Past Conferences and Workshops

Humanities Day: Workshop with Sakhi

Join us for a workshop with Sakhi, the first all-girl band of Indian classical musicians.

Dates: 
Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 7:00pm
Foster 103

The Second Annual Indian Ministry of Culture Vivekananda Visiting Professor Lecture: Vivekananda’s Irish Disciple: Sister Nivedita

Dipesh Chakrabarty, the Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor in History, South Asian Lan-guages and Civilizations, and the College, will focus on the Indian life of Sister Nivedita (Margaret Elizabeth Noble, b. 1867) who arrived in India in 1898 as a disciple of Swami Vivekananda and died there in 1911. Her experience of India provides fascinating material for a cross-cultural history of the land and the people she encountered.

This lecture will be dedicated to the memory of Sir Christopher A. Bayly, the inaugural Vivekananda Visiting Pro-fessor in 2014 and 2015. The Vivekananda Visiting Professorship was established to commemorate the legacy of the Hindu spiritual leader Swami Vivekananda and to enrich the University’s renowned program for the study of the Indian Subcontinent.

This event is free and open to the public. Persons with disabilities who may need assistance should contact the Office of Programs & External Relations in advance of the program at 773.753.2274 For more information, please contact Rashmi Joshi at rashmij@uchicago.edu or 773.702.8635. Sponsored by the Division of Humanities, the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, International House, and the Committee on Southern Asian Studies.

Dates: 
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 6:00pm
International House Assembly Hall 1414 E. 59th Street

Nicholson Faculty Lecture by Rochona Majumdar on “Cinema and the Era of Decolonization: India, 1947- 1964"

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".

Reception to follow.

Dates: 
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 4:30pm
Classics 110

South Asia Sound Interventions: Lyon Leifer on Indian bansuri

Chicago-based flautist and bansuri musician Lyon Leifer will demonstrate and discuss his experience as a teacher and performer working in the nexus of the Indian bansuri and Western classical flute traditions. The workshop is free and open to all; no experience is necessary. Contact Ameera Nimjee (ameeran@uchicago.edu) for more information.

Dates: 
Monday, April 20, 2015 - 6:30pm
Logan 703

Workshop by Dipesh Chakrabarty on “Nehru and Modern India”

Apr. 10 (Fri.)
(10:30am, Classics 110)

Dates: 
Friday, April 10, 2015 - 10:30am
Classics 110

Nehru and Modern India

Workshop led by Dipesh Chakrabarty, Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor of History and South Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. Event is free and open to the public.

Dates: 
Friday, April 10, 2015 -
10:30am to 6:00pm
Classics 110

New Directions in Global History: Rethinking Scale & Temporality

While historians have traditionally been less explicit than other social scientists in their use of theory, we have witnessed in the past half year an unprecedentedly polemicized debate within the profession over the direction, methodology, and theoretical orientation future history-writing must take. Book length treatises by Lynn Hunt (Writing History in the Global Era, September 2014), and Jo Guldi and David Armitage (The History Manifesto, July 2014) have been met with enlivened article-length rejoinders by fellow historians (Sam Moyn, Deborah Cohen, Peter Mandler).

If these historians made differing methodological, theoretical and political claims on the task of history-writing, what was emphatically not under debate was the fact that historians now have to “think big” and write global. Bringing together distinguished internal and visiting historians and social scientists, this conference aims to foster a public dialogue on the new directions of writing global histories among some of its most critical practitioners in the discipline of history and beyond.

Dates: 
Thursday, April 9, 2015 -
8:30am to 6:00pm
Franke Institute for the Humanities JRL S-102

Workshop by Bertie Kibreah & Khalada Sultana Milon on Bangla folk music

Presented by the South Asian Sound Interventions initiative and the Department of Music. This event is free and open to the public.

Dates: 
Monday, April 6, 2015 -
4:30pm to 6:00pm
Logan 703

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