Power and Time
The Echoes of the Past, Reshaping the Present
A cross-regional discussion on writing, representing and teaching the pasts
14 November 2023
Alan MacDiarmid Lecture Threatre (AMLT) 105
11.00 AM-4.30 PM
Victoria University of Wellington--Te Herenga Waka
The past should no longer be seen as ‘another country’. Whether it be the memory and history of colonialism,destruction, defeat or the struggle to redress social injustice,in recent years, we have been increasingly challenged byissues that have arisen from the fragments of our difficultpasts. Black Lives Matter in the US, Voice to the Parliament inAustralia, the controversies over the colonial statues inAotearoa and overseas, and the memory of colonial forcedlabourers in Japan are only small fractions of the broaderdiscussion about the pasts that live within us. In other words, itis timely to consider the different ways in which we seek tocome to terms with the presence of the pasts that haunt thephysical and mental alleyways of our present lives. In such aclimate, in this seminar, we aim to discuss and reflect deeplyon the ways in which we engage in historical studies and thevalue of thinking through our difficult pasts with twodistinguished historians, students, academics and othermembers of the community.
Guest Lecturer 1 (11.10-12.00)
Dr. Andrew Levidis (Lecturer in Modern Japanese History, Australian National University)
The Temporal Lives of States: Archives and Empire in Japanese Historical Writing
Gilbert Levack (BA, Japanese/Linguistics)
Emma Jolly (BA, Asia/Japanese)
Guest Lecture 2 (12.30-13.20)
Dr. Ann-Sophie Levidis (Lecturer in French, Australian National University)
Past and Present Writings on the Francophone Pacific
Dr. Charles Rice-Davis (Lecturer in French)
Postgraduate Panel 1 (13.30-14.20)
Yuki Minami (PhD, Asia)
“Who can forget this sorrow?/that resentment becomes a river”: Forgotten History of the Zainichi Student Volunteers
Joshua Jeffrey (MA, Japanese)
Play-ing with Satire: Okinawa and Haitian theatrical political satire in the 1970s and 80s
Postgraduate Panel 2 (14.40-15.30)
Courtney Powell (MA, History)
Unstable Meanings: Interrogating Germanness in Sāmoa through Museum Objects
Emma Johnson (MA, French)
Reading power, reading French: Travelling texts in nineteenth-century Aotearoa NZ
The Roundtable Discussion (15.40-16.30)
Writing, Representing, and Teaching the Pasts
Dr. Arini Loader (Lecturer in Maori History)
Dr. April Henderson (Senior Lecturer in Pacific Studies)
Dr. Giacomo Litchner (Associate Professor of History and Film)
Professor Yiyan Wang (Professor in Chinese)
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CALL FOR PAPERS: 25th Biennial Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) Conference, July 1-4th 2024, Curtin University, Perth (Western Australia)
As the largest gathering of experts working on Asia in the southern hemisphere, the 25th Biennial Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) conference offers a unique platform for developing and discussing research ideas, broadening the scope and foci of area studies and related disciplines, and fostering the growth of academic and institutional networks. A regular feature of Australian scholarship since 1976, the ASAA conference brings together aspiring, emerging, and experienced scholars and practitioners to shape and inform future trajectories of Asian Studies in the country and beyond.
In partnership with ASAA, Curtin Faculty of Humanities and the Korea Research Centre of Western Australia at Curtin University, the 2024 Conference explores the theme of Asia Futures: Studies of, in and with Asia, with a specific focus on the Asian region and Asian Studies as the site of future possibilities, challenges, and interconnections. Participants are encouraged to examine and reflect on the vast potentials and uncertainties that lie ahead in what is now referred to as the “Asian Century” and engage with the complexities of the ever-evolving Asian region and its profound impact on the world. We encourage participants to reflect on their topics in the context of the field of Asian Studies, considering in particular how area studies approaches can intersect with other academic disciplines in addressing the pressing issues of the day, such as the rising tide of authoritarianism, flows of popular culture, gender and sexuality, or climate change and inequality. Proposals for panels and individual papers on other Asian Studies research areas are of course also welcome. The deadline for proposals is 30th October 2023.
ASAA invites abstracts for papers, panels, and both physical and digital posters, as well as other contributions focusing on current and innovative themes in Asian Studies. We also welcome proposals for book launches and roundtable discussions.
Please note that while both face to face and online proposals are welcome, panel proposals should be either entirely online or face to face as the conference will operate a separate online platform for online presentations. Online presenters will have access to all other online presentations, online poster materials, and keynotes, which will be streamed.
Call for Papers Close October 30, 2023
Notification of Abstract Acceptance December 15, 2023
Registration Open December 15, 2023
Early Bird Registration Close February 1, 2024
Late Registrations Close for Presenters March 31, 2024
Please submit your proposal via the conference website: www.asaa2024.org
Any questions and queries can be sent to the conference convenor Assoc/Prof Jo Elfving-Hwang (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The views expressed in these blogs are not those of the NZASIA Executive and reflect the personal views of the blog authors.