Area Studies Remapped
If we can no longer conceive of areas as distinct geographical regions, how can the study of area be re-thought? How can areas be mapped in ways that do not just emphasise their internal and external borders, but also their fluidity and contestation, their fringes and margins, their multiplicity and their transversal flows?
In addressing these questions, this initiative draws together a series of related movements across the fields of Area Studies, Modern Languages, Geography, History, the History of Art, Politics and International Relations, Archaeology and Anthropology, and beyond.
The IAS coordinates the following research centres/networks. We also work closely with the China Centre for Health and Humanity, CUSP (Centre on US Politics), European Institute, Institute of the Americas and the School of Slavonic and East European Studies