Events archive

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 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 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
South Asian Intellectual History Seminar
Nico Slate (Carnegie Mellon University)
13 June 2022 - 4:00pm
Old FDR, St Antony's College
In 1946, Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay published her second book on the United States. In a chapter that connected American racism to imperialism, she wrote, ‘The international colour line has been... Read more
South Asian Intellectual History Seminar
Cemil Aydin (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
6 June 2022 - 4:00pm
Old FDR, St Antony's College
Cemil Aydin (Ph.D. Harvard University 2002) is professor of global history at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill's Department of History. Cemil Aydin’s recent publications include the... Read more
South Asian Intellectual History Seminar
Janaki Bakhle (UC Berkeley)
30 May 2022 - 4:00pm
Old FDR, St Antony's College
Dr. Janaki Bakhle is currently an Associate Professor in History at the University of California, Berkeley. Previously, she taught at Columbia University where she was also the Director of the South... Read more
South Asian Intellectual History Seminar
James Caron (SOAS University of London)
23 May 2022 - 4:00pm
Online - Zoom
This paper contrasts two Afghan Pashto critical-literary responses to one of modern war's main characteristics: ontological devastation as a tactic. Large-scale violence over 40 years of occupations... Read more
South Asian Intellectual History Seminar
Jyotirmaya Sharma (University of Hyderabad)
16 May 2022 - 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 Asian Intellectual History Seminar
Anish Gawande (Oxford)
9 May 2022 - 4:00pm
Online - Zoom
In 2019, the Indian government unilaterally revoked the autonomy of the disputed region of Kashmir amidst one of the harshest and longest military blockades and communications blackouts in history of... Read more
South Asian Intellectual History Seminar
Abhishek Kaicker (UC Berkeley)
2 May 2022 - 4:00pm
Online - Zoom
Abhishek Kaicker is an Associate Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley and an editor of the Journal of South Asian Intellectual History. He has a PhD from Columbia University... Read more
South Asian Intellectual History Seminar
Humeira Iqtidar (King’s College London)
25 April 2022 - 4:00pm
Online - Zoom
Dr Humeira Iqtidar is Reader in Politics at King's College London. Her research interests bring together postcolonial theory, critical theory and comparative political theory with a focus on modern... Read more
South Asian Intellectual History Seminar
Akeel Bilgrami (Columbia University)
7 March 2022 - 4:00pm
Online - Zoom
Akeel Bilgrami got a B.A in English Literature from Elphinstone College, Bombay University and went to Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar where he read Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. He has a Ph.D. in... Read more
South Asian Intellectual History Seminar
J. Daniel Elam (University of Hong Kong)
28 February 2022 - 4:00pm
Online - Zoom
Professor J. Daniel Elam is Assistant Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Hong Kong. He is the author of World Literature for the Wretched of the Earth:... Read more
South Asian Intellectual History Seminar
Nusrat S. Chowdhury (Amherst College)
21 February 2022 - 4:00pm
Online - Zoom
This talk is based on my current book project that contemplates the postcolonial trajectories of development and democracy. My focus is a river bridge in Bangladesh which is one of the largest and... Read more
South Asian Intellectual History Seminar
Nazmul Sultan (University of Cambridge)
14 February 2022 - 4:00pm
Online - Zoom
Dr. Nazmul S. Sultan is George Kingsley Roth Research Fellow in Politics and International Studies at Christ’s College, University of Cambridge. Dr. Sultan is a political theorist with particular... Read more

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