Graduate-led Workshop: What is South Asia? Locating the region in social sciences


Tue, 24/05/2016 -
09:00 to 16:30
The Haldane Room, Wolfson College


Uma Pradhan and Sneha Krishnan


Professor David Washbrook (Keynote Speaker), Matthew McCartney (Oxford), Uma Pradhan (Oxford), Faisal Devji (discussant), Maung Zarni (Sleuk Rith Institute), Nematullah Bizhan (BSG, Oxford), William Maley (Australian National University), Amogh Dhar Sharma (Oxford), David Gellner (discussant), Kate Sullivan (SIAS, Oxford), Rosalind O'Hanlon (Oriental Institute, Oxford), Mohammed Ali Jan (QEH, Oxford), Maya Tudor (BSG, Oxford), Nandini Gooptu (discussant), Lipika Kamra (QEH, Oxford), Feyzi Ismail (SOAS), Indrajit Roy (QEH, Oxford), Sneha Krishnan

What does the focus on South Asia bring to social sciences? 

South Asia has long occupied academic imagination in social sciences. Researchers have studied a range of topics including history, politics, and economy to culture, language, art, and media. These studies have, undoubtedly, contributed to our understanding of South Asia. However, it is yet to be understood if the study of this region contributes any distinct perspectives in social sciences? What does the focus on South Asia bring to social sciences? Keynote lecture by Professor David Washbrook.

Workshop format: There will be a total of three panels with 2-3 presenters in each panel.  Each presenter will have 15 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for comments from a discussant, followed by a 20 min Q&A session at the end of each panel.

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Contact: Uma Pradhan

This workshop is supported by the South Asia Research Cluster (SARC) at Wolfson College.

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