Events archive

Southeast Asia Seminar
Farouk Yahya (Ashmolean)
17 January 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Deakin Room, Founder’s Building, St Antony's College
The naga is a deified serpent that is a major part of the belief system of many South and Southeast Asian cultures. It is a chthonic creature, and is very strongly associated with rain and water. In... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Sanal Mohan (Mahatma Gandhi University)
16 January 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum
Missionary Christianity in Kerala, contrary to the received notions in social sciences, offered a new language of internal deliberations to Dalits and provided them agency different from their... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Kunal Sen (Manchester)
28 November 2017 - 2:00pm
Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum
India has historically performed badly in the World Bank’s Doing Business Indicators and a key objective of the current Indian government is about improving de jure rules around investment decisions... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
Cheng-Chwee Kuik (National University of Malaysia)
22 November 2017 - 2:00pm
Deakin Room
Policy is about trade-offs, more so in the realm of external affairs. This is especially true for weaker and smaller states faced with material inducement from big power, as their inherent... Read more
Burma/Myanmar Events in Oxford
Laura Hornig (Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle)
21 November 2017 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Dahrendorf Room
Drawing on ethnographic data gathered in Pathein, Myanmar, the paper investigates the moral underpinnings of responsibilities and hierarchies in small businesses, specifically the question of what... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Ian Talbot (Southampton)
21 November 2017 - 2:00pm
Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum
The paper examines the roles of three influential heads of the British High Commission in Pakistan’s early post-independence history, Sir Gilbert Laithwaite (1951-4), Sir Alexander Symon (1954-61)... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Johnathan Spencer (Edinburgh)
14 November 2017 - 2:00pm
Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum
Jonathan Spencer is Regius Professor of South Asian Language, Culture and Society at the University of Edinburgh. He has carried out research in Sri Lanka since the early 1980s. His most recent book... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
Pavin Chachavalpongpun (Kyoto; London School of Economics)
8 November 2017 - 2:00pm
Deakin Room
Thai foreign policy is traditionally shaped by the changing international environment. The coup of 2014 has exacerbated the political conflict and powerfully prescribed the way in which the country... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Alessandra Mezzadri (School of Oriental and African Studies, London)
7 November 2017 - 2:00pm
Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum
Drawing from Marxian and feminist insights, this presentation, based on a recently completed book, theorizes the garment sweatshop in India as a complex 'regime' of exploitation and oppression,... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
David Baulk (Fortify Rights)
2 November 2017 - 5:00pm
Investcorp Lecture Theatre
As the world watches the Myanmar military decimate the country's Rohingya Muslim population, in northern Myanmar the military is fighting a war by other means. Across Kachin and northern Shan state,... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Rajesh Venugopal (London School of Economics)
31 October 2017 - 2:00pm
Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum
This paper (joint work with Shalaka Thakur) examines the parallel governance system that has emerged under the protracted ceasefire between the Indian government and the separatist National Socialist... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
Syahrul Hidayat (University of Exeter; University of Indonesia) and Kevin W. Fogg (Centre for Islamic Studies)
25 October 2017 - 2:00pm
Deakin Room
Using previously un-mined data on more than 600 members of Indonesia's Constitutional Assembly (1956-1959), this seminar will present a detailed picture of the political elites of post-independence... Read more
East Asia Seminar
Nan Li (Institute of American Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences)
24 October 2017 - 5:00pm
Dahrendorf Room
THIS TALK HAS BEEN POSTPONED Please email asian@sant.ox.ac.uk to be notified once it has been rescheduled. Nan Li is an associate research fellow at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences’ Institute... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Natasha Eaton (University College London)
24 October 2017 - 2:00pm
Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum
Can the world be thought of in terms of sepia and light? This talk will explore the relationship between archaic labour and photography in colonial Ceylon with an emphasis on pearlescence and how... Read more
21 October 2017 - 10:00am to 3:30pm
Nissan Lecture Theatre
Discovering Sikhism is an annual conference held by the University of Oxford Sikh Society and this year we invite you to our conference with the theme 'Sikhs and Gender' as we seek to reflect on how... Read more

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