Second Annual Critical Asian Humanities Workshop
Duke University will host a select graduate student conference on April 8th, 2016, in conjunction with its second annual Critical Asian Humanities workshop, which will run from April 8th to April 9th. Integrating approaches and methodologies from cultural studies, critical theory, and area studies, Critical Asian Humanities is an interdisciplinary field that emphasizes humanistic inquiry while critically interrogating many of the assumptions on which the humanities have traditionally relied.
The graduate student conference component of the workshop will feature papers by 4-6 graduate students, to be selected by a panel of Duke faculty and grad. students. Duke will cover the domestic travel and 3 days of room/board for the graduate students who are invited to speak.
Although the workshop does not have a formal theme, preference will be given to graduate student papers that complement the keynote speakers’ focus on transregionalism and transnationalism. Students working on Asia in any discipline in the humanities or interpretive social sciences are welcome to apply.