Whales of Power
Whales of Power: Aquatic Mammals, Devotional Practices, and Environmental Change in Maritime East Asia is an ERC-funded research project (2019-2023). It focuses on ritual practices and changing human-nature relations in the Asia-Pacific region.
Sacred Heritage in Japan
Aug. 21, 2020
This spring, the edited volume Sacred Heritage in Japan was published by Routledge. The book is edited by WhoP PI Aike Rots, together with Mark Teeuwen from the same department.
A strange semester
July 5, 2020
We are now in the second year of our project. It is not quite going as planned. This is the year in which we should have made significant progress with our data collection, but unfortunately all team members have had to postpone their fieldwork due to Covid-19. We also had to cancel academic events, postpone conference presentations, and cope with other uncertainties. An overview of a strange semester.
Whales of Power: the first year
Dec. 12, 2019
Almost a year has passed since Whales of Power started. The project is still in its early stages - much work remains to be done in the coming years - but some important first steps have been made. Now that we are approaching the end of 2019, WhoP project leader Aike Rots looks back at the first year.