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28.11.: LECTURE SERIES: Contesting the State: Youth Activisms in Pakistan.

  • When Nov 28, 2019 from 12:00 to 02:00 (Europe/Berlin / UTC100)
  • Where INV118, R. 315
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LECTURE SERIES: Contesting the State: Youth Activisms in Pakistan

 

Vortrag am 28.11.:"Contesting the State: Youth in Contemporary Subaltern Activisms" von Aasim Sajjad Akhtar, PhD, Associate Professor, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad / Pakistan & Visiting Fellow, SOAS and University of Oxford / UK

im Rahmen der LECTURE SERIES: Contesting the State: Youth Activisms in Pakistan.


Thursdays 12:00–14:00, Room 315

Institute for Asian and African Studies, Invalidenstraße 118, 10115 Berlin

 

Further information

 

21.06.: 12th Humboldt India Project (HIP) Lecture

  • When Jun 21, 2019 from 06:00 to 08:00 (Europe/Berlin / UTC200)
  • Where Department of South Asia Studies, Institute of Asian and African Studies, Invalidenstr. 118, Room: 217
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12th Humboldt India Project (HIP) Lecture
 
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
 
 
the Department of South Asia Studies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin cordially invites you to the 12th Humboldt India Project Lecture:
 
 
We are pleased to announce that Professor SAROVER ZAIDI will be giving the lecture on June 21, 2019.
 
So, do join us and spread the word!
 
When?
Friday, 21st of June, 18:00 – 20:00 hrs.
 
Where?
Department of South Asia Studies
Institute of Asian and African Studies
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Invalidenstr. 118, Room: 217
 
 

OF FLYOVERS AND MUSLIM MOHALLAS: MAPPING THE POLITICAL HORIZONS OF BOMBAY

 

Horizons are affective artifacts, constantly framed through the practices of built form, but also situated on the existential sensibilities of society & human life. Appearing as views, bypasses, persistence, or imaginations; the horizon folds through the ontic, the political, the every-day and the virtual. This paper explores some locations of the architecture of these horizons, the multiple nodes in which the creation, contestation and bypassing of horizons occur in the so-called 'native town' of Bombay. My fieldwork, undertaken in the Muslim Mohallas located here, explores how the construction of a 'flyover' provided new political and bureaucratic horizons to an already stigmatised area of the city. I ethnographically explore this horizon, through forms of by-passing, contestation and surveillance.

 

SAROVER ZAIDI is Assistant Professor at the Jindal School of Art and Architecture, Sonipat, India. She studied philosophy at St. Stephen's College, Delhi and sociology and social anthropology at the Delhi School of Economics. Her research at the Max Planck Institute Germany has focused on religious architecture, everyday life, and urban space in Bombay. Zaidi co-runs a site on urbanisms called CHIRAG DILLI (https://chiraghdilli.com). She has previously taught at the School of Planning and Architecture and Ambedkar University, Delhi.

 

Check out Zaidi's exciting appearance on Ted Talks India!!

https://www.ted.com/talks/sarover_zaidi_what_are_the_places_where_we_find_happiness

 

For any queries please contact:bajpai.anandita@hu-berlin.de


We hope to see you at the event!

11th Humboldt India Project (HIP) Lecture

  • When May 22, 2019 from 12:00 to 01:30 (Europe/Berlin / UTC200)
  • Where Department of South Asia Studies, Institute of Asian and African Studies, Invalidenstr. 118, Room: 217
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11th Humboldt India Project (HIP) Lecture
 
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
 
the Department of South Asia Studies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin cordially invites you to the 11th Humboldt India Project Lecture:
 
When?
22nd May 2019, 12 am
 
Where?
Department of South Asia Studies
Institute of Asian and African Studies
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Invalidenstr. 118, Room: 217
 
Female Friendships and Frictions: Sexual Politics in 1960s Pakistani Cinema
by Kamran Asdar Ali

 
By focusing on the Pakistani film Saheli (1961) the paper seeks to open up the questions related to emotions, domestic life and sexuality in Pakistan. Indeed, by concentrating primarily on women's lives as depicted in this film (and other cultural artefacts), I do not seek to dismiss the importance of other studies, but to make an added and necessary argument. It enables me to make visible and audible those instances that may have historically enabled women (and men) in Pakistan to create emotional fields and varied forms of connections to each other. Hence the analysis makes an argument about women's representation in the popular media in Pakistan in order to create a different archive of women's cultural and sexual politics and histories. This said, I would admit that my attempt while providing insights into women's lives in Pakistani society remains partial as it suggests a reading and constructs a narrative that may be only available in small fragments. It is akin to, as the historian Joan Scott (2011) reminds us, an archaeological reconstruction of a pot from shards and pieces found in a dig.

 

 
Kamran Asdar Ali is professor of anthropology at the University of Texas, Austin. He is the author of Planning the Family in Egypt: New Bodies, New Selves (UT Press, 2002) and the co-editor of Gendering Urban Space in the Middle East, South Asia and Africa (Palgrave 2008), Comparing Cities: Middle East and South Asia (Oxford 2009) and Gender, Politics, and Performance in South Asia (Oxford 2015). He has published several articles on issues of health and gender in Egypt and on ethnicity, class politics, sexuality and popular culture in Pakistan. His more recent book is Communism in Pakistan: Politics and Class Activism 1947-1972 (I.B Tauris 2015). On Leave from UT, he is currently the Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at LUMS

 

We hope to see you at the event!
 
 

29th Workshop of HIP - Programme/Abstracts

 

Dear all,

the Department of South Asian Studies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin cordially invites you to the


29th Workshop of the Humboldt India Project (HIP)


WHEN?

Friday, 26th April, 2019
2:00 pm - 7:00 p.m.


WHERE?

Department of South Asian Studies
Institute of Asian and African Studies
Invalidenstr. 118, Room 217 (2nd Floor)

 

PROGRAMME

 

2:15-3:15 pm

SALWA YAHYA

Berlin Graduate School of Muslim Societies and Cultures, Freie Universität Berlin

Civic Engagement among Lower-Caste Muslims in Postcolonial India– A Study of the Pasmanda Muslim Mahaz

 

3:15-3:30 pm

Coffee/Tea

 

3:30-4:30 pm

AMRITA GHOSH

Center of Colonial and Postcolonial Studies, Department of Humanities, Linnaeus University

Witnessing Kashmir in New Literature: Narratives of Horrorism in a Necropolitical Postcoloniality

 

4:30-4:45 pm

Coffee/Tea

 

4:45-5:45 pm

SIDDHARTH PETER DE SOUZA

Faculty of Law, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Measuring Justice in India: Competing Methodologies for understanding whether the Law works for Everyone

 

5:45-6:00 pm

Coffee/Tea

 

6:00-7:00 pm

JAYA UPADHAYAY

Alexander von Humboldt International Climate Protection Fellow

Leibniz-Institut for Ökologische Raumentwicklung

Sky-High Rainbow Lakes – Exploring the Allegories and Realities of Water
 

7:00 pm onwards

Drinks and Snacks

 

Please forward the programme to those who may be interested.
 
No registration necessary. Students are encouraged to attend.

For more information see the attachments.

Contact:
Anandita Bajpai, Dept. of South Asia Studies, IAAW, Humboldt–Universität zu Berlin/Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient
bajpai.anandita@hu-berlin.de/ Anandita.Bajpai@zmo.de

26.04.: 29. HIP-Workshop Call for Presentations

  • When Apr 26, 2019 from 02:00 to 08:00 (Europe/Berlin / UTC200)
  • Where Department of South Asia Studies, Institute of Asian and African Studies, Invalidenstr. 118, Room: 217
  • Add event to calendar iCal

Call for Presentations

29TH Humboldt India Project Workshop

 

When?

 

Friday, 26th April 2019

2:00-8:00 pm

Where?

 

Department of South Asia Studies

Institute of Asian and African Studies

Invalidenstr. 118, Room: 217

Call for Presentations

 

Whether a PhD candidate, a post-doctoral researcher, or someone with an idea for a future project related to South Asia, you are welcome to come and present at HIP. The goal of the quarterly Humboldt India Project workshops is to provide a platform for the South Asia competence of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and other academic institutes in Berlin and beyond. Beginning with the first workshop in 2012, it has functioned as an interdisciplinary forum for the presentation and discussion of individual projects. For past events please see https://www.iaaw.hu-berlin.de/de/region/suedasien/forschung/netz/hip/workshops

Format: 1 hr per presentation (20 min. presentation + 40 min. discussion)

Language: English

Deadline: If you wish to present, please send in your topic, institutional affiliation, and a five-line abstract (only!) to

bajpai.anandita@hu-berlin.de

by the 15th April, 2019.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

All those interested are welcome to attend. We encourage students to join.

Best Regards

Anandita Bajpai

08.02.: 28. HIP-Workshop Call for Presentations

  • When Feb 08, 2019 from 02:00 to 08:00 (Europe/Berlin / UTC100)
  • Where Department of South Asia Studies, Institute of Asian and African Studies, Invalidenstr. 118, Room: 217
  • Add event to calendar iCal

Call for Presentations

28TH Humboldt India Project Workshop

 

When?

Friday, 8th February 2019

2:00-8:00 pm                                             


Where?

Department of South Asia Studies 

Institute of Asian and African Studies 

Invalidenstr. 118, Room: 217


Call for Presentations

Whether a PhD candidate, a post-doctoral researcher, or someone with an idea for a future project related to South Asia, you are welcome to come and present at HIP. The goal of the quarterly Humboldt India Project workshops is to provide a platform for the South Asia competence of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and other academic institutes in Berlin. Beginning with the first workshop in 2012, it has functioned as an interdisciplinary forum for the presentation and discussion of individual projects. For past events please see https://www.iaaw.hu-berlin.de/de/region/suedasien/forschung/netz/hip/workshops

Format: 1 hr per presentation (20 min. presentation + 40 min. discussion) 

Language: English 

DeadlineIf you wish to present, please send in your topic, institutional affiliation, and a five-line abstract to

bajpai.anandita@hu-berlin.de

by the 20th January, 2019.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

All those interested are welcome to attend. We encourage students to join.

Best Regards

Anandita Bajpai

21.12.-22.12.2018: International Workshop India-GDR

  • When Dec 21, 2018 09:30 to Dec 22, 2018 01:00 (Europe/Berlin / UTC100)
  • Where Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften, Invalidenstraße 118, 2. Etage, Raum 217
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Dear All,

The Modern India in German Archives, 1706-1989 Project cordially invites you to an upcoming International Workshop on

"The Politics of 'doing Culture: Entangled India and the German Democratic Republic during the Cold War" on December 21.12.2018

at the Department of South Asian Studies, Institute for Asian and African Studies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

 

What?

International Workshop on "The Politics of 'doing' Culture: Entangled India and the German Democratic Republic during the Cold War"

When?

December 21-22, 2018, from 09:30 am onwards on 21.12.2018

Where?

Department of South Asian Studies, Institute for Asian and African Studies, Invalidentstrasse 118, 10115 Berlin, II Floor, Room 217

Presenters?

Anuradha Kapur (National School of Drama, New Delhi)

Bishnupriya Dutt (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi)– Special Skype in Presentation from New Delhi

Christoph Bernhardt (Leibniz Institute für Raumbezogene Sozialforschung, Erkner and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

Vaibhav Dilip Abnave (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi)

 

Anushka Gokhale (Assistant Professor, Centre for German Studies, Central University Gujarat)

 

Veena Hariharan (Professor, School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi) – Special Skype in Presentation from New Delhi

 

Rahul Dev (Independent Researcher and Visiting Faculty, National Museum Institute, New Delhi)

Bishnupriya Dutt (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi)

[Visiting Guest Researcher at Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin, Research Group Trajectories of Lives and Knowledge, December 2018]

 

Reyazul Haque (Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin– MIDA Project)

 

Jyothidas KV (Freie Universität, Berlin/ Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi)

Anandita Bajpai (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin)

In case interested in attending, please send a one-line email at AnanditaBajpai@gmail.com


Please click to see the attached poster and programme with abstracts and the exact schedule!!

27th Workshop of HIP - Programme/Abstracts

Dear all,

the Department of South Asian Studies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin cordially invites you to the

27th Workshop of the Humboldt India Project (HIP)

WHEN?

Friday, 7th December 2018
2:00 pm - 7:00 p.m.


WHERE?

Department of South Asian Studies
Institute of Asian and African Studies
Invalidenstr. 118, Room 217 (2nd Floor)

 

PROGRAMME

 

2:15-3:15 pm

HIMANI KAPOOR

Delhi University, India:

Guru Led Faith Movements and the search for "Inner Transformation": A Closer Look at the Isha Foundation

 

3:15-4:15 pm

ALEXANDER CHRISTOPH FISCHER

O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, India:

Virtual Access to Justice and New Dimensions of Judicial Power in India

 

4:15-4:45 pm

Coffee/Tea Break 

 

4:45-5:45 pm 

THERESA FROMMEN & KATALIN AMBRUS

Freie Universität, Berlin/ Independent Filmaker, Berlin:

New Insights for Participatory Projects– A Cooperation between Hydrogeologists and a Documentary Filmmaker

 

5:45-6:45 pm 

LEKHANATH PANDEY

Tribhuvan University, Nepal:

Private Media and Content Shaping: Impact of Media Corporatization on News Content in Nepal

 

6:45 pm onwards
Drinks and Snacks

 

Please forward the programme to those who may be interested.
 
No registration necessary. Students are encouraged to attend.

For more information see the attachments.

Contact:
Anandita Bajpai, Dept. of South Asia Studies, IAAW, Humboldt–Universität zu Berlin/Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient
bajpai.anandita@hu-berlin.de/ Anandita.Bajpai@zmo.de

07.12.: 27. HIP-Workshop Call for Presentations

  • When Dec 07, 2018 from 02:00 to 08:00 (Europe/Berlin / UTC100)
  • Where Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften, Invalidenstraße 118, 2. Etage, Raum 217
  • Add event to calendar iCal

Call for Presentations

27TH Humboldt India Project Workshop

 

When?

Friday, 07th December 2018

2:00-8:00 pm

 

Where?

Department of South Asia Studies

Institute of Asian and African Studies

Invalidenstr. 118, Room: 217

 

Call for Presentations

 

Whether a PhD, a post-doctoral project, or simply an idea for a future project related to South Asia, you are welcome to come and present at HIP. The goal of the quarterly Humboldt India Project workshops is to provide a platform for the South Asia competence of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and other academic institutes in Berlin. Beginning with the first workshop in 2012, it has functioned as an interdisciplinary forum for the presentation and discussion of individual projects. For past events please see https://www.iaaw.hu-berlin.de/de/region/suedasien/forschung/netz/hip/workshops


Format: 1 hr per presentation (20 min. presentation + 40 min. discussion)

Language: English

Deadline: If you wish to present, please send in your topic, institutional affiliation, and a five-line abstract to

bajpai.anandita@hu-berlin.de

by the 15th of November, 2018.

 

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us.

All those interested are welcome to attend. We encourage students to join.

Best Regards.

--

Dr. Anandita Bajpai
Lecturer
Department of South Asian Studies
Institute for Asian and African Studies
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

29.11.: 10th Humboldt India Project (HIP) Lecture

  • When Nov 29, 2018 from 06:00 to 08:00 (Europe/Berlin / UTC100)
  • Where Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften, Invalidenstraße 118, 2. Etage, Raum 217
  • Add event to calendar iCal

10th Humboldt India Project (HIP) Lecture
 
"Modi Turns West: India and the Persian Gulf"
 
by Professor P.R. Kumaraswamy, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
 

All those interested are welcome to attend. We encourage students to join!

For any questions please contact us at bajpai.anandita@hu-berlin.de

 

WHEN? Thursday, November 29 2018, 18:00-20:00 hrs.

WHERE? Department of South Asian Studies, Institute for Asian and African Studies, Invalidenstr. 118, Room: 217 (II Floor).

 

HIP Lectures are organized as a part of the Humboldt India Project.

The goal of the quarterly HIP workshops is to provide a platform for the South Asia competence of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and other academic institutes in Berlin.

Beginning with the first workshop in 2012, it has functioned as an interdisciplinary forum for the presentation and discussion of individual projects.

For past events please see https://www.iaaw.hu-berlin.de/de/region/suedasien/forschung/netz/hip/workshops

06.07.: 27. HIP-Workshop Call for Presentations

Call for Presentations

27TH Humboldt India Project Workshop

 

When?

Friday, 06th July 2018

2:00-8:00 pm

 

Where?

Department of South Asia Studies

Institute of Asian and African Studies

Invalidenstr. 118, Room: 217

 

Call for Presentations

 

Whether a PhD, a post-doctoral project, or simply an idea for a future project related to South Asia, you are welcome to come and present at HIP. The goal of the quarterly Humboldt India Project workshops is to provide a platform for the South Asia competence of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and other academic institutes in Berlin. Beginning with the first workshop in 2012, it has functioned as an interdisciplinary forum for the presentation and discussion of individual projects. For past events please see https://www.iaaw.hu-berlin.de/de/region/suedasien/forschung/netz/hip/workshops

Format: 1 hr per presentation (20 min. presentation + 40 min. discussion)

Language: English

Deadline: If you wish to present, please send in your topic, institutional affiliation, and a five-line abstract to

bajpai.anandita@hu-berlin.de

by the 26th June, 2018.

 

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us.

All those interested are welcome to attend. We encourage students to join.

Best Regards.

--

Dr. Anandita Bajpai
Lecturer
Department of South Asian Studies
Institute for Asian and African Studies
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

25.5.: 26th HIP-Workshop from 2pm onwards

The seminar for South Asian Studies cordially invites all interested, especially students, to participate in the 24th HIP-Workshop. The respective presentations take place independently of each other so that participants can visit them individually. A registration is not required.

25th May 2018

Seminar for South Asian Studies, Room 217

Department of Asian and African Studies

Invalidenstraße 118

2-7pm

 

26th Workshop of the Humboldt India Project (HIP)


(Abstracts and Programme Attached!)

When?

Friday, 25th May, 2018
2:00 pm - 7:00 p.m.

Where?

Department of South Asian Studies
Institute of Asian and African Studies
Invalidenstr. 118, Room 217 (2nd Floor)

 

Programme

 

2:15-3:15 pm

Lesley Branagan

Institut für Ethnologie, Leipzig Universität/ Macquarie University, Australia:

Experiencing the new terrains of illness and health seeking in low income urban India

 

3:15-4:15 pm

Sadia Bajwa

Seminar für Südasienstudien, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin:

Student politics in nascent West Pakistan and the making of the nation-state 

 

4:15-4:45 pm

Coffee/Tea Break 

 

4:45-5:45 pm 

Ricki Levi

Porter School of Environmental Studies, Tel-Aviv University:

"The Common Space"- ethical, social, and practical aspects in Anupam Mishra's contemporary water philosophy    

 

5:45-6:45 pm 

Katharina Paterok

Seminar für Südasienstudien, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin:

The evolution and implementation of India’s municipal solid waste management agenda over the past three decades – The example of Delhi

 

 6:45 onwards 

 Drinks and Snacks

 

Please forward the programme to those who may be interested.
 
No registration necessary. Students are encouraged to attend.


For more information see the attachments.

Contact:
Anandita Bajpai, Dept. of South Asia Studies, IAAW, Humboldt–Universität zu Berlin/Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient

bajpai.anandita@hu-berlin.de/ Anandita.Bajpai@zmo.de

 

Programmabstract

25.05.: 26. HIP-Workshop Call for Presentations

Call for Presentations

26TH Humboldt India Project Workshop

 

When?

Friday, 25th May 2018

2:00-8:00 pm

 

Where?

Department of South Asia Studies

Institute of Asian and African Studies

Invalidenstr. 118, Room: 217

 

Call for Presentations

 

Whether a PhD, a post-doctoral project, or simply an idea for a future project related to South Asia, you are welcome to come and present at HIP. The goal of the quarterly Humboldt India Project workshops is to provide a platform for the South Asia competence of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and other academic institutes in Berlin. Beginning with the first workshop in 2012, it has functioned as an interdisciplinary forum for the presentation and discussion of individual projects. For past events please see https://www.iaaw.hu-berlin.de/de/region/suedasien/forschung/netz/hip/workshops

Format: 1 hr per presentation (20 min. presentation + 40 min. discussion)

Language: English

Deadline: If you wish to present, please send in your topic, institutional affiliation, and a five-line abstract to

bajpai.anandita@hu-berlin.de

by the 12th May, 2018.

 

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us.

All those interested are welcome to attend. We encourage students to join.

Best Regards.

--

Dr. Anandita Bajpai
Lecturer
Department of South Asian Studies
Institute for Asian and African Studies
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin | Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences | Department of Asian and African Studies | Regional Departments | South Asian Studies | South Asian Studies | News | Until 29.03: Employment offer as Research Assistant in the DFG-Project "Modern India in German Archives"

Until 29.03: Employment offer as Research Assistant in the DFG-Project "Modern India in German Archives"

 

Kultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissenschaftliche Fakultät - Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften

 

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (m/w/d) mit vorauss. Vollzeit - E13 TV-L HU (Drittmittelfinanzierung bis 31.10.2020) - Kennziffer DR/027/18

Die vollständigen Informationen entnehmen Sie bitte dem beigefügten PDF-Dokument (s. Verlinkung)

 

Aufgabengebiet: Wiss. Dienstleistungen in der Forschung im Rahmen des Projektes "Das moderne Indien in deutschen Archiven (MIDA)", insb. Mitwirkung am Aufbau der Datenbank hinsichtlich politikgeschichtlicher Komponenten; Durchführung eines eigenen politikgeschichtlichen Forschungsprojektes unter überwiegender Nutzung von Materialien zum modernen Indien aus deutschen Archiven

Anforderungen: Abgeschlossenes wiss. Hochschulstudium und Promotion im Fach Geschichte, Südasienwissenschaften oder in benachbarten Fächern (mit mögl. überdurchschnittlichem Ergebnis); ein Forschungsschwerpunkt in der politischen Geschichte Südasien (zeitlicher Schwerpunkt 18. und/oder 19. Jahrhundert erwünscht); sehr gute Deutsch- und Englischkenntnisse und Kenntnisse in einer südasiatischen Landessprache

Bewerbungen (einschl. Motivationsschreiben, einer ca. 10-seitigen Projektskizze zu beabsichtigten eigenen Forschungen) sind innerhalb von 3 Wochen unter Angabe der Kennziffer DR/027/18 an die Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Kultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften, Prof. Mann (Sitz: Invalidenstr. 118), Unter den Linden 6, 10088 Berlin oder per E-Mail an michael.mann@asa.hu-berlin.de zu richten.

 

Stellenausschreibung MIDA

9.02: 25th HIP Workshop, from 2pm onwards

The seminar for South Asian Studies cordially invites all interested, especially students, to participate in the 24th HIP-Workshop. The respective presentations take place independently of each other so that participants can visit them individually.

 

9th February 2018

Seminar for South Asian Studies, Room 217

Department of Asian and African Studies

Invalidenstraße 118

2-7pm

 

25th HIP Abstracts (3)

09.02: 25th HIP-Workshop Call for Presentations

 

 

Call for Presentations

25TH Humboldt India Project Workshop

 

When?

Friday, 9th February 2018                                                                                 

2:00-8:00 pm                                            

 

Where?

Department of South Asia Studies

Institute of Asian and African Studies

Invalidenstr. 118, Room: 217

 

Call for Presentations

 

Whether a PhD, a post-doctoral project, or simply an idea for a future project related to South Asia, you are welcome to come and present at HIP. The goal of the quarterly Humboldt India Project workshops is to provide a platform for the South Asia competence of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and other academic institutes in Berlin. Beginning with the first workshop in 2012, it has functioned as an interdisciplinary forum for the presentation and discussion of individual projects. For past events please see https://www.iaaw.hu-berlin.de/de/region/suedasien/forschung/netz/hip/workshops

 

Format: 1 hr per presentation (20 min. presentation + 40 min. discussion)

Language: English

Deadline: If you wish to present, please send in your topic, institutional affiliation, and a five-line abstract to

bajpai.anandita@hu-berlin.de

by the 20th January, 2018.

 

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us.

All those interested are welcome to attend. We encourage students to join.

Best Regards.

--

Dr. Anandita Bajpai
Lecturer
Department of South Asian Studies
Institute for Asian and African Studies
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

24th HIP-Workshop: Call for Papers

 

hip call

 

24th Humboldt India Project Workshop

When?

Friday, 1st December 2017                                                                                

2:00-8:00 pm                                             

 

Where?

Department of South Asia Studies

Institute of Asian and African Studies

Invalidenstr. 118, Room: 217

 

Call for Presentations

 

Whether a PhD, a post-doctoral project, or simply an idea for a future project related to South Asia, you are welcome to come and present at HIP. The goal of the quarterly Humboldt India Project workshops is to provide a platform for the South Asia competence of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and other academic institutes in Berlin. Beginning with the first workshop in 2012, it has functioned as an interdisciplinary forum for the presentation and discussion of individual projects. For past events please see https://www.iaaw.hu-berlin.de/de/region/suedasien/forschung/netz/hip/workshops

 

Format: 1 hr per presentation (20 min. presentation + 40 min. discussion)

Language: English

Deadline: If you wish to present, please send in your topic, institutional affiliation, and a five-line abstract to

 

bajpai.anandita@hu-berlin.de

by the 20th November, 2017.

 

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

All those interested are welcome to attend. We encourage students to join.

20. Mai: 18th Workshop of the Humboldt India Project

 

 

 

 

18th HUMBOLDT INDIA PROJECT WORKSHOP

 

When?

Friday, 20th May 2016

2:00-8:00 pm

 

 

Where?

Department of South Asia Studies Institute of Asian and African Studies 

Invalidenstr. 118, Room: 217

 

 

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2:15 - 3:15 pm

Dhanya Fee Koschorreck, bologna.lab, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin:

"Dalits" and Media in India – An Intersectional Perspective on the Debate on Self-Representation
 
3:15 - 4:15 pm
Manju E P, Erasmus Fellow, Freie Universität Berlin:

"Cinema within Cinema": Self-Reflective/Self- Erasing Nature of Malayalam Cinema in the 21 st Century


4:15 - 4:45 pm
Coffee/Tea Break

4:45 - 5:45 pm
Muhammed Niyas Ashraf, Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies: 
Entanglements of Print Culture and Trajectories of Community Formation: Mappila Muslims of Kerala, India, 1867-1924
 
5:45 - 6:45 pm
Varsha Patel, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle:
Sediments of Maritime Connections and the princely state of Bhavnagar, Western india (1900-2015)

6:45 onwards  
Drinks and Snacks

No registration necessary. Students are encouraged to attend. 

Contact:
Sarah Holz, Deptt of South Asia Studies, IAAW, Humboldt University Berlin.

sarah.holz@hu-berlin.de

 
Website: 

 

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Call for Papers: Transformations of ‘the Political’

24 - 25th June, 2016: Young South Asia Scholars Meet (Y-SASM), CeMIS, Gottingen
Next 'Young South Asia Scholars Meet' at Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, after the second one in May 2011.

 

Since 2010, Y-SASM has aimed to provide a platform for interdisciplinary exchange among junior scholars in the field of South Asian Studies, including PhD students, advanced MA/MPhil students, early career Post-Docs and non-tenured faculty staff. While contributions from other places are welcome the main idea is to strengthen the South Asia network within Europe (http://y-sasm.blogspot.de).

 

The theme of this year’s workshop will be the ‘political’. Existing political movements, whether for or against broader issues of globalisation, capitalism, development, democracy, growth, governance, infrastructure, knowledge production, worker welfare, gender, inequality, education and caste for example, force us not only to rethink politics and political performance, but also the ‘political’ itself. How do we think of the ‘political’ after the demise of the notion of the ‘pure political’? In the 1980s scholars called for a return to politics and sought to define the ‘political’ in opposition to the ‘social’ and the ‘economic’. This understanding of the ‘pure political’ was critiqued by scholars who argued for a broadened understanding of the political in order to include claims raised by those usually seen as part of ‘non-political’ spheres. Hence questions of inclusion and exclusion, i.e. access to political power, unavoidably arise in connection to the political.

 

At the same time, the ‘political’ was also defined as distinct from mere ‘politics’ or ‘police’/’policy’ (state institutions and their practices). Workers’ protests, peasants  and tribal movements, Dalits’ and women’s struggles or other mass actions were seen as part of the broader domain of the political though often subtly distinguished from politics proper by being labelled as ‘pre-political’, ‘apolitical’ or ‘anti-political’, for instance. The cultural and textual turn widened our understanding of such subaltern action and speech, but at the same time the focus from the ‘political’ receded.

 

This workshop seeks to bring together ongoing scholarly reflections on these multiple articulations of the ‘political’, shaped intimately by ‘located histories’ but connected to broader issues of conceptual and material transformations within the rapidly  changing global environment.

 

Topics to be discussed include, but are not limited to:

 

1. State and Governance: State power has been thought of variously as the state in practice, the product of political philosophies, an ensemble of institutions and the monopoly of legitimate violence. How do people’s actions subject, transform, and define state practices and vice versa? What, in fact, is the relation between the state and power? Which concepts of ‘the state’ are helpful for us? What ethics, morals, ideologies, and practical concerns have defined the visions of the state and forms of governance in South Asia and how have they shifted over time? We invite papers that look, for instance, at the relationship between


people and state institutions, the limits of state power and the role of non-state actors, or analyse the relationship of state power with different ideologies such as welfarism, populism, liberalism, neo-liberalism and laissez-faire within the South Asian context.

 

 

 

  1. Politics of Knowledge Production: Knowledge production has been central to both the emergence and exercise of power and politics. The way knowledge is produced, collected, interpreted, codified, and catalogued has not only defined the fate of empires but also of the concerned people whether ruler or ruled. For example, knowledge of history not only constitutes identities (of nations, races, castes etc.), rethinking and rewriting history refashions those identities. Under this rubric, we invite researchers who explore history writing both academic and popular, textbook production, censoring of texts, etc.

 

 

 

  1. Political Performance: Performance is an essential part of political representation at different levels, including campaigning and movements using certain symbols and slogans. Performative art (theatre, movies, etc.), can also have political or ‘anti-political’ messages which shape public opinion. There are, moreover, less obvious spheres in which performance plays an important role. If, for instance, we understand bureaucratic procedures as ‘performance’, how does the performance of administrative officers shape how people think of ‘the state’ and relate to it? Including these and other possible arenas, the workshop will engage with questions of what our analysis of the political can gain from closer engagements with performance as a lens of examination.

 

 

 

  1. Development and Dissent: Development has been a key term defining both the state’s imperatives and popular expressions in post-colonial South Asia. While its form has been fought over bitterly; its presence and power in discourses concerning the production of urban infrastructure, resource extraction through Special Economic Zones, poverty alleviation programmes and new ‘welfare’ measures such as the restructuring of the public distribution system and primary education have been continuous and insistent.

 

 

 

  1. Labouring Lives and the Politics of Labour: Labour politics and the position of labourers has radically transformed and shifted both in South Asia and worldwide. ‘The demise of labour politics’ resonates both in workers’ actions and in academic writings. Does the decline of trade unions and in the visible presence of working class politics or the rise of precarious informal labour really mean the demise of labour as proclaimed in academic writings? Or has labour politics shifted to other arenas such as the  recent  sanitation workers strike in New Delhi? Amongst other themes, we invite papers on contemporary worker politics, the ways labouring classes make their presence visible in public, and the blurring of boundaries between home and work, as well as between worker politics and other political formations.

 

  1. Contested cultures: Culture is often seen as belonging to the sphere of society and as distinct from ‘the political’ and matters of the state. To rethink the relation of these spheres, the workshop offers a platform to discuss questions such as: Is culture produced by the state? Or are states, on the contrary, effects of cultural processes? Are they separate at all, and can culture be confined to the realm of society? Amongst a huge range of different concepts of culture, which help us best to analyse transformations of the political? The debate could gain from exemplary examinations of cultural patterns and processes as well as of political and institutional cultures.

 

Application and Contact

 

We ask accepted presenters to provide a written version of their paper in advance so that commentators can prepare substantial feedback and look for fruitful ways to bring insights together. Papers will be also pre-circulated among the participants to facilitate exchange during the meeting. We hope that such a podium can enrich individual studies, broaden research scope and provide participants and attendees with ideas for further scholarly projects.

 

Please send your application, including an abstract of 300 words together with a short CV to y.sasmconf@gmail.com by 30th September, 2015. Please be aware that while we aim to secure funding, we are unable at this time to guarantee any support to participants with regard to travel and accommodation costs.

The seminar for South Asian Studies cordially invites all interested, especially students, to participate in the 24th HIP-Workshop. The respective presentations take place independently of each other so that participants can visit them individually. A registration is not required.

25th May 2018

Seminar for South Asian Studies, Room 217

Department of Asian and African Studies

Invalidenstraße 118

2-7pm

 

26th Workshop of the Humboldt India Project (HIP)


(Abstracts and Programme Attached!)

When?

Friday, 25th May, 2018
2:00 pm - 7:00 p.m.

Where?

Department of South Asian Studies
Institute of Asian and African Studies
Invalidenstr. 118, Room 217 (2nd Floor)

 

Programme

 

2:15-3:15 pm

Lesley Branagan

Institut für Ethnologie, Leipzig Universität/ Macquarie University, Australia:

Experiencing the new terrains of illness and health seeking in low income urban India

 

3:15-4:15 pm

Sadia Bajwa

Seminar für Südasienstudien, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin:

Student politics in nascent West Pakistan and the making of the nation-state 

 

4:15-4:45 pm

Coffee/Tea Break 

 

4:45-5:45 pm 

Ricki Levi

Porter School of Environmental Studies, Tel-Aviv University:

"The Common Space"- ethical, social, and practical aspects in Anupam Mishra's contemporary water philosophy    

 

5:45-6:45 pm 

Katharina Paterok

Seminar für Südasienstudien, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin:

The evolution and implementation of India’s municipal solid waste management agenda over the past three decades – The example of Delhi

 

 6:45 onwards 

 Drinks and Snacks

 

Please forward the programme to those who may be interested.
 
No registration necessary. Students are encouraged to attend.


For more information see the attachments.

Contact:
Anandita Bajpai, Dept. of South Asia Studies, IAAW, Humboldt–Universität zu Berlin/Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient

bajpai.anandita@hu-berlin.de/ Anandita.Bajpai@zmo.de

 

Programmabstract

The seminar for South Asian Studies cordially invites all interested, especially students, to participate in the 24th HIP-Workshop. The respective presentations take place independently of each other so that participants can visit them individually.

 

9th February 2018

Seminar for South Asian Studies, Room 217

Department of Asian and African Studies

Invalidenstraße 118

2-7pm