InterAsia Program

Beyond the New Media: Deep Time of Networks and Infrastructural Memory in Asia

WORKSHOP DIRECTORS: Xiao LiuAssistant Professor, East Asian Studies, McGill Universityauroliu@gmail.com Shuang ShenAssociate Professor, Comparative Literature Department & Asian Studies Department, Pennsylvania State Universitysxs1075@psu.edu CALL FOR WORKSHOP PAPERS: It is said that we are now living in a “network society,” in which digital social media such as Twitter and Wechat, or information and communication technologies from smart mobile phones to portable minicomputers, form nodes and edges that knit everyone into interconnected networks. While digital and information technologies have indeed transformed the ways in which people interact with each other, the fetish of the “new” media and information technologies in this understanding …

Lineages of the People: Embedded and transregional histories of contemporary populism

Alte Mensa, Wilhelmsplatz 1, University of Göttingen, Germany https://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/lineages-of-the-people-embedded-and-transregional-histories-of-contemporary-populism/565338.html   Organizers Srirupa Roy, Paula Chakravartty, Gianpaolo Baiocchi Institutions University of Göttingen (Centre for Modern Indian Studies & Global and Transregional Studies Platform) Social Science Research Council, New York (InterAsia Program) New York University (Urban Democracy Lab) Overview The US presidential elections of November 2016 have shaken the enduring myth of American exceptionalism. For many international observers, the surprise and shock of Donald Trump’s electoral victory and the ascendancy of populist politics have occasioned a strong sense of political déjà-vu. The Trump victory seems to fit well into a wider global series. India, …

University of Michigan/SSRC Doctoral Institute on Global Media and Communication

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JANUARY 10, 2017 The Global Media Studies Initiative at the University of Michigan in partnership with the Social Science Research Council’s Transregional Virtual Research Institute, “Media, Activism and the New Political: InterAsian Perspectives,” is pleased to announce the inaugural Doctoral Institute on Global Media and Communication. We aim to facilitate and advance rigorous inter-disciplinary doctoral dissertation research on global media and communication in a range of contexts worldwide. We seek to create a sustained and diverse network of advanced graduate students by providing the opportunity to give and receive critical feedback on dissertations in progress. Goals By bringing together PhD students from media and communication programs (and allied …

IIAS-SSRC Winter School “Media Activism and Postcolonial Futures”

Co-organized by the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) and the Social Science Research Council’s Transregional Virtual Research Institute (TVRI). Hosted by C-Centre (Centre for Chinese Media and Comparative Communication Research) at the Chinese University of Hong Kong ONLINE APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday 13 June 2016, 9.00 am CET We are pleased to invite applications for six days of interactive Winter School training on Media Activism and Postcolonial Futures. Conveners: Francis Lee (Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong); Zaharom Nain (The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, Malaysia); Srirupa Roy (University of Gottingen’s Centre for Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS), Germany) Guest Co-Convener: Paula Chakravartty (Department of Media, Culture and Communication and the Gallatin School, …

Mediatized Populism across InterAsia

Organized by InterAsia Transregional Virtual Research Institute, “Media, Activism and the New Political” Workshop Directors Paula Chakravartty Associate Professor, Gallatin School, Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University puc1@nyu.edu Zeynep Gambetti Associate Professor, Political Science and International Relations, Bogaziçi University gambetti@boun.edu.tr Srirupa Roy Director and Professor, Centre for Modern Indian Studies and Political Science, University of Göttingen sroy@uni-goettingen.de Workshop Participants Miriyam Aouragh, Leverhulme Fellow, Communication And Media Research Institute, University of Westminster “Mediating the Makhzan: Counter-revolution & populism in the digital age” Ergin Bulut, Assistant Professor, Media and Visual Arts, Koç University and Erdem Yörük, Assistant Professor, Sociology, Koç University “Contentious …

Conviviality beyond the Urban Centre: Theorizing the “Marginal Hub”

Workshop Directors Magnus Marsden Professor of Social Anthropology and Director of the Sussex Asia Centre, University of Sussex M.Marsden@sussex.ac.uk Madeleine Reeves Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology, University of Manchester Madeleine.Reeves@manchester.ac.uk Workshop Participants Itty Abraham, Associate Professor, Southeast Asian Studies, National University of Singapore “Poaching as Conviviality in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands” Kalzang Dorjee Bhutia, Lecturer, Religious Studies, Grinnell College and Amy Holmes-Tagchungdarpa, Assistant Professor, Religious Studies, Grinnell College “Alternative Geographies of Global Connection: The Making and Unmaking of Conviviality among Buddhist Hubs of the Tea Horse Road” Thomas Chambers, Teaching Fellow, School of Global Studies, University of Sussex “Scaling Conviviality: The Spatial …

Forced Migration in/of Asia: Connections, Convergences, Comparisons

Workshop Directors Elaine Lynn-Ee Ho Associate Professor, Geography, National University of Singapore elaine.ho@nus.edu.sg Cabeiri Robinson Associate Professor, International Studies & Anthropology, University of Washington cdr33@uw.edu Workshop Participants Josee Huennekes, PhD Candidate, Swinburne Institute for Social Research, Swinburne University of Technology “Remittances and Responsibilities among Rohingya Families in Kuala Lumpur’s Suburbs” Umut Korkut, Reader (Associate Professor), Glasgow School for Business and Society, Glasgow Caledonian University “The Discursive governance of forced migration management: The Turkish shift from reticence to activism in Asia” Sang Kook Lee, Associate Professor, Cultural Anthropology, Yonsei University “From Activists to Entrepreneurs: Burmese Refugees in South Korea” Kirsten Mcconnachie, …

Frontier Assemblages: Political Economies of Margins and Resource Frontiers in Asia

Workshop Directors Michael Eilenberg Associate Professor, Culture and Society, Aarhus University etnome@cas.au.dk Jason Cons Research Assistant Professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin jasoncons@utexas.edu Workshop Participants Zachary Anderson, PhD Candidate, Geography and Planning, University of Toronto “Pragmatism and politics: Translating the green economy in an Indonesian frontier” Young Rae Choi, Graduate Student (Post-Defense), Geography, Ohio State University “Spaces of sustainability? China’s coastal reclamation boom and the sustainability controversy” Michael Dwyer, Associate Researcher, Centre for Development and Environment, University of Bern “Concession development: Timber financing and risk modulation at Southeast Asia’s upland frontier” Gökçe Günel, Lecturer in …

Genealogies of Financialization: Reframing Sovereignty in Asia (1600–present)

Workshop Directors Sankaran Krishna Professor of Political Science, University of Hawaii at Manoa krishna@hawaii.edu Saeyoung Park Assistant Professor, Modern Korean Studies, Leiden University spark34@jhu.edu Workshop Participants Colin Agur, Postdoctoral Associate, Yale Law School, Yale University “Communication Technology, Illicit Flows of Capital, and State-Society Tensions” Giulia Dal Maso, PhD Candidate, Cultural Studies, Institute for Culture and Society “Past and present mass financialization: continuity in state legitimation” Laura Elder, Assistant Professor, Global Studies, Saint Mary’s College Notre Dame “Banking Like a State: An alternative genealogy of Islamic finance” Harald Fuess, Professor, Cultural Economic History, Heidelberg University “Undermining the Sovereignty of Korea? Capital …

Geo-political Economies of (Post) Developmental Urbanization in East Asia

Workshop Directors Jamie Doucette Lecturer, School of Environment and Development, University of Manchester jamie.doucette@manchester.ac.uk Bae-Gyoon Park Professor, Geography Education, Seoul National University geopbg@snu.ac.kr Workshop Participants Carolyn Cartier, Professor of Geography and China Studies, School of International Studies, University of Technology Sydney “‘Cut from the County’: Mao-era Cities and their Territorial Legacies in Contemporary China” Eli Friedman, Assistant Professor, International and Comparative Labor, Cornell University “Just-in-Time Urbanization? Managing migration, citizenship, and schooling in the Chinese city” Jim Glassman, Professor, Geography, University of British Columbia “Developmental Bureaucratic States, Developmental Network States and the Geopolitical Economy of Cold War Industrialization in Ulsan and …

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