Baltic Alliance for Asian Studies (BAAS) Conference Tartu 2016, April 7–9: Preliminary Program announced!

Thursday, 7.04.2016

9.00 – 10.00 Registration & Welcome Coffee (Jakobi 2 Lobby)

10.00 – 10.30 Welcome Addresses (Jakobi 2 Lecture Theatre)

10.30 – 11.20 Keynote Speech I (Jakobi 2 Lecture Theatre)

Audrius Beinorius (Vilnius University, Lithuania) “(Post) Colonial Imagination and Textological Commitments in Buddhist Philosophy Studies”

11.30 – 13.00 Poster Session I & Coffee Break (Jakobi 2 Lobby)

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch Break

14.00 – 15.40 Panels & Sections I

Panel 2: Turkic-speaking Peoples of Central Asia from a Linguistic Perspective, part I (University Main Building, room 232)

Panel 4: Ancient Near Eastern Lamentation Literature: Sceneries of Destruction (University Main Building, room 139)

Panel 6: Chinese Language Studies in Connection with the West, part I (Lossi 3-307)

Section 2: Japanese and Korean Studies: Culture and Literature, part I (University Main Building, room 128)

Section 6: Cross Cultural Studies: East and West, part I (Ülikooli 16-212)

15.40 – 16.00 Coffee Break (Jakobi 2 Lobby)

16.00 – 18.00 Panels & Sections II

Panel 2: Turkic-speaking Peoples of Central Asia from a Linguistic Perspective, part II (University Main Building, room 232)

Panel 6: Chinese Language Studies in Connection with the West, part II (Lossi 3-307)

Section 2: Japanese and Korean Studies: Culture and Literature, part II (University Main Building, room 128)

Section 5: Ancient Near Eastern Studies (University Main Building, room 139)

Section 6:  Cross Cultural Studies: East and West, part II (Ülikooli 16-212)

19.00 Welcome Reception

Friday, 8.04.2016

9.30 – 10.00 Late Registration & Morning Coffee (Jakobi 2 Lobby)

10.00 – 10.50 Keynote Speech II (Jakobi 2 Lecture theatre)

Gebhard J. Selz (University of Vienna, Austria) “The Invention of Writing and the Mesopotamian World View”

11.00 – 11.50 Keynote Speech III (Jakobi 2 Lecture Theatre)

Robert Rollinger (University of Innsbruck, Austria) “Peripheries and Centres: Empires of the Ancient Near East in the 1st Millennium BCE”

11.50 – 13.00 Poster session II & Coffee Break (Jakobi 2 Lobby)

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch Break

14.00 – 15.40 Panels & Sections III

Panel 1: Contemporary Conflicts in the Middle East, Their Historical, Cultural and Ethnic Legacy and Possibility for Intercultural Dialogue (Jakobi 2-106)

Panel 3: Turkic-speaking Peoples of Central Asia from a Historical Perspective, part I (Jakobi 2-102)

Panel 5: Soft Security Challenges in East Asia, part I (Jakobi 2-130)

Panel 8: Politics of Identity and Memory in Post-colonial and Post-socialist Fragmentation of Belonging, part I (Jakobi 2-110)

Panel 9: Buddhist Concepts and Practices: Their Understanding and Interpreting in the Contemporary World, part I (Ülikooli 16-212)

Panel 10: Mythological Concepts in Mongolian Literature, Folklore and Language, part I (Jakobi 2-107)

15.40 – 16.00 Coffee Break (Jakobi 2 Lobby)

16.00 – 18.00 Panels & Sections IV

Panel 3: Turkic-speaking Peoples of Central Asia from a Historical Perspective, part II (Jakobi 2-102)

Panel 5: Soft Security Challenges in East Asia, part II (Jakobi 2-130)

Panel 8: Politics of Identity and Memory in Post-colonial and Post-socialist Fragmentation of Belonging, part II (Jakobi 2-110)

Panel 9: Buddhist Concepts and Practices: Their Understanding and Interpreting in the Contemporary World, part II (Ülikooli 16-212)

Panel 10: Mythological Concepts in Mongolian Literature, Folklore and Language, part II (Jakobi 2-107)

19.00 Cultural Event: FA Schola Ensemble – The Bridge Over Time: Italian Instrumental Music from 13th-15th Century Sources and Modal Improvisations (University Main Building, Assembly Hall)

20.00 Conference Club (University Café, Ülikooli 20)

Saturday, 9.04.2016

10.00 – 11.40 Panels & Sections V

Panel 11: Genealogies in the Ancient World, part I (Jakobi 2-102)

Section 1: Chinese Studies: Ancient and Modern, part I (Ülikooli 16-212)

Section 3: Arabic Studies: Politics, Language and Literature, part I (Jakobi 2-114)

Section 7: Linguistic and Cultural Concepts in South Asia (Jakobi 2-130)

11.40 – 12.00 Coffee Break (Jakobi 2 Lobby)

12.00 – 14.00 Panels & Sections VI

Panel 7: What Do We Learn from Crises? Historical Aspects and Alternative Solutions (Jakobi 2-130)

Panel 11: Genealogies in the Ancient World, part II (Jakobi 2-102)

Section 1: Chinese Studies: Ancient and Modern, part II (Ülikooli 16-212)

Section 3: Arabic Studies: Politics, Language and Literature, part II (Jakobi 2-114)

Section 4: Persian, Turkish and Azeri Studies: Texts and Translations (Jakobi 2-106)

14.00 – 14.30 Closing Addresses (Ülikooli 16-212)

15.00 – 17.00 BAAS Board Meeting (Jakobi 2-115)

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