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September 2021

CfP: Seasons of Revolutions. Transnational Lives of Nationalist Revolts

September 21, 2021

The Asia Research Institute of the National University of Singapore invites to hand in papers for a conference on revolutions in Asia. Specific foci will be on three key revolutions in Asia: (1) constitutional revolutions from the early 20th century that led to the rise of republics in Russia, Turkey, and Iran; (2) mid-20th-century independence movements that ended centuries-long colonial rule and resulted in sovereign nation-states across the Indian Ocean; and (3) early 21st century Arab Spring protests that spilled…

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The Best We Share: Nation, Culture and World-Making in the UNESCO World Heritage Arena

September 21, 2021 - 15:00
Copenhagen University Room 10.3.28 (lunch room), Dept of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, South Campus

ToRS and ADI are pleased to invite you to a book talk with Christoph Brumann from the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle. About the book The UNESCO World Heritage Convention is one of the most widely ratified international treaties, and a place on the World Heritage List is a widely coveted mark of distinction. Building on ethnographic fieldwork at Committee sessions, interviews and documentary study, the book links the change in operations of the World Heritage Committee with…

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Stockholm Seminar: “The Ethics of Affect: Lines and Life in a Tokyo Neighborhood”

September 22, 2021

In the 94th Stockholm Seminar on Japan, Patrick W. Galbraith will present his new book: The Ethics of Affect: Lines and Life in a Tokyo Neighborhood on Wednesday, September 22nd 0221. The book examines how manga/anime-style characters trigger affect in interactions and relations with their creators and users, who draw and negotiate lines between fiction and reality. This event takes place in the framework of the Japan seminars, an event series organized by the European Institute of Japanese Studies at…

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Taming the City: Urbanisation, Buddhism, and new Religious Topographies in Post-Soviet Buryatia

September 23, 2021 - 15:15-16:30
Room 10.4.05, Building 10, South Campus, Karen Blixens Plads 8, University of Copenhagen

Public lecture by Dr. Kristina Jonutytė, Vilnius University Buryat Buddhism has historically been tightly linked with the rural milieu. Since its spread in the 18-19th centuries, its temples and lamas were initially nomadic, although settled monasteries did form later to serve the nomadizing Buryat population. The spread of Buddhism was brought to a violent halt for much of the 20th century by Soviet anti-religious policies. While the losses were vast, the recent post-Soviet decades have seen a vigorous Buddhist revival, (re)establishing its…

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Webinar: “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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Film Screening: Do Not Split

September 27, 2021 - 18:00-20:00
Vega Scene, Hausmanns gade 28, Oslo

The Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) invites you to join them for the screening of Do Not Split, by Anders Hammer. The film will be followed by a conversation between Anders Hammer and PRIO researchers. Read more and register here.   27 September 2021 18:00-20:00, followed by a reception Place: Vega Scene, Hausmanns gate 28, Oslo

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The Party and its Intellectuals “The Noble Vocation, Service, and Subordination: A Century of Party-Intellectual Relations” by Timothy Cheek, The University of British Columbia.

September 29, 2021 - 18:00-19:30

«May Fourth Movement», Designer Liang Yulong (梁玉龙), 1976, Landsberger collection, courtesy of International Institute of Social History Photo: chineseposters.net   DIGITAL GUEST LECTURE: Welcome to a new lecture in the "Centenary of the Chinese Communist Party" series this autumn semester: The Noble Vocation, Service, and Subordination: A Century of Party-Intellectual Relations by Timothy Cheek, The University of British Columbia The relationship between the Chinese Communist Party and China’s educated elites, generally known as intellectuals, has been defined by a contradiction: the Party’s…

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CfA: Subject Expert for the Great Norwegian Encyclopedia (SNL)

September 30, 2021

A subject manager is a hand-picked professional who manages a small part of the encyclopaedia. Many of them work at universities. The subject experts are responsible for professional quality control of the material in the Great Norwegian Encyclopedia, and write much of the content. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Find more information here (only in Norwegian).

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CfP: Catholicism, Family, and Asian Societies

September 30, 2021

This conference investigates how Catholic identities influence the composition and values of contemporary Asian families, the ethical dilemmas they confront and the political contexts in which they engage. Catholicism in Asia is often presented as the religion of a minority, and little attention is given to the ways this world religion impacts the local social fabric. Similarly, Asian Catholics are easily perceived as a periphery of world Catholicism. Although missionaries from Korea, Vietnam, India, and the Philippines are present all…

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CfA: Grant Programme of the Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz and Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin

September 30, 2021

Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin invites international researchers to apply for a research grant in 2022 within the framework of the Grant Programme of the Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz. The scholarships are available for research in Berlin with the extensive collections of Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, such as the holdings of the East Asia Department and CrossAsia, as well as those of other SPK institutions. The grants awarded by the Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz (Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation) last one to three months. Those with…

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