Abteilungskolloquium - Wintersemester 2023-2024
During the winter semester, we will delve into a selection of contemporary insights within modern South Asian History, featuring the work of renowned scholars. Topics include Sri Lanka’s ongoing Political and Economic Crisis; Decoloniality and Dispossession in the Age of Social Media; Terror and Technicalities in the context of Delhi’s courts’ life; Contemporary Vernacular History and Discourse in Western India and (non) Subject and Frontier Jurisdictions in British India. Most of the talks are in person, in Heidelberg.
19.10.2023 | Crisis in Sri Lanka and the World: Colonial and Neoliberal Origins: Ecological and Collective Alternatives
Asoka Bandarage (California Institute of Integral Studies)
02.11.2023 | Inventing a 'Tribal' (non) Subject and Frontier Jurisdictions in British India
Reeju Ray (JSJC, O.P. Jindal Global University)
09.11.2023 | Terror and Technicalities: Looking for life in Delhi's Courts
Mayur Suresh (SOAS University of London)
16.11.2023 | Tea with a Tiger: Contemporary Vernacular History and Discourse in Western India
Deepra Dandekar (Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient)
30.11.2023 | AI, Decoloniality and Extreme Speech
Sahana Udupa (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
07.12.2023 | Partition’s Yet Another Face: The Case of Hyderabad and the Muslim Question (Online)
Afsar Mohammad (University of Pennsylvania)
08.02.2024 | The All-India Khilafat Committee in the Age of Minority Rights: An Alternative HIstory, 1917-1932"
Roy Bar Sadeh (Freie Universität Berlin)