Yale InterAsia Events

Friday, March 9, 2018 12:30 PM-5:00 PM
Graduate Student Planning Workshop
Connected Histories of Freedom in the Long 20th Century
Location: Department of Anthropology, 10 Sachem Room 105
Student Organizer: Zaib un Nisa Aziz and Charlotte Kiechel

This day long planning workshop seeks to examine the histories of emancipatory projects in the long 20th century; to lay the foundations of a future conference on the same theme.

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November 3, 2017
Entanglements with Nature: Environmental Humanities in Asia
Friday, November 3, 2017 3:00 PM
Whitney Humanities Center Room 208

Panelists: Prasenjit Duara (History, Duke); Kathleen Morrison (Anthropology, UPenn); Karen Thornber (Comparative Literature, Harvard)
Moderator: Kalyanakrishnan Sivaramakrishnan (Anthropology, Yale)

October 26, 2017
Invited plenary workshop
October 26, 2017 10:00 AM-2:oo PM
10 Sachem Street, Room 118
Organizer: Ian Miller


September 8, 2017
Lecture by award-winning visiting artist, Tiffany Chung
remapping history: the unwanted population

A lecture by Tiffany Chung
Friday, September 8, 2017 4:00 PM
Department of Anthropology
10 Sachem Street, Room 105

Tiffany Chung will discuss her recent work, which engages with issues of migration, displacement, and spatial and socio-political transformation across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Hosted by the Yale Inter-Asia Connections Program


September 26, 2017  4:00-5:30 PM
Environmental Humanities in Asia Inaugural Event
Hidden in Plain Sight: Madagascar and the Indian Ocean World

Speaker: Professor Alison Richard (Franklin Murray Professor of Anthropology Emerita, Senior Research Scientist, Yale University)

Location: Department of Anthropology, 10 Sachem St.

A light reception will follow the talk and discussion at 5:30 PM

Co-hosted by the Yale Inter-Asia Connections Program and Department of Anthropology at Yale, in coordination with the Yale Environmental Humanities Initiative


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)

In this series of beautiful pictures taken in the coastal belt of India and Bangladesh, Debojyoti Das takes you on a abstract, colorful journey to make you look at mundane, everyday item through the eyes of a dreamy child.


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)

This workshop proposes to describe Asia as dynamic and connected space through historical, geographical, economic, cultural, religious and more recently ecological formations stretching across West Asia through Eurasia, South Asia and Southeast to Far East Asia. The aim of the workshop is to explore how Asian societies have communicated and engaged with one another in their endeavor to create a connected socio-cultural and historical milieu.

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)


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.