Dr Tilman Frasch, Department of History, Politics and Philosophy, Manchester Metropolitan University
Öffentliche Vorlesung im Rahmen des Allgemeinen Vorlesungswesens
Flows of Change: Rivers, Megacities and Mobility in Southeast Asia
Southeast Asian history is characterised by urban civilisations of trade that emerged in convergences of rivers and sea. Quite a few of these settlements over time attracted new migrants and developed into cosmopolitan conglomerates in recent decades.
This series of lectures deals with the confluence of three broad topics: rivers, urban centres, and mobility,
explored from a variety of scholarly perspectives such as anthropology, history, ecology, and other disciplines. We have invited German and international scholars to present their research projects dealing with the dynamic intersections of issues concerning migration, identity, environment, quality of life and land issues in cities bordering on rivers in mainland and insular Southeast Asia, which necessarily will reflect and inform issues faced by cities such as Hamburg as well. The lectures in the programm discuss an exciting array of issues.
Die Hauptsprache für die Vorträge wird Englisch sein, Fragen und Diskussionen können in Deutsch gestellt bzw. geführt werden.