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August 2021

CfA: Two Postdoctoral Positions

August 1, 2021

At the IT University of Copenhagen, the postdoc will join the active Technologies in Practice research group, one of Scandinavia’s largest interdisciplinary STS environments looking at the intersection of society and IT. They will be responsible for designing an ethnographic study that attends to the making of the SCS as a sociotechnical phenomenon, following technologies, their makers, environments and consequences of use for populations on the move. The successful candidate will be interested in and aware of questions of trust and trustworthiness become turned…

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CfP: Contested Asian Parenting in Intra-Asia Migration

August 1, 2021

Immigrant and migrant parenting from and within Asia is a surprisingly understudied topic. This is despite intraregional migration (the median age of migrants in Asia is 35) being the dominant form of migration here. In a workshop hosted by The Asia Research Insitute (ARI) of the National University of Singapore, they bring together scholars of Asian migration to consider what migrant parenting in Asia means for parents, families, and communities across old, new and/or multiple homes. In this connection (ARI)…

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CFA Doctoral Researcher on the project POPAGANDA: Pop Culture, Art, and Ideas of Legitimacy in Struggles over Democratization and Peace

August 9, 2021

The Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) invites applications for a three-year, full-time position as Doctoral Researcher. The position provides the opportunity to work in a leading international research institution with high academic standards and an interdisciplinary environment. This position is financed as part of a grant from the Research Council of Norway to PRIO for the project “POPAGANDA: Pop Culture, Art, and Ideas of Legitimacy in Struggles over Democratization and Peace”, led by Senior Researcher Marte Nilsen. Working within the…

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NIAS and CHERN’s joint training school in qualitative China research needs your opinion!

August 10, 2021

The Nordic Institute for Asian Studies (NIAS) together with China in Europe Network (CHERN) will arrange training in the use of computational social science methods in qualitative China research, in order to make the methods better known among European China scholars. CHERN member organizer of the Training School Outi Luova would like to collect your preferences regarding the content of the training. Please fill out this survey before 10th August. More information This initiative responds to two recent developments. Firstly,…

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2021 SEAREG Summer Conference

August 12, 2021 - 08:00-August 14, 2021 - 17:00

The Southeast Asia Research Group’s (SEAREG) twelfth conference will include five 2021 SEAREG Fellows who will present their work. Topics include: "Can Encounters with the State Improve Minority-State Relations? Evidence from Myanmar," "Failing the Test' – Indonesian Civil Service Examinations," "From Recognition to Integration: Indigenous Autonomy, State Authority, and National Identity in the Philippines," "Statistical Misreporting from Below, as Seen from (Very High) Above," and "Political Regimes and Minority Language Recognition: Evidence from Southeast Asia." Read more here.

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Introducing “Mao’s Bestiary: Medicinal Animals and Modern China” by Dr Liz P.Y. Chee

August 12, 2021 - 10:00-11:00

In this webinar, hosted by Asia Research Institute at the National University of Singapore, Dr Liz P. J. Chee introduces her new book; In this book, Mao’s Bestiary: Medicinal Animals and Modern China. She traces an aspect of Chinese medicine and pharmacology that has been surprisingly neglected despite its controversial character, or maybe because of it. Although the book went to press just at the onset of COVID-19, and does not deal directly with zoonotic disease, it helps fill the…

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CfP: COVID-19 in Asia: Communication, Nationalism and Technology

August 30, 2021

6th International Conference - Asia Centre As of 4 October, the numbers arising from the COVID-19 pandemic stood at 35,156,100 infections and 1,038,254 deaths. The economic and public health catastrophe notwithstanding, COVID-19 has created a communications challenge for countries trying to tackle issues of disinformation and misinformation. The race to find a cure for the coronavirus has resulted in vaccine nationalism. Meanwhile, technology companies are increasingly called upon to address the virality of fake news on their platforms but their…

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September 2021

CfA: Fully funded PHD “Buddhist pilgrimage in the Anthropocene”

September 1, 2021

The Center for Contemporary Buddhist Studies at the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen, invites applications for a 3-year PhD-scholarship on the topic of Buddhist pilgrimage in the Anthropocene. The scholarship is fully funded for three years and will be filled on February 1, 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter. The PhD-fellow will work in the interdisciplinary research environment at the Center for Contemporary Buddhist Studies at the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of…

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CfP: When Buddha Came to Ultima Thule

September 15, 2021

The 6th International Conference Buddhism and Nordland will be held on 19-20 November 2021 in Sweden to enhance the academic study of Buddhism in Sweden. The conference wishes to connect Nordic scholars who are dealing with Buddhism, and encourage them to start/expand their research on Buddhism to Northern Europe. The conference is open to proposals for contributions on Buddhist history, philosophy, texts as well for proposals on any Buddhism related theme. Please send your proposals by September 15, 2021 to…

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Asian Ecocinema in the Anthropocene

September 24, 2021 - 10:00-12:00

Webinar with Kiu-wai Chu, Assistant Professor in Environmental Humanities/ Chinese Studies, School of Humanities, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore This presentation aims to offer a quick introduction to ecocinema studies in global Asian contexts. It categorizes ecocinema into three major modes: deep ecology film; environmentalist film; and perception training eco-film. Highlighting the significance of the documentary genre, it will illustrate the diverse environmental imaginations ecocritical films could offer, in this epoch we call the Anthropocene. Assistant Professor Kiu-wai Chu's web page at Nanyang…

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