miljø (SUM) Boks 1116 Blindern, 0317 OSLO

The prize  is 5000 kroner.



East Asian Lunch Seminar: Natsume Sôseki and World Literature

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 13:04

Annette Vilslev, University of Copenhagen, will give a talk on Natsume Sôseki and World Literature.  

10/23/2014 - 12:15 to 13:15

Demographic changes in Southeast Asia: Regional and international ramifications

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 13:00

A group of N-SEA scholars in Copenhagen, Lund and Helsinki have received a grant from The Joint Committe for Nordic research councils in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NOS-HS) for two exploratory workshops on Demographic changes in Southeast Asia: Regional and international ramifications. The workshops will take place  in Copenhagen and Helsinki in 2015.

Are the Changes in Myanmar Real? Reforms, Peace and Democracy

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 12:48

ISPD FORUM with Mr. Harn Yawnghwe, Executive Director of the Euro-Burma Office

At the end of March 2011, the newly elected President Thein Sein surprised the world. He called for economic reforms, democracy, reconciliation and resolving of the civil war that has plagued the nation since independence, by political means. The international community took him at his word but skeptics remain.

10/28/2014 - 10:00 to 10:30

New guest researcher at NIAS

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 12:13

Emilie Edelblutte is  a PhD scholar from the University of Lyon 2, she will be at NIAS till the end of the year.

New workplace student at NIAS

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 16:11

Line Sommer Søndergaard, student at the Department of Political Science, has just started as a workplace student at NIAS. Line will be with us for the next 6 months while writing her thesis.