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Book launch

On Tuesday 10 February, Dr Bal Gopal Shrestha will present his book The Newars of Sikkim. Reinventing Language, Culture and Identity in the Diaspora.

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Fellowships at IIAS

IIAS invites outstanding scholars to apply for a fellowship to work on an individual research project in the field of Asian studies in the social sciences or humanities. Scholars specialising in Asian-African interactions may also apply for the ASC-IIAS joint fellowship.

Next application deadlines:
IIAS Fellowship: 1 February each year
ASC-IIAS Fellowship: 15 March / 15 September
Gonda fellowship at IIAS: 1 April / 1 October

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N° 69 Autumn 2014
Theorizing Heritage

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The Study Vedic chanting in Kerala
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The Focus Theorizing heritage in Asia as an ‘encounter’
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The Focus Heritage beyond the boundaries: a manifesto

Do you work on heritage in the context of Asia? Would you like to make a statement drawing on your own research? You are welcome to respond to our 'heritage' manifesto. | More

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The Review Filipino Ilustrado scholarship: boding the nation?
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From the Director

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With autumn 2014 arriving, it is time to take stock of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-supported programme ‘Rethinking Asian Studies’, which officially began earlier this year ( After only a few months of activities, this experimental programme, aimed at redirecting Asian studies to better reflect the global consequences of new Asian modernities at play, has already positioned itself as one of our institute’s driving intellectual engines. The unique programme seeks to foster new humanities-focused research and educational opportunities built upon an inclusive network of scholars, artists and other social leaders with their institutions in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa.

Winners of the IIAS Photo Contest 2014

We are proud to announce the winners of the IIAS Photo Contest 2014. We received over 1000 photos, and after lengthy considerations the jury selected the following winners | View them all here

Special Attention

New book by our fellow
Gregory Bracken

Tincture of Malice

Tincture of Malice. A mystery of colonial Singapore. E-Book now available on Amazon | More

Visit the new website!

This website is designed to offer a platform to the research network Rethinking Asian Studies in a Global Context (2014-2016). It will provide insight in new strands of research regarding decentered knowledge of Asia in an interconnected global environment.
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