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1st October 2023 marks the second anniversary of ISAC as a scholarly network! 


Since 2021, the Initiative for the Study of Asian Catholics has emerged as one of the key players in the study of Asian Catholicism. It has generated numerous collaborations, projects, discussions, and events. Together, they create an open platform supporting the development and promotion of social scientific studies of contemporary Asian Catholics


Several institutions and about 70 scholars are now involved in these collaborative and multi-centered efforts. New research relating to ethnic networks, digital humanities, Marian studies, international law, etc. are on their way. To promote cutting-edge scholarship on Asian Catholicism, we are also producing different podcast series, publications, digital collections, and online roundtables. 


And overall, more than 1,000 people have already joined one or another event of ISAC. 


While the initiative remains a work-in-progress, we hope it becomes a robust research consortium bringing various actors together to support the production of social scientific research on contemporary Asian Catholics. 


We welcome every contribution and piece of support!

To mark this 2-year anniversary, we are pleased

to release our third podcast series "Mary in Asia",

to present a 10-min video introducing ISAC,

to organize a hybrid seminar in Singapore,​

to invite you to take our survey

and to support us

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