Anthropology Seminar: “Two strategies of international engagement: Goettingen University internationalisation strategy and the Journal of Global Buddhism”
Time: 9:30 Thursday 11 October 2018
Location: Room 313 budiling A, Department of Anthropology, USSH, 336 Nguyen Trai, Thanh Xuan, Ha Noi
Description: Dr Jovan Maud of Goettingen University, Germany, will discuss two internationalisation strategies in which he is currently involved: Goettingen University’s “Internationalisation of the Curricula” program as well as the Journal of Global Buddhism — an international open access journal dedicated to studying a global phenomenon. Although these two strategies do not directly have anything to do with each other, they both represent attempts to think beyond national boundaries and promote international dialogue.
The speaker: Dr Jovan Maud
Project Coordinator — Internationalization of Curricula
Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology / Center for Modern Indian Studies
University of Göttingen
Dr. Jovan Maud has been at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology since 2011. His area of specialization is Southeast Asia, particularly Thailand, where he has researched contemporary religion, pilgrimage and tourism in the southern borderland with Malaysia. His doctoral dissertation, ‘The Sacred Borderland: A Saint, the State, and Transnational Religion in Southern Thailand’ (2008), was awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Commendation for Excellence in Postgraduate Research at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. During 2010-11, Jovan was a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity. In recent years, Jovan has researched and taught in the area of ‘digital anthropology’ and he is currently writing about online forms of Buddhist devotion on platforms such as Facebook. He is editor and managing editor of the Journal of Global Buddhism. In his current role at the Institute, he is working together with Prof. Andrea Lauser to develop e-learning units devoted to the teaching of ethnographic methods.