Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - Institute of Asian and African Studies

Invitation: Situating Bangladesh, Workshop, 17th-19th May 2013

You are cordially invited to participate in the Situating Bangladesh in in South Asian Studies Workshop which will take place from 17th May to 19th May, 2013. A workshop conceived by Iftekhar Iqbal and Michael Mann.

Situating Bangladesh in South Asian Studies 17.05-19.05.2013




  • Friday, 17 May 2013

4.00-5.00 pm Opening Remarks

His Excellency the Ambassador of Bangladesh, Mosud Mannan (tbc)

Prof. Dr. Michael Mann, Director, Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften

Prof. Dr. Iftekhar Iqbal, Georg Forster Fellow, Humboldt Stiftung, Dhaka University

5.00-5:30 pm Coffee Break & Snacks

5.30-7.00 pm

Cláudio Costa Pinheiro

Mulaqat: Colonial Studies, Folk Art and Audio-Visual Making in India

(Documentary, Brazil 2010)

8.00 pm

Workshop Dinner at Restaurant “Honigmond”


  • Saturday, 18 May 2013

10.00-11.00 am

Willem van Schendel (University of Amsterdam)

Biases and Blind Spots in Bangladesh Studies

11.00 am-12.00 pm

Neilesh Bose (University of North Texas, USA)

Periodization and the Twentieth Century: Grappling with the Pre-Histories of Bangladesh
12.00-1.00 pm

Eva Gerharz (Ruhr-University Bochum)

“We invite them and they come” –Transborder Exchange and Indigenous Activism in Bangladesh

1.00-3.00 pm Lunch Break

(at one’s own expense, small restaurants in 5 minutes walking distance)

3.00-4.00 pm

Iftekhar Iqbal (Dhaka University, Bangladesh/Humboldt University, Berlin)

The Bengal Muslim: Locating Identity through Mobility and Language

4.00-4.30 pm Coffee Break

4.30-5.30 pm

Hans Harder (South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University)

Between the Chairs: Some Problems of Textual Studies on Bangla/Bangladesh

5.30-6.30 pm

Sonia Nishat Amin (Dhaka University, Bangladesh)
Nawab Faizunnessa Chaudhurani and her Elusive Legacy

  • Sunday, 19 May 2013

10.00-11.00 am

Annu Jalais (National University Singapore)

Tazia Trajectories in Bangladesh: Mapping Moharram’s North Indian Past

11-11.30 Coffee Break

11.30 am-12.30 pm

Elora Shehabuddin (Rice University, Houston/Texas, USA)

Purdah, Piety, and Progress:
Competing Notions of the Modern Woman in Late 20th Century East Bengal

12.30-1.00 pm

Concluding Debate and General Remarks