Infrastructures, Regions and Urbanizations

Valerie Yeo Announcement
Subject Fields
Humanities, Immigration & Migration History / Studies, Southeast Asian History / Studies, Urban History / Studies, Area Studies


Conference on "Infrastructures, Regions and Urbanizations"
29 September - 7 October 2018
National University of Singapore

The Berlin-based Forum Transregionale Studien and the Max Weber Stiftung – Deutsche Geisteswissenschaftliche Institute im Ausland in cooperation with the National University Singapore invite applications from doctoral and postdoctoral scholars of humanities and social sciences to participate in the Transregional Academy on the theme “Infrastructures, Regions and Urbanizations”  to be held from 29 September to 7 October 2018 at the National University of Singapore.

The Academy aims to provide a forum for scholars from different disciplines who are interested in discussing and exchanging on contemporary and historical cases, and diverse and dissident approaches to these questions of infrastructures, regions and urbanization. The Academy is designed to support innovative research, scholarly networks and contribute to closer ties among research activities

Travel, accommodation and provisioning of the participants will be fully covered. The program targets doctoral, postdoctoral and early-mid career researchers who wish to present their ongoing projects in both a comparative perspective and in relation to the questions raised above. Moreover the researchers’ work should be clearly relevant to the themes of the Transregional Academy. The working language is English.

The application should likewise be in English and consist of:

  •  a curriculum vitae;
  • an outline of the project (300 words max.) on which the applicant is currently working;
  • a brief motivation letter which describes the relevance of the own research for the topic of the Academy;
  • two suggested readings relevant to the Academy and which you would like to discuss with other participants (please provide bibliographical data only, no copies of the suggested readings are required);
  • the names of two university faculty members who can serve as referees (no letters of recommendation required).

Please email your application (as one PDF file) by 8 April 2018 to

Applicants will be notified with the result of the selection process by mid-May, 2018. Successful applicants will be asked to submit by 1 August 2018 the draft of a research paper, draft chapter of their PhD or comparable work (6,000 words max.) to be discussed at the event.


Andreas Eckert, HumboldtUniversität zu Berlin, Germany
Franz Waldenberger, Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien, Japan
James D Sidaway, Department of Geography, National University of Singapore
Jonathan Rigg, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore
Weiqiang Lin, Department of Geography, National University of Singapore


Contact Information

Valerie Yeo | Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore

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