The Asia Research Institute (ARI) and Department of History of the National University of Singapore present the workshop “Casting Faiths: The Construction of Religion in East and Southeast Asia,” to be held in Singapore June 7-8, 2005. This workshop will explore how knowledge of religion has been constructed in colonial and post-colonial East and Southeast Asia. We will expand the ideas of post-colonial theory to include any relationship of center and periphery, and encourage topics from the 18th century to the present day. We welcome papers from all disciplines that explore the role of the archive, cinema, classroom and courtroom on understandings of Asian religion.
Those interested in presenting a paper should send a brief (500 words) abstract to the conference organizers by November 1st, 2004. For more information, please contact the organizers or see our website.
Limited funding support for accommodation and travel to Singapore will be available for presenters.
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