Events archive

Shruti Kapila (Cambridge), Pankaj Mishra, David Priestland
3 May 2017 - 5:00pm
Nissan Institute Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College
Nihilism in the 21st Century:A Conversation with Pankaj Mishra, Shruti Kapila and David Priestland Shruti Kapila lectures at the Faculty of History and is a Fellow and Director of Studies in History... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Tim Harper (Cambridge)
2 May 2017 - 2:00pm
Fellows' Dining Room
Tim Harper 's research interests centre on the history of modern Southeast Asia and the region's global connections. His first book, The End of Empire and the Making of Malaya (1999), was a study of... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
Kirsten McConnachie (Warwick)
26 April 2017 - 2:00pm
Deakin Room
This seminar will consider the case of Chin refugees from Myanmar in the north-east Indian State of Mizoram, drawing on Migdal’s (2004) concepts of ‘virtual checkpoints’ and ‘mental maps’ to analyse... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Dilip M. Menon (Witwatersrand)
25 April 2017 - 2:00pm
Fellows' Dining Room
Gandhi’s lauded text Hind Swaraj is born of and located within the 19th century crisis of liberal democracy and its resolutions of an intimate animosity towards the masses. Gandhi shares considerable... Read more
Samuel Moyn (Harvard)
10 March 2017 - 5:00pm
Pavilion Room
This talk will offer the framework for current work in progress on the history of social rights, and their relationship to the parallel history of egalitarian aspiration. It is claimed that this... Read more
Yanan Ding (Swire-Cathy Pacific Visiting Academic, St Antony’s)
10 March 2017 - 1:00pm
Lucinda Ho Seminar Room, China Centre
Please note: Mandarin Presentation English PPT Bilingual Q&A Sandwich Lunch Provided - sign-up essential. Yanan Ding probes the sociality of the old clubs and associations in Shanghai after its... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Tarak Barkawi (LSE, London)
7 March 2017 - 2:00pm
Pavilion Room
The shock of repeated defeats, massive expansion, and the pressures of operations on multiple fronts transformed the Indian Army in World War II. It had to commission ever greater numbers of Indians... Read more
Christopher Hughes (LSE)
3 March 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Lecture Theatre, Dickson Poon Building, University of Oxford China Centre, St Hugh’s College
This presentation will discuss how militarism was used to subordinate the modern idea of citizenship to social and political hierarchy in the transition from late Qing to early Republican China. The... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Sanjay Kak (Independent Film-Maker and Photographer)
3 March 2017 - 5:00pm
Pavilion Room
Photography in Kashmir has emerged as a powerful witness to its troubled present. Rooted in the everyday of photojournalism, and stretching away from those limits when they can, a remarkable new... Read more
Shashi Tharoor (Lok Sabha)
1 March 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Nissan Lecture Theatre
Notable both as a politician and a writer, Shashi Tharoor is currently serving his second term as Lok Sabha MP and as the Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs. Over... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
Phyu Phyu Thi (Myanmar ICT for Development), Matthew J Walton (St Antony’s)
1 March 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Deakin Room
Research and training conducted by the Myanmar Media and Society (M.MAS) project in 2015 encountered persistent expressions of fear and antagonism directed towards religious Others as well as... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Mark Harrison (Green Templeton)
28 February 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Fellows' Dining Room
In 1817-21, cholera spread out of its supposed 'home' in deltaic Bengal to much of the rest of India, marking the beginning of several pandemic waves which engulfed much of the world. Despite its... Read more
South Asia Seminar
William Gould (Leeds)
21 February 2017 - 2:00pm
Fellows' Dining Room
There are two broad trends in historical scholarship on partition: On the one hand, older work traced high politics, and the ‘end-game’ of Empire. On the other, more recent and extensive histories... Read more
South Asia Seminar
14 February 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Fellows' Dining Room
Saffron, Students, Sangh: Hindu Nationalist Bases in New Delhi Debasmita Boral, St Antony’s College Liberal Democracy and Hindu Nationalism: Two Sides of the Same Coin? Saarang Narayan, St Antony’s... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
Matthew J Walton (St Antony's)
13 February 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Pavilion Room
In Buddhism, Politics and Political Thought in Myanmar , the first book to provide a broad overview of the ways in which Buddhist ideas have influenced political thinking and politics in Myanmar,... Read more

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