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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Kultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissenschaftliche Fakultät - Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften

Workshop "Religious Pluralism, Magic and Gender/Sex Diversity in Southeast Asia"

Wann 22.01.2015 von 09:00 bis 23:55 (Europe/Vienna / UTC100) iCal
Wo Institute for Asian and Africanstudies

"RELIGIOUS PLURALISM, MAGIC AND GENDER/SEX DIVERSITY IN SOUTHEAST ASIA:
RESURGENT SOUTHEAST ASIAN SUPERNATURALISMS AS ZONES OF TOLERANCE AND QUEER PRESTIGE"

- International Workshop, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin 21.-22.01.2015

(initiated by Benjamin Baumann and Prof. Peter A. Jackson, ANU)

 

 

 

WORKSHOP
RELIGIOUS PLURALISM, MAGIC AND GENDER/SEX DIVERSITY IN SOUTHEAST ASIA:
RESURGENT SOUTHEAST ASIAN SUPERNATURALISMS AS
ZONES OF TOLERANCE AND QUEER PRESTIGE


Institute for Asian and African Studies
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
 

 

PROGRAM

 

Thursday 22 January, 2015

Welcome and Introduction
9.00 – 9.45 am

• Prof. Dr. Peter A. Jackson, Australian National University


“Initiating Dialogue between Southeast Asian Religious Studies and Queer/Trans Studies: Theoretical Issues and Research Questions”


Session 1 – Vietnam
9.45 – 11.00 am


• Prof. Oscar Salemink, University of Copenhagen
“Sex and the Temple: Transgender Practices in Spirit Possession Rituals in Vietnam”


• Dr. Huong Nguyen, Vietnam National University
“On Display: The Interweaving of Rituals, Identities and Commodities in the Practice of Transgender Funeral Performers in Southern Vietnam”


Coffee Break
11.00 – 11.15 am

Session 2 – Thailand and Reflections
11.15 – 12.30 pm


• Benjamin Baumann, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
“The Gender of the Medium - Gender Ambiguity as Mystic Capital in Professional Spirit-Mediumship Cults in Buriram, Thailand.”


• Dr. Arnika Fuhrmann, Cornell University
“Queer Possessions: Female Same-Sex Relations and Questions of Agency”


Lunch
12.30 – 1.30 pm

Session 3 – Indonesia and the Philippines
1.30-3.30 pm


• Prof. Thomas Gibson, University of Rochester
“From Sacred Androgyny to Sexualized Identity in South Sulawesi, Indonesia 1910-2000”


• Henri Myrttinen & Kurniawan Muhammad
“Kucing, Ninjas and Kuta Cowboys - Masculine Fears and Desires, Sex and Magic in the Age of Globalisation”


• Mark Calano, Ateneo de Manila University
“Bakla, Gender, and the Devotion to the Black Nazarene”


Coffee Break
3.30 – 3.45 pm

CONCLUDING PANEL DISCUSSION
3.45 – 5.00 pm


• Dr. Bénédicte Brac de Perrière, CNRS and IRASEC, Yangon
• Dr. Kirsten Endres, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
• Dr. Mark Johnson, Hull University

 


Please direct all inquiries to the workshop organizers:
Peter A. Jackson (peter.jackson@anu.edu.au)
Benjamin Baumann (benjamin.baumann@staff.hu-berlin.de)