Yi-Fu Tuan Lecture Series Presents Postcolonial Values: Nationalist Industries in Pharmaceutical Empire


This Friday, February 12, Kaushik Sunder Rajan, Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Chicago will deliver a lecture as part of the Department of Geography’s Yi-Fu Tuan Lecture series. The lecture will be held in Science Hall Rm 180 at 3:30pm.  Read more about his talk “Postcolonial Values: Nationalist Industries in Pharmaceutical Empire” on the Department of Geography’s website

Chitravina N Ravikiran: Melody, Harmony & Melharmony

Melody, Harmony and Melharmony - Ravikiran 2-12-16 - Stoughton Opea House-page-0

Friday February 12 @ 7:30pm

STOUGHTON, WI: Only a 20 minute drive from downtown Madison, come see one of the most celebrated prodigies and musicians in Carnatic (South Indian) and world music. Chitravina N. Ravikiran, one of the most inspiring ambassadors of Indian music and culture, will be performing with the Madison Bach Musicians at the historic Stoughton Opera House on Friday February 12. Tickets are $30.

Funding Available for SAFLI

In 2016-17, Boren Scholarship and Fellowship applicants have the opportunity to study Hindi or Urdu as part in the South Asian Flagship Languages Initiative (SAFLI). Boren Scholars and Fellows selected for this initiative will receive funding for intensive language study and cultural immersion, beginning with a summer 2016 domestic program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, followed by an overseas program in India. The SAFLI program is appropriate for applicants with no language proficiency, as well as those with intermediate or advanced proficiency in Hindi and/or Urdu. Visit the website for more information.

SASLI Summer 2016 Lecturer and Faculty Assistant Positions

SASLI is now accepting applications for Summer 2016 Lecturer and Faculty Assistant Positions in the following languages:

Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Malayalam, Marathi, Pashto, Sanskrit, Sinhala, Tamil, Telugu, Tibetan, and Urdu

All instructor positions will be filled based on enrollment, with Faculty Assistant positions offered only as higher enrollments dictate.  The Position Vacancy Listings with more information and instructions for applying can be found at the following links. Please note that the application process is new this year and SASLI will only be accepting applications through the online portal. Applications mailed or emailed to the office will not be considered. Apply here for the lecturer positions. For faculty assistant positions, apply here

Deadline to apply: January 10, 2016. For more information, please visit the SASLI website. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Stand with Chennai Concert

Stand with Chennai

Saaz, Madison’s largest community of Indian musicians, is organizing a FREE concert as a fundraiser to support the flood relief efforts underway in Chennai and Cuddalore. The event is scheduled for this Sunday, 13 December, 4 PM to 7 PM in Eagle Heights Community Center. It is FREE, OPEN to all, and we are accepting donations in cash or check (payable to Saaz) for the cause.

Anthropology Courses Available for 2016

Two courses may interest students searching for classes for next semester, both listed under  ANTHRO 310: The Archaeology of South Asia: Indus Civilization to Early Historic Period and The Archaeology of Trade and Technology. Both courses count towards area studies class for FLAS and credits towards certificate.

Kenoyer Anthro 310 South Asia Spring 2016

Kenoyer Anthro 310 Trade Tech Spring 2016

UW Alumnus Santosh Lamichhane Publishes Collection of Nepali Poetry


Santosh Lamichhane, 2011 graduate of the Lafollette School of Public Affairs, recently published Porridge Eaters and Gruel Drinkers, available now on Amazon. The book is a poetry collection written in Nepali, with some poems translated into English.

The book was formally released at a Nepali literary function here in Madison on September 26th at the Midvale Baptist Church.