Events archive

South Asia Seminar
Edward Anderson (Northumbria University)
7 February 2023 - 2:00pm
Syndicate Room
The political lives, identities, and influence of the Indian diaspora have been much discussed in recent years. This paper will contextualise current political trends within a longer historical... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Radha Kapuria (Durham University)
31 January 2023 - 2:00pm
Syndicate Room
This presentation will examine the role of music festival organisers as “postcolonial custodians” fostering communal amity through classical music in newly created India and Pakistan. Focused on... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Saif Mahmood (Oxford)
24 January 2023 - 2:00pm
Syndicate Room
Freedom of speech and expression is a critical indicator of the health of any society and guarantee of such freedom is integral to democracy. Yet, does a legal or constitutional guarantee necessarily... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Ankita Pandey (Oxford)
17 January 2023 - 2:00pm
Syndicate Room
The talk analyses civil rights activism in Indian politics. It traces the path taken by voluntary and independent citizen groups to secure civil rights. In that backdrop the talk proposes some... Read more
South Asian Intellectual History Seminar
Uday Mehta (The City University of New York)
16 January 2023 - 4:00pm
Old FDR, St Antony's College
Professor Uday Singh Mehta is Distinguished Professor of Political Science at The City University of New York. A renowned political theorist, his publications include The Anxiety of Freedom:... Read more
Various Speakers
28 November 2022 - 11:30am
Investcorp Lecture Theatre
The Oxford Taiwan Studies Programme Launch Monday 28 November, 11:30am to 6:00pm UK time Investcorp Lecture Theatre, St. Antony's College This event is open to the public. For registration please... Read more
South Asian Intellectual History Seminar
Vikram Visana (University of Leicester)
23 November 2022 - 4:00pm
Old FDR, St Antony’s College, Oxford AND Zoom
Uncivil Liberalism studies how ideas of liberty from the colonized South claimed universality in the North. Recovering the political thought of Dadabhai Naoroji, India's pre-eminent liberal, this... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Laura Trajber Waisbich (Oxford)
22 November 2022 - 2:00pm
Syndicate Room
.In the past decades, India and other emerging developing economies have been playing a growing role in global development, mostly through what is known as South-South Cooperation (SSC). This... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Yasser Kureshi (Oxford)
15 November 2022 - 2:00pm
Syndicate Room & Zoom
Book Launch - Seeking Supremacy: The Pursuit of Judicial Power in Pakistan In this talk, Kureshi will launch his recently-published book that maps out the evolution of the relationship between the... Read more
Various Speakers
9 November 2022 - 8:30am
Investcorp Lecture Theatre & Oxford China Centre
South China Sea: Contemporary Issues Workshop Organised by the Asian Studies Centre, St Antony's College and The China Centre Wednesday 9 November 2022, 8.30-15.30 “We welcome you to participate in a... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Zoha Waseem (University of Warwick)
8 November 2022 - 2:00pm
Syndicate Room
The Pakistani police forces are notorious for corruption and coercion. In both colonial and postcolonial contexts, directives to confront security threats have empowered law enforcement agents, while... Read more
South Asian Intellectual History Seminar
Luna Sabastian (Northeastern University- London)
7 November 2022 - 4:00pm
Old FDR, St Antony’s College, Oxford AND Zoom
Luna Sabastian is Assistant Professor in History at Northeastern University - London. Prior to assuming this position, she held a postdoc at Cambridge University, from where she also received her PhD... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Sajid Nizami (Institute of Urdu Language and Literature, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan as Assistant Professor)
1 November 2022 - 2:00pm
Syndicate Room
In the beginning of colonial period in India, many efforts, at both individual and collective level, were made to describe the scientific knowledge in Urdu language. In continuation of this tradition... Read more
South Asian Intellectual History Seminar
Sarah Ansari (Royal Holloway, University of London)
31 October 2022 - 4:00pm
Old FDR, St Antony’s College, Oxford AND Zoom
South Asia’s transition from colonialism to independence in 1947 was undoubtedly one of the most momentous events of the twentieth century. Not surprisingly perhaps, its early postcolonial years have... Read more
Navtej Sarna
28 October 2022 - 5:30pm
Syndicate Room
On 13 April 1919, about twenty-five thousand unarmed Indians had gathered in Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar, an open area enclosed by the high walls of flat-roofed houses in a densely populated part of... Read more

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