What’s On

The South Asian Studies Seminar meets on Wednesdays at 5 pm in Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DT. The seminar provides an opportunity to study South and Southeast Asia from a wide variety of disciplines within the humanities and social sciences.

Recordings of recent seminars are available on this website: click on this link for a list of available recordings.

Older seminars are available on iTunes U.

Events

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April 26, 2017

April 26, 2017

Professor Dilip Menon (University of the Witwatersrand)

Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building

The Dr Raj Chandavarkar Seminar: Deep time and the colonial present: a prologue to the history writings of ‘Kesari’ Balakrishna Pillai

May 3, 2017

May 3, 2017

Professor Sarah Ansari (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building

‘Man may plan, but things happen as God wishes’: reconstruction and development in pre- and post-independence Sindh

May 10, 2017

May 10, 2017

Dr Yasser Arafath Pothukandiyil (University of Delhi)

Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building

Title TBC

May 17, 2017

May 17, 2017

Professor Susan Bayly (University of Cambridge)

Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building

The inaugural Professor C.A. Bayly Seminar:   Visuality and the moral citizen in late socialist Vietnam

May 24, 2017

May 24, 2017

Professor Ajay Skaria (University of Minnesota)

5 pm in the Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College

The Kingsley Martin Memorial Lecture: Thinking religion today with Gandhi.   Followed by a reception in the Blue Boar Common Room

May 31, 2017

May 31, 2017

Dr Karin Kapadia (University of Oxford)

Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building

Hegemony and its discontents: translating Gramsci with Dalit Subalterns

June 5, 2017

June 5, 2017

Professor A.R. Venkatachalapathy (Dr L.M. Singhvi Visiting Fellow at CSAS and Madras Institute of Development Studies)

Seminar Room S1, Alison Richard Building

Dirty Words: A History of Swearing and Abuse in Tamil

June 7, 2017

June 7, 2017

Dr Andrew Francis (University of Cambridge)

Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building

On the edge of colonialism: navigating history and commerce in the Asian fiction of Joseph Conrad (1857-1924)  

June 14, 2017

June 14, 2017

Professor Myles Taylor (University of York)

Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building

Raj to Republic: Queen Victoria and Indian nationalism, 1901-1947