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MOBILITIES conference at the Immigration Museum, Melbourne — CFP

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CALL FOR PAPERS

This conference is hosted by the Asian Australian Studies Research Network (AASRN) in partnership with the Immigration Museum, Melbourne.

 

CONFERENCE KEYNOTES

Professor Ien Ang (Institute for Culture and Society, University of Western Sydney)

Dr Tim Soutphommasane (Race Discrimination Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission)

Research in Asian Australian Studies is marked consistently by critiques of static contexts and hermetic conceptualisations of sociocultural communities.

With the heightened – some might say hyper – mobility of people, capital, and information in the past couple of decades comes the necessity of new interrogations of community, nation, diaspora, and unbelonging.

What does this porousness of boundaries (whether geopolitical, community, or digital) mean for Asian Australian groups and their critical politics? Has the strategic essentialism of ‘Asian Australian’ lost its efficacy? Where is the crucial work that still needs to be done?

The ‘mobilities’ (aka AAI 5) conference focuses on the disparate, dispersed trajectories of Asian Australian subjects and communities, as well as the movement of its political and cultural boundaries.

It brings together academics, community and cultural workers, educators, creative artists, and industry speakers. At its core, the conference critically examines Asian Australian Studies today.

PRIORITY THEMES:

Critical views on Asia literacy

Educating about Asian Australia

Political subjectivities, public life

Creative cultural activism

Rural + regional Asian Australia

Asian Australian health

Diaspora + Asian identities

Digital activism

Screen cultures + mobile subjects

Histories of mobility + migration

CONFERENCE TIMELINES + SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Call for Papers deadline: 1 March, 2015

Please send submissions to aai5conference@gmail.com, with “mobilities – <LAST NAMES>” in the email subject heading (e.g. mobilities – De Silva, Wang, Bloggs)

You are encouraged to submit:

Themed panel groups: Panel title and 100 word panel theme summary, 150 word abstracts and 100 word bios for each presenter.

Roundtable groups: Roundtable title and 200 word roundtable theme summary, 100 word bios for each participant.

Individual papers: 250 word abstracts and 100 word bios.

1 May – Accepted speakers will be notified / Registrations open

25 July – Last day for early-bird registration

We welcome interdisciplinary approaches, and presentations from a broad range of humanities and social sciences fields (including political science, public health, cultural studies, education, critical race studies, cultural geography, history, and sociology).

The conference encourages a wide range of presentation format submissions, including themed panels, individual papers, round-tables, and Q&A-style sessions.

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE:

Dr Tseen Khoo (La Trobe U), Dr Dean Chan (Curtin U), Dr Sukhmani Khorana (U of Wollongong) Professor Jacqueline Lo (ANU).

All conference enquiries can be directed to aai5conference@gmail.com

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NYU Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange — July 8-22, 2013 — Shanghai | Hong Kong | Canberra | Wollongong | Sydney

NYU Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange

The Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU is launching the first phase of the inter-institutional Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange from July 8-22, 2013 in Shanghai, China; Hong Kong; and Wollongong, Sydney, and Canberra, Australia, focusing on Asian/Asian diasporic art globally.

The exchange will bring together scholars, curators, and artists from each site and is meant to be generative for research, resulting in publications, exhibition development, and other research-based projects and programs to share and disseminate research, strengthen international networks of scholars and curators, and create ongoing dialogue between international colleagues, arts communities, and wider publics in the US, Asia/Pacific region, EU, Latin America, Africa, and Middle East in the expanding field of Asian/Asian Diasporic Art and Visual Cultures.

Through international site visits, symposia, public dialogues, and ongoing working sessions, the exchange aims to build sustained multi-year inter-institutional and scholarly connections to encourage a broader transnational and comparative diasporic discourse while recognizing the continual importance of local contextualization and place.

2013 NYU Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange Public Programming

In 2014, the exchange will travel to Washington, DC and New York City. Future phases of the exchange are planned for Australia, Indonesia, Delhi, London, Argentina, and Ghana.

The NYU Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange is made possible with the support of A/P/A Institute at NYU; NYU’s Global Research Initiative; NYU in Shanghai; NYU in Sydney; Fine Arts Department, The Chinese University in Hong Kong; MA Program in Cultural Management, Department of Cultural and Religious Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Australian National University’s Centre for European Studies and Australian Research Council’s Discovery Projects funding scheme (DP 0880038); Wollongong City Gallery; and generous collaborators including Shanghai Studies Society, James Cohan Gallery, Leo Xu Projects, Aike Dellarco, and MABSOCIETY.

 

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