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CSAS Lecture Series | The “Public” of Public Humanities: A Conversation about the University and Its Outside

Anupama Rao, TOW Associate Professor of History, Barnard and MESAAS (Columbia)
Thursday, April 15, 2021
4:30-6:00 PM
Off Campus Location
In this conversation Prof. Anupama Rao will speak about the intersection of her scholarship with her role as Senior Editor, Comparative Studies in South Asia, Africa and the Middle East [CSSAAME]. The conversation will focus on “public humanities” as the place where these identities and agendas meet, often in a discordant and somewhat incommensurable manner.

Prof. Rao will offer a reflection on the question of intellectual labor, its relationship to the problem of mass intellectuality (from the vantage point as a scholar of Dalit pasts and presents), and the University, especially Columbia University where she is currently conducting archival research for a project called “Ambedkar in America,” which is linked with the Ambedkar Initiative:

We then draw on ideas of historical comparison, translation, and (global) convergence as a useful rubric to guide an open discussion about CSSAAME journal as a particular artefact of collaborative scholarly labor.

Register here for the Zoom seminar:

Cosponsored by the Doctoral Program in Anthropology and History.

If there is anything we can do to make this event accessible to you, please contact us. Please be aware that advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the university to arrange.
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Type: Livestream / Virtual
Tags: Anthropology, Asia, History, South Asia
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Center for South Asian Studies, International Institute, Asian Languages and Cultures, Doctoral Program in Anthropology and History