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The Third Nordic Conference on South Asian Studies for Young Scholars

The third Nordic Conference on South Asian Studies for Young Scholars was held 16–18 August 2011 at Falsterbo. The conference was organised by SASNET in collaboration NIAS. The conference became a great success, gathering graduate students and postdocs, along with other junior scholars affiliated with universities in Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden, who are focusing on South Asia in their work.

New Post-doc Introductory Stipends

 From October to December five new post docs have joined us at the institute. For the next two months they have gotten the opportunity to work on applications trying to fund their different post-doc proposals.

The five Stipends are:

Karl Jakob Krognes, Japonologist, Tors, University of Copenhagen
 Project title: Household-based registration and cultural similarity in Northeast Asia – Japan, Taiwan, and (South) Korea

Susanne Bregnbæk, Anthropologist, University of Copenhagen
 Project titl e: Jesus in Beijing: Mapping Young Chinese Christian’s Religious Lives

Angie Bexley, Anthropologist, The Australian National University
 Project title: Mapping Migrant Landscapes: East Timorese in Europe

Taru Salmenkari, University of Helsinki
 Project title: Vertical and horizontal civil society relations in East Asia – The role of NGOs in constituting civil society

Henri Myrrtinen, University of Kwazulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa
 Project title: Legacies of Colonialism, Occupation, Tradition and Popular Culture – Examining Hybrid Masculine Identities in Timor-Leste Gangs
 

New Guest Researcher at NIAS

Date: 
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The next couple of months Dr habil. Peter J. Bräunlein, an anthropologist and religionist with a specialization on Southeast Asia from Institute for Cultural and Social Anthropology in Göttingen, will be staying at NIAS. Peter will be working on a project on 'Ghosts, spirits and moral orders in modern Southeast Asia', with regional focus on Vietnam, Singapore and Thailand.

Starting with April 2011 a new Southeast Asian research network has been established in Germany - DORISEA - The Dynamics of Religion in Southeast Asia. It is funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research and includes Southeast-Asianist from Berlin, Hamburg, Muenster, Heidelberg and Goettingen. Around 10 research projects are focusing on 'The Dynamics of Religion'  on mainland and insular Southeast Asia. Accordingly, the research project on 'Spirits in and of modernity' is part of the DORISEA network.

 

 

 

 

New SUPRA Scholarship application deadline 14 June 2011

If you are working on a MA or PhD thesis during Autumn 2011 and need some inspiration, literature or simply just time to write on your thesis, then NIAS has something to offer: the Nordic Scholarship!

The Nordic Scholarship covers inexpensive travel to Copenhagen, two weeks board and accommodation plus a working place at NIAS! A perfect chance to concentrate on your thesis, have inspirational talks with our researchers or collect material in Northern Europe's most comprehensive Asian studies library.

More information about SUPRA students' experiences at NIAS and practical information as well as application form.

NB: SUPRA scholarships are primarily for students from NNC member institutions.

NEW Deadline for application: 14 June 2011

For more information, please contact Erik Svanström, SUPRA student Assistant

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