Past events

Mahasweta Devi’s act of writing and relation building, or on the angry political subject

5 December 2012 (All day)
King’s College London

Alessandra Marino speaks at  "Emotion, Affect and Value: A Workshop on Feminist Methodologies" on Wednesday 5th December 2012 at King's College, London.

RINDAS Seminar

2 December 2012
Omiya Campus, Ryukoku University, Kyoto
Aya Ikegame speaks on 'Guru's court: changing rural society in India'.
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KINDAS2, Contemporary Anthropology of India Seminar

27 November 2012 (All day)
Seminar Room 2, Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University

Aya Ikegame speaks on 'Sovereignty after Orientalism: devotee-citizens in the guru's court'.

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Social transformations and Democracy in contemporary India

23 November 2012 (All day) - 24 November 2012 (All day)
Kyoto University, Japan
Aya Ikegame speaks at the first session and will give a comment on 'Towards a diversified society without disparity - genealogies of Indian th


The Second Symposium: Deorientalizing Citizenship?

12 November 2012 - 13 November 2012
Goodenough College, London

Our Second Symposium Deorientalizing citizenship? Experiments in political subjectivity has taken place on 12-13 November 2012 at the Goodenough College in London. The symposium was organised by the Oecumene: Citizenship after orientalism research project.

Thinking about 'citizenship after orientalism' involves addressing two theoretical issues. Firstly, what do we understand by orientalism thirty years after Edward Said's seminal investigation? How can orientalism be re-articulated beyond its cultural or representational forms? Secondly, what do we mean by citizenship as a possible mode of political subjectivity? Is any articulation of political subjectivity which enacts a claim to rights, or to the right to claim rights, to be understood as citizenship?

Keynote speakers Saba Mahmood (University of California, Berkeley) and Walter Mignolo (Duke University) together with a selection of panelists addressed these questions from multi-disciplinary perspectives.

Navaratri in South Asia

8 November 2012 (All day) - 9 November 2012 (All day)
Heidelberg University

Aya Ikegame speaks on 9 November 2012 at the workshop 'Navaratri in South Asia: Transformation, Innovation and Regional Varieties' at Heidelberg University.

Her talk is entitled 'Ritual competition. British officers in the Dasara celebrations in colonial Mysore'.

Changing Cultural Conceptions of the National: Facing up to the Challenges of Contemporary Migration in Spain and Portugal

1 November 2012 (All day) - 4 November 2012 (All day)
University of Mainz

Iker Barbero speaks at this year's conference on 'Changing Cultural Conceptions of the National: Facing up to the Challenges of Contemporary Migration in Spain and Portugal' held at the University of Mainz on 1-4 November 2012. He presents his paper on 'Historia contemporánea de la alteridad en el Derecho de extranjería español' on Saturday 3 November.

Book launch: 'Princely India Re-imagined' and 'The Guru in South Asia'

25 October 2012
Royal Asiatic Society, 14 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HD

This is event is open to all. Places are limited, please email if you would like to attend.

Speakers: Dr Aya Ikegame (The Open University), Dr Jacob Copeman (University of Edinburgh), Professor Anthony Good (University of Edinburgh).

1st International Conference: Thinking Queer from and in Latin America

25 October 2012 (All day) - 27 October 2012 (All day)

Leticia Sabsay gives a keynote lecture at the 1st International Conference: Thinking Queer from and in Latin America to be held on 25-27 October 2012 at the Facultad Lationamericana de Ciencias Sociales -FLACSO- Ecuador, Universidad San Francisco de Quito.

Engin Isin in Utrecht: Citizens without Frontiers

9 September 2012 (All day) - 13 September 2012 (All day)
The Centre for the Humanities, Utrecht

The Centre for the Humanities Utrecht is proud to open the academic year with a week-long event on Citizenship.

Oecumene: Citizenship after Orientalism is funded by an European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant (Institutions, values, beliefs and behaviour ERC-AG-SH2).

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