Monash Asia Institute Research Day 2015

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 15/05/2015
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location
ACJC Seminar rooms, Building H, 8th floor (H8.06)

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'Kyoto, Japan'. Photo by Max Richter
‘Kyoto, Japan’. Photo by Max Richter

Following a very successful MAI Research Day in 2014 Mon Asia will be hosting  MAI Research Day 2015

Many scholars are conducting fascinating and important research on Asia at Monash, but all-too-rarely do we have a forum for sharing our ideas and findings, and for exploring potential collaborative pathways. Following on from last year’s successful MAI Research Day, the main aim of this event is again to exchange our research activities and interests and explore ideas for future collaboration. It will also facilitate intellectual dialogue and nurture the sense of togetherness in the studies of Asian regions among scholars.

The Research Day begins with informal chats over lunch from 12-1pm, followed by a series of sessions in which scholars give short overviews of their current research and some suggestions/invitations for inter-disciplinary and trans-Asian collaboration. There will be good space for Q&A in each session, as well as time for informal one-on-ones between sessions.

Dr. Mridula Chakraborty, MAI Acting Director & Dr. Max Richter, MAI Deputy Director

12.00 – 12.40 – – – – – Lunch – – – – –
12.40 – 1.20 – Gidi Ifergan, “Psychological Dimension of Soteriological Systems: Hindu Yoga and Tibetan Dzogchen”

– David Templeman, “The Religious and the Political: translating a 17th Century Tibetan life”

– Julian Millie, “Deliberation and Publicness in Indonesia’s Regional Islamic Spheres”

– Leo C. Epafras, “Indonesia Interfaith Weather Station: a peace-endorsement and conflict prevention initiative”

1.20 – 1.30 – – – – – short break – – – – –
1.30 – 2.10 – Margaret Kartomi, “Ethnomusicological Research on the Performing Arts of Sumatra at Monash University from the 1970s to the Present, with Special Reference to the Riau Islands, Indonesia”

– Carolyn Stevens, “Sonic Practice in Japan”

– Joseph Cheer, “Tourism and Resilience: Pacific and Asia Perspectives”

– Jagjit Plahe,  “Where does Food Sovereignty sit in the Food Security Framework?”

2.10 – 2.20 – – – – – short break – – – – –
2.20 – 3.00 – Jason Jones, “Delightfully Sauced: The Popularization and Consumption of Wine Culture in Japan”

– Aline Scott-Maxwell, “Australia’s Musical Engagement with Asia”

– Mridula Nath. Chakraborty, “Reading the Indigenous: Australia and India”

– Faridulla Bezhan, “Afghanistan: Political Ideology, Cultural Dynamics and Women’s Literature”

3.00 – 3.10 – – – – – short break – – – – –
3.10 – 4.00 – Vivien Seyler, “Publishing in Academic Journals: perspectives from South Asia

– Max Richter, “Australia-Indonesia collaborative publishing: current state and possible directions”

– Jeremy Aarons, “Sharing benefits through knowledge management: A knowledge-based approach to integrated trans-boundary river basin management”

– Ariel Liebman, “How Australia and Indonesia are working together on energy and carbon challenges”

– Haripriya Rangan, “Transplants: Rewriting human history through plant movements”

4.00 – – – – – – Close – – – – –