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Welcome to our open summer meeting! This year, award winning author Ivo de Figueiredo introduces us to his recent book "En fremmed ved mitt bord", a book that took him on a journey back to his ancestral village Saligao, in erstwhile Portuguese India. Lisa Björkman (Univ. of Louisville) will give a talk on "Pipe Politics, Contested Waters" based on her monograph on Mumbai. We also announce the winner of this year's "Best MA-thesis on an Asian topic". And, we serve drinks and refreshments.
Lunch seminar with Christian Sørhaug, Østfold University College, based on his fieldwork and travel in Venezuela. Language: Norwegian.
Seminar with Yesid Arteta, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, on the Colombian preace process six months after the signing of the peace agreement. Language: Spanish.
In this seminar, Karin Kapadia analyses the relatively new phenomenon of Dalit Pentecostalism in Chennai’s slums as a crucial counter-hegemonic challenge to the ideological and moral legitimacy of the Modi regime.
On April 2nd Ecuador will decide who will be the president to follow Rafael Correa’s 10 years of rule. This seminar will discuss the possible consequences of the elections.
The conference is now over, and the organizers would like to thank all that contributed to making the conference a success! We are looking forward to seeing you in Helsinki 7-9 March 2018!
Open lecture with Oliver Stuenkel: The Rise of “Non-Western” Powers in Global Governance: Challengers or Saviors of Global Order?
What are Brazil's prospects for economic and political recovery?
What are the consequences when ethnic movements and global humanitarian actors take opposing stances on reproductive health?
Breakfast seminar with Jennifer Palmer.
Welcome to The Network for Asian Studies' (Asianettverket) annual lecture! This year, Andrew G. Walder from Stanford University offers new insights into the Cultural Revolution in China.
Siddharth Sareen (Erfurt University) will give a talk on electricity distribution companies (discoms) and potential energy transition in Rajasthan and Gujarat, India.
The Network for Asian Studies/Asianettverket welcomes you to our annual MA course which we this time conduct in conjunction with the NORASIA VII conference. All MA students writing about Asia can apply.
The conference will explore maritime Asia from multiple perspectives, and will also function as a meeting and networking point for scholars in the Nordic region working on Asia more broadly.
Launch of Tvergastein Journal Issue #8
Join us for an afternoon December seminar with Dr. Vegard Iversen, on social mobility in India. We will serve gingerbread cookies and mulled wine (gløgg).
Breakfast seminar organized by NorLARNet and Norwegian Peoples' Aid. The main speaker is professor Roddy Brett, Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá, Colombia.
Comments by John-Andrew McNeish, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Beate Thoresen, Norwegian People's Aid, and Roy Krøvel, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences.
Welcome to the NFU Conference 2016: Beyond North and South: Constructing Global Governance for the 21st Century in Oslo in November!
India is home to more than 100 million Adivasis, or “tribals”. Although traditionally seen as marginalized or relatively isolated from the mainstream political life of the Indian nation, Adivasi groups have in recent decades become increasingly entangled in a more complex and often contradictory relationship with the governing structures of the state. In this seminar, three leading international experts on India’s Adivasis explore the crucial dimensions of this relationship.
In this seminar, the authors and editors of five recently published books on India draw on their work from the perspective of caste, democracy, social movements, industrialisation and nationalism, to answer the questions: what have Modi and his government achieved so far, and where they are heading?
How does industrial food create new identities and challenge religious, caste and gender rules that govern food and eating?
With Professor Badeng Nima, Faculty of Education, Sichuan Normal University, China.
Seminar with Niraja Gopal Jayal (Jawaharlal Nehru University, India).
Elena Kim and Karina Standal explore the links between gender equality and international development in different parts of Asia.
In this seminar, Jyrki Kallio defines the characteristics of the "political religion" affecting the East Asian societies, based on the belief of Heaven as the ruler of man's fate. The legitimacy of ancient kings took the form of a Heavenly Mandate which would only be bestowed upon a king who could maintain unity. For centuries, Grand Unity was the "unifying principle between the past and present". This presentation discusses the extent to which this still holds true for East Asia.
Welcome to a seminar on caste relations among South Asian muslims, with Dr. Aftab Alam.