The network, which was established in 2005, that is five years prior to receipt of NordForsk support (2010-2013), started out with an open invitation to all members to join a workshop held in November 2010. During the first workshop five groups were established. As of 5 April 2011 51 network members were registered as members of these groups. Of these 32 were based at Nordic universities (2 MA students, 14 PhD students and 16 post docs and established scholars) while the rest were based in Asia, Europe, Australia and North America.
During its second year of NordForsk support the active network members consolidated into three working groups with a total of 34 members. These three groups formed the core of network activities from 2010 to 2013. Each group included members who were active during the whole NordForsk funded time period, while others left the groups and new members joined during the funding period. The groups are:
Post-colonial cultural trauma and violence
Gendered Mobility in Asia
Communication and Intra-action