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October 2021

CfP: “Asian Food and Power in a Global Context”

October 29, 2021 - 08:00-17:00
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The Department of Chinese Studies at Masaryk University calls for papers for a hybrid workshop on "Asian Food and Power in a Global Context". The workshop will take place on 9th-10th December 2021, both on site on Charles University in Prague and online. By tracing Asian food both inside and outside of Asia, in course of the workshop, the power of food in regard to the relationship between food and religious rituals, between food and identity construction, as well as…

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Book Launch: Misreading the Bengal Delta: Climate Change, Development and Livelihoods in coastal Bangladesh

October 29, 2021 - 16:30-17:30
zoom

This is a book launch event that hosts conversation with Dr. Camelia Dewan (University of Oslo) who will introduce her forthcoming book entitled "Misreading Climate Change: How Development Simplifications have failed environment and society in coastal Bangladesh" published by the University of Washington Press: Seattle, USA. In this event, she briefly presents the parts of her book and then, we will open the forum for discussion. This launch is part of the OsloMet South Asia Seminar Series "Imagining the Environment:…

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CfP: Health Infrastructure and Asia’s Epidemiological Transitions: Historical Perspectives

October 31, 2021

This workshop, jointly organised by the Asia Research Insitute at the National University of Singapore and the German Institute for Japanese Studies, Tokyo, seeks to bring together scholars with different geographic foci within Asia to engage in a comparative and connective dialogue, and produce new ways of understanding the dynamics of health and disease under the processes of decolonization and development, but also with an eye to drawing lessons from the past that could lead to formulating better health policies in…

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CfP: Health Infrastructure and Asia’s Epidemological Transitions: Historical Perspectives

October 31, 2021

This workshop is jointly organised by the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, and the German Institute for Japanese Studies, Tokyo.   The contemporary syndemic of infectious diseases, chronic health conditions, poverty, rising heat, and the lack of access to education and information has brought into focus the fragilities of existing health care systems primarily based on medical centers and reliant on a small core of professionals. This suggests a need to investigate the historical evolution of not only…

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November 2021

CfP: “Taiwan Literature in the 21st Century”

November 1, 2021

Co-edited by Dr. Chia-rong Wu (University of Canterbury) and Professor Ming-ju Fan (National Chengchi University), Taiwan Literature in the 21st Century: 16 New Chapters is an anthology of research under contract with Springer, one of the leading publishers in the world. It engages with the evolving trends of literary Taiwan and promotes the translocal consciousness and cultural diversity of the island-state. The list of topics includes but is not limited to human rights, political and social transitions, post-nativism, indigenous consciousness,…

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CfP: Taiwan Insight

November 1, 2021

Taiwan Insight is trying out their first open call for contributions for the December special issue "Multilingual Taiwan". The Asia Reserach Institute at the University of Nottingham invites authors to contribute public scholarship articles of 1000-1500 words on topics relating to (but not limited to) language education, preservation, and policy; language use and community language change; foreign/minority languages and subculture language use in the present or historical context of Taiwan or the Taiwanese Diaspora. If you are interested, please reply…

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CfA: PhD fellowship in Disaster Risk Management

November 3, 2021

The University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD fellowship in Disaster Risk Management commencing 15 February 2022 or as soon as possible hereafter. The PhD position will be part of the Global Health Section and the Copenhagen Centre for Disaster Research (COPE) at the Department of Public Health. The PhD scholar will work on a collaborative research project funded by International Research Fund, Denmark (DFF) on urban resettlements and disaster risk in India. In an ever changing global and urbanizing…

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Hybrid seminar/webinar: Elisabeth Schober: “Of Terraqueous Spaces and Waterborne Capitalism. Speculations in Shipbuilding and its Effects on Subic Bay in the Philippines.”

November 3, 2021 - 12:15-16:00

The Departmental Seminar Series features Elisabeth Schober, Assistant professor at the department of social anthropology at the University of Oslo. The world’s seas and oceans are arguably our largest commons: hard to control, impossible to fence off, and yet heavily contested, they have often encouraged risk-taking among the people engaging with them. Land, and the various property regimes it has given rise to, is frequently thought in opposition to these fluid terrains. By looking at shipbuilding, an industry sat at the very boundary between sea and…

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Hybrid Seminar:”Of Terraqueous Spaces and Waterborne Capitalism. Speculations in Shipbuilding and its Effects on Subic Bay in the Philippines.”

November 3, 2021 - 14:15-16:00

The world’s seas and oceans are arguably our largest commons: hard to control, impossible to fence off, and yet heavily contested, they have often encouraged risk-taking among the people engaging with them. Land, and the various property regimes it has given rise to, is frequently thought in opposition to these fluid terrains. The Department of social anthropology at the University of Oslo invites for this hybrid seminar with Elisabeth Schober, Assistant professor at the University. Find out more information about the event and register here.

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Online Seminar: “China has arrived as a geopolitical superpower”

November 3, 2021 - 15:00-16:00
online

China’s rise to superpower status is the most important geopolitical change of our time. On November 3rd , the University of Oslo invites for this online seminar with two international experts on this topic, Elizabeth Economy and Shaun Breslin, in discussion with China correspondent for the New York Times, Amy Qin. Find more information about the event and register here.

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