Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
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Discussion-round on the “Problems of the Bengali language/ বাংলা ভাষার দুরবস্থা”
On Friday, 18 May 2018 from 11am-1pm in room 323, the Department of Modern South Asian Languages and Literatures is organizing a discussion-round on the “Problems of the Bengali language/ বাংলা ভাষার দুরবস্থা” (in Bengali) with Dr. Md. Maizanur Rahman Khan from Rajshahi University, Bangladesh.  All are heartily welcome.

Posted on 09 May 2018
Grants for Film Project by Jürgen Schaflechner and Sjoerd van Tuinen

Dr. Jürgen Schaflechner (Department of Modern South Asian Languages and Literatures, SAI) and Sjoerd van Tuinen (University of Rotterdam) have received a special grant from Princeton University's Fung Global Network Fund to produce a film project on the topic of the politics of resentment.

Posted on 24 Apr 2018
New Course Overview for the SoSe 2018
The new course overview for the summer semester 2018 is now online on LSF.
Posted on 10 Apr 2018
Department Brunch
We cordially invite all the students of the department of modern south asian languages and literatures to join our department bruch.

Accompanied by a buffet with coffee and snacks we'd like to start into the new semester.

Time: Monday, 16 April 2018, 10.30am

Place: INF 330, Cafeteria

Posted on 09 Apr 2018
Course: Online Communication and Religious Nationalism
Recent events such as the success of right wing politics in an atmosphere of vitriol- and anger-induced social media communication have led to critical engagement with online politics and citizen participation worldwide. But when we zoom into specific communicative practices, questions arise: does trolling work the same way everywhere? What role do South Asian languages such as Hindi, Urdu, and English play to establish ways of communicating via online platforms?

Lecturers: Max Kramer and Dr. Borain Larios
Time: Every second Monday, 11am s. t.
Place: INF 330, Room Z10
Posted on 09 Apr 2018

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