Yale InterAsia Events

Yale InterAsia Connections Workshop and Photo Exhibit 2017

Photo Exhibit (April 10-May 30, 2017)
Anthropocene: Coastal Societies of the Bay of Bengal
Curator: Dr. Debojyoti Das (Postdoctoral Fellow)

Invited Workshop
Connected Landscapes: The Alternative Understanding of Asian Societies, History and Ecology
Saturday, May 6, 2017 (8:30AM–4:30PM)
Venue: 10 Sachem Street, Room 105
Convener: Debojyoti Das (Postdoctoral Fellow)

InterAsia Civil-Military Relationship Workshop 2017

June 2, 2017 (9:00 AM-5:30 PM)
Invited Workshop: Friends, foes, or accomplices? Civil-military relations in spaces of surveillance across Asia
(Organizer: Sahana Gosh, PhD Candidate)

<Past Events>

Yale InterAsia Connections Conference 2016
Friday, February 27, 2016 

InterAsia Workshop:  By Invitation Only
Less than a State, More than a Colony: Protectorates and Semicolonialisms in Comparison
Saturday, February 13, 2016Feb13Poster
Convener: James Pickett (Postdoctoral Associate, Yale InterAsia)

This event will devote a single afternoon to the discussion of pre-circulated papers. Sections of the workshop will focus on several thematically-related papers at a time, with scholars from the Yale community and other workshop participants commentating.

By invitation only.  Please e-mail inter.asia@yale.edu if you are interested.

InterAsia Occasional Speaker Series: Discussion Forum
Between Anarchy and the Police State: Geopolitics and International Development in Central AsiaJan27Poster
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 4:30-6:00 PM
Luce Hall, Room 203
Thomas Barfield (Boston University) author of Afghanistan: A Political and Cultural History
Eric McGlinchey (George Mason University) author of Chaos, Violence, Dynasty: Politics and Islam in Central Asia
Jennifer Murtazashvili (University of Pittsburgh) author of Informal Order and the State in Afghanistan
Artemy Kalinovsky, author of A Long Goodbye: The Soviet Withdrawal from Afghanistan

InterAsia Occasional Speaker Series:
Jeffrey Sahadeo (Carleton University, Department of Political Science)
From (Cauc)Asians to Blacks: Racism and Postcolonialism in the Soviet Union and Russia in Comparative Perspective
Friday, December 10, 2015 4:30-6:00 PM Luce Hall, Room 202
(Sponsored by the Yale InterAsia Initiative and the South Asian Studies Council)

InterAsia Occasional Speaker Series:
Sunil Amrith (Harvard University, Department of History)
South Asia’s Coastal Frontiers: Writing Inter-Asians Environmental History
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 4:30-6:00 PM Luce Hall, Room 203
(Sponsored by the Yale InterAsia Initiative)

Islam in Asia: Roundtable Discussion

Wednesday, May 13, 2015  3:30-5:00 PM      Luce Hall, Room 202
(Sponsored by the Yale InterAsia Initiative and the South Asian Studies Council)

This roundtable discussion brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars for a conversation about new research on Islam in Asia. The majority of the world’s Muslims live in Asia, but research and teaching on Islam often focuses more narrowly on the Middle East. The panel instead discusses approaches to Islam that emphasize its links to wider Asian contexts, extending from Central Asia, to the Middle East, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and China.  By bringing together a group of scholars working on different regions and from varied disciplinary perspectives, the panel explores how Islamic practices have been entangled with wider trans-Asian circuits of mobility and exchange.

Participants: Fahad Bishara (Department of History, College of William and Mary), Rohit De (Department of History, Yale University), Narges Erami (Department of Anthropology, Yale University), Iza Hussin (Faculty of Politics and International Studies, Cambridge University), and Julia Stephens (Department of History, Yale University)

Spring 2015 Symposium: Traveling Agents, Connecting Currents
April 17, 2015   1:00-7:00 PM         HGS217A
(Co-sponsored by the Yale Council on East Asian Studies, the South Asian Studies Council at Yale, and the Yale Council on Southeast Asian Studies)

Participants: Krishnendu Ray (New York University) and Anand Yang (University of Washington).  Also Dorian Carli-Jones and Melissa Lefkowitz (Directors of “China Remix).

Cities, Towns, and the Places of Nature: Ecologies of Urbanism in Asia 
February 2015
A co-sponsored three-day book workshop and student presentation.
Organized by: Professor Kalyanakrishnan Sivaramakrishnan (Yale University) and Professor Anne Rademacher (New York University).

Fall 2013 Video Screening and Lectures:  Pan-Asian Pop!
Video Screening – November 7, 2013  8:00-9:00 PM  10 Sachem Street Room 105
Lecture – November 9, 2013   12:00-5:00 PM  10 Sachem Street Room 105
(Sponsored by the Yale Inter-Asia Initiative and the Council on East Asian Studies)

We will start with video screenings to kick off a series of lectures by Ashish Chadha (University of Rhode Island), Ian Condry (MIT), and Tiantian Zheng (SUNY Cortland), followed by a panel discussion.