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1 12, 2023

HASS Colloquium Series: Supplying Colors and en-Route Science: German Synthetic Dyestuffs in Modern China in the Early 20th Century by Ms. Lejie Zeng

At the turn of the 20th century, the German organic chemical industry began exporting coal tar-based synthetic dyestuffs to China. Surprisingly, China, which for centuries had been the leading manufacturer of exquisite textiles and natural dyestuffs, became the world’s largest buyer of chemical dyestuffs. […]

28 09, 2023

HASS Colloquium Series: Disinformation: A Successful Narrative on Shaky Ground by Prof. Dr. Jeanette Hofmann

Compared to the importance we attribute today to disinformation our reliable knowledge of its effects is still surprisingly low. The few empirical studies on the impact of disinformation so far mainly refer to the USA and Western Europe. They arrive at largely consistent findings, which seem to contradict the public perception of disinformation. […]

17 08, 2023

HASS Conversations in Design, Technology, and Society Series | Hazardous Data: The Entanglements of Digital Debt in India

This talk introduces a new research project I will be conducting on digital lending and everyday forms of indebtedness in India through an analysis of scandals around “fake loan apps.” Developed by quasi-legal companies who engaged in aggressive loan recovery tactics “fake loan aps” were responsible for driving several borrowers to commit suicide. […]

14 07, 2023

HASS Colloquium Series: Intersecting research and pedagogy: Structures of control and empowerment by Dr Roslynn Ang

My research focuses on the everyday lives of the Indigenous Ainu people as they negotiate the media and cultural landscape of settler colonial Japan and its discourse of racial homogeneity. I critique the normalization of settler society and its structures using various decolonizing methodologies from the Indigenous theoretical traditions. […]

24 02, 2023

Signs of Safety: Qualification Devices and the Consumption of Risky Poultry in China’s ‘Wet’ Markets

Epidemiologists warn that China’s so-called “wet markets,” where poultry are sold live, may be potential sources of zoonotic diseases such as Covid-19 or pandemic influenza. […]

4 08, 2022

Book Launch of Dr Sandeep Ray’s new book: A Flutter in the Colony

Join us for the book launch of ‘A Flutter in the Colony’ (Penguin Random House-SEA, 2022) featuring author Sandeep Ray in conversation with Gareth Richards, Director at Gerakbudaya. Sandeep Ray will speak about what inspired this book, his career from a documentary filmmaker to a historian turned writer. […]

28 04, 2022

Conversations in Design, Technology, and Society with Dr. Adam Drazin and Dr. Pauline Garvey

Date: Thursday, 28 April 2022 Time: 2.00 pm to 4.00pm Venue: Think Tank 14 (1.509)
18 03, 2022

Virtual Book Launch featuring Dr Nilanjan Raghunath’s new book : Shaping the Futures of Work

Join us for the virtual book launch featuring Dr Nilanjan Raghunath’s new book. […]

16 10, 2021

Finding the WE in Uni[we]rsal Digital Access

Date: Saturday, 16 October 2021 Time: 2.30pm to 4.30pm Venue: Online via Zoom This was done over Zoom, and registration is now closed. For more details about the event, visit here.
20 11, 2020

[YouTube Live Webinar] Therapeutic Politics of Care: New Ethnographies of Asia

Date: Friday, 20 November, 2020 Time: 11am-1pm (Singapore Time) Venue: Online via YouTube Live Click here for YouTube Live link for actual day.