The Indian government is barring the participation of Pakistani scholars to the AAS-in-Asia conference. Despite a notice in March, the AAS has decided to go on with the conference. By not canceling the conference and not informing the other participants, the AAS put financial matters before trust, ethics and academic freedom, the base of our work.

To read the open letter sent by more than 600 scholars:


June 28, 2-4 pm: “Contemporary social changes in Asia, the commodification of the land and changes in the relationship to work. Theoretical and empirical issues.” By Prof. Dr. Pierre Alary, University Lille 1. Campus Westend, Seminar Haus SH. 0.108

– May 7, 10-12 am: Academic research and cooperation in Thailand. Past and prospect. By Abigaël Pesses, Deputy director, Research Institute on Contemporary Southeast Asia (IRASEC). Campus Westend, Seminar Haud SH. 5.103


December 15, 6-8 pm: Documentary screening (Philippines)
Sin Dudas, followed by QandA with the producer Ulrich Rothoff and the director Roehl Jamon
On extrajudicial killings in the Philippines (pre-Duterte)
Campus Westend, Seminar Haus
November 23, 6-8 pm: Visit of Martin Aleida, writer, former journalist and political prisoner (Indonesia)
Book presentation and debate:
Tanah Air/Die verlorene Heimat (Kompas Best Short Stories Award 2016)
Stories on Indonesian exiles (post 1965) in Europe
Campus Westend, Seminar Haus SH 0.106
 October 126-8 pmPodium Discussion (Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia)
“Southeast Asia (i)n books: difficulties and challenges in the field of edition”
 Thailand: Trasvin Jittidecharack (Silkworm Books)
 Singapore: Edmund Wee (Epigram Books)
 Indonesia: John Mc Glynn (Lontar Foundation)
 Campus Westend, PEG Building 1.G16
Photos of the events (credit: Joachim Nieß):


International conference “Reconciling Indonesian History with 1965: Facts, Rumors, Stigma”, 10-12 November 2016 :


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