COTA 2018 2

Cultures of Occupation: Establishing a Transnational Dialogue

Detail of Fernando Cueto Amorsolo, Marketplace during the Occupation (1942). Collection of National Gallery Singapore © Fernando C. Amorsolo Art Foundation Philippines. Image courtesy of National Heritage Board.


Fri 12 - Sun 14 January 2018


Business School South, Jubilee Campus, University of Nottingham







Keynote Speaker

Mire Koikari (University of Hawai'i)


Theorising 'Cultures of Occupation'

Resistance and Collaboration

The Politics of Occupation

Art under Occupation

Soundscapes of Occupation

Gendered Narratives of Occupation

Spaces of Occupation

The Photography of Occupation

Establishing a Transnational Dialogue on Occupation

Is this event for you?

The aim of this three-day conference, organised through the ERC-funded 'Cultures of Occupation in Twentieth Century Asia (COTCA)' project, is to bring together scholars from a range of disciplines, backgrounds, and countries to explore the fundamental question which drives the COTCA project itself: ie, how does 'foreign occupation' (broadly defined) influence cultural expression?

Although the focus of COTCA is Asia, we welcome submissions from scholars working on occupation in other parts of the world, such as the Middle East, Europe, the Americas, etc. The organisers are particularly interested in comparative or theoretical papers which will help speak to a wider audience beyond specific cases of 'occupation'.

Conference essentials

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The event is organised through the Cultures of Occupation in Twentieth Century Asia (COTCA) project, which is funded by the European Research Council Consolidator Grant to the value of more than 1.8 million euros. It will run for five years from 1 July 2016. 


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