Governing Southeast Asian Natures

Dates :
Mercredi 22 mai 2019 - 14:00 - Jeudi 23 mai 2019 - 18:00
Lieu :
Inalco, PLC (65, rue des Grands Moulins), salle 3.15
Le CASE (Centre Asie du Sud-Est - Inalco-EHESS) et l'Université nationale de Singapour organisent à l'Inalco le 2ème atelier international du projet « Governing Southeast Asian Natures » (2018-2020) financé conjointement par Sorbonne Paris Cité et l'Université nationale de Singapour (NUS). Ce projet étudie les interactions entre sociétés et environnement naturel en Asie du Sud-Est de « l'âge du commerce » (XVIIe siècle) à la période postcoloniale. 

Communications en anglais. 

Contact : Mathieu Guérin, maître de conférences en histoire de l'Asie-du Sud-Est à l'Inalco

Governing Southeast Asian Natures (22 et 23 mai)

L'atelier 2019 Governing Southeast Asian Natures vise à développer et à affiner les projets issus d'un premier atelier tenu à Singapour en novembre 2018. Ces études interdisciplinaires rassemblent diverses pratiques, théories et épistémologies dans des projets communs visant à comprendre l'interaction des humains et des environnements dans le passé de l'Asie du Sud-Est.
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Every day in Southeast Asia brings news of Anthropogenic environmental change. To name just a few, the effects of climate change, rising sea levels, and extreme weather events are increasingly obvious. Fish stocks in the South China Sea are threatened by overfishing and the destruction of coral reefs. Upland forests and the species they sustain are at risk from logging and agro-industry. While our awareness of these facts and their import may be new, nevertheless human activity has been powerfully shaping ecosystems, global climate, and species for centuries. Today as policymakers, scientists, scholars and others struggle to respond to a rapidly changing environment, it is imperative to develop historical, comparative, and interdisciplinary perspectives on the complex problems that exist at the intersection of society, science and technology, and the natural world. More particularly, it is important to understand how societies in the past have conceived, marshalled, managed, and exploited natural resources, how this has shaped the natural world in the past, and what this might mean for our present and our future.
“Governing Southeast Asian Natures”, a joint project funded by the Université Sorbonne Paris Cité and the National University of Singapore examines the interaction between the physical environment of Southeast Asia and the efforts of humans to manage, control, and exploit that environment in the longue durée. It takes as its point of departure the "Age of Commerce" in the seventeenth century, when the region was powerfully integrated into global networks of material and knowledge circulation, and continues to the postcolonial period. It focuses on two sites, the Malay and Indochinese peninsulas, in order to explore how different societies in the region have approached the problem of governing natures and the outcomes that have resulted.
After an initial workshop in Singapore in November 2018, the Governing Southeast Asian Natures workshop in Paris in May 2019 will serve to develop and refine the projects that emerged from the Singapore workshop. These interdisciplinary studies bring together diverse practices, theories, and epistemologies in common projects of understanding the interaction of humans and environments in Southeast Asia’s past. Contributions from scholars working in diverse fields and regions relevant to the study of the past, present, and future of Southeast Asia’s environment will also be presented.

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  • Colloques et journées d'étude
Région du monde :
Asie et Pacifique