Sussex Asia Centre

 Current Highlights

Sussex Asia Centre - AISS Collaborations

The Asia Centre's ongoing collaboration with the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies  continues with a series of joint events in the UK and Afghanistan.

Read more about our work with AISS

Trust, Global Traders and Commodities in a Chinese International City

Professor Magnus Marsden leads this multi-sited and interdisciplinary research project centred on the Chinese city of Yiwu, engaging researchers and theoretical approaches in anthropology, area studies, business studies, and history and drawing on expertise from law, commercial shipping, and international trade policy.

Read more about the Yiwu Project

Inter-Asian Dynamics Research Network 

Professor Magnus Marsden leads a new network exploring the nature of connections, comparisons and circulations across multiple Asian settings.

IADRN Project Page

Narrating Blood

Professor Maya Unnithan, director of the Centre for Cultures, Reproduction, Technologies and Health (CORTH), is building an international network for cross-cultural research and intervention into blood-related reproductive and adolescent health and care-economies in India, Bangladesh, Ghana and the UK.

Read more about our research on Health and Well-being

Environmental History of South Asia

Professor Vinita Damodaran uses historical records to understand climate change in the Indian Ocean World.

Read more about our research on the Environment

Woman's Leadership in the Asian Century

Professor Louise Morley, Director of the Centre of Higher Education and Equity Research, explores women and academic leadership in Asia.

Read more about our research on Knowledge and Education

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Upcoming Events

Social Movement Learning and Knowledge Production in the Struggle for Peace with Social Justice

Tuesday 12 March 13:00 until 14:30
Room 333, Arts C
Speaker: Professor Novelli, Dr Birgul Kutan & Patrick Kane, Centre for International Education, Sussex
Part of the series: ESW Open Seminar Series

This event is jointly hosted by the Centre for International Education (CIE) and the Sussex Centre for Conflict and Security Research (SCSR)

This session will explore initial reflections from a two-year ESRC funded research project that began in January 2018 which seeks to understand how social movements, in some of the most complex and conflict-affected contexts in the world, build knowledge, develop strategy, and educate in the pursuance of peace with social justice.

Four participatory case-studies of four very different types of social movement - in Colombia, Nepal, Turkey and South Africa - are being explored through a process of participatory, collaborative research that is carried out in close collaboration with the respective social movements.

Each movement advocates with and for marginalized communities in different ways, seeking to defend and extend their basic rights to education, health, housing, life, dignity and equal treatment before the law. Each movement has also been victim to state repression to varying degrees, seen violence against its members and activists, and sustained surveillance and persecution.

In this seminar, the speakers will outline their understanding of social movement learning and knowledge production, focusing particularly on the cases of Turkey and Colombia.


All welcome

No pre-booking required

Light refreshments served

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By: Heather Stanley
Last updated: Friday, 15 February 2019





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