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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January 23, 2019

January 23, 2019

Dr Sujit Sivasundaram (Director of the Centre of South Asian Studies)

Seminar Rooms SG1 and 2, Alison Richard Building

gloknos Annual Lecture Series in conjunction with the CSAS Seminar Series. ‘In the Bay of Bengal: modelling empire, globe and self’.  Please email: sjp229@cam.ac.uk to reserve your seat. Attendance is free […]

January 30, 2019

January 30, 2019

Various speakers including Professor Jonathan Spencer (University of Edinburgh), Professor Nira Wickramasinghe (University of Leiden), Dr Sajida Ally (University of Sussex), Dr Zoltan Biedermann (University College London), Tamara Fernando (Cambridge), Dr Farzana Haniffa (Smuts Visiting Fellow at CSAS), Dr Alan Keenan (Crisis Group) & James Wilson (Cambridge)

From 10 am to 2 pm in the Senior Parlour, Gonville and Caius College and from 3 to 4.30 pm in Seminar Room S2, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road

Lanka: anthropologies, histories, politics.  An inter-disciplinary discussion of Sri Lanka in South Asian Studies across Anthropology, History and Politics.  Email: events@s-asian.cam.ac.uk for programme and to confirm attendance.  

January 30, 2019

January 30, 2019

Professor Nira Wickramasinghe (University of Leiden)

Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building

The Dr B.H. Farmer Seminar: The registration of slaves and resistance in nineteenth century Jaffna

February 6, 2019

February 6, 2019

Dr David Lowe (Deakin University & Smuts Visiting Fellow at the Centre)

Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building

The Colombo Plan for aid to South and Southeast Asia: power, process and possibilities of the long 1950s

February 13, 2019

February 13, 2019

Dr Tom Simpson (University of Cambridge)

Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building

Find the river: discovering the Tsangpo-Brahmaputra in the age of empire

February 20, 2019

February 20, 2019

Dr Mishka Sinha

Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building

The work of art in the age of digital reproduction: history, violence, self and nation in the many (re)makings of ‘Mother India’

February 27, 2019

February 27, 2019

Dr Su Lin Lewis (University of Bristol)

Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building

Playing the Cold War: competing internationalisms in 1950s Rangoon

March 6, 2019

March 6, 2019

Dr Farzana Haniffa (University of Colombo & Smuts Visiting Fellow at the Centre)

Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building

Moor “culture” in independent Ceylon: the 1940s establishment of the Moors Islamic Cultural Home

March 7, 2019

March 7, 2019

Professor Alison Bashford, Professor Richard Drayton, Professor Saul Dubow, Professor Ruth Harris & Dr Sujit Sivasundaram

Cripps Court, Magdalene College, Chesterton Road

A joint event with the World History Seminar.  Christopher Bayly’s ‘Remaking the Modern World’.  Round-table discussion.  All are welcome.

March 13, 2019

March 13, 2019

Dr Ammara Maqsood (UCL)

Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building

Love as understanding: marriage, aspiration and the joint family in middle-class Pakistan