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ADI Conference 2017


Konference — Asian Dynamics Initiative is organising its 9th annual, international Asia conference on 26-28 June. Join us for keynote lectures, panels, workshops, film screening and photo exhibition at CSS, Faculty of Social Sciences, building 35 and 7. All are welcome!


Date & Time:

Faculty of Social Sciences, City Campus (Building 7 and 35)
University of Copenhagen
Øster Farimagsgade 5
1353 Copenhagen K

Hosted by:
Asian Dynamics Initiative



Asia in Circulations
9th Annual ADI Conference
26-28 June 2017 – Asian Dynamics Initiative – University of Copenhagen

The 2017 annual ADI conference addresses the question of ‘the Asian century’ that is yet to be fully examined. We attend to the ways in which new connected histories, flows and connections both within, and beyond, territoriality are taking shape. What kind of circulatory worlds are produced through these multiple connections forged across temporalities via commodity trade, investments, human migration, technology, tourism, religion, art, literature and other forms of cultural consumption? How has Asia historically circulated beyond its territorial boundaries? And how do these circulations shape the contemporary world?

Confirmed keynote speakers 
Francesca Bray, Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Edinburgh
“The politics of the handloom: craft, technology and the modern nation in China and India” 

Sumathi Ramaswamy, Professor of History, Duke University
“A Mahatma on the March: Towards an Aesthetics of the Ambulatory”

Nora Annesley Taylor, Alsdorf Professor of South and Southeast Asian Art History, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
“Southeast Asian Artists’ Global Networks” 


Arms Race in Asia? The Role of China’s Military Rise for the Powers in Asia
Convener: Bertel Heurlin, University of Copenhagen; You Ji, University of Macau

Asian Accelerations
Conveners: Lars Højer and Stine Simonsen Puri, University of Copenhagen

Branded Nation: Image, Commodity, Surplus
Convener: Ravinder Kaur, University of Copenhagen

China’s Borderlands in the Making of the Nation
Conveners: Ildikó Bellér-Hann and Edyta Roszko, University of Copenhagen

(En)countering Sexual Violence in the South Asian City
Conveners: Atreyee Sen and Emilija Zabiliute, University of Copenhagen; Raminder Kaur, University of Sussex

Exhibiting Asian Modernities
Conveners: Jens Sejrup and Oscar Salemink, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen

Globalization, International Trade and Economic Policy
Convener: Jakob Roland Munch, University of Copenhagen

Going Comparative in Asia
Convener: Jun Liu, University of Copenhagen

Research for Change: Reconfiguring Society and Politics through Theory and Engagement
Convener: Dan V. Hirslund, University of Copenhagen

The Politics of Local Food Movements in Scandinavia and East Asia
Conveners: Anders Riel Müller, NIAS; Erik Mobrand, Seoul National University; Hyejin Kim, Singapore National University; Niels Heine, Aalborg University

Trade and Translation of Buddhist Material Culture across Asia
Conveners: Trine Brox, University of Copenhagen; Emma Martin, University of Manchester

Urban Struggles, Digital Obstruction
Convener: Mark Philip Stadler, University of Copenhagen

Digitial Urbanism – Open Academic World Cafe
Convener: Mark Philip Stadler, University of Copenhagen

South Asia across the Nordic Region
South Asia scholars and practitioners across the Nordic region

Programme: http://asiandynamics.ku.dk/english/adi-conference-2017/programme/