Events archive

Margrit Pernau (Max Planck Institute for Human Development)
3 May 2021 - 4:00pm
Online - Zoom
If we think about emotions today, we tend to imagine them as interior to a subject with well-defined boundaries, deciding which emotions to let in and which expressions to let out. The history of... Read more
Emerita Romila Thapar (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi)
30 April 2021 - 1:00pm
Online
Romila Thapar is Emeritus Professor of History at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She is an Honorary Fellow of SOAS and of St Antony’s College and Lady Margaret Hall at Oxford, and the... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Himanshu Jha (Heidelberg)
27 April 2021 - 2:00pm
Teams Online - Registration needed
In Capturing Institutional Change: The Case of the Right to Information Act in India, I examine the how and why of institutional change through the lenses of transformation in the ‘information regime... Read more
Sudipta Sen (University of California, Davis)
26 April 2021 - 4:00pm
Online - Zoom
This talk focuses on the idea of spolia, which has a long and illustrious genealogy in political discourse, beginning with the display of objects seized and monuments destroyed or assimilated into... Read more
Graduate Students
8 March 2021 - 4:00pm
Online - Zoom
Join us at this seminar, where MSt and first-year DPhil students will be presenting on their dissertation projects. 4.00 -4.20pm Imran Visram - The scriptural canonisation of Indo-Ismaili ginān... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Julie Vig (University of Toronto)
2 March 2021 - 2:00pm
Teams Online
How can Sikh cultural production in the premodern and early modern period be placed within and understood through wider cultural and literary movements and forces such as the world of Brajbhasha... Read more
Graduate Students
1 March 2021 - 4:00pm
Online - Zoom
Join us at this seminar, where MSt and first-year DPhil students will be presenting on their dissertation projects. More information to follow. 4.00 – 4.20pm Jason Kelly - Afghan Shi’a Hazara... Read more
Sanjay Srivatstava (Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi / University College London)
26 February 2021 - 10:00am
Online
Sanjay Srivastava is Professor of Sociology at the Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi, and British Academy Global Professor at the Department of Geography, UCL. His publications include Constructing... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Ali Raza (Lahore University of Management Sciences)
23 February 2021 - 2:00pm
Teams Online
Ali Raza is a historian of South Asia. His research and teaching interests include the social and intellectual history of modern South Asia, comparative colonialisms, decolonization, and post-... Read more
Shruti Kapila (University of Cambridge)
22 February 2021 - 4:00pm
Online - Zoom
Shruti Kapila is University Lecturer in History at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Corpus Christi College. She is the editor of An Intellectual History for India (CUP, Cambridge 2010) and... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Linda Hess (Stanford)
16 February 2021 - 2:00pm
Teams Online
I don’t use ink or paper, this hand never touched a pen. The great truths of four ages Kabir tells with his mouth alone. If Kabir, the great 15th-century Hindi poet of Banaras, didn’t write anything... Read more
Prashant Keshavmurthy (McGill University)
15 February 2021 - 4:00pm
Online - Zoom
If it were possible for poetry to remain difficult to the point of obscurity and yet also the topic of literary debate across a vast geography, the poetry of ‘Abd al-Qādir “Bedil” (1644-1720) of... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Nosheen Ali (NYU)
9 February 2021 - 2:00pm
Teams Online
This talk will examine the emotional and intimate logics of occupation, citizenship, and state-making in Gilgit-Baltistan, a contested borderland between India and Pakistan that forms part of the... Read more
Prathama Banerjee (Centre for the Study of Developing Societies)
8 February 2021 - 4:00pm
Online - Zoom
Thinking across time often stumbles upon the disciplinary division between the metaphysical and the sociological. How does a historian trained in the modern discipline of history engage ideas from... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Manan Ahmed (Columbia)
2 February 2021 - 2:00pm
Teams Online
I present a short overview of my recent book, I closely examine the most complete idea of Hindustan, elaborated by the early seventeenth century Deccan historian Firishta, in his *Tarikh*. The talk... Read more

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