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 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.
Pursuing a multi-sited approach to the study of global intellectual history, this paper studies the interrelation, friction, and entanglement that developed between two distant centers of intellectual modernism located in Calcutta and Berlin, beginning in the late nineteenth century.
Join us for a Nicholson Faculty Lecture by Rochona Majumdar, Associate Professor, Department of Cinema and Media Studies and the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations titled "Cinema and the Era of Decolonization: India, 1947-1964".
Join us to hear Sharika Thiranagama, Assistant Professor of the Department of Anthropology at Stanford University, speak on "Civility and Intimacy: Post-War Transformations in Sri Lanka" as part of the University of Chicago's South Asia Speaker Series.