South Asia Institute
South Asia Institute

Fall 2017 South Asia Seminar Series: South Asian Territories

Fri, August 4, 2017
Fall 2017 South Asia Seminar Series: South Asian Territories

The theme for the Fall 2017 South Asia seminar series is South Asian Territories.

What is territory? What is its relationship to history, politics, culture, and the arts? What is the connection between territory and place? Speakers in this series reflect on these and a range of questions related to the making of South Asian Territories. Addressing infrastructure, development, agriculture, media, and the politics of area studies itself, speakers broadly address the historical and contemporary means through which South Asian territories are lived, made, and unmade.

The schedule for all the talks is as follows -

Friday September 8 (3:30-5pm) in the Glickman Conference Center (CLA 1.302B)
David Ludden, New York University
Area Studies in Global Asia: Imperial India from the Mauryas to Modi

Thursday September 28 (3:30-5pm) 
Townsend Middleton, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The Afterlives of a Killing: Assassination, Thanatos, and the Body Politic in South Asia

Thursday October 12 (3:30-5pm) 
Sharmila Rudrappa, University of Texas at Austin
Talk title TBD

Thursday November 2 (3:30-5pm)
Samia Khatun, University of Liberal Arts, Bangladesh
Sufi Knowledge in the Australian Outback

Thursday November 9 (3:30-5pm) 
Duncan McDuie-Ra, University of New South Wales
Himalayan Piranhas and 100 ft. Gods: Exploring 'Model Development' and 'Delinquent Development' in Sikkim, India

Thursday November 16 (3:30-5pm) 
Lalitha Gopalan, University of Texas at Austin
'Other Times, Other Species' Co-Curated by Lalitha Gopalan and Anuj Vaidya

Thursday December 7 (3:30-5pm) 
Willem van Schendel, University of Amsterdam
Win-Win Designs, Fragmented Sovereignty and Unregulated Flows: The ‘New Silk Road’ and the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Corridor

All seminars are free and open to the public. Unless otherwise noted, all seminars take place Thursdays in the Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118) from 3:30-5pm, with a reception preceding at 3pm.

The convener for this seminar series is Jason Cons, Department of Anthropology.

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