2017 Spring Lecture Series

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2017 Spring Lecture Series

Thursday, January 19, 2017
CSA Welcome Lunch
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall

Thursday, January 26, 2017
Visions of Order and Antiquity: Palimpsets and Invention in Banaras
Madhuri Desai (Associate Professor, Art History and Asian Studies, Pennsylvania State University)
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall

Thursday, February 2, 2017
Perils of Pressure in Door-to-Door Marketing: Evidence from a Field Experiment in India
Anita Mukherjee (Assistant Professor, Michael E. Lehman Distinguished Chair for Inspired Learning in Business, UW-Madison)
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall

Thursday, February 9, 2017
Devadasi Communities in Ceylon and the Straits Settlements: Tamil Circuits of Labour and Cultural Production in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries
Davesh Soneji (Associate Professor, Department of South Asia Studies, University of Pennsylvania)
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall

Thursday, February 16, 2017
Archive Activism and Conversations about Feminism(s)
Chris Garlough (Professor, Department of Gender and Women’s Studies & Department of Folklore Studies and Director for the Center for South Asia, UW-Madison)
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall


Special Evening Lecture
Thursday, February 23, 2017
The Indus Civilization: Changing Perspectives on Ancient India
Jonathan Mark Kenoyer (Professor, Department of Anthropology, UW-Madison)
Time: 5 – 7 p.m.
Location: University Club
*This event is part of the Focus on India Initiative and takes place at a different time and location.


Thursday, March 2, 2017
Open Wound: Stories of Partition
Annu Palakunnathu Matthew (Artist, Professor of Art and Director of the URI Center for the Humanities, University of Rhode Island)
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall

Thursday, March 9, 2017
Origin and Dissemination of the Cruciform Shaped Stupas and Buddha Images with Double Haloes: A Study Based on New Discoveries from Bhamala, Taxila (Pakistan)
Abdul Hameed (Visiting PhD Scholar, Department of Anthropology, UW-Madison)
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall

Thursday, March 16, 2017
No lecture due to Spring Break

Thursday, March 23, 2017
No lecture due to Spring Break

Thursday, March 30, 2017
South Asian American Political Lives: Beyond Ethnoracial Solidarity
Sangay Mishra (Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and International Relations, Drew University)
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall
*This talk will be followed by a book signing with Dr. Mishra

Thursday, April 6, 2017
Cynthia Farid (PhD Candidate, Law School, UW-Madison)
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall

Thursday, April 13, 2017
Peace but No Quiet: Vibrations and the Making of a Hindu Soundscape
Drew Thomases (Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies, San Diego State University)
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall


Special Evening Lecture
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Panel on Ayurveda and Yoga
Anthony Cerulli (Associate Professor, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, UW-Madison)
Gudrun Buhnemann, (Professor, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, UW-Madison)
Chris Livanos ( Associate Professor, Department of Comparative Literature and Folklore Studies, UW-Madison)
Time: 5 – 7 p.m.
Location: University Club
*This event is part of the Focus on India Initiative and takes place at a different time and location.


Thursday, April 27, 2017
Social Relationships and the Production of Wellbeing: An ethnographic examination of women’s health in urban India
Claire Snell-Rood (Assistant Professor in Health and Social Behavior in the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley)
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall

Thursday, May 4, 2017
End of Semester Lunch
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.