On October 3 and 4, 2014, Columbia University hosted the Fifth Annual Consortium for Asian and African Studies (CAAS) Symposium “Asia and Africa Across Disciplinary and National Lines.” The symposium featured presentations on Asian and African research by graduate students and professors from Columbia and from many of its fellow consortium members Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientals (INALCO), Leiden University, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS), National University of Singapore (NUS), Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS), and the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (SOAS).
Organized by Carol Gluck, the George Sansom Professor of History at Columbia University, the symposium included presentations of new research by Belinda Archibong (Columbia), Sara Cosemans (Columbia), Alain Désoulières (Centre d’étude et de Recherche sur les Littératures), John Doyle-Raso (Columbia), Isabel Kim Dzitac (Columbia/LSE), Clay Eaton (Columbia), Ali Golmohammadi (TUFS), Kyu-Deug Hwang (HUFS), Jasur Khikmatullaev (TUFS), Jonathan Kief (Columbia), You Kyung Kim (HUFS), Hayang “Yumi” Kim (Columbia), Karima Laachir (SOAS), Brian Lander (Columbia), Hyo-Bok Lee (HUFS), Ah Ram Lee (HUFS), Nathanael Mannone (SOAS), Aiko Nishikida (TUFS), Andrew Ollett (Columbia), Oyebanke Oyelaran-Oyeyinka (Columbia), Jeong Park (HUFS), Pau Pitarch Fernandez (Columbia), Kristin Roebuck (Columbia), Andrea Rosengarten (LSE/Columbia), John Straussberger (Columbia), Marie-Sybille de Vienne (INALCO), Hiroaki Yamanishi (TUFS).
Moderators and discussants included Manan Ahmed (Columbia), Charles K. Armstrong (Columbia), Robert Barnett (Columbia), Abosede George (Columbia), Theodore Q. Hughes (Columbia), Nobuaki Kondo (TUFS), Duncan McCargo (Columbia), Jose C. Moya (Columbia), Mae Ngai (Columbia), and Marie-Sybille de Vienne (INALCO).
The 2014 symposium was co-sponsored by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute; the Center for International History; the Department of Anthropology; the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures; the Department of History; the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies; the Harriman Institute; the Institute of African Studies; and the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society.
The complete event program is available here.