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Asia and Africa in Transition

Date: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:00 to Friday, October 23, 2020 - 16:00

In 2020, the annual ADI conference and the annual NNC conference will join forces with a number of globally oriented networks and centres at the University of Copenhagen.

The organisers are:

  • Asian Dynamics Initiative
  • NIAS – Nordic Institute of Asian Studies
  • School of Global Health
  • Sustainability Science Centre
  • ThinkChina
  • UCPH Global Development

About the conference

Asia and Africa, with a population of 4.6 billion and 1.3 billion respectively, represent about 80 percent of the world’s population. Major changes have taken place both within and between the two continents in areas ranging from economic development, trade, health care, demography and climate to politics and entertainment, with impacts that reach out in many cases across the globe. The conference will focus on the multiple forms of linkages occurring between Asia and Africa in an increasingly multi-polar world. It will feature keynote speeches and a range of panels and roundtables across disciplines, temporalities and themes in the study of Asian and African dynamics.

Keynote Speakers

  •     Ching Kwan Lee, Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles
  •     Jonathan Rigg, Professor and Chair in Human Geography at the University of Bristol
  •     Reiner Klingholz, Former Director of Berlin Institute for Population and Development


Deadline for submitting abstracts or full panel proposals: 15 April 2020
Proposals should be submitted via email to asia-africa-2020@ku.dk

For more information, please go to the conference website.

PhD Workshop
In connection with the Asia and Africa in Transition conference from 21-23 October, we will hold an intensive workshop for a limited number of PhD students on Monday and Tuesday, 19 and 20 October 2020.
The aim of this PhD workshop is to bring together promising doctoral students from a broad range of disciplines focusing on a diverse range of Asia related topics, including but not limited to the themes of the conference itself. We especially encourage PhD students from the Nordic region to apply.
The students present their research proposal or a key chapter from their thesis to all other participants. A panel of senior scholars will provide constructive feedback on the submissions.

Discussants

  • Duncan McCargo, Director, NIAS – Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, Professor of Political Science, University of Copenhagen
  • May Tan-Mullins, Professor, The University of Nottingham Ningbo, China
  • More TBA

Deadlines

  • 31 July: Deadline for submitting application
  • 15 August: Notification of acceptance by organising committee
  • 1 October: Deadline for submitting paper

Please click here to read the full call.
 

Gendering Tranformations: Feminist Knowledge Production and Trans/national Activist Engagement

Date: 
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 09:00 to Friday, October 30, 2020 - 14:00

Call for Papers, Panels and Posters

International Conference
7th Sino-Nordic Women and Gender Studies Conference

Gendering Transformations: Feminist Knowledge Production and Trans/national Activist Engagement


 

Dates: October 28th-30th (Tuesday-Friday), 2020
Venue: National Central Library, Taiwan
Website: http://gender.ncl.edu.tw 

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Dear Colleagues,

It is our great pleasure to announce that the International Conference of Gendering Transformations― Feminist Knowledge Production and Trans/national Activist Engagement will be held in National Central Library, Taiwan from October 28th-30th, 2020. The conference will be a much needed gathering of socially-concerned scholars and activists who are thinking about and interfering into the intersectional inequalities, injustices, and exploitations. We invite gender studies scholars who are working within and across a number of disciplines, methodologies and intellectual traditions. The language of the conference will be English. Authors are invited to submit panel proposals or individual paper proposal to the Conference Submission System (http://journals.ncl.edu.tw/en/publications/call-for-proposal) or by using the Session Proposal Form by February 29, 2020. The abstract should be in English and have a length of approximately 300-500 words.

Topics for submission include but are not limited to:

  1. Bodies and Embodiments
  2. Gender and Care
  3. Gender and Politics
  4. Gender and/in Media
  5. Gender and/in Education
  6. Gender and Ableism
  7. Gender and/in Social Movements
  8. Gender, Medicine and Technology
  9. Gender, Economy, Work and Welfare
  10. Intimacies, Forms and Affects
  11. States, Regions and Globalizations
  12. Politics of Feminist Knowledge Production
  13. Feminisms and/ in Histories and Literatures
  14. Feminisms in Transition: Theories and Practices
  15. Migration Processes /Race/Gender/Class
  16. Gender, Arts and Institutions: Libraries and Museums


Important Dates:

Submission Deadline: February 29, 2020
Author Notification: April 30, 2020
Registration Open: May 1, 2020

Organizer:

National Central Library, Taiwan
Nordic Institute of Asian Studies
Taiwanese Feminist Scholars Association