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International Conference "Aquatic Powers: Divine Animals of the Asia-Pacific"
University of Oslo
In this guest lecture, Peter van der Veer from the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen will give a comparison of secularism in India and China, focusing on the idea of the secular as rational and on violence against religious minorities.
In this guest lecture, Lindsey DeWitt Prat, a Postdoctoral Fellow at Ghent University, will give a talk on the rich cultural history of the sumo wrestler, focusing on the often obscured role women have played throughout this history.
On 12 August, we have a digital workshop on doing ethnographic research in East Asia in times of Covid-19. The workshop is organised in collaboration with the ERC-funded project WelfareStruggles at Bielefeld University, Germany. Participation is by invitation only.
In this guest lecture, Kathryn Dyt from the Institute of Historical Research in London will give a talk on weather rituals performed by the nineteenth-century Vietnamese court as a way to regulate rainfall and other natural events.
In this guest lecture, Fynn Holm from the University of Zurich will give a historical perspective and comparison of the environmental knowledge of anti-whaling movements in Japan and Norway.
On 16 and 17 December 2019, WhoP organises a workshop on ethnographic fieldwork in Asia. Here we will discuss various issues related to research ethics, data security, and personal safety. On the first day, there will be a number of guest lectures and group discussions. On the second day, we will discuss individual PhD and postdoc projects. If you wish to take part in the workshop, you can sign up by sending an email to the WhoP PI, Aike Rots.
In this guest lecture, Quoc-Thanh Nguyen from the Lyon Institute of East Asian Studies will talk about Vietnamese fishing culture and whale worship. The lecture will include a short documentary film showing.
Whales of Power is happy to announce the guest lecture "Re-Conceptualizing the South China Sea" by Dr. Edyta Roszko (Chr. Michelsen Institute, Bergen). The lecture is organised in collaboration with East Asian Lunch Seminars, IKOS, University of Oslo.