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Lecture Series

Fall 2022

September

Wednesday, September 7, 2022
4:30-6:00 PM

CSAS Lecture Series | The Sindhu Project: Enigma of Roots
Artists Mahwish Chishty, Gunjan Kumar, and curator Shaleen Wadhwana
Livestream/Virtual

Friday, September 16, 2022
4:30-6:00 PM

CSAS Lecture Series | Deconstructing Language Boundaries and Transnational Identities: Malayalees in Kerala and the US
Savithry Namboodiripad, Department of Linguistics, University of Michigan
Room 110 Weiser Hall
VIDEO

Friday, September 23, 2022
4:30-6:00 PM

CSAS Lecture | Artistic Freedom and the State of Democracy in India: A Conversation with Documentary Filmmaker Anand Patwardhan
Panelists: Anand Patwardhan; Priya Jaikumar, University of Southern California; Siddharth Vardharajan, journalist; Chair/Moderator: Swapnil Rai, University of Michigan
Room 411 West Hall

Saturday, September 24, 2022
12:00-4:00 PM

CSAS Film Series | Reason ( Vivek)
Film Director, Anand Patwardhan
Michigan Theater

October

Thursday, October 6, 2022
4:00-6:00 PM

EIHS Lecture: Monuments Removed: Colonial-Era Statues in the Era of Decolonization
Durba Ghosh (Cornell University)
1014 Tisch Hall

Friday, October 7, 2022
4:30-6:00 PM

CSAS Kavita Datla Memorial Lecture | The Law That Refuses to Die: Preventive Detention in Early Colonial India
Bhavani Raman, University of Toronto
Room 411 West Hall

Wednesday, October 12, 2022
7:30-10:00 PM

CSAS Film Series | We are not your Monkeys, Sanctum Santorum, In the Name Of God
Film Director, Anand Patwardhan
MLB 2 Modern Languages Building

Friday, October 14, 2022
4:30-6:00 PM

CSAS Book Talk | Running Toward Mystery
Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi, Director, Center for Ethics and Transformative Values, MIT
Room 1010 Weiser Hall

Wednesday, October 26, 2022
7:30-10:00 PM

CSAS Film Series | Ribbons for Peace, Father, Son, and Holy War
Film Director, Anand Patwardhan
MLB 2 Modern Languages Building

November

Wednesday, November 2, 2022
7:30-10:00 PM

CSAS Film Series | A Narmada Diary, In Memory of Friends
Film Director, Anand Patwardhan
MLB 2 Modern Languages Building

Friday, November 4, 2022
4:30-6:00 PM

CSAS Lecture Series | The Thief Who Stole My Heart: The Material Life of Chola Bronzes
Vidya Dehejia, Barbara Stoler Miller Professor Emerita of Indian and South Asian Art, Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University
Room 110 Weiser Hall

Wednesday, November 9, 2022
7:30-10:00 PM

CSAS Film Series | War and Peace
Film Director, Anand Patwardhan
MLB 2 Modern Languages Building

Friday, November 11, 2022
4:30-6:00 PM

Swineryy Speaks: A Conversation about Comedy, Culture and Storytelling
Swineryy, Pakistani comedian
Room 110 Weiser Hall

Wednesday, November 16, 2022
7:30-10:30 PM

CSAS Film Series | Jai Bhim Comrade
Film Director, Anand Patwardhan
MLB 2 Modern Languages Building

Wednesday, November 30, 2022
7:30-10:00 PM

CSAS Film Series | Bombay: Our City
Film Director, Anand Patwardhan
MLB 2 Modern Languages Building

December

Friday, December 2, 2022
4:30-6:00 PM

CSAS Lecture Series | “Bazaar Rumors” or “All Facts”? Film Sound Debates and the Transition to Sound in Indian Cinema
Neepa Majumdar, University of Pittsburg
Room 110 Weiser Hall

Winter 2022

Friday, January 7, 4:30-6pm

CSAS Lecture | Bombay Cinema and the Caribbean: Rhythmic Flows and Cultural Migrations across Creolized Geographies.” Usha Iyer, Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies in the Department of Art and Art History at Stanford University. VIDEO

Friday, January 28, 4:30-6pm

CSAS Lecture | Spatializing Islam during the Early Cold War: the ‘Ahmadi Question’ in the Munir Kayani Report and Pakistani Literature.” Cara Cilano, Department of English, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, Michigan State University. 

Friday, February 11, 4:30-6pm

CSAS Lecture | Market Futures: On Capital and Resistance in India Adda, Davos.” Ravinder Kaur, historian of contemporary India; Associate Professor of Modern South Asian Studies at the University of Copenhagen. VIDEO

Friday and Saturday, February 25 and 26

CSAS Transnational Conference | In and Out of South Asia: Race, Capitalism, and Mobility
Various speakers. VIDEO

Friday, March 11, 4:30-6pm

CSAS Lecture | Registration and resistance in nineteenth century Jaffna.” Nira Wickramasinghe, Chair and Professor of Modern South Asian Studies, Leiden University. 

Friday, March 18, 4:30-6pm

CSAS Lecture | Qaum, Mulk, Sultanat: The Ideas of Citizenship and Belonging in Pakistan.” Ali Usman Qasmi Humanities Center, Stanford University. 

Friday, March 25, 4:30-6pm

CSAS Book Talk | Running Toward Mystery.” The Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi, President & CEO of The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Friday, April 1, 9am-4pm

CSAS U-M Pakistan Conference

Thursday, April 7 and Friday, April 8

Social Media Influencers and the New Political Economy in South Asia and Africa

Friday, April 15, 4:30-6pm

CSAS Kavita Datla Memorial Lecture | Political Futures and the Ends of Empire: Self-Determination and Federation in Twentieth-century South India

Friday, May 20, 9am-4pm

CSAS Muslim Modernity in South Asia Workshop

Fall 2021

October 

Tuesday, October 5, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

WCED Panel. Flashpoint: Afghanistan.” Adam E. Casey, WCED Postdoctoral Fellow, U-M, Dipali Mukhopadhyay, Associate Professor, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, Jennifer Brick Murtazashvili, Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Governance and Markets, University of Pittsburgh; Aqil Shah, Visiting Scholar in the South Asia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Wick Cary Associate Professor of International and Area Studies, University of Oklahoma. 

Friday, October 8, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

CSAS Lecture | Outcaste Bombay and Inter-war Marxism.” Juned Shaikh, Associate Professor of History, University of California Santa Cruz. Video

Thursday, October 14, 9:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.

II Conference. Gender and Health in Global, Transnational, and Historical Perspectives.” Various Speakers. 

Friday, October 15, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

CSAS Lecture | India's Newest Poses: The Imaginative Life of Yoga.” Shameem Black, Department of Gender, Media and Cultural Studies, Australian National University. Video

Monday, October 25, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. 

PICS Career Event. Humanitarian and International Development Careers with Mercy Corps.” Michelle LeMeur, Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Director, Mercy Corps Nepal. 

Friday, October 29, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

CSAS Lecture | Misinformation and Political Twitter in India.” Joyojeet Pal, Associate Professor, U-M School of Information, Senior Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research India. 

Wednesday, November 10, 3:00 - 5:30 p.m. 

Afghanistan Series. A Conversation with Award Winning Journalist and Author Anand Gopal.” Anand Gopal, Award-Winning Journalist and Author, Fellow at Type Media Center. 

Friday, November 12, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

CSAS Lecture | The Modern Cosmopolis: Sovereignty, Cosmology and the Extrapolitical.” David Gilmartin, Distinguished Professor of History at North Carolina State University.

Friday, November 19, 4:30-6:00 p.m. 

CSAS Lecture | Scaffolding of the Rule of Law: Legal Violence, Policing, and Scientific Interrogations in India.” Jinee Lokaneeta, Professor and Chair of Political Science and International Relations, Drew University. Video

Friday, December 3, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

CSAS Thomas R. Trautmann Honorary Lecture | (Indian) Animals Are Good to Think With.” Stephanie Jamison, Professor (Distinguished Professor 2014) of Asian Languages and Cultures and of Indo-European Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. Video