In the ongoing term we will have a series of lectures by emminent guests and interim professors of the SAI in the research colloquium.
The series will start on Tuesday, November 10th with a methodological talk by the historian and current Iqbal-Fellow Prof. Dr. Sayed Wiquar Ali Shah entitled Personal Interviews as a Source of Oral History. Three weeks later on December 1st Prof. Harihar Bhattacharyya will give an introduction into Federalism and Ethnic Identity in India, Recent Trends. Prof. Bhattacharyya is a professor in political science at University of Burdwan, West Bengal, and is guest professor in the department for political science South Asia.
The new year starts with a lecture by PD Dr. Beatrix Hauser, who serves as interim professor for Professor Sax in the current semester and in addition took over the burden of organizing the research colloquium. She will deliver a talk on Shoeing, Gandhigiri and the Burning of Effigies: Reflections on the Transcultural Flow and Interpretation of Political Performances. The last talk in the colloquium will be held by Prof. Dr. Monika Kirloskar-Steinbach, who serves as guest professor in the history department. On February 2nd 2010 Prof. Kirloskar-Steinbach tackles the question Kann es eine indische Menschenrechtsbegründung geben?
All lectures start at 17h and will be held in room 317. For the discussion thereafter we will convene in the Cafeteria. All colleagues and students of the SAI are welcome.