Activities supported by ADI 2012

List of activities funded and/or (co-)organized by ADI

Lectures, seminars, workshops etc.

  • Archaeological Research and Heritage Projects in Afghanistan: Ancient Herat and Bagh-e Babur
    Guest lecture by Dr. Ute Frank, Islamic Museum Berlin. Read more

  • SOHR DAMB: A New Perspective on Prehistoric Baluchistan
    Guest lecture by Dr. Ute Franke, Islamic Museum Berlin. Read more

  • Three guest lectures by Geir Heierstad
    The titles of the lectures: "Pakistan - nation building in the shadow of Bhāratīya Thalasēnā", "India - er "political society" makt for de fattige?" and "India - jakten på det sivile samfunn og dets framtid". Read more

  • Rising Asia, Anxious Europe
    The 4th international ADI conference took place at the University of Copenhagen on 2-3 May 2012. There were keynote addresses by Prof. Peter van der Veer, Prof. Ulrich Beck, Isabel Hilton, Prof. Wang Gungwu, and Prof. Aihwa Ong. Read more

  • Kashgar Revisited
    3-days' workshop from 10-12 May 2012 in commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of the Death of Ambassador Gunnar Jarring. Read more

  • What's next for democracy in Myanmar?
    Public debate on what the future holds for democracy in Myanmar, and what the past year's reforms may mean for the country's media. Panel debate with editor in chief of Democratic Voice of Burma and a high-ranking representative of the Myanmar government. Read more

  • The Internationalisation of Dalit and Adivasi Activism
    Luisa Steur, Dept. of Anthropology, co-organsed a conference on 'Internationalisation of Dalit and Adivasi activism in London. Read more

  • Summer school: The Rise of China in Domestic, Regional and Global Contexts
    Summer school on "The Rise of China" from 1-10 August 2012 organized by the Department of Political Science. Read more

  • The Rise of China and how to deal with it
    Public lecture at the Dept. of Political Science. “How to assess the Rise of China empirically and theoretically? Chinese soft power – is there a Beijing model being promoted?” by Dr. Shogo Suzuki, University of Manchester and “6 truths from 2006 - the search for a post-financial crisis paradigm for globalization and interaction with China” by Former Associate Prof. Tim Mondorf, UCPH. Read more

  • Rethinking Japanese Studies from Practices in the Nordic Region
    Nichibunken’s Overseas Symposium from 22-24 August 2012 co-organized by the section of Japanese Studies (ToRS) and ADI, University of Copenhagen. Read more

  • Spectacle of Globality
    Two-day workshop addressing the social-political processes at work in shaping India as a global power. Read more

  • Workshop: Sikh Identity Formations
    Two day Nordcorp workshop on "Sikh Identity Formations" from 31 August. First day open for all. Read more

  • On Ayurveda and Yoga
    Late afternoon lectures organized by ToRS and ADI as part of the India Today/Copenhagen Tomorrow programme, and to celebrate the new study programme on Modern India and South Asian Studies. The first lectures on Āyurveda and Yoga by Ken Zysk and Anusuya Kumar. Read more

  • Copenhagen South Asia Workshop 2012
    The 4th annual CSAW "Worlds of South Asia"aimed to showcase the wide variety of worlds – social, political, cultural, financial, developmental, historical, mythical, regional and/or global assemblages – that make the idea of South Asia. Read more

  • Writers Exchange, Denmark - India
    As part of the India Today/Copenhagen Tomorrow project the University of Copenhagen and Gyldendal organized a panel discussion between three Indian and three Danish writers. Read more

  • Workshop on Japanese research tools
    Workshop on Japanese online research tools held at the Faculty Library of Humanities, Amager, Copenhagen. Read more

  • Writing Transcultural Spaces
    Seminar and readings with scholars on Indian literature and two Indian writers: Mridula Garg and Githa Hariharan as part of the India Today/Copenhagen Tomorrow programme. Read more

  • On Pilgrimages and Chariot Festivals
    Late afternoon lectures organized by ToRS and ADI as part of the India Today/Copenhagen Tomorrow programme, and to celebrate the new study programme on Modern India and South Asian Studies. Double-lecture by Erik R. Sand and Peter B. Andersen. Read more

  • Guest lecture by Dr. Pattana Kitiarsa
    Of Men and Monks: Boxing-Buddhism Nexus and the Production of National Manhood in Contemporary Thailand by Dr. Pattana Kitiarsa, National University of Singapore. Read more

  • On Food and Commensality
    Late afternoon lectures organized by ToRS and ADI as part of the India Today/Copenhagen Tomorrow programme, and to celebrate the new study programme on Modern India and South Asian Studies. The third double-lecture  by Manpreet Janeja and Stig Toft Madsen. Read more

  • State regulation and social capital – comparative approaches to India and Denmark
    Two-day workshop "State regulation and social capital – comparative approaches to India and Denmark", 7-8 December 2012. Read more

  • Chinese Literature and the Writings of Exile
    Guest lecture "Chinese Literature and the Writings of Exile" by Chinese writer Ma Jian. Read more

  • Selective reproductive technologies – routes of routinisation and globalisation
    International conference on 13–15 December 2012 at UCPH. Keynote speakers: Sarah Franklin, University of Cambridge - Lene Koch, Københavns Universitet - Rayna Rapp, New York University - Margaret Sleeboom-Faulkner, University of Sussex. Read more

  • ThinkChina.dk - Green Growth
    ThinkChina.dk organized an event on development of renewable energy technologies and solutions in China and discussed what Denmark's part in this process could be. Read more

Travel funding

  • Michala Hvidt Breengaard, PhD Fellow, Department of Sociology
    Fieldwork in Beijing and Shanghai

  • Jørgen Delman and Nikolaj Blichfeldt, Dept. of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies
    Participation in EAN meeting and conference in Aveiro, Portugal

  • Manpreet K. Janeja, Assistant Professor, Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies
    Fieldwork in London

  • Ravinder Kaur, Associate professor, Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies
    PhD workshop in New York in collaboration with NYU

  • Peter Marcus Kristensen, PhD Fellow, Department of Political Science
    Fieldwork in India and China

  • Yoichi Nagashima, Professor mso, Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies
    Research trip connected to forthcoming publication and research on “De dansk-japanske kulturelle forbindelser”

  • Anna Razeto, Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies
    Participation and paper presentation at the International Conference on Ancient World History

  • Lau Blaxekjær, Dept. of Political Science
    Participation in EAN meeting and conference in Barcelona, Spain

  • Oscar Salemink, Professor, Department of Anthropology
    Research and network activities in Vietnam and Thailand

  • Michael Ulfstjerne, PhD Fellow, Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies
    Fieldwork in Inner Mongolia

  • Emilija Zabiliute, PhD Fellow, Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies
    Fieldwork in New Delhi, India

Other grants

  • Peter B. Andersen, Associate Professor, Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies
    Support for event with Indian writers in connection with the India Today programme

  • Ildiko Beller-Hann, Associate Professor , Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies
    Support to do language revision of forthcoming publication “Frontiers and Boundaries: Encounters on China’s Margins”

  • Nikolaj Blichfeldt, PhD Fellow, Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies
    Support to hire research assistance in connection with fieldwork in Hangzhou, China