Friday, 17 May 2013
Open to all. Refreshments provided.
When? Sat 15 June 2013 | 14:00 to 15:00
Where? Seminar Room, Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1RB
Free, but advanced booking recommended. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place.
Friday, 10 May 2013
Just a short post to introduce you to the blog, Scholars without Borders, http://swblogs.blogspot.co.uk/ . I have added a link to it in our Blog List (scroll down and it is on the right hand side of this post).
Scholars without Borders is a blog written by a group of academics based at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, who are keen to promote academic books published in India to a wider audience. It provides timely posts on new books, but also on journals, documentaries and reports.
Monday, 6 May 2013
Bichitra, (http://bichitra.jdvu.ac.in/index.php) an online variorum of the works of Rabindranath Tagore, will be launched on 8 May 2013. According to Abhijit Gupta, Associate Professor of English, Jadavpur University, and Director, Jadavpur University Press, it is the largest integrated site on any author, containing nearly all of his writings in Bengali and English, in all their versions, from manuscript to print, comprising 47,520 pages of manuscript and 91,637 pages of print. Other features of the website include text files of every version of each of Tagore's works, a unique collation software (the first in Indic script), a search engine that helps locate any word or phrase used in his works, a checklist of all Tagore's manuscripts and a comprehensive bibliography of Tagore's works. The website can be navigated in three languages--English, Bengali and Hindi. The project was executed in two years by the School of Cultural Texts and Records, Jadavpur University, and was led by Sukanta Chaudhuri, emeritus professor at Jadavpur University.
Friday, 3 May 2013
Thursday, 25 April 2013
The British Academy is running a series of events to explore the current state and continuing importance of South Asian Studies in the UK. The series opened with a lively roundtable discussion about the present state of the academic study of South Asian Studies in the UK and included an interdisciplinary conference on Space and Spatiality in South Asia (see http://www.britac.ac.uk/intl/Space_and_Spatiality_in_South_Asia_Conference.cfm).
As the third of these events, Why South Asia?draws upon debates in the two earlier events to assess the wider relevance and value of South Asian Studies today. It looks beyond the South Asian Studies ‘community’ in the UK to seek to examine what on-going interest in the South Asia region means to a wider constituency of ‘users’ -- in government and NGOs, in research institutions, publishing and the media. It explores the relevance of the concept of South Asia to the social sciences and to issues of policy and engagement in the UK, and asks what can be gained from the study of South Asia elsewhere in Europe and experience and in South Asia itself. Speakers include Jo Beall from the British Council; Amita Batra from Jawaharlal Nehru University; Gita Dharampal-Frick from Heidelberg University; Lucy Rhymer of Cambridge University Press; Nira Wickramasinghe from Leiden University; and Penny Brook of the British Library. The provisional programme is set out below.
The conference is free and open to the public but places will be limited and prior registration is, therefore, essential. Please circulate details among your contacts. To register, or for further information, please email Debbie Soothill at email@example.com.
Dr. Debbie Soothill
International Senior Policy Adviser
The British Academy
10-11 Carlton House Terrace
London SW1Y 5AH, UK
Tel: +44 (0)20 7969 5276
Tuesday, 2 April 2013
"Le Centre d’Études de l’Inde et de l’Asie du Sud (CEIAS), Paris, is organising a seminar on the theme of contemporary amateur filmmaking in India as part of its research programme ’Cultural industries, artistic and literary Indian scenes’. The seminar, titled “An intimate craft of national memory: amateur filmmaking in post-colonial India” will be presented by Annamaria Motrescu-Mayes (CSAS, University of Cambridge) on Thursday 4th April 2013.
For details, see CEIAS poster: http://ceias.ehess.fr/docannexe.php?id=2030
Thursday, 28 March 2013
Wednesday, 27 March 2013
|Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, Norwich. |
Image copyright of University of East Anglia.
|The SADACC Trust, Norwich|
The next talk in the main Royal Asiatic Society lecture series will be 'African Soldiers, Governors, Nawabs and Cultural Brokers in South Asia' by Dr Shihan de Silva from the Institute of Commonwealth Studies. It will take place on Thursday 11th April at 6pm followed by a Q and A session and a drinks reception.
Following that on Wednesday 17th April at 6.30pm the RAS Student Lecture Series, Dhara D. Anjaria will talk on 'Marginalised Colonials? Non-British European Powers in India vis-a-vis the British'.
Both the lectures are free and open for all. Further information about the speakers and topics will be posted on the Royal Asiatic Society Blog , alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0207 388 4539. For directions to the Society visit the Royal Asiatic Society website.
Tuesday, 26 February 2013
. The information here complements the exhibition book by J. P. Losty and curator of the exhibition, Malini Roy, which is also a very informative and beautifully presented read.
If you were unable to make it to the SAALG conference we can highly recommend the British Library's Mughal Study Day which is being held on Saturday 9th March, which also includes a visit to the exhibition. For the full program and booking information click here.
SAALG is incredibly grateful to the British Library for hosting our conference and enabling those who attended to learn more about and engage with the sumptuous world of the Mughals. More blog posts will follow here summarizing the SAALG talks and highlighting related pieces from the exhibition, but if you can make a visit to see it in person before April please don't miss out.
With thanks to the British Library Press and Policy office for providing content and images http://pressandpolicy.bl.uk/
Saturday, 16 February 2013
The SOAS Subject Librarians' blog conveys library news relating to the regions, tips on new resources, links to useful web sites and more. Recent South Asian post have described the 15th Asian Film Festival taking place in London, 7-17 March 2013; William Dalrymple discussing his new book, Return of a King; and a SOAS exhibition on a Tamil community in North London, which runs until 23 March 2013.
Wednesday, 6 February 2013
CRASSH, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Rd., Cambridge, CB3 9DT
To find out more see http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/2379/
Monday, 4 February 2013
|Chined Kulan boats, Botel Tobago (Leach, 1936-1937). King's College Library, Cambridge (ERL/4/15)|
To see these and other highlights from King's College archives, please visit http://www.kings.cam.ac.uk/archive-centre/archive-month/.
Monday, 28 January 2013
A new issue of the SEALG Newsletter is available to download from the SEALG homepage http://www.sealg.org
It contains some of the fabulously illustrated papers which were presented at the 87th SAALG Conference / SEALG Annual Meeting 2012, including “Cartoons and propaganda from North Vietnam during the early stage of the Vietnam War” by Dr Sud Chonchirdsin, “Operation ‘Nip-Off’: some aspects of the repatriation of Japanese troops from South East Asia at the end of the Second World War in the Far East” by Dr Sue Sutton, “Ancient Buddhist Monasteries in Burma” by San San May, and “Islam, Trade and Politics across the Indian Ocean” by Dr Annabel Gallop.
SEALG has also launched a blog, which you can elect to follow by email, or RSS feed: http://southeastasianlibrarygroup.wordpress.com/
It will contain regular updates about SEALG activities, annual meetings, events, conferences, exhibitions, developments in SEA librarianship and news from partner organisations.
To post information on the blog, contact Jana Igunma at the British Library or Doris Jedamski at Universiteit Leiden.