News

December 2014

December 8th 2014
InterAsia Partnership steering committee member Prasenjit Duara authored The Crisis of Global Modernity: Asian Traditions and a Sustainable Future, the first book in a Cambridge University Press series titled Asian Connections and edited by InterAsian Connections Conference Series participants Tim Harper, Engseng Ho, and Sunil Amrith
December 1st 2014
InterAsia Partnership steering committee member Helen F. Siu coedited Asia Inside Out: Changing Times, a survey of unnoticed moments that have redefined Asia over the past five centuries, now available from Harvard University Press →

October 2014

October 29th 2014
Seteney Shami, director of the Middle East and North Africa Program and the InterAsia Program, comments on the short- and long-term challenges for research and development of academic disciplines in the Arab world for an Al-Fanar Media article: “Arab Uprisings Echo in the Social Sciences" →
October 23rd 2014
Transregional Research Postdoctoral fellow Xiaobo Su (2013) has organized “China in Asia: Historical Connections and Contemporary Engagement,” a two-day conference cosponsored by the InterAsia Program exploring the changing relations between China and its neighbors and featuring presentations by five additional cohort members, to be held at the University of Oregon, October 25–26 →
October 23rd 2014
Transregional Postdoctoral Research fellow Anya Bernstein (2012) received a Davis Center Book Prize in Political and Social Studies honorable mention from the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies for her book Religious Bodies Politic: Rituals of Sovereignty in Buryat Buddhism
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 Conversations,” 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 →