South Asia related conferences in the Nordic countries

Monday, 20 November 2017 - 5:15pm to Friday, 24 November 2017 - 5:15pm

Environmental Asia theme for 2017 Nordic NIAS Council Conference in Oslo

On 20-22 November 2017, the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages (IKOS) at University of Oslo organizes a conference on environmental issues in Asia, together with the Nordic Institute for Asian Studies (NIAS). This NIAS 10th Annual Nordic NIAS Council Conference, entitled ”Environmental Asia”, will take place at Voksenåsen not far from Oslo. Key note speakers include Georgina Drew, Lecturer, Anthropology and Development Studies, University of Adelaide, Australia. Her work fits within the fields of environmental anthropology and the critical anthropology of development, being particularly interested in struggles over resource use and management in South Asia and in the Himalaya more broadly. Deadline for submitting abstracts is 15 August 2017. Full information about the conference.
Conference participation is open to scholars and doctoral candidates in the social sciences and humanities. The conference encourages younger scholars, especially PhD and postdoctoral candidates to submit individual paper or panel proposals. It is possible for a limited number of participants to attend the conference without presenting a paper, or to attend only the keynote speeches. Connected to the conference, a PhD course will take place at Oslo University from 22-24 November 2017. Participants in the PhD course are expected to also take part in the conference (with or without paper presentation).
The aim of this conference is to facilitate critical discussions about Asia’s environmental pathways. What interests are at stake in current environmental policies, and who represents them? How will Asian societies deal with the double-bind of economic development and environmental protection? What roles do Asian religions and philosophies play in environmental debates? How have people reacted to and coped with major environmental changes in the past, and how do they anticipate the future? By exploring these questions, the conference aspires to promote a deeper understanding of environmental change in Asia.

Thursday, 23 November 2017 - 1:45pm

SASA seminar on Mobility and Gender in the Maldives

The South Asia Students Association at Lund University (SASA) organises an informal lecture with PhD candidate Phu Doma Lama from the Division of Risk Management and Societal Safety, Lund University on Thursday 23 November 2017, 17.15. Venue: Centre for Middle Eastern Studies, Finngatan 16, Lund. The event is open to everyone and as usual fika will be served.
She will talk about ”Exploring the Consequences of Adaptation to Changes: The Case of Mobility and Gender in the Maldives”.
In her presentation, Phu, who recently participated in the 11th European PhD workshop in South Asian Studies, that was held in Procida, Naples, Italy (more information) draws from empirical work in Maldives, and attempts to critically understand adaptation, and its gendered consequence on mobility (considered as an important adaptive strategy). More information about the seminar.

Thursday, 23 November 2017 - 6:00pm

Oslo conference on Indo-Norwegian Research Cooperation

The Norwegian Research Council (RCN) and the Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM) at University of Oslo organise a conference entitled ”Norway and India Research Cooperation - A vital and diverse partnership” on Thursday 23 November 2017, 10.00-18.30. It focuses on India's remarkable growth and development and its impact on have the country as an important partner, also for research cooperation. The essence of Norwegian-Indian research cooperation so far will be discussed, as well as how it will develop it the future. The conference will highlight results from the research projects and explore future possibilities. The conference reaches out to researchers and research institutions as well as policy makers, NGOs, companies, government representatives and research funding agencies. The event will also be open for the media. Invited speakers include well-known South Asia specialists such as Prof. Dan Banik at SUM, and Prof. Arild Engelsen Ruud, University of Oslo. Venue: Marmorsalen, Sentralen, Oslo. More information

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