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2nd Call for Papers 7th Annual Nordic NIAS Council Conference at University of Southern Denmark 4-8 November 2013

Monday, November 4, 2013 to Friday, November 8, 2013

The conference and PhD Course are organized by SDU’s Negot in Chinese/Institute of Design and Communication at University of Southern Denmark and NIAS. The PhD Course is co-organized together with IIAS - International Institute for Asian Studies in Leiden.

Opening and registration 4 November, Conference 5-6 November, PhD Course 7-8 November

As the movement of thoughts from East to West seem to increase, it is high time to realize the opportunities of a multipolar world and seriously consider all existing human experiences and knowledge systems. The present conference and PhD workshop will limit itself to Western and Asian experiences, in an effort of bringing the two into a creative and fruitful dialogue. In light of this, area studies and the different disciplines need to come together and share insights and identify theoretical and methodological approaches that might strike a reasonable balance between universal concerns and particular cultural understandings.

The following keynote speakers will inspire our proceedings

  • Nandita Chaudhary, Associated Professor, Lady Irwin College, Delhi University
  • Jan-Olof Nilsson, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Lund University
  • Jaan Valsiner, Professor, Department of Psychology Clark University, Niels Bohr Professor of Cultural Psychology, University  of Aalborg

More keynotes will be announced later

Commentators at the PhD course are

  • Nandita Chaudhary, Associated Professor, Lady Irwin College, Delhi University
  • Min Dongchao, Professor  & Director of the Centre for Gender and Culture Studies, Shanghai University
  • Geir Helgesen, Director NIAS –Nordic Institute of Asian Studies
  • Nikita A. Kharlamov, PhD, Department of Communication and Psychology, Aalborg University
  • Willem Vogelsang, PhD, Institute Manager, IIAS - International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden
  • Qi Wang, Associated Professor, Department of Design and Communication, University of Southern Denmark

For more information please go to the conference website: