New Directions in Studies of Pakistan

New Directions in Studies of Pakistan

A conference organised on 20 April 2018 by Critical Pakistan Research Cluster and the Centre of South Asia Studies, both at the University of Cambridge, the Centre for the Study of Pakistan at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and, at the University of Oxford, the Asian Studies Centre of St Antony’s College, the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies and the Faculty of Oriental Studies.

Conference Statement:
Studies of Pakistan have long been dominated by macro-political or security-centric lenses. While a new generation of scholars have interrogated these frames, and offered new and innovative ways of looking at Pakistan, many academic institutions have yet to fully integrate, and provide a forum, for such perspectives in teaching and research on Pakistan. This workshop aims to provide a dedicated space to innovative approaches to the study of Pakistan. The purpose is to provide graduate students with a specialised forum in which to share new scholarship and receive specialised feedback from both senior scholars of South Asia and peers in other institutions working on Pakistan.

University of Oxford: Rosalind O’Hanlon 
University of Cambridge: Mahvish Ahmad and Arif Naveed

Papers given:
Hadiqa Khan, University of Oxford
Archaeology in Pakistan: A Colonial Past and an Uncertain Future
Audio Podcast / Slides

Zahra Hussain, Durham University
The Significance of Architectural Pattern Language in Post-Disaster Scenarios

Arif Naveed, University of Cambridge
Educational Policies, Economic Agendas and Social Mobility in Pakistan
Audio Podcast / Slides

Mahvish Ahmad, University of Cambridge
Anxiety as a Technology of Rule: The Violent Crafting of Territory and Subjects in Balochistan

Zoha Waseem, King’s College London
Cops versus Soldiers: The Legitimacy of Karachi’s Dual Policing Mechanism

Saadia Gardezi, University of Oxford
Caricaturing the Military in Pakistan
Audio Podcast / Slides

Sara Kazmi, University of Cambridge
A Feminist Punjabiyat: The Poetry of Amrita Pritam and Nasreen Anjum Bhatti
Audio Podcast 

Aalene Mahum Aneeq, University of Oxford
The Aftermath of Independence: Gendering Pakistani History through the Lens of Fatima
Audio Podcast / Slides

Adeel Khan, University of Cambridge
Radical Deconstruction of Pakistani Masculinity
Audio Podcast