Dr. Fernando Rosa

Dr. Fernando Rosa is writing a joint paper with Dr. Sara Keller on “Scholars in Gujarat’s Bazaars– Revisiting L’académie ambulante (‘The Roving Academy’)”.


Dr. Fernando Rosa
Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Workshop “La Conscience (Consciousness): Vers une Poétique des Traductions Pluridisciplinaires des Cosmologies” at the Institute of Advanced Studies of Nantes, France.

Fernando Rosa is an anthropologist and historian. A research affiliate with the English Department, Stellenbosch University, South Africa, he is currently a visiting researcher at the Asian Studies Centre, Bogaziçi University, Istanbul. His work is comparative and interdisciplinary and covers both African studies and Indian Ocean studies. He has also research and publications related to Brazil and the Caribbean. In what concerns Africa, his work has been mostly related to South Africa (he has a draft book manuscript on this country). In his book The Portuguese in the Indian Ocean. Essays in historical cosmopolitanism, he explores personages, texts, languages, and connections, encompassing India (Goa and Kerala/Malabar Coast), Malaysia (Malacca), and Macau (China), and reaching as far as the Atlantic, from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries. He has also carried out field research among Myanmar immigrants and refugees in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and has a draft book on the subject, tentatively titled Kuala Lumpur, Myanmar City. Cosmopolitanism in an Indian Ocean Postcolony (currently under review with a prospective publisher).He is co-convener of the coming Bogaziçi University 2017 Workshop ‘Rethinking Global Histories for the Present: The Land and Maritime Silk Road in Central Eurasia and the Indian Ocean’. He can be reached at fernandor@sun.ac.za

Routes and Networds in the Indian Ocean, Goa, Malabar, and Malacca” in Review of Culture, 46 (2014). pp 51-65.

Bahasa Persatuan: Idioma e nação na Indonésia Colonial (1915-1950)” in Afro-Asia, 32 (2005). pp.29-81.

Introduction of “The Portuguese in the creole Indian Ocean” Palgrave Macmillan (2015).

Reading Avicenna and Studying Plants in the Deccan: Early Modern Middle Eurasian and Indian Ocean Imperial Histories Revisited” Short Project Description 2016. 2p.

Un discours de fragmentation : du versuiling à l’apartheid, Pays-Bas et Afrique du Sud, aller et retour” in Pouvoirs dans la Caraïbe 11 (1999). pp.229-251.

Seminar Series on Global Histories at the Swedish Institute in Istanbul.

Ne içindeyim zamanın/ Ne de büsbütün dışında“. A poem by novelist Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar, (rough) translation by Fernando Rosa. A version of the poem sung to music, including subtitles with an alternative translation: