An Intellectual History for Pakistan


An Intellectual History for Pakistan

Tuesday, 1 March 2016 - 9:00am to 5:45pm
Dahrendorf Room
Dr F Devji, Dr Y K Bangash


Please note this is a closed workshop for invited guests only

Intellectual history is a growing field of research worldwide, as well as in the South Asian region, though the scholarship on Pakistan has not yet been influenced by it to any appreciable degree. This workshop is intended to initiate a more robust discussion of Pakistan’s intellectual history, which at the moment is marginalised by narratives about militancy as much as military rule, or by religious ones equally focussed upon violence. How might intellectual history allow us to think differently and in a more productive way about Pakistan’s past ?


Yaqoob Khan Bangash (ITU, Lahore), Markus Daechsel (Royal Holloway), Simon Fuchs (Cambridge), David Gilmartin (North Carolina), Shruti Kapila (Cambridge), Chris Moffat (Queen Mary), Nauman Naqvi (Habib University, Karachi), Ali Usman Qasmi (Lahore University of Management Sciences), Yasmin Saikia (Arizona State), Farzana Shaikh (RIIA; Oxford), Layli Uddin (Royal Holloway), Akbar Zaidi (Columbia; IBA, Karachi)


Amar Sohal, Danish Khan, Yasmin Khan, Justin Jones, Maria Misra (Oxford), Adeel Hussain (Cambridge)

Co-organised by Dr Faisal Devji for the Asian Studies Centre, St Antony’s College, University of Oxford and Dr Yaqoob Khan Bangash for the Information Technology University of the Punjab, Lahore.