[Blueboard] conference: democracy and identity in Asia
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acas at admu.edu.ph
Wed Oct 28 10:23:34 PHT 2009
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The Asian Institute at the University of Toronto invites applications and
participants for a dissertation workshop on ? Democracy and Identity in
The Asian Institute of University of Toronto invites applications from
graduate students for a
dissertation workshop to be held May 13-15, 2010.
The workshop will focus on the themes of democracy and identity in any
part of Asia.
Applicants should be researching some aspect of the politics of
identity recognition in Asia in recent
decades, and the challenges it has posed to practices and
understandings of democracy.
Questions to be considered include: How do emerging democracies
demands? How do historically defined notions of state and nation clash
with emerging claims for
ethnic, gender, and sexual identity recognition? How is the very
meaning of democracy in Asia being
reformulated to account for these claims? What kinds of political
spaces have allowed the mobilization
of identity-based movements to develop in Asia?
The workshop will take place over two or three days on the campus of
the University of
Toronto. It will include a small group of students and a few faculty
members representing different
disciplines and interdisciplinary fields. The costs of the workshop,
meals, and accommodations will be
covered by the Asian Institute at the University of Toronto.
Travel will be subsidized up to a maximum of CDN$500 per participant.
Applicants should seek
additional travel grants from their home institutions, and consult
with the Asian Institute if travel costs
APPLICATION DEADLINE is JANUARY 15, 2010:
Applications consist of two items:
1) A current curriculum vitae.
2) 2). An 8 to 10 page double spaced dissertation proposal.
Alternatively, if the work is well
underway, an 8 to 10 page double spaced description of the specific
issues being addressed, the
intellectual approach, and the materials being studied. Workshop
participants will be selected on
the content of the submitted projects, the potential for useful
exchanges among them, and the
benefits of including a wide range of disciplinary and
interdisciplinary approaches and
intellectual traditions. Applications should be sent by email attachment to
asian.institute at utoronto.ca. Applicants will be informed whether or
not they have been selected
for the workshop by January 31st. For further information about the
workshop or eligibility,
please contact asian.institute at utoronto.ca.
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