Events

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Upcoming Events

Past Events

Modern South Asian Studies Seminar: The Sweatshop Regime: Garments, Exploitation and labouring Bodies made in India

Tuesday, 7 November, 2017 -
14:00 to 15:30
The Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum

Based on a recent book, this presentation depicts the Indian garment sweatshop as a 'regime' of exploitation and oppression crafted by multiple actors and crossing productive and reproductive realms.

Speaker(s): 
Alessandra Mezzadri (SOAS, London)

OUPakSoc presents: An Emerging Market or a Brewing Storm: Pakistan: A conversation with Miftah Ismail

Monday, 6 November, 2017 -
18:00 to 19:00
Lecture Room XI, Brasenose College

Dr. Miftah Ismail is the Chairman of the Board of Investment Special Assistant to the Prime Minister of Pakistan for Economic Affaits and he will be talking about the prospects of Pakistan being an emerging economic market.

Speaker(s): 
Miftah Ismail

Special Event - Astor Lecture: Is There a Global History of Humanitarianism?

Tuesday, 31 October, 2017 -
17:00 to 18:30
Nissan Institute Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College

“What motivates sympathy for people in distress in far-away places?  Is the rise of humanitarianism recent or ancient?  This lecture will explore the ways that global integration since the nineteenth century produced economic and affective ties between distant places and peoples; there has been a

Speaker(s): 
Jeremy Adelman, Princeton University

Modern South Asian Studies Seminar: Parallel Governance and the Indo-Naga Ceasefire: Evidence from Ukhrul

Tuesday, 31 October, 2017 -
14:00 to 15:30
The Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum

This paper (joint work with Shalaka Thakur) examines the parallel governance system that has emerged under the protracted ceasefire between the Indian government and the separatist National Socialist Council of Nagaland/Nagalim (Isak-Muivah) or NSCN(IM).

Speaker(s): 
Rajesh Venugopal (London School of Economics)

Modern South Asian Studies Seminar: Sepia Paise: The Politics and Poetics of Art and Photography in South Asia and Beyond

Tuesday, 24 October, 2017 -
14:00 to 15:30
The Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum

Can the world be thought of in terms of sepia and light? This talk will explore the relationship between archaic labour and photography in colonial Ceylon with an emphasis on pearlescence and how this might contribute to phenomenologies of light.

Speaker(s): 
Natasha Eaton (University College London)

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