SEAP Gatty Lecture Series : “Past Lives, Present Tense: Past-Life Memory in Contemporary Cambodia” by Erik Davis, 21/04/2016, Cornell University

 

“Past-life memory in Cambodia is common. In the dominantly Buddhist culture, past-life memory is usually interpreted in terms of the Buddhist cycle of saṃsāra, where past-life memory is often a prerequsite for advanced stages of spiritual accomplishment. However, in practice, past-life memory is often deeply disturbing to the rememberer, their family and their community. This presentation discusses three examples of contemporary past-life memory out of Erik’s fieldwork in Cambodia, highlighting the practices that surround such memory and uses to which such memories are put. Examples include a young girl who remembers being her own uncle, a spiritual leader who claims to be the most important Buddhist leader of the Cambodian twentieth century, and another woman who put two families together in her youth, and has maintained their connections into her eighties.”

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Western Popular Music and the Postcolonial Imaginary (proposed edited volume)

“We invite 400-word abstracts dealing with any aspect of Western popular music/videos and the postcolonial imaginary by 17 May 2016.”

“In highlighting Beyoncé as a Hindu goddess for their recent music video “Hymn for the Weekend,” the popular music group Coldplay sparked broad-based criticism from South Asian critics, for a variety of reasons, often dealing with cultural colonialism and appropriation. This is, of course, not the first time Western music artists—in songs and/or videos—have appropriated postcolonial symbols and stereotypes in their work; such practices have been occurring since at least the 1960s. David Desmondhalgh’s work, for example, has done much to address questions of difference, representation and othering in music from an ethnomusicology viewpoint. But aside from occasional commentary, in the popular press and in individual scholarly essays, this genre has inspired relatively less critical conversation when compared with films, or other modes of cultural production …”

 

 

Appel à contributions : Confronting Violent Pasts and Historical (In)Justice, Sixth Annual Conference of the Historical Dialogues, Justice and Memory Network

Confronting Violent Pasts and Historical (In)Justice, Sixth Annual Conference of the Historical Dialogues, Justice and Memory Network, 1-3 december 2016, NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies, Amsterdam

Date limite pour l’envoi des propositions de panels et de contributions : 19 mai 2016

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Appel à contributions : International Conference “From Clients to Citizens? Citizenship in Democratising Indonesia”

International Conference “From Clients to Citizens? Citizenship in Democratising Indonesia”, 8-10 December 2016, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta

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Appel à contributions : “Contemporary Issues and Trends in South, Southeast and East Asian Societies”

“Contemporary Issues and Trends in South, Southeast and East Asian Societies”, 8th Annual Prague Conference on Asian Studies, 11/11/2016, Department of Asian Studies and Centre for Indo-Pacific Studies, Metropolitan University Prague.

 

Date limite d’envoi des abstracts : 01/08/2016

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Séminaire de Recherches G. Wersinger-Taylor

Philosophie et pensée rituelle.
Le mélocentrisme dans la pensée des Principes

Prochaine séance du séminaire de Recherches
G. Wersinger-Taylor

PHILOSOPHIE ET PENSEE RITUELLE
Le mélocentrisme dans la pensée des Principes

Mercredi 4 Mai de 17h à 20 h à l’ENS
29 rue d’Ulm, salle Paul Langevin (1er étage)

Sabina Crippa
(Professeur à l’Université de Venise, Storia delle Religioni e Religioni del Mondo antico)
« Du texte au rite. Codification et transmission d’un savoir rituel dans les Papyri Grecs Magiques »

Catherine Basset (Ethnologue, associée au Centre Asie du Sud-Est CNRSEHESS, et au Groupe de Recherches Ethno-Poétiques de Paris VII).
« Cosmologisme Sanskrit: les Principes et leur mise en oeuvre dans la civilisation indo-javanaise (Bali) ».

Prix de thèse 2016 musée du quai Branly

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Le département de la Recherche et de l’Enseignement du musée du quai Branly souhaite encourager et soutenir les travaux de recherche dans les domaines des arts occidentaux et extra-occidentaux, des patrimoines matériels et immatériels, des institutions muséales et de leurs collections, de la technologie et de la culture matérielle. Les disciplines concernées sont l’anthropologie, l’ethnomusicologie, l’histoire de l’art, l’histoire, l’archéologie, les arts du spectacle et la sociologie.

A cette fin, deux prix de thèse pour aide à la publication d’un montant total de 8 000 euros sont attribués chaque année à deux thèses de doctorat qui se distinguent par leur intérêt scientifique et leur originalité.

Seront prises en compte les thèses rédigées en français ou en anglais soutenues depuis le 1er octobre 2014 (une seule candidature est possible). Cette thèse doit traiter d’un sujet lié aux champs de recherches privilégiés par le musée.

La sélection sera effectuée par le Comité d’évaluation scientifique du musée du quai Branly.

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