We are particularly interested in researchers focusing on one of the Institute's three thematic clusters: 'Asian Cities', 'Asian Heritages', and 'Global Asia'. However, some positions will be reserved for outstanding projects in any area outside of those listed.
1 October 2012
The Asian Cities cluster deals with cities and urban cultures with related issues of flows of ideas and goods, cosmopolitism, métissage and connectivity, framing the existence of vibrant "civil societies" and political urban microcultures. It also deals with such issues as urban development in the light of the diversity of urban societies.
The Heritage and Social Agency in Asia cluster explores the notion of heritage as it evolved from a Europe originated concept associated with architecture to incorporate a broader diversity of cultures and values.
The Global Asia cluster addresses Asia's role in the various globalization processes. It examines examples of and issues related to multiple, transnational intra-Asian interactions as well as Asia's projection in the world. Historical experiences as well as more contemporary trends will be addressed.
Research projects that can contribute to new, historically contextualized, multidisciplinary knowledge,
with the capacity of translating this into social and policy relevant initiatives, will be privileged.
For more information on the research clusters and the fellowship application form please go to our website: www.iias.nl
The International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) is a research and exchange platform based in the university city of Leiden, the Netherlands. IIAS encourages the multidisciplinary and comparative study of Asia and promotes national and international co-operation. It acts as an interface between academic and non-academic partners including cultural, social and policy organisations.