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A three-day international conference organised from 7-9 August 2014 by the International Unit for Central and Inner Asian Studies (Ulaanbaatar), in collaboration with IIAS, and hosted by Ulaanbaatar University.

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Fellowships at IIAS

Thanks to fruitful co-operation with partner institutions and sponsors, IIAS hosts a range of visiting fellows who come to Leiden to make use of one of the world’s largest concentration of scholars and collections on Asia.

Next application deadlines:
IIAS Fellowship: 1 October 2014
ASC-IIAS Fellowship: 15 September 2014

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Recent Newsletter
N° 68 Summer 2014
A Dialogue on Documentary Film

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The Study 'Silence is the best solution'. The military versus the media in the Netherlands East Indies 1945-1949
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The Focus A Dialogue on Documentary Film
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The Review Unconscious dominions
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From the Director

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After the celebrations of IIAS’ twenty year anniversary, I can now return to a more regular recounting of what the institute is up to and how the different programmes under the three thematic clusters are progressing (Asian Heritages, Asian Cities and Global Asia).


Call for proposals
10 September 2014
Call for applications
1 October 2014

Special Attention

Annual Report 2013

Download and read our Annual Report 2013.
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Visit the new website!

This website is designed to offer a platform to the research network Rethinking Asian Studies in a Global Context (2014-2016). It will provide insight in new strands of research regarding decentered knowledge of Asia in an interconnected global environment.
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IIAS National Master's Thesis Prize 2014

National Master's Thesis Prize

IIAS offers an annual award for the best master’s thesis in the field of Asian studies, in the Netherlands. | More