2019 Winter Institute - ANU-NYU-PKU-UTokyo

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History, Culture and Contested Memories: Global and Local Perspectives.

The Winter Institute is an annual collaboration between ANU, New York University / Peking University, and the University of Tokyo. 2019 will mark the fourth annual Winter Institute and the first time the Winter Institute will be held in the Southern Hemisphere during the Australian summer. ANU looks forward to hosting delegations from our collaborating partners. If you have any questions about the 2019 Winter Institute, please contact admin.ausi@anu.edu.au

Call for Papers

In Toward Creation of a New World History (first published in Japanese in 2011) HANEDA Masashi writes: ‘to have a sense of belonging to the earth means that people the world over, who already have a sense of belonging to multiple groups of people, must add a new identity to their self-perception’. Following BREXIT and the spread of nationalist sentiment in continental Europe as well as the increasingly isolationist politics underpinning the US agenda under President Trump this sense of ‘belonging to the earth’ seems less not more within reach. The turn to nationalism is inevitably recalibrating attitudes to history, culture and memory from both global and local perspectives and it is undoubtedly impacting upon scholarship across the disciplines. The contributors to this ‘Winter Institute’ will draw on their work to reflect on the critical issues confronting scholars today, which will give us an opportunity to discuss common responses, both intellectual and political. Contributions can be interdisciplinary, theoretical, discipline-based, subject-based, text-based, or case studies. We hope to attract participants from a broad range of disciplines and perspectives across the humanities, arts and social sciences.

Senior academics and mid- and early career researchers will present lectures and papers and graduate students will be expected to give shorter presentations based on their work. Participants will nominate readings, which will be circulated prior to the workshop.

Convenors: Professor Takahiro Nakajima, Professor Xudong Zhang and Professor Paul Pickering.

ANU applicants, please send through the following materials by COB Friday 2 November to admin.ausi@anu.edu.au:

  • Paper title and abstract (app 500 words)
  • A link to your ANU researcher page or a short CV
  • Suggested reading(s) to be a part of the reading brick sent to all participants before the events.

If you are applying to join delegations from PKU/NYU or UTokyo, please contact your local convenor for information on internal deadlines. 

2019 Winter Institute Program

The 2019 Winter Institute Program is now available and attached below. If you would like to receive a copy of the reading brick, please email admin.ausi@anu.edu.au

Date & time

Mon 07 Jan 2019, 9am – Fri 11 Jan 2019, 5pm




Ms Morgan Lael
61 02 6125 0051


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