BAAS Conference Tartu 2016 Program finalized!

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 (University Café, Ülikooli 20)

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: Understanding and Interpreting Them 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: Understanding and Interpreting Them 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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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)

Baltic Alliance for Asian Studies (BAAS) Conference Tartu 2016, April 7–9: Keynote Speeches, Panels, Sections, and Poster Presentations announced!

Keynote Speeches:

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

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

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

Panels:

  1. Contemporary Conflicts in the Middle East, Their Historical, Cultural and Ethnic Legacy and Possibility for Intercultural Dialogue
  2. Turkic-speaking Peoples of Central Asia from a Linguistic Perspective
  3. Turkic-speaking Peoples of Central Asia from a Historical Perspective
  4. Ancient Near Eastern Lamentation Literature: Sceneries of Destruction
  5. Soft Security Challenges in East Asia
  6. Chinese Language Studies in Connection with the West
  7. What Do We Learn from Crises? Historical Aspects and Alternative Solutions
  8. Politics of Identity and Memory in Post-colonial and Post-socialist Fragmentation of Belonging
  9. Buddhist Concepts and Practices: Their Understanding and Interpreting in the Contemporary World
  10. Mythological Concepts in Mongolian Literature, Folklore and Language
  11. Genealogies in the Ancient World

Sections:

  1. Chinese Studies: Ancient and Modern
  2. Japanese and Korean Studies: Culture and Literature
  3. Arabic Studies: Politics, Language and Literature
  4. Persian, Turkish and Azeri Studies: Texts and Translations
  5. Ancient Near Eastern Studies
  6. Cross Cultural Studies: East and West
  7. Linguistic and Cultural Concepts in South Asia

Poster Presentations:

Session 1

Session 2