50th Anniversary of the SAI
January 2013: Finissage of the SAI Jubilee
The SAI Jubilee will be coming to an end in January 2013.
On this occasion we will organize a finissage – which is at the same time an opening: We are thus happy to invite you for
the opening of the exhibition at a tent
near you by Amit Madeshiya and Shirley Abraham on Wednesday, January 16th 2013 at the SAI-Foyer. [More...]
SAI Anniversary Program
We are happy to have celebrate the 50th anniversary of the South Asia Institute (SAI) at Heidelberg University in 2012. During the entire year 2012 the SAI organized and presented – both in Heidelberg and in South Asia – single events, a central week of celebration in May, lecture series and special programs on single topics and countries of South Asia. The jubilee’s heading was: The South Asia Institute: 50 Years of Looking Ahead. Have a look at the program.
Lecture Series In 50 Fragen durch Südasien, with a series of short lectures (30 minutes including Q&A) the SAI offers its expertise on South Asia to the general German speaking public in Heidelberg. [More in German]
Opening Heidelberg Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner – Leidenschaft Leben über 8000 (Lecture, January 2012) Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner, one of the best mountaineer worldwide, reports on her tours in the Himalaya. [More in German]
Sri Lanka The Future of Social Science Research in Sri Lanka (Conference, February/March 2012). Before the war Sri Lanka had intensive research relations with the SAI. This conference is an incentive as to develop new options for further academic collaborations. [More...]
Nepal "New Light on the Historiography of Nepal: The 'Wright Chronicle' reconsidered" (Joint talk, March 2012) on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Kathmandu Branch Office of the South Asia Institute and 50th anniversary of the South Asia Institute [More...]
India Between Global Aspirations and Local Realities: India’s Cities in Interdisciplinary Perspective (Conference New Delhi, March 2012). For the first time all chairholder of the South Asia Insitute join into one conference. Together with eminent Indian colleagues they discuss in New Delhi new developments in urban study and city research. [More...]
The third annual Y-SASM (Young South Asian Scholars Meet) workshop will be hosted by the South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University and will take place from the 14th to 16th June 2012. This year’s theme is 'Beyond the Metropolis - Implications of Urbanisation in Towns and Small Cities in South Asia'. [More...]
Exhibition Architektur und Ritual. Tempel, Stupas und Klöster im Kathmandu Tal, drawings from the Niels Gutschow collection exhibited in the Völkerkundemuseum Heidelberg. In a ceremonial setting the exhibition will be opened on 21 June 2012 [More in German]
International symposium titled, Power Politics and Maritime Governance in the Indian Ocean (July 2012) will take place at the Internationales Wissenschaftsforum Heidelberg (IWH) on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of July, 2012 [More...]