9th Annual ADI Conference - Asian Dynamics Initiative - 26-28 June 2017

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Call for Papers
March 1, 2017
Subject Fields: 
Anthropology, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Asian History / Studies, Social Sciences, Humanities

9th Annual ADI Conference - Asia in Circulations

26-28 June 2017 - Asian Dynamics Initiative - University of Copenhagen

Call for abstracts
Deadline for submission to marie.yoshida@nias.ku.dk: 1 March 2017

The 2017 annual ADI conference addresses the question of ‘the Asian century’ that is yet to be fully examined. We attend to the ways in which new connected histories, flows and connections both within, and beyond, territoriality are taking shape. What kind of circulatory worlds are produced through these multiple connections forged across temporalities via commodity trade, investments, human migration, technology, tourism, religion, art, literature and other forms of cultural consumption? How has Asia historically circulated beyond its territorial boundaries? And how do these circulations shape the contemporary world?

We invite abstracts for paper presentations addressing Asian circulations and dynamics in a global context, but especially welcome perspectives relating to one of the following panels:  

Arms Race in Asia? The Role of China’s Military Rise for the Powers in Asia
Conveners: Bertel Heurlin, University of Copenhagen; You Ji, University of Macau 

Asian Accelerations
Conveners: Lars Højer and Stine Simonsen Puri, University of Copenhagen

Branded Nation: Image, Commodity, Surplus
Convener: Ravinder Kaur, University of Copenhagen

China’s Borderlands in the Making of the Nation
Conveners: Ildikó Bellér-Hann and Edyta Roszko, University of Copenhagen

(En)countering Sexual Violence in the South Asian City
Conveners: Atreyee Sen and Emilija Zabiliute, University of Copenhagen; Raminder Kaur, University of Sussex

Exhibiting Asian Modernities
Conveners: Jens Sejrup and Oscar Salemink, University of Copenhagen

Globalization, International Trade and Economic Policy
Convener: Jakob Roland Munch, University of Copenhagen

"Going Comparative" in Asia
Convener: Jun Liu, University of Copenhagen

Research for Change: Reconfiguring Society and Politics through Theory and Engagement
Convener: Dan V. Hirslund, University of Copenhagen

The Politics of Local Food Movements in Scandinavia and East Asia
Conveners: Anders Riel Müller, NIAS, University of Copenhagen; Erik Mobrand, Seoul National University; Hyejin Kim, Singapore National University; Niels Heine, Aalborg University

Trade and Translation of Buddhist Material Culture across Asia
Conveners: Trine Brox, University of Copenhagen; 
Emma Martin, University of Manchester

Urban Struggles, Digital Obstruction
Convener: Mark Philip Stadler, University of Copenhagen

Deadline for submitting abstracts to Marie Yoshida (marie.yoshida@nias.ku.dk) is 1 March 2017.

Please include in your submission:

  • Name, institutional affiliation, short bio
  • Abstract that clearly lays out the title, argument and methodology (approx 250 words)
  • Intended panel (if applicable) 

Conveners and organizing committee will assess the submitted abstracts and inform you of the decision soon hereafter.

Confirmed keynote speakers 

  • Francesca Bray, Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Edinburgh 
  • Sumathi Ramaswamy, Professor of History, Duke University 
  • Nora Annesley Taylor, Professor of South and Southeast Asian Art History, School of the Art Institute of Chicago


Contact Info: 

Marie Yoshida, Asian Dynamics Initiative, University of Copenhagen

Oester Farimagsgade 5, DK-1353 Copenhagen K

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