Project News & Events
In the academic year 2014/2015 the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS) will organize a one‐year FRIAS Research Focus on "Dynamic Alignments and Dealignments in Global Southeast Asia". As a part of this Research Focus, FRIAS advertises 4 Junior Fellowships and 4 External Senior Fellowships.
Prof. Rüland has been giving several lectures related to Southeast Asia. Here is a brief overview of his most recent presentations.
Guest Lecture | Prof. Guido Sprenger (University of Heidelberg): "Animism in Southeast Asia - New Debates"
The region of Southeast Asia has been sidelined in recent discussions on Animism. This lecture, to be held on December 11, will elaborate on the analytical concepts relevant to contemporary research on Animism in Southeast Asia.
The first and second Collaborative Colloquia of the semester will focus on a set of related topics. The first colloquium on the 18th of November will discuss the role of "Music and Fieldwork ind Southeast" Asia. The second colloquium on the 4th of December zooms in on the question of "Why is Burmese pop music so bland and so popular". The second colloquium will be presented by Prof. Ward Keeler of UT Austin.
Under the new title "From Tandem to Teamwork. A Training Model for Fieldresearch across Cultural and Disciplinary Boundaries" the DAAD approved to support the collaboration between the departments of Anthropology and Political Science at ALU, Freiburg, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta and further Indonesian universities from 2014 to 2017.
Guest Lecture | Prof. Ward Keeler (University of Texas): “Masculinity, Autonomy and Attachment in Buddhist Burma”
Tuesday, 3 December, 2013, KGI, room 1016, 6.15 – 7.45 pm