Event — Seminar

Asian Cities: Colonial to Global

Fifth annual IIAS-TU Delft Seminar: An investigation into how networks laid down during the era of Western colonial expansion in Asia have given certain cities a global edge.

An investigation into how networks laid down during the era of Western colonial expansion in Asia have given certain cities a global edge.

Dates: 23 - 25 April

Submissions: closed

Venues: Please note there is a different venue each day!

23 April
Kamerlingh Onnes Gebouw
Address: Steenschuur 25, Leiden
Room: A051a
 
24 April
Gravesteen
Address: Pieterskerkhof 6, Leiden
Room: 111
 
25 April
Museum voor Volkenkunde
Address: Steenstraat 1, Leiden
Room: Paviljoen

The fifth annual IIAS-TU Delft seminar ‘Asian Cities: Colonial to Global’ will take place in Leiden from 23-25 April 2013. This is a multi-disciplinary event which will investigate how networks laid down during the era of Western colonial expansion in Asia have given certain cities in the region a global edge. Contributions will deal with themes such as Postcolonialism, Networks, Architecture, and Urban Governance and will cover the regions of East, Southeast, and South Asia. Due to the unprecedented number of abstracts, what was planned as a two-day event (with 16 papers) has been expanded into a three-day event with nearly 30 participants from Europe, Asia, and America.

It is intended that this seminar will lead to a book publication. The second seminar in the IIAS-TU Delft series (in Delft in 2010) saw the publication of Aspects of Urbanization in China: Shanghai, Hong Kong, Guangzhou (published in 2012 by Amsterdam University Press and edited by Gregory Bracken); while the third, which took place in Shanghai and was a collaboration with Hong Kong University’s Architecture Department, will be published as the forthcoming issue of Footprint journal (issue number 12: ‘Future Publics: Politics and Space in East Asia’s Cities’, which is scheduled for publication in spring 2013 and is co-edited by Gregory Bracken and Jonathan D. Solomon).

Please click here for the programme, or download the attachement below.

All are welcome to the ‘Asian Cities: Colonial to Global’ seminar. To register, please send an email with your contact details to Ms Martina van den Haak, m.c.van.den.haak@iias.nl