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Exploring possible futures for the humanities at Azim Premji University, Bangalore

  The HumaConf 2018 was organized by Azim Premji University (APU) at their Undergraduate Campus outside Bangalore in India from April 6th to 8th. Azim Premji University is the product of the philanthropic activities of Indian business tycoon Azim Premji. Premji is a signer of the Giving Pledge, a campaign announced by Bill Gates and … Continue reading Exploring possible futures for the humanities at Azim Premji University, Bangalore

Feminist Methodologies in Guwahati: A Workshop Diary

From April 2nd to 4th, HaB organized a workshop titled “Feminist Methodologies and Interventions” along with Cotton University in Guwahati, India. As before, in Mandalay University in Myanmar and Brown University in the USA, the workshop was conducted by Françoise Vergès and Aarti Kawlra. Cotton University is an old and venerable public educational institution. Founded … Continue reading Feminist Methodologies in Guwahati: A Workshop Diary

Event: The 31st Annual Conference of The Japanese Association for South Asian Studies

Call for Papers Date: 29-30 September 2018 Venue: The Kanazawa Theatre 6-27, Shimohondamachi, Kanazawa city, Ishikawa Pref., JAPAN, 920-0993 http://www.kagekiza.gr.jp Deadline for proposals: 10 April 2018 The Japanese Association for South Asian Studies (JASAS, http://jasas.info/en/) invites paper and panel proposals for its 31st Annual Conference. The proposals from abroad are open to non-members of JASAS. … Continue reading Event: The 31st Annual Conference of The Japanese Association for South Asian Studies

Glimpses of Day 2 of the Guwahati Workshop

The second day of the Guwahati workshop revolved around women's work and decolonizing the mind. In the first session titled "Who is caring for and cleaning the world?", the participants calculate the cumulative number of hours of invisible, unpaid labour they do everyday. The second session involved an exercise in decolonial thinking to interrogate concepts … Continue reading Glimpses of Day 2 of the Guwahati Workshop

Accidental Exiles: Burmese Stories – Part Two

During the London meeting, one of the exiles jokingly said ‘we are ရေမျောကမ်းတင်’ meaning floating objects coming to rest ashore.  A word usually reserved for the economically destitute who cannot afford to settle in one place has been reclaimed by a political exile albeit lightheartedly to depict their capricious and helpless lives.  After the meeting, … Continue reading Accidental Exiles: Burmese Stories – Part Two

Feminist Interventions and Methodologies: Custom, Law, Resistance

  Humanities across Borders (HaB) Methodologies Workshop at Cotton University, Guwahati, Assam India 2-4 April 2018 In India’s northeast, women have been perceived as being relatively more emancipated than counterparts in the rest of the country but are also often tied down by customary laws and sanctions that defy change and progress. Women who are … Continue reading Feminist Interventions and Methodologies: Custom, Law, Resistance