Monday, April 30, 2012

Spring's gems of wisdom - lectures and seminars

Spring 2012 provided us with many gems of wisdom - lectures, seminars, talks, presentations, discussions.  Here are photos of a few - 

But first, let's remember the wonderful symposium from last semester, Fall 2011.
Photos "The Literary City in South Asia: An Interdisciplinary Symposium," 2-3 November 2011, Wednesday and Thursday.  In Newcomb Hall.  Great presentations and discussions over two days.

“Scholars and Spies: The Early Emergence of South Asian Area Studies, and Reflections on its Future” Nicholas Dirks (Columbia University) Friday 10 February 2012. Jefferson Hall. The first in a lecture Series titled "The Future of Indian Studies"

"Modern Indian Art and the University Art Museum" by Rebecca Brown (John Hopkins University)
Campbell 153. Tuesday 28 February 2012. A Ellen Bayard Weedon Lecture in the Arts of Asia.  View a video slideshow

“Words, Not Swords: Iranian Women Writers and the Freedom of Movement” by Farzaneh Milani (Professor and Department Chair, Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages, University of Virginia) Friday, February 24, 2012. 1-3pm. Brooks Hall.

Deepak Singh reads from his book "Chasing America: Of Lollipops,  Night Clubs and Ferocious Dogs" Part of the Festival of the Book, its panel "Memoirs: Cultural Leaps" Friday. 23rd March 2012 at 2:00 PM Barnes and Noble.  View a video

"Studying Contemporary India: Questions and Methods Beyond the Concerns of American Academia" by Devesh Kapur (University of Pennsylvania) Friday, 23rd March 23rd 2012. 3:00pm. Jefferson Hall. The second in our lecture series on "The Future of Indian Studies" 
"Uncertain urbanism: Chandigarh in the age of globalization" by Vikram Prakash (University of Washington) Friday 30th March 2012. 5 pm. Campbell Hall. The first Cox lecture.
“India and the Future of Philology” by Sheldon Pollock (Columbia University). 
Thursday 19 April 2012. 4:00 pm. Jefferson Hall. The third in the lecture Series titled "The Future of Indian Studies"
"The Idea of Non Alignment and Contemporary Indian Grand Strategy"  by Srinath Raghavan (Center for Policy Analysis Delhi) Tuesday 24th April 2012. 3:00 PM at Nau 342. Sponsored by University of Virginia’s Center for South Asian Studies and the Department of Politics.

"The Global Future of South Asian Studies" by Mark Juergensmeyer (University of California,
Santa Barbara). Thursday 26th April 2012. 3pm. Jefferson Hall. The fourth and final lecture in the "Future of Indian Studies" series. 


"Communitas and the Anthropology of Experience" by Edith Turner. Friday 27th April 2012. 1 pm. Brooks Hall. The Friday Speaker Series by the University of Virginia Department of Anthropology.

And now, looking forward to more gems of wisdom in the coming academic year - Fall 2012 and Sping 2013.

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