Sir Christopher Bayly, the Indian Ministry of Culture Vivekananda Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago and one of the world’s foremost scholars on South Asian and British imperial history, died suddenly on April 19 in Chicago. Bayly was the Vere Harmsworth Professor Emeritus at Cambridge University.
The Partnership for the Advancement of Refugee Rights is hosting up-and-coming international photographer Marta Tucci for a gallery showing of her work and a documentary photography workshop. Ms. Tucci's photo essay, "Acts of Resilience", on the persecuted Rohingya community of Burma highlights the challenges that they face and the evolving role of women within the displacement camps, and this portfolio will be displayed at the gallery. At the gallery showcase (7-9PM, Tuesday, May 5, Ida Noyes Cloister Club), Ms.
The Committee on Southern Asian Studies is proud to congratulate one of its members, Sean Dowdy, for being selected as of one 22 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellows for 2015 by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship.
The Newcombe Fellowship is the nation’s largest and most prestigious such award for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences addressing questions of ethical and religious values. Each 2015 Newcombe Fellow will receive a 12-month award of $25,000.
The University of Chicago is one of the leading centers for the study of Southern Asia. Countries in which we have scholarly expertise include in South Asia, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka; and in Southeast Asia, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Tibet (as an autonomous region), and Vietnam.