Past Conferences and Workshops

Workshop on the music of Assam by Rehanna Kheshgi

Rehanna, a PhD candidate in ethnomusicology, will offer an introduction to the music of Assam through its various song traditions. This event is free and open to the public.

Monday, October 27, 2014 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Logan 703

Islamicate Studies Symposium

Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 10:00am
SSA and Logan Center

Kathakali Lecture/Demonstration

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 6:00pm
Reynolds Club 3rd Floor FXK Theatre

Center in Beijing Workshop

Saturday, June 7, 2014 (All day) to Sunday, June 8, 2014 (All day)

C.S. Lakshmi (Ambai) Presentation

"Marks on the Body: Some Thoughts on Women, Language and Expression"

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 4:30pm

Wendy Doniger in Conversation with Leela Gandhi on The Hindus: An Alternative History

Wendy Doniger's The Hindus: An Alternative HIstory, recently halted publication in India as a result of a lawsuit that was settled out of court by the publisher, Penguin Books India. The suit was banned on Section 295A in The Indian Penal Code.

Here in Hyde Park, at The Seminary Bookstore, we wish to support Professor Doniger and show our appreciation of her willingness to discuss this seminal work despite legal action in India and the overwhelming media response. Leela Gandhi will act as interlocutor for the event.

Co-sponsored by The Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations and the Committee on Southern Asian Studies.

Reception to follow the conversation.

Monday, May 5, 2014 - 6:00pm
Seminary Co-op Bookstore (5751 S. Woodlawn Ave)

COSAL (4th Norman Cutler Conference)

For More Information, Please See the COSAL Website

The Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago is pleased to announce the Fourth Norman Cutler Conference on South Asian Literature (COSAL), featuring noted Marathi author Malika Amar Shaikh.

Malika Amar Shaikh will be introducing both her poetry and her prose (autobiography, short stories, and a novel).

The underlying theme of the conference is STREE-LIKHIT MARATHI

"Written from the Margins: Malika Amar Shaikh and Marathi Women Writers over the Centuries." The breadth of this canvas is intended to allow invited scholars in the field (from the United States, Great Britain, and India) to explore in their papers the larger contexts and wide-ranging historical and social locations of women's writing in Marathi and the multifarious forms and registers of the Marathi language they have employed: ranging from the 13th-century Yadava Period through the 15th-century Bahmani, from the 17th-century Shivakalin through the 18th-century Peshwai, from the Colonial through the Post-Colonial and Contemporary, all periods that have produced Marathi women's writing.

The keynote address will be given by Vidyut Bhagwat, Professor Emerita and retired Head of the Centre for Women's Studies, University of Pune, India.

The 2014 COSAL is sponsored by the University of Chicago's Committee on Southern Asian Studies, the Franke Institute for the Humanities, the Creative Writing Program, the Gender Studies Program, and the University of Chicago Center in Delhi.

Friday, May 2, 2014 (All day) to Saturday, May 3, 2014 (All day)

Holy Sh*t in Tamil: Exploring the Cultural History of Swearing and Abuse

Presentation by A.R. Venkatachalapathy

Lunch will be served

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Foster 103 (1130 East 59th Street)

South Asia Graduate Student Conference

Friday, April 18, 2014 (All day) to Saturday, April 19, 2014 (All day)
Classics 110 (1010 E. 59th Street)