Events archive

Southeast Asia Seminar
Sufian Jusoh (National University of Malaysia)
1 February 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Deakin Room
Myanmar or Burma has had its first fully contested general election in 2016, leading the formation of a democratically elected government which has taken steps to reform the governance of the country... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Tony K. Stewart (Vanderbilt)
31 January 2017 - 2:00pm
Fellows' Dining Room
Professor Stewart's talk is organised jointly with the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies as the Majewski Lecture for Hilary Term, 2017. In 1287 b.s. [=1879/80 c.e.] a short Bangla work was published in... Read more
Scott Atran (CNRS Paris; Centre for the Resolution of Intractable Conflict, Oxford)
27 January 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Pavilion Room
Uncompromising wars, revolution, rights movements, and today’s global terrorism are in part driven by Devoted Actors who adhere to sacred or transcendent values that generate actions independently,... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Rochelle Almeida (NYU)
24 January 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Fellows' Dining Room
Despite the fact that India’s Anglo-Indians migrated en masse following Independence in 1947 and have spent almost 70 years as a settler-community, they remain relatively unknown in the United... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Tarunabh Khaitan (Wadham)
17 January 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Fellows' Dining Room
This talk is jointly organised by the Public Law Discussion Group and the South Asia Seminar. This presentation will argue, using India as a case study, that constitutional directives can be a useful... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
Kerstin Steiner (Monash)
16 January 2017 - 2:00pm
Dahrendorf Room
This talk will be held under the Chatham House Rule: participants may report on information provided during the talk, but not directly or indirectly attribute it, or make any recording of the talk.... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Mara Malagodi and Luke McDonagh (City, London)
29 November 2016 - 2:00pm
Fellows' Dining Room
In this seminar Dr Malagodi and Dr McDonagh examine the Dominion Constitutions of Pakistan and Ireland from a comparative perspective. While the two countries could be described as being dramatically... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
Dominik M. Müller (Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle)
23 November 2016 - 2:00pm
Deakin Room
In this talk, Dominik Müller will present the conceptual framework of a newly established collaborative research project studying "The Bureaucratisation of Islam and its Socio-Legal Dimensions in... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
Jesús Cháirez-Garza (Leeds)
22 November 2016 - 2:00pm
Fellows' Dining Room
Untouchability in India has been widely understood as the practice of excluding, from social or religious life, people who are believed to be permanently impure. Yet, this vision neglects the... Read more
Luc Boltanski (EHESS, Paris) and Arnaud Esquerre (CNRS)
17 November 2016 - 5:00pm
Nissan Institute Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College
In their lecture, the eminent sociologists Luc Boltanski (author of the The New Spirit of Capitalism and On Justification , Economies of Worth ) and Arnaud Esquerre (author of La manipulation mentale... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Salma Siddique (Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies, Freie Universität Berlin)
15 November 2016 - 2:00pm
Fellows' Dining Room
Relocating to Bombay from Lahore after partition, the refugee filmmaker Roop Shorey made a series of romantic comedies in independent India starring his collaborator-wife Meena Shorey. In these films... Read more
Burma/Myanmar Events in Oxford
Honey Oo, Thiha Win Tin, Moe Htet Nay, Min Thawe Thit
11 November 2016 - 2:00pm
Fellow's Dining Room, St Antony's College
Four students leaders involved in recent Myanmar protests will discuss the dynamics of education reform and student activism in contemporary Myanmar. They all played a key role in the latest student... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
Myat The Thitsar (Enlightened Myanmar Research Foundation; Oxford)
9 November 2016 - 2:00pm
Deakin Room
Local legislative bodies, the Myanmar State and Regional parliaments were formed in 2011 and are constitutive sub-national governmental institutions. These are new institutions for a historically... Read more
Yongjin Zhang (Bristol)
8 November 2016 - 5:00pm
Lecture Theatre, Dickson Poon Building, University of Oxford China Centre, St Hugh’s
Yongjin Zhang will investigate the entanglement of the rising Chinese power with the liberal global order in negotiating for normative change. As an emerging power with an authoritarian regime, China... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Harshan Kumarasingham (Max Planck Institute for European Legal History, Frankfurt; Institute of Commonwealth Studies)
8 November 2016 - 2:00pm
Fellows' Dining Room
All of the Asian States that emerged from British control in varying degrees took key substantial elements of the British Westminster system. This system was more commonly associated with the British... Read more