18-19 June - Asian Dynamics Initiative - University of Copenhagen

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The 11th annual ADI conference continued the tradition of investigating Asian intra-regional and transregional connectivities. 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 expanded further understanding of the historical and contemporary significance of Asia in global contexts.

Welcome by Mikkel Vedby Rasmussen, Dean of The Faculty of Social Sciences

Keynote speakers

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

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

The conference took place at the South Campus of the University of Copenhagen, Njalsgade 120, 2300 Cph S.


















































































































Organising Committee

  • Ildiko Beller-Hann, Dept of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies
  • Trine Brox, Dept of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies
  • Jørgen Delman, Dept of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies
  • Janus Hansen, Dept of Sociology
  • Ravinder Kaur, Dept of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies
  • Peter Marcus Kristensen, Dept of Political Science
  • Jakob Roland Munch, Dept of Economics
  • Marie Roesgaard, Dept of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies
  • Oscar Salemink, Dept of Anthropology
  • Sarah Swider, Dept of Sociology
  • Ayo Wahlberg, Dept of Anthropology
  • Marie Yoshida, Asian Dynamics Initiative


The conference has received support from

ØK’s Almennyttige Fond  |  
EAC Foundation