Cultures of Occupation in Twentieth Century Asia (COTCA)
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Spaces of Occupation Workshop at University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus

 
Location
Kuala Lumpur Teaching Centre, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
Date(s)
Monday 27th May 2019 (09:00-17:00)
Contact
David Baillargeon
Registration URL
https://store.nottingham.ac.uk/product-catalogue/schools-and-departments/humanities/spaces-of-occupation-workshop-at-university-of-nottingham-malaysia
Description

Workshop: 'Spaces of Occupation'

Monday 27 May 2019, The Kuala Lumpur Teaching Centre, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus

“Spaces of Occupation” will be the third workshop held under the ERC-funded Cultures of Occupation in Twentieth Century Asia (COTCA) project at the University of Nottingham. The workshop will be held with the support of the Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies (IAPS) at the University of Nottingham, Malaysia as well as the Asia Research Institute (ARI) at the University of Nottingham. 

This workshop will bring together scholars from multiple disciplines working at the nexus of history, geography, and foreign occupation in Asia. “Occupation” is defined broadly to include studies of colonialism, imperialism, conflict, and war.

Discussion at the workshop will revolve around the following core questions:

  1.  How did occupation give rise to new forms of cultural expression in the spatial realm? (i.e. manipulation of the natural and built environment for cultural purposes; the re-ordering of existing spaces or architectural forms in the occupation context, etc.)
  2. How did cultural representations, and interpretations of space and landscape, alter occupation? What, in other words, was the “shape” of occupation?
  3. What was the relationship between space, place, and scale under occupation? How was the urban and the rural linked in the occupation context?
  4. How did occupation lead to the development of different spatial regimes? What was the experience of occupation?
  5. What does a spatial analysis contribute to the history of occupation? What are some of the dilemmas or limitations of this approach?

Download a copy of the workshop poster here (PDF) 

Download a copy of the workshop programme here (PDF)

Register to attend the workshop here.

Cultures of Occupation in Twentieth Century Asia (COTCA)

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