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Gonda Lecture

23rd Gonda Lecture by Richard Salomon, specialist in Sanskrit.

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Fellowships at IIAS

IIAS invites outstanding scholars to apply for a fellowship to work on an individual research project in the field of Asian studies in the social sciences or humanities. Scholars specialising in Asian-African interactions may also apply for the ASC-IIAS joint fellowship.

Next application deadlines:
IIAS Fellowship: 1 February each year
ASC-IIAS Fellowship: 15 March / 15 September
Gonda fellowship at IIAS: 1 April / 1 October

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N° 72 Autumn 2015
The New Asia Scholar

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The Study
Syncretic heritage of Africans in India: identity and acculturation

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The Focus Cartographies of Asia in Latin America
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The Review
Photography in nineteenth-century India
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From the Director

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I am writing this just as we are completing, in collaboration with our African and international partners, what was perhaps the most daring initiative by IIAS or by an institute of its kind: the extraordinary conference ‘Africa-Asia: A New Axis of Knowledge’ (Accra, Ghana, 24-26 September 2015). With more than 300 participants coming from 30-plus countries, mainly from Africa and Asia, about 60 panels and roundtables focusing on as many subjects, and despite all the logistical difficulties such an undertaking entails, something quite special took place during these three magical days at the University of Ghana, exactly 60 years after the historic Bandung conference. An “epiphany”, was how one of our Ghanaian hosts described it.

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AFRICA-ASIA: A New Axis of Knowledge

AFRICA-ASIA: A New Axis of KnowledgeFirst ever conference held in Africa bringing together a multi-disciplinary – multi-sector ensemble of scholars and institutions from the continent and the rest of the world with sharing focus on Asia and Asia-Africa intellectual interactions.
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ICAS 10 will be held in Thailand

ICAS 10The 10th International Convention of Asia Scholars will take place in Chiang Mai, Thailand from 20 - 23 July 2017. | More  

This website is designed to offer a platform to the research network Rethinking Asian Studies in a Global Context (2014-2016). It aims to provide insight in new strands of research regarding decentered knowledge of Asia in an interconnected global environment.
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