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Yasmin Saikia Provides Keynote Address at 2015 Critical Approaches to South Asian Studies Workshop

2015 Critical Approaches to South Asian Studies Workshop:

Questions of Method in South Asian Studies

 

Love and Hate in South Asia: Rethinking humanity after 1971


Yasmin Saikia, Arizona State University

At Critical Approaches to South Asian Studies Workshop, York University

February 26, 2015, 4:30 – 6:00 pm

Room 519 Kaneff Tower, York University, Toronto

 

Remembered experiences of violence, humiliation, and loss suffered in the 1971 war of Bangladesh provide potent materials for rethinking a new narrative bonding victim and perpetrator communities in Pakistan, India and Bangladesh. Read more »

Sammit Khandapakar, ASU Religious Studies PhD Candidate, Selected for Prestigious Dissertation Workshop

Sammit in Portugal-EditSammit Khandapakar, ASU Religious Studies PhD Candidate, was selected as one of eleven doctoral students in the humanities and social sciences to present a portion of his dissertation at the 2015 The Association for Asian Studies (AAS) and the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Dissertation Workshop Series. The workshop occurs in conjunction with the AAS Annual Conference in Chicago. Read more »

2015 Sage Competition Deadline Announced

The Sage Family Southeast Asian Studies Scholarship an annual scholarship of $3,000.00 for an undergraduate student to spend several weeks traveling in Laos, ordinarily (but not necessarily) over the summer. The recipient must be a full-time undergraduate student during the spring semester of the academic year.

Recipients of the Sage Scholarship are expected to spend at least three weeks in Laos but are free to travel elsewhere in Southeast Asia during their trip.

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2014-15 A.T. Steele Faculty Grant Application Date Set

The Center for Asian Research invites competitive proposals for faculty travel to Asia up to $4,000 each. In the past two years, the Center has awarded 11 grants, supported through the Center’s A.T. Steele Endowment.

The application deadline for submitting proposals the A.T. Steele Faculty Travel Grant will be January 23, 2015. Read more »

AAS/SSRC Dissertation Workshop

March 23-26, 2015 Chicago
“Religion and the State in Asia”
Apply Online at  http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/aasworkshop/
Deadline: January 5, 2015
 
Everywhere in Asia (and elsewhere), we see a rapid growth of religious communities and an intensification of religious commitments, often with a strong moralizing or political character.  Neoliberal regimes, urbanization, and secularization notwithstanding, both traditional and more fundamentalist Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, and Christian communities as well as numerous cults are expanding almost everywhere.
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