York Asia Research Network (YARN)
The York Asia Research Network (YARN) is an interdisciplinary group for people across the University whose research interests relate to Asia.
We have built a multifaceted research infrastructure for Asia related research at York: facilitating the creation of new interdisciplinary partnerships; and strengthening existing international collaborations.
YARN is supported and funded by the Research Centre for Social Sciences (ReCSS). We are located in the ReCSS building on the Science Park.
The York Asia Research Network (YARN) continues a long established history of Asian research at York. YARN's members are drawn from across the University's faculties. We work across disciplines and across nations (developed and developing) and we all share a focus on Asia.
- Professor Karen Mumford, Director of YARN and Associate Provost International (Asia and Oceania)
Research regions and members
28 May 2019, from 9:30am. Venue: tbc This postgraduate symposium offers a platform to debate challenging questions in a one-day event consisting of a keynote speech by a leading academic in the field, a series of panels, and a wine reception. It aims to generate stimulating new conversations on key themes from diverse methodological angles and provides an inclusive and welcoming space in which students from across disciplines and faculties can present their research. MA, PhD students and ECRs are invited to submit an abstract (200 words) and brief bio (100 words) to email@example.com by 28th of April 2019. We are open to receiving standard and non-traditional presentation/paper formats. Those selected will be required to present for 20 minutes. Please don’t hesitate to contact the conference team at the above address. More information can be found here.
The University's internal GCRF web pages have been updated to include a section on the Collective Programme here. This page now includes information relating to the individual calls, York participation at the GCRF Town Hall events, and details of University support available to applicants.There are small sums of money available to support development of applications to Collective Programme funding calls; please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
YARN Seminar Series (for more seminars see the news events pages)
This interdisciplinary series involves two hour-long events each term on any aspect of research concerning Asia, as befits YARN’s work The format involves a short talk by the speaker with significant scope for informal discussion as part of the Q&A. The series is open to all members of the university to attend. However, we are especially dedicated to fostering participation from YARN's research student and early career members as part of building their capacity as academics. If you would like to present your work please email the seminar organiser Sarah Olive (email@example.com) Our next YARN seminar is on 30 April 2019, 1-2pm SLB/001 – Zoe Handley (York) ‘What is the impact of study abroad on oral fluency development? A comparison of Chinese students studying for an MA in the UK and China’.
3rd Annual White Rose South Asia Conference
3rd Annual White Rose South Asia Conference , From Zahid (Doctoral Candidate, Department of Politics) The 3rd Annual White Rose South Asia Conference will be held at the University of York on 23rd May 2019 . If you would like to register or have any other queries about the conference, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
YARN Network Meeting Monday July 1st 2019 call for papers
Our next YARN Network meeting is on Monday July 1st 2019 in the Research Centre for Social Sciences, YH/001B. If you would like to present a paper or poster please email your abstract to email@example.com by April 30th . We held our last annual YARN Network Event on Wednesday June 20th 2018 in the Research Centre for Social Sciences, YH/001B. You can see the program here Our previous ECR and PhD Conference was on 23rd May 2017. You can find out more about this conference here Our Inaugural YARN Network Event on 3rd May 2017. You can find out more about this event here
New research strand on "Medievalism and Imperial Modernity"
Medievalism and Imperial Modernity draws on expertise across the university, including the Centre for Modern Studies, the York Asia Research Network and the Centre for Medieval Studies, and seeks to promote discussions and collaborations between modernists and medievalists across disciplines. Events are open to staff and students from across the university, as well as interested members of the public. Please see their website here or get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.