[Nwsanet] NWSANEt Calendar 4.18.05
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NorthWest South Asia Net Calendar
Distributed by the South Asia Center
of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington
There are 11 events on this week's NorthWest South Asia Net Calendar. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise specified.
Here is a brief summary of events on the calendar. Please page down for full details.
"Somanatha: The Many Voices of A History" by Dr. Romila Thapar
TRAVELING FILM SOUTH ASIA (TFSA)
Images of India
"The Black Hole of History" by Partha Chatterjee
"Islam and Modernity: The Problem with Paradise" by Ziauddin Sardar
Islam, Asia, Modernity Conference
Pakistan as a Pivotal State by Anita M. Weiss
"The Culture of Paan in a North Indian City" by Mathew Schmalz
"Engaged Buddhism and Global Violence: Points of Contact" by Prof. Christopher Queen
"Interpretations of Early Indian History" by Romila Thapar
VISIONARIES & REVOLUTIONARIES: People Who Changed the Course of History
Jackson School Summer Seminar for Educators
The Wismer Professor at Seattle University presents a lecture by
Dr. Romila Thapar on "Somanatha: The Many Voices of A History"
Date: April 18, 2005
Location: Wyckoff Auditorium
Reception follows talk at 5:30 PM in the Casey Atrium
Event is free and open to the public.
For more information, please contact Julie Stein(jstein at seattleu.edu)/ 206-296-2144
TRAVELING FILM SOUTH ASIA (TFSA)
comes to Seattle from Kathmandu, Nepal
April 5-29th, 2005
All events at 911 Media Arts Center, 402 9th Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
$3-7 suggested donation per program
We are pleased to present the diverse and unifying package of Traveling Film South Asia (TFSA), a set of South Asian documentaries selected in Kathmandu, Nepal to travel around the world. While many of the films address political, social and economic issues, others highlight the lighter and more pleasant aspects of South Asian life and culture, presenting them in novel and entertaining ways.
Tasveer brings TFSA fused tastefully with post screening discussions, speakers, enticing South Asian food as well as dance and music performances by various Northwest based cultural groups. We are also adding a few documentaries that we believe fit the theme of this collection.
For a complete schedule visit www.tasveer.org. Call 206-779-9561 for any questions.
Traveling Film South Asia is presented by Tasveer and made possible by the generosity of Humanities Washington, Amnesty Puget Sound, and South Asia Center - UW.
Images of India
Presented by the South Asia Center in association with The India Association of Western Washington
Place: Walker Ames Room, Kane Hall, University of Washington
On Saturday April 30, 2005 from 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Delicious Snacks, coffee, tea and soft drinks will be served
Join us for a day of celebration and presentation of the following programs:
· IAWW Youth Choir
· Presentation - Research Study on how people use technology in various countries including India
· Presentation - PlanetGuru Foundation - current and future activities.
· Derek Mazzone Presentation - Popularity of Indian style dance - Bhangra and Bollywood nights at Local clubs
· Presentation of the India Association of Western Washington Scholarship
The Black Hole of History
By Partha Chatterjee Professor of Political Science, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta India
Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University
Kane Hall, Room 130 at 7pm. Admission is Free. No ticket required.
Partha Chatterjee is Professor of Political Science at the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta, India, and simultaneously Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University, U.S.A. He was a founding member of the subaltern studies group of historians. The subaltern studies collective began as a group of historians of India who felt, in the early 1980s, that Indian history was limited because it adopted a nationalist perspective. While this perspective claimed to be comprehensive the collective agued that it took the perspective of an elite, the nationalist bourgeoisie. The perspectives and voices of those outside the centres of power-peasants, workers, tribal peoples and women-were neglected. The subaltern studies collective attempted to listen to these subaltern voices and utilize the radically different ways of seeing history they represented.
Department Sponsors: Graduate School, South Asia Center, Department of History, Department of Comparative Literature, Department of Geography, Department of Anthropology
Writer, Critic, Polymath
Islam and Modernity: The Problem with Paradise
Thursday, May 05, 2005
7 pm, Kane 220
"Britain's own Muslim polymath" -The Independent ( London)
A writer, editor, broadcaster, and critical commentator on Islam, culture, and science, Ziauddin Sardar is one of the world's leading Muslim public intellectuals. Born in Pakistan, raised and educated in Britain, he is currently Visiting Professor of Postcolonial Studies at the City University, London. Editor of Futures, a journal of forecasting, planning, and futures studies, and co-editor of Third Text, a prestigious journal of arts and visual culture, Sardar is also author of more than forty books on Islam, science policy, media, postcolonial and cultural studies, travel, and autobiography. Sardar is well-known in Britain as regular contributor to New Statesman and the Independent, as well as radio and television programs. His books include the classic studies, The Future of Muslim Civilisation (1979) and Islamic Futures: the Shape of Things to Come (1985) as well as the timely explorations of contemporary U.S. politics at home and abroad, Why Do People Hate America? (2002) and American Terminator: Movies, Myths, and Global Power (2004). His recent autobiography, Desperately Seeking Paradise (2004) offers an intellectual journey into what modernity means for Muslims.
Islam, Asia, Modernity Conference
On May 5-8, 2005, the Jackson School of International Studies' Asia Centers will be holding an open conference and symposium on
Islam, Asia, Modernity at the University of Washington, Seattle campus. This exciting event will bring together preeminent scholars and public intellectuals from Asia, Europe, and the United States to share their expertise about the changing practices and politics of Asian Islam. The conference will consist of a public lecture by the cultural theorist Ziauddin Sardar, two days of panel discussions, and a pedagogy workshop for invited advanced graduate students preparing to teach about Islam in Asia.
The academic symposium examines how the changing practices and politics of Asian Islam are studied, documented, taught, and represented in the academy and the media and how these practices affect politics, society, and culture in Muslim Asia. Each panel will consist of three scholars, each of whom will present Asia and the aspects and impacts of Islamic practice there.
Registration (free) required.
For registration and all details, see www.islamasiamodernity.org
Pakistan as a Pivotal State
Speaker: Anita M. Weiss, Professor of International Studies, University of Oregon
Presented by the Jackson School of International Studies, the South Asia Center and UW Extension.
Note: This is part of a larger series which runs April 6-May 11. Full details and registration information is available at
The Culture of Paan in a North Indian City
Mathew Schmalz, Assistant Professor, Department of Religious Studies, College of the Holy Cross
3:30 PM, Thomson 317, UW Campus
Sponsored by the South Asia Center.
Colloquia Series in Comparative Religion 2004-05
Religion and Democratic Culture: Problems and Possibilities for Peace
Prof. Christopher Queen, Harvard University, "Engaged Buddhism and Global Violence: Points of Contact," 3:30 - 5 p.m. Thomson Hall 317, UW Campus.
For more information, contact the Comparative Religion Program at 206-543-4835.
Professor Emeritus of History
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Interpretations of Early Indian History
Wednesday, May 25, 2005
7 pm, Kane 110
"An historian who is indefatigable in the pursuit of knowledge and prolific in its publication, and who, is above all a devoted partisan of the truth."- citation presented by Oxford University while conferring on her an honorary doctorate of letters, 2002
Dr. Romila Thapar is one of the world's foremost experts on ancient Indian history. Thapar received her doctoral degree from London University in 1960 and returned to a newly independent India to pursue her teaching and scholarship. Her research on ancient India has evolved new ways of reading evidence from archaeology, mythology, literature, philosophy, ritual texts, folklore, and other sources. The results have yielded illuminating perspectives on contemporary India as well as new comparative and conceptual insights for historical studies more broadly. First published in 1966, Thapar's History of India, Vol.1, has been in print ever since. Thapar's subsequent books-and there are many-have secured her reputation as one of the most distinguished and productive scholars in her field. Her most recent book, Somanatha: The Many Voices of a History (2004), provides a new frame for understanding a pivotal moment in Indian history. In 2004 the U.S. Library of Congress appointed her as the first holder of the Kluge Chair in Countries and Cultures of the South. Romila Thapar is the Katz Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Humanities Spring Quarter 2005.
2005 SUMMER SEMINAR FOR EDUCATORS OF GRADES 6 AND UP
"MYSTICS, ECCENTRICS, VISIONARIES & REVOLUTIONARIES: "
People Who Changed the Course of History
June 28-29, 2005
Kane Hall, Walker-Ames RoomUniversity of Washington, Seattle campus
The outreach centers of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies invite you to attend the annual Summer Seminar for educators, June 28-29, 2005. This year's seminar, Mystics, Eccentrics, Visionaries, and Revolutionaries: People Who Changed the Course of History, will focus on individuals from around the world whose unique outlook changed the world. Scholars will present the lives of historical figures who were able to see the world in a different light and who took action to bring their vision to fruition. This two-day seminar is designed for middle school, high school, and community college educators. Come and be inspired!
Registration deadline: June 22, 2005
Registration Fee: $80, includes parking vouchers, coffee/tea, morning pastries, lunch and sixteen WA State clock hours. (You must attend the entire seminar to receive clock hours.) Please make checks payable to the "University of Washington." Special travel stipends are available for teachers coming from 75 miles away or more.
Registration validation: Registration can only be accepted by mail and must include payment in full. Visit http://jsis.artsci.washington.edu/programs/mideast/05-ss-registration-form.pdf for a registration form.
Mail forms to: Center for West European Studies, University of Washington, Box 353650, Seattle, WA
98195. Questions or inquiries, please call 206-543-1675 or contact cwes at u.washington.edu. You will receive a confirmation packet with a receipt, map, driving and parking directions, and program details.
Tsunami relief efforts: the South Asia Center has set up a list of some local organizations engaged in relief efforts for victims of the Dec. 26 tsunami in the Indian Ocean. Please visit it at http://jsis.artsci.washington.edu/programs/soasia/tsunami%20relief.htm and help out.
Associate Director & Outreach Coordinator
South Asia Center, Jackson School
Box 353650, University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: (206)543-4800; Fax(206)685-0668
South Asia Center on the Web:
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