Monash Asia Institute Bulletin August 2018

August 2018 Bulletin

From the MAI Deputy Director’s Desk

Welcome to the August issue of our MAI Bulletin. We are delighted to share with you a long list of extremely exciting series of news and events in the coming weeks. My special thanks goes to Vanessa Fleming-Baillie for preparing this Bulletin, as she has always done for years. As you can browse from the list below, these Asia-focused events cover a wide range of activity types and focusing different parts of Asia. One of the new collaborations we look forward to make is with the Faculty of Law on modern slavery in Southeast Asia.

It is our hope that you will be able to attend as many of these events as possible. Needless to say, we also welcome further news from you to be included in our next Bulletin issue. MAI will have its next Advisory Board meeting at the end of August 2018. Vanessa would welcome items of business for the Agenda from members of the Board by 22 August.

Professor Ariel Heryanto
Deputy Director, Monash Asia Institute 

MAI Events

Book Launch
Soul Catcher, by Merle Ricklefs
23 August 2018, HB40, Caulfield campus

The 2018 Malaysian General Elections: The People have spoken
21 August 2018, E561, Menzies Building, Clayton campus

Public symposium
Promoting Diversity Through Museum Practice
4 September 2018, Immigration Museum Melbourne

Inter- faculty dialogue
ASEAN and slavery
5 September 2018, E561

MAI International Conferences
International Conference on Gender and Sexuality in Asia (CoGen 2018)
12-14 November 2018, Monash University, Malaysia campus

Other items of interest

Workshops demonstrate the potential for an affordable, renewable energy future
Held in July 2018

The Lure of the East
Prof Margaret Kartomi presents the pre-concert talk
23 August, The Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre

Multicultural Japan: Diversity and inclusion in a newly-emerging immigration country
29 August 2018, Sidney Myer Asia Centre, Swanston Street, Parkville

Call for Papers and Abstracts
The 11th International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS) at Leiden in 2019
Due date: 10 October 2018

Race and Diversity in Japan and Japanese Studies
Postgraduate Symposium
19-20 October, Japanese Studies Centre, Clayton campus