August 31 - September 1: World Wide Asia: Asian Flows, Global Impacts

Registration for the conference is now full. However, you may still register to be placed on the waiting list. Registration is free of charge and closes on August 28th 2012.

World Wide Asia: Asian Flows, Global Impacts

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Conference Information

31 August - 1 September 2012
Sociëteit de Burcht
Burgsteeg 14
Leiden
The Netherlands
www.worldwideasia2012.leiden.edu

Keynote Speaker
Adam McKeown (Professor of History, Columbia University, New York, USA)

Conference Description
The theme of Asian migrations, in the broadest sense, touches upon a wide array of practices, infrastructures, social issues and configurations of power. The mobility and influence of Asian peoples and productions have been a driving force in reshaping global and local landscapes from ancient to modern times, as demonstrated, for instance, by the historical trade networks that facilitated European colonialism, the Indian Ocean as an integrated cultural space, the intensified global trajectories of commodities, ideas and technologies, and the redefinition of urbanization by processes emerging from the ‘Global South’.

This conference seeks to gain a nuanced and interdisciplinary understanding of Asia’s role in historical and modern articulations of the global. It seeks to explore the problematics of place, dislocation/connectivity, and culture from diverse Asian perspectives on travel, exchange, circulation, translation, identity, and global power. 

The conference will be preceded by a four-day PhD master class on the same theme. All student participants will be invited to attend the conference and participate in discussions. A select number of students may also be invited to present their work in the proceedings.

 
Last Modified: 27-08-2012