Events archive

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
Stein Ringen
3 November 2016 - 5:00pm
China Centre Lecture Theatre, St Hugh's
Professor Stein Ringen presents his book The Perfect Dictatorship: China in the 21st Century. The Chinese political economy is like no other system known to man, now or in history. This book explains... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Colin Tyler (Hull)
1 November 2016 - 2:00pm
Fellows' Dining Room
Even though Bhikhu Parekh has written extensively on the theory and practice of multi-ethnic societies, he is yet to articulate the clear critical typography of contemporary forms of national unity... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
Pia Jolliffe (Blackfriars; Institute of Population Ageing)
26 October 2016 - 5:00pm
Pavilion Room
Focusing on the Karen people in Burma, Thailand and the United Kingdom, Learning, Migration and Intergenerational Relations: The Karen and the Gift of Education analyses how global, regional and... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
Su Su (Mandalay Technological University)
26 October 2016 - 2:00pm
Deakin Room
If one and only one city in Asia with its historic core largely intact were to be pointed out, it would to be Yangon. Yangon has thousands of historic properties that date before 1950; has the... Read more
South Asia Seminar
A Panel Discussion with Aditya Das, Huw Bowen and Faisal Devji
25 October 2016 - 2:00pm
Fellows' Dining Room
The book launched at this event outlines the diplomatic and external policies of Gilbert Elliot, the first Earl of Minto, who held the office of Governor-General of Bengal from July 1807 to October... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Arie M. Dubnov (Haifa; George Washington)
18 October 2016 - 2:00pm
Did Jewish leaders and thinkers conceive Zionism as part of an “Eastern” – Asian and Semitic – cultural and national revival or as a Western importation and a colonial proxy? Why and when was it... Read more