Newsletter 121 - 18 March 2011


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• IIAS Summer Programme on Heritage Conserved and Contested
IIASIn June 2011, the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) in Netherlands organises its first Summer Programme in Asian Studies. The programme is entitled ”Heritage Conserved and Contested: Asian and European Perspectives”, and is organised in collaboration with Leiden University. The Summer Programme consists of two parts: a four-day masterclass with workshops for PhD-researchers and second year research master students, 20–23 June; and a two-day PhD conference during which the selected PhD researchers will present their research, 24–25 June. Registration closes on the 15th of January 2011.
Research specialists from various academic backgrounds (social anthropology, history, archaeology, conservation studies including cultural resource management) will combine their expertise to provide participants with an intensive – yet interactive – experience. The theme of cultural heritage touches upon a wide array of knowledge forms and traditions (including those of local actors) while it also links theoretical frameworks with applied and policy-relevant knowledge and action. The programme will be run by two world-renown scholars in the fields of cultural heritage theory and cultural Asian history, respectively: Prof. Michael Herzfeld (Harvard University) and Prof. Nira Wickramasinghe (Leiden University). More information.

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Important lectures and seminars in Scandinavia

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South Asia related culture in Scandinavia

New and updated items on SASNET web site

Best regards

Lars Eklund

Deputy director/webmaster

SASNET/Swedish South Asian Studies Network

SASNET is a national network for research, education, and information about South Asia based at Lund University. Its aim is to promote a dynamic networking process in which Swedish researchers co-operate with researchers in South Asia and globally.
The SASNET network is open to all the sciences. Priority is given to interdisciplinary cooperation across faculties, and more particularly to institutions in the Nordic countries and South Asia. SASNET believes that South Asian studies will be most fruitfully pursued as a cooperative endeavour between researchers in different institutions who have a solid base in their mother disciplines.
The network is financed by Lund University.

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