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New Guest Researcher at NIAS

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The next couple of months Dr habil. Peter J. Bräunlein, an anthropologist and religionist with a specialization on Southeast Asia from Institute for Cultural and Social Anthropology in Göttingen, will be staying at NIAS. Peter will be working on a project on 'Ghosts, spirits and moral orders in modern Southeast Asia', with regional focus on Vietnam, Singapore and Thailand.

Starting with April 2011 a new Southeast Asian research network has been established in Germany - DORISEA - The Dynamics of Religion in Southeast Asia. It is funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research and includes Southeast-Asianist from Berlin, Hamburg, Muenster, Heidelberg and Goettingen. Around 10 research projects are focusing on 'The Dynamics of Religion'  on mainland and insular Southeast Asia. Accordingly, the research project on 'Spirits in and of modernity' is part of the DORISEA network.





New SUPRA Scholarship application deadline 14 June 2011

If you are working on a MA or PhD thesis during Autumn 2011 and need some inspiration, literature or simply just time to write on your thesis, then NIAS has something to offer: the Nordic Scholarship!

The Nordic Scholarship covers inexpensive travel to Copenhagen, two weeks board and accommodation plus a working place at NIAS! A perfect chance to concentrate on your thesis, have inspirational talks with our researchers or collect material in Northern Europe's most comprehensive Asian studies library.

More information about SUPRA students' experiences at NIAS and practical information as well as application form.

NB: SUPRA scholarships are primarily for students from NNC member institutions.

NEW Deadline for application: 14 June 2011

For more information, please contact Erik Svanström, SUPRA student Assistant