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Workshops or courses which focus on studying, training in, providing professional experience, or facilitating networking in any fields related to Southeast Asia.

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Please note that in light of the unpredictable developments of the COVID-19 Pandemic, all events, conferences, and workshops are subject to change. Please check with the organizers for the latest updates.

Workshop on Mobility and Cultural Exchange in Southeast Asian Ports Center for Global Asia NYU Shanghai, May 2022

This interdisciplinary workshop seeks to spotlight the role of Southeast Asian port cities as places of cultural and intellectual exchange from the early modern period to the contemporary present. The workshop will be held in-person in Shanghai in May 2022. If an in-person workshop is not possible, it will be held in a fully online format. Deadline: October 25, 2021.

Health Infrastructure and Asia’s Epidemiological Transitions: Historical Perspectives | April 13-14, 2022

This workshop will investigate Asian experiences, and in particular those of East and Southeast Asia, in crafting health infrastructure over the long twentieth century. Asia has long been stigmatized as a source of global contagion, yet relatively little research about the fallout of epidemics in the region is available for an English readership. There has also been relatively little historical examination of the everyday health challenges faced by communities in Asia. With many lower-and middle-income countries in the region having faced epidemiological transitions, especially also due to the increasing impact of climate change, and its extensive internal and international migration and trade networks, Asia provides important ground for the comparison of different health infrastructures, their developments, and their ability to cope with crises. Organised by the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, and the German Institute for Japanese Studies, Tokyo.

Engineering Buddhism: Infrastructure and Soft Power in Asia and Beyond | The Center for Contemporary Buddhist Studies, University of Copenhagen on June 23–24, 2022.

Buddhist social activities have gained increased visibility recently in national and transnational contexts. Various Buddhist organizations (temples, charity groups, NGOs) have begun to actively engage with social and global issues—education, poverty, environmentalism, etc.—and this, in turn, is changing their relationships to societies, states, and global politics. This workshop addresses these changes in Buddhism, using various ethnographic examples to explore how Buddhism is playing a role in providing platforms and resources for matters that were once largely considered state or political affairs. By focusing on this “new” role of Buddhism at the national and global levels, this workshop asks how Buddhism, and religion more broadly, serve as forms of infrastructure and “soft power” in national and transnational contexts; it examines whether or how Buddhism itself operates as a physical or virtual network, or as a platform for facilitating and (dis)connecting movements, ideas, people, and technologies; and in doing so, how Buddhism challenges, confirms, or transforms state governance and global relationships within and beyond Asian countries.

LeadNext: Ambassadors for a Global Future, Asia Foundation

The Asia Foundation is pleased to announce LeadNext: Ambassadors for a Global Future our dynamic new program focused on global citizenship for the 21st century. LeadNext builds a vibrant network of future leaders aged 18-25 from across Asia and the United States and supports their growth, impact, and capacity to address today’s greatest challenges. Application is open September 27-November 15, 2021.

MMAT 2021 Summer Course Program, 11 October – 10 November 2021 (virtual)

MMAT 2021 Summer Course Program, held virtually on 11 October – 10 November 2021, is calling for students, foreign students, professionals/researchers/lecturers, and multiple participants to join their Summer Course Program on the topic “(Re)constructing Southeast Asia”. Organized by Center for Southeast Asian Social Studies, Universitas Gadjah Mada (CESASS UGM).

“ASIA’S WET NATURES: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE,” 28-29 October, 2021 | Organized by Yale-NUS College, Asia Research Institute and NUS Libraries (Biodiversity Library of Southeast Asia

Water—the fluid substance that permeates bodies, landscapes, and the air—is gaining new kinds of material force today. In some places, there is either too little of it, with dying aquifers, or too much, as extreme rainfall floods cities. Yet other places face abundance and lack simultaneously as seas rise and mangrove-rich shores are reclaimed to make room for development. This workshop thinks with “water”—as method, source, and archive—to explore the past, present, and future of Asia’s wet natures. In particular, it aims to cultivate an interdisciplinary conversation about the lives and legacies of water through questions such as: How can ecological pasts and transboundary futures be rethought or reframed as water abandons or occupies new geographies and economic spaces? How can approaches to art, science, and conservation be used to restore critical understandings of intertidal habitats and how do these approaches rest against the rising tide of intensive infrastructural interventions? In what ways do aquatic biota—and their the more-than-human-worlds—weave into evolving urban landscapes and environmental imaginaries? How are the contours and memories of coastlines, rivers, and islands altered due to climate change, reclamation, and migration? While anchored in specific times and particular places, this workshop seeks to bring together narratives, stories, insights, and practices that speak to larger questions about Asia’s watery pasts and its aqueous horizons.
Anthony D. Medrano Yale-NUS College/Asia Research Institute
Chitra Venkataramani National University of Singapore

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