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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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CfA:”Senior advisor in the Department of Global Development and International Relations”

September 5, 2021

The Research Council of Norway is looking for a senior adviser who wants to become the Council's main contact person for China and Brazil. The position is a temporary position lasting one and a half years, with the possibility of extension. Read more about the call for applications here.  

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CfA: Associate Professor of International Education and Development Studies

September 7, 2021

OsloMet is searching for a permanent full-time position as Associate Professor of International Education and Development Studies at the Department of International Studies and Interpreting at the Faculty of Education and International Studies from 1 January 2022. Oslo Met invites applicants for this position whose academic research and teaching experience involves consideration of international (formal / informal / popular) education from a global development perspective. In particular, this work must include a focus on the Global South, and on Global North…

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Roundtable Discussion: “Identity Research in Asia: Past, Present and Future Directions”

September 7, 2021 - 10:00-12:00

Identity-related research on Asia has blossomed in the recent past. One can now state with a great deal of confidence that such research has become mainstream. But as this identity literature has grown, so too has confusions and controversies surrounding it. Notable among them is that, more so than more traditional focus on ideologies, interests, institutions, culture and history, identity research encompasses and envelops the identities of the scholar. The entanglement is undeniable and inescapable. So, this roundtable will provide…

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CfA: PhD Student at Heidelberg University (Contemporary China Studies)

September 8, 2021

The Chair for Contemporary China Studies at Heidelberg University invites applications for the position of a PhD student (f/m/d) with an interest in current social, political, and economic developments of China. The position starts on 1 October 2021 and is limited for the period of three years. Remuneration is in accordance with TV-L E 13. All applications must be submitted in German language. Read more here.  

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Webinar: “China’s Economy: Challenges Created by the Reform Era”

September 8, 2021 - 15:00-16:30

China’s economic reforms have caused rapid growth for a period of forty years. The Chinese Communist Party’s gradualist approach to reform was not inevitable. What were the alternative routes and why were they abandoned? What new obstacles for further Chinese economic development may change its future course? This online seminar is hosted by the University of Oslo and held on Zoom. Find more information and register here.  

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ASIAN FUTURES: After the War; Regional Perspectives on Afghanistan

September 9, 2021 - 14:00-16:00
South Campus, University of Copenhagen, Karen Blixens Plads 8

America’s “forever war” in Afghanistan has come to an abrupt end after two decades. As the US and NATO forces withdraw, the focus has turned to the rapidly shifting power dynamics, complexities, and rivalries in the neighbourhood. The emergence of the Taliban as a political force itself is a contested event that is rearranging the regional political faultlines. The question “what next” for Afghanistan is closely tied to how these regional dynamics will evolve. We might ask: what is at…

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Life with nature – Japanske opplevelser

September 12, 2021 - 12:00-15:00

The University of Bergen (UiO) is hosting the event, "Life with nature – Japanske opplevelser", which takes place in the botanical garden in Bergen, Norway. Note that the event will be entirely in Norwegian. Read more here.

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Webinar: “Urbanization in precarious times: Critiquing development in ‘transitional’ Myanmar”

September 13, 2021 - 13:00-14:30

The Stockholm Center for Global Asia is hosting a webinar with Stephen Campbell, School of Social Science at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore: "The February 2021 coup in Myanmar has exposed a deep divide in the country’s oppositional politics. On the one hand, ardent supporters of Aung San Suu Kyi and the National League for Democracy call for a restoration of pre-coup politics. On the other hand, radical students, ethnic minority populations, and other domestic critics maintain strong opposition to the…

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Book Launch: “Misreading the Bengal Delta””

September 13, 2021 - 17:00-18:30
Litteraturhuset, Wergelandsveien 29
Oslo, Norway
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The Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Oslo is arranging the book launch of Camile Dewan's book "Misreading the Bengal Delta. How Development Simplifications have failed environment and society in coastal Bangladesh" at Littteraturhuset in Oslo. Combining environmental history and ethnographic fieldwork with development professionals, rural farmers, and landless women, Dewan's book critiques development narratives of Bangladesh as a "climate change victim." It examines how development actors repackage colonial-era modernizing projects, which have caused severe environmental effects, as climate-adaptation solutions. Registration for the event…

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