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8th Southeast Asia Update

Thursday 16 June 2016
Pieter de la Court
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden

The Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology (CADS) of Leiden University organizes this year’s annual Southeast Asia Update in cooperation with the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV) and the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS). The Southeast Asia Update offers scholars and those interested in the region a platform to meet colleagues and to discuss current issues and new trends. The Update offers especially a platform for young researchers in the Netherlands and neighboring countries to present their work to larger audience.

This year we will also organize a number of round tables on themes that in their urgency have a serious impact on the region, including the topics of Climate Change and Environmental Prospects for Future SEA, Pluralism, Violence and Religious Renewal, and Urban Mass Culture in Colonial Indonesia. In addition, other speakers will present an update of their ongoing research projects.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to get a quick update on new research on Southeast Asia and to meet new colleagues and old friends!


The Entrance is free and lunch and drinks are included. If you want to attend the Update, please contact Yayah Siegers for registration: kitlv@kitlv.nl


9.15       Registration, tea / coffee

10:00    Welcome, Bart Barendregt (anthropology, Leiden University)

10.05     Round Table I  ‘Pluralism, Violence & Religious Renewal’

David Kloos (moderator), with short presentations by Amrita Malhi, Joshua Gedacht, Francis Bradley, Chiara Formichi, and Marieke Bloembergen.

11.00     Paper presentations (10 minutes each, plus 20 minutes discussion)

  • Dominik M. Müller (Goethe University Frankfurt), Bureaucratizing the Sharia: Islamic Governance and its Supernatural Counterforces in Brunei Darussalam;
  • Elisa Fornale’
Marie Curie Researcher RU, Regional Migration Governance and Social Protection in ASEAN;
  • Ward Berenschot and Charlotte Wagenaar (KITLV), Incumbency, Pluralism and Democratization: The Consolidation of Indonesia’s Political Class in 2015
  • Annemarie Samuels (UvA) & David Kloos (KITLV), book presentation ‘Islam and the Limits of the State’.

12:00-13.30    Asian Lunch

13.30     Round Table IIGovernance of climate change adaptation in Southeast Asia'

  • Gerry van Klinken (moderator)- Researching the governance of climate change adaptation in SEA: local vulnerabilities and national states;
  • Richard Tol - Climate change in Southeast Asia: economic effects when institutions are fragile;
  • Eren Zink - The politics of climate change science in Vietnam: hot science, high water.

14.30     Paper presentations (10 minutes each, plus 20 minutes discussion)

  • Maxime C van der Laarse (UL), Green Consciousness in Indonesia;
  • Yukari Sekine (AISSR) Buddhist repertoires in Burma’s environmental movements: local rituals, practices and construction of legitimacy;
  • Annet Pauwelussen (WUR), Cyanide Delight: Affective Lifeworlds of Dive Fishing in the Makassar Strait.

15.30     Break, tea /coffee

16.00     Round Table III ‘Urban mass culture in colonial Java, 1900-1940’

Henk Schulte Nordholt (moderator), with short presentations by Tom Hoogervorst, Arnout van der Meer, Dafna Ruppin and Henk Schulte Nordholt

17.00     Paper presentations

  • Paul Bijl (KITLV, UvA), Legal Self-Fashioning: Empathy, Will and the Colonial History of Rights;
  • Hoko Hori (KITLV/VVI), Child marriage in Indonesia and a plurality of norms;
  • Friederike Trotier  (Goethe University Frankfurt), City promotion in decentralized Indonesia: Palembang’s new image as a ‘sport city’.

17.45     End Update, + Drinks

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