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February 2021

Call for presentations | Second Inward Outward Symposium

February 1

The international symposium Inward Outward brings together archival practitioners, artists, academics, and researchers to explore the status of moving image and sound archives as they intertwine with questions of coloniality, identity and race.

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Webinar | Building land tenure systems: The political, legal, and institutional struggles of Timor-Leste | Bernardo Almeida

February 18 @ 15:30 - 17:00
Online event

Land tenure issues in Timor-Leste are complex and deeply shaped by the nation’s history. In this presentation Bernardo Almeida will summarize the main findings of his PhD thesis where he, taking an insider’s perspective, studies the development of the Timorese formal land tenure system from independence in 2002 to 2018.

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Book Talk | Slave in a palanquin: Colonial servitude and resistance in Sri Lanka | Nira Wickramasinghe

February 25 @ 12:30 - 14:00
Online event

An online book talk by Professor Nira Wickramasinghe (Leiden University), author of Slave in a Palanquin: Colonial Servitude and Resistance in Sri Lanka, organised by the Leiden Centre for Indian Ocean Studies

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(Closed) Webinar | Comparing Regimes of Dispossession: States and Corporate Land Acquisition in Asia

February 25 @ 13:00 - February 26 @ 17:00

Across much of Asia economic growth is spurring conflicts over land. Much of that economic growth is highly land-intensive, as the expansion of corporate activities in the sectors such as mining, hydropower, big agro-business (like palm oil or sugar cane), infrastructure or real estate development generate complex processes of land-use change.

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March 2021

Decolonising Knowledge Symposium

March 3 @ 14:00 - 17:00
Online event

You are warmly invited to participate in the upcoming Decolonising Knowledge symposium. This event will bring together scholars and students interested in decolonising knowledge production at Leiden University to plan for collective action for the future and co-develop a Decolonising Collective Leiden.

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WINNER event | A journey of hope for a climate-resilient future: Delivering the adaptation action agenda in Indonesia

March 10 @ 09:00 - 11:00
Online event

Climate change affects many aspects of the natural and social environment, and can lead to knock-on impacts between different sectors and groups. We have to simultaneously design and implement policies to prevent further climate change as well as adapt to the impact of changes already happening.

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Webinar | Ecocide in West Papua | Fadjar Schouten-Korwa

March 11 @ 15:30 - 17:00

West Papua, a former Dutch colony* , has the second largest rainforest after the Amazon, a great biodiversity and very rich natural resources. In fact the largest gold and third largest copper mine is located in West Papua

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Book presentation | Fluid jurisdictions: Colonial law and Arabs in Southeast Asia | Nurfadzilah Yahaya

March 22 @ 13:00 - 14:00

This wide-ranging, geographically ambitious book tells the story of the Arab diaspora within the context of British and Dutch colonialism, unpacking the community's ambiguous embrace of European colonial authority in Southeast Asia

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Atelier KITLV Webinar | Kucini, kallu, kakkus: Creolising India Across the Oceans | Ari Gautier & Ananya Jahanara Kabir

March 25 @ 15:30 - 17:00
Online event

Kucini (kitchen, from Portuguese ‘cozinha’); kallu (palm wine, Tamil); kakkus (toilet, from Dutch ‘kakhuis’): three words from Pondicherry Tamil that condense the impact of creolisation as transoceanic cultural process forged through encounter and collaboration, adaptation and resistance.

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Call for Papers | Colonial Asian history under fire. New perspectives of postcolonialism in the former empires due to BLM protests and discussions on slavery

March 31

For the upcoming Euroseas conference 2021, 7-10 September in Olomouc (Czech Republic) we, Esther Captain and Fridus Steijlen, organize a panel under the title ‘Colonial Asian history under fire’.

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