Viceroy’s House (2017) – A Discussion with Gurinder Chadha

The Centre for the Study of South Asia and the Institute of Advanced Studies are delighted to welcome GURINDER CHADHA, the director of Bhaji on the Beach (1993), Bend It Like Beckham (2002) and Bride and Prejudice (2004) as part of UCL Grand Challenges’ India Voices programme. Chadha will discuss her latest film, Viceroy’s House with a panel of UCL academics including Professor Margot Finn and Professor Chris Pinney, chaired by Dr Jagjeet Lally.  The presentation and discussion will be followed by a reception.

All welcome to attend.

Start: Mar 20, 2017 07:00 PM
End: Mar 20, 2017 09:00 PM

Location: IAS Common Ground, Ground Floor, South Wing, Wilkins Building

Please register here.

Spring Seminar Programme

Institute of Advanced Studies, South Wing, Room 11

1500-1600

 

8 February   Natasha Eaton (UCL History of Art), Meta-colour in South Asia

1 March      Natasha Cornea (Visiting Research Fellow, UCL Geography), Urban Environments and Situated Institutions: Everyday Governance in West Bengal

22 March     Manujendra Kundu (University of Delhi), Trial, Bigotry, Designs: The Hindu-Muslim Relationship and Colonial Bengali Media

 

For PDF, click here: term-2-2017-programme

Symposium, 16.9.2016: ‘Short Histories of the British Empire, 1816-1856’

While historians have often sought out big events and explosive moments, this geographically wide-ranging conference seeks to explore what short histories, individual biographies and innovative timespans can tell us about the British empire. By excluding the Napoleonic War and the Indian Revolt of 1857, we seek to move away from these large-scale, historically dominant events. Building on a vibrant field of imperial history, this conference roots itself in geographical specificities of individual imperial hubs and plays close attention the routes between the metropole and settler and sojourner British colonies.

Examining four set of key themes (rule and resistance, work and capital, movement and networks, and knowledge) this conference offers the specificities and dislocations of the local in a time of extraordinary and accelerated change. Steampower, increasing bureaucracy, the end of the slave trade and developments in warfare all contributed to a period when the British empire expanded at a swift rate.

By bringing together historians, geographers, art historians, and architects at the interdisciplinary UCL Institute of Advanced Studies, this conference will ask how approaches from disparate regions might fruitfully inform one another. Drawing attention to the ‘short’ but important events that shaped the British empire, we will propose revisionist chronologies and open up new terrains for study.

See, for further details and a programme: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/institute-of-advanced-studies/ias-events/short-histories-of-the-british-empire-1816-1856 

UCL South Asia Postgraduate Researchers’ Workshop, 8.6.2016

We are delighted that some of UCL’s postgraduate research students working on South Asia will be presenting their research next Wednesday, June 8. Our students will speak for about 15 mins each, followed by Q&A, and are organised into 4 panels reflecting some of the breadth of research on South Asia being conducted at UCL. The workshop will be held in Room 20 at the IAS between 1pm and 5.30pm with an interval for coffee and chat, and we aim to head off for drinks at the close of the workshop. We hope to see as many UCL South Asianists there as possible. A full programme with abstracts is can be downloaded by clicking the following link: PGR Workshop Schedule

Call for Papers: Postgraduate Researchers’ Workshop

The UCL Centre for the Study of South Asia and the Indian Ocean World (CSSA) brings together researchers and postgraduate students working on South Asia from across the disciplines. The Centre forms an important part of UCL’s Institute of Advanced Studies, and promotes research and teaching related to the geographical region of South Asia and its intersections with the wider world, including the South Asian diaspora.

The aim of the Postgraduate Reseachers’ Workshop is to highlight the work of students from across the disciplines at UCL whose current research focuses on South Asia, the Indian Ocean world, and their diasporas. We hope that the workshop will serve as an opportunity for the fruitful exchange of ideas with area specialists across departments, and facilitate networking and new partnerships.

Speakers will be organised into inter-disciplinary thematic clusters, will speak for up to 10-15 minutes on their work, followed by Q&A and a drinks reception. Any students who wish to present should send the title of their paper, and a description of no more than 250 words, to the organisers, Tariq Jazeel (t.jazeel@ucl.ac.uk) or Jagjeet Lally (jagjeet.lally@ucl.ac.uk), by 23 May 2016.

Weds 25th May – Dr Tanya Sengupta

Start: May 25, 2016 01:00 PM
End: May 25, 2016 02:30 PM

Location: Room 101, History Department, 23 Gordon Square.

The Institute of Advanced Studies is very pleased to host the fourth in a series of seminars organised by the Centre for the Study of South Asia and the Indian Ocean World, part of its Area Studies Re-mapped theme.

Dr Tanya Sengupta, Lecturer in Architectural History and Theory, The Bartlett School of Architecture, will be offering the second lecture this term.

**Please note the change of venue for this seminar**

Weds 11th May – ‘The Limits of East India Company Reform: Corruption, Justice and Violence in Ganjam Province, c.1800-1810’

Start: May 11, 2016 01:00 PM
End: May 11, 2016 02:30 PM

Location: IAS Seminar Room 11, First Floor, South Wing, Wilkins Building

The Institute of Advanced Studies is very pleased to host the fourth in a series of seminars organised by the Centre for the Study of South Asia and the Indian Ocean World, part of its Area Studies Re-mapped theme.

Dr Ellen Filor, JRF in the UCL IAS, will be offering the first lecture this term on ‘The Limits of East India Company Reform: Corruption, Justice and Violence in Ganjam Province, c.1800-1810’.

Weds 23rd March –

Start: March 23, 2016 01:00 PM
End: March 23, 2016 02:00 PM

Location: IAS Seminar Room 11, First Floor, South Wing, Wilkins Building

The Institute of Advanced Studies is very pleased to host the fourth in a series of seminars organised by theCentre for the Study of South Asia and the Indian Ocean World, part of its Area Studies Re-mapped theme.

Dr. Jagjeet Lally, Lecturer in the Department of History, will be offering the fourth lecture in the series, on the The Great Game and…British Burma? From Anglo-Russian Rivalry to the Imperial Security State

Weds 2nd March – Schooling and conflict- Ethnic Education and Mother Tongue Based Teaching in Myanmar

Start: Mar 02, 2016 01:00 PM
End: Mar 02, 2016 02:00 PM

Location: IAS Seminar Room 11, First Floor, South Wing, Wilkins Building

The Institute of Advanced Studies is very pleased to host another in this series of seminars organised by theCentre for the Study of South Asia and the Indian Ocean World, part of its Area Studies Re-mapped theme.

Professor Marie Lall (Institute of Education) will be talking about her recent research on Schooling and Conflict – Ethnic education and mother tongue-based teaching in Myanmar. Her talk follows the publication of a report on this project by The Asia Foundation.

All welcome and please circulate this to colleagues, postdocs and PhD students working on South Asia-related issues.

1-2pm, IAS Seminar Rm.11, Marie Lall (IoE),