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Imperialisms: 2019 CSA Graduate Workshop

The World in the Time of Cabot, 1924
April 19, 2019 - 9:30am to 5:00pm
Stanford Humanities Center, Board Room (424 Santa Teresa Street)

Open to Stanford Affiliates and SF Bay Area Scholars of South Asian Studies. RSVP requested.

Organizers: Anubha Anushree (Ph.D. Candidate in History) and Mejgan Massoumi (Ph.D. Candidate in History) 

How can we think of empires as a relevant political category in contemporary South Asia? What happens when we interrogate empire beyond the idea of territorial conquest and think about its cultural, ideological, visual, and aural manifestations? What distinguishes empires from contemporary South Asian political forms that have historically depended on being distinct and even antithetical to imperialism?  Are we witnessing the resurgence of old empires or the formation of new ones? Animated by these broad questions, this year's workshop gathers an interdisciplinary group of graduate students at all levels to examine both the present moment and continuing legacy of empire. Click here for the full concept paper.

  • Paper presentations will  run from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm. It is open only to Stanford affiliates and scholars of South Asian Studies in the SF Bay Area. Space is limited; RSVP is requested at this link
  • The workshop will conclude with a 5 p.m. keynote lecture by Professor Manu Goswami (NYU). The lecture is open to the general public; RSVP is not needed. Click here for more information.
  • Click here for the workshop website listing the event schedule, speaker bios, and further details.

The workshop is organized by Stanford Center for South Asia in collaboration with Stanford Humanities CenterDepartment of History, and Department of Anthropology.

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