In 2018, the Association Southeast Asian Studies annual conference is being organised on the theme of 'Southeast Asia Meets Global Challenges'. Blood Bricks team member Laurie Parsons is organising sessions on 'Beyond Water Terror'. Call for paper information can be found here.
Blood bricks may be less iconic than ‘blood diamonds’ yet their stories are no less profound; embodying the human and environmental impact of climate change.
Global Challenges’ Creative Turn: A workshop exploring the possibilities and practicalities of creative research methods and practices in the Global South
This workshop will introduce a series of examples of the ‘Creative Turn’ in Global South research and use these to explore the possibilities of these research practices; the challenges and pitfalls that researchers might face; as well as some of the practicalities of applying for and doing this kind of research.
Call for workshop participation: Although bricks could be considered ordinary, they tell complex stories about bodies, (in)justice, and power. Bricks matter; their making and consumption having political, material and affective force as a vibrant form of infrastructure which mediates and organises life.
This conference will bring together scholars and practitioners who are interested in exploring the changing meanings, contours, and consequences of debt and indebtedness across contemporary Asia.
In this scoping workshop our aim is to bring together academic researchers who are working at the interface of modern slavery, environmental destruction, and climate change. This is a new and rapidly evolving field of study that seeks to better understand the relationship between human and environmental (in)security. The workshop will begin to address the evidence gap surrounding this nexus by inviting an inter-disciplinary set of speakers and participants to join us for the day-long workshop.
In this workshop we bring together academic researchers who are undertaking research on Cambodia. Our aims for the day are to facilitate rapid learning about this work; provide space for discussion at a critical time in Cambodian politics; and foster a community of scholars for future advice, support, and collaboration.