Fall 2017 Lecture Series

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2017 Fall Lecture Series

Thursday, September 7, 2017
CSA Welcome Lunch
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall

Thursday, September 14, 2017
The Ethnic Map of Afghanistan:  Historical Origins and Political Consequences
Shah Mahmoud Hanifi (Professor, History, James Madison University)
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall

Thursday, September 21, 2017
UW-Madison Libraries’ South Asian Collections: Their Use and Their History
Todd Michelson-Ambelang (Associate Lecturer and Bibliographic Librarian, Memorial Library, UW-Madison)
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall

Thursday, September 28, 2017
What’s law got to do with it?: Mufti Kifayatullah’s Readers, Religious Knowledge, and the Urdu Public Sphere
Elizabeth Lhost (Post-doctoral Fellow, Center for the Humanities, UW-Madison)
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall

Thursday, October 12, 2017
Soulful Objects, Selfless Objects: The Nature of Figures and Images of Hindu Gods
Amy Hirtschtick (Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire)
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Clarified Commodities: Food Fights Between Politics and Economy in Interwar North India
Rachel Berger (Associate Professor, History, Concordia University)
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall

Thursday, November 9, 2017
Ultimate + Virtue = Ultimate Virtue? Tibetan Thinkers Debate the Possibility of Virtuous Ultimate Reality
Yaroslav Komarovski (Associate Professor, Classics & Religious Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall

Thursday, November 16, 2017
“Hindoo” Bodies: American Representations of Indian Medicine, Health, and Disease
Michael J. Altman (Assistant Professor, Religious Studies, University of Alabama)
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall

Thursday, November 30, 2017
Nkoyo Edoho-Eket (PhD Candidate, Asian Languages and Cultures, UW-Madison)
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall