Events archive

Durba Ghosh (Cornell University)
7 June 2021 - 4:00pm
Online - Zoom
Abstract - This talk focuses on colonial statues in the British empire that were replicas. Through the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, replicas worked to represent art, antiquities, and... Read more
Sumathi Ramaswamy (Duke University)
31 May 2021 - 4:00pm
Online - Zoom
In this talk, I will offer some reflections on what it has meant for me as a professional academic trained in the putative secular discipline of history to write over the past couple decades about a... Read more
Jyotirmaya Sharma (Lichtenberg-Kolleg, University of Göttingen)
24 May 2021 - 4:00pm
Online - Zoom
Hasyarnava or The Ocean of Mirth, a medieval Sanskrit political satire, delineates two compelling themes that require serious consideration. First, the Indic traditions underline the centrality of... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Megan Eaton Robb (Pennsylvania)
18 May 2021 - 2:00pm
Teams Online - Registration needed
This talk will discuss how a small-town Newspaper used lithographic technology to cast a significant slice of Urdu journalism conversation as distinctively Muslim. Discussing a chapter of the... Read more
Amar Sohal (University of Cambridge)
17 May 2021 - 4:00pm
Online - Zoom
Bringing political thought to bear upon one of the world’s most pressing geopolitical problems, this paper explores Kashmiri engagements with nature and how these served late colonial attempts to... Read more
Various speakers
12 May 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:45pm
Zoom webinar
As Oxford’s most international college and home to seven regional area studies centres, St Antony’s College is well-placed for a cross-centre discussion on the issue of vaccine diplomacy as an... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Dipti Khera (NYU)
11 May 2021 - 2:00pm
Teams Online - Registration needed
As Mughal imperial authority weakened by the late 1600s and the British colonial economy became paramount by the 1830s, new patrons and mobile professionals reshaped urban cultures and artistic... Read more
Sundar Sarukkai (Centre for Society and Policy, Indian Institute of Science)
10 May 2021 - 3:00pm
Online - Zoom
This talk will be about making sense of people's history and their understanding of what "our history" means. I will argue that history as shared by a group, community or society in a place arises as... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Noaman G Ali (LUMS)
4 May 2021 - 2:00pm
Teams Online - Registration needed
This paper examines how the encounter of radical activism and peasant militancy reshaped economic and political relations—indeed, the forms and functions of informal and state institutions—in... Read more
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
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