ADI Conference 2019 – University of Copenhagen

Asian Mobilities

Since the launch of the Asian Dynamics Initiative at the University of Copenhagen in 2008, the annual ADI conference has become a well-established event in Asian Studies internationally

The 11th ADI conference continues the tradition of investigating Asian intra-regional and transregional connectivities. Our point of departure is that the multi-directional movement of people, ideas, things and technologies across space and time produces ever-changing configurations of human relationships, knowledge systems, and power relations. Through a focus on multiple connectivities and their impact on human perceptions, actions, knowledge paradigms and the material world, the conference will further expand understanding of the historical and contemporary significance of Asia in global contexts.

Welcome by Jesper Kallestrup, Dean of The Faculty of Humanities

Keynote speakers

  • Professor Dr. Dagmar Schäfer, Director of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin
  • Professor Eric Tagliacozzo, Department of History, Cornell University
  • Dr. Kajri Jain, Department of Visual Studies, University of Toronto

The conference will also feature panels and roundtables on a range of themes as well as a PhD workshop on The Asian City.