News

October 2014

October 10th 2014
The InterAsia Program, in conjunction with its Transregional Virtual Research Institute partners, cosponsored “Media as Activism,” an international conference held in New Delhi, India →

September 2014

September 18th 2014
The InterAsia Program is presenting a Transregional Virtual Research Institute symposium on Symbolic Dimensions of Mediated Activism, September 26 at the University of Pennsylvania (RSVP to attend) →
September 10th 2014
Transregional Research Postdoctoral fellow Kevin Schwartz (2013) has published a review of A Thousand Years of the Persian Book, a curation of a millennium of textual production across the Persianate world, on exhibit at the US Library of Congress through September 20 →
September 2nd 2014
An edited transcript of “Istanbul Connections,” a roundtable discussion organized by the InterAsia Program's Transregional Virtual Research Institute for the 2013 conference Inter-Asian Connections IV, has been published in Media, Culture and Society

July 2014

July 18th 2014
Transregional Research Postdoctoral fellow Kevin Schwartz (2013) recommends a reevaluation of Iran's behavior as a state in an opinion piece for the Baltimore Sun: "An Enemy Revisited: Compared with ISIS, Iran No Longer Seems Like Such a Threat" →

June 2014

June 24th 2014
Transregional Research Postdoctoral and IDRF fellow Wazhmah Osman (2013 and 2009) has published an article in Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society: "On Media, Social Movements, and Uprisings: Lessons from Afghanistan, Its Neighbors, and Beyond" →

May 2014

May 1st 2014
Transregional Research Postdoctoral fellow Kevin Schwartz (2013) has organized a conference, “The Wide World of Persian: Connections and Contestations, 1500 until Today,” cohosted by the Library of Congress and the Roshan Institute of Persian Studies at the University of Maryland, to be held May 2 and 3 →

April 2014

April 24th 2014
Transregional Research Postdoctoral fellow Wazhmah Osman (2013) will screen her documentary Postcards from Tora Bora, a personal perspective on three decades of war in Afghanistan, for discussion at the SSRC-NYU "Workshop on Infrastructures of Empire," on Saturday, April 26 (open to the public) →
April 22nd 2014
The Inter-Asia Program and New York University will host a public plenary panel on Saturday, April 26, at the NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study, as part of a cosponsored "Workshop on Infrastructures of Empire: Mediated Activism and (Counter) Revolutions" →
April 1st 2014
Darryl Li, a Transregional Research Postdoctoral fellow (2013) in the Inter-Asia Program, is blogging for the Middle East Research and Information Project as a guest editor, with an eye to the historical frame linking the Middle East and South Asia →

October 2013

October 7th 2013
Transregional Research fellow John Cho (2012) discusses gay rights in South Korea on CNN →
October 4th 2013
Program director Seteney Shami featured in a Boston Globe article on the founding of the Arab Council for the Social Sciences: "A New Brain Trust for the Middle East" →

September 2013

September 23rd 2013
The Inter-Asia Program has posted the schedule for its upcoming Conference on Inter-Asian Connections IV: Istanbul (October 2-5, 2013), featuring public sessions as well as closed workshops →

August 2013

August 21st 2013
Max Hirsch, a participant in the Inter-Asian Connections III: Hong Kong (2012) conference, has written "Techno-Pastoral Fantasies at Hong Kong International" for Design Observer's journal, Places
August 20th 2013
Just out from NYU Press/SSRC: Postcommunism from Within: Social Justice, Mobilization, and Hegemony, edited by Jan Kubik and Amy Linch →

July 2013

July 19th 2013
Seteney Shami, director of the Inter-Asia and Middle East and North Africa programs, coauthored a review essay in Anthropology of the Middle East and North Africa, now out from Indiana University Press →
July 9th 2013
IDRF and Transregional Research Postdoctoral fellow Michael Hathaway (2000 and 2013) has published Environmental Winds: Making the Global in Southwest China (University of California Press), based on his IDRF research →

March 2013

March 4th 2013
The Inter-Asia Program is now accepting applications for its Postdoctoral Fellowship for Transregional Research. Deadline: March 29 →

February 2013

February 4th 2013
The Inter-Asia Program announces inaugural cohort of Transregional Research Postdoctoral Fellows, awarding 19 fellowships for a range of innovative projects on Inter-Asian contexts and connections →

January 2013

January 23rd 2013
The Inter-Asia Program announces an open call for workshop papers for the Inter-Asian Connections IV Conference, to be held in Istanbul in October (Deadline: February 11) →