27 August - 1 September 2012
Leiden, the Netherlands
A four-day masterclass followed by a two-day international conference
The second IIAS Summer Programme in Asian Studies will partner with the Leiden Global Interactions Profile Area (LGI) to critically explore Asian migrations as a globalizing force.
The flows of people, goods, capital and ideas within and from the Asian continents have been transforming the global landscape for centuries. Arguably, this influence has become more recognizable and acute in the present day. The study of Asian mobilities can provide important insights into the conditions, processes and effects of globalization and historical global forms.
The theme of Asian migrations, in the broadest sense, touches upon a wide array of practices, social issues and configurations of power. A number of key themes related to Asian migrations can be identified.
Masterclass (27 - 30 August)
The four-day masterclass seeks to cultivate Asian perspectives on historical and contemporary forms of migration and their impact on shaping global-local landscapes, practices, relationships and structures.
The programme will be run by three leading scholars in the fields of global migration history, the history of globalization, and modern Asian history: Prof. Leo Lucassen (Leiden University), Prof. Adam McKeown Columbia University) and Prof. Radhika Singha (Jawaharlal Nehru University), respectively.
These scholars will combine their expertise to provide participants with an intensive and interactive experience. The master class will focus on student works. Students will, therefore, be expected to provide a working research paper and will have the opportunity to present their work and get productive critical feedback from the conveners and their student peers.
We invite applications from PhD candidates and advanced research masters students worldwide whose work deals with some aspect of Asian migration. Students from Asia and non-European/Atlantic institutions are especially encouraged to apply.
International Conference (31 August - 1 September)
The programme will close with a two-day conference on the same theme of Asian migrations, featuring international scholars.
Students who participate in the Summer Programme will be given opportunities to meet and interact with the conference panellists and a select number of students may be invited to present their research in one of the conference sessions. All students will be invited to attend the conference and participate in the discussions.
For more information on the Summer Programme, please visit http://www.summerprogramme.asia/
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